Center Line High School Alumni

Centerline, 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!

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Honored Military Alumni

Art Neumann
Art Neumann
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Fort Lee Quartermaster School / Administration
Bill Birkner
Bill Birkner
Class of 1975
Air Force, 9 Years

Served from 1975-1979 as a Fuel Specialist at Richards-Gebaur AFB,MO and in USAF Reserves from 1988-1993 as a Law Enforcement Specialist at Whiteman AFB,MO.
Brian Voishich
Brian Voishich
Class of 1987
Navy, 12 Years

Served as Corspman (medic) at Naval Hospital Great Lakes (North of Chicago), Philadelphia Naval Shipyard (Now closed), Yokosuka, Japan aboard USS Gary (FFG-51) (Guided Missile Fast Frigate), and Mayport Naval Station in Mayport Florida. Achieved rank of 2nd Class Petty Officer,Corpsman (e-5). Served 2 tours in theatre of Enduring Freedom for Afganistan.
Clayton R Penzien
Clayton R Penzien
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted in the Navy in 1968 to avoid the Army. Learned electronics and served 18 yrs up to Senior Chief (E8) when I was commissioned as a Warrant Officer and served another 12 yrs. Retired in 1998 and currently reside in Sebring,FL
Daniel McPharlin
Daniel McPharlin
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

7th Infantry Division, Korea,DMZ,1968
Dennis M. Leppek
Dennis M. Leppek
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

Served 1 year Viet Nam, came home to Seattle, Washington, Got spit on while in formation to get on bus by protesters, Changed my whole attitude toward the whole world. I didn't ill anyone who wasn't trying to kill me.
Dennis R. Wilson
Dennis R. Wilson
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Dennis served in Vietnam as a paratrooper (173 rd Airborne) 1967-1968. He was wounded on Hill 875 and received a Purple Heart.
Douglas McMahon
Douglas McMahon
Class of 1961
Marine Corps, 16 Years

JOINED THE MARINES RIGHT AFTER GRADUATION FOR 4 YEARS THEN JOINED THE AIR FORCE. HAD ONE YEAR TOUR IN VIETNAM
Earl Smith
Earl Smith
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Served from 1961 to 1965.
Edward Opatik Jr
Edward Opatik Jr
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

Training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky & Ft. Sill Oklahoma. Then served 14 Months in Vietnam in Artillery Unit, July 1969 to Feb. 1971.
Eric Jordan
Eric Jordan
Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years

Served proudly for 21 years. Retired in 2007. Now reside in Washington state.
Francis H Kaminski, Jr.
Francis H Kaminski, Jr.
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

Medic
Jerry Payne
Jerry Payne
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Basic training at Fort Knox, ait at Fort Rucker,Al. for helecopter maint, Viet Nam for the real thing in 1966. Turned 21 while defending the little village of Vihn Long and landing strip. First ground attack I ran out to perimeter in underware and rifle. Latter sargent said "Go to perimeter after morter attack and put on clothes" O Kaaaaaaa
John Henry Thomas Cole
John Henry Thomas Cole
Class of 1965
Army, 12 Years

12 1/2 yrs, Viet Nam 2 yrs, Germany, 4 yrs
Joseph Boudreau
Joseph Boudreau
Class of 1962
Air Force, 6 Years

Served in Middle East
Kenneth Schell
Kenneth Schell
Class of 1969
Air Force, 7 Years

B-52 Gunner, Instructor, Evaluator. 154 VietNam missions. Air Medal (X8), Distinguished Flying Cross (X2).
Lawrence (LARRY) S. Snow
Lawrence (LARRY) S. Snow
Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years

Served 22 years w/2 years in Viet Nam , Received Silver Star, and Purple Heart,Retired as a SSG E-6.
Lawrence S. Snow
Lawrence S. Snow
Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years

retire U.S.Army SSG E-6
Lawrence S. Snow (LARRY)
Lawrence S. Snow (LARRY)
Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years

Retired as a SSG<E-6 , 22 long years including 2 long years in Viet Nam.
Michael W. Duerksen
Michael W. Duerksen
Class of 1965
Air Force, 7 Years

Combat Weather Team Chief, RVN; Chief Weather Observer. Grissom AFB, MI; Selfridge ANGB, MI

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Class of '94

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