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

Bill Nepper
Bill Nepper
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

35 B 20 Electronic Isntrument Repairman
Served during Vietnam
Overseas Service- 1 yr. S. Korea
Bruce Grubb
Bruce Grubb
Class of 1975
Air Force, 6 Years

Staff Sargent - Combat Communication - crypto communications.
Charles Lovell
Charles Lovell
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF 305th ARW Grissom AFB, IN
USAF 552nd AWACW Tinker AFB, OK
OKANG 185th TAS Will Rogers ANGB, OK
USAR 4003rd USAG Midwest City, OK
OKANG 138th FW Tulsa ANGB, OK
USAFR 507th ARW Tinker AFB, OK
Charonda Love
Charonda Love
Class of 2001
Air Force, 10 Years

SSgt Charonda is currently servicing her country in Europe and has been proudly wearing the military uniform for 10yrs.
David Thomas
David Thomas
Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years

Laughlin, Pleiku, Seymour Johnson, Loring, Kadena, WPAFB, Beal, Plattsburg
Diana Dillman
Diana Dillman
Class of 1975
Army, 14 Years

Signal Corp (Telecommunications) Officer
Diana Dillman
Diana Dillman
Class of 1975
Army, 14 Years

Signal Corps 0 Captain & Commander
Doris Laatsch (Carter)
Doris Laatsch (Carter)
Class of 1993
Army, 8 Years

91EX10
Doris M. Laatsch
Doris M. Laatsch
Class of 1993
Army, 8 Years

91E Dental HYG.
E Michael Crispen
E Michael Crispen
Class of 1968
Army, 6 Years

U.S. Army Security Agency
Vietnam 1969-1971
Herzogenaurach, Germany 1971-1974
Emily Rea (Winarchick)
Emily Rea (Winarchick)
Class of 1991
Navy, 5 Years

Was an Operations Specialist, PO3. Served on board the USS Grapple (ARS-53) out of Norfolk, VA
Francis 'Bud' Brewer
Francis 'Bud' Brewer
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

5 tours in Korea, 2 tours in Germany, stationed at Ft Campbell, KY, Ft Carson, CO, Ft Harrison, IN, & FT Jackson, SC. Still work for Department of the Army in Indianapolis, IN
Gary W. Williams
Gary W. Williams
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in Vietnam and Thailand as USAF Security Service Chinese Linguist assigned to 56th Special Operations Wing
H.Spencer Turner, M.D.
H.Spencer Turner, M.D.
Class of 1956
Army, 2 Years

Army Doc.Two + active duty during Vietnam; 6 yrs active reserve.
James (Jim) Field
James (Jim) Field
Class of 1979
Army, 28 Years

Served 4 years in the Army Reserve (1985-1989), then served 24 years on active duty (1989-2013). Branched Medical Service Corps, mobilized for Operation Desert Storm, Deployed to Kosovo and Afghanistan. Served as Liaison Officer for Multi-National Task Force East in Pristina, Kosovo; Operations Officer with the US Army Surgeon General; Brigade Executive Officer (XO); Deputy Surgeon/Senior Medical Planer for a Special Operation HQ in Afghanistan and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Janice Stogdill
Janice Stogdill
Class of 1977
Air Force, 6 Years

Administrative/Medical Service
Jeffrey Mitchell
Jeffrey Mitchell
Class of 1979
Army, 3 Years

82nd Airborne Division 4th/68th light airborne armor.
John P. Lyons, Jr.
John P. Lyons, Jr.
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Deceased.
John S. Leiter  I
John S. Leiter I
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 11 Years

I served from 1967 to1978 . I started out as a wireman then when I made SSgt. I became a wire chief . I served in Vietnam ( 1968 - 1968 ).
I was a Marine Security Guard at the American Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands (1969 - 1971) . While there when the Apollo 11 made their Friendship Tour to Amsterdam I was part of their security . I was promoted to Sgt. by the Ambassador .I've been station stateside at Camp Lejeune,NC and Quanrico, VA.
John Thase
John Thase
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Served as an Armor Crew member & Tank Commander on M60A1, M-1 & M1A1 Main Battle Tanks from 1979 - 1983 & 1987- 1990. Served as a U.S. Army Recruiter, Recruiting Station Commander, and Army Recruiting Guidance Counselor 1990-2003.
Lendwood A. Williams Jr.
Lendwood A. Williams Jr.
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

4 tours in Greece, 1 tour Korea, stationed at Holloman AFB, NM and Little Rock AFB, AK. Work for the US Army in Afghanistan for 5 years.
Leroy Burke III
Leroy Burke III
Class of 1993
Air Force, 15 Years

Officer in Charge, Project Management....
Les Dershem
Les Dershem
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

Military Police, Combat Engineer, Cavalry Scout. Active duty and National Guard totalling 21 1/2 years. Panama (twice) and Iraq.
Michelle (Monroe) Brown
Michelle (Monroe) Brown
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

Master Sergeant Retired 2008
Paul Bane
Paul Bane
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Served 20 years in the army. Duty stations include Ft. Stewart, Ga., Ft' Knox, Ky, Scholfield Barracks, Hi, Korea, Ft. Riley, Ks, Ft. Lee, Va, and Ft. Benjamin Harrison, In. I deployed to both Desert Shield and Desert Storm. I retired in 1999 after serving 20 years in the army. I am currently employed as a fleet mechanic and i am an Ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
PAUL DAVID BANE
PAUL DAVID BANE
Class of 1979
Army, 20 Years

Joined the army in 1979, duty stations include 24th Aviation Battalion 24th Inf. Div. Hunter Army Airfield Savannah, Ga. 194th Armor Brigade Fort Knox, Ky, 25th Inf. Div. Hawaii, 24th Inf. Div. Fort Stewart Ga, 61st Maint. Co. Camp Kyle Korea, 24th Transportation Co. 1st Inf. Div. Fort Riley, Kansas, 1st Army Readiness Group Fort Lee, Virginia, 205th Inf. training Brigade Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, In. Retired in 1999
Ralph (Ray) Davison
Ralph (Ray) Davison
Class of 1981
Navy, 20 Years

I was a Navy Deep-Sea Diver was on the team that recovered the Space Shuttle Challenger and the Civil War Ship Monitor lived in Cuba, Europe and all over the East Coast
Reggie Lee Vance
Reggie Lee Vance
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Reggie enlisted in 1967 . Served in Quang Tri, Vietnam . Was taken from us on Feb. 22, 1968 due to a plane crash . You can find his name on The Vietnam Wall ( 40E 070 )
" FOREVER YOUNG "
ROBERT POSTON
ROBERT POSTON
Class of 1969
Air Force, 3 Years

I was a security police specialist in Vietnam and traveled all over that country. Some places better than others
Robert Ross
Robert Ross
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Stationed at Ft. Sill Oklahoma trained on 105mm self propelled howitzer. Whole unit went to Pleiku Vietnam in 1966 via troop ship USS General Walker. Pleiku was attacked during the Tet offensive. I was wounded and got the purple heart, which I declined. I believe that the purple heart should be received by the families of soldiers who have died in battle. I was lucky to live through the Vietnam war and I am still proud that I served my country. Now living with my wife (married 46 years).
Sheral Thompson Trexler
Sheral Thompson Trexler
Class of 1969
Army, 15 Years

Served as a tactical communications NCO, Army Recruiter, and a basic training Drill Instructor. Served as a Physical Security NCO during Desert Storm. Medically retired due to injury sustained while on active duty.
Terrance H Fountaine
Terrance H Fountaine
Class of 1987
Army, 3 Years

88 mike and was stationed Germany
Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
Class of 1974
Air Force, 42 Years

1979-1999 USAF Ret Technical Sergeant Jet Engine Mechanic/ Instructor stationed at FE Warren WY, Barksdale LA, Howard Panama, Cannon NM, Sheppard TX.
2001-present Civil Service Sheppard TX
William C. Clark
William C. Clark
Class of 1959
Marine Corps, 6 Years

4 years active, 2 years reserves.
Communication Tech.
Two and 1/2 years station in Japan

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