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

Allen J Conover Jr
Allen J Conover Jr Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years
Served as a Combat Engineer and in Special Operations.
Camillo DeSantis
Camillo DeSantis Class of 1973
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
Dale Seigler
Dale Seigler Class of 1982
Air Force, 15 Years
Served in the Army from 1983-1991. I am currently in the Air Force
GARY MEAD JR Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years
Served as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Operations Noncommissioned Officer. Went to war with Iraq in 1990-91.
gary york
gary york Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years
George Hidy
George Hidy Class of 1976
Air Force, 4 Years
Missile Combat Crew - Whiteman AFB Missouri, served 1980 - 1984
George Moore
George Moore Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years
C-141A pilot, Mil. Alft. Cmnd. Hq. and JCS staff assignments and NATO reinforcement assignments at Lindsey AS, GE and RAF Mildenhall, UK. Retired after a 25 yr career.
John N. MacKay
John N. MacKay Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years
AT-2, serving VXE-6 - the Antarctic Squadron
John Wade
John Wade Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years
Gunners Mate (Guns) Fixed, Cleaned and shot all types of weapons and associated equipment.
Laurence McCann
Laurence McCann Class of 1976
Navy, 8 Years
Opticalman 2nd class From 1976-1984. Went to boot camp at Great Lakes Nave Training Center. After Boot Camp I was back at Great Lakes for Opticalman class a school. Then I was sent to the USS Sierra AD18 in Charleston S.C.. In 1980 I was sent to Lowery AFB for more schooling this time in the field of metrology. Then on to the USS Fulton AS11 in New London, Connecticut. till 1984.
Leslie Fitch
Leslie Fitch Class of 1976
National Guard, 16 Years
Active Duty Army National Guard still serving
Mike Maziarz
Mike Maziarz Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years
Nelson Stephen Hallmark
Nelson Stephen Hallmark Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years
2nd Lt to CAPT US Army 1966-68; Bronze Star for Vietnam Service as strategic intelligence officer; Army Commendation Medal for service as instructor-Deputy Chief, Order of Battle, US Army Intelligence School
Orlando J. Illi Jr
Orlando J. Illi Jr Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
US Army (PFC to LTC) (1977 - 97) Veteran of Operation Just Casue and Desert 1 Curently still serving as a Army Civilan (GS-15)
Orlando J. Illi Jr
Orlando J. Illi Jr Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
US Army (PFC to LTC) (1977 - 97) Veteran of Operation Just Casue and Desert 1 Curently still serving as a Army Civilan (GS-15)
Orlando J. Illi, Jr
Orlando J. Illi, Jr Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
Entered Army in 1976 as PFC. Served in both Desert Storm, Just Cause, Retired as LTC on Faculty of Defense Acquisition University in 1997. Spent next 14 years as a GS-15 as a Deputy Product Manager for Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4)
Richard Goodwin
Richard Goodwin Class of 1943
Army, 2 Years
Survey section, radio section. European theatre. German translator for German interrogation. January, 1943 - October, 1945 Photo later.
Robert Blair
Robert Blair Class of 1961
Air Force, 8 Years
Texas, Mississippi, New York, Nebraska, Alaska and New Jersey. Ground communications tech. ( radio and television)
Roburt A. Coates
Roburt A. Coates Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years
Enlisted in 76, enjoyed a career in aircraft maintenance and subsequently crash investigation. Retired 1 Oct 2000 after 24 great years!
Ronald E Schuler
Ronald E Schuler Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired MSgt USAF IN 1987..served as Inventory Mgt Spec and AF Recruiter/Supv Stationed in Lackland AFB, Lowry AFB, Dover AFB, Cam Rahn Bay Vietnam, Myrtle Beach AFB, Sembach AB Germany, Torrejon AB Spain, Minot AFB, Hancock Fld, McGuire AFB

Classmates Spotlight

Rome Free Academy High School Classmates

Anthony Tardugno
Class of '91

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