West Chester East High School Alumni

West Chester, 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

A. René Dervaes III
A. René Dervaes III
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 20 Years

USMC 1989-1993
USA 1994-1997
USMC 1998-2011
Amy Marano
Amy Marano
Class of 2001
Army, 6 Years

OPPS
Military Food Service Specialist
Supply
Armor
Mail Clerk
Amy Marano
Amy Marano
Class of 2001
Army, 6 Years

OPPS, Patrol forces.
Cook, Mail clerk, Supply Clerk, Armor, Secondary Medic, Truck Driver, Light Wheel Mechanic, Public Affairs Rep, NBC NCOIC.
Anthony Emmmette Rutledge
Anthony Emmmette Rutledge
Class of 1996
Army, 4 Years

Multi-Channel Satellite Communications Systems Operator / Maintainer (101st Airborne Division).
Bob Samuelsen
Bob Samuelsen
Class of 1985
Army, 24 Years

Colonel, US Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Advised infantry, cyber, intelligence, logistics, medical research, and training commands throughout the United States, Far East, and the Middle East. Deployed twice to Iraq. Twice decorated with the Bronze Star Medal.
Douglas Dyke
Douglas Dyke
Class of 2000
Army, 8 Years

Intelligence Analyst, Sergeant. 2 tours in Iraq, mobilizing for a third.
Erich Atkins
Erich Atkins
Class of 1998
Army, 4 Years

Currently on third tour to Iraq serving as the Battalion Supply and Logistics Officer.
Gerald (Jerry) Nirriw
Gerald (Jerry) Nirriw
Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years

AG Core SP E-5
Jim Kazin
Jim Kazin
Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served as active duty Marine Officer and Naval Aviator for over 20 years. MCAS Kaneohe Bay Hawaii, MCAS Beaufort, SC, MCAS Cherry Point, NC, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, JP, Pentagon Washington DC, Last assignment - Commanding Officer Marine Aircraft Group 49 Det. B Stewart ANGB, NY. Retired in 2001. Corporate Pilot for Aflac Jul 04 - Pres.
Jim Nichols
Jim Nichols
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

Commander, Tactical Support Wing, Fort Worth, TX
Jim Nichols
Jim Nichols
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

US Naval Aviator - Flying FA-18 Super Hornet
Jim Nichols
Jim Nichols
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

USN Pilot
John H Irons
John H Irons
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Retired from the army 1998 after twenty years.
Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Class of 1997
Army, 9 Years

Currently serving out of Philadelphia, PA for the Department of Homeland Security and has been deployed twice in support of OIF/OEF.
Kelly Hill
Kelly Hill
Class of 1997
Army, 13 Years

Proudly still serving in the US Army!
Lee Smith
Lee Smith
Class of 1999
Army, 5 Years

Currently serving in Iraq on a 15 month deployment. CPL in the Army. Is expected to return in September.
Lee Smith
Lee Smith
Class of 1999
Army, 3 Years

SPC Smith, Stephen Lee Jr. Charlie Company 213th ADA deployed to Iraq on June 22, 2006. Currently training at Fort Dix, NJ until September departure.
Michael K Piccione
Michael K Piccione
Class of 1990
Army, 2 Years

13B Field Artillery
C Bty 5/29 FA 4th ID
Ft Carson, CO
Monica Grigsby
Monica Grigsby
Class of 2003
Navy, 1 Years

Navy Aviation
Nasser Mahmud
Nasser Mahmud
Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired with 24 years of service.
Sean Jenkins
Sean Jenkins
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Presidential Security
Thomas Schwarz
Thomas Schwarz
Class of 1986
Navy, 4 Years

Op[erations specialist 2nd class petty officer
Served on the USS Moinester 1097 ff
Todd A. Rankin
Todd A. Rankin
Class of 1991
Air Force, 19 Years

Active Duty Aeromedical Evacuation Technician
Serving at Scott AFB, IL until May and will be transfered to Elmendorf AB, Alaska
Tyler Grant
Tyler Grant
Class of 1995
Navy, 4 Years

OIF, OEF Vet. VQ-2 Rota Spain
Tyler Grant
Tyler Grant
Class of 1995
Navy, 4 Years

Joined in 2000. Served in Fleet Air Recon Squadron 2 (VQ-2), based in Rota, Spain. Deployed to Greece, Bahrain, Germany, Cyprus, and Italy. Hon discharge '04
Wistar Rhodes
Wistar Rhodes
Class of 1986
Navy, 17 Years

I just returned from a deployment to Djibouti, Africa (Jan to Aug 2007). The command conducted civil affairs projects to help Africans help themselves (e.g., building schools, well drilling, immunizations, animal husbandry, etc...).

Classmates Spotlight

West Chester East High School Classmates

M Hyll
Class of '88

Alumni Stories

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School News

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