Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
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Honored Military Alumni
alphonso dorrell Class of 1986
Army, 3 Years inf
carlos a martir Khan r Class of 1972
Army Reserves, 20+ Years OCS class 75.commissioned field artillery. Branch transferred to jag. Retired 2000 grade of major. Multiple deployments.
Fernando Munoz Class of 1957
Air Force, 4 Years Crash & Structural Firefighter at Keesler Field, Biloxi, MS, Otis AFB & King Salmon AFB in Alaska.
Fernando Rosado Class of 1997
Army, 6 Years US ARMY
Fred Horman Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 3 Years Vietnam - September 67 - November 68
George Schaffhauser Class of 1949
Air Force, 4 Years Radar Tech...many different bases
James Rogers Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years AT2 onboard USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) in 1978. Currently MA1 onboard NAVSTA NORFOLK.
John Banyi Class of 1955
Air Force, 20+ Years Started out in 1961 as enlisted person, working in the Aero-Medical Evacuation System. Receiveda BA in Math from SUNY New Paltz and entered Officer Trainining School in 1966, and graduated in August 1966. Went to the basic Air Force Communications School at Keesler AFB, MS, and finished in May 1967. Assigned to the 6595th Aerospace Test Wing at Vandenberg CA, and assigned as the Chief Communications Officer for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory program before it became the NASAs Shuttle program. Then I was assigned to the 2128 Comm Squadron at Tainan Air Base, Taiwan, and assigned as the Chief of Communcations Operations. Then assigned to the 1946th Communications Squadron located at Tempelhof Central Airport, Berlin Germany, as Chief of Communications Operations. RThe U.S. icommunications interface with the Allied Kommanditura. Then I went to the advanced Air Force Communications School at Keesler AFB, MS. Upon graduation assigned to the Concepts, Systems and Studies Division of the Tactical Air Force Intelligence Deputate, at Langley AFB, VA. Functioned as the Chief Communications Engineer, in developing several ground intelligence interpretation systems, and integration of intellegence with ground operations, which were used in Desert Storm Operations. Then assigned to the 1946th Communications Group, Yokpota AB, Japan. Worked several intelligence projects in Japan and Korea. Then assigned back to the Concepts, Systems and Studies Division of the Intelligence Deputate at HQ Tact, Langley AFB, VA. Retired May, 1983.
John Sulsona Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years SAC / ATC Lowry AFB Colorado
Lucas Vega Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years 1968-1972...Stationed at Brandywine Transmitter Site in Maryland for Two Years... Then Two years in Elizondo Spain, Radar Site.
Luis Rodriguez Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 19 Years 20 yrs summer of 2011
Pedro "Pete" Rodriguez Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 20+ Years Proudly served in the Marine Corps with various ground, air, and support units in a myriad of duties, jobs, and capabilities and in combat theaters of operation to include "Desert Storm/Desert Shield and Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Also served as a Drill Instructor at Parris Island, S.C. from 1994-1996 training recruits to become basically trained Marines.
Peter McLarnon Class of 1958
Army, 2 Years Military Police 1966-1967 Ft. Riley Kansas 1967-1968 Viet Nam = Nah Trang & Phu Bai wounded May 22, 1968 in Phu Bai Mostly recovered
Placido Figueroa Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years Retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant after 27 years of service.to our nation. Enlisted in September 1963 and completed basic training at Lackland AFB, TX. The training I recieved at Gompers helped me go straight into the communications field at Cape Kennedy Florida. I worked on several man, spcce miissle programs there. I soon served in the Viet Nam Theater for two plus years. I had the pleasure to travel the world and remember the good times I had at Gompers. I retired in February, 1991 in Sacramento, California. I presently live in Montevallo Alabama completely retired.
Saul Cornell Class of 1955
Army, 5 Years musician 61st Army Band musician West Point Band
Shavonne Castro Class of 1994
Navy, 14 Years Cryptologic Technician Interpretive First Class
Steven Weinstein Class of 1985
Army, 4 Years Served 2 tours in Vietnam between April 68-April 69 and Feb 70-Feb 71. Member of the Top Secret US Army Security Agency. Performed ARDF with over 1200 hours over hostile territory
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1968 Year Book
I Still have my year book, it's 50 years old.