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Military High School Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

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Honored Military Alumni

Bill Guidera
Bill Guidera
Class of 1977
Air Force, 7 Years

Law Enforcement Specialist. 7.5 years service. Service connected disability. Air Force Commendation Medal. Disabled American Veteran
Brant A. Roeder
Brant A. Roeder
Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Navy Aviation Structural Mechanic "Egress" Chief Petty Officer. Completed cruises on the USS Ranger, USS Independance, USS Enterprize, USS Lincoln.
Brent Melton
Brent Melton
Class of 2002
Army, 1 Years

Serving in his term of service in the Field Artillery. Currently stationed in Ft. Wainwright Alaska.
Calvin Lawrence
Calvin Lawrence
Class of 1981
Air Force, 10 Years

n/a
Carl Fails
Carl Fails
Class of 1998
Army Reserves, 8 Years

Carpentry/Masonry Specialist, Accounting
Cathy (Landfair) Kelloes
Cathy (Landfair) Kelloes
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

Went to Ft. Gordon Signal School in Georgia and graduated as a Communications Specialist. Did all 3 years in Ludwigsburg, Germany from 1976 to March of 1979. I worked in S3 Battalion Operations.
Charles Hunsaker
Charles Hunsaker
Class of 1962
Army, 21 Years

Served as a professor and coach at West Point; Had assignments at Ft Harrison, Ft Know, Ft Benning, and three assignments in Panama...two in USARSO and one at SOUTHCOM. Commanded 5 times, served as a Bn and Bde XO, G-1 of a separate brigade, G-1 of an installation and Deputy J-1 of a unified command.
christian Neff
christian Neff
Class of 2006
Army, 2 Years

helped set people free and dedicated his life for our country and has attended shawnee apollo and bath an s.u.m.c christian graduated in 2006 from shawnee and apollo and has been in the serive for 2 yrs chris died from being in a explosion in iraq in 2007 his funeral was held at shawnee united methodist where he attended church for many years and the proseesion funural at chamberlain huckeriede funural homes
Darwin (Dar) Nevergall
Darwin (Dar) Nevergall
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

Stationed primarily at Pope AFB, North Carolina.
Darwin (Dar) Nevergall
Darwin (Dar) Nevergall
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

Stationed at Pope AFB, Fayetteville, NC
Dexter L Graham
Dexter L Graham
Class of 1991
Army, 18 Years

Spent the first 9 years as a telecommunications operator.After 2000 enlististed again,this time as an Infantryman.
Deployed twice to Operation Iraqi Freedom
Doug Davisson
Doug Davisson
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired Fire Chief
Douglas B. Whetstone
Douglas B. Whetstone
Class of 1981
National Guard, 11 Years

U.S. Army Reserve, 1981-1983
U.S. Air Force, 1983-1989
Colorado Army National Guard, 2005-present
Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2006-2007
Douglas Davisson
Douglas Davisson
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired Fire Chief. Stationed at Columbus MS, RAF Bentwaters/Woodbridge, Tonopah Test Range, Wright-Patterson OH, Vandenberg CA. Deployments include Sidi Slamine Morrocco, Khamis Mushayt Saudi Arabia, Al Dahfra United Arab Emirates, San Vito Italy, Al Jaber Kuwait, Curacao Netherland Antilles. Assigned to Operations Desert Shield/Storm. Operation Just Cause. Operation Southern Watch. Operation Joint Forge. Operation Constant Peg.
Dr. John Biery
Dr. John Biery
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

Medic,corpsman stationed in England.
Eddy Smith
Eddy Smith
Class of 1968
Air Force, 8 Years

Stationed in Texas, Delaware, Panama Canal Zone, Viet Nam, Nebraska and Indiana. Air Freight, Supply, Security Police and Office of Special Investigations. I regret not staying in for 20.
Eric Teodosio
Eric Teodosio
Class of 2012
Army, 6 Years

Served as a CBRN Specialist in the National Guard.
Forrest Doll
Forrest Doll
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Helicopter Pilot and Air Traffic Controller
Gregory Long
Gregory Long
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 6 Years

4 Years Active / 2 Years Inactive. Most of duty in Millington, Tennessee and Cherry Point, N. Carolina with the 3rd Marine Air Wing.
James Emch
James Emch
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Computer Programmer/Systems Analysts.
Retired MSgt at USCENTCOM and Imagery Systems Manager. Currently Govt Service Employee for USCENTCOM Intelligence Operations, working throughout Iraq and Afghanistan.
James Pugsley
James Pugsley
Class of 1989
Army, 19 Years

Been stationed at Fort Ord, CA, Fort Hood, TX, Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Lewis, WA, Korea and Fort Carson, CO. Served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Curently working as the Post Retention Operations NCO at Fort Carson, CO.
Jason Puglise
Jason Puglise
Class of 1992
Army, 4 Years

My military experience was short, lasting four years from 1992-1996. Assigned to Bravo Co. 210, I attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri from October to December of 1992. In January of 1993, I attended AIT at Fort Sam Houston, TX for medical training to become a Medical Specialist (91B10). Assigned to Delta Co. 232, AIT lasted ten weeks and ended in March of 1993. My first duty station was in Kitzingen (in Bavaria), Germany. I was assigned to the 42nd Medical Company, an ambulance company, which was located on Larson Barracks. I was there briefly, approximately 8-9 months before the unit deactivated. I was restationed at Baumholder (in the district of Birkenfeld, in Rhineland-Palatinate), Germany in HHB DIVARTY 'til March of 1995. My next duty station was at Ft. Bragg, NC in the 28th Combat Support Hospital. I finished my active duty service as of October 8, 1996 with a honorable discharge. My final rank was a Specialist (pay grade E-4).
Jeff Mack
Jeff Mack
Class of 1984
Air Force, 8 Years

Served as a Medical Administration Tech. and Surgical Services Tech. Was involved as support personel for Desert Shield and Deployed for Desert Storm in 1991. End of service was in late 92 as a SSgt (E-5).
Joe Zuppardo
Joe Zuppardo
Class of 1986
Air Force, 8 Years

Metal fabrication specialist. Designed and fabricated air/medivac ramps for the C-141 cargo jets during desert storn/ desert shield, while stationed at Rhein Main, Ab Germany.
John A Schmenk
John A Schmenk
Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 7 Years

Retired due to injuries sustain in the line of duty
Jonathan Fruchey
Jonathan Fruchey
Class of 2003
Army, 4 Years

Currently serving in Iraq with the 978th MP Company. Has had one tour in Korea.
Kevin D. Wright
Kevin D. Wright
Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 14 Years

USMC Ret.: Seccurity for CINC of Fleet Marine Forces Pacific / Desert Storm: US Central Command Personal Security for Gen. H. Norman Schwartzkopf / Security Detail for Gen. Colin Powell
Kurtis Hollar
Kurtis Hollar
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 12 Years

Served 12 years honorably with the Marines. Served in Okinawa, Japan, South Carolina and Camp Pendleton, CA. Also did a tour to Iraq in 2004 from Feb-Oct.
Larry Archer
Larry Archer
Class of 1982
Army, 8 Years

Served my country proud for 8 years.
Larry Archer
Larry Archer
Class of 1982
Army, 8 Years

Served 8 years in the U.S. Army
lawrence a archer
lawrence a archer
Class of 1982
Army, 10 Years

10+ years
Martin D Jones
Martin D Jones
Class of 1972
Air Force, 21 Years

MSgt retired, USAF Security Police. Military Working Dog Hander, trainer, kennel master, operation Supervisor for the 88th Police Unit Wright Paterson AFB Ohio.
Martin D Jones
Martin D Jones
Class of 1972
Air Force, 21 Years

law enforcement, Military Working Dog Handle
Michael C. Stackhouse II
Michael C. Stackhouse II
Class of 1989
Army, 18 Years

Assignemnts: Fort Hood, Tx 90-92, Fort Bragg, NC 1993-99, Schofield Barracks, HI 1999-00, FSH,Tx 2000-01, Fort Bragg, NC 2001-Present . "Combat tours"; Desert Storm 1990-91, Haiti 1994, Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003-04, & 2006-07.
Mike Crites
Mike Crites
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years

Graduate United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD. Retired Captain, United States Naval Reserve. Vietnam Veteran. Inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame in 2000 by Governor Bob Taft.
Patrick Murphy
Patrick Murphy
Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 2 Years

I've been in for 2 so far and still running strong
Paul B. Simerly
Paul B. Simerly
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

LTCDR USN RET (Submirne Service)
Quinton M. Moye
Quinton M. Moye
Class of 2007
Army, 4 Years

served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom '09- '10
randy crites
randy crites
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

submarines
randy crites
randy crites
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Captain Randy Crites, a native of Lima OH, is a 1984 graduate of The Ohio State University where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. While at Ohio State, he was selected as a Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate and was subsequently commissioned in 1985 through the Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI.

Following nuclear power and basic submarine officer training, he was assigned to USS RAY (SSN 653), home ported in Charleston, SC. While aboard RAY he completed several major fleet exercises and two North Atlantic deployments. Next, he reported to the Staff of Commander, Submarine Squadron FOUR in 1990 and then went back to sea in 1992 as Navigator and Operations Officer in USS ARCHERFISH (SSN 678), home ported in Groton, CT. While assigned to ARCHERFISH he completed two Mediterranean deployments and numerous operations in support of SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team TWO.

Following his Department Head assignment, he attended The College of Naval Command and Staff at the Naval War College in Newport, RI, where he completed a Master of Arts degree. Then in July of 1996, he reported to the United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, in Omaha, NE. While stationed at USSTRATCOM, he served in J54 as a Weapons System Programmer, responsible for many aspects of the planning, programming, and budgeting process. From Omaha, he returned to sea duty in Kings Bay, GA where he served as Executive Officer aboard USS NEBRASKA (SSBN 739) Gold, completing three Strategic Deterrent Patrols.

Upon completion of his Executive Officer tour, he went to the Pentagon in Washington DC where he served in the Programming Division on the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (N80), as head of the Submarine Program Section. Then in April 2003, he took command of USS WEST VIRGNIA (SSBN 736) Gold, completing four Strategic Deterrent Patrols. Following his sea command, Captain Crites was assigned to the Staff of Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, as the Senior Member of the Tactical Readiness Evaluation (TRE) Team in Norfolk, VA. In early 2007 he was appointed as the SUBFOR Prospective Commanding Officer Instructor (PCOI) where he is currently serving.

Captain Crites was recently selected for Major Command and will report as Commanding Officer USS FLORIDA (SSGN 728) Blue, stationed in Kings Bay GA, later in 2008.

His awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards), and various other personal and unit awards.

He is married to the former Cheryl Page also from Lima. They have two children; Meghan, a student at the University of Georgia and Jacob, a student at Camden County High School.

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