Carroll Alumni Patriots in the Military
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May God bless those who are currently serving in the military!
In addition, let us remember all those who have served in the past - thank you for your sacrifice!
Michel Bonno '65: two combat tours in Vietnam, 1971-1973
Jeff Clifton ’65: US Navy
Mary Dohr '65: retired Lt. Col. from the US Air Force (served 1969-1992 in Southeast Asia and the Gulf 1 areas)
Richard Fisher ’66: retired from US Navy as an officer
David "Mike" Girton '66: served in the US Navy from Dec. 1966 to Sept. 1970
John Keith '66: retired as an Air Force Reserves Tech Sargent; served 4 years in Active Navy, 9 year in Navy Reserves, 7 years in Air Force Reserves; served in Gulf War, Desert Shield & Desert Storm
William Potts '66: US Marine Corps (retired); purple heart veteran; served two years in Vietnam
Lt. Col. Ed Robbeloth ’66: retired from US Air Force in 2002
Capt. Anthony Tangeman ’66: retired from US Coast Guard
**Lance Corporal Dale Hess '67: US Marine Corps; killed in a ground battle near Cam Vu, South Vietnam on April 30, 1968.
Lt. Col. Mike Milord ’67: Air National Guard, Washington D.C.
Lt. Col. Dixie (Francis) Lyon ’68: US Air Force
Mark L Middleton ‘68: served in the US Air Force, 1969 to 1973
Col. Bob Kirsch '69: retired from US Army in 2003
Capt. Steve Santez ’69: retired from the US Navy in 2002
David Chilbert ’70: served 4 years in the US Marines and also served in the US Army
Fernando "Frank" Kanauka '70: joined the US Army for warrant officer flight training in June 1970, served in Viet Nam, Germany, Korea, Utah, Kentucky, Alabama, Massachusetts, and Virginia as a US Army Helicopter Pilot. Retired as Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CW4) in October 1990.
Richard Zember ’71: Ohio Air National Guard
Lt. Col. Kevin Hixson '72: US Air Force, retired September 1997 after 21 years of service
Lt. Col. Larry DePasquale ’73: US Air Force
Dan Hemmert ’74: retired from US Air Force on May 1, 2007 as an E-9 Chief Master Sergeant (after 30 years)
Lt. Col. John Place ’76, US Air Force
David Adducchio ’77: Ohio Air National Guard
Paul Keller ’78: US Navy
Lt. Col. James Planeaux ’78
**Col. Paul Kelly '79: US Army National Guard; killed in action near Baghdad on January 20, 2007 serving Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Col. Robert A. de Roziere '80: US Marine Corps since April 1, 1987
Lt. Col. Donald Duckro ’80: retired from the US Air Force
Jeff Hoertt ’80: US Marine Corps
Dale Shoup '80: US Air Force
William Sprauer ’80: US Navy
MSG Anthony (Tony) N. Brown ’81: retired from US Army
Maj. David Burke ’81: US Air Force
MSgt. Joe Hebert '81: retired from US Air Force
LTC Christine Kukla ’81: US Army; currently serving second tour in Iraq, this time in Qatar
Paul Adducchio ’82: US Air Force
LTC Jason Galindo ’82: US Army; stationed in Huntsville, AL
LTC Douglas Keller ’82: US Army; served in Iraq; mobilized again, this time at CENTCOM in Tampa, FL
Maj. Samuel Morthland ‘82
Capt. John Schmidt ‘82
Christopher Shroyer ’82: retired from US Air Force in Feb 2003 (as an E-8)
LTC (Ret) Jim Toomey '82: U.S. Army, African Specialist; tours in Niger, Liberia, Haiti, South Sudan,and Djibouti and recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal
Siobhan (Costello) Tirado '83: US Marine Corps
LTC Kenneth LaVoy ’83: US Army
Joan (Eckhart) Skillman ’83: US Navy
Maj. David Custodio ’84: US Air Force
Eric Halder ’84: US Navy
Danny Booher ’85: US Army, Retired 1SG after serving 21 years with deployments to Desert Storm in 1991, OEF/OIF 2003 and 2006
Lt. Col. Ruehl F. Flores ’85: USAF; Commander, 496th Air Base Squadron, Moron, Spain
MSgt. Joseph Weitz ’85: Ohio Air National Guard; served in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm
Ronald Carpinella '86: Deployed in Afghanistan at CJTF Paladin in Bagram. Paladin is ISAF's Counter-IED and EOD mission in Afghanistan. Ron is the Command PAO.
Major Karen (Esterlin) Federici ‘86: USAF, NC; Deployed OIF/OEF ‘06
Col. William Gideon ’86: US Air Force, Executive Officer, AFMC/CCE
Col. (William) Urban Gillespie ’86: Director, Command and Control, Battle Management and Communications Development Programs for the Missile Defense Agency in Huntsville, Alabama
Capt. Brian Layton ’86: serving in Iraq
Nick Weitz '87: served in the US Marine Corps
Major Heather (Martin) Dahmer ’88 - USAF, NC, Consultant to the AF Surgeon General for Neonatal Nursing, Element Leader, NICU, Langley AFB, Virginia
Terri (Mock) Hyman ’88: US Air Force stationed at Torii Station in Okinawa, Japan
Major Michael Kamin ’88: Marine Corps; deployed to Iraq in 2006 in support of Iraqi Freedom as a company executive officer (captain); now back to regular Reserve status; commands the artillery battery in Richmond, Virginia.
Lt. Anita (Chorazewitz) Torrence ’88: US Air Force
Lt. Col. Tim Woliver ’88: US Air Force - Intelligence officer; 7 Jul 09, assumed command of the 9th Intelligence Squadron, Beale AFB, CA. The 9 IS processes, exploits and disseminates long roll film taken by the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft.
Lt. Col. Eric Jachimowicz '89: US Air Force fighter pilot
Lt. Col. David Shahady '89: USAFR, Air Force Research Laboratory
TSgt. Jeffery Spires ’89: USAF, Security Forces, served in Iraq
Kevin Brooks ’90: US Navy
Katherine (Clemens) Cyphers ’91: US Marine Corps
Shoshannah (Seymour) Cobb '91, MSgt, USAF, Superintendent, Chapel Operations: has been in the Air Force for 16 years and is stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, however, is currently deployed to the Middle East.
Michael Peterson ’92: US Navy
Maj. Jim Read ’92: US Army
Capt. Jenny (Williams) Kropko '93, CA Air National Guard serving as a traditional guardsman
Patrick James Saltsman, SFC '93: US Army, currently deployed in Iraq, on his fourth tour
Sean M. Caldwell ’94: Staff Sergeant, US Army; US State Department Escort Technician for Explosive Ordnance Disposal based out of Ft. Benning, GA; has served 3 tours in Iraq and 2 tours in Afghanistan, and numerous missions escorting US and Foreign dignitaries around the world as an EOD technician.
Vincent Jacobs ’94: US Air Force
Charlie Middleton, Jr. ’94: US Air Force Fighter Pilot
Michael Zgoda '94: US Air Force
Capt. Kevin Kretz ’95: US Air Force
Capt. Jared Laurin ’95: US Marine Corps; stationed in Okinawa, Japan and completed two tours in Iraq; wounded in Feb. 2007 & received Purple Heart & Bronze Star for his achievements. See http://www.pstripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=49545
1LT Philip Naas ’95: US Army; stationed in Iraq in 2008; year-long deployment to Afghanistan January 2011-January 2012
Andrew Nartker ’95: US Army
Capt. Joseph (Alex) Orr ’95: US Army/Airborne Ranger – Intel Officer on Transition Team working with Iraqi Army
William Tagye ’95: US Marine Corps
Capt. Erik Aubel ’96: US Marine Corps
Lt. Col. Clark Mabry ’96: US Air Force
Brian Osterfeld ’96: US Marine Corps
Alan Caldwell ’97: US Army; Sergeant First Class (E-7) in the Brigade Reconnaissance Troop, for USAREUR's 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Baumholder, Germany. His duty position is Platoon Sergeant for D Troop, 5th Cavalry Regiment, deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the northern Kandahar Province of Afghanistan. Alan anticipates redeployment to his home station in January or February 2012.
Brian Godfrey ’97: serving in Afghanistan
Capt. Melissa Johnson ’97: US Air Force
Chris Landwehr ‘97
Lt. Chris Myers ’97: Army, stationed in Iraq
Capt. Michael Volkerding ’97: pilot instructor in USAF; stationed at Kirkland AFB in Albuquerque, NM; served in Iraq in 2008 to advise and train Iraqi pilots
Beau Bauer ’98: US Marine Corps, stationed in Iraq
Capt. Leigh (Pfeil) Larkin '98: US Air Force
Adrienne Perfilio ‘98
Aaron Anderson ’99: US Marine Corps, deployed to Iraq October 2, 2007
Ty Griffin ’99: US Navy
David Bereda ’00: US Air Force
Captain Michael Carter ’00: US Air Force; currently is 8th Fighter Wing Installation Deployment Officer at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea
2nd Lt. Ronnie J. Eavers II, USMC ’00: Student Naval Aviator; served two tours in Iraq
Wes Shepard '00: USMC, assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (1st MEF) in Iraq, 2003-2005
Ronnie Tipton, Jr. '00: USAF, served in Kuwait in January 2010 (3rd deployment to Middle East)
SSgt. Josh Coffman ’01: US Air Force, stationed at Ramstein AFB, Germany
Capt. Matthew Fichtner ’01: USMC, stationed at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California and flying the AH-1W Super Cobra; was deployed to Afghanistan in October 2009.
Victor Hall ’01: US Marine Corps, stationed in Afghanistan
Andy Meyers ’01: US Army; currently in Iraq on his second duty
2nd Lt. Sean C. Shumaker, Jr. ’01: stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma
Brad West ‘01
Jeremy Hilgeford '02: US Navy, stationed on USS Enterprise, 2002-2008
Holly Hucke '02: SrA, USAFR, Assistant NCOIC, Personnel Relocations at Wright Patterson AFB
Capt. Joe Kluesner '02: After graduating from Truman State University with a Bachelors, Joe became active duty in the Air Force in 2007 and attended the Uniformed Services University (the military's medical school). He graduated with his medical degree in 2011 and is completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Ashley Peeden '02: US Navy since Sept 2002; currently serving overseas in the Middle East (Bahrain)
Casey Pitsinger '02: US Air National Guard, 2002-present
Chris Tobias '02: US Navy, stationed on USS Enterprise, 2002-2006
2 Lt. Corey Aubel ’03: US Marine Corps
Matt Dempsey ‘03
Sgt. Joshua Desaulniers '03: USMC, currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan.
Sgt. Jeshua (Jesse) Laurin ’03: US Marine Corps; stationed at Parris Island, SC
Bernhard C. (Bo) Mechenbier ’03: senior airman in USAF; currently serving in Ballod, Iraq
2ndLt Peter J. Corcoran ’04: USMC, and the United States Naval Academy Class of 2009: currently a member of the 3/2, Third Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment.
2nd Lt. Alex Volkerding ’04: US Army; assigned to 1st Infantry Division at Ft. Riley, KS
John D. Di Nino ’05 was commissioned in May 2009 as an Ensign in the Coast Guard after graduating from the Coast Guard Academy on May 20, 2009. He is stationed at Portsmouth, NH on the USG Cutter Tahoma.
LTJG Nick Memering '05: US Navy helicopter pilot in Norfolk, VA flying MH-60S.
2nd Lt. Krista Miller ’05: USAF; Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma
Dwight Stout ’05: currently serving in Iraq; E-5 in the USN; Homeported out of Little Creek Amphibious Base, Virginia
Amanda Taylor ’05: USAF; ROTC field training
*LCPL Robert N. Wiley '05: U.S. Marine Corps R. Lima Company; Afghanistan Combat Veteran
2LT Tyler P. Berry '06: US Army National Guard
James Borchers '06: US Army; deployed in Afghanistan for his 3rd tour
MIDN Tony Chitwood '06: US Navy, United States Naval Academy, Class of 2010
2LT Thomas Eavers '06: US Army Armor Officer
Ryan D. Gutwein ’06: US Air Force Security Forces currently in UAE; WPAFB
Hannah (Niday) Kramer '06: Lieutenant Junior Grade in the United States Public Health Service stationed as a nurse in a federal prison and on call two months out of the year to be deployed for natural/man-made disasters.
MIDN Jonathon Laurin ’06: US Navy, United States Naval Academy, Class of 2010
Kenny Keller ’07: US Army National Guard
Mike Pomfret '07: US Army (has already served a deployment to Afghanistan)
Phil Hubbard '08: U.S. Marine Corps
Josh Manuszak ’08: US Navy Corpsman stationed at Camp Pendleton, California
Sean Weber '09: U.S. Air Force
Jesse Brooks '10: US Marine Corps; served first tour in Afghanistan (Camp Bastion)
Jared West: Army Reserves; currently in Middle East (didn’t graduate from CHS but attended through Junior Year)
**killed in combat