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!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Hartsburg-emden High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Stags lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Class of 1960
National Guard, 8 Years

33rd Inf Div Band = Illinois National Guard Band
Joined June 9,1960 - Just before Graduation -
Parents & Faculty thought I was Crazy - However in the Guard Band - I served - and did not go to Viet Nam like others. Graduated
BS in Music Education from Illinois State '65 -
Got a D- in German - Flunked Music 8th grade - LOL Now Compose Music and Direct the foremost Bavarian Band in New England =
THE MAD BAVARIAN BRASS BAND a/k/a Die Lustige Musikanten Des Heimatlandes. LOL
Batted 1,000 in spring baseball 1960 - batted 15 times - one base by hook mostly crook every time ! I was the splinter warmer on the bench! JP Sousa award see my name on the plaque 1960.
Paul Lessen
Paul Lessen
Class of 1959
Air Force, 20+ Years

I retired as Master Sgt. after 23 years of service.. I served 1 year in Viet Nam (1969-1970), My family was able to be with me everywhere from McChord Washington to RAF Upper Heyford, England and many places in between. I retired in 1981.
I began as a B-52 maintence, worked up to crew chief, and after 1969 worked as Maintence Scheduler.

Classmates Spotlight

Hartsburg-emden High School Classmates

Victoria Tuttle
Class of '04

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

Read and submit stories about our classmates from Hartsburg-emden High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Stags.

School News

Do you have any news to share? Keep our classmates informed on news and current events! Please post all reunion information in the reunion area.

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