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

Bill Specht
Bill Specht
Class of 1981
Navy, 4 Years

Engineman
Brian J. Habel
Brian J. Habel
Class of 1985
National Guard, 20+ Years

Recruiting and Retention Battalion
Charles "Chip" Wodrich
Charles "Chip" Wodrich
Class of 1984
Air Force, 11 Years

Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist/Trainer
Maintenance Master Technician - B52, F4, F16
Gulf War Veteran (Desert Storm)
Clay Haan
Clay Haan
Class of 1989
National Guard, 20+ Years

Served active duty in Kuwait, 2000-2001, Egypt, 2003-2004 and Iraq 2005-2007. Taught Military Science for the ROTC program at UD from 2008 until retirement in Jan 2011.
Clay Haan
Clay Haan
Class of 1989
National Guard, 20+ Years

Currently still in the National Guard, full time. Has been deployed over seas to Kuwait (200-2001), Egypt (2003-2004), and Iraq (2005-2007). Currently teaching Military Scence at University of Dubuque.
COLONEL KURT ADAMS
COLONEL KURT ADAMS
Class of 1989
Army Reserves, 31 Years

Afghanistan 2009-2010
Korea 2018-present
Dale Lightfoot
Dale Lightfoot
Class of 1989
Air Force, 22 Years

Served as a Security Policeman, Military Training Leader and Force Support Officer. Retired in 2012 as a Major. Currently an AFJROTC Instructor in Nashville, TN
Dan Schaefer
Dan Schaefer
Class of 2009
Air Force, 8 Years

Intelligence Analyst
Daniel LeGrand
Daniel LeGrand
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 12 Years

Electronic Tech
Douglas Lineen
Douglas Lineen
Class of 1981
Air Force, 11 Years

Security Police. Stationed at Clark AB, Philippines; Francis E. Warren AFB, Cheyenne, WY; Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia.
Georgia Yelden Pittman
Georgia Yelden Pittman
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 2 Years

I went to school for Intelligence and was stationed at GTMO for my time of service before getting out and marrying my husband who was also a Marine.
James Burdt
James Burdt
Class of 1972
Navy, 6 Years

navy corpsman/anesthesia tech
Second class Petty Officer HM2
James J Simpson (Jim)
James J Simpson (Jim)
Class of 1976
Army, 17 Years

Infantryman, Served in Germany, Korea, Turkey, And Egypt. Desert Storm Vet. Last unit served with 101st Airborne.
Jeffrey W Becker
Jeffrey W Becker
Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years

Aircraft Avionics Flight Instruments Electrical Systems
Jeremy Kraft
Jeremy Kraft
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Infantry
Jon Rapp
Jon Rapp
Class of 2010
Navy, 2 Years

Currently in Great Lakes
Josh Moore
Josh Moore
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Served as a hand to hand combat instructor and electrical technician on CH-53 hellicopters. Tours included Afghanistan '01, and Iraq '03.
Julie Marie Waddick
Julie Marie Waddick
Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years

Operating room technician
Keith Martelle
Keith Martelle
Class of 1990
Air Force, 19 Years

Currently serving as a Master Sergeant in USAF
Kelly Ehlers
Kelly Ehlers
Class of 2001
Navy, 4 Years

Aviation Ordnance
kevan bakewell
kevan bakewell
Class of 1993
National Guard, 12 Years

Army guard aviation officer and commander. Waterloo, ia.
Larry Dillon
Larry Dillon
Class of 1989
Army, 4 Years

Air Borne/Air Assault Medic stationed at Camp Hovey Korea during Desert Storm.
Linda Hosch Roach
Linda Hosch Roach
Class of 1978
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

Army Helicopter Pilot
Mary Ann Wix
Mary Ann Wix
Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years

5 years as a Cook, 7 years as a Histology Technician and 10 years as a Training Manager
Michael Preston
Michael Preston
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

31 years on active duty, 17 deployments, retired as a Master Chief in 2003
MICHAEL ROBERT PAAR
MICHAEL ROBERT PAAR
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

9 years Active and Reserves Marine Corps artillery; 17 years Active and Reserves Army combat medic.
Michael Waddick
Michael Waddick
Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years

US Army Liaison Detachment Naval Regional Medial Center Great Lakes, Ill.
Mike Marshall
Mike Marshall
Class of 1984
Navy, 10 Years

Served in SeaBees 1984-1986
Served aboard USS Fort Fisher 1986-1990
Served 32nd Street Station San Diego 1990-1994
Neal Kapp
Neal Kapp
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Served in So Cal and Japan as Diesel Mechanic on Amphibious tracked troop carriers. Also filled the role as the Company Maintenance Management NCO
Randy Raine
Randy Raine
Class of 1980
Navy, 6 Years

Nuclear Operator on nuclear submarine USS Greenling SSN 614 from 1982-1986.
Robert Fraser
Robert Fraser
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

12 years as a Medic, 9 years as a Nurse, Served 10 yrs in Texas and the rest in Japan
Retired as a Captain
Rose Roling
Rose Roling
Class of 1991
Army, 8 Years

63G Electronics & Fuel Systems Specialist
Scott Fausch
Scott Fausch
Class of 1979
Air Force, 22 Years

Comm-Computer officer. Last assignment as Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at Wright State University, Dayton Ohio.
Travis Courtney
Travis Courtney
Class of 1995
Army, 8 Years

I hope you are all well.
Vincent Conner
Vincent Conner
Class of 1974
Army, 25 Years

Army 1974-1976, Iowa National Guard 1976-1979 and the Navy Seabees 1979-2000

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Timothy Timothy Herrig
Class of '76

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