Ross High School Alumni

Hamilton, 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

Billy J. Stewart
Billy J. Stewart
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Accounting & Finance Technician
Brian Kelly Frawley
Brian Kelly Frawley
Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served 4 years in USMC was in Comm
Chris Nicol
Chris Nicol
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Officer Candidate School, Naval Nuclear Power Training, Submarine Officer Basic Course, USS Alaska (SSBN732), Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit Idaho, Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit 102, Commander Submarine Squadron 7 Staff, Alaskan Command Staff, Commander Pacific Fleet Staff. Currently serving as CAPT in Reserves.
Chuck Boggs
Chuck Boggs
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

June 23,1969 to 31 July 1991. Attained Rank of E-8, Traveled the world.
Craig Ledford
Craig Ledford
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

UH-1F Helicopter Crew Chief (E4).
Daniel E. Flynn
Daniel E. Flynn
Class of 1983
Army, 6 Years

Combat Medic in the 82nd ABN Div.
Received an additional skill identifier 91b2p - Physical Therapy Assistant
David Sohmer
David Sohmer
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

Served primarily in the submarine service. Served aboard USS Florida, USS Pennsylvania, USS Louisiana and others. Awarded 2 Navy Commendation Medals. Retired.
diedrichs david
diedrichs david
Class of 2008
Navy, 4 Years

Currently in the united states navy as a aviation boatswain mate 3rd class petty officer
Dwayne taylor
Dwayne taylor
Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years

Served in operations Just Cause, Desert Storm, Anaconda with 5th Special Operations Group.
Erin Herald
Erin Herald
Class of 2001
Army, 5 Years

Still serving as an EOD Tech.
Eugene Williams, Jr
Eugene Williams, Jr
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Texas-Scotland-Turkey
USAF Security Service
Gary Lee Wyrick
Gary Lee Wyrick
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

US ARMY INFANTRY
101st Airborne,82Airborne,193 Infantry,2 ID Infantry,4th Infantry,194 Infantry,3BN 15th Infantry Infantry,Ft Knox Armor School Weapons Instructor. Retired, CIB,Air Assult,CIB,Meritorious Service Medal,Bronze Star,Humaitarian Service Medal.
George J Reiter
George J Reiter
Class of 1967
Army, 6 Years

ARMY AIRBORNE-Korea 67-69...honor guard for president Eisenhower--served with the Big Red 1, also 82d airborne division--E-5
Heather Heyob
Heather Heyob
Class of 2003
Navy, 1 Years

I am now an Ensign in the United States Navy with less than 1 year of service. I will be stationed in Norfolk, VA
herrmann karl grafner
herrmann karl grafner
Class of 1951
Air Force, 20+ Years

retired master sargent served in korea,vietnam and was presented the bronze star for duy in vietnam. was an instructor on jet engines and other aircraft systems. taught ground crews and pilots. retired 1971 at norton afb,ca.
Jack Anthony Johnson
Jack Anthony Johnson
Class of 1994
Army, 4 Years

Served in the US army, and was in Iraq, Baghdad, and in Boznia.
James Sprague
James Sprague
Class of 1995
Army, 8 Years

Is an active duty Military Policeman who has served for 8 years, having been stationed at Fort Leavenworth, KS; Fort Knox, KY; Fort Lewis, WA; and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Jeffrey Johnson
Jeffrey Johnson
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Jet Engine Technician - 1969-72
Personnel Technician - 1972-1991
JERRY RATLIFF
JERRY RATLIFF
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 6 Years

INFANTRY
Jodell "Reynolds" Lepley - lepleyontheweb.com
Jodell "Reynolds" Lepley - lepleyontheweb.com
Class of 1994
Air Force, 8 Years

Currently enlisted working in the Civil Engineering Squadron based in England... also served in Omaha, NE, Sicily, Honolulu, HI, UAE and South Korea.
Johnnie Swick
Johnnie Swick
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

years Army, 1 year Vietnam 1966. Later Joined Air Force, retired CMS
Joseph A. McElfresh
Joseph A. McElfresh
Class of 2005
Army, 3 Years

United States Army
1 Combat Tour - Afghanistan
Judy (Knapp) Buchanan
Judy (Knapp) Buchanan
Class of 1982
Army, 2 Years

Served in Hanau Germany as Supply clerk. That is where I met my husband.
Kevin Dye
Kevin Dye
Class of 1983
Air Force, 9 Years

a little of this and a lot of that...
Lana (Papet) Kuhr
Lana (Papet) Kuhr
Class of 1975
Air Force, 3 Years

USAF Law Enfrocement
Larry Dale Patton Sr.
Larry Dale Patton Sr.
Class of 1966
Army, 4 Years

Vietnam veteran. Received Purple Heart as a result of his acts of bravery.
Luther White
Luther White
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served with the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Division from Camp Lejeune, N.C. from 1978-1982.
Marion Lee “monk” Moore
Marion Lee “monk” Moore
Class of 1956
Air Force, 4 Years

Sports writer for Stars and Stripes and Far East Television Net
Michael Burress
Michael Burress
Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired chief petty officer and military linguist with over 4,000 flight hours in the Navy's EP-3E aircraft. Highly decorated Desert Storm veteran. Military language instructor. There's more but that's all I can think of right now.
Michael Joseph McQueary
Michael Joseph McQueary
Class of 1967
Air Force, 18 Years

B52 /C135 Crew Chief , NCOIC Civil Engineers Production Control Unit. Served 18.5 yrs. Michigan, California, Sicily, & Indiana.
Nicholas Dominic Josshua Sr
Nicholas Dominic Josshua Sr
Class of 1996
Navy, 22 Years

Chief Culinary Specialist (E7)
Served on the following platforms:
USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN69)
ETD Kaneohe Hawaii
USS Chaffee (DDG90)
USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44)
USS San Antonio (LPD 17)
USNS Comfort
Shore Commands
Naval Station Norfolk 2x
Naval Station Pearl Harbor
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth- Last CMD
I have been blessed to meet at least one service member from all 50 states and US territories. I have been to every continent except the two A's (Australia and Antarctica).
Richard L. Day
Richard L. Day
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Basic Training Ft. Jackson 1983
Redstone Arsenal, Al 1983-1984/1991-1993
Ft. Sill, Ok 1984-1987
Neu Ulm, Germany 1988-1991
Full time National Guard, present
Sam Collins/shockley
Sam Collins/shockley
Class of 2007
Army, 3 Years

Sam has just returned from his second tour in iraq.is stationed at ft Lewis Washington
Scott Flick
Scott Flick
Class of 1983
Navy, 4 Years

U.S. Navy Rescue Swimmer H-3's Pax River Naval Air Test Pilot School. Crew Chief and Swimmer. Base SAR Instructor/ Evaluator.
After my second mishap in H-3, last one lost transmission thought my luck was running out.
Lost close friend right afer in H-46 crash.
Loved every min of my job. Still miss it.
SGM Daniel Lape
SGM Daniel Lape
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

3 Iraq tours, currently SGM with 4BCT 3ID Fort Stewart, Georgia. Received the Bronze Star Medal for exceptional meritorious service during Operation Iraqi Freedom III. Has served as a Jump Master with the 82nd Airborne & Drill Sergeant at Fort Sill during his Army career among many other duties and ranks. Many ribbons and awards, and a wonderful husband, father, and brother. And we are very proud of him.

- Vicki Lape, Class of '84 (sister)
Sherrie depose Thornton Smith
Sherrie depose Thornton Smith
Class of 1978
Army, 5 Years

SSG in computer Science.
Stephen Hoerst
Stephen Hoerst
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Commander, US Navy (Ret) USS IOWA, USS JACK WILLIAMS, USS MISSISSIPPI, & USS SAIPAN; Ashore- Navy CIO, CO of Explosives On-load TEAM ONE, CO of Inshore Boat Unit TWO SIX - deployed for Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Last duty was CNO Staff.
William Shayne Laflin
William Shayne Laflin
Class of 2005
Army, 3 Years

Served in OIF 07-09 in Baghdad
A wonderful Experience but yet a complete 15 months of hell from January 2007 to April of 2008
William Shayne Laflin
William Shayne Laflin
Class of 2005
Army, 2 Years

Serving in OIF2 - Operation Iraqi Freedom and will currently be in Baghdad, Iraq from Feb. 2007- June 2008. I do communications and data entry for the Army.
Willie Day
Willie Day
Class of 1965
Army, 4 Years

Served as communications specialist with the 101st Airborne (Airmobile) Division. Vietnam veteran 1969 - 1970, Hamburger Hill to Cambodian Incursion. Awarded two Bronze Stars, one Presidential Unit Citation, one Army Commendation Medal, and several other medals and service ribbons.

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Our Ross 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 Ross High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Hamilton are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!