Atherton High School Alumni

Burton, Michigan (MI)

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

Brian Edgington
Brian Edgington
Class of 2003
Army, 4 Years

Infantry. Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran.
Diane (Carpenter) Griffin
Diane (Carpenter) Griffin
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

Joined the Air Force in March 1974 primarily for the education benefits. I also wanted to travel and get out from my parents house. I wanted a job that had several months of training as that would help towards getting my associates degree from the Community College of the AF. I was trained as a Bomb Navigation System Mechanic on the B-52 bomber and spent my first full year in the AF in training. The technical training was at Lowry AFB in Denver CO, which I loved. From there I was sent to Fairchild AFB in Spokane WA, which was a beautiful location to be assigned. I never made it overseas but that was okay by me. I met my husband at Fairchild; he was career AF. When I got out in 1978, he received a base-of-preference assignment to Wurtsmith AFB in Oscoda MI. We were trying to get to either central California, closer to his parents, or to Michigan, closer to mine. We are positive when he applied for the base-of-preference and they saw someone actually wanted to go to Michigan, that "choice" was set in stone. It was great to be back in Michigan and for my husband to meet all my family and friends, but I knew I really wanted to be back out west in/around the mountains. Once he retired 2 1/2 years later, we moved to Arizona, then on to Lancaster CA and finally up to Tehachapi CA in mountains. I've always said my joining the AF was the best decision of my life.
Douglas W. Hier
Douglas W. Hier
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

WOW, hard to believe out of school almost 30 years. I salute all who have or are serving at the present. May God keep each of you safe and bring you home alive.

HM1(FMF)USN/RET Hier
Garrett J Bartholomew
Garrett J Bartholomew
Class of 1964
Air Force, 8 Years

Oct 1965, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Tx, Basic Training. Nov 1965, Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Tx.,Tech School, Honor Graduate Refrigeration Air Conditioning.(A2C). Apr 1966 Randolph AFB Completed journeyman training with honors. Attended San Antonio College for two semesters. Promoted to Buck Sargent. Mar 9 1968 Married Dolores Cerda at Base Chapel. Taught Refrigeration at Federated Vocational School for two night semesters. Sep 1968 Assigned to Karamusel Air Station Turkey, Security Service. Work area was Civil Engineering Refrigeration, Air Conditioning. New years day 1969 wife joined me in Turkey. We lived off base on the economy in the little village of Karamusel, Turkey. Cut kneecap in two cutting firewood for the water heater. Spent a couple months on crutches. Promoted to Staff Sargent E4. Oct 1969 four year enlistment over, we went home to Burton, Mi. Jan 1970 went to Selfridge AFB to locate house hold goods shipped from Turkey. Joined the Air Force Active Reserve. Promoted Tech Sargent E5. One weekend per month at double pay and two weeks a year allowed for purchase at the Base BX and Commissary. Able to load up on a years worth of food at a deep discount.Two week encampments included: Mather AFB Sacramento, Ca., AFB Phoenix, Az., Eglin AFB Houston, Tx., and Wright Paterson AFB Dayton, Oh. (Combat Training) Promoted to Master Sargent E6. Jan 1974 Did not reenlist and processed out of AF Reserves.
Jason Hammon
Jason Hammon
Class of 1989
Air Force, 8 Years

Overseas Cryogenic Plant Manager
Cryogenic Plant and Service Operator
Jet Fuels Laboratory Specialist
Diesel Mechanic and Large Engine Specialist
24/7 Soldier and New Dad
Ken Norris
Ken Norris
Class of 1985
Army, 9 Years

1985-94 US ARMY
85-87 - Ft Sill, OK
87-90 - Heidelberg, Germany
91-94 - F.t (don't let the name fool ya) Bliss

88M, 54B

Currently serving with the New Mexico State Defense Force as a Warrant Officer 1 with the 47th MedCo as the S2/S3 OIC and CBRNE Officer.

Currently working on realignment staff for the NMSDF to include a refocus to emergency management operations inside and outside of the state.

"Fortune Favors the Bold"
Logan Isham
Logan Isham
Class of 2005
Air Force, 1 Years

Airman of the year for his base
Mark Forrester
Mark Forrester
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft mechanic, Air Force Achievement Medal for actions on 9/11, Outstanding Unit Award with Oak Leaf Cluster, Served in UK twice, New Mexico, deployments to Germany, Turkey, Korea, Iraq, retired in 2005
Matthew Worden
Matthew Worden
Class of 1984
Army, 20 Years

Enlisted as a 64C Truck Driver, Held Every leadership position from Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Truckmaster, and First Sergeant. Served as a Recruiter, AIT Instructor, Senior Drill Sergeant, and AC/RC Advisor.

Audi Murphy Member Retired E-8

Maxed my two mile run the entire 20 years in the service never running it over 12 minutes. LOL
Michael C Irish
Michael C Irish
Class of 1970
Army, 4 Years

Overseas assignment Alaska. Highest rank obtained Spc 4. Primary MOS 64C20, Secondary MOS Chaplains Assistant.
Rachel L (Ackerman) Fernandez
Rachel L (Ackerman) Fernandez
Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years

Medical Non-comissioned officer
Stephen Eldred
Stephen Eldred
Class of 1988
Navy, 20+ Years

Active duty Retiring with 24 yrs in July. Retirement Cerimony is 06 Apr in Gulfport MS
Stephen Eldred
Stephen Eldred
Class of 1988
Navy, 20+ Years

Active Duty
steven friday
steven friday
Class of 1982
Navy, 6 Years

welder/shipfitter

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Ryan Steel
Class of '02

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ATHERTON WOLVERINES REUNITE in Jan. 2014

The “Lone Wolverine” is COMING BACK TO BURTON!!
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Our Atherton 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 Atherton High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Burton are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!