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

Adrian G. Eisenlord
Adrian G. Eisenlord
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined right after high school. Served 3 years with the 7th fleet, and then went to a gun boat squadron and a Marine Corps Advisory team in Vietnam. Continued with 15 more years in Australia, Naval Post Grad School Monterey, Ca. Joined the Seabees and traveled to Europe, Porto Rico, Guam, Philippines, Japan, Hawaii. What a ride.
Arhur J McClenney Jr
Arhur J McClenney Jr
Class of 1978
Air Force, 10 Years

ok
Catherine Vergot
Catherine Vergot
Class of 1993
Army, 1 Years

Was a truck driver (88M0 in the army and also served in the Navy as a data processing technition from june 1993 to june 1997.
Cathryn D'Arcy (Cathy Collins)
Cathryn D'Arcy (Cathy Collins)
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

I served 11/12/1971 to 11/11/1975
Charles D lawhead
Charles D lawhead
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired SMC (SW)
Christina M. Lux
Christina M. Lux
Class of 1998
Air Force, 10 Years

Joined the United States Air National Guard in 1998. Is still in the service.
Daniel Britton
Daniel Britton
Class of 1991
Army, 5 Years

Old Guard, 82nd Airborne Division
Dave Bell
Dave Bell
Class of 1973
Air Force, 26 Years

1973-1999 (retired)
E8 - Senior Master Sergeant
Loadmaster - C-141 Starlifter
Travis Air Force Base California
David Angood
David Angood
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

Surface Warfare Officer, retired with the rank of Captain (O-6) with 27 years of service. Had command twice, USS ANCHORAGE (LSD-36) and BOXER Expeditionary Strike Group (comprised of 9 ships and a Marine Expeditionary Unit)
David Rogers
David Rogers
Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years

acft mech,special forces,
Dennis Mapes
Dennis Mapes
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years

Retire as a Chief Petty Officer (YNC). Deployed to Tonkin Gulf in 1967/68 with DESRON 17 as Search and Rescue. East and West Coast commands. Worked in Pentagon for 2 years and NATO Brussels, Belgium. Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006.
Doug Trites
Doug Trites
Class of 1976
Navy, 5 Years

Sub Service, USS James Madison SSBN 627 Gold Crew.
Douglas M Decker
Douglas M Decker
Class of 2005
Army, 10 Years

Health Care NCO.
Dwain E Wood
Dwain E Wood
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

US Air Force / Stationed at Incerlik AFB, Adana, Turkey and Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls, MT. I was a Security Policeman.
Dwain E. Wood
Dwain E. Wood
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Stationed in Adana, Turkey for 18 Months and Great Falls MT. I was a Security Policeman. Discharged in Dec 1968.
Francis W. Varin
Francis W. Varin
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Served from 1965 to 1992. Retired as a Colonel.
Gerald S. Corkins
Gerald S. Corkins
Class of 1954
Coast Guard, 28 Years

Duty Stations:
USCG Boot Camp, Cape May, NJ
Electronics Tech School, Groton ,CT
Base Sault Ste Marie,Mich
USCGC Basswood, Honolulu, HI
USCGC BlackHaw, Honolulu, HI
Base, Alemeda, CA
USCGRU Albany, NY
USCGRU New Haven, CT
USCG D3-HQ, GOVIS, NY
USCG MLCLANT, GOVIS, NY
USCG HQ, Washinton, DC
USCG D1-HQ, Boston,MA
USCG Activities, NY - Staten IS, NY
Retired CPO
Herbert Berwald
Herbert Berwald
Class of 1951
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served 30 years. Retired as a colonel. Commanded an F4 Phantom squadron and an aircraft group.
James Cain
James Cain
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

Military Police. Viet Nam vet
James F. McGlynn Jr.
James F. McGlynn Jr.
Class of 1964
Navy, 2 Years

USS Boston C A G 1 Vietnam 1967-1968 !
Jarrett Richardson
Jarrett Richardson
Class of 1992
Army Reserves, 15 Years

Michigan National Guard 92-93, Active army 93-96 from 97 to present Army reserve with one tour in Iraq in 08-09.
Jason Lam
Jason Lam
Class of 2001
Air Force, 2 Years

Joined the USAF at the year end of 2007 and is currently serving overseas with NATO. He works directly with Precision Guided Missiles and plans to make a life long career out of the military.
John L. Lybarger
John L. Lybarger
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Not as lean or as mean, but always a Marine
John Peacock
John Peacock
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

Im all I can be NOW !
Kristien (Dougherty) Feld
Kristien (Dougherty) Feld
Class of 1972
Army, 4 Years

Veitnam Era Medic
Laurie (Porter) Whitlock
Laurie (Porter) Whitlock
Class of 1970
Navy, 2 Years

Medic
Laurie Porter
Laurie Porter
Class of 1970
Navy, 2 Years

Navy Nurse
Linda McTague
Linda McTague
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 28 years in the Air Force and District of Columbia Air National Guard as a pilot and maintenance officer. Retired as a Brigadier General.
Lynn Savage
Lynn Savage
Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Was an Aviation Ordnance Technician, maintaining weapon systems on aircraft such as the A-4M Skyhawk, A-6A Intruder and AV-8A Harrier. Trained in both conventional and "special" weapions.
Marion Ramer
Marion Ramer
Class of 1967
Air Force, 6 Years

Battle Creek Air National Guard 80 - 86
Mark Townsend
Mark Townsend
Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years

Joined in 1972. Was in the ASA from 1972 to 1975. Fort Leonard for basic. Fort Devens . Vint Farms Station. 7th RRFS, Ramuson. Port Sattahip.
Michael Hollis
Michael Hollis
Class of 1977
Army, 12 Years

United States Army, Kaiserslautern, Germany 1977 to 1980
Inventory Management Specialist / Logistics Supply Manager (MOS 96Y series)
Ordnance Supply and Part Manager Specialist (76D Series)
National Guard Bureau, J3 Arlington, VA
MOS 25B Network Engineer, 08/03 to 09/06
National Guard Bureau, Strength Maintenance Operations
Network NCO Administrator /Blackberry Server Manager /Microsoft Exchange Server
Military Special Work (ADSW) Shipper Push Team, Data Analysis Specialist
Network NCO, Resource Branch ASM HQ National Guard Bureau
Provided technical leadership for the IT Support Section of the Desktop Services Group (ASM) NGB in the Information Technology Services Department of JP1.
Army National Guard Ellicott City, MD
12/02 – 2006
Certified Hazardous Chemical Operation Specialist MOS 74D
G-Nerve, V-Nerve, Blister, Blood and chlorine Agents trained (Graduated 12/21/02)
Troop and Equipment Decontaminations Specialist Certified (with MD ARNG)
Michael King
Michael King
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Served from August, 1966 to July, 1970. Basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas; Personnel tech school training at Amarillo AFB, Texas. Assigned to 1802nd Support Squadron CBPO (AFCS), Ramstein AB, Germany, 1967-1970. Assigned to 3902nd ABWing, Offutt AFB, Nebraska 1970. Honorably discharged 1970
Michael R Hollis
Michael R Hollis
Class of 1977
Army, 12 Years

National Guard Bureau, J3 Arlington, VA
MOS 25B Network Engineer, National Guard Bureau, Strength Maintenance Operations
Michael R Hollis
Michael R Hollis
Class of 1977
National Guard, 12 Years

National Guard Bureau, J3 Arlington, VA
MOS 25B Network Engineer,
National Guard Bureau, Strength Maintenance Operations
Michael R Hollis
Michael R Hollis
Class of 1977
Army, 12 Years

National Guard Bureau, J3 Arlington, VA
MOS 25B Network Engineer, 08/03 to 09/06
National Guard Bureau, Strength Maintenance Operations
Network NCO Administrator /Blackberry Server Manager /Microsoft Exchange Server
Military Special Work (ADSW) Shipper Push Team, Data Analysis Specialist
Network NCO, Resource Branch ASM HQ National Guard
Paula Ridenour
Paula Ridenour
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

On active duty with the Navy from 1968-1999. 13 years enlisted service, followed by 18 years as an officer. Retired from the US Navy as a Commander (Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer).
Philip M Pate
Philip M Pate
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Two years as Gunnersmate, than 18 years as Hospital Corpsman
Robert Lynn McGrew
Robert Lynn McGrew
Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years

Served in 2nd Battalion of 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne, (Screaming Eagles), Fort Campbell, KY. Combat support Company, Mortar platoon, later was attached to HQ as a clerk. Honorably Discharged in 1976.
Rodney Alan Sanders
Rodney Alan Sanders
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

Retired as a Sergeant First Class. Was assigned to the 159th Aviation Battalion Fort Campbell kentucky.

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Our Battle Creek Central 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 Battle Creek Central High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Battle Creek are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!