Argo High School Alumni

Summit, Illinois (IL)

Military Alumni

Military High School Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

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

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Honored Military Alumni

Arthur G Murray
Arthur G Murray
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

Sergeant E5. Fort Knox, Fort Bragg, Saigon, Vietnam and Fort Leavenworth. STRATCOM.
Charles "Chuck" Swanson
Charles "Chuck" Swanson
Class of 1960
Air Force, 4 Years

Hospital Corpsman. Participated in the Cuban Missle Crisis (Florida, 1962); Fighter squadron support personnel in Takli, Thailand, (1963);
TDY Sembach, Germany.
Charles Bachman
Charles Bachman
Class of 1952
Army, 2 Years

I was drafted less than a year after grad. from Reavis HS. Basic training with the 11th airborne paratroopers. After basic training, My MOS took me to Stockton CA as a general (equipment repair mechanic). I collected all sorts of stuff from my time in Stockton CA including a broken back and a wife. The back got better thru the years, but the wife stayed about the same. She was great. I merged in with her family and stayed in the San Francisco East Bay for the rest of my life. I joined the American Legion, and helped our team bury about 500 ex military personel and give them a honor funeral..... In 2015 I was selected as the Veteran of the Year, and enjoyed a great chicken dinner in Sacramento CA. Last Week, 2022 I celebrated my 89th BD, which is the start of my 90th year on this earth.. Happy BD Chuck
Charles Sanders
Charles Sanders
Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years

Comm. center specialist
Darien Pedota
Darien Pedota
Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 15 Years

Marine Corps Aviator
David Kwit
David Kwit
Class of 1994
Army, 3 Years

US Army Veteran
Donavon M Pollard
Donavon M Pollard
Class of 2013
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Mike Co.
Dorian Diaz
Dorian Diaz
Class of 2004
Army Reserves, 11 Years

United States Army Drill Sergeant
Dorian Diaz
Dorian Diaz
Class of 2004
Army, 11 Years

Staff Sergeant
Fernando Garza
Fernando Garza
Class of 1983
Navy, 7 Years

Hospital Corpsman, Field Medic, Surgical Technician
Fernando Garza
Fernando Garza
Class of 1983
Navy, 8 Years

Hospital Corpsman
George Tweedy
George Tweedy
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

I have served 17 total years with the U.S. Navy . I am in the U.S Air National Guard I am currently deployed in a classifed location in IRAQ. at the end of my enlistment I will served 15 years bringing my total service to 32 years in protecting Americans Freedom.
giuntoli
giuntoli
Class of 1959
Navy, 20+ Years

captain
Gregg Gust
Gregg Gust
Class of 1990
Army, 8 Years

Communications. Desert Storm Veteran. Stationed out at Ft. Carson and Ft. Hood after Desert Storm
Howard Sanders
Howard Sanders
Class of 1956
Army, 2 Years

Signal battalion
john rockwell
john rockwell
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

was in the navy from 1973 untill 2001. was on a ship off the coast of viet nam, and also recalled for desert storm and went to united arab emerst -- and now i work for the federal government at marine corp base camp pendleton california.
John Tamel
John Tamel
Class of 1989
Army, 11 Years

Served in the 1990-1991 Gulf War with 3rd Armor Division (General Patton's old Division, WWII)

Graduated from officer candidate school, 1997

Left the military in 2001 to begin a new career
Kinginga Rubio
Kinginga Rubio
Class of 1994
Air Force, 19 Years

Still going strong
Kyle Hosman
Kyle Hosman
Class of 1989
Air Force, 14 Years

Missile, Munitions and Aircraft Maintenance Officer, currently assigned to the 419th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron,419th Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserves, Hill AFB Utah
Les Durov
Les Durov
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

Vietnam Worked the flight deck of the USS Midway as an ABH2 Second Class Petty Officer.
Les Durov
Les Durov
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

Les served in the USN for 4 years. Three of witch was aboard the USS Midway. An aircraft carrier. Where he worked the flight deck launching and recovering aircraft. His rate and rank was an ABH 2 and served three years in the Vietnam conflict. Now he serves as an All American Commander for the Mount Prospect VFW Post 1337 for the last 6 years. He gave his time to serves for his country and now he serves his fellow veterans.
louis weber
louis weber
Class of 1986
Navy, 17 Years

PETTY OFFICER 1ST CLASS STATIONED AT NAVSUPPFAC DIEGO GARCIA
lyman claywell
lyman claywell
Class of 1977
Army, 3 Years

motor transport operator.. Ft Shafter ,Hawaii 1977-80
Mark Giebudowski
Mark Giebudowski
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 4 Years

MOS 0311 INFANTRY 3RD BATTALION 3 MARINES KANEOHE BAY HAWAII 1986 TO 1990
Michael E. Switalski
Michael E. Switalski
Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 4 Years

D.O.D. 2/13/2002
Michael L. Opitz
Michael L. Opitz
Class of 1981
Air Force, 6 Years

321st SMW Nuclear Launch Officer
Monica Wihtelich
Monica Wihtelich
Class of 1985
Air Force, 6 Years

Medical service Specialist,. Served in Wiesbaden Germany, Moody AFB, GA. Desert Shield, Desert Storm
Richard Eaton
Richard Eaton
Class of 1994
Army, 17 Years

I have served in the US ARMY since 1997, with four combat tours (42 months). Once to Iraq (2003-04), twice to Afghanistan (2007-08) & (2010-11), and the middle east (2014).
Ron Oglesby
Ron Oglesby
Class of 1990
Navy, 4 Years

US Navy, PR, AZ etc etc Desert Storm Vet
Ronnie Joseph Hajek
Ronnie Joseph Hajek
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Ronnie Joseph Hajek
07/21/1946 - 03/29/2014

As a young man, Ron earned the title of Marine Corporal, serving on active duty from March 4, 1966 through March 3, 1968.

While in Viet Nam he was wounded.

As he Put it,
" 24 Jan 68, We road into a pile of shit. Got blown off the tank. Got wounded in left cheek, had a 3 hour hell fight killing 191 NVA. Got medivact...". (A few words taken from his Viet Nam Field notebook/journal which I found weeks after his death.) Ron told me that he was infantry and walked point. The unit was called, "Hell In A Helmet 2/9 Viet-Nam".

Ron died from cancer after a 9 year battle. The hardest battle of his life. His cancer was brought on by this very moment in time while in Nam, Agent Orange. He never complained. He was proud to give his life for his country and claimed he would have done it all over again if necessary. My heart tells me that Ron died in service to his country. Not on that day in 1968, but nonetheless, in the line of duty.

He received the National Defense Service Metal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1 star, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/device, Presidential Unit Citation, Purple Heart Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. He, of course, was honorably discharged.

Ron's final battle was with AML (leukemia). He was diagnosed in early February, 2014 and was called Home within two short months.

This was the hardest journey we faced. The doctors did not promise a cure. Our time was limited. Ron survived almost 2 months from diagnosis.

Ronnie fought Hodgkins Lymphoma 4 times since 2005.

Ron also suffered a stroke, Hemoptysis, several forms of Neuropathy, a splenectomy, cancer in the tail of his pancreas (which required a massive surgery), struggled with a punctured colon, PTSD, was treated for bladder cancer 3 times since 1996 and was diagnosed with diabetes in 2013.

He bravely faced and fought each disease with the greatest attitude I have ever witnessed, without complaint.

God faithfully carried us through those 9 years and completely provided for our every need.

We were a part of each other's lives for 56 years and were married over 42 years, with 3 wonderful daughters, and 10 terrific grandchildren.

We are so thankful for our memories. One day we will be reunited again through Christ.

Semper Fi!
(Always Loyal)
Shari Perkins
Shari Perkins
Class of 1999
Air Force, 15 Years

I’ve been in the United States Air Force for 15 years. Currently assigned to the Pentagon.
Shari Smith
Shari Smith
Class of 1999
Air Force, 6 Years

I am currently an Officer in the United States Air Force
steven erickson
steven erickson
Class of 1994
Army, 6 Years

special forces
Thom Giuntoli
Thom Giuntoli
Class of 1959
Navy, 20+ Years

Captain, US Navy ~ retired from Naval Service in 2003
Thomas (Tom) Boggs
Thomas (Tom) Boggs
Class of 1976
Army, 17 Years

Cold War Veteran...yes I am retired. Service was good to me wouldnt change anything. Of course I cant talk about what I did cuz...you know..lol
Thomas Tatro
Thomas Tatro
Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years

Chief Operations Specialist
Thomas Zarecki
Thomas Zarecki
Class of 1958
Air Force, 4 Years

Liquid Fuel Systems Maintenance Specialist

Tour of dutiy consisted of:
Lackland AFB, TX
Mather AFB, California
Itazukia, Japan
tom giuntoli
tom giuntoli
Class of 1959
Navy, 20+ Years

chaplain
Victor Wiseman
Victor Wiseman
Class of 1992
Army, 4 Years

Armor Officer
Victor Wiseman
Victor Wiseman
Class of 1992
Army, 4 Years

Armor Officer

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Our Argo High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Argo High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Summit are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!