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

Honored Military Alumni

April D Warmbold (Mielczarek)
April D Warmbold (Mielczarek) Class of 1998
National Guard, 8 Years
63B Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
billy joe mccabe
billy joe mccabe Class of 1996
Navy, 8 Years
petty officer 2nd class ( enginemen )
David Lien
David Lien Class of 1986
Air Force, 4 Years
Minuteman ICBM Combat Crew Commander. Combat Crew Commanders are directly responsible to the President of the United States and the National Command Authorities for up to fifty nuclear weapons and have Top Secret SIOP-ESI security clearances. They command all activities in a 500 square mile area, including a remote Missile Alert Facility (MAF) manned by eight or more personnel. While assigned to squadron command post duties, Combat Crew Commanders also direct the actions of 4 to 14 other missile crews.
Larry E. Wagner
Larry E. Wagner Class of 1970
Air Force, 3 Years
Served as a Chinese Interpreter, worked at National Security Agency (NSA), trained as a cryptographer. Also played goalie for the 6970th Air Base Group's soccer team
Reed Erickson
Reed Erickson Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years
Graduate of West Point and serving our country to keep our freedom. I don't know all the details, but he is one wonderful person that I am happy to know.
Sandy Verry
Sandy Verry Class of 1985
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
367th Engineers Duluth
Sandy Verry
Sandy Verry Class of 1985
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
C Co 367th Engineers Combat Light. Heavy Equipment operated later to become Heavy Section Leader. Unit deployed in 2004 for Aghanistan. Operation Enduriong Freedom
Tim Cochran
Tim Cochran Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
Medic, Pharmacy Tech -- Member US Forces Korea Parachute Demonstration Team (1981-82); 7th Inf Div/Lightfighter Parachute Demonstration Team (1984-1988)

Classmates Spotlight

Grand Rapids High School Classmates

Robert Quaas
Class of '83

Alumni Stories

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School News

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