Upper Darby High School Alumni

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania (PA)

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 Hose
Alan Hose
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Sgt. of Marines
alan sinton
alan sinton
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

okinawa,vietnam,thailand, 1968-1971
Arthur Archer
Arthur Archer
Class of 1959
Navy, 20+ Years

Served in the aviation field with A4 Skyhawks, H46 Heliocopters, FA18's
Arthur C Archer
Arthur C Archer
Class of 1959
Navy, 20+ Years

Served on the Aviation side of the US Navy as a Jet Engine Mechanic/Test Cell Operator.
bob wilkina
bob wilkina
Class of 1955
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

not applicable
Bobby Lee Wingate Jr
Bobby Lee Wingate Jr
Class of 1973
Army, 7 Years

!973-80 Airborne Infantryman PMOS 11C2P 81's , SMOS 94 B (spoon) B2/325th Abn Inf Ft Bragg1973-77,C1/32nd Inf 2nd ID Cp Howze Korea Dec77-May78, A2/9 Inf 2nd ID Camp Liberty Bell DMZ Korea May78-Sept 78.
Bret Williams
Bret Williams
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 10 Years

Sergeant of Marines
Brian S. Williams
Brian S. Williams
Class of 1987
Navy, 2 Years

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Carl E. Williams, Jr
Carl E. Williams, Jr
Class of 1982
Navy, 2 Years

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Carl Gage
Carl Gage
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 3 Years

1966-1969
Carl Smith
Carl Smith
Class of 1975
Army, 13 Years

Artillery Officer.

Served in Italy, Oklahoma, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait and Missouri.
Con Kim
Con Kim
Class of 1998
Army, 10 Years

Currently work as a SAT-COM Technician.
Craig Hoffman
Craig Hoffman
Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years

Naval Flight Officer. Flew F-4 and F-14 aircraft. Over 1000 carrier landings. Commanded Fighter Squadron 33. Retired as a Captain USN.
Daniel Shappell
Daniel Shappell
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Retired
Eric A. Williams
Eric A. Williams
Class of 1985
Navy, 2 Years

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frank dusik
frank dusik
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

helicopter mechanic,crew chief,E-5 RANK,VIETNAM,1970-1972
Frank Van Leer
Frank Van Leer
Class of 1958
Air Force, 10 Years

Naval Reserve 2 yrs Regular Air Force 8.
Frederick Ackiss
Frederick Ackiss
Class of 1953
Army, 7 Years

ASA stationed mostly in Germany during the Cold War
George A Archer
George A Archer
Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years

MMFN Served on USS Wallace L Lind DD-703 as throttle man and Captain's driver. Naval Base Guantanamo Cuba Transportation Driver.
George Bonsall
George Bonsall
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Graduated USNA. Served on six ships, commanding officer of two, USS SENTRY (MCM-3) and USS STOUT (DDG-55), participated in a number of major operations and visited over fifty countries including 3 trips to Iraq, instructor at "Top Gun."
Hagen Jeffrey Fekete
Hagen Jeffrey Fekete
Class of 1980
Air Force, 4 Years

Primary: Casualty Assistance and Family Services Representative
Secondary: Security Police Support
AF Commendation Medal
AF Outstanding Unit Award
James Albert Shields
James Albert Shields
Class of 1964
Army, 4 Years

Served 1968 to 1972
Platoon Leader - 249th Engineer Battalion - Karlsruhe Germany - 1969 1971
Procurement Officer - U.S. Army Engineer Command - Vietnam - 1971 1972
JAMES DILKS
JAMES DILKS
Class of 1963
Air Force, 6 Years

CLASSIFIED, VIET NAM AIRBORNE MORSE INTERCEPT OPERATOR.....TOP SECRET/CRYPTOGRAPHIC CLEARENCE
Jimmy Tracey
Jimmy Tracey
Class of 2007
Navy, 10 Years

A year after graduating from UDHS, I decided to drop everything and join the United States Navy. I graduated from boot camp Aug 5, 2008 where I was sent to Meridian, MS becoming a Yeoman and stationed onboard USS Cole (DDG 67). I was deployed off the coast of Somolia for Pirate Deterency. After Three years I was sent back to Great Lakes, IL where I became a Quatermaster (Navigation) and stationed at Riverine Squadron 3 - Detachment Yorktown (later changed to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3). I was deployed to the Middle East. Once Detachment Yorktown was decommissioned I was stationed onboard USS Gonzalez (DDG 66). Deployed once more to the Middle East I was sent home due to medical issues developed from my time in service where I spent the last year of service at Naval Station Norfolk - Operations Department before being medically retired.
Joe Thompson
Joe Thompson
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

Served in the USAF 1969-1973, then transferred to the Army reserve. Retired as a Major 2002 and saw duty in Vietnam, Panama and Haiti,
John J Dean
John J Dean
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF MSGT...
john ryan
john ryan
Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years

avionics mechanic with combat training.
john ryan
john ryan
Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years

avionics mechanic,airframe and poweplant with combat training.
john ryan
john ryan
Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years

avionics mechanic,airframe and poweplant with combat training.
Joseph C, O'Rourke
Joseph C, O'Rourke
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

1979-1978 USAF
1992-2004 Army Reserve
Medical Service Corp
Major (Ret.)
Joseph Salvucci
Joseph Salvucci
Class of 1958
Army, 2 Years

ROTC graduate, 11th Air Assault and 1st Cavalry Division., Ft Benning, Ga and An Khe, Vietnam 1965-66
Karl C. Glasbrenner
Karl C. Glasbrenner
Class of 1972
Army, 4 Years

Army officer, Military Police Corps. AROTC Scholarship Student, Pennsylvania State University. Served four years active duty and ten years in the Army Reserves.
Kathleen Zirollo
Kathleen Zirollo
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Army Enlisted Military Police Corps (SGT) Army Officer Logistician (LT COL)
Ken Smith
Ken Smith
Class of 1969
Navy, 20 Years

Naval Aviator (pilot) with 785 landings aboard aircraft carriers at sea. Served from '74-'94. Flew many different types of aircraft from jet trainers(as a flight instructor)
to fighter/bombers(used for close air support of ground troops), to transports(flying pax, cargo, and mail back and forth to the aircraft carriers at sea).
Kristen O'Rourke Cripps
Kristen O'Rourke Cripps
Class of 1988
Army, 13 Years

Combat Medic, Medical Laboratory Specialist w/ BloodBanking
Mark Marley
Mark Marley
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Behavioral Health
Merritt Owen
Merritt Owen
Class of 1979
Navy, 4 Years

MM3 SS
USS Archerfish SSN678
Naomi Roach
Naomi Roach
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Air Traffic Controller
Nicholas Amicone
Nicholas Amicone
Class of 1977
Navy, 25 Years

Retired; Pacific Fleet Master Chief
Paul j Williams
Paul j Williams
Class of 1992
Army, 8 Years

U.S Army 1_26 Inf. Big Reg One
(I.F.O.R) Germany / Bosnia 95/97

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