THE MILITARY WARRIOR
It is the Military Warrior, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
It is the Military Warrior, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
It is the Military Warrior, not the politicians, that ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
It is the Military Warrior who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.
- Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, Sergeant, USMC
Lord, let me not in service lag.
Let me be worthy of our flag.
Let me remember when I'm tired,
The heroes who have died.
In freedom's name and in my way,
Teach me to be as brave as they,
In all I am, in all I do,
Unto our flag I would be true.
For God and country let me stand,
Unstained of soul, clean of hand.
Teach me to serve and guard and love,
The starry flag that flies above.
Licking Heights Alumni Association, Inc.
Preserving the Past for the Promise of a Future
P.O. Box 77
Summit Station, Ohio 43073
Christina Blythe Casto, President
Honoring Our Military Alums
??? Nelson Krumn---Army---KIA WWII
??? Jim Orr
??? Gene Goble
??? Bill Gorey---KIA
1936 Byron W Geiger--- Army---PFC---KIA Battle of Bulge WWII
1938 Edwin Dale Houck ---- Army WWII
1938 Harold L Geiger---- Navy (Pilot)---Ensign---WWII
1938 Rolland Jeffers--- Air Force---WWII & Viet Nam
1939 Leland R Cantlebary--- Army---Colonel
1940 John E Houck--- Army---Tech Sgt/5---WWII
1941 John F Walter--- Air Force (Pilot)---Flight Officer---WWII
1942 Ralph Eugene (Gene) Blair –U.S. Navy during WW II and Korea
1943 M Lynne Geiger--- Army---WWII
1947 Francis "Doc" Lewis - Navy WWII
1947 Richard Bundy - Coast Guard 24 years
1947 Robert Woodruff – Army
1950 Charles Baird--- Air Force
1950 Gene Harr--- Air Force
1950 Gene Fishbaugh--- Air Force
1950 Charles Baird---- Pilot Captain USAF
1952 Frank Washburn--- Army---Korean & Viet Nam
1952 James Russell--- West Point Grad
1952 Howard Shaffer--- Air Force Lt.Col.--26 yrs.--Worked in space program on Titan Launch program before retirement
1952 Donald L. Phillips- U.S.Army Korean War
1953 William (Bill) Lines--- Army --- Korean Conflict
1953 Bob Wilt--- Navy---Korean War
1954 Bob Monaghan--- Navy---2nd Class---Korean War
1954 Bob Link--- Navy---Korean War
1954 Joe Persons--- Navy---Korean War
1954 Harold G Albery Jr--- Marines---Colonel
1954 William V Major--- Air Force---S Master Sgt
1955 Thomas Thorpe--- Navy---Lieutenant
1955 Thomas McCullough--- Navy---Lieutenant
1959 - David Kinser
1959 - William Burns
1959 - Heinz Proestbl
1960 - "Teddy" Appleman - US Army 1st Infantry Division Viet Nam War
1961 Jerry Thompson-- would have graduated Class of 1961, joined Marines instead,was killed in battle.
1965 Gerald (Jerry) Wheeler--- Army 67-70---SP5
1965 Theron L. Morrison--medic in the US Navy during the Vietnam War
1965 Charles A. "Butch" Haegele, US Marine Corp. Viet Nam
1965 Frank D. Chan, Jr.---US Army, 70-73--SP5/E5---MOS 27F20
1967 Sylvester Conley Jr.-- Marines & Airforce, Vietnam, retired
1967 Wayne McFarland-- Army
1967 Charles L. “Chuck” Stout--Army Security Agency 1968-1971 and 1973-1976 10yrs, Captain, Helicopter Pilot Viet Nam, Korea, and Germany
1967 Howard Pruitt - US Army
1968 David Lee Maze---- Army---KIA Viet Nam (5/28/70)
1969 Eugene Gollihue-- Marines, KIA Vietnam
1969 Harold Thomas--- Retired from Navy as E-8
1970 Larry Conley-- Marines
1971 - Lee Fuller was a Marine ,US Navy served on the USS Independence
1971 - Steve Maloy
1971 Robert Compton - Navy from 1972 to 1977. HM2, USS Hunley
1972 - Calvin Gore was in the Navy
1972 Anita Bare, Ohio Air National Guard full-time (AGR)from 15 May 1975- 01 Mar 2004, Chief MSgt, Superintendent of Personnel
1973 James M. Ellis--- Army 74-78 SP4, Naval Air Reserves NAS Dallas 79-80 AG2, Texas Army National
1973 - David Romine, USAF, 21 years,
SMSgt, Taiwan, England (twice), Texas, Saudi
Arabia (twice), Crete - retired in Englandl Guard 81 SGT
1973 - Debbie Green Lee was USAF,
1973- Nancy Shaw Coleman was USAF
1973 - Bradley Bartter was USAF
1974 Rob DeNune--- Navy Reserve Sea Bees---1st Gulf War, Retired from Navy
1977 Kevin Flewellen--- 23 yrs. in Air Force and Ohio Nat. Guard
1977 John Wooten---Class of 1977--21 yrs. in Air Force--now in Kansas as air traffic controller
1978 James Kilcoyne - Special Forces - Army - Retired
1979 Mark Hoffman—Marines (1979-83)—Sgt. Expeditionary Force, Hq Co, 2nd Marines
1979 William Melson, currently in Air Force at Vance AFB in Enid,
1979 Jeff Edmister - US Coast Guard,1982-1983 E3(Seaman), US Navy, 1983-1986 Airman, US Army, 1986-1996 1LT
1980 Tim Sammons--- Air Force & Air Force Reserve, Ohio Air National Guard, retired as Tech Sgt.---was in during Gulf war
1980 Barry Stallard -- Air Force Reserves
1980 John T. Walls--- 17 yrs. in Army Nat. Guard and Dessert Storm Vet
1981 Stan Elliott--- Navy 81-85
1981 John Estes Marines
1981 Mark Jones Marines
1982 Loren (Nick) Townsend -- Marines-Desert Storm
1982 Charles Hampton--- Marine Corp 1984-1988
1983 Carolyn (Black) Finan 122nd Ohio Army National Guard Band /SGT E-5/ 21 years
1983 Richard Lott US Army
1983 Don Van Horn US Army 1984-1988
1983 Velva Ables - USN 83-91. E5/ Air Traffic Controller 2nd Class
1985 Rodney Wollam--US Army 1989-1993 (Persian Gulf War)
1985 Mitch Carpenter - US Navy,1985-1981 Radioman, 3rd Class
1986 Don Foster--- Army MP for 6 yrs.
1986 Chris Pack-- US Air Force, 20 + years 1988 to 2008. ☢️ USAF Nuclear Weapons Group
Lowery AFB Nuk School. Denver Co, Plattsbergh AFB New York.- FB 111 Ellsworth AFB. S. Dakota - B-1 Bomber Vandenbergh,Ca.Peacekeeper ICBM Space Command. Awarded many medals for maintaining Nuclear weapons for the Dept of Defense
✈️ Aircraft Loadmasters (USAF)Ft worth Texas , Altus Oklahoma, Spokane Washington Air Force Survival Training. Dover AFB Delaware
C-5 5 yrs 9th AS Instructor. Charleston AFB S. Carolina.C-17 8 yrs 15 AS/ 16th AS
Special Operations/ Evaluator Loadmaster
Awarded several USAF “Air Medals” for flying over 150 combat sorties to Afghanistan and Iraq. Also earned many other campaign and expeditionary medals for aircrew flight duties as a C-17 and C-5 Loadmaster In the AOR and the Middle East.
1986 Michael Hobbs--- 30+ year in US Army, now retired.
1987 Ronald Hager--- currently in Army at Fort Campbell, Ky.
1989 -Angell (Stone) Nichols, Retired in 2018 after 22 years in the United States Air Force. Omaha, Neb.
1989 Stacey Miracle Retired Navy 24 yrs Aug 1989-Aug 2013 Master at Arms Chief Petty Officer
1990 Charlie Carrick--- Army
1990 Angie Lacek - Captain, USAF, Lackland AFB, TX
1991 Matt Nicol--- Ohio Nat. Guard---C-130 Hercules pilot
1991 Dave King - US Army 1991-1999..92nd Airborne Paratrooper. Korea, Ft. Bragg, Ft. Hood.
1993 Sean Zink –NAVY (1993-2000)
1993 Sam Balla, LIMA Co.
1994 Aimee Brown Arendes--- Air Force in Okinawa
1997 Shaun Kilkenny--- 4 yrs. Army
2000 Rob Cumbo--- Navy Seabee - Home from Afganistan---Training for EMT
2000 Chris Bower class of 2000. Ohio Air National Guard Rickenbacker ANGB. Mar 2000-June 2020 (retired)MSGT/E-7, KC-135 Hydraulics systems Mechanic, Crew Chief, Flight Line expeditor
2002 Bill Pack--- Marines
2002 Chris Box-- Navy
2003 Steven G. Scarver, United States Naval Academy Class of 2007; Captain, United States Marine Corps.
2003 - Cameron Christine Brown,served in the Army 8th Ordnance Company Fort Brag, NC from Jan 2006 to Sept 2010 as an ammunition specialist. She spent 15 months in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, After Cameron's tour in Iraq was over, she deployed to Korea for 15 months.
2004 Jon Donavan - US Army 2007 to present, Staff Sergeant.
2007 Lance Cpl. Mikhail R. Rybachuk--- attached to the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines was recently deployed to Afghanistan