Bloom High School Alumni

Chicago Heights, Illinois (IL)

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

Charles E. McCoy
Charles E. McCoy
Class of 1949
Air Force, 4 Years

weather squadron
david kennedy
david kennedy
Class of 1989
Army, 5 Years

Served 3 years in Germany. Served in Operation Provide Comfort in Camp Doha and Khobar Towers in Kuwait, SWA. Singled out for numerous awards and medals.
DENO ZAZZETTI
DENO ZAZZETTI
Class of 1948
Marine Corps, 3 Years

MAINT BATT,
Dion Whitted
Dion Whitted
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 6 Years

After Boot Camp in San Diego, CA went to Ft. Lee, VA for military training. Was next stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA for 2 years before reporting to Kaneohe MCAS, Hawaii for 3 years, (but 9 months were spent in Saudi Arabia/Kuwait).
Gary R. Wilson
Gary R. Wilson
Class of 1961
Navy, 3 Years

Killed in Action
Gerald (Jerry) T Crotty
Gerald (Jerry) T Crotty
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

101st Airborne, 159th Avn Batt.
Phubai, RVN

C-1-1 USATCA Armor Training School
Fort Knox, Ky
Jeffrey King
Jeffrey King
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

Retired from active duty 1999.
Jeffrey King
Jeffrey King
Class of 1969
Army, 24 Years

Various assignments
Jim Hendron
Jim Hendron
Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Viet Nam Vet
Jim Hendron
Jim Hendron
Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Viet Nam Veteran
Keith Mcghee
Keith Mcghee
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Corpsmen
Kerry Pardue
Kerry Pardue
Class of 1966
Army, 10 Years

Combat Medic in Vietnam 1968-1969 with 3 units: 170th Assault Helicopter Company Dispensary in Plieku, 155th Assault Helicopter Company Dispensary in Ban Me Thout, and 2/47th Infantry (Scouts), 9th Infantry Division in Bihn Phouc. Took a 12 year break in service. Served with Arizona National Guard for 9 years as an Instructor at the Arizona Military Academy teaching Military Leadership.
Marilyn Douglas Holmes
Marilyn Douglas Holmes
Class of 1973
Army Reserves, 4 Years

91B20 Basic Field Medical Specialist. Entered E-1, finished E-7. Enjoyed it, glad to have served. Wish I had gone thru ROTC in school.
Mark Grupe
Mark Grupe
Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years

US Navy submarine Service '71-'75
raymond monaldi
raymond monaldi
Class of 1950
Air Force, 4 Years

pilot
Rodger L. Hendrick
Rodger L. Hendrick
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Crypto Communications
Ronald Hanko
Ronald Hanko
Class of 1964
Navy, 6 Years

Boatswains Mate USS AJAX AR-6, USS ALUDRA AF-55, Served time in Japan and the far east, also in Viet Nam. Went on around the world cruise with the navy.
STANLEY R CALES
STANLEY R CALES
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Basic at Fort Polk, La
Armor training at Ft. Knox
Armor NCO course Ft. Knox, Ky
1st. Armored Div. Fort Hood, Tx.
Americal Div. 1/1 Cavalry C Co.
WIA Jan. 2nd. 1970
Discharged May 15 1970
Toby Gershon Padgett
Toby Gershon Padgett
Class of 1970
Navy, 2 Years

US Navy WAVES - Go Blue and Gold!
Toby Padgett
Toby Padgett
Class of 1970
Navy, 2 Years

US Navy WAVES, Viet Nam Era, 1971 - 1972, Medical Corpsman.

Classmates Spotlight

Bloom High School Classmates

Jack Carpenter
Class of '80

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