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

Aileen Floyd (Adams)
Aileen Floyd (Adams)
Class of 1983
Navy, 4 Years

I was a crytpo tech in the Navy stationed in Edzell, Scotland.
Andrew Brandt
Andrew Brandt
Class of 2010
Army, 8 Years

Completed one tour to Afghanistan
Archie Ganno
Archie Ganno
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

U.S. Army Airborne Ranger. Completed 4 Combat rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan, Hondurus. Awarded 2 Bronze Stars.
Bill Brown
Bill Brown
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft Hydraulic Maintenance: B1B, KC-135, B-52, F-4E.
Bret Rapier
Bret Rapier
Class of 1999
Navy, 9 Years

Petty Officer First Class Aviation Electrician stationed at Naval Station Norfolk, VA
charles major
charles major
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Chief Warrant Officer 3 (Marine Gunner) Infantry Weapons Officer, US Marines, 2D Marine Division, 2D Recon Battalion, Camp Lejeune, NC
Dave Vroman
Dave Vroman
Class of 1965
Navy, 3 Years

Two Cruises, Carib 65 and Wespac 66
Erick W. Miller
Erick W. Miller
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

I was a Pointman in the 101st Airborne Infantry in Thua Thien Province, Vietnam. From 30 Nov. '69 thru 9 Nov. '70.
Ferdinand Figueroa
Ferdinand Figueroa
Class of 1997
Navy, 8 Years

Have been serving in the Navy since 1999 and still enlisted. Love and very proud what I do. I am a Jet Engine Mechanic and have worked on the F-14, F-18, P-3 along with the engines from The E-2 &C-2, & the HS-60.
Fred W Holland SFC Retired
Fred W Holland SFC Retired
Class of 1955
Army, 20+ Years

!955 to 1959 US Army France 1978 to 1996 US Army
Gerald W. Wilks
Gerald W. Wilks
Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF Security Service - supporting NSA Karamursel, Turkey and HQ USAF Security Service
J. Brian Wilson
J. Brian Wilson
Class of 1998
Navy, 8 Years

Served as a Hospital Corpsman, both on the west coast and in Okinawa while attached to the United States Marine Corps. I've been deployed to the desert, the sea, and the jungle; it's been a hell of a ride.
Kenneth McCloud
Kenneth McCloud
Class of 1966
Navy, 2 Years

U.S.S. Springfield
Matthew Wilson
Matthew Wilson
Class of 2003
Army, 5 Years

Volunteered his time and knew the sacrafices, and sacraficed his life in Operation Iraqi Freedom, narrowly escaping death 3 times.
Paula Zaro(Lipinski)
Paula Zaro(Lipinski)
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Served AD from 2007-2009 in Camp Lejeune NC. Served in the Reserves from 2009-2013. Sergeant at MACS-24 in Virginia Beach, VA.
Ralph Edwards
Ralph Edwards
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

Served in Viet Nam, artillary
robert grudewicz
robert grudewicz
Class of 1968
Army, 12 Years

Staff sergeant drill sergeant Finance and infantry Left service in 1982 to take care of my father who soon afterwards died of leukemia
Sarah (Pearson) Nava
Sarah (Pearson) Nava
Class of 1997
Navy, 4 Years

Sarah served in 1997- 2001. She dedicated those four years to the serve of her country. She made us proud. She was the second generation female to serve.
William (Bill) Liles
William (Bill) Liles
Class of 1954
Air Force, 20+ Years

Senior Master Sergeant, retired 1978

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Class of '65

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Jill Drews

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