Sweet Home High School Alumni

Amherst, New York (NY)

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

alan prue
alan prue
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

veitnam 1968 to 1970 served in amer div I CORE 723 MAINT served as far south as the delta
Allen Larson
Allen Larson
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Served in Viet Nam
Bob Molnar
Bob Molnar
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Vietnam Mar67/Mar68
Bob Yorke
Bob Yorke
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Served in Paris and Brussels 1966-69 in support of NATO. In Waikiki 1971-74 at the R&R Center. US Embassy in Beirut 1974-75 (evacuated due to the war). Arizona 1976-80. Osan, Korea 1980-81. Last assignment was as Budget Officer for NATO HQ in Brussels, 1982 till retirement in 1988. Then served 20 years in Civil Service with the Dept of Defense, including the last 17 in the Pentagon. (My wife Candye and I were both there when the plane hit on 9/11 2001). Retired for good August 1, 2008 as Asst Director for Program/Budget, supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense and related Defense programs and organizations with approximately $16 Billion annually.
Brandon M Schwenk
Brandon M Schwenk
Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Currently stationed with Marine Air Control Squadron 4 based at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa Japan
Cheryl Nichols Geary
Cheryl Nichols Geary
Class of 1979
Army, 4 Years

1980-1984
christine (Bentham) Mcintyre
christine (Bentham) Mcintyre
Class of 1974
Air Force, 3 Years

3 years service
Christine bentham McIntyre
Christine bentham McIntyre
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

ATC
Dale Harrington
Dale Harrington
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

Submarine Fleet
DAVID EATON
DAVID EATON
Class of 1963
Navy, 7 Years

Worked in special communications division, 3 years in Virginia, 3 years in Iceland.
Donald P Van Curan
Donald P Van Curan
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Participated in Desert Shield/Desert Storm with 101st Airborne Division in Sept 1990-April 1991. Participated in the Bosnia conflict in 1996 & 2000. Retired from the Army in 2002. Currently serves the military in a troop support capacity. Has spent 4-9 months a year for the last 5 yrs in Iraq and is currently serving in Afghanistan.
Donald P Van Curan
Donald P Van Curan
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

US Army active and reserve. Persian Gulf War '90-'91, Bosnia 1996 & 2000.
Douglas White
Douglas White
Class of 1981
Army, 6 Years

Started life as a 12B combat engineer but changed to a 17K ground radar systems operator.
Main assignments were
179th Military Intelligence detachment.197th Infantry Brigade .Ft. Benning, Ga
B. Co. 501st Military Intelligence Battalion,
1st Armored Division Katterbach, West Germany
Dr. Joel Courtial
Dr. Joel Courtial
Class of 1963
Army, 5 Years

Enlisted due to draft in 1970, Served as an Instructor in Army Dental Corps writing manuals and making videos for training. Received Army Commendation
Medal.
Frederick K. Hoefler
Frederick K. Hoefler
Class of 1968
Army, 6 Years

Enlisted in U.S. Army Security Agency Aug 1970. Duty station was USASA Field Station Augsburg, Germany. SP5, served 3.5 years active and 2.5 years Reserves.
Gregory Conrad
Gregory Conrad
Class of 2004
Army, 3 Years

Currently serving second deployment to Iraq.
Jack Babcock
Jack Babcock
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Counter intelligence team 10
Jeffrey DiPirro
Jeffrey DiPirro
Class of 1984
Air Force, 2 Years

Stationed at Home Stead Air Force Base, South Floriday, 1989-1991
John Quinn
John Quinn
Class of 1968
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

1976 - 1976 USCG Station Rochester, 1977 - 1980 USCG Station East Tawas, MI, 1980 - 1982 ist LT. USCGC Cape Small, Hilo HI, 1982 - 1985 Officer In Charge USCG Light Station West Point, Seattle, WA, 1985 - 1986 Executive Petty Officer USCGC Point Richmond, Seattle, WA, 1987 - 1987 Company Commander USCG Training Center, Cape May, NJ, 1987 - 1989 Surface Operations Officer USCG Air Station Humboldt Ba, CA, 1989 - 1992 Commanding Officer, USCG Station Humboldt Bay, Samoa, CA, 1992 - 1994 Commanding Officer, USCG Station Grand Haven, MI, 1994 - 1996 Operations Officer, USCG Group Grand Haven, MI.
John Thuman
John Thuman
Class of 1976
Air Force, 6 Years

Stationed in New York, United Kingdom, West Germany
John Turcott
John Turcott
Class of 1966
Army Reserves, 6 Years

Attached to 1Bn/391Regt, North Forest Rd., Williamsville. MOS 76Y, Supply Technician. Functioned as Chief Instructor and First Sergeant in the Training Unit. Home station was Ft. Indian Town Gap, NY; AT assignment Fort Jackson, SC.
Joseph Fuchs
Joseph Fuchs
Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years

FBM Submarine Flotilla 6
10 Patrols on the 629 and 631 boats
Lee r. Sugg
Lee r. Sugg
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Served in Vietnam
Raymond McConnell
Raymond McConnell
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Aug 1970 - July 1974
Medic / RT Radiology
Richard Root
Richard Root
Class of 1970
Army, 2 Years

Drafted January 1971, Specialist 4 in the 624th MP Company US Army
Richard Seman
Richard Seman
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

Army 64-71....Air Force 84-05:SWA , SEA, Europe, Israel, Panama, all over US and Europe
Ruediger(Rudy) Sattler
Ruediger(Rudy) Sattler
Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 11 Years

Boot camp at Parris Island, tours in Okinawa, Camp Lejeune, aboard ship in the Med.
Stephen S Lisi
Stephen S Lisi
Class of 1972
Air Force, 27 Years

Enlisted in the US Air Force, March 1973 as an electronics repairman. Accepted to USAF Academy Preparatory School and graduated in 1974 with an appointment to the USAF Academy. Attended the USAF Academy 1974-1978. Commissioned Lieutenant in 1978. Distinguished graduate of the Air Battle Management School, Tyndall AFB, FL and assigned as an instructor 1979-1984. Outstanding Instructor of the Year, 1980. Training and Standards Evaluation Cadre for US/Korean Control and Reporting Center, Osan AB, Republic of Korea, 1984-1986. Operations Officer, 71st Air Control Squadron, MacDill AFB, FL., 1986-1989. Commander, 620th Air Control Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, 1989-1991. Graduate Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL, 1991-1992. Distinguished Graduate, Airborne Warning and Control System(E3 AWACS) Mission Crew Commander, 1992-1993. Flight Commander, 963rd Airborne Warning and Control Squadron, Chief of Wing Plans, 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker AFB, OK, 1992-1994. Commander, 728th Air Control Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing, Hill AFB, UT, 1994-1996. Graduate National War College, Washington, DC, 1996-1997. Action Officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Directorate of Command, Control, & Communications, Computers, 1997-2000. Commander, Air Force Command and Control Battlelab, Hurlburt Field, FL, 2000-2002. Chief, Air Force Innovation, Deputy Chief of Staff, Integration, Headquarter, US Air Force, Washington, DC, 2002-2003. Special Assistant for Integration at the National Reconnaissance Office, Deputy Chief of Staff, Integration, Headquarters, USAF, Washington, DC, 2003-2004.
Steve Penley
Steve Penley
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

Officer - US Navy ship, California and Southeast Asia
Tim Kidman
Tim Kidman
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

1969-71. Helped develop Army’s first real time personnel/equipment readiness information system on a trailer loaded IBM Mod 40 that along with us could be air dropped out of a C-5 Galixy. Also worked on a project that tracked arms movement from NVN into arm caches in Cambodia for use in SVN Mostly from Ft Hood Texas
Tina Thies
Tina Thies
Class of 1989
Air Force, 9 Years

Active duty, 9 years. Presently in the Air National Guard
William L Smith
William L Smith
Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years

Diver Second Class, Boatswainsmate Second Class
William L. Smith
William L. Smith
Class of 1969
Navy, 6 Years

United States Navy Diver Second Class, Boatswains Mate Second Class
William R Siegel
William R Siegel
Class of 1970
Air Force, 2 Years

Bolling Air Force Base, Headquarters Command, Washington, DC
William R. Greene
William R. Greene
Class of 1999
Air Force, 3 Years

William is serving in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Armament Specialist who maintains the weapon systems of the aircraft and is also a trained loader. He is currently stationed overseas in Italy with his wife and two children.

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Class of '07

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