Guilford High School Alumni

Rockford, 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

Allen D. Gasch
Allen D. Gasch
Class of 1965
Navy, 6 Years

I served on Submarines for 4 years. went under the Arctic Ice Cap twice. Made three Patrols on a Missile Submarine.
Allen D. Gasch
Allen D. Gasch
Class of 1965
Navy, 6 Years

I served on Nuclear Submarines.
Arthur Strandgard
Arthur Strandgard
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Cryptologic Technician, duty at various Naval Security Group Activities, National Security Agency, and others.
Bruce Blair
Bruce Blair
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

MOS 13E20
Bruce H Fritz
Bruce H Fritz
Class of 1976
Air Force, 14 Years

Graduated from US Air Force Academy in May 1980. Served 14 years active duty. Continue as AF Reservist (inactive) through present day (4/2010).
Bruce Jacobsen
Bruce Jacobsen
Class of 1966
Navy Reserves, 8 Years

Served on 3 ships and with one Marine Company.
Carl Burtner
Carl Burtner
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 15 Years

Pilot
Charles W Stauber
Charles W Stauber
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Electornic Technician , repaired communications,equipment, (both convential and satellite,) radar equipment, and navation equipment. Taught basic electronic thru advance electronic and special equipment i.e. shore comunication equipment that also included micro-wave tranceivers 600 channel mutiplexer systems. Retired as ETCS(sw) (Electronic Technician Senior Chief enlisted Surface Warefare specialist) paygrade E-8
Crystal (Mullins) Franklin
Crystal (Mullins) Franklin
Class of 1989
Navy, 9 Years

Served 9 years in the United States Navy as a Yeoman and Hospital Corpsman.
Don Garr
Don Garr
Class of 1975
Air Force, 10 Years

1982 - 1992, stationed in Okinawa and serviced in the Gulf War. Don succumbed to various physical ailments on March 21 2024, as a result of his time in Iraq.
Erik Thorell
Erik Thorell
Class of 1986
Air Force, 17 Years

C-130 Pilot during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Currently a KC-135 Pilot.
Gregory M Hainline
Gregory M Hainline
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired Medical Service Corps Officer (MSC)
Henry Harris
Henry Harris
Class of 1982
Air Force, 8 Years

station at Las Vegas Nv, Charleston SC, Guam
Jeffrey Hedges
Jeffrey Hedges
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

Weather Officer - 12 yrs active duty
- Severe Weather Forecast Unit, Offutt AFB, NE
- Instructor Supervisor, Chanute AFB, IL
- 3 tours in Korea
- Commander, Det 7 24th Wea Sq, Mather AFB, CA
- Commander 127 Wea Flight, KSANG
Jerry Kiesling
Jerry Kiesling
Class of 1966
Army, 1 Years

Killed in Action, Viet Nam
John Knutsson
John Knutsson
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

Army Medic, Vietnam era veteran
Jonathan Daniel Nwaoha
Jonathan Daniel Nwaoha
Class of 2006
Army, 3 Years

Currently Serving as U.S Army Infantry, Stationed at Fort Drum, NY with Company F 2-10 Avn Pathfinders. Served 2 tours in Iraq from '06-07 with 1/89 Cav Reconnaissance and '08-09 with 2-10 Pathfinders
Leonard B Keller
Leonard B Keller
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Leonard Kellar did not graduate with his 1966 Guilford HS class. Unfortunately for economic reasons he dropped out! But it should be noted that Leonard for his service with the 9th Infantry in Viet Nam received from President Lyndon Johnson on the south White House Lawn on September 19th, 1968 for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidly at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty under intense enemy fire the Congessional Medal of Honor. Leonard was killed in a motor vehicle accident in October of 2009.
Leonard Lawson
Leonard Lawson
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Communications Specialist.
Michael Marsh
Michael Marsh
Class of 1996
Air Force, 10 Years

Metals Technologist Aircraft welder and machinist
Rick Lewis
Rick Lewis
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

C-130 Loadmaster - 46 months in & 34 months in Viet Nam - '66-'70
Robert Canfield
Robert Canfield
Class of 1965
National Guard, 20+ Years

4 years in the Army and 26 years in the National Guard. Flew helicopters and was a flight instructor for both.
Robert L. Zehner
Robert L. Zehner
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

Was in Artillery Survey .. Spec. 5 was rank
Samuel C. Adams
Samuel C. Adams
Class of 1998
Army, 4 Years

Infantry Team Leader
Sarah L. Stokes
Sarah L. Stokes
Class of 1983
Army, 15 Years

graduated early-didn't walk,seved in army 15 1/2 years retired-honorable served 2 wars many medals
Sarah Patrick
Sarah Patrick
Class of 1987
Air Force, 4 Years

552XO
Scott Lindquist
Scott Lindquist
Class of 1996
Air Force, 4 Years

Captain Scott Lindquist, currently (Mar '09) is a pilot for the air refueling jet, KC-10. Stationed at McGuire AFB, NJ.
Steve Hart
Steve Hart
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

Germany, Korea, Nam
Terry Elling
Terry Elling
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Served as an active duty Army Judge Advocate for 20 years (1982-2002), and as an Army Reserve Chemical Corps officer for over three years during law school (1979-82).
Terry Koper
Terry Koper
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Forward Observer, Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO), Vietnam.
thomas alan bonnike
thomas alan bonnike
Class of 1970
Air Force, 6 Years

Special agent
Todd Sullivan
Todd Sullivan
Class of 1985
Navy, 19 Years

Supply Officer,currently serving onboard the USS FLORIDA (SSGN 728), the navies newest class of submarine.
Tom Hudson
Tom Hudson
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

Helicopter door gunner Viet Nam

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Norbert Rivera
Class of '97

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