Coloma High School Alumni

Coloma, 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

Adam Trapp
Adam Trapp
Class of 1994
Army, 2 Years

Basic Training: Ft. Jackson, SC
AIT: Ft. Leonardwood, MO
Duty Station: Ft. Drum NY
Served in Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan from 02-2011 - 02-2012
Collin Olmstead
Collin Olmstead
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served 4 years during Desert Storm as a Radio Repair Tech.
David Gibson
David Gibson
Class of 1987
Navy, 4 Years

Served during Desert storm (1st Irac war)
David Just
David Just
Class of 1997
Navy, 4 Years

I made 2 (almost 3) deployments. The first was straight to the Persian Gulf. Going through the "Line of Death," the Suez Canal and the Arctic Circle were highlights of that cruise. The second was a "Love Boat" tour of the Mediterranean Sea
David Just
David Just
Class of 1987
Navy, 4 Years

I did 2 (almost 3) cruises. The first took me straight to the Persian Gulf. The second was a "Love Boat" tour of the Mediterranean Sea. I've been to Italy, Spain, France, Egypt, Israel and England. Oops, almost forgot...St. Thomas.
Dolan Johnson
Dolan Johnson
Class of 1988
Navy, 10 Years

RTC Great Lakes, Naval Supply Center Meridian MS, Naval Supply Station Oakland, USS Wichita (AOR-1), USNS Kilauea, Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Naval Station Bremerton, WA, USS Nimitz CVN-68
Don G. Burleson
Don G. Burleson
Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Received injuries in Vietnam that renderd me disable and retired in 1971 with full military rights.
Douglas Saxton
Douglas Saxton
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Served for 20 years seen half of the world operation desert storm and desert shield. reside in CA
Gary Hartman
Gary Hartman
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

20 years service in US Army Bands; Augusta, GA; TDC, Korea; Indianapollis, IN; SHAPE, Belgium; Columbia, SC. Retired as Enlisted Bandleader at Fort Jackson, SC.
Gary Hartman
Gary Hartman
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Basic Training @ Fort Knox, KY: June - August 1976 as Private First Class.
Army School Of Music @ Norfolk, VA: August - Dec 1976.
(Promoted to Specialist 5) Trumpet Player, Bus Driver, Vocalist, Drum Major, Librarian @ Fort Gordon, GA: Jan 1977 - Sept 1982.
Music Leadership Training @ Army School Of Music: Jan - May 1980. (Promoted to Staff Sergeant)
Trumpet Section Leader, Operations Leader, Drum Major @ Tong Du Chon, Korea: Oct 82 - Oct 83.
Brass Group Leader, Operations/Training Leader, Drum Major, Featured Vocalist, Jazz Band Leader, Arranger @ Fort Harrison, IN (Promoted to Sergeant First Class): Oct 83 - July 89.
Brass Group Leader, Sound Technician, Training Leader @ Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Mons-Belgium: Aug 89 - July 93.
(Promoted to First Sergeant) Enlisted Bandleader/Conductor, Featured Vocalist, Arranger @ Fort Jackson, SC: Sep 93 - Jan 96.
Retired July 96.
Gary Hillman
Gary Hillman
Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired 1 Jun 11 after 20 years of service.
George Meyers
George Meyers
Class of 1945
Army, 2 Years

WWII Asiatic Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal. Drafted to the Army in his senior year at CHS in 1944, George was awarded his HS diploma in 2002 for the class of 1945.
john a tucker jr
john a tucker jr
Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years

e7 Alaska- Houris --north Africa. 20 years u.s. navy-15 year u.s.air fores
Joseph Baes
Joseph Baes
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

USMC 28 years active duty service. Served in Desert Storm, 3 Tours in Iraq since 2004.
Kevin McCarley
Kevin McCarley
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

I've been in for almost 25 years. Duties included: Heavy Anti-armor infantryman & Squad Leader at Ft. Polk, LA; Rifle Platoon Leader, Battalion Operations Officer, Technical Supply Officer & Maintenance Control Officer at Schofield Barracks and Ft. Shafter HI; Battalion Support Operations Maintenance Officer, Division Material Maintenace Control Officer -Aviation, Brigade Logistics Officer & Company Commander at Ft. Hood TX; Battalion Operations Officer in Qatar and Iraq; Department of JOINT Military and Interagency Operations Officer at Ft. Leavenworth KS; Battalion Executive Officer at Aberdeen Proving Ground MD. I'll be in Afghanistan this Fall as a Support Operations Ammunition Officer.
Scott Spencer
Scott Spencer
Class of 1976
Navy, 4 Years

Was a Machinery Repairman on USS Point Defiance, Two WESTPACS.
Stephen B. Page
Stephen B. Page
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

30 Years Service in the Air Force
Takayenna Myers-McGee
Takayenna Myers-McGee
Class of 2002
Army, 5 Years

United States Army
Wayne E. Riggs
Wayne E. Riggs
Class of 1987
Army, 8 Years

Served in U.S. Army for eight years. Did tours of duty in Germany twice, Italy, Egypt, Azores Islands.

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Kyle Thomas
Class of '07

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