Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Appleton West High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Terrors lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Donald LeRoy Van Handel
Donald LeRoy Van Handel Class of 1941
Marine Corps, 9 Years
92 yrs of age in July 2015. Will hit 100 and counting for sure as am in top physical condition.
Eric "Rick" Derscheid
Eric "Rick" Derscheid Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years
Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class (AT3), Antisubmarine Warfare specialist, 1969-73
Jerry R Schultz
Jerry R Schultz Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years
Air Transport Specialist, Special Handling NCOIC. Retired Msgt 23 yrs
Michael Freimuth
Michael Freimuth Class of 2004
Navy, 9 Years
Culinary Specialist(CS) Second Class. 1 IA deployment, 2 South American deployments, 1 Africa Deployment, 1 MIddle East Deployment.
michael j.keene
michael j.keene Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years
worked flattops!!
Richard Kringel
Richard Kringel Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
U.S. Army Medical Corps
Ryan Nett
Ryan Nett Class of 2000
Army, 10 Years
Combat Medic 01-11
Scott Jackson
Scott Jackson Class of 2004
Navy, 2 Years
Communications/intelligence in Hawaii
Warren R Rehfeldt
Warren R Rehfeldt Class of 1949
Army, 8 Years
Enlisted in September 1951. Served in Korean War in combat as a field artillery forward observer from March 1952 to January 1953. Directed artillery fire missions on enemy positions. Active army reserve from 1954 to 1959. Honorable discharge in October 1959 as Sergeant First Class (E-6).
William V. Birkholz
William V. Birkholz Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
Joined the United States Air Force August 1969, retired November 1993. Moved Back to God's Country (WI) June 2011. Enjoying retirement, Motorcycling, Hiking, Hunting, Snowshoeing, Traveling, and watching The Grandchildren grow. We have two, Brennah (12) and Jake (almost 2). Currently in San Antonio Tx. Happy to be back here after living away for almost 43 years. Looking forward to meeting past friends from school ie Sacred Heart, James Madison and Appleton Senior High (1967). Happy Trails to Ya'll !!!

Classmates Spotlight

Appleton West High School Classmates

Jennifer Poeschl
Class of '89

Alumni Stories

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School News

Class of 1941

Donald L. Van Handel age today= 92 and in good health. Feel sure will make it to 100 at least.
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