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

Andrew Liendecker
Andrew Liendecker
Class of 1985
Navy, 4 Years

Aviation Storekeeper USS Coral Sea CV-43
Colonel R.J. White
Colonel R.J. White
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Currently serving with 22 years of commissioned service and over 25 as a Marine. Tours of duty include 2d MARDIV, 3d MARDIV, 4th MARDIV, HQ Marine Corps, HQ Marine Forces Atlantic, HQ Marine Forces Reserve. Recently promoted to Colonel. It is a long way from Port Leyden. Thank you Coach MaCauley (RIP) and Joe Skowyra, for seeing in me what I was unable to see in myself. Of the many people whom I've met and forgotten, you will never be among them. Semper Fi.
CYNTHIA J. MOREY
CYNTHIA J. MOREY
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

CINDY SERVED BOTH ARMY AND NAVY FOR A TOTAL OF OVER 24 YEARS. LT/USN/RET
Darrell L Dailey
Darrell L Dailey
Class of 1968
Army, 14 Years

I served active duty for three years, spending 18 months in Vietnam, with the 85th EOD ( bomb disposal unit) stationed in Pleiku from 9/13/69 to 4/17/71. I then served 11 years in the Army Reserve Company B 479th Engineers in Massena, NY. I currently work with veterans through our county's hospice and palliative care program. I am a life member of VFW Post 1143, Life member VVA , American Legion Post 905, and AMVETS Post 4.
Dawna Tanenbaum Robertson
Dawna Tanenbaum Robertson
Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years

Army Nurse Corps- Captain.
Donald W. Bretch
Donald W. Bretch
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

M1A1 Tank Maintenance Supervisor
Gary Brownell
Gary Brownell
Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Sergeant
Greg Gorczyca
Greg Gorczyca
Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years

Chief Warrant Officer
Main Propulsion Assistant
USS NEW YORK LPD 21
Gregory J. Gorczyca
Gregory J. Gorczyca
Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired April 1st as a Chief Warrant Officer. Previous Commands were; USS Bronstein FF-1037, San Diego, Ca, USS Niagara Falls AFS-3, Agana, Guam, Service School Command, Great Lakes, Ill, USS Dubuque LPD 8, USS Juneau LPD 10, Sasebo, Japan, USS Kitty Hawk CV 63, Yokosuka, Japan, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center, Mayport, Florida, USS NEW YORK LPD 21 Commissioning crew, New Orleans, La, Norfolk, Va, and USS Gettysburg CG 64 Mayport, Florida.
Jerrylee A. Reynolds
Jerrylee A. Reynolds
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

Served 21 years as a wire systems installer. Deployed to Iraq in 2003 and 2005. Retired honorablely.
John T. Perry
John T. Perry
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served in Vietnam 1970,71. Duties in the military were mostly Flight Simulator technician. Those learned skills were valuable and helped me land a job with Lockheed Martin for over 20 years with various simulators.
Leo Samuel Vanatta
Leo Samuel Vanatta
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Infantry
Orrin Carpenter
Orrin Carpenter
Class of 2003
Army, 6 Years

Active Duty Army Stationed currently at Ft. Drum
Patrick S. Reese
Patrick S. Reese
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

Retired August 30, 2007 with 22 years of service as a First Sergeant in Army Aviation. Served 4 combat tours; Desert Shield/Storm, Somalia (Black Hawk Down), Operation Iraqi Freedom I & II. Awarded the Bronze Star Medal for actions in combat.
Patrick S. Reese
Patrick S. Reese
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

Retired August 30, 2007 with 22 years as a First Sergeant in Army Aviation. Served 4 combat tours with Special Operations Aviation and the 101st Airborne Division; Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Somalia (Black Hawk down), Operation Iraqi Freedom I & II. Awarded the Bronze Star medal for actions in combat.
Peter Farney
Peter Farney
Class of 1985
Air Force, 18 Years

Eighteen years service in the Air Force working missile and satellite system operations and acquisitions.
Roger Burnham
Roger Burnham
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Roger enter the Navy 5 days after graduating in 68 serviced on submarines during Vietnam and then enter the Army in 75 to complete the 22 + years working with the Corps of Engineers retired in 91

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Diane Hill
Class of '78

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