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who are serving in the armed forces,
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As of November 8, 2014, we are aware of 111 of our 853 CDHSAA Lifetime members who are veterans or are currently serving.  Click here to see that list of names.

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In Memory of Brian K. Mowery, Class of 1980..
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/08/sgt_brian_mowerys_family_and_f.html



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Sgt. Joseph Habecker (Class of 2003)

During his last year of high school, Joe enlisted in the US Army.  
He attended Millersville University, did his training in the summers,
and graduated from Army Ranger school as well.
He was the chief of a Black Hawk helicopter crew stationed in
southern Iraq.  You might also remember his mom, who worked in
the cafeteria at CDHS for 13 years, until last year.
Joe is currently stationed in CA and can be contacted at:
7404 Moyer Rd.
Harrisburg, PA 17112.


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Pfc. Andrew DeSousa ’09 was named “Soldier of the Cycle” for Delta Company 3rd Battation 34th Infantry Regiment at the basic training graduation at Fort Jackson, SC on August 14th. He was one of four PA Army National Guard soldiers out of 1,500 to receive the award. Andrew is attending advanced training in Arizona and will attend Millersville University in 2010.
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I don't get a chance to get to a computer often, but I am deployed to Afghanistan and have been for the past 9 months.  I am hoping to be home sometime around Christmas.  I also would like to thank you for thinking of me.    Here is my mailing address
 
Gregory Archbold
TF Spartan FOB Shank
HHC 3BSTB MP Platoon
APO AE 09364
 
Again thanks for thinking of us. 
(Greg is a member of the Class of 1988)
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Feb 7, 2011
Debbie,

I was promoted last year to Lieutenant Colonel and am now stationed at FT Bragg, NC.  I will be deploying to Iraq in the summer to serve as an advisor to the Iraqi Army.
Thanks.

JEFFREY R. ALLEN
LTC, IN

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. “ ~ George Orwell
 
Jeff Allen, Class of ‘89

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Guardsman Receives Soldier’s Medal for Heroism

by Maryland National Guard on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 12:20pm
In a ceremony on Feb. 4, at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore, a Maryland National Guardsman received the Soldier’s Medal for saving the life of a fellow Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
 
Maj. David T. May from the Special Operations Detachment, Joint Forces in Laurel, Md., received the highest honor a Soldier can receive for an act of valor in a non-combat situation.  Dave graduated from Central Dauphin High School in 1978.
 
“I was just doing my job, what I was trained to do,” May said humbly. “I didn’t even think about it; I just reacted as we are trained to do.”
 
Brig. Gen. Peter Hinz, commander of the Maryland Army National Guard, presented the award to May and commented after the reading of the citation that in spite of injuries, Maj. May continued his mission.
 
“I am honored and humbled by your actions and we are fortunate to have men like you serving our state and nation in the Guard,” said Hinz.  
 
May is a traditional Guardsmen and works full time as a special agent for the FBI. During a routine stakeout on March 22, 2008, he witnessed a premature detonation of ordinance inside a vehicle that contained other special agents. The men were trapped in the burning vehicle, disoriented from the explosion.  May reacted with complete disregard for his own personal safety when he climbed into the burning vehicle to free a trapped comrade. After pulling him to safety, May extinguished the fire that had engulfed the agent.  Because of this, May sustained second-degree burns on his face and hands.  
 
The citation stated that May’s actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Maryland National Guard and the United States Army. The distinguishing criteria for the award of the Soldier's Medal, according to Army regulation, is that the performance must have involved personal hazard or danger and the voluntary risk of life under conditions not involving conflict with an armed enemy.
 
May recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan where he was nominated for a Silver Star by the commander of his Special Forces unit. If this award is approved, Maj. David May will be the most decorated Maryland Guardsman currently serving.  
 
Brig. Gen. Peter Hinz, commander of the Maryland Army National Guard, presents the Soldier’s Medal to Maj. David T. May from the Special Operations Detachment, Joint Forces during a ceremony at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore.