Riverside High School Alumni

Painesville Township, Ohio (OH)

Military Alumni

Military High School 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

Brian R. Peterson
Brian R. Peterson
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 13 Years

Major - US Marines
OSU Grad
Pilot - CH46 Sea Knight Helicopter
One tour of duty - Afghanistan
Two tours of duty - Iraq
Bronze Star-Combat in Iraq in 2003
Charles Celizic
Charles Celizic
Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Sgt. 1st Marine Air Wing
Christopher Blakeslee
Christopher Blakeslee
Class of 1991
Army, 10 Years

Iraq Freedom war vet and OIF III, M1A1 Tank gunner.
Dannette (Martin) Grant
Dannette (Martin) Grant
Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 8 Years

44/21/0121 August 1990 - January 1998
David Frecker
David Frecker
Class of 1974
Army, 4 Years

US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. I served as an JAG in the Military District of Washington (MDW) during Desert Storm. I received an Honorable Discharge with the rank of Major.
David S Neroda
David S Neroda
Class of 1958
National Guard, 17 Years

Served in OH National Guard in Armored Cavalry Unit. Served in AZ National Guard in Infantry, Military Police and Headquarters Units. Employed by AZ USP&FO as Computer Systems Analyst. Recipient of Meritorius Service Medal. Retired as CW-3.
David S Neroda
David S Neroda
Class of 1958
Army, 17 Years

Served in OH and AZ Army National Guard in Armored Cavalry, Infantry, Military Police, Quartermaster and Headquarters units. Served on numerous active duty tours in at the Pentagon and National Guard Bureau in Washington, DC, VA, KY, and CA. Awarded the Meritorius Service Medal. Retired as Chief Warrant Officer 3.
Don Beech
Don Beech
Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years

Served from 1966-1970 with two tours in Vietnam about the USS Valley Forge LPH-8 Amphibious Assault carrier. Rated ET2.
Donald R Smolinski
Donald R Smolinski
Class of 1969
Army, 30 Years

Commissioned in 1973. Active duty, 1973-76; Retired from Reserves, 2005 as Colonel.
Douglas Fuhrer
Douglas Fuhrer
Class of 1988
Air Force, 20+ Years

Combat Search and Rescue/Special Operations
"These things we do that others may live"
Gail H. Skinner
Gail H. Skinner
Class of 1962
Navy, 5 Years

I served from July, 1965 to July, 1970. I had duty assignments on three ships:

U.S.S. Diachenko APD-123 [Oct. 1965 to May 1966]
U.S.S. Isbell DD-869 [Dec 1966 to Feb 1969]
U.S.S. Blue DD-744 [Feb 1969 to June 1970]

While on the three ships, I made several cruises to Vietnam and was part of various operations there.
george h. wise
george h. wise
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

served 1968-1971 viet nam 1968-1969
Harry Shoaf
Harry Shoaf
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Served doing the Vietnam era.
Jim Replogle
Jim Replogle
Class of 1986
Army Reserves, 8 Years

MP...highlights? Trip to Central America resultant of Oliver North's fun events
Kevin Nasky
Kevin Nasky
Class of 1989
Navy, 10 Years

I first served in the Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer from 1989 to 1995 when I was honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant. After college and upon matriculation to medical school I accepted a Navy Scholarship and was commissioned an Ensign in the US Navy. After graduation in 2005 I was advanced to Lieutenant and began serving on active duty as a resident at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth Virginia, where I will graduate in July 2009. My tentative orders are to remain at NMC Portsmouth as a Staff Psychiatrist, but expect to deploy later this year.
Larry D. Johnson
Larry D. Johnson
Class of 1969
Navy, 6 Years

served from 1971 - 1977
Larry G Waterman
Larry G Waterman
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

I served 20 years
In the US Army and retired out as an E-7 SFC. I served
From March,1973-March,1993 and retired from active duty.
I was a Nuclear Weapons technician,and travelled
Extensively Overseas,stationed in Korea,Turkey,Germany
Among many others.
Lois (Lilly) Widner
Lois (Lilly) Widner
Class of 1968
Army, 4 Years

E6. Served at Ft. Benning, WRAMC
Michael O'Neal
Michael O'Neal
Class of 1971
Navy Reserves, 25 Years

Served on USS TRUETT (FF1095) Surface Warfare Officer changed to Engineering Duty Officer retired as a CAPT
R. Richard Peterson
R. Richard Peterson
Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years

Served 4 years in USAF from 1963-1967, including 1 year in Bangkok, Thailand in combat support for Vietmam operations.
Rich Libby
Rich Libby
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

Spent the majority of my career in Florida (Mayport, Jacksonville and Pensacola). Was assigned to USS KOELSCH (DE 1049) and then to three differant Helicopter Squadrons. I retired at my last duty station - The Pentagon in 1994 at the rank of Senior Chief Yeoman (YNCS) (E-8) Am a qualified Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist.
Robert B. Schmidt
Robert B. Schmidt
Class of 1959
Navy, 6 Years

I was in Naval Aviation. I was assigned to V4 Division, USS Kitty Hawk, an aircraft carrier in 1961. I was part of the original crew, termed Plank owners. I was transferred to VF141, a fighter squadron and made the first WestPac cruise onboard the USS Constellation. I was discharged in 1966. In 1979 I enlisted in the Coast Guard Reserve. I served until 1995 and retired as a Lieutenant Commander.
Sarah A. Light
Sarah A. Light
Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years

I served in the Navy first, left for basic training October 7, 1987. Got out then joined Air Force 1998, retiring in 2009
Scott McNeill
Scott McNeill
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

1973 - 1977: USS MACDONOUGH DDG-39 homeported in Charleston, SC. 1984 - 2000: USS DUBUQUE in Sasebo, Japan. USS SAN BERNARDINO in Sasebo, Japan. Naval Communications Detachment, Okinawa, Japan. Naval Telecommunication Station, Sasebo, Japan. NCTAMS PAC Hawaii. Retired May 1, 2000.
William C. Lawrence
William C. Lawrence
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Sergeant Major (ret) U.S. Army Medical Dept. with 25 years, serving under 7 Presidents, 5 conflicts, 2 downsizes; four years in Asia, two years in Europe; Operation Restore Hope, Mogasdishu, Somalia, East Africa. Legion of Merit, 5 Commendations, Achievement Medal, Expeditionary Force with 2 Bronze Stars. See Facebook for my travels.

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Riverside High School Classmates

Kimberly Vavpetic
Class of '91

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Our Riverside High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Riverside High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Painesville Township are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!