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

Andrew Staudt
Andrew Staudt
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Viet Nam 67/68. Wounded in Action. Served with 1st Bn. 3rd Marines 3rd Marine Div.
Brad Riley
Brad Riley
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

Tours include West Germany 82-84, Hawaii 84-88 and Korea 1997.
Brent Erwin
Brent Erwin
Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years

Naval Enlisted Aircrew flying off of USS F.D Roosevelt CV-42
Brian Downs
Brian Downs
Class of 2000
Army, 15 Years

MEDEVAC Pilot. Afghanistan: 08-09, 09-10, 11-12
Captain Gregory Weber
Captain Gregory Weber
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Captain Gregory Weber is a helicopter pilot and served a tour of duty in Iraq. He is currently stationed in Camp Pendleton, CA
Charl RW Davidson
Charl RW Davidson
Class of 1956
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined 12/01/1955. Retired 09/30/1975.
4 years USS Rich DDE820. Remaining time
spent on 5 submarines. Retired as Radioman Chief.
Christopher Greca
Christopher Greca
Class of 1985
Army, 31 Years

Command Sergeant Major: 10th Mountain Division; Forces Command (FORSCOM); United States Central Command; Afghanistan/Iraq Veteran
Dan Nyblom
Dan Nyblom
Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Intelligence Guantanamo Bay Cuba
David Dunbar
David Dunbar
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20 Years

Enlisted 6 years, then crossed over to the dark side, retired as a Captain. 10 years active and 10 Reserve, Retired 1993
Dick Eller
Dick Eller
Class of 1953
Army, 2 Years

First Armored Division Radio Operator
Gary Steven Swanson, MS
Gary Steven Swanson, MS
Class of 1969
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years

Chief Aerographer's Mate
Operation Deep Freeze, Antarctica, 1973-77
USAF civilian meteorologist, 1985-current
George Planic
George Planic
Class of 1976
Navy, 6 Years

Tour of Duty included Naval Station Great Lakes, Pearl Harbor DDG-21, San Diego As-12
Gordon Kouba
Gordon Kouba
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Hawk Missile Systems 1991-1995
Jack Hoeldt Sr
Jack Hoeldt Sr
Class of 1969
Army, 8 Years

9-70 to 1-79
Johnathan P Bivins
Johnathan P Bivins
Class of 2000
Navy, 10 Years

Damage Controlman 1st class (SW)
Lt. Steven Weber
Lt. Steven Weber
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Lt. Steven Weber is currently an aviator and attending Osprey school in North Carolina.
Ralph G Neeley
Ralph G Neeley
Class of 1954
Air Force, 11 Years

B-25. B-26. B-47, C-130, cold war and Vet Nam.
Ralph Kick
Ralph Kick
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

Served from 1971 -1974
Richard Franzen
Richard Franzen
Class of 1963
Army Reserves, 27 Years

LTC Various positions
Richard Milanich
Richard Milanich
Class of 1966
Army, 15 Years

25th Infantry Scofield baracks

Classmates Spotlight

Grayslake Central High School Classmates

Dylan Chrastka
Class of '12

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