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Famous Overseas Alumni and Military BRATs

GENERAL NORMAN H. SCHWARZKOPF, USA ret.

COMMANDER IN CHIEF US CENTRAL COMMAND (CINCCENTCOM).

General Schwarzkopf  is an Army Brat and Overseas School Alumnus. He attended Frankfurt American High School from 1948-49. He then moved to Heidelberg American High School where as a junior in 1950-51 he played on the school’s championship football team.

He returned to the United States and graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1952.


GLENN CLOSE

FILM & TELEVISION ACTRESS

Glenn Close is an Overseas School Alumnus. She lived with her father Dr William Close in Kinshasa Zaire for most of the 16 years he worked there.

Close has also stated that she hopes one day to film a movie about the Ebola epidemics in Zaire.

The source for this information is the book “The Coming Plague” by Laurie Garrett.

Glenn Close returned to the United States for high school and graduated in 1965 from Rosemary Hall, in Greenwich, Connecticut.

GREG KINNEAR

ACTOR FILM & TELEVSION

Greg Kinnear is a Foreign Service Brat and an Overseas School Alumnus. His father was an American diplomat.

Kinnear attended elementary school in Beirut relocating to Athens, Greece where he graduated from the Athens Community School as part of the class of 1981.

He is best known for the television program “Talk Soup” and film roles in “Sabrina” and “As Good As It Gets.”

He mentioned his overseas education in a 1998 Parade Magazine and as a guest on the 12/08/98 broadcast of the “David Letterman Show.”

HARRIS FAULKNER (1965-)

Harris Kimberly Faulkner (born October 1965) is an American newscaster and television host for Fox News Channel. Faulkner is the anchor of Fox Report and a co-anchor on Outnumbered. Faulkner was born in October 1965 at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, Georgia. Her father, retired Lieutenant Colonel Bob Harris, a United States Army officer and Army Aviator, was stationed at the base and had served three tours in Vietnam. Faulkner lived in different places as a child, including Stuttgart, Germany.

HELOISE

SYNDICATED NEWSPAPER COLUMNIST AND AUTHOR

Syndicated Newspaper Columnist “Hints From Heloise”  and Author Heloise is a self-proclaimed Air Force Brat her father, is a retired Air Force pilot, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Mike Cruse.  This information came from a phone conversation with Heloise, from her website and the military news website:

 


 

HENRI COLE

1996 PRIX de ROME WINNER in POETRY

Henri Cole is a Military Brat.  His books include: “The Visible Man: Poems” and “Look of Things: Poems.”

HERB HALL

FILM ACTOR

Herb Hall is a Military Brat and an Overseas School Alumnus.  He was a member of the Frankfurt American High School Class of 1968.

He is best known for his work in the movies: “Top Gun” & “Clueless.”

JACQUELINE KEGELES SAINT ANNE

EMMY WINNER FOR COSTUME DESIGN

Jacquline Kegeles Saint Anne is an Overseas School Alumnus.  She is a 1964 graduate of Paris High School.  Her most recent TV series credit was being set designer for “Quantum Leap.”

JAMES CARROLL

AUTHOR & BOSTON GLOBE COLUMNIST

James Carroll is an Army Brat and an Overseas School Alumnus.  His father was an Army Lt. General. Carroll attended General HH Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Germany and was in the graduating class of 1960.

He’s an acclaimed author of several novels and one biography, ‘An American Requiem – God, My Father and the War that Came Between Us’.

JAMES TATE (1943-    ) 

POET

James Tate’s father, a military pilot shot down over Germany, was the subject of his first book, “The Lost Pilot.”

He was the youngest poet to win Yale’s Young Poet’s Competition. In addition to winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1991, he has won the National Book Award. Currently, he teaches at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and is a Chancellor of the Academy of Poets.

JAMES WOODS (1947- )

ACTOR

Army Brat James Woods is the son of an intelligence officer. His father died when he was 12 years old.

He received a full scholarship to Massachusetts Institute of Technology but dropped out in his senior year to pursue his acting career.

JASMINA PERAZIC

1980 OLYMPIC BRONZE MEDALIST
2014 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

Jasmina Perazic attended Frankfurt American High School. She went on to play basketball for her native Yugoslovia in the ’80 Olympics where they won Bronze, and again in the ’84 Olympics where they came in 6th. She was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014, and is currently the Head Basketball Coach at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey.

JEANNE LARSEN

AUTHOR

Novelist Jeanne Larsen is a Military Brat and an Overseas School Alumnus. She is a 1967 graduate of Frankfurt American High School.

Ms. Larsen’s books include  “The Silk Road”  and “The Bronze Mirror.”

JERI RYAN

TELEVISON & FILM ACTRESS

Jeri Ryan is an Army Brat and Overseas School Alumnus.  Her father was an Army Master Sgt. She was born in Munich, Germany.  She grew up on Army bases in Hawaii, Kansas, Maryland, Georgia and Texas.  When she was 11, her father retired and moved to Paduch, Kentucky.

Ms. Ryan is best known for her role as 7 of 9 on the television series “Star Trek: Voyager.” Previously she was a series regular on NBC’s “Dark Skies.” She has appeared on other television series including: “Matlock”,  “Who’s the Boss”, “Murder, She Wrote”, “Reasonable Doubts” and “Diagnosis Murder.”

Jeri Ryan’s film credits include the independent films “The Last Man” and “Men Cry Bullets.”

JIM MARSHALL (1948-   )

U.S. CONGRESSMAN

Congressman Jim Marshall (D) represents the 8th District of Georgia. He was first elected in 2002. An Army Brat, Marshall is the son and grandson of Army Generals. He is a member of the Army Ranger Hall of Fame. His formative years were spent moving from one post to another.

JIM MORRISON (1942-1971)

SINGER, SONGWRITER, POET

Jim Morrison’s father was one of the youngest admirals in the U.S. Navy. In 1961, he graduated from George Washington HS in Alexandria , VA where he was an honor roll student. It is not known if he attended school overseas.

Morrison was the founder and lead singer of the popular group, The Doors.

JIM NELSON (1975-   )

NFL LINEBACKER

Jim Nelson, Minnesota Vikings linebacker, is Air Force Brat. He attended 3 high schools in 4 years, including Lakenheath ( England ) High School. His father, Col. James Nelson, was a commander of the Office of Special Investigations which took the family to bases in England , Florida , Maryland and others.

JIM WEBB (1947- )

SENATOR (D-Virginia)

Senator James “Jim” Webb is an Air Force and Overseas Brat.

Webb’s father was a career Air Force officer who flew B-17s and B-29s during World War II and was later involved in the USAF missile program. His father is buried at Arlington National Cemetery . (more…)

JOE PITTS (1939- )

REPRESENTATIVE (R-PA)

Representative Pitts is an Overseas Brat. Pitts was born in Kentucky in a family of strong Christian faith.. His father was an Army chaplain during World War II, serving in the South Pacific. After the war, the elder Pitts returned to the Philippines with his wife and children to serve as a missionary in a war-ravaged country. It was there, where he saw the after-affects of war, that Joe Pitts developed a heart for human rights and commitment to a strong defense. General Douglas MacArthur, a warrior who humbled an empire and taught it to be a democracy, was a childhood hero. (more…)

JOE REEDER

UNDER SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

Secretary Reeder was a military and an Overseas School Alumnus.

He attended Frankfurt American High School 1963-64.  He was in the FAHS Class of 1966.
Info from an 18 May 1995 letter from Secretary Reeder.

JOHN DENVER (1943-1997)

SINGER-SONGWRITER, ACTOR, HUMANITARIAN, ENVIRONMENTALIST

Born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. on December 31, 1943 in Roswell, New Mexico, John Denver was an Air Force brat and an overseas school alumnus. His father, Lt Col John “Dutch” Deutschendorf, was a US Air Force pilot who set three international speed records in the B-58 Hustler in 1961.

Denver attended Yokota Elementary School at the Yokota housing annex of Johnson AB from kindergarten through 2nd grade. He graduated from Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth Texas in 1961 while his father was stationed at Carswell AFB. (more…)

JOHN N. ABRAMS

Gen. John N. Abrams is the son of Gen. Creighton Abrams, after whom the Abrams tank was named.  John attended school in Frankfurt, Germany, while his father was stationed in Frankfurt from 1959 until 1962.

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