Calumet High School Alumni

Calumet, Michigan (MI)

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!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Al Eckhart
Al Eckhart
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

1967 to 1970 enlisted time including a tur in Vietnam.
1976 to 1994 Military Intelligence Officer including tours in Europe, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Pentagon.
Al Eckhart
Al Eckhart
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

Three years enlisted service 1969-1970. Served one year in Vietnam.
Eighteen years as an officer 1976-1994. Retired as a Major.
Albert Harjala
Albert Harjala
Class of 1963
Navy, 6 Years

Joined US Navy '64, Machinist Mate 'A' School '65, Naval Nuclear Power School 65-2, A1W Nuclear Power Training Unit '66, USS Long Beach CGN9,- 3 tours Viet Nam 66 - 69, USS Taussig DD746 '70, Fleet Training Center San Diego - Master of Arms '70.
Barry J Morrison
Barry J Morrison
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

Vietnam Nov 67-Nov 68
Cindee Bykkonen
Cindee Bykkonen
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Four years active duty, rest of the time in the Air Force Reserves.
Dave Stefanac
Dave Stefanac
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

Radioman. Retired Master Chief Petty Officer.
David R Dodge
David R Dodge
Class of 1964
Army, 26 Years

serve 9th Inf Div Viet Nam 67/68 Last Duty Post Ft Devens MA
George Perreault
George Perreault
Class of 1976
Navy, 10 Years

US NAVY Submarine Service
John P Yates
John P Yates
Class of 1958
Navy, 20+ Years

USS Aldebaran AF-10
USS Basilone DD-824
USS Cone DD-866
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
USS Garcia FF-1040
USS Mount Baker AE-34
Gharleston Naval Shipyard, SC
Joseph A Benson
Joseph A Benson
Class of 1994
Army, 15 Years

I was a dual service veteran. I served in the Navy for 3 years and the Army for 15.
Joseph Benson
Joseph Benson
Class of 1994
Navy, 3 Years

USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER CVN-69
Joseph Benson
Joseph Benson
Class of 1994
Navy, 3 Years

USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER CVN-69
Joseph Benson
Joseph Benson
Class of 1994
Army, 18 Years

Patriot Missile Operator/Maintainer and Platoon Sergeant
Joseph C. Snow
Joseph C. Snow
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

1977-1979: Weapons Mechanic (46250) loaded bombs and maintained the release systems on B-52 aircraft.
1984-2012: Commissioned Officer retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Weapons Systems Officer on F-111 fighter/bomber and RAF Tornado GR1. Air Liaison Officer supporting 10th Mountain Division, 1st Cavalry Division, and 1st Corp.
Keith Finkel
Keith Finkel
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 8 Years

military police and drill instructor
Matthew M. Ekdahl
Matthew M. Ekdahl
Class of 1958
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted in Oct 59. Served at Guantanmo Bay, Cuba, WSMR, New Mexico, NWS, Yorktown, VA USS Sierra AD-18, USS Sellers DDG-11, USS Barney DDG-6, USS America CVA-66, :USNS Bowditch TAGS-21, USS Richmond K. Turner CG-20. Retired as a CWO-4 Apr 82.
Philip C Raisanen
Philip C Raisanen
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

served in Japan, Vietnam (67/68) as Combat
Air Crew Member on EC 47's
Richard Jilbert
Richard Jilbert
Class of 1948
Navy, 4 Years

Electronic Technician First Class (ET1)
Robert Crnkovich
Robert Crnkovich
Class of 1948
Air Force, 20+ Years

jet mechanic
B52 bomb nav systems technician
precision measurement equipment laboratory technician
Thomas O'Connell
Thomas O'Connell
Class of 1961
Coast Guard, 4 Years

USCGC Bar berry (WLI-294)
Tony Peters
Tony Peters
Class of 1984
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

I served 4 years in the Crops and 16 in the Army. I was a member of Wpns Co 2/8 USMC (Cpl), I was a 14E Patriot crewmer for 16 years(SFC) RET 2004.

Classmates Spotlight

Calumet High School Classmates

Donald Harjala
Class of '71

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