Windber Area High School Alumni

Windber, 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

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.
emory glenn shaffer
emory glenn shaffer
Class of 1954
Marine Corps, 8 Years

jet engine mechanic
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

Classmates Spotlight

Windber Area High School Classmates

Amy Chippie
Class of '95

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