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

Alla F Gaetzman
Alla F Gaetzman
Class of 1959
Navy, 7 Years

Joined in 02 July 1959 Discharged 12 October 1966
Art Wienke
Art Wienke
Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years

Enlisted October of '61 in the Army. Spent 1year in the States and 2 years in Germany. Served with the Belgian army as a NATO partner in a nuclear weapons detachment.
Darrell Moen
Darrell Moen
Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years

Had my eyes opened to the ways I had been deceived into believing that my country represented freedom and democracy when in actuality we were denying freedom and opposing democracy in Vietnam while I was stationed with the 9th Infantry Division in the Mekong Delta Feb. 1969 - Feb. 1970. Joined the Vietnam Veterans Against the War after I got my honourable discharge and have been vocally critical of US foreign policy ever since.
David Bigsby
David Bigsby
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Two (2) tours in Vietnam; 3 years in Europe during the Cold War. Reactivated with the Georgia National Guard after 9/11 serving 5 years on the Global War on Terrorism.
david bradley jr
david bradley jr
Class of 1978
Army, 6 Years

3years active duty 3yrs reserve
David Wilson
David Wilson
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired November 2005
Douglas Hurd
Douglas Hurd
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

Had many world wide assignments as a combat artilleryman. I never thought I would stay for 22 years when I first enlisted. I met many fine and patriotic men. It was a real eye opener deploying to Desert Storm. I have been teaching high school in Minnesota since my retirement from the Army in 1994.
Edward Calkins
Edward Calkins
Class of 1960
Air Force, 41 Years

8 years regular, 11 years Air National Guard (of which 9 of those years were full time), 3 years AF Reserves with FEMA and 19 years active retirement to which I was subject to be recalled, Never was but my final discharge reads 41 years service. I retired as an E-8, Senior Master Sgt.
Howard Davidson
Howard Davidson
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Served in VietNam
Howard O Norman
Howard O Norman
Class of 1960
Air Force, 22 Years

Served 12 years enlisted, E-6, 10 years commissioned, Captain.
James Schmitt
James Schmitt
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Serviced 20 + years is now retired. Fought in Operation Just Cause (89) and Desert Storm (91).
Jody Taylor
Jody Taylor
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
Naval Aircrewman
Operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom
John A. Plunkett
John A. Plunkett
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 133 (VAQ-133)
Plane Captain
USS Kittyhawk. CVA-63
Tonkin Gulf
Laurie (Ramsay) Cecil
Laurie (Ramsay) Cecil
Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined the Navy in 1979 and worked for 21 years as a Meteorologist and Oceanographer. Retired in 2000 as a Senior Chief Aerograhers Mate Aviation Warfare Specialist (E-8). Stationed in Virginia Beach, Va, Misawa Japan, Charlotte, NC, Rota Spain, Agana Guam and San Diego, CA.
Lois Johnson (Weldon)
Lois Johnson (Weldon)
Class of 1981
National Guard, 20+ Years

Join the Army National Guard, Apr '82 Retired Sep 12, 2004
Malcolm D. Cauldwell
Malcolm D. Cauldwell
Class of 1961
Air Force, 5 Years

I flew KC-135s for 4 years. Based in Orlando, FL and flew 138 missions over Vietnam 1968-1971. We worked with F-4s, F105s, B-52s and the SR 71.
Michael W. Ladwig
Michael W. Ladwig
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

Psychological Researcher, Rank for last year in service = E-5.
Pamela Barrs
Pamela Barrs
Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years

NAS Pensacola
NAS Whiting Field
AZ 2nd Class
Paul E. Bordner
Paul E. Bordner
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

East Coast Sailor serving up and down the east coast from Philly to Key West. I also did recruiting in Beloit for 3 years.

This was the first ship I served on after boot camp.
Rich Martin
Rich Martin
Class of 1982
Navy, 4 Years

Boot Camp in Greatlakes Ill. Boiler Tech. "A" school. Served time on the Spiegle Grove LSD 32 as a Boiler Tech.
Rich Ward
Rich Ward
Class of 1983
Navy, 4 Years

Served on USS Independence CV-62. BM3, Was in Grenada, Lebanon
Robert (Rob) Oberbruner
Robert (Rob) Oberbruner
Class of 1957
Army, 3 Years

Served overseas in Pacific Theater during early Vietnam years - Intelligence branch.
Shawn Underhill
Shawn Underhill
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Was part of operation Infinite Justice and Enduring freedom
Sylvester Delapaz
Sylvester Delapaz
Class of 1999
Army, 9 Years

Army Supply NCOIC
Theodore D. Reimer II
Theodore D. Reimer II
Class of 1960
Air Force, 4 Years

Served 1960- 1964
Thomas Doran
Thomas Doran
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Served in VietNam
Timothy Peteri
Timothy Peteri
Class of 1986
Navy, 8 Years

Spent most of the years overseas as an MP.
Vickie A. Murphy Souther
Vickie A. Murphy Souther
Class of 1984
Navy, 4 Years

1985-1989

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