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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

Tom Patton
Tom Patton
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

Joined the Army in Feb of 68. Went to Germany for 2 years and then the lovely Nam for a while. Came back on a big white jet with a big red cross on the side.
Alvin Cash
Alvin Cash
Class of 1964
Air Force, 6 Years

5 years active duty - included 2 years at McCoy AFB, Orlando (no longer there), 2 years at Chicksands AFB near Sheffield, England, and 1 year at the National Security Agency, Ft. Meade, Maryland. My entire tour with the Air Force was in the field of Data Processing, now known as I.T., or Information Technician. I was honorably discharged in October of 1969 and went to work for the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington DC.
Anthony Cross
Anthony Cross
Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years

Combat Medic Stationed at Fort Drum
Bill Boyd
Bill Boyd
Class of 1961
Navy, 10 Years

Six years active duty 1964-1970. Two years nuclear power school and four years on USS Saratoga CVA 60. Made three cruises to the Mediterranean and spent a year in dry dock in South Philadelphia. Spent four years in the reserves while in college on the GI Bill..
bill greg robinson
bill greg robinson
Class of 1969
Army, 4 Years

served in the army at fort jackson sc. fort ord ca. fort benning ga. 2 years overseas in vicenza italy. rank e-5
Brian Sanborn
Brian Sanborn
Class of 1976
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Seven of my years in the USMC, and 13 in the USCG. Flew the CH-53E, HH-3F, HH-65, TH-5. Awarded the Air Medal, USCG Commendation, several Achievement Medals and LOC's. Left to pursue a civilian career as an international helicopter pilot in Nigeria, Afghanistan, Iraq, aboard US Merchant Marine ships. Still at it and going strong.
Buddy Kerr
Buddy Kerr
Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years

Basic Training, Orlando, FL. Attended "A" School, Millington, TN. Worked on radial engines at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, VA. Became air crew on C1A, US2D, C117. Made many lobster runs to Main. Flew out to the 1973 Indy 500. Was part of a restoration team working on a WW2 F6F Hellcat. Great 4 years!
Chamberlain D. Campbell
Chamberlain D. Campbell
Class of 1983
Army, 4 Years

US Army Signal Corps
Chris Maker
Chris Maker
Class of 1993
Army, 9 Years

Entered active duty May '99. Served as Medical PL in 1st BDE, 82nd ABN DIV, 274th Surgical Team (ABN) XO in OIF I; commanded C Co. 407th FSB. Current POSN is Medical Planner for 2nd BDE, 82nd ABN DIV in OIF. Continues to be a helluva ride.
Dan Moon
Dan Moon
Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years

Data Processing, served at
Corey Field Pensacola
Fl
San Diego, Ca
PAMI CONUS.
Bainbridge Md
New Orleans, La
Darius D. Paulk Jr. (Danny)
Darius D. Paulk Jr. (Danny)
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Germany, then Fla. National Guard, Persian Gulf War
Darryl Enrico
Darryl Enrico
Class of 1976
Army, 8 Years

The Old Guard, Ceremonial Infantryman, BFV Gunner, Europe.
Daryl Heberling
Daryl Heberling
Class of 2006
Air Force, 2 Years

I am a Aircrew Flight Equipment tech
David "Lumpy" Douglas
David "Lumpy" Douglas
Class of 1987
Army, 3 Years

Was stationed in Germany for my whole tour. I was a driver of a M901ITV Tank,
David Cole
David Cole
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Had a great time! Got to see a lot of the world.
David Lovett
David Lovett
Class of 1986
Air Force, 8 Years

Services Specialists, (TI)Basic Training Instructor. 3Yrs RAF Upper Heyford, UK+ time spent in Italy, Germany. 3Yrs FE Waren AFB, WY, finished Lackland AFB, TX
Dennis J. Frazier
Dennis J. Frazier
Class of 1965
Army, 5 Years

US Army ,Infantry, Airborne, Germany, Vietnam (1st Cavalry Div), US
Desiree Diaz
Desiree Diaz
Class of 2007
Army, 1 Years

Military Intellegence Analyst/ Satellite Communications Specialist.
Diane Egan Marlowe
Diane Egan Marlowe
Class of 1969
Air Force, 2 Years

I was first, assigned to the commander of SAC Strategic Air Command, then I went with the OSI for the remainder of my tour, I was in the medical field, We did surprise visits, and I had to report about the treatment we were going from one base camp to another, so yes I was a nurse , with a 7 th level security,, and still do some typing "Top Secret" for the Avon Park Bombing range because I kept my security updated!!
Donald Ray Nix
Donald Ray Nix
Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years

Two years in Wildflecken Germany with the 11th AD Signal Bn and three years with 1/116 Artillery (Natioal Guard)
Donna Reed
Donna Reed
Class of 1987
Navy, 19 Years

I have stayed state-side serving the Navy Reservists (training, administration and yes, mobilization), I love my job and plan on retiring Nov 1, 2007! Yeah!
DR. ROBERT HARRISON
DR. ROBERT HARRISON
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 14 Years

MARINES 85-96
ARMY 96-99
Earl Hartley
Earl Hartley
Class of 1976
Air Force, 4 Years

Aircraft maintenance/aircraft pneudraulic systems specialist
Eddie Cauley
Eddie Cauley
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

US Air Force Security Police Manager, US Secret Service Advance Team Coordinator (Military), Anti-terrorism Officer, Aerospace Systems Security Manager, AAFES Detective Supervisor, Dept of Homeland Security Agent, Department of Defense -MacDill AFB, Fl.
Ephriam Stubbs
Ephriam Stubbs
Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years

Ephriam Stubbs, a 1987 graduate retired from the US Navy after serving 20 years in August 2007.
Felix Rodriguez
Felix Rodriguez
Class of 1999
Air Force, 6 Years

aircraft maintenance
Frank Faust IV
Frank Faust IV
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 4 Years

1 tour to Ramadii, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (July 08- Feb 09)
1 tour to Helmand Province in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Jan 10-Jan 11)
GAry Preisler
GAry Preisler
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

US Army Jan.1966 to Jan 1969. Basic at Ft Benning, AIT Ft Knox, Ft Bragg, 1 Yr in Thailand at Camp Vayama, last 18 mos. at Ft Campbell.
Gerald L Wood
Gerald L Wood
Class of 1977
Navy, 8 Years

Mustered out as MM1/SS (ELT)
Greg Hahn
Greg Hahn
Class of 1991
Air Force, 4 Years

Combat Arms Weapons and Defense Instructor
Gregory Robertson
Gregory Robertson
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Navy and now DOD GS-11 working for US Army supporting the Saudi Arabia National Guard Moderization Program in Riyadh Saudi Arabia.
Hector Medina
Hector Medina
Class of 1994
Navy, 19 Years

Been in 19 years, about to retired. have traveled the world. its been fun and hard at the same time. its been an honor to serve.
James E. Van Arsdall
James E. Van Arsdall
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

I had basic training at Fort Jackson, SC and then went to the Defense Language Institute in DC where I studied Spanish. Spent most of my service time at the US Army School of the Americas in the Canal Zone where I worked with Latin American officers and enlisted men and women.
James L. Morrison
James L. Morrison
Class of 1956
Army, 20+ Years

I served 32 years in the US Army Reserve, retiring in 1992 as Colonel, CA, USAR. For the last five years of service I was the Deputy Commander, US Army Research Institute for the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Alexandra, VA
James L. Morrison
James L. Morrison
Class of 1956
Army, Years

James Liason (Tightman)
James Liason (Tightman)
Class of 1980
National Guard, 20+ Years

Navy Hospital Corpman served 1st and 2nd gulf war. Received MCU "Operation Ergent Fury"-Invasion of the Island of Grenda. Received NAM. One good conduct act of duty, four good conducts in reserve . Received medals in acvtive duty and reserves.
James Thomas
James Thomas
Class of 1962
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired after 20 years ABHc was on 4 A/c carriers where i worked as a plane director launchinh a/c or as a fire fighter for planes spent 4 years on Guam as fire fighter for a/c 3years at Lakehurst NJ as a instructor for a/c drecting and fire fighting A SCHOOL { can you beleive that a young man that hated school became a teacher and loved it } Finished my high school with help from the prep program 3years orlando Fl training boots then retired sea duty uss thetis Bay lph6 uss Boxer LPH4 USS FORRESTALcva59 Vrc4o norfolk vva now on the ussnever sail
James Thomas Gardner
James Thomas Gardner
Class of 1962
Army, 4 Years

Basic at Fort Jackson S C. Signal Core training at Fort Gordon Ga. 3 years in Germany.
Jamison Fogg
Jamison Fogg
Class of 1970
Army, 2 Years

US Army, Vietnam, Veteran 2 years, 1971-1973
Jason Warren
Jason Warren
Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 15 Years

Joined Marines right out of High School. Deployed several times to Iraq. Im a Ch46E Helicopter Aircrewman. Currently a junior at Southern Illinois University. Take weekend classes. Married 7yrs now to a great Woman from NC.

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