Herrin High School Alumni

Herrin, 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

Brian Juvers
Brian Juvers
Class of 1995
Air Force, 6 Years

He served in both Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom spending 3 of his 6 years serving in hostile areas as a civil engineer.
CDR Kimberly C. Robertson
CDR Kimberly C. Robertson
Class of 1989
Navy, 20+ Years

Supply Corps Officer
Chad Charlet
Chad Charlet
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Chad was a proud Marine and a great friend who gave his life in support of our freedom. His great personality, humor and friendship will be greatly missed.
Chris A Thompson
Chris A Thompson
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years

Served 18 years in submarines, enlisted FTB for 8 years and commissioned 1974 retired from Kings bay GA 1993
Chris Allen Thompson
Chris Allen Thompson
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years

Served Twenty + years in the Navy both as a Submarine officer/enlisted and as an Engineering Duty Officer
Christopher Paul Taitt
Christopher Paul Taitt
Class of 1993
Army, 20 Years

Army Signal Corps (RET)
Dax Griffith
Dax Griffith
Class of 1989
Air Force, 15 Years

Dax currently serves as an instructor for heavy construction equipment. He has earned his next set of stripes and will be promoted to Master sergeant this spring. He and his family will be relocating this summer to California.
Don Cogdill
Don Cogdill
Class of 1992
Army, 10 Years

Intelligence Analyst
Eric L. Frattini
Eric L. Frattini
Class of 1978
Air Force, 4 Years

Minuteman II Missile Launch Officer
Missile Launch Combat Crew Evaluator
George Pizanowski
George Pizanowski
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

5 plus years active, 25 plus years Reserves, total 30 years and still going strong
IC1(SW/AW) Randy L. Price
IC1(SW/AW) Randy L. Price
Class of 2000
Navy, 7 Years

Serves as an Interior Communication Electrician. Previously stationed on the USS Enterprise CVN-65 and now currently serves as an Instructor at CSCSU Great Lakes Illinois training site.
Jessica L. Fitzgerald
Jessica L. Fitzgerald
Class of 2003
National Guard, 10 Years

Army National Guard. 31July2002-Present.
31R/25Q, Multi Channel Transmission Systems Operator and Maintainer.
Jimmy Baldi
Jimmy Baldi
Class of 1996
Navy, 6 Years

Cryptologic Technician
Jimmy Baldi
Jimmy Baldi
Class of 1996
Navy, 6 Years

Served as a Cryptologic Technician for NCTAMS LANT DET HAMPTON ROADS. Worked with a special group that maintained the crypto for the Atlantic Fleet and for various special forces operations.
Kalen Miles
Kalen Miles
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served from 2000 till 2004. Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as an engineer.
Leon Walker
Leon Walker
Class of 1999
Army, 4 Years

11C Indirect-fire Infantryman (Mortar)
Lt Colonel James E. Dillard
Lt Colonel James E. Dillard
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Force intelligence officer, USAF Academy history professor, five deployments to Middle East/Asia, Director of Operations, Squadron Commander, Joint Staff, NATO, combat intel at F-16, B-1, B-52 bases, imagery analyst, targeting officer.
Martin L. Hailey
Martin L. Hailey
Class of 1955
Navy, 10 Years

Served on APA-195 (USS Lenawee) and DLG-10 (USS KING.) My last two tours were in Vietnam on a guided missile ship as a Computer Technician for the Naval Tactical Data Systems. ASROC torpedo systems and Terrier missiles.
Master Sergeant Dax Griffith
Master Sergeant Dax Griffith
Class of 1989
Air Force, 16 Years

Dax and family are stationed at Vandenberg AFB, CA. He is a heavy equipment operator and concrete/asphalt craftsman. Dax and Susan have been in the Air Force almost 17 years and have three great children. Kaitlin, Mikaila and Joshua.
Master Sergeant Matt Summers
Master Sergeant Matt Summers
Class of 1988
Air Force, 15 Years

Currently on active duty as public affairs superintendent. Have been stationed in Afghanistan, Korea, Germany, Turkey, Japan, Arizona, Texas and Missouri
MSgt Michael T. Goeb
MSgt Michael T. Goeb
Class of 1986
Air Force, 19 Years

Currently still on active duty stationed at Travis AFB, CA. Will soon be stationed at Scott AFB, IL in Jun 08.
Nathan Speraneo
Nathan Speraneo
Class of 2005
Air Force, 6 Years

Served at Scott Air Force Base
Pat Byrne
Pat Byrne
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Viet Nam, Gulf War
Pat Byrne
Pat Byrne
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted out of high school, served 12 years as a readar operator in Navy ships. Earned a commission as a Surface Warfare Officer in 1982, retired in 1994 after 24 years. Married high school sweet heart Debbie (Hamilton) HHS Class of 1972. 3 children, 4 grandchildren. Curently working for the Federal Gov't and living just outside San Diego Ca.
Pat Byrne
Pat Byrne
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired in 1994 and is currently living in San Diego California
Patrick Creek
Patrick Creek
Class of 1973
Army, 10 Years

Served in the Army for 3 years and the Illinois National Guard for an additional 7 years. Served in the Transportation corps.Stationed stateside and in West Germany. I was in West Germany when we received word Saigon fell.
Patrick Oldani
Patrick Oldani
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 2 Years

0311, Infantry Rifleman
8621, Ground Sensor Operator
Patrick Oldani
Patrick Oldani
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Corporal Patrick oldani 1st Intel Batallion currently on 3rd deployment to Afganistan
Richard Kolk
Richard Kolk
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF 1975 to 1988 USAFR 1988-1995 Electrical Power Production, Instrument Controls, Recruiting,
Ron Robertson
Ron Robertson
Class of 1969
Air Force, 7 Years

Served as a Medic in Japan, Viet Nam, Texas, Florida and Chicago.
Ronald G. Brown
Ronald G. Brown
Class of 1960
Navy, 4 Years

ETN2 Crypto Communications Technician - Served aboard the USS Kearsarge CVS-33 and the USS Midway CVA-41. Deployed to the Gulf of Tonkin (Vietnam War) twice as Lead communications Petty Officer OE Division.
Scott Deming
Scott Deming
Class of 2003
Army, 4 Years

Served in Iraq from 2005 to 2006 as and Intelligence Analyst. Leaving within a month to do another year in Iraq.
Snyder Herrin
Snyder Herrin
Class of 1957
Army, 2 Years

Artillery, Rocket Specialist
SrA Jeff Bird
SrA Jeff Bird
Class of 1999
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF Emergency Management
SrA Nathan Speraneo
SrA Nathan Speraneo
Class of 2005
Air Force, 4 Years

Serving in the Air Force National Guard. Assisted with the great flood of 2008. Plans on becoming commissioned as an officer.
Tech. Sgt. Matthew L. Summers
Tech. Sgt. Matthew L. Summers
Class of 1988
Air Force, 13 Years

Currently on active duty as a Public Affairs Superintendent. Served in Afghanistan, Korea, Germany, Turkey, Japan, Arizona, Missouri and Texas.
Tonya Baum
Tonya Baum
Class of 1993
Navy, 4 Years

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Class of '91

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