East Detroit High School Alumni

Eastpointe, 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

Al   Tessman
Al Tessman
Class of 1960
Navy, 4 Years

1960 1964 Plane Capt. on Sky Hawk

Mechanic on A1E discharged as 2nd class Petty Officer.........
Andrew Herig
Andrew Herig
Class of 2005
Army, 1 Years

Cargo Specialist in the United States Army
Angelo Cerro
Angelo Cerro
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

flightline support equipment technician, spent most of my time overseas,Italy to be exact. My son was born in Italy retired after 20 yrs. Currently living in Nc.
Anthony Corsi
Anthony Corsi
Class of 2003
Army, 3 Years

1 LT in the Army. Deployed to Iraq
Anthony Markesino
Anthony Markesino
Class of 1997
Army, 4 Years

infantry/civil affairs
Bob Bushman
Bob Bushman
Class of 1956
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined the Army right out of high school. After three year hitch, I joined the Air Force and retired in 1978.
Bradley Setter
Bradley Setter
Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Parent Command is Clr-1 and is now Currently with the 11th Military Expeditionary Unit which is Deploying September 19th 2009. Mos(Job Description) Motor Transportation Operator.3533
Brian Gusko
Brian Gusko
Class of 1987
Navy, 3 Years

Boiler Technician.
Chadwick W. Gerlach
Chadwick W. Gerlach
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

2nd Class Builder (Seabee)
1 year - Adak Alaska
2 years - Danang, Vietnam ( Navy Support, 1st Marine Division)
Cheryl Ann Lasota-Moore
Cheryl Ann Lasota-Moore
Class of 1988
Air Force, 4 Years

U.S. Air Force
Christian Strohecker
Christian Strohecker
Class of 1993
Air Force, 17 Years

2F0X1 - Fuels Craftsman
Christopher Brandon
Christopher Brandon
Class of 1999
Navy, 8 Years

Corpsman to the Marines.

"Doc Chip" holding up the back of the body of a fallen soldier. Iraq 2005.
Christopher Sansing
Christopher Sansing
Class of 2003
Air Force, 1 Years

Staioned out at Ellsworth AFB, SD. Joined to continue my flying career.
Damaris Harrison
Damaris Harrison
Class of 2001
Navy, 4 Years

Machinest Mate 3rd class
Served onboard USS Tarawa LHA-1
dan rotar
dan rotar
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 2 Years

echo co. 2nd bn. 5th marines 1967, an hoa vietnam
Daniel J Ferguson
Daniel J Ferguson
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

4 yrs USMC air wing, Andrews AFB, 74-78
16 yrs USAF, Retired to Remus, Mi. in1995.
Daniel Ratajski
Daniel Ratajski
Class of 1963
Navy Reserves, 6 Years

3rd class Radar petty officier (received 1st increment testing). Calibrated/repaired surface scanning for radarmen, long range radar and short range. Countermeasures was my prime responsibility.
Daniel Ratajski
Daniel Ratajski
Class of 1963
Navy Reserves, 6 Years

Several pictures taken US Navy while on active duty. Tp left picture shows me holding a slide rule! Radar petty officier 3rd class on John A. Bole DD-755 Wespac tour 1968
Darlynn Watson
Darlynn Watson
Class of 1978
Navy, 6 Years

NAS North Island HSL-31
Darlynn Watson
Darlynn Watson
Class of 1978
Navy, 6 Years

Stationed at NAS North Island HSL-31 Training Squadron from 1982-1986, 2 years of Active Reserve
David DiCicco
David DiCicco
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Retired from Army after 20 years of service. Recieved Bronze Star for action in Iraq.
David Elkins
David Elkins
Class of 1958
Air Force, 4 Years

Joined the USAF after graduating from EDHS. Served 4 years as a radar technician. Went to college after my duty in the USAF.
Debra Oravec
Debra Oravec
Class of 1979
Army, 10 Years

1994-2005
Dennis Gnath
Dennis Gnath
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems Operator onboard the EC 121 Constellation out of Homestead AFB
Don Callaway
Don Callaway
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 4 Years

worked on ch-46D sea-knight helicopters deployed on two different aircraft carriers for duty in the Caribbean and one year in Vietnam. Came home to work on the Harrier Aircraft.
Don Callaway
Don Callaway
Class of 1967
Navy Reserves, 10 Years

Drilled at Selfridge Air National Guard Base worked on P-3 Orion and DC-9 aircraft. Became loadmaster on C-9 and worked as a metal smith usually in the wheel and tire shop
Donn Sinclair
Donn Sinclair
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

Vietnam, 1969-70.
Edward M Stewart
Edward M Stewart
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Naval Special Waredare Group 6 yrs
FIRST Unit 1673
Edward McAllister
Edward McAllister
Class of 1952
Navy, 20+ Years

Chief
Edward Smith
Edward Smith
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Viet Nam 71-72 Veteran
First Sergeant Roy Chalmers
First Sergeant Roy Chalmers
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Joined the Marine Corps days after graduating...been moving ever since. Currently stationed aboard MCB Camp Pendleton.
Frank F Kolatski III
Frank F Kolatski III
Class of 2005
Army, 1 Years

Currently serving in the National Guard Reserves( Military police)
Gary Edwards
Gary Edwards
Class of 1976
Army, 3 Years

Served in West Berlin
GARY STROUSE
GARY STROUSE
Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Grunt
Gerald Baum
Gerald Baum
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Staff Sergeant (E6)
Gerald Baum
Gerald Baum
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Staff Sargeant
Harold Nemecheck
Harold Nemecheck
Class of 1963
Air Force, 8 Years

Served 1965 yo 1973
Harold Sharplin
Harold Sharplin
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Munitions Maintenance Airmen
In Aug 1966/Aug 1970
Thailand/Vietnam 1967/1968
James Hermes
James Hermes
Class of 1993
Army, 15 Years

Served in Various Campaigns including Iraq WAR and Operation Enduring Freedom
James J Speed
James J Speed
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

Dental School - 1966; NAAS Chase Field in Beevile, TX; Vietnam; Norton AFB, CA; Wurtsmith AFB, MI; Izmir AFS, Turkey; Beale AFB, CA; Wurtsmith AFB, MI. Retired MSgt on 1Jul88.

Classmates Spotlight

East Detroit High School Classmates

Dan Secor
Class of '94

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