Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Carey Melcher
Carey Melcher Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years
Entered in 1966. Became a communications specialist with the Army Security Agency in the Pentagon: Went on to Okinawa, Vietnam, a few stateside assignment where I went to intelligence schools and back to Japan for five years; Spent time with secret service and worked for military intelligence, National Security Agency, cia, and defence intelligence agency for several years. Retired after 21 years, a total of nearly 15 years overseas.
Chris Strong
Chris Strong Class of 2001
Coast Guard, 4 Years
Served in the United States Marine Corps 2003-2007. 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Combat Service Support Battalion 1, 2nd Recon Battalion, Combat Logistics Battalion 5. Two Combat tours to Fallujah Iraq. Operation Phantom Fury 2004- 2005, Opperation Iraqi Freedom 2/5 2006/2007. Honorably discharged as a Sergeant from Camp Pendleton, California.
Curtis Lillquist
Curtis Lillquist Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years
Boot Camp Orlando FL, Nuclear Field A School Orlando FL, Nuclear Power School Orlando FL, Nuclear Power Training Unit Arco ID, USS Gurnard SSN-662 San Diego, NMCB-18 Ft Lewis, COMFLEACT Chinhae Korea, PHIB CB-1 San Diego
Dale C. Gibson
Dale C. Gibson Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years
Hospitalman - Specialized Neuro-Psychiatric Technician. 8 weeks Boot Camp San Diego; 16 weeks Hospital Corps School San Diego; 16 weeks Neuro-Psychiatric Technician School Oakland Naval Hospital; 2 years Oakland Naval Hospital; 3 1/2 mos. aboard the USS Carter Hall (LSD-3) Long Beach, Calif.; 1 yr. aboard the USS Tripoli (LPH-10) San Diego, Calif.
Dan Darwood
Dan Darwood Class of 1965
Coast Guard, 4 Years
EM3 Loran C station Port Clarence Alaska Cape Disappointment Life Boat Station Illwaco, WA Coast Guard Cutter Wachusett Seattle, WA Coast Guard Cutter White Bush Astoria, OR
David Hooyer
David Hooyer Class of 1959
Air Force, 20+ Years
Pilot for all twenty years. Served in Vietnam and SouthEast Asia for a total of almost 9 years.
Ernesto Sanchez
Ernesto Sanchez Class of 2001
Army, 4 Years
Served from june 2002 to June 2006. Basic Training at Fort Knox, KY. Assigned to Field Artillery in Baumholder, Germany. Where he was deployed to Iraq for 15 Months.
Frank P. Leuck
Frank P. Leuck Class of 1958
Air Force, 20+ Years
Commissioned in 1960. Was both a navigator and pilot. Saw combat in Sotheast Asia in 1971. Held key staff positions in several major commands and commanded several units. Retired in 1982 as a colonel.
Gayle E. Sorlien
Gayle E. Sorlien Class of 1976
Army, 7 Years
SSG/E6, Signal Corps, TAC COMM SYS OP/MECH 31V and Field Radio Repairer 31E, 2 Good Conduct Medals, M-16 Rifle Expert, Army Service Ribbon, NCO Professional Development (8th Inf Division, Baumholder Germany), Leadership Development Course, Women's Army Corps, 7 years of active duty and three years in Individual Ready Reserve
Greg Brose
Greg Brose Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired September 1991 at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
James M Batey
James M Batey Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Ten years active Marine Corps, seven years SC Army National Guard, four years US Air Force Reserve.
Jim Manly
Jim Manly Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years
Basic in California and on to Special Forces at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
Jim Valdez
Jim Valdez Class of 1993
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Anti-Tank Assualt, School of Infantry Instructor for Machine Guns, and every aspect of the Infantry training for entry-level Marines. Honorably Discharged as an E-5.
Joe Huntwork
Joe Huntwork Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years
Served for over 20 years with multiple overseas deployements. Recently retired as a Sergeant First Class and is now living in Elk Washington with his Quincy highschool sweetheart Marisol.
John B. Sorlien
John B. Sorlien Class of 1969
Navy, 8 Years
PN1/E6, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal (w/three stars), Vietnam Campaign Medal (w/devices), 2 Good Conduct Medals, Noel Davis Trophy (01 Oct 78 - 31 Dec 80, VAW-80), .45 Service Pistal Sharp Shooter, USS Kansas City (AOR-3), USS Pluck (MSO 464)
Jordan Ornelas
Jordan Ornelas Class of 2003
Air Force, 7 Years
AIR FORCE PILOT - 1st Lieutenant Air Force Pilot Training GRAD - April 2009 Air Force Academy GRAD - May 2007
Marlon Romero
Marlon Romero Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 11 Years
Ssgt.Romero has deployed twice to iraq and earlier in his career deployed to multiple countries in the middle east, asia and just about every country in between. He is currently station in california with his wife Dionne and their son Evan.
Michael Tritle
Michael Tritle Class of 1970
National Guard, 20+ Years
member of 1161st Trans Company; station in Ephrata, Washington
mike alwine
mike alwine Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years
4 tours Vietnam and various ship and shore commands
roger w. patton
roger w. patton Class of 1963
Army, 8 Years
1968 ROTC graduate from Oregon State University, officer U.S. Army Reserve 1968-76

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Dedication of HS Gym to Woody!

Quincy High School Gymnasium Court to be dedicated to Coach Bob "Woody" Woodworth - Dec. 22nd!

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