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

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Honored Military Alumni

Bob Winfree
Bob Winfree Class of 1973
Army, 17 Years
US Army
Damian Sandheinrich
Damian Sandheinrich Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years
I was honored to serve in the USAF for over 20 years in the Space Operations career field. I primarily worked in satellite command & control ops in Colorado Springs and launch operations in California. The highlight and best job of my career was serving as the 22nd Space Operations Squadron (22 SOPS)Director of Operations (DO) operating and maintaining the worldwide Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN).
David Lanter
David Lanter Class of 1976
Air Force, 4 Years
Air Traffic Control Radar Technician. Stationed at RAF Mildenhall in England and England AFB, Louisiana
Debra J Ciardi
Debra J Ciardi Class of 1975
Air Force, 6 Years
Served 6 years in USAF NC. Stationed at Keesler AFB, MS during Hurricane Elena; Scott AFB, IL; and Chanute AFB, IL. Rank of Captain when I resigned commission after our first daughter was born. Husband served 23 years in AF Weather Service. Special moment was when my husband was the officer who Commissioned me.
Dennis Oliver
Dennis Oliver Class of 1972
Navy, 15 Years
F-4 Phantom pilot. Best years of my life
Gary Woodrome
Gary Woodrome Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years
Air Force Fire Fighter burned over 40% of his body in an explosion in 1975.
Jason Beisner
Jason Beisner Class of 1996
Army, 10 Years
Served In 1-82FA 1st Calvary Division from 2001 till 2011. Deployed 3 times to Iraq in response to operation Iraqi Freedom as a Combat Medic.
Kent Mueller
Kent Mueller Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
27 years in the AF included tour at 8th Fighter Wing in F16 "Viper" Got to break the sound barrier and pull 9g's. Good Stuff
Melinda D. Meek (Mindy Bilbruck)
Melinda D. Meek (Mindy Bilbruck) Class of 1997
Air Force, 11 Years
Served active duty through Operation Iraqi Freedom, served active reserves through 2011.
Paul V. Westbrook
Paul V. Westbrook Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years
Enlisted in '68, trained as a Medic and served in Vietnam '70 - '71 at 95th Evacuation Hospital, Da Nang, VN
Richard Dudash
Richard Dudash Class of 1982
Army, 4 Years
Joined the Army to get money for school. The government paid for my schooling. I was a computer programmer stationed in Zweibruecken, Germany and Leavenworth, Kansas.
Thomas (TJ) Turner, Jr.
Thomas (TJ) Turner, Jr. Class of 1984
Air Force, 4 Years
Communications Trainer for the 1916th Communication Squadron. Stationed in Pease A.F.B., New Hampshire, Helenikon Air Base, Greece, Panama City, Panama. Served in the Panamanian Campaign and Gulf War.
Tracy F. Ford
Tracy F. Ford Class of 1979
Navy, 9 Years
USS Fulton AS-11 - New London, CT USS Emory S. Land AS-39 - Norfolk, VA NAVSTA Supply Mayport Naval Base - Mayport, FL USS Yosemite, AD-19 - Mayport, FL SIMA Mayport, Mayport, FL
Willie (Billy) Fields
Willie (Billy) Fields Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years
Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Fields entered the Air Force in 1988 through the Reserve Officer Training Program at the University of Alabama. He has held numerous positions in the Communications and Information career field at base, NAF, MAJCOM, and Headquarters Air Force levels. He has also participated in Operations ENDURING FREEDOM AND IRAQI FREEDOM.

Classmates Spotlight

Belleville East High School Classmates

Sheila Seets
Class of '85

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