MUSTANG MEMO: VETERANS DAY EDITION
HAPPY VETERANS DAY!
Listed in alphabetical order, each Veteran submitted archival photos and information about their service. They will enjoy a Tin Fin lunch from the SEHS administrative team on Veterans Day as a small act of appreciation for their immense sacrifice for our country.
They were asked to share:
- their name, branch of services, years served;
- places traveled outside of U.S.;
- special commendations or recognitions;
- some words of wisdom they wish to pass on to students
SEHS Veterans: We salute you! We also take a moment to salute SEHS parents who are Veterans! Thank you for your service!
--from SEHS Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and Students
Petty Officer 1st Class (Air Warfare) Ross S. Johnson
Role at SEHS: NJROTC Instructor
United States Navy, 1988 - 2008
Served outside of U.S. in. Keflavik, Iceland
HS-15 (Helicopter Squadron) Jacksonville, FL
VFA-86 (Strike/Fighter Squadron) Cecil Field, FL
Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department, Key West, FL
VP-26 (Patrol Squadron) Brunswick, Maine
Naval Air Technical Training Center, Meridian, Mississippi
Words to Share: "Smart words, delivered well in public, have incredible power. The ability to inspire confidence in a well articulated vision can help drive men and women to achieve things that may be well beyond their own abilities. Failure teaches you to get it right!:
Staff Sergeant Sarah Bissell Puentes
Role at SEHS: Supportive Instruction Paraprofessional
United States Marine Corps, 1996-2000; 2005-2011
Served outside of U.S. in Okinawa Japan, Iraq, Germany
Drill Instructor, 1st female Water Combat Instructor in San Diego
Words to Share: "Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do anything; you are the only one in life that can hold you back."
Lieutenant Colonel Terry Stautberg
Role at SEHS: NJROTC instructor
United States Marine Corps, 1984-2005
Outside of U.S.:
Three Six month deployments to the Mediterranean including three months in Iraq
Three Years Stationed in Okinawa Japan including deployments to Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, and Australia.
Travelled to 42 countries
Three years as a flight instructor.
Three years as a budget officer in the Chief of Naval Operations Office in the Pentagon.
Three years as the NROTC Cornell University Executive Officer
Words to share: "Working with Marines is a whole lot of fun. They will give everything they have to accomplish any mission and will keep a sense of humor about it regardless of the conditions."