Military Alumni

Military 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 Stoton Rickard
Andrew Stoton Rickard Class of 1989
Army, 17 Years
U.S. Army Feild Artillery Disabled Veteran
Bill Beck
Bill Beck Class of 1972
Air Force, 6 Years
Served in the First Combat Evaluation Group (1CEVG) at various locations around the country from 1973 to 1979, honorable discharge as a Staff Sergeant (E5).
Charles James
Charles James Class of 1989
Army, 15 Years
Currently serving at Martin Army Community Hospital as Occupational Therapy Specialist. Helping to rehab our injuried soldiers returning from the war.
David B. Cooper
David B. Cooper Class of 1987
Army, 8 Years
95B Military Police
David Halperin
David Halperin Class of 2003
Air Force, 2 Years
Clarinetist with the USAF Heritage of America Band at Langley AFB, VA.
Elmer N Hiltunen
Elmer N Hiltunen Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years
Combat Enginner. Service in South Korea. Deployment to Mosul Iraq Oct 31, 2006- Dec 12, 2007
Frank Hennig
Frank Hennig Class of 1949
Air Force, 3 Years
Korea 1950-1952
Giovanni "John" Rinaldi
Giovanni "John" Rinaldi Class of 1987
Navy, 19 Years
Finishing up in Naval Air Station New Orleans. Retiring December 2009
Herbert A. Davis
Herbert A. Davis Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Served from October 4, 1976 until retirement on July 1, 1998. Served 3 tours of duty in Europe and 1 tour of duty in Korea. Stationed in the United states at Ft. Hood Texas, Ft. Meade Maryland and Ft Carson Colorado.
Ian Holtzman
Ian Holtzman Class of 2003
Army, 5 Years
Stationed at Fort Bragg, NC with Army Special Operations Commmand serving as a Psychological Operations Specialist. Stationed at Fort Benning, GA serving as a Pre-Ranger Instructor.
Jim McElroy
Jim McElroy Class of 1965
Navy, 6 Years
Served with US Navy Construction Battalion One in Viet Nam 1968 to 1969.
John  Laurance
John Laurance Class of 1959
Air Force, 20+ Years
Veitman Vet. Served in many locations and enjoyed every minute
John Dibble, Jr.
John Dibble, Jr. Class of 1935
Army, 20+ Years
West Point Class of 1940. 18th Field Artillery(Horse Drawn} '40-42. Commander 705th Tank Destroyer Battalion in Europe. ,Lt. Colonel. Silver Star. 2 Bronze Star
Jon Stemples
Jon Stemples Class of 1958
Army, 2 Years
Army ROTC University of Miami (FL) Infantry Officer basic, then Army Counterintelligence at Ft. Hollabird. Served worldwide mission as Chief, Technical Section, 902d Intelligence Corps Group ACSI, Washington, DC 1963-1965 2.5 years. Army Commendation Medal.
Laurie Herman
Laurie Herman Class of 1958
Navy, 20+ Years
Naval Intel Officer and Attache'
Michael Garner
Michael Garner Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
2 yrs Enlisted 74-76 Germany 1st INF Div 3 yrs Officer 80-83 Ft Polk La 5th INF Div 17 yrs Reserves 76-80 83-96 Ft Sheridan IL 85th DIv Retiredf MAJ MI Branch
Norman C. Bell
Norman C. Bell Class of 1954
Army, 20+ Years
Guidance counselor, Viet Nam, Korea, Germany
Phyllis Ivey
Phyllis Ivey Class of 1983
Army, 16 Years
SSG Phyllis Brown
Richard K. Patrick, Sr
Richard K. Patrick, Sr Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years
Had 11 moves either stateside or overseas in my military career; my family had 6. Met many folks from differing backgrounds-lost friends in war. I don't regret my military career-best thing for me as it straightened out my life...
richard rogers
richard rogers Class of 1959
Army, 6 Years
Special Forces

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1983 30th year reunion

The 30th year reunion will take place on Saturday September 28 at the North Shore Westin in Wheeling IL. PH 847-777-6500...
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