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

Honored Military Alumni

David L. Wells
David L. Wells Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Aircraft Maintenance
david lake
david lake Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years
cpos
Dennis Mott
Dennis Mott Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years
United States Army- War Heading Team Member 18 months in Germany as a member of a nuclear war heading team on the Nike Hercules Missle.
Garry Andrew Chovanec
Garry Andrew Chovanec Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years
DID MY TIME DURNING THE VEITNAM WAR. HAD ORDERS FOR DA NANGE BUT THEY BLEW THE PLACE UP AND SENT ME TO JAPAN INSTEAD. ENJOYED MY TIME AND GOT TO SEE A BUNCH OF THE WORLD.
Jeff Utter
Jeff Utter Class of 1978
Navy, 10 Years
My picture taken in June 1981 after bootcamp, served proudly for 10 years.
Jesse Foster
Jesse Foster Class of 2003
Army, 1 Years
Has completed basic training and is currently stationed in Georgia
Jesse Foster
Jesse Foster Class of 2003
Army, 3 Years
readying for another deployment
Larry Stutts
Larry Stutts Class of 1976
Air Force, 7 Years
Integrated Avionic Systems - F111 Mountain HomeAFB, Id; Plattsburg AFB, NY
Lawrence Bancroft
Lawrence Bancroft Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years
Joined Army with High School friends Bill Bacigal and Tim Dowell. Served in Vietnam with the 196th light infrantry in central highlands. Walked as pointman. Contacted malaria and have a piece of fragment in my right hand.
Lloyd Jeffrey(Jeff) Utter
Lloyd Jeffrey(Jeff) Utter Class of 1978
Navy, 10 Years
Proudly Served in the US Navy from 1980 to 1989, work for NASA in 1990. I have been with Southwest Airlines from 1990 to current.
Neil Thorne
Neil Thorne Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years
Served 14 active, 20 in reserves. Two tours in Nam. Retired a Lieutenant Colonel.
Philip M. A. Martin Sr
Philip M. A. Martin Sr Class of 1970
Navy, 8 Years
Served three tours of Vietnam on the USS Midway and USS Coral Sea; repaired boats and vessels along rivers.
Ray Bates
Ray Bates Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 11 Years
Served 11 years in United States Marine Corps. Worked on Aviation Weapons Systems, Guided Weapons, Guns, and Pyro. Also did a tour of Recruiting in Indianapolis.
Robert Brandon
Robert Brandon Class of 1971
Army, 9 Years
Served 3 years active service as an armored recon scout. Later I joined the army reserve as a military police for 6 years. Left with E-6 stripes.
Sherry Andres
Sherry Andres Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years
Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist
Tim Griesa
Tim Griesa Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years
Air Crew member, flying the world. Great 20+ years.
Tony Polzin
Tony Polzin Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
In the Marine Corps almost 20 years...I am finishing up my Master's degree, then I will retire and make some real $$!
Troy Yorton
Troy Yorton Class of 1991
Navy, 10 Years
Submarines

Classmates Spotlight

Durand Area High School Classmates

Eric Willard
Class of '90

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1924 womens class ring

I am searching for a picture of a class ring similiar to my grandmothers ring. She graduated from Durand in 1924. The ri...
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