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Edgewood High School inducts 15 into its new Hall of Fame

Honors for alumni, former staff, community supporters

June 02, 2011|By AEGIS STAFF REPORT

Helen E. Morrison, Class of 1961 - Morrison graduated in the top 10 percent of her class before beginning a career with the Department of Defense at the Edgewood Arsenal and Aberdeen Proving Ground, which lasted more than 40 years. She rose through the ranks from an entry level typist position to being the principal member of the U.S. Army Soldier, Biological and Chemical Command, responsible for managing the organization's procurement function, charged with development of policies/goals/objectives for the contracting program at nine sites. She managed a 312-person workforce at several sites around the country. Following her retirement, working with a small group of dedicated graduates, she established the Edgewood High School Alumni Association which conducts various fundraisers to provide annual scholarships and other services to the school. Her group took the lead in the celebration of the school's 50th anniversary and assisted in the closing/opening festivities for the old/new EHS in 2010. (Morrison is also being inducted in the community service category.)

Allan S. Ingalls Jr., U.S. Army colonel, retired, Class of 1962 - Ingalls played three sports at Edgewood High School and was co-captain of the football and baseball teams. He was also president of both the Student Government Association and the National Honor Society. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Western Maryland College, where he was vice president of the SGA and captain of the football and baseball teams, as well as commander of student ROTC. While an officer in the Army, he served as an Airborne Ranger in the Vietnam and Grenada conflicts. Ingalls also served in the United Nations international peacekeeping efforts in the Middle East. He was a Defense Department attaché' at the U.S. embassy in Algeria and served with armed forces along the DMZ in Korea. Following retirement, he served with international peacekeeping operations in the Sinai and later worked at numerous U.S. embassies abroad, conducting fundraisers and providing hands-on charitable assistance to worthy causes and families in those countries.

Richard B. Porterfield, U.S. Navy rear admiral, retired, Class of 1968 - Porterfield played four sports at EHS and was captain of the football, basketball and baseball teams. He was named the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete from the Greater Baltimore Chapter. Porterfield earned appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he received a bachelor of science in physics. He played varsity football and was team captain his senior year at the Naval Academy. He earned two master's degrees later in his career. Porterfield served 33 years in the Navy, where he was director of intelligence at the U.S. Pacific Command and, subsequently, director of Naval Intelligence. He served off the coast of Vietnam during the evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Saigon. Porterfield also served in the Middle East in 1987 and 1992. His military and civilian awards include the Distinguished Service Medal and Legion of Merit (Navy); and the Director of Central Intelligence Distinguished Service Award (civilian). He is a defense and intelligence consultant and has lectured at the Naval Academy and at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center.

Dudley L. Bradley, Class of 1975 – Dudley Bradley was a three-year member of the EHS varsity basketball team and led the Rams to back-to-back county titles as well as the State Class B championship in 1975. He earned a basketball scholarship to the University of North Carolina, where he played four years and was named Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year and All-American as a senior. Bradley was a first round draft pick of the National Basketball Association's Indiana Pacers, playing 13 years in the league before his retirement. Following his basketball days, he served the public as a Maryland Transportation Authority police officer for many years. Bradley sponsored the Dudley Bradley Basketball camp, free to area youth, for several years and founded various fundraisers dedicated to raising scholarship money for deserving youth.

Charles W. Bradley, Class of 1977 – Charles Bradley was a three-year member of the EHS varsity basketball team during which the Rams won the State Class B title (1975), finished third (1976) and second (1977). He was named All-County, All-State and All-American. He earned a basketball scholarship to the University of Wyoming, where he was named an All-American. He was drafted in the first round by the National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics and also played for the Seattle Supersonics. Bradley coached basketball collegiately at his alma mater, San Diego State University, Brigham Young University and Metro State. He formed the Joint Effort Youth Foundation in Denver and is a founding member of the Colorado Gold Basketball Program.

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