MHS Gold Star Roll of Honor

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Since 1898, the year the first building known as Moorestown High School opened its doors, hundreds of former students and graduates have answered the call of their country – to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States – in times of peace…and in times of war.

The names of these fellow schoolmates are enshrined on the memorials displayed proudly in the high school lobby. If you look closely at the memorials, you will see many names listed with a gold star – 34 names in all. These people, not unlike us today with family, friends, hopes, and dreams, made the ultimate sacrifice.  In the service of our country, they gave their lives.

We remember the names of our fallen brethren:

Killed in Action – World War I

  • RUSSELL H. JONES
  • SAMUEL LIPPINCOTT      
  • WILLIAM H. SNYDER

Killed in Action – World War II

  • MARK K. LEWIS, JR - Class of 1921
  • JOSEPH W. WOLF - Class of 1929
  • ERNEST TAYLOR - Class of 1930
  • JAMES R. BURK - Class of 1933
  • JONATHAN T. MURPHY - Class of 1934
  • ROBERT C. FOSTER - Class of 1935
  • RICHARD BARCLAY - Class of 1936
  • PERRY T. JONES - Class of 1936
  • JOHN R. POTJE - Class of 1936
  • JOSEPH A. GRORK - Class of 1937
  • PETER W. JULIANA - Class of 1938
  • RUDOLPH BIRDSONG - Class of 1939
  • WESLEY H. BISHOP - Class of 1939
  • RUSSELL CLEVENGER - Class of 1939
  • WALTER MOORE HART - Class of 1939
  • WILLIAM W. YUSK - Class of 1939
  • C. DONALD INMAN - Class of 1940
  • EDWARD EARL PAETZ - Class of 1940
  • MATTHEW L. BERGIN - Class of 1941
  • JAMES C. MCGINTY - Class of 1941
  • THOMAS M. PETTIT - Class of 1941
  • J. RUSSELL SHAPLEY - Class of 1942
  • ROBERT H. FOX - Class of 1944

Killed in Action – Korean War

  • ANTHONY D’ORAZIO - Class of 1949

Killed in Action – Vietnam War

  • ROGER A. ROSS - Class of 1964
  • HOWARD H. MAYER - Class of 1965
  • W. PHILLIP SEEL, JR. - Class of 1965
  • GEORGE S. YOHNNSON - Class of 1965

Killed in Action Since the Vietnam War

GEORGE TSANTES, JR. - Class of 1948

  • Captain Tsantes was serving as the head of the naval section of the joint U.S. military assistance group in Athens, Greece when he was assassinated by a terrorist group on November 15, 1983.

JEFFREY D. YOUNG - Class of 1980

  • Sgt. Young was serving with the 2nd Marine Division in Beirut, Lebanon when he was killed in the terrorist bombing of the U.S. Marine Corp barracks on October 23, 1983.

D. MICHAEL HILLEGAS - Class of 1990

  • Lt. Hillegas was serving as a crew member on a Navy Seahawk helicopter when it crashed during a training mission on March 6, 1998.