Collinsville High School Alumni

Collinsville, Illinois (IL)

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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

Abigail Tollison
Abigail Tollison
Class of 1994
Army, 3 Years

Germany, and Iraq
Alfred Reed
Alfred Reed
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Just retired (Jan 08) with a total Army service of 40 years 7 months...6 1/2 active, 26 Army Reserve and 33 as an Army Civilian...Now its all volunteer...in Huntsville, AL
Bob Coulson
Bob Coulson
Class of 1972
Air Force, 21 Years

Chester Lee Simpson
Chester Lee Simpson
Class of 1956
Marine Corps, 31 Years

Aviation Ordnance as a MGySgt and Lt Col of Aviation Weapons in Fighter and Attack Squadrons. Served coast to coast and border to border and all over the Far East. Including Korea and Vietnam.When I retired I was the Officer-in-Charge of the Navy/Marine aviation schools in Millington, Tennessee,
Dave Gaumer
Dave Gaumer
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1980. Commissioned a 2LT in the Army Reserve in 1982 and came on active duty with a Regular Army commission in 1983 as a Field Artillery Officer.

Retired in 2003 as a Lieutenant Colonel of Field Artillery.
Dave Gaumer
Dave Gaumer
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Served 23 years and got to see a lot of the world. Retired in 2003 as a Lieutenant Colonel of Field Artillery.
David Boyd
David Boyd
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Retired 1992.
David L. Cates
David L. Cates
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

I served 30 years in the Army as a Field Artillery soldier. During the Vietnam years I served in Germany working at nuclear weapons sites rather than in the war. I’ve been very fortunate my whole life, certainly not my doing. My overseas assignments were Germany, Korea, and Saudi Arabia (during Desert Storm). Stateside duty took me to Fort Sill, OK, Fort Hood TX, Fort Bliss, TX, and Saint Louis. I, as well as many of you, have traced my ancestors as serving in the American Revolution. I honor all of our service members, espicaly those taken during their service.
David L. Jernigan
David L. Jernigan
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Traffic Controller Retires in 1998
Dean Koopman
Dean Koopman
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served 75-79
Deborah Soulney
Deborah Soulney
Class of 1972
Navy, 17 Years

I started by spending 5 years in the Air Force Reserve at Scott Air Force Base as an aeromedical tech. From there I went to active duty Navy. I spent almost 4 years at Patuxent River Maryland in the weather field. The rest of my time was spent in Norfolk both on sea duty and land duty. When in the Air Force I had been in 48 states and Puerto Rico and Cuba. In the Navy I had been to Scotland and the Azores twice, England, Spain, Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman. I spent time at sea in the North Atlantic to the Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico.
Dunbar Rorie
Dunbar Rorie
Class of 1956
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Enlisted Aug.1966 - Boot camp at San Diego , California - Avionics Navigation training NAS Millington, Tenn. -served in Vietnam Feb 1968 to Mar 1969 at Marble Mountain as Avionics tech on the Ch-53 helicopter (HMH-463) . Then stationed with HMH-363 at Tustin MCAS in California. Achieved the rank of Sargent E-5..Discharged Aug. 1970.
Floyd F Barnes
Floyd F Barnes
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

munitiopn spec. ,also 12 yrs USAR security police
Frank Johns
Frank Johns
Class of 1964
Navy, 5 Years

E5 Electrician on multiple Amphib. ships. Viet Nam 65-67
Gary Braden
Gary Braden
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Army Security Agency
James Daniel Roberson
James Daniel Roberson
Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years

Ft. Leonard Wood, Fort Knox, Ft. lee, Korea 15 months. back to Ft Leonard Wood, Mo. For Ets.
Jeffrey Forsythe
Jeffrey Forsythe
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 3 Years

MCAS Cherry Point nc 3rd LAAM
MCAS Iwakuni Japan Engineer Batallion
Jeffry Fourcault
Jeffry Fourcault
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircaraft Mechanic
JERRY DALLAPE
JERRY DALLAPE
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Served three years in the Marine Corps. 13 months of which was in Vietnam, the rest of my time was spent in Puerto Rico and North Carolina.
Jerry Hunter
Jerry Hunter
Class of 1989
Army, 19 Years

Enlisted with the Army in 1989, after graduation. I've been on active duty since. I served most of my career with the engineers, I'm curently a Chief Warrany Officer 4.
Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

World wide tours of duty to include Desert Storm as First Sergeant for the 48 Tactical Fight Wing (Provisional)
Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

World wid ours for 25 years, including Desert Storm
Jo Anne (Northcutt) Titchen
Jo Anne (Northcutt) Titchen
Class of 1973
Army, 2 Years

Basic training was in Anniston, Alabama for 6.8 weeks. AIT was in Medical Corpsman at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. After AIT went on to train as an inhalation therapist, serving my time at Fort Sam Houston, where I was eventually discharged after becoming pregnant with my first child.
Jo Northcutt
Jo Northcutt
Class of 1973
Army, 1 Years

Officially trained as a medical corpsman, actual OJT training as an Inhalation therapist. Basic training was at Fort McClelland in Anniston, Alabama with AIT at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.
Jo Northcutt Titchen
Jo Northcutt Titchen
Class of 1973
Army, 1 Years

Basic Training at Fort McClelland, Alabama; AIT at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. medical corpsman and inhalation therapist.
Jo Titchen
Jo Titchen
Class of 1973
Army, 1 Years

Basic training was at Fort McClelland, Alabama, then AIT at Fort Same Houston, Texas. I was trained as a medical corpsman but worked as an inhalation therapist.
John Atwood
John Atwood
Class of 1982
Army, 14 Years

Did 14 years as an 11 Bravo, then was medically retired in 2000. I served my country all over the world, and would do it again in a second. I was able to see a lot of the world, Germany, DMZ in Korea in the mid 90's and many other places. Been hanging out in D.C. for a while now, hope everyone is doing ok. BTW, the pic is not me, BUT, it's really cool!! do people even say "cool" anymore ? :))
John Gamble
John Gamble
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Nam / 67-68
John Nesbit
John Nesbit
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

After completing my training as a Special Forces Medic, I served as an Instructor in Special Forces Schools at Ft. Bragg, NC 1969 - 1972.
Joseph mccallum
Joseph mccallum
Class of 1999
Navy, 1 Years

OEF Afghanistan received DMSM in support of NATO training mission
Justin Felis
Justin Felis
Class of 2000
Air Force, 11 Years

Iraq war veteran. Seen a good chunk of the world. Stationed in Guam, Idaho and New Jersey, been I think 11 states (kind of fuzzy could be more), Ireland, Hungary, Japan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and who knows where else lol.
Justin Felis
Justin Felis
Class of 2000
Air Force, 8 Years

Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran
Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran
Justin S. Bovee
Justin S. Bovee
Class of 2005
Air Force, 2 Years

An aircraft mechanic working on F-16 fighter jets. Then maybe retraining into a special forces job.
Karl Meyersick
Karl Meyersick
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Minuteman Systems Engineering
GLCM Test Operations Chief
Karl Meyersick
Karl Meyersick
Class of 1967
Air Force, 21 Years

Minuteman ICBM and Ground Launch Cruise Missile Cheyenne Wy and Utah SMsgt
Ken Morales
Ken Morales
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

Stationed on the USS Grand Canyon AD-28 performed repair services from homeport of Newport R.I. and from Valetta, Malta and Naples Italy.
KENNETH d SKINNER
KENNETH d SKINNER
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

DRAFTED IN 1966 BASIC AT FORT LEONARD WOOD MO.AIT AT FORT BLISS TEXAS. VIETNAM 66/67.WAS GOING TO REENLIST BUT THEY SAID I WAS GOING BACK TO NAM BECAUSE OF MY MOS, I SAID NO GOT OUT IN 68.
Larry E. Kolling
Larry E. Kolling
Class of 1959
Navy, 4 Years

Duty Stations:
NATTC Millington, TN
NATC WST Patuxent River, MD
AEWBARRONPAC Midway Island Pacific
USS Salisbury Sound AV-13
LARRY NOVERO
LARRY NOVERO
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

SERVED GOD AND MY COUNTRY FOR OVER 20 YEAR ABOARD 5 NUCLEAR POWERED SUBMARINES. WOULD DO AGAIN IN A MIN.
VETS DON'T LET THE GREAT U.S. OF A. FALL
Lawrence D. Burns
Lawrence D. Burns
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

12 Years active duty, 10 years reserve currently retired reserve.
Service years 1982-2005
Overseas long tour
8 years Petroleum oils lubricants specialist
14 years Avionics Specialist Master Mechanic
Master Sergeant USAFR RET.

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Class of '97

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