South Dade High School Alumni

Homestead, Florida (FL)

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

Brynn (Pratt) Whitehurst
Brynn (Pratt) Whitehurst
Class of 2002
Air Force, 3 Years

Flying on RC-135's out of Omaha, NE
David K. Parks Jr.
David K. Parks Jr.
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Stared off with F-4's and Advisor duty in Viet-Nam. Transitioned from flightline to Mobility and Planning. Member of several base honor guards, First Sgt in Shemy Alaska.
David Parnell
David Parnell
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

I enlisted one week after graduation. I served in the Army Security Agency in for locations stateside and then in Viet Nam with 1st Cav Div in 1968 and Korea in 1969-70 when I got out. I enlisted in the SC National Guard in 1976. I went to work full time with the Nationnal Guard serving as MP, Recuriter, Personnel SGT and then finally as a Chief Warrant Officer for a Combat Brigade. I retired with two days short of 35 years in Military.
Eddie Caldwell
Eddie Caldwell
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Signed up as an Airborne Infrantry Soldier. Ended my Career in an Armored Tank Division inside of an M-1 Abrams Tank.
Edgar Vitola
Edgar Vitola
Class of 2000
Army, 11 Years

4 years in the marine corps, then 7 years in the army. Sgt Vitola has done over 6 deployment over seas protecting our freedom. Sgt Vitola has been married for 7 years, and has 3 beautiful lil girls.
Elizabeth Sanchez
Elizabeth Sanchez
Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served 4 Years Marine Corps
Frank C Gentner
Frank C Gentner
Class of 1962
Air Force, 23 Years

Lieutenant through Lieutenant Colonel, USAF 1968-1991. Served at Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam 1971-72. Served in Personnel, Safety, Social Actions, Occupational Analysis and career field restructuring, Insturctional Systems Development, Training Management, Acquisition, Human Systems Integration / Human Factors, and Scientific Manager. Served at Lackland, Bien Hoa, Kingsley Field, Randolph, Patrick, and Wright-Patterson AFBs. Performed acquisition analyses on C-17 to determine if women could fly the system as it was designed and F-22 maintenance training and manpower to reduce maintainers per aircraft from 24/25 on F-16 and F-15 down to 18.2 per aircraft as these aircraft were being designed and acquired.
GEORGE SAUNDERS
GEORGE SAUNDERS
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

PROUDLY SERVED MY COUNTRY.
James Sampson
James Sampson
Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined the Navy in 1980 Recruit Training Command Orlando FL, Naval Training Command Great Lakes Il. Graduated as a Boiler Technician
Spent five years in CA serving on the USS Norton Sound AVM-1 research and development, then Hawaii for shore duty at SIMA repairing ships, served on USS Worden CG-18 sent back to CA, San Francisco area on the USS Mount Hood AE-29 back to Hawaii for shore duty at Submarine Squadron ONE, THREE and SEVEN, transfer to Submarine Support Command Hi as Master at Arms . Served in Operation Southern Watch 1992, Served in support of the task for off the coast of Mozambique 1993. Retired in 2000
Jamie Olsen
Jamie Olsen
Class of 1987
Army, 1 Years

Combat Photographer
Jim Spain
Jim Spain
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Nuclear Missile Launch Officer, Mission Support Squadron Commander, General Officers' Exec (five times), Air War College faculty
John Alan Cassube  ( Jack  )
John Alan Cassube ( Jack )
Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years

Technical Illustrator with the 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing , Head Quarters " The Flying Tigers " at Mcconnell Air Force Base Wichita , Kansas .
John Harris
John Harris
Class of 1974
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Did my job. Retired... Wish I had of been a better friend to the class of 72 73 74. Found out over a long period of time that you all were great folks that got me through my hardest days by remembering how nice you were to me. Thanks; I should have tried to be a better student and friend to you all.
johnny m brown
johnny m brown
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

VIET NAM 1970
Joseph Rodriguez
Joseph Rodriguez
Class of 1990
Army, 15 Years

United States Army Reserves.
kim foster
kim foster
Class of 1983
Army, 5 Years

served in desert storm
Kristina Manson
Kristina Manson
Class of 2005
Army, 8 Years

Active duty
Mark Stinson
Mark Stinson
Class of 1986
Navy, 5 Years

Nuclear Machinist Mate
Matthew Slater
Matthew Slater
Class of 2001
Air Force, 16 Years

C-130 Crew Chief. Fancy way of saying I maintain Air Craft. Been all over the world. Loving every minute of it.
Myron A. Price
Myron A. Price
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in U.S and United Kingdom.
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Cathy Goins
Class of '87

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