Highland Park High School Alumni

Highland Park, 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

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
SFC Maurice Ratliff
SFC Maurice Ratliff
Class of 1993
Army, 11 Years

Currently Serving at the White House Communications Agency as a Vice Presidental Communications Officer. Providing communications to the office of the VP
Tammy (Armbruster) Noble
Tammy (Armbruster) Noble
Class of 1984
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Served 4 years in the USMC Reserves while in college, then 4 & 1/2 on active duty.
Ted krzyzanowski
Ted krzyzanowski
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

served in vietnam---wounded march 14th 1970
Timothy A. Davis
Timothy A. Davis
Class of 1999
Army, 20+ Years

Spent 22 years in US Army Medical Services
Trevor Weiss
Trevor Weiss
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

US Army Security Agency, Frankfurt, Ger.
trevor Weiss
trevor Weiss
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Army Security Agency. One of the lucky ones! Drafted but one year in US and two years in Germany. Discharged as SP5 (SGT)
Wes Shields
Wes Shields
Class of 2003
Navy, 7 Years

Naval Academy Graduate currently stationed aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69
Wes Shields
Wes Shields
Class of 2003
Navy, 5 Years

Naval Academy Graduate now Officer in the Naval Service

Classmates Spotlight

Highland Park High School Classmates

John Henderson
Class of '61

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School News

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