Military Alumni

Military 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

Bob Hutchison
Bob Hutchison Class of 1968
Air Force, 7 Years
Security Service Comm Tech. Germany, Southeast Asia, McDill FL and Langely VA.
Chad Risch
Chad Risch Class of 1991
Air Force, 4 Years
Helicopter Mechanic stationed at Patrick AFB, Keflavik Naval Air Station and Hurlburt Field AFB between 1993-1997.
Charles Bartholomew
Charles Bartholomew Class of 1958
Air Force, 4 Years
Served at Elmendorf AFB AK (18 months) as Ground Radio Repairman and Shaw AFB, SC with tour in Vietnam with 1st Infantry Division as member of TCAP/FAC team with Cavalry.
Christopher Davis
Christopher Davis Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Both active duty and the reserves; I served in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Provide Comfort in 1990-1991. I retired out if the reserves as a CWO3.
David Kough
David Kough Class of 1957
Navy, 6 Years
Naval Photographic Center,NAS Anacostia,DC VFP/VCP 63,Light Photographic Squadron 63 Miramar Naval Air Station,Miramar,CA.
David Wozny
David Wozny Class of 2003
Army, 7 Years
Served as field artillery ammo team chief, 2003-2005 deployed to iraq in 2005 served as driver, turret gunner, and truck commander on convoy escort missions. Deployed again in 2008 served as non commissioned officer in charge of Security for United Nations Iraq. Honorably discharged as Sergeant.
Domenick Puricelli
Domenick Puricelli Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years
I was a paratrooper in the US Army for 20 years. I entered in 1986 and retired in 2006. Served in all of the major conflicts including Panama, Desert Storm, Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, and several others.
Eugene (Gene) Horwitz
Eugene (Gene) Horwitz Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
MSGT. Retired 1 Aug 1987t A Viet Nam Veteran Served in Hawaii (Hickam AFB), Arkansas (Little Rock AFB), Taiwan (CCK AB), Michigan (K.I. Sawyer AFB), Viet Nam (Tan Son Nhut AB), Indiana (Grissom AFB) and Texas (Dyess AFB) Now resides in Tunica Resorts, Ms.
Eugene Ott
Eugene Ott Class of 1950
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Flight Simulator Instructor/Maint, Avionics Officer
Gary A. Noble
Gary A. Noble Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years
26 yrs as an Armament Specialist, served in Desert Storm, OIF, Northern Watch, Southern Watch. Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey
Ivor Thomas
Ivor Thomas Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years
Served 4 years as a Weapons Department Officer and Fleet Officer of the Deck during the Vietnam Conflict aboard the USS Princeton LPH-5 in the Pacific Ocean.....also actively participated at sea in the Apollo 10 astronaut recovery mission.
Jack Honadle
Jack Honadle Class of 1957
Air Force, 20+ Years
8 of the last 9 yrs, I spent at SAC Hdqs, Omaha, Neb. worked for the Dept Ch of Staff Intelligence. Spent 61 - 64 in Germany, and 1967 In Greenland.
James Illig
James Illig Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years
Stationed 2yrs in Japan
James J. Illig
James J. Illig Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years
Cargo Handler,Mail Delivery
James J. Illig
James J. Illig Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years
Served in Japan during the Vietnam War
Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years
Played Army for a long time.. Deployed so many times I can't name them. Retired in 2005 as an E-9 SGM. Thanks for all that served and for watching my back. I was Elect Maint. Go OD Corps!!!
Jim Steffish
Jim Steffish Class of 1985
Navy, 15 Years
Served 15 years. Medically discharged 2000.
John E. Lackatos
John E. Lackatos Class of 1947
Navy, 4 Years
NAS Oceana, VA USS Randolph CVA 15
Lisa Bokinsky
Lisa Bokinsky Class of 1989
Navy, 10 Years
Navy Seabess NMCB 23 Det 05 Iraq 08-09
lisa stossel
lisa stossel Class of 1983
National Guard, 20+ Years
I did 5 years active Navy and the rest im PAARNG. Been to Iraq on tour 09-10.

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John Lackatos
Class of '47

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