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

Alexander Moore
Alexander Moore
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 16 Years

1996-2013 SSgt Retired
Though a tough choice leaving early friends and family behind, it was a great experience.
Anthony M Layton
Anthony M Layton
Class of 2010
Coast Guard, 6 Years

I've been serving for six years now. Been to many places and choosing to continue on in the Coast Guard.
Barb Benjamin Nystedt
Barb Benjamin Nystedt
Class of 1970
Navy, 6 Years

Cryptologic Technician. Served 6 years active and 1 1/2 years reserve.
Bill Reichardt
Bill Reichardt
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

I served from 10/26/1966 to 10/23/1970 at K.I. Sawyer AFB in Marquette,Michigan. I was very lucky!
Bob Schwarzkopf
Bob Schwarzkopf
Class of 1984
Army, 18 Years

Proudly served 2 years active Army, 10 ten years Army Reserves, retired from Illinois National Guard.
Bridgett Emerson Hill
Bridgett Emerson Hill
Class of 2006
Army, 6 Years

Me and my sister on tour
Bruce A. Bachleda
Bruce A. Bachleda
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Drafted April 3, 1968, went to RVN August 25 1968, came home Nov. 3 1969. I served in the 2/32 Arty.
Christopher Kurz
Christopher Kurz
Class of 2001
Army, 12 Years

3 deployments . 2 Afghanistan 1 Iraq
Daniel J. G. G. BLOCK
Daniel J. G. G. BLOCK
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

I was honored to serve, all over the world, for more than 20 years in the active Army. During most of that time, I served as an U.S. Army Chaplain.
Dean Styburski
Dean Styburski
Class of 1979
Army, 14 Years

Desert Shield/Desert Storm 1990-1991
Dean Styburski
Dean Styburski
Class of 1979
National Guard, 14 Years

Currently deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan with the 333rd Military Police Company. Will arrive there at the end of October 2008 for a 12 month tour.
Elmer A. Sonn
Elmer A. Sonn
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

missle launcher mech. & military police security guard. 575th ord. co. fischbach,germany.
Elmer Sonn
Elmer Sonn
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

missle launcher mechanic. stationed in fischbach germany.1970-73
fisher anton
fisher anton
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

us army vietnam 1969 to 1971
Frank Curran
Frank Curran
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

USS Tutuila (ARG-4), USS Saratoga (CVA-60), NMCB-71, NMCB-74, USS Carl Vinson (CVN70), INstructor HT-AS School Treasure Island, Ship Board Fire Fighting Instructor Treasure Island, Defense Language Institute Ft. Bliss (35 wks Vietnamese)
frank olson
frank olson
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

special ops 1968-2000
Howard Bruner
Howard Bruner
Class of 1971
Army, 23 Years

Retired tanker/admin
James Balzer
James Balzer
Class of 1969
Army, 6 Years

2 years active, 4 yrs reserves
James G. Mintern (TSgt, USAF, Ret.)
James G. Mintern (TSgt, USAF, Ret.)
Class of 1971
Air Force, 17 Years

I served in U.S. Air Force Bands from December 1976 through July 1994, Retiring effective July 1994 as a Technical Sergeant, USAF. I performced on Bass Trombone and Tuba in: the old NORAD Command Band, Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs CO from early 1977 through summer 1978; then with the old Air Force Band Of The East (Military Airlift Command) which was located at McGuire AFB, NJ; and then with the Strategic Air Command Band (Strategic Air Command) / Heartland Band Of America (Air Combat Command), located at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska from December of 1980 through July 1994. I have remained in Bellevue Nebraska since 1994 as an Air Force Retiree, I am thankful for our Nation's military branches and for the military retired benefits and pension also!
Janice (Thompson) Love
Janice (Thompson) Love
Class of 1970
National Guard, 30 Years

I served 30 years in the Air National Guard. A majority of the time at Buckley (ANG) AF Base, Aurora, CO. I medically retired as Active Guard Reserve with full benefits. I loved serving my country and keeping up the tradition of my Grandfather, Dad and Brother (class of '69).
Justin Lamb
Justin Lamb
Class of 2000
Army, 9 Years

Construction ENG, Combat ENG, Human Resources Admin NCO
Kristofer Karlo Ceredon
Kristofer Karlo Ceredon
Class of 2001
Navy, 10 Years

Serving as a general dentist in the US Navy
Kurt E, Larson
Kurt E, Larson
Class of 1978
Air Force, 23 Years

Traveled globally as Flight Mechanic. Never regretted a minute of my service. Retired in 2003.
Mark Buchanan
Mark Buchanan
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

Stationed on board USS KittyHawk(CV-63), San Diego, CA. Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, CA. USS Tarawa(LHA-1), 32nd St. Naval Station, San Diego, CA. Mobile Maintenance Facility Delta, Naval Air Station Barbers Point, HI. USS Ranger(CV-61) San Diego, CA.USS Pelilu(LHA-5), 32nd St Naval Station, San Diego, CA
Otis Hooper III
Otis Hooper III
Class of 2001
Army, 9 Years

I am a Staff Sergeant in the US Army stationed at Ft Carson Colorado and have been deployed to Iraq three different times and am a graduate of Glenbard East class of 2001....GO ARMY
Paul A. Bethke
Paul A. Bethke
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Retired as Colonel with over 26 years of active duty service. Served 3 years as a Department of the Army civilian uopn retirement from active duty in 2004. Currently serve as a Department of Defense civilian.
Paul A. Bethke
Paul A. Bethke
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Retired after over 26 years of active duty service. Post retirement, served 3 more years as an Army civilian. Currently serve as a Department of Defense civilian since May 2008.
Phil schmidt
Phil schmidt
Class of 1973
Army, 2 Years

Married, 2 kids, 2 grandsons, home in Loveland, co
Robert C. Plautz
Robert C. Plautz
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

I served in the U.S.Navy from 1967 to 1971.
I enlisted in the Naval Reserves in 1973 to 1993 and retired with the rank of EO2 (Equipment Operator).
Ron Degnan
Ron Degnan
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Drafted 3 April, 1968.
Basic training Fort Polk, La
Advance training Fort Sill, Ok
Served in RVN 25 August 68 until 4 Nov 69
Ron Ferry
Ron Ferry
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Went to RVN 12 Dec 65 returned home 14 April 67. It wasn't fun, but it was necessary.
Sherye Lee (Hill) Ferdinardo
Sherye Lee (Hill) Ferdinardo
Class of 1976
Army, 8 Years

Medicaly Retired, Generator Repairmen and Truck Mecan. Member of DAV, VFW, Commander of AMVETS Post 109, State Chaplain for Department of Texas, and Ride Captain for PGR of South Texas.
Steve Schwichow
Steve Schwichow
Class of 1969
Army, 6 Years

Served for 6 years in the Army Security Agency
(ASA) in Germany. Worked in telecommunications
(comcenter),. I also worked as my unit Supply Sgt and Armorer.
I also took part in partnership shoots with the German Army and received several of their awards.
tajuana wilson
tajuana wilson
Class of 1991
Army, 8 Years

I served in the US Army for 8 years
Thomas Anderson
Thomas Anderson
Class of 1972
Army, 3 Years

Enlisted in August, 1974. Basic training at Ft Jackson, Advanced training at Ft Gordon for teletype repair (highly useful now!)
April '75 to June '76 stationed at satellite station near Lakehurst, NJ & lived at Ft Dix (the OLD sectiom of Dix across from McGuire AFB
June '76 to August '77 8th ID Communication Battalion, Bad Krueznach, Germany
Returned to Lombard in August '77
Timothy Heinz
Timothy Heinz
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

Retured navy chief petty officer
Tom Monaghan
Tom Monaghan
Class of 1966
Air Force, 8 Years

Joined in 1968, stationed in Cheyenne Wy. 90th Strat Missle wing, from 9/68 to 5/70. Transferred to Albuquerque NM. served in Defense Nuclear Agency 5/70 to 1976. Glad the cold war ended.
Wayne
Wayne
Class of 1970
National Guard, 20+ Years

I've spent time in the Navy, Navy Reserve, Active National Guard and normal National Guard for 23 years total.
Wayne Brandt
Wayne Brandt
Class of 1970
National Guard, 20+ Years

Boring until 2001 then two tours of Kosovo, one tour in Qatar, one tour in Turkey, three tours in Iraq and last tour in San Francisco.
Wayne C, Brandt
Wayne C, Brandt
Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years

I received my draft notice and said, "Screw You!" I immediately joined the U.S. Navy. I worked for COMSUBLANT almost three years and two months. I was a Radioman with a specialty in high speed Morse Code. I was stationed in Norfolk, VA for the entire time other than boot camp and training.

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Class of '72

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