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

Have you lost your Black River High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Pirates lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Barbara Holomuzki
Barbara Holomuzki Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 3 Years
I was stationed at Marine Barracks, 8th & I, Washington, DC, as a computer operator, for most of my time. I left in 1977 , E5 SGT.
Brandon Bergholz
Brandon Bergholz Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 5 Years
Presently Serving
Brian R. Harris
Brian R. Harris Class of 1996
Army, 6 Years
Brian is serving as a medic with the U.S. Army.
Chad Williams
Chad Williams Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years
20 years of service, 12 in SOF.
Charles Jaccaud
Charles Jaccaud Class of 1963
Navy, 10 Years
Engineman: submarine service / nuclear & conventional powered. Navy Recruiting Service
Dan Roe
Dan Roe Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Aircraft mechanic. C-130 transports.
Felicia Cunningham-Spidel
Felicia Cunningham-Spidel Class of 2009
Marine Corps, 2 Years
Aviation MV-22 Osprey
Gerald Pay
Gerald Pay Class of 1990
Air Force, 4 Years
Last assignment was in NJ
Jim Gott
Jim Gott Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years
Basic training Ft. Leonard Wood(little korea) Mo. 8 weeks. - sailed to Germany - stationed in Schwienfurt - Recovery specialist leader - 4 wreckers - 1 10 ton tractor trailor (tank hauler) - 1 jeep (escort) - 1 3/4 ton truck -1 21/2 ton truck. Recovered all military vehicles and private vehicles of service men/women. Sometimes the Germans would ask our help at bad accidents.
Jody VanBuskirk
Jody VanBuskirk Class of 1999
Army, 6 Years
Nurse Corp Officer. Served in Baghdad, Iraq from Jan 2004-Jan 2005 with the 31st Combat Support Hospital.
Ken Berry
Ken Berry Class of 1961
Marine Corps, 4 Years
July 1961 - July 1965
ken roosa
ken roosa Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 3 Years
did not graduate but was a radio operator in marines.
Lee Brock
Lee Brock Class of 1998
Army, 10 Years
Still serving on Active Duty. Has served 1 tour in Afghanistan and 3 seperate tours in Iraq.
Mike Welch
Mike Welch Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
I recently retired 31 December, 2007, after serving 23+ years. Served over 12 years with the 82nd Airborn Division. I have three combat tours to include Desert Storm and two recent deployments to Iraq in support of Iraqi Freedom. I spent a year in Korea and have lived in Germany for over five years where I retired and now work as a contractor in support of the Army.
Patrick Ellam
Patrick Ellam Class of 1983
Army, 15 Years
Served 1983 to 1998 in the US and was stationed in Korea. Where I actually ran into a alumni at the PX. Spent the last 10 years of my carreer in the Special Operations Command. excellent choice and I regret not still being there. Got to travel the world on Uncle Sugar.
Phala Lynn (Mullins) Chatwin
Phala Lynn (Mullins) Chatwin Class of 1985
Army, 8 Years
Served in Germany during the fall of the Berlin Wall prior to deployment to the Gulf. Honors included: Overseas Ribbon, Kuwaiti Liberation, PLDC, BNCOC, ARCOM, AAM, NDS, Combat Lifesaver, Sharpshooter, Linguist
Ray (Biff) Yeager
Ray (Biff) Yeager Class of 1970
Army, 2 Years
Enlisted in the Army. Was trained as a 16pp which is a chaparral crewman. This was a mobile ground to air heat seeking missile. Spent my tour in Germany.
Steven Estep
Steven Estep Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years
Served for 20 years and 22 days. Retired March 1, 2002. God Bless our Troops
Will Rollin
Will Rollin Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years
Duty stations: Ft Polk, LA 80-81; Ft Gulick, Panama 81-84; Ft Bragg, NC 84-85; Ft Devens, MA 85-89; Ft Bragg, NC 90; Ft Devens, MA 90-95; Ft Carson, CO 96-2001

Classmates Spotlight

Black River High School Classmates

Julia Slack
Class of '00

Alumni Stories

Read and submit stories about our classmates from Black River High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Pirates.

School News

Prom/Formal Dress Donations

Dear Black River Alumni,

The Wellington Salvation Army is looking for gently used or like new prom/forma...
Read More »