West Orange High School Alumni

Winter Garden, Florida (FL)

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!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Frank Grantham, RM1 USN/RET
Frank Grantham, RM1 USN/RET
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined the Navy shortly after graduating from high school and retired after 20 years service as a disabled vet.. Served aboard the USS O’Bannon (plank owner), USS Simon Lake, USS Donald B Beary, and the USS San Jacinto. Communication Radioman stationed at; Keflavik Iceland, NSGA Edzel Scotland, Master Communication Station Norfolk VA, NAVCOMSTA Norfolk VA. Completed 20 years at USSTRACOM Joint Command Omaha NE. Awarded Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy E Ribbon, Navy Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribons, Navy and Marine Overseas Service Ribbon, Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge, Redphone plaque. Graduated University of Phoenix, BSBM. Last years of service assigned as the COMMNCO at USSTRATCOM Joint Command in NE.
james d carter
james d carter
Class of 2002
Army, 7 Years

marines 4 years and army 3 years+
John L. Tingley
John L. Tingley
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 4 Years

2/6 Weapons Company 2002-2006
Ron Thomas
Ron Thomas
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Served 28 years as a US Army Helicopter Pilot. Rated in the UH-1 (Huey), OH-58 Scout, AH-1, Cobra, CH-47 Chinook.
Sam Niederriter
Sam Niederriter
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Traveled around the globe building and maintaining computer networks.
Steve Fisher
Steve Fisher
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Took a 31 year world tour and retired back home.
Terri Hoover
Terri Hoover
Class of 1988
Navy, 10 Years

Served for ten years from 1989-1999. Was stationed on three carriers and did two deployments to the Med and Gulf region. Second deployment included bombing of Iraq under "Operation Desert Fox"

Classmates Spotlight

West Orange High School Classmates

Bonnie Detwiler
Class of '99

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

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School News

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