Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Durand High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Panthers lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Don Blair
Don Blair Class of 1971
Coast Guard, 4 Years
Spent time looking for the Edmund Fitzgerald while stationed in Michigan and 3.5 years working on and flying in helicopters in Oregon.
Edward Pickering
Edward Pickering Class of 1990
Navy, 18 Years
Aircraft Mechanic
Janelle Stewart
Janelle Stewart Class of 1973
Army Reserves, 3 Years
Served with the Reserve Unit in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin.
Joseph C. Brenner
Joseph C. Brenner Class of 1947
Navy, 20+ Years
Enlisted after graduating from UW Madison in 1951. In Oct. of 1952 was accepted into the Navy OCS program and commissioned an Ensign in the Naval Reserve in Mar. 1953. Released to inactive duty in Mar. 1956. Stayed as a drilling reservist until retirement on July 1 1980 wirh the rank of a Navy Captain.
Kim Pelke
Kim Pelke Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years
Korey Hammer
Korey Hammer Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years
Served 20 years in the Army from Hawaii to IRAQ and back to Virginia. Retired from Fort Eustis and am still serving working Civil Service for the Army.
Leigh Hagness
Leigh Hagness Class of 1947
Army, 2 Years
E5 717th AAA GERMANY 1952-53
Michael Kadinger
Michael Kadinger Class of 1972
Navy, 3 Years
Mick did 8 weeks of boot camp for the National Guard and then did another 8 for the Navy. He served as an airplane mechanic on the Midway aircraft Carrier CVA-41 for 3 years off the shores of Vietnam and was home-ported in Japan. His was the first ship back in Korea since the Korean Conflict.
Paul Lerum
Paul Lerum Class of 1939
Army, 4 Years
European Theater. Tech/4 Sargeant
Stacy Briggs
Stacy Briggs Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years
Army & Army National Guard (AGR)

Classmates Spotlight

Durand High School Classmates

Lori Mcdonough
Class of '91

Alumni Stories

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School News

50th Class Reunion -- Class of 1964

Hello, fellow alumni!
In 2014, we'll be celebrating our Golden Reunion: 50 years since we trod the boards of DHS...
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