Eisenhower High School Alumni

Blue Island, Illinois (IL)

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

Bob Learner
Bob Learner
Class of 1970
Navy, 19 Years

Surface Warfare Officer and Pacific Fleet sailor, retired in 1994 as a LCDR (O-4)
Burnette Bunny Dawson (
Burnette Bunny Dawson (
Class of 1983
Army, 3 Years

I was active duty in Savannah, Georgia at Hunter Army Airfiled from 1995-1998. Then I served in the National Guard in Georgia and Illinois. My MOS was 77F (Petroleum Supply). - I'm sure the number has changed now.
Capt. David E Schultz, II
Capt. David E Schultz, II
Class of 2000
Army, 8 Years

ROTC 4 years at NIU, KIA Scania, Iraq,
1/31/08. 82nd airborne, paratrooper,
Charles Streu
Charles Streu
Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 4 Years

With a lottery number of 14 that year, thought it would have been better to get some education while serving with Uncle Sams Misguided Chosen/USMC went thru Aviation
electronics school, that qualified me to spend 13 months in SE Asia. What a time.
Cornell Nelson
Cornell Nelson
Class of 1983
Army, 24 Years

Tours all over the world. HAAF was one of my assignment.
Crystal Maynard
Crystal Maynard
Class of 1998
Army, 8 Years

Served in Alaska, Washington state, Iraq and Nepal
DARNELL E WATSON
DARNELL E WATSON
Class of 1982
Army, 13 Years

Was in the 82nd Airborne did Tour of Duty in Grenada Panama Desert Storm/ Shield Iraqi freedom did 12 years active 3 years reserve
David Bausor
David Bausor
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served Fairford UK 1980 1982 Pope AFB 1982 Andersen Guam 1992 1997 McGuire 1997 2000 Grenada Panama Desert Storm
David Hochheimer
David Hochheimer
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Two combat tours in Iraq. Deployed to Thailand for the tsunami disaster relief in early 2005. Presently a Chief Warrant Officer 4.
Received a BS in Electronic Systems Technologies from Southern Illinois University (graduated Magna Cum Laude). I am married with two teenage children and living in North Carolina.
David Jefferson
David Jefferson
Class of 1969
Navy, 6 Years

MIUWS 11
Radar Operator
Don Nelson
Don Nelson
Class of 1980
Air Force, 16 Years

Enlisted '81, Commissioned '89, Retired '97
Presidential Honor Guard (Bolling AFB)
USAF Drill Team (Bolling AFB)
Security Specialist (McConnell AFB)
SAC Elite Guard (Offutt AFB)
Squadron Section Commander (Pease AFB, McConnell AFB)
Security Police Officer (McConnell AFB, Beale AFB)
Eric Young
Eric Young
Class of 1972
Army, 8 Years

SSG US Army Europe and 7Th Army
Francis "Mickey" Nolan Jr
Francis "Mickey" Nolan Jr
Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served in Marine Corps for 22yrs retired in 1994
Henry L. Haberkamp III (Skip)
Henry L. Haberkamp III (Skip)
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Chief Warrant Officer, Missile Technician
James a Schreiber
James a Schreiber
Class of 1985
Navy, 4 Years

Served on the uss pudget sound
James B. Paterson
James B. Paterson
Class of 1953
Air Force, 4 Years

Served two years in Hokaido, Japan 1954 - 1956 and two years stateside 1953 & 1957
Jason Wardell
Jason Wardell
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 4 Years

My Husband Jason Wardell served in the Marine Corps. for 4 years and also went to Iraq for 8 months. I will like to say that I'm proud of him serving our country.
Jeffery D. Whitfield
Jeffery D. Whitfield
Class of 1998
National Guard, 8 Years

Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran(OIF III 2004-2005)
John Tietz
John Tietz
Class of 1979
Army, 6 Years

Went to Germany
Judith M. (Wardrope) Meek
Judith M. (Wardrope) Meek
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

I was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corps at the same time I received my degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I served on active duty for 3 years as an intelligence officer. I then spent 3 years in the Marine Reserve. In 1976, I transferred into the U. S. Army Reserve and remained there until 2004. I was a foreign area officer.

Classmates Spotlight

Eisenhower High School Classmates

Dolores (dee) Hill
Class of '88

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School News

In Memory of Ted Rypchinski AKA Rypczynski

Ted passed away on December 27, 2016 while living in
The Villages, Fl. He was very much loved by his wife and fa...
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Our Eisenhower 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 Eisenhower High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Blue Island are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!