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The Alumni Association wishes to acknowledge and thank the following alums who are serving the United States in the military at the present time or who have given past service.

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Dave Abrams , Class of 1983
I served in the U.S. Navy, got out as a LT Commander. Served on the USS Kidd (DDG-993), USNS Navasota (T-AO 108), and the Atlantic Intelligence Command.
Craig Allen , Class of 1963
I served in the US Naval Reserves from 1963 to 1969.
SrA Brock A. Allton, Class of 1993
Senior Airman, serving in the Air Force stationed at MacDill AFB, in Florida.
Scott M. Anderson, Class of 1980
Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina. Stationed at Kaneohe Marine Corps Base; Misawa, Japan, and two tours at sea with the U.S.S. Carl Vinson and the U.S.S. Saratoga naval battle groups, respectively. Worked in military intelligence as a Russian Linguist. Meritoriously promoted to Non-Commissioned Officer status. Selected twice for Marine of the month and once for Marine of the Quarter. Graduate of The Ohio State University (B.A., ’90 and J.D., 93). Currently living in McKinney, Texas (just North of Dallas) and practicing law in the area of estate planning.

Kyle Andrews, Class of 1976
Graduated from OSU in 1981, former USMC Captain, Harrier pilot and flight instructor. Medically retired in 1992 with benign tumor in the right eye. VP/Founding Partner of Pretium Partners, a sales performance improvement firm in Columbus, OH. Currently serving as the Military/Veterans Division Chairman for the UA Fourth of July parade. Semper Fi!

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Matt Bacon, Class of 1969

November, 1971 - November, 1977

Drafted. Basic at Fort Knox, active cadre duty at USMAPS (West Point Prep School), active duty Reserve at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. Honorable discharge as Specialist 5, November 1977.

Rich Bannon, Class of 1976
Joined the USAF in January of 1978 and worked in the procurement field during my career. My first duty station was Andrews AFB, Maryland (1978 -1981) where I provided support for the 89 MAW (Air Force One), the Pentagon, HQ Air Force Systems Command, and HQ Military Airlift Command. Tour highlight was being a part of the Inauguration of Ronald Regean. Left Andrews for an duty at Williams AFB, AZ (1981-1986). Our mission at Williams AFB was to provide basic flight instruction for pilots. I was amazed at how many people from Ohio I met there. Andersen AFB, Guam (1986-1990). The only overseas SAC base at the time. The best part of this assignment was being deployed to Darwin Australia on routine bomber deployments for training and for Operation "Pitch Black". Arrived at Mac Dill AFB in Tampa, FL in September 1990. At the time Mac Dill provided graduate pilot training in the F-16 Falcon. Half the base was deployed in support of Desert Shield. Mac Dill also hosts the two Unified Commands of Special Operations Command and US Central Command. Deployed to Saudi a Arabia in support of Desert Storm. I took early retirement in 1995 as part of the downsizing of the military. I'm currently the Manager of Procurement and Contracts for the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) in Orlando Florida. If you're ever down this way, drop a line.
Pete Bell, Class of 1994
I am currently serving in Iraq as a scout in the 82nd Airborne Division.
Berta Benalcazar , Class of 1969

1976 - 1979
Served as Dental officer in Korea and At Ft. Belvoir Virginia.

Steve Black , Class of 1975

Colonel (retired) USAF - I spent 27 years in the Air Force as a helicopter pilot and commander. I retired in 2007 and now live in Spokane, Washington.

Christopher Bock-Bacalao, Class of 2003
I am a Sergeant and am stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas. I've done one 14 month tour in Iraq and am getting ready to deploy on a second here in the coming months.
Craig Boreman, Class of 1990
LtCol in the US Air Force. Now stationed at WPAFB in Dayton, OH as a developmental/behavioral pediatrician. At RAF Lakenheath, England from 2005-2009.
Robert Brown , Class of 1963
Served in the UA Air Force from 1967 - 1975. Chanute AFB, IL 67 - 71: 3345th AB Group Hq Squadron Commander; Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN 71 - 72: 600th Photo Squadron Executive Officer; Whiteman AFB, MO 72 - 75: 510th Strategic Missile Squadron Minuteman Missile Launch Officer
Gregory D. Boyd, Class of 1972

Ray Link and Greg joined the Marines together in 1972 - Following graduation from UAHS they attended Boot Camp together at Parris Island, South Carolina. Greg served as an Enlisted Marine and a Commissioned Officer until retiring as a Major in 1995. This included service with conventional and Special Operations units in combat in Beirut, Panama and Desert Storm. Subsequently Greg completed another combat tour in Iraq as a Private Military Contractor with the Multinational Force. He is currently a member of the Federal Civil Service assigned to the United States Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC)."

Read information from Greg Boyd about Lance Corporal Doug Barnitz, Class of 1967, who lost his life in Vietnam on June 4, 1969.

Gregory N. Brown, Class of 2002
QMSN, Navigation Department, USS Theodore Roosevelt
Doug Brandt , Class of 1969

June 1971 to January 1973

Basic Training: Ft. Knox, KY. Advanced Individual Training: Fort Polk, LA. Stationed in Aschaffenburg, Germany from June 1971 to January 1973. Rank upon discharge: Specialist 4

Mark Bright , Class of 1969 (Deceased)
101st Airborne Division, Iraq. Piloting Black Hawk and Apache helicopters.
Stan Buck, Class of 1973
101st Airborne Division, Iraq. Piloting Black Hawk and Apache helicopters.
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Travis Caldwell , Class of 1995
Captain in the United States Marine Corps. Currently serving as a helicopter pilot in MCAS New River, North Carolina.
Mark Calvary, Class of 1983
1982-1988 US Army National Guard. 107 ACR.
Eric Casey, Class of 1988
Major in the USMC. I am a graduate of UAHS, currently serving on an exchange with the US Navy SEALS, just returned from Iraq. I have served in Kosovo (1999), two tours in Afghanistan (2001, 2002), and Iraq (2003). I currently live in Virginia Beach, VA. Semper Fidelis.
Jared "Jari" Chaney, Class of 1970
US Army, Captain. Served 1975-1979, Public Affairs Officer, Fort Gordon GA.
William Ford Clapp, Class of 1948
Lt US and Canadian Navy
Disbursing Officer Sasebo Japan and Soeul Korea 1952 -54
Larry Conrad, Class of 1963
I served as an Accounting and Finance Officer in the United States Air Force from 1969-1973 with assignments in Nebraska, Thailand and Germany. Afterwards, I continued to work for the Air Force and the Department of Defense as a civilian employee with jobs in Colorado, Germany and Maine. My final assignment for 13 years was the Director of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service center in Limestone, Maine, with 625 employees, and I retired in 2008 with 39 years of service to the Department of Defense.
Brady Crosier, Class of 1988
Lieutenant Colonel, US Army - China Foreign Area Officer
Kyle Crosby, Class of 2001

Kyle is currently an F-16 pilot flying the F-16, and is now stationed at Shaw AFB, South Carolina and is a part of the 77th Fighter Squadron--the Gamblers.

Jason Cunnyngham, Class of 2002
Army Reserves - active
Phil Curtis - Class of 1963
I served in the US Army Reserves as a 1st Lieutenant in Signal Corps from 1970 to 1978. I was a Distinguished Military Student in ROTC at Harvard, the last contingent to conduct exercises on grounds of the University (today they are held at MIT and Tufts). I was a recipient of the Armed Forces Service Medal and later served as President of the Memorial Day Association of Georgia and Avenue of Flags.
Jim Custer - Class of 1968
1972 - 1974 United States Air Force Honor Guard
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Tim Danforth , Class of 1964
Retired as a LTC after 20 years of service in the USAF. Two tours in Southeast Asia in 1969-1970, awarded a Silver Star. During the balance of my career I had various assignments including operational missions in the F-15 Eagle and the F-16 Falcon. I retired in 1988 after commanding an F-16 fighter squadron.

James C (Jay) Dauksch, Jr., Class of 1954
Served in the US Army from 1954 to 1956, stationed in Ft. Knox, KY, Ft. Ord, Ca, Army Chemical Center, MD, and Valley Forge Army Hospital in PA.
Charles Dawson, Class of 1985
Charles Dawson, Class of ‘85, currently serving in the Ohio Army National Guard in Taji, Iraq. I am attached to the 1483rd Transportation Company out of Walbridge, Ohio. I enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1990 and served for 8 years to 1998. I reenlisted in 2006. I am due to return home toward the end of June, 2010.
Tyler Dawson, Class of 2002
Marines, Camp LeJeune NC
William R. Deck, Class of 1963

Entered the Army in July 1968. Assignments as follows:

1969 to Germany - 3rd Armor Div. Friedberg Germany
1970 -1971 25th Inf. Div. Chu Chi RVN
1972 – 1976 82nd Abn. Div. Ft. Bragg, NC
1976 – 1979 3rd Support Command Hanau Germany
1979 – 1981 18th Abn. Corps Ft. Bragg, NC
1981 – 1985 Special Operations Assignment Northern VA
1985 – 1988 Special Projects Support Activity Ft. Belvoir, VA
Retired 1988


Working on a SOCOM Satellite Communications Contract L-3 Communications
Home - Summerville, SC
Note: Son (Stephen) graduated from OSU 2003
US Army Infantry Ranger, Abn, Captain (resigned his commission 2009)
2004 – 2005 1st Armor Div. Friedberg Germany
2005 – 2006 1st Armor Div. Anbar, Iraq
2006 – 2008 1st Armor Div Friedberg & Hanau Germany

Note the similarity of assignments


Scott Denis Class of 1969

August, 1972 - August, 1974; US Army, Alaska

Jessica K. Deverse, Class of 2001
Ensign in the US Navy and is a CF division officer currently stationed with the U.S.S. Iwo Jima in Norfolk VA.
Douglas Dunlap, Class of 1989
Major, USMC, currently serving as an F/A-18 pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112 in Ft Worth, TX.
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Dave Eastburn, Class of 1994
  Dave is currently the Public Affairs Officer for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division based out of Schofield Barracks, HI and currently deployed to Jalalabad, Afghanistan where he'll return to Hawaii in the spring of 2012.
Ted Eisenman , Class of 1976
Ted Eisenman, served in the U.S. Navy from Dec 1976 - January 1997. Spent most of my time in the Navy in the field of communications. Some highlights were: Iranian Hostage Crisis, Freedom of Navigation Operations off the coast of Libya, Capture of the Achille Lauro Terrorists, participated in Desert Shield/Storm while assigned to U.S. Central Command. My retirement took place in the Pentagon among a lot of new friends. Currently working as a Federal Contractor supportingthe Navy in the Northern Virginia area.
Steve Erickson, Class of 1962

I was a Civil Engineer Corps Officer in the US Navy from 1969 to 1989 and have been retired for more than 20 years. LCDR, CEC, USN-R, 1969 TO 1989. I served in Vietnam, Okinawa, Tokyo, and the east and west coast of the USA. In 2004, I spent 6 months in Baghdad working on the reconstruction Program for Berger-URS JV overseeing the Security and Justice Sector. I am in front of a downed F-4 in Da Nang, RVN in 1971 on Monkey Mountain. The second picture is in the ancient city of Ur, Iraq during a field trip while working with the Army Corps of Engineers. Here is another picture when I was the Operations Officer fr NMCB 3 from 1977 to 1979.

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Jarred A. Fishman, Esq., Class of 1989
 First Lieutenant, USAFR. OCS Class O-2005-03, McGee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, TN. Duty station: Andrews AFB, Pentagon 14N3 Intelligence Branch.
David Fox, Class of 1979
Al Asad Air Base, Iraq Security Chief, 4th LAAD Security Battalion. 2005. Semper Fi!
Coleman Fox, Class of 1998
Serving in Iraq
Nelson French , Class of 1943

Year and a half: Army Enlisted Reserve
Four years: Cadet, US Military Academy, West Point
Five and a half years: US Army, mostly as Nuclear Officer in the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project
Two and a half years: Captain, US Army Reserves
Lt. Andrew Frick, Class of 1997
USMC Combat Engineer, 4th CEB Knoxville, TN
Major Robert Frink, Class of 1982

I graduated from the US Air Force Academy and The University of Texas. I've been an instructor pilot in the T-38, C-12, C-141, T-37 and the T-6, and been to 88 countries and Antarctica -- some missions more enjoyable than others (Iraq, Uganda, Saudi, Zaire, etc).

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Matthew A. Goetz, Class of 2000

Local resident and graduate of Upper Arlington High School ('02) and The Ohio State University ('06) LTjg Matthew A. Goetz, USN, recently returned from his work as Operations Officer aboard hospital ship USNS COMFORT in Port au Prince, Haiti. LTjg Goetz managed boat and helicopter medical evacuations, on-site field hospital assessment teams, patient/procedure tracking, International Non-Governmental Organization coordination, and continued logistical support for the ship's two months mission.

Following his transition into the Naval Reserve this summer, Matthew will attend the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Massachusetts, working toward a Master of Education (Ed.M) in Secondary Education. His professional focus as a practitioner is redevelopment of international education infrastructure, with future work to include close ties to UN efforts in countries undergoing reconstruction.

Mary Suzanne Gordon (Nelson), Class of 1976

Retired United States Air Force Lt. Col: 23 years of service in the Nurse Corps: Flight Nurse/Instructor Republic of the Philippines, Consultant for Emergency Trauma Nursing to the USAF Surgeon General, Hospital Commander deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom March 2002.

Graduated from The Ohio State University with a BSN in 1982. Graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston with an MSN in 1992. Graduated from the University of Maryland Health Science Center Baltimore in 2000 with a Ph.D.

Currently the Director of Health Promotions at Travis AFB, CA Married in 1986 to Randy Edward Nelson of Seattle retired USAF F4 Phantom pilot

Paul Grant , Class of 1969

US Coast Guard Reserves from 1969 - 1975.

Andrew Greenwood, Class of 1994

I have been in the Navy since graduating from Ohio State in 1998. After a couple of years in flight school I did my first fleet tour stationed in Atsugi, Japan for 3 years flying the F-18C/E from 2002-2005. My follow on tour was in Pensacola, Florida as a flight instructor from 2005-2008, and I am currently on a 12 month tour in Bahrain supporting the Global War on Terror.

Dean Grinch, Class of 1969

November, 1969 - November, 1971

Enlisted Summer of 1969. Boot Camp San Diego/Camp Pendleton. Served in FMF Atlantic HQ, Norfolk, VA; 1st Marine Air Wing, Danang, Viet Nam and MCAS Iwakuni, Japan.

Charlie Groezinger , Class of 1968

US Army: June 1970 - June 1973

US Army Security Agency, Electronic Equipment Repair, stationed in Alaska

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Cpl. Joshua A. Hall, Class of 2002
I am an Active Duty Marine Serving with 5th Battalion 11th Marine Regiment currently located at Camp Pendleton CA.
Rebecca (Becky) Hamparian McGovern, Class of 1977
I served in the U.S. Air Force from 1982-1992 as an Air Intelligence Officer. I was stationed in South Korea for a year and had temporary duty in both Japan and the Philippines. I was also stationed stateside in Mississippi, Colorado, Texas and Ohio at Wright Patterson AFB. My husband, Michael is a 1981 Air Force Academy graduate who retired ( Lt. Col) from active duty in 2001. We now reside with our two children in Chicago. I am very proud and thankful that so many UA graduates have/are serving our country.
Marvin G. Hanson, Class of 1953
GySgt Retired USMC: August,1953 to October,1973

I started after boot camp in Item Co 3rd Bat 6th Marine on to Able Co 1st Bat 7th Marines. Spent the next years in supply field.
Wyman Haskins , Class of 1956

U.S. Army Reserves


Peter T. Hawk, Class of 1984
1989-2008 US Air Force. Served as a C-5 Galaxy Crew Chief, C-5 Galaxy Flight Engineer, Senior Maintenance Operations Controller, and Senior Command Post Controller. Stations included Travis AFB, Dover AFB, and finally Nellis AFB. Served in '91 Gulf War, and 2003-2004 OIF in Baghdad, Iraq. Flew all over the world on the C-5 and really loved that F.E. job! Now I produce audio books and music in my studio.
Chuck Hechler, Class of 1978
I am a graduate of UAHS, class of 1978. I proudly served 20 years in the US Coast Guard and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer. I currently work in Information Technology and live in Ventura, California.
Bob Herum, Class of 1973
Graduated from Iowa State in 1977 and joined the Army in early 1978. Served 8 1/2 years on active duty, leaving as a Captain. Got into insurance management and worked for Provident Life and Accident and American United Life Insurance Company in several positions. Also stayed in the US Army Reserve and am a Colonel. Currently am a Field Vice President for the Group Division. However, am currently on military leave and preparing to go to Iraq for a one year deployment. Am a Colonel and will be advising an Iraqi National Police Division, and heading a team of 158 advisors. Coincidently, Col Kevin McClinn is in the unit I was recently Deputy Commander for and we have discussed our UA days.
Ken Heslin , Class of 1966
I served in the USAF from January,1968 to November, 1970 as a AC&W Radar Repair Repairman at the 773rd AC&W Radar Squadron, Montauk AFS, LI. NY.
Miller Hollinger, Class of 2001
Serving in the Marines.
Daniel Holstein, Class of 1963

UA Navy: May 1965 to Jan 1977

Served in Western Pacific during Vietnam Conflict. Chief Engineer on Minesweeper, Damage Control Officer on Guided Missile Cruiser.

CPT Doug Hoyt, Class of 1991
Armor officer in the U.S. Army currently finishing his second tour with 3rd Infantry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
MAJ Greg Hoyt, Class of 1988
Armor officer in the U.S. Army currently serving as an Intelligence Operations Officer in the Republic of South Korea.
Ryan Hutton , Class of 2004
I graduated from UAHS class of 2004. I earned my degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Central State University and Commissioned in 2010 as a 2LT, United States Army. I am stationed at Fort Bliss, TX and served one tour in Afghanistan. I am transitioning out to the Reserves/Guard later this year.
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Captain Matthew James, Class of 1995
Major in the United States Marine Corps who is currently serving as a Battalion Operations Officer. I have served two tours in Iraq (2003 and 2009). I am currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan.

Jerald J (Jerry) Johnson, Class of 1962
I served in the US Air Force from 1967-1971. I trained in Russian language at Syracuse University, and was stationed at Karamursel, Turkey, 1969-1970 as a Russian Linguist.
Last year of service at Castle AFB, CA.
Maj. Michael Johnson, Class of 1983
UA Army 3rd Infantry Division
XO, 3-69 AR
Unit #93109
David Lynn Jones, Class of 1956

US Army: March 17, 1961 - April 1, 1981

Special Duty Officer - Geophysics; Commander, USN (Ret)

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Colin Kane, Class of 1996
Currently serving in the US Navy.
LT. Kevin Kennedy, Class of 1979

Active duty LDO Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy currently stationed at CCSG-10 in Norfolk, VA.. Prior AW and Naval Search and Rescue swimmer. 25 years of service April 2010. Currently preparing for my 7th long deployment onboard a nuclear carrier. I'd like to thank all military members your service. It is most honorable the sacrifices you have made for your country and away from your families and friends.

Brad Klemesrud, Class of 1994

Brad Klemesrud is a F-16 Pilot for the Air Force Reserves at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth, Texas.

He has deployed all over the world including most recently a mission in Afghanistan. He is married to Shannon Baker, also UA Class of 1994

Michael Knilans , Class of 2002

After graduating from Bowling Green State University, Mike enlisted in the US Army.

He is a paratrooper currently stationed at Camp Taji, Iraq, with 1/325 Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. His Duty Station is Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Tyler Kuamoo, Class of 2002
Tyler joined the National Guard soon after graduating from Upper Arlington in 2002. As an infantry specialist assigned to B-Co 1-115th/TF 118, he was deployed to Iraq in 2005 as a saw gunner in a mobilized Humvee unit. Upon returning to the states after this tour Tyler was nominated as a soldier of the year candidate and eventually was awarded the honor of Soldier of the Year for the state of Maryland. Tyler was unable to compete nationally as he was once again deployed to Iraq in mid-2007 as a Sergeant, commanding a Humvee unit. Tyler returned to the States in 2008 after two successful tours abroad in combat zones. He is now married to Stacie Green and they reside in Baltimore Maryland where he is retired from the military.
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Bobby Lane, Class of 2005
Serving active duty at Camp Lejuene as United States Marine. Bobby has already completed a tour of duty in Iraq.
John Livingston , Class of 1969

October, 1973 - March, 1992

Desert Storm Desert Shield, Grenada; USS Virginia and Fleet Service Support Group; US Marines Camp Lejeune NC; Naval Hospital, Portsmouth Va; Acting Chief of Surgery Oak Knoll Naval Hospital; Chief of Surgery Naval Hospital Keflivik Iceland; NATO Joint Command

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Fred McGavran, Class of 1961

August 1965-March 1969

After OCS and Supply Corps School, I served as Assistant Supply Officer aboard USS Henrico (APA-45), a fast attack transport, and as Supply Officer aboard YRBM-18, the headquarters for two 10-boat PBR squadrons in the Mekong Delta.11.

Col. Kevin P. McLinn, Class of 1978

1978 was a big year for me. Within a few months that Spring, I earned my Eagle Scout, joined the Ohio Army National Guard, earned the Northwest La Sertoma Youth Service Award, and graduated from UAHS.

During my time in service I jumped out of jets with a parachute, built airfields in Alaska, went downhill skiing with the Turkish Olympic ski team, cleared live minefields in Korea, served on the faculty at Ball State University, Built schools in Honduras, led a special team to recover a B24 Liberator that crashed in France in 1944, attended Christmas mass in Heidelberg, Germany, constructed base camps for Iraqi security forces, and stood up a new 11,000-member Expeditionary Sustainment Command in nine states. It wasn’t just a job…

I retired after 33 years of service on July 1, 2011.

Lt. Matthew Mcraw, Class of 1993
United States Navy SEAL, Germany, Middle East
CSM Dale L. Miller, Class of 1977

I am a class of 77 graduate serving on Active Duty with the National Guard. I have served in Armor, Cavalry and Aviations units. Presently I am assigned to the Eastern Army Aviation Training Site where I am serving as the Command Sergeant Major and School Commandant. I plan on retiring from the military in 2014 after 30 years.

CSM Dale L. Miller
Operations Sergeant Major
28th Combat Aviation Brigade

Brady Minich, MSgt, USAF, Class of 2000
I am currently a Master Sergeant in the US Air Force, serving at Rickenbacker ANGB, Ohio. I have accomplished overseas tours in Turkey, Bahrain, and Iraq amongst various other locations. I am a Logistics Management Specialist.
Robert R. "Mitch" Mitchell, Class of 1975
Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army Band Field 1975-1988.

Basic Training at Ft. Knox KY Aug - Oct 1975, Armed Forces School of Music, Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek VA Oct 1975 - May 1976 (Basic Music course, graduated 2nd in class), 9th Infantry Division Band and Soldiers Chorus Ft. Lewis WA Jun 1975 - Dec 1979 (Pianist, Tubist, Percussionist, Choir Accompanist and Choir Director), Armed Forces School of Music, Jan - Jun 1980 (Advanced Bandsmens / Senior Noncommissioned Officers Course), 8th Army Band, Seoul Korea Jul 1980 - Jun 1983 (Pianist, Percussionist, Tubist, Drum major, Stage band Director, Jazz combo Director, Enlisted Concert Band Conductor), 1st Cavalry Division Band, Ft. Hood TX Jul 1983 - May 1985 (Pianist, Percussionist, Tubist, Drum Major, Stage Band Director, Top 40 Band Leader, Jazz Combo Leader, Enlisted Concert Band Conductor) Armed Forces School of Music Jun 1985 - May 1986 (Instructor) Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) International Band Jun 1986 - Aug 1988 (Founding member of the world's only international military band, Pianist, Percussionist, Tubist, Enlisted Band Leader, Acting 1st Sergeant, Drum major).

During this time, SFC Mitchell performed as a soloist for many heads of state, some of which include, President Gerald Ford, Korean President Chun Doo Hwan, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, HRH Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, and King Badoiun of Belgium. Military awards include: the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, 4 awards of the Good Conduct Medal, the Korean defense Service Medal and the German Shutzenschnurr in silver. The German Schutzenschnurr is a marksmanship award in 3 levels, gold being the highest, followed by silver, then bronze. The corresponding American awards would be expert, followed by sharpshooter, then marksman.

I'm currently living in Ashburn VA (Greater Washington DC metro area) where I'm a director of music ministries as well as a private music teacher/free-lance musician.

Oliver J. Mitchell, Class of 2001
AIC - Air Force
Michael Monaghan, Class of 2005
Michael was discharged from the Marines on January 15, 2010.
Paul Moore, Class of 1977
Served in the Marine Corps infantry. Went to OCS in 1983 and became a pilot in the US Navy. Flew the A-6E Intruder on the USS Ranger (CV-61) during operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch and in support of the Marine landings in Somalia. Retired as a Commander in the Naval Reserve.
Steven Morgan , Class of 1966

I am a retired rear admiral in the US Navy who served in Vietnam, on nuclear submarines and in support of various contingency operations as a reserve.

I retired in 2003 and now lead British military procurement in England.

Josh Mueller, Class of 2000
Presently at Naval Academy.
Patrick Myers, Class of 2000
Currently serving as sonar technician submarine onboard the USS Ohio Gold Crew, guided missile nuclear submarine homeported in Bangor, Washington.
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Ken Nicol, Class of 1964

July 1965 to July 1971:121st Tactical Fighter Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard. Served on active duty from November 1967 to July 1969 during Vietnam War, assigned to Korea, Kunsan, Osan & Taegu Air Force bases during tour.

Thomas Norman , Class of 1959
US Army Served with the 101st Airborne, Ft Campbell, Kentucky. Served with the 8th Army in Ascome District Command, Korea.
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Captain John (J.C.) Oberst, Class of 1975
I am a veteran who served 20 plus years in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Flight Officer and retired in 2011 at the rank of Captain.
David A. Ohlinger, Class of 1997
David is currently serving in the United States Air Force since 1999. He is now working in the Air Force OSI as a criminal investigator and has been a USAF High Power Rifle Team member since 2007. His past assignments include Eglin AFB (FL), Offutt AFB (NE), Geilenkirchen ABS (Germany), Wright-Patterson AFB (OH), and Pope AFB (NC).

SrA Vince Olshove, Class of 2000
SSgt in the Air Force, currently stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C.
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Chuck Palmer , Class of 1967

US Marine Corps: June, 1967 - August, 1970

2 and a half tours in Vietnam. 1st and 3rd Marine Divisions. Staff Sergeant.

COL Mike Pappas, Class of 1982
Michael J. Pappas, currently stationed in Washington, DC. Will be assigned to the Department of the Army G2 (Intelligence) in the Summer of 2011.
Gary E. Paul, Class of 1971

White House Communications Agency, The White House, 1972-1975. Presidential Service Medal awarded in 1974. Served President Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford.

Lynn Peterson Class of 1989

I was stationed in Norfolk VA on the USS Emory S. LAND AS 39 and USS MOUNT WHITNEY FROM 1994- 1996. I was in the Navy. I am a Disabled American Veteran.

Ken Pfeifer , Class of 1969

June, 1969 - December 15, 2011

Command Sergeant Major Pfeifer began his military career at 17, when he enlisted in the Army Reserve in June of 1969. His first assignment was the 366th Medical Detachment, Veterinary Services, as a 91R, Food Inspection Specialist. In 1974 CSM Pfeifer transferred to the 367th Public Affairs Detachment, where he was the Art Director for the 83rd ARCOM monthly magazine. CSM Pfeifer, then Specialist 5 Pfeifer, was discharged from the Army in June of 1975, the same day that he graduated from The Ohio State University. In August of 1983, He re-enlisted into the 2078th USARF School as the Asst. Operations NCO. He quickly moved through various assignments, with the school, finally ending up as a Senior NCOES Instructor, having taught PLDC, BNCOC, ANCOC, and First Sergeants Course. In 1987 SFC Pfeifer moved to the 83rd ARCOM staff, as the Asst. Training NCO, where he was utilized as an evaluator for all instruction in the 83rd ARCOM operational area. In 1988, he returned to the 2078th as a Senior NCOES Instructor.

In 1990, Master Sergeant Pfeifer attended the 79D MOS Course, and after graduating first in the class, he became a Senior Retention NCO in the 83rd ARCOM Strength Management Division. In 1992 he was selected by a United States Army Reserve Command board to be The First U.S. Army Liaison NCO for Emergency Preparedness to the Ohio National Guard, State Area Command, at the rank of Sergeant Major. He was selected as the Command Sergeant Major for the 391st Military Police Battalion in 1994, and then as the command Sergeant Major for the 307th Medical Group in 1998. CSM Pfeifer was mobilized from the 307th Med Group in March of 2001 to become the Command Sergeant Major for Task Force Medical Falcon IV, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. In November of 2001, CSM Pfeifer was selected to be the Command Sergeant Major of the 643rd Area Support Group, the senior Army Reserve Noncommissioned Officer in the State of Ohio. In the third year of his tenure, he was again deployed, for a 14 month tour at Ft. Polk, LA, as the Command Sergeant Major for the Mobilization and Demobilization mission. Upon his return, he asked for, and received the Command Sergeant Major position at the 325th Finance Battalion. In 2007 CSM Pfeifer retired after 30 years of service.

CSM Pfeifer is a Graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy, The Garrison Command Sergeants Major Course, Senior NCO Battle Staff Course, First Sergeants Course, Senior NCO Course, Advanced NCO Course, and Basic NCO Course He has received the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, The Army Commendation Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, The Army Achievement Medal, The Good Conduct Medal, The Reserve Component Achievement Medal with one silver and one bronze oak leaf cluster, The National Defense Medal with 2 service stars, The Kosovo Campaign Medal with one campaign star, The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, The Reserve Medal with M device and the numeral 2, The NCO Professional Development Ribbon with the numeral 4, The Army Service Ribbon, The Overseas Service Ribbon, The Overseas Training Ribbon, The NATO Ribbon for Kosovo, and The Career Counselors Badge.CSM Pfeifer resides in Dublin, Ohio, with his wife, Dawn and his Daughter, Sarah. He is employed by Stone Search Services as a Senior Consultant.

Andrew Pope , Class of 2005

I joined the U.S. Army Reserves in 2011and was assigned for 3 years to an Engineer Battalion. During that time, I was also was attending graduate school at Bowling Green State University and earning a commission through ROTC.

After completing BGSU's ROTC program I was assigned to Active Duty in Field Artillery and is currently assigned to 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Polk, LA.

John Powles, Class of 1987

UA Army: August,1987 - August, 1991

Veteran of Infantry, Airborne, and Air-assault schools
101st Airborne 1/187 inf B co. Ft Campbell,KY
B co & HHC 1/506 inf Camp Greaves, South Korea
Multi-National Force & Observers South Camp Sinai, Egypt

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John (Tom) Read, Class of 1964

Served on Active Duty from 1968 to 1989, as an Aero Medical Evacuation Helicopter Pilot (MedEvac/Dust Off Pilot), and a Health Care Operations Officer. Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 21 years of Service. Served one tour of duty in Viet Nam, as a MedEvac/Dust Off Pilot, for the 1st Cav Division in 1969-70.

After Viet Nam there were numerous Command and Staff positions held in both the U.S. and Europe. My final assignment was with Headquarters Department of the Army, Office of the Surgeon General, WDC, as Health Care Operations Officer. While on Active Duty I attended the U.S. Army Rotary Wing Flight School, Basic and Advanced Courses for Medical Service Corps Officers, the Aerospace Safety Management Course at the University of Southern California, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS. During Active Service was qualified as a Master Army Aviator, and awarded while on Active Duty: The Legion of Merit, three awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross for Valor, the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal with "V" for Valor and 25 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal and Achievement Medals both with Oak leaf Clusters, the Vietnamese Service and Campaign Medals, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star for Valor and numerous other citations for service.

Upon retirement from Active Duty, I worked for Omniflight Helicopters Inc. (an Air Ambulance Contractor) until 2012 at which time I finally retired. While at Omniflight I performed the duties of a Line Pilot, Director of Operations, Chief Pilot and FAA Certified Check Airman in multiple types of helicopters. In 2010, I was recognized by the Helicopter Association International as the "Certified Flight Instructor of the Year."

Dix O. Reeves, Class of 1936 (D)
Dix O.Reeves served in the Marine Corps from 1944-1946 and participated in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign, China Service, and Occupation Service, including Guadal Canal. He was honorably discharged August 7, 1946 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
Marc Rinehart , Class of 1961
After graduating from UAHS in 1961, I attended Bowling Green State University and received my Air Force commission in 1965. I spent 22 years as an AF pilot and retired in 1987.

Assignments: Pilot training at Moody AFB, GA flying T-41, T-37 and T-38; assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB, OH flying the KC-135 - refueling fighters and bombers over Southeast Asia; transitioned to helicopters and flew the UH-1F Huey at Grand Forks AFB, ND; assigned overseas to the HH-3E rescue helicopter at Osan AB, Korea; UH-1F Huey at Hill AFB, UT flying range and base support missions; Section Commander at Squadron Officer School at Maxwell AFB, AL; Commander, UH-1F Detachment at Ellsworth AFB, SD; Plans/Programs at the Air Force Academy, CO; Commander, 94ATS (Soaring and Parachuting Program) at USAFA; Commander, 3588th FTS (Undergraduate Helicopter Training) Ft Rucker, AL; Operations Officer, Civil Air Patrol, Rocky Mountain Region, Lowry AFB, CO. Retired in 1987 as a Lt Colonel. Flew for American Airlines for 15 years retiring in 2003 as a Captain on the S-80 aircraft.

David Robenalt , Class of 1969
347th Personnel Srv Co. US Army Reserves
Sean Rough , Class of 1990
Served 71/2 years as a Builder in the US Navy SeaBee's, stationed at Miramar Naval Air Station San Diego, and Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
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Benjamin Salzgaber, Class of 2006
Benjamin is currently in the Army and is stationed in Iraq, ranked as a specialist.
Daniel Salzgaber, Class of 2001
Daniel was in the USAF as a machinist/welder. Basic training was on Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Went to tech school on Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. Finished his time as a SrA in 2008.
Capt. Scott Sandhoff, Class of 1993
Signal Officer
1st Cavalry 8th Battalion
Ft. Hood TX
Tonja Sateren Aleshire, Class of 1984
1986-2002 US Army Reserve. Served US Army 1987-1989 and 1990-91 Desert Storm in Medical Laboratory. Presently a school psychologist, single with 3 AWESOME kids: Anthony, age 18, a 2008 UA grad; Chris, age 17, 2009UA grad; Somer, age 11.
Steve Sims, Class of 1968
I served in the USAF from 1973 to 1977, stationed at NORAD, in Colorado Springs, CO, as a computer repairman (with a Top Secret clearance).
CW3 (Retired) April St. John LeBlanc, Class of 1979
Enlisted in the Army National Guard while a senior in high school. Blackhawk and Huey pilot for 16 years. Duty stations include; AASF #1, Worthington, OH, AASF #2, Canton, OH, CECAT, Hilo, HI, Anderson, SC, and Columbia, SC. Deployed to Honduras, Central America in 1989. Retired after 21 years of service in 2000. Married to Harold LeBlanc, another Warrant Officer, pilot, and former Special Forces soldier, in Hilo, Hawaii, 1996. Completed my Master's Degree in Teaching in 2005. I work for Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY as an Elementary Special Education Teacher.
Hunter Philip Spano, Class of 2009
US Army. Hunter entered basic training on July 3, 2009 (graduated from UAHS in June) and will be in Ft. Benning, Georgia until his airborne training is over; it starts in mid-October.
Matt St. Clair , Class of 2002

I am currently an active duty Army Captain serving with the 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters in Kandahar, Afghanistan as a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. I should return home around August 2013.

Rob St. Clair, Class of 1966
I joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1968, and after graduation from college I served a year in Vietnam (1971-1972). I subsequently transferred to the Reserves, and after 28 years I retired as a colonel in 1996. And yes, that’s my son, Matt St. Clair, Class of 2002. We argue about Army and Marine Corps stuff all of the time.
Mitch Stafford, Class of 2000
Served in Iraq.
Casey Stamper, Class of 1975
12 years active duty, 9 years Army Reserve, will be activated w/in the next couple of months for deployment (~Oct 2004).
Guy Starbuck, Class of 1988
I was in the army from 1988-1991, and served as a musician and rifleman in the First Armored Division Band, including service in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait during Operation Desert Storm. I'm currently a software architect living in Waunakee, WI with my wife and two kids.
George Stegmiller, Class of 1998
I am currently a Captain in the USMC flying the AH-1W Cobra. I Have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and am stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA and attached to HMLA-369.
John Stegmiller, Class of 1961
Captain John R. Stegmiller, CEC, USNR (Ret.). I have retired (from the Navy, but not from working) after serving nearly 30 years in the Navy CEC (Civil Engineer Corps). Upon receiving my commission from The President, I served in Gulfport, Mississippi, from which I deployed to Vietnam. We built bridges working 24/7 and under lights at night in the war zone. We did civic action projects such as building schools and such for local villages. Next, I served in Norfolk, VA, on the staff of the NATO Admiral during the secret construction of Diego Garcia Naval Base strategically located in the Indian Ocean. All residents were moved off the island, a full-service base was built including an airport, a hospital, and a deep water harbor for carriers. After transferring from active duty to reserve duty, I was privileged to be selected by the following three Reserve Admirals to serve on their personal staffs. I traveled all over the country and abroad on behalf of the Admirals inspecting facilities and construction equipment, recommending and supervising upgrades to same. One assignment was to design detailed contingency mobilization plans for all the construction personnel and equipment in the Atlantic Fleet to mobilize for various proposed conflicts. We also did domestic civic projects such as building a baseball field in what was originally a ravine in an underserved community in Rhode Island. The Secretary of the Navy flew in by helo and landed on the field to commission it. I was honored to work with many fine professionals during my Navy career. We are honored that our son, George, is serving our country as a Captain in the Marines. The Captain rank is different in the two services. A Navy Captain is equal to a Marine Colonel. The enlisted men and women serving in the construction forces of the Navy are known as the Seabees.
ET3 Noah Stein, Class of 2001
I'm presently stationed in San Diego, CA. aboard the U.S.S. Boxer LHD-4, an amphibious assault ship. I'm an electronics technician, responsible for the maintenance and repair of radio communication. I'll be stationed here in San Diego for the next 4 years.
Jeff Stevenson, Class of 1969

1977 - 1997

Commander (Surface Warfare), Retired

Thomas Doak Strausbaugh, Class of 2000
Graduated from the Naval Academy, and is still in the Navy in Charleston, SC.
Scott Street , Class of 1969

1971 through 1977

Basic training at Lackland Air Force Base San Antonio Texas. Weapons crew for F 100 fighter jets. Converted to A7 fighter bomber. Served with classmate, Steve Morley. Many amazing stories to tell. We spent a two week summer camp in Las Vegas with Air Force Pilot and classmate Mark Bright.

Geoff Stridsberg, Class of 1969
1969-1972 -Served in Vietnam. Honorably discharged.
Ted Stutz, Class of 1996
Captain, US Army
Colorado Springs CO
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LCPL Brian Thomas, Class of 1993
Marines, Camp LeJeune NC
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 Tom Uhlig, Class of 1973

USAF, OHANG, 10/75 thru 04/13

Spent the first 18 years working on Avionics, specifically autopilot and instrument systems. Spent the last 20 years as an aircraft mechanic, crew chief, on a KC135 tanker. Traveled extensively all over the world.

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Jack Varga , Class of 1973
Served 20 years as a physician/ophthalmologist in the US Navy, 1981-2001. Duty stations includes, San Diego, Bethesda, Oakland, Portsmouth, Memphis, Charleston, Naples-Italy and the Pentagon. Currently working in Washington, DC in healthcare information technology.
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Rev. Richard Mark Weaver, Class of 1965
I served in the United States Navy Reserve 1964-1970. I was stationed at Patuxent River Naval Test Center at Patuxent River, Maryland inSquadron VQ-4 from 1967-69.
Graham Webb III, Class of 1973
In 1974 I joined the Army as a heavy truck driver and was stationed in Colorado Springs Co and Newport News VA. After being selected for the Recruiting Command as a recruiter I was assigned to Fremont CA and Columbus OH. After recruiting high school, college students and graduates for a couple of years in Columbus I was selected to recruit medical professionals and retired in 1999. After retiring from the Army, I went back to school and finished my degree (With the help form my wife and the VA). Presently I’m working for Franklin County Board of MR/DD assisting individuals with cognitive disabilities finding competitive community employment.
David Westin, Class of 1993
Captain in the Marine Corps. I am the company commander stationed at Buckley Air Station in Aurora, Colorado (Denver). I should be here from 2007-2009. From 2003-2007 I was stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where I did three tours in Iraq.
LCDR Scott R. Whaley, Class of 1989

Commander Scott R. Whaley, USN recently completed a tour at US Special Operations Command where he deployed to Afghanistan. in February, 2010 he reported to the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ as the Intelligence Officer. Scott and his wife Jenny Davis Whaley (UAHS 90) live in San Diego, CA where the NIMITZ is homeported.

Commander Whaley is currently the Vice Deputy Director of Battlespace Awareness for the Intelligence Directorate of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, DC.

Ensign Scott Williams, Class of 1997
Navy Flight School, Corpus Christi, TX
Chris Wilson, Class of 2001
SrA in the Air Force. I am aircrew on the C-5 as a Loadmaster.
Peter Winters, Class of 1964
US Navy, August 1966 to January 1997, retired as a Chief Petty Officer

Military Occupational Specialty: Storekeeper. Designated as an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) in 1982. Served on numerous classes of afloat vessels and on 3 shore stations during my career.

Afloat commands included tours of duty on vessels deployed to Viet Nam, Beirut, the First Gulf War, and the UN Peacekeeping Force in the Adriatic Sea. The shore stations included duty as a staff member at Commander Naval Surface Force US Atlantic Fleet; Home Town Recruiter in Columbus 1978-1980; and Supply Officer and General Military Instructor at NROTC, University of Florida.

Upon retirement from the navy in 1997, I joined Florida Pest Control in Gainesville, Florida, retiring as a Supervisor in the Household Pest Division, in the fall of 2012. Hobbies: Amateur Radio Operator; 1995 to present, currently the President of the Gainesville Amateur Club.

Carla Workman Vulgamore- US NAVY NURSE CORPS
I was in the Navy Nurse Corps: 2 years at OSU Nursing School in the Navy's Nurse Corp Candidate Program and 3 years active duty at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA. I was a full Lieutenant when I was discharged 8/1976.
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IN MEMORY OF DOUG BARNITZ, Class of 1967, who died in Vietnam.

Lance Corporal Doug Barnitz is memorialized on the 3rd Recon Battalion Monument.
Click to enlarge the image.

Read Patrick Dynes' recollections of Doug, his childhood friend and neighbor.
Read Pam Board Caldes' memories of Doug Barnitz. 
Read information about Doug Barnitz from Greg Boyd, Class of 1972


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