Hillcrest High School Alumni

Springfield, Missouri (MO)

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 Ferguson
Andrew Ferguson
Class of 2008
Air Force, 8 Years

HVAC Tech
Benny Thomas Gish (23 May 1946-09 Jul 1969)
Benny Thomas Gish (23 May 1946-09 Jul 1969)
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 1 Years

CPL - E4 - Marine Corps - Regular Length of service 1 years; Casualty was on Jul 9, 1969 In QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM; HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTYARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR; Body was recovered Panel 21W - Line 88 .
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Bill Buron
Bill Buron
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

Drafted 1n 1968 trained as cannon cocker, receiver a 30 day leave before being sent to Viet Nam. Reported to Ft. Riley to be shipped out. Waited 3 days then they found out I could type. They turned me into a clerk and I spent the remainder of my time at Ft. Riley and Germany. Spec 4
Brian Stewart
Brian Stewart
Class of 2002
Army, 4 Years

He served 4 years active duty in Vicenza, Italy with the 173rd Airborne Birgade. While in Italy he deployed for 2- 12 month tours in Iraq and then Afghanistan. In June of 2006 he was honorably discharged with a medical discharge.
Bruce Gray
Bruce Gray
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

Missile Systems analyst.
Candace Broome
Candace Broome
Class of 2007
Army, 1 Years

15Q Air traffic controller
Carl Robertson
Carl Robertson
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served in the United States Marine Corps for 21 years. Served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Carl Robertson
Carl Robertson
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served in the United States Marines right out of High School. Retired July of 2008 and am working for the State of Oregon.
Chris Wertz
Chris Wertz
Class of 1990
Army, 15 Years

Mo. Army National Guard, !st Cav. Div. Fort Hood Tx. Now Back in Mo. Panama, France, italy Belgem, Kuwait, and Iraq.
Chris Wertz
Chris Wertz
Class of 1990
Army, 15 Years

Panama, Italy, Kuwait, Iraq. Military Police
Christopher N Butler
Christopher N Butler
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Retired US Army and MONG/Reserve. Staff Sergeant Field Artillery/Surveyor
David Lane
David Lane
Class of 1986
Navy, 11 Years

Currently serving 2nd tour in Iraq. (Aug 2007)
David Routh
David Routh
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

Weapons Loader
Air Craft B-52,F15,16, F-4,A-10.
Service from MAR 1974-May 1994.
Eddy Martin
Eddy Martin
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

Served in U.S. Navy at Memphis, TN. Yeoman 3rd class petty officer. Worked in Navy Air Intelligence and Air Safety. Stationed in Memphis from 1965 through 1968.
Eddy Martin
Eddy Martin
Class of 1964
Navy, 3 Years

Served in the U.S.N. active duty at Naval Air Station, NAS Memphis, (Millington, Tennessee). Petty Officer 3rd Class Yoeman. 1965 - 1968
Edward Allen Brooks (03 Dec 1948-20 May 1969)
Edward Allen Brooks (03 Dec 1948-20 May 1969)
Class of 1966
Army, 1 Years

PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service 101st Airborne Division; Length of service 0 years; His tour began on Nov 10, 1968; Casualty was on May 20, 1969 In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM; Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY OTHER CAUSES; Body was recovered ;Panel 24W - Line 58
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George Glenn Luzzatto
George Glenn Luzzatto
Class of 1989
Army, 6 Years

Infantry Combat Soldier / Stryker VC
Greg Harris
Greg Harris
Class of 1990
Navy, 10 Years

Desert Storm, Desert Watch. 1990-1999.
Re-affiliated 2008 (Navy Reserves). Global War on Terror.
James Burl Durbin (1943-2008)
James Burl Durbin (1943-2008)
Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years

He was a parachute rigger.
James Hirst
James Hirst
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

I served most of my military career in Oklahoma at Tinker AFB, flying with 552nd Airborne Warning & Control ( AWACS) on the E-3A surveillance aircraft. I served overseas four years in NATO AWACS located in Germany with a total 22 years active duty. During my career I served during the first Gulf War over in the Middle East.
Johnathen Haselden
Johnathen Haselden
Class of 2006
Army, 1 Years

He is in the Army Reserves
Jorel Sardeson
Jorel Sardeson
Class of 2006
Army Reserves, 10 Years

Currently still serving in the Army Reserve.
Kendrick Selvin
Kendrick Selvin
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 15 Years

Currently performing Military Honors (Funerals) in the Kansas City area.
Larry A. Robertson
Larry A. Robertson
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Served 1967-1970 in Tokyo, Japan. Spc. 5 Postal Operations
Larry Copley
Larry Copley
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 3 Years

1965-1968 Served in Danang,Viet Nam, Okinawa, and Camp Pendleton
Lonny Peryer
Lonny Peryer
Class of 1989
Army, 11 Years

Army Signal Corp and Infantry.
Mark McKinnis
Mark McKinnis
Class of 1988
Coast Guard, 11 Years

USCGR Stationed in exotic locales such as St. Louis, Omaha, and Virginia.
Matthew Patterson
Matthew Patterson
Class of 2002
Army, 4 Years

Chinook helicopter crew cheif. served one year in Iraq about to go back for second trip
Michael Durbin (Mickey)
Michael Durbin (Mickey)
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman
Michael Whaley
Michael Whaley
Class of 1965
Navy Reserves, 2 Years

Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class, USS Sandoval APA 194 1967-1968
Micheal Duncan
Micheal Duncan
Class of 2005
Navy, 1 Years

The Navy
Mitchell Bolin
Mitchell Bolin
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, Thank you to all my military brothers and sisters for their service; and a very special thank you to those that shared your time in the "sand box" with me;you are the best and I will never forget you.
Richard Robertson
Richard Robertson
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 4 Years

1986-1990 I served in Okinawa, Japan and Twentynine Palms, CA.
Robert Louis Horst (20 Jun 1950-07 Apr 1972)
Robert Louis Horst (20 Jun 1950-07 Apr 1972)
Class of 1968
Army, 1 Years

CWO - W2 - Army - Reserve USARV His tour began on Jun 10, 1971;Casualty was on Apr 7, 1972 In BINH LONG, SOUTH VIETNAM; HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREWAIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND; Body was recovered Panel 02W - Line 131
See "In Memory of" for citation remarks.
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Robert Varner
Robert Varner
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Served in Camp Geiger, NC 2nd Radio Battalion. Special Intelligence Communications Center Operator.
Roger DeLOng
Roger DeLOng
Class of 1901
Army, 20+ Years

88N
Samuel T Scott
Samuel T Scott
Class of 1969
Army, 21 Years

Military Intelligence Officer. Commissioned in 1973 through ROTC at SMSU. Retired in 1994.
Shirley M mcaffertt
Shirley M mcaffertt
Class of 1979
Navy, 9 Years

1980 to 1989.
Naval Hospital Corpsman

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