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

Alan Jauw
Alan Jauw
Class of 1988
National Guard, 12 Years

Active Duty Navy 1995-99
Navy Reserve 1999-2003
Air Force Reserve 2003-2004
Mi. Air National Guard 2004- pres.
Mobilized Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom whilw in the Navy Reserve.
Aviation Maintenance
Allison Hoezee
Allison Hoezee
Class of 2010
Navy, 4 Years

I spent four years in the Navy as a mechanic for F/A 18 engines.
Amanda Pitsch-Sumner
Amanda Pitsch-Sumner
Class of 1997
Air Force, 13 Years

Currently active duty stationed at Tinker AFB.
Amanda Pitsch-Sumner
Amanda Pitsch-Sumner
Class of 1997
Air Force, 13 Years

Currently active duty stationed at Tinker AFB.
Amy Gulch (Weinstein)
Amy Gulch (Weinstein)
Class of 1986
Navy, 9 Years

Served as a Hospital Corpsman
Amy Weinstein
Amy Weinstein
Class of 1988
Navy, 7 Years

Served as a Hospital Corpsman during Desert Storm/Sheild. Was awarded NAvy Achievemnet Medal for work done during Desert Storm/Shield.
Barry G. Meyer
Barry G. Meyer
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

I was trained in Heavy Weapons Infantry, but most of my service was spent in Germany as a battalion mail clerk. I was honorably discharged just as the Viet Nam War was beginning to get "hot."
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
Class of 2001
Army, 5 Years

West Point Class of 2005
Tank Platoon Leader
1st Cavalry Division
Fort Hood, TX
Bradley smith
Bradley smith
Class of 2004
Navy, 9 Years

9+ years
Brent
Brent
Class of 2000
Navy, 1 Years

US Submarine service, or "Silent Service" for submariners. Enlisted in 2004
Brent Philipps
Brent Philipps
Class of 2000
Navy, 1 Years

"Silent Service" or submarine service.
Brice Butgereit
Brice Butgereit
Class of 1994
Navy, 4 Years

Explosives K9 Handler/Police Officer
Chris Arganbright
Chris Arganbright
Class of 2005
Army, 1 Years

i am in the national guard army band for the division of the 126 infantry
David j DeBruyn
David j DeBruyn
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 4 Years

serving proudly from july 1968 till sept 1972> Vietnam and then Marine security guard in Middle east( Cyprus)
Dennis Richards
Dennis Richards
Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years

U.S.S. Fort Fisher LSD-40, San Diego, CA. "Gator Navy" World Wide Deployment Feb, 1976 to Dec, 1979
derek blassingame
derek blassingame
Class of 1993
Army, 10 Years

MILITARY POLICE
Edward W. Schenk III
Edward W. Schenk III
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

retired 2005
Ensign Erica Hippe, USN
Ensign Erica Hippe, USN
Class of 2011
Navy, 4 Years

Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy (May 2015) with B.S. degree in Ocean Engineeering. Member of USNA Triathlon Team and selected to represent Navy at U.S. Armed Forces Triathlon Championship (June 2015). Currently assigned to NAS Pensecola to begin 2-3 years training as a Navy Pilot.
Francois Ratinaud
Francois Ratinaud
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Member of a Special Operations Civil Affairs unit out of Columbus OH. Served 2 consequitive combat tours, in the Horn of Africa and Afghanistan.
Ian Martin
Ian Martin
Class of 2000
Army, 7 Years

Joined the US Army in August of 2001, did a year long tour in Iraq. Currently a Drill Sergant at Fort Benning,GA
James E. Worthington
James E. Worthington
Class of 1980
Army, 1 Years

Served in several conflicts, Granada, Panama, Iraq, Siani, Somalia and Haiti
Joel Lobbezoo
Joel Lobbezoo
Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served as Avonic Tech on the AV-8B Harrier Jets.
John Chandler
John Chandler
Class of 2000
Army, 7 Years

Special Operations
John Chandler
John Chandler
Class of 2000
Army, 7 Years

Served in the 82nd Airborne,Ft.Bragg,NC,
65th ENG, Schofield Barracks, HI, currently serving in a Special Operations unit in Ft.Bragg.
Served two combat tours OIF1-2, OIF 5-7.
John Williams
John Williams
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 4 Years

I served 4 years in the Marine Corps as a Motor Transportation Operator (Driver), got deployed to Iraq once while seeing some action, got out as a Corporal
Joseph Behnke
Joseph Behnke
Class of 1994
Air Force, 10 Years

F-16 Mechanic served for 10 years at the following locations: Lackland AFB, TX, Shepard AFB TX, Luke AFB AZ, Osan AB Korea, Edwards AFB CA, USAF Academy CO. I was medically retired due to a brain tumor in 2004.
Justin Boes
Justin Boes
Class of 1993
Coast Guard, 9 Years

Graduate of the Coast Guard Quartermaster School, National Search and Rescue School, and now stationed in Gulfport, MS
Lloyd D Tripp Jr
Lloyd D Tripp Jr
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20 Years

1977-1998 Served 13 years active duty and 7 years in the Air Force Reserves
Aeromedical Technician - Aerospace Medicine
Lloyd Tripp
Lloyd Tripp
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

I enlisted in the Air Force in 1977 and went to technical training school for Aerospace Medical technician in 1977. My First assignment was at the USAF Clinic, Flight Medicine, Norton AFB, CA where I spent 3 years. Next assignment was to Flight Medicine, USAF Hospital RAF Lakenheath England for 2 years. Followed by Air Force Research Laboratory Wright-Patterson AFB, OH where I conducted acceleration research. Left active duty in 1990 and joined the AF Reserves and was deployed to Desert Storm in 1991 and was Superintendent of Base Medical Services King Fahd Air Base, Saudi Arabia. Retired from the AF Reserve in 1998.
Lynne Harris
Lynne Harris
Class of 1997
Air Force, 5 Years

I was a Security Forces Police Officer for 5 years at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. I also deployed to Saudi Arabia during 2001 as a M60 gunner.
Mark Lazarov
Mark Lazarov
Class of 1991
Navy, 17 Years

Navy EOD
Mark Lobdell (Homrich)
Mark Lobdell (Homrich)
Class of 1972
Army, 3 Years

3 years in Kitzingen, Germany. 1975 - 1978
PATRICK H CLANCY
PATRICK H CLANCY
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

1976-02-18 through 1980-07-16 E4 (Sgt.) Avionics Communications Specialist Worked on F-106 Delta Darts and F-4 C,D, E & G, Phantoms.
Rachael Raines
Rachael Raines
Class of 1998
Air Force, 8 Years

I am a Information Manager. I was in Supply when I first entered in the AF. I am now located in Turkey until Nov 08 when I get to leave here. I have been deployed to the Middle East also. This has been a experience I will never forget.
Ray Figueroa
Ray Figueroa
Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 14 Years

Been serving in the Marine Corps since 1992. Have been all over the world, currently assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica.
Rodney Ballinger
Rodney Ballinger
Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Field Artillery
Stacy Cossolini
Stacy Cossolini
Class of 1985
Army, 6 Years

US Army Reserves - 1987-1993
Steven M Pigott
Steven M Pigott
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

CW3, USAR (Ret). Commo geek for USASOC / USACAPOC.
Thomas Church
Thomas Church
Class of 1999
Army, 6 Years

He is a Captain and trains rangers. He is stationed at Camp Rudder, FL. He is training rangers in the swamps.
Thomas Lowe
Thomas Lowe
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired after 21 years of Military Service. Tours of duty included; Japan, Guantanamo Cuba, Iraq, stateside; Indiana, Ohio, Colorado, Illinois.

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East Kentwood High School Classmates

Stacy Corsaut
Class of '96

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