Holland High School Alumni

Holland, Michigan (MI)

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

SSgt Alan Vande Vusse
SSgt Alan Vande Vusse
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Vietnam veteran
Art Trevino
Art Trevino
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 11 Years

Served as a Military Policeman/Criminal Investigator from 12/81 to 4/93
Arthur Trevino
Arthur Trevino
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 11 Years

Police
Camillo Garcia  (Milo)
Camillo Garcia (Milo)
Class of 1997
Army, 8 Years

I joined the Army in 1997 as a Signal Support Specialist, but with my past not being squeeky clean I had to reclass to a Fuel System Supply Specialist. Basically I pump gas into all types of military vehicals and aircraft. I'm glad things worked out the way they did or else I wouldn't have met my wife. I'm currently still in the military as a member of the Michigan Nationl Guard, 1st squadron 126th Calvary Delta Company 237th BSB (Hunters). I plan on staying in the military until I retire or until I can't do it anymore.
Camillo Garcia  (Milo)
Camillo Garcia (Milo)
Class of 1997
Army, 8 Years

I joined the army as a Signal Support Specialist in 1997, and reclassed to a Fuel System Supply Specialist. I'm currently serving in the Michigan National Guard, under 1st squadron 126th Calvary Delta company 237th BSB (Hunters). I plan on staying in the military until I can retire which hopefully is in 12-15 years. :)
Dave Lokker
Dave Lokker
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

1968 USMCR
1969-1992 USN Special Operations/Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
Gordon D. Yntema
Gordon D. Yntema
Class of 1963
Army, 4 Years

Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously. Was a Green Beret in Viet Nam.
( Posted by his best friend, Al Vande Vusse)
Jason B. Rogers
Jason B. Rogers
Class of 1990
Army, 3 Years

Served as Combat Engineer/Paratrooper. Veteran Desert Shield/Storm.
Jay Graves
Jay Graves
Class of 1979
Army, 8 Years

Served as a Field Artillery Mechanic, and Battalion Motor Sergeant. Stationed in Germany for 4 years and state side for 4 years
JC CARLSON
JC CARLSON
Class of 1961
Navy, 8 Years

PETTY OFFICER FIRST CLASS, FIRE CONTROL TECHNICIAN MISSILES. I SERVED ON FAST MOVING SHIPS OF THE LINE.

I SERVED TWO CRUISES TO THE MED DOING NATO COLD WAR OPS (USS MACDONOUGH).

THEN TWO CRUISES TO VIETNAM DURING OPERATION ROLLING THUNDER, TF77 (USS WAINWRIGHT).

CAME HOME TO RAISE A FAMILY.
Jerry W Saggers
Jerry W Saggers
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Marine Corps, 4 Years, highest rank Captain, Marine Vietnam veteran 1968-1969
Married wife, Cheryl, in 1969 in between time I returned from Vietnam and went with Battalion of Marines on Med Cruise. We have 3 kids, one daughter and two adopted boys. Interestingly, when I was in Naples Cheryl met me and presented me with application documentation to join the FBI. I signed paperwork and after returning back to Lejeune, I was called and asked to go to Charlotte, NC and have an interview with the FBI Senior Agent. On 5 Feb 1971 is discharged from the USMC. On 1 March 1971 I was promoted to Captain. On the 30 June 1979 I was Honorably Discharged from the USMC.
On 25 April 1972 I received my appointment letter signed by J. Edgar Hoover to become an FBI Special Agent. My 1st office was Cleveland, and from there New York, Chicago and became a Supervisory Special Agent within the FBI Technical Services Division, Engineering Section. My talents were needed and my career expanded and I traveled with 2 other three letter agencies. I was at the Berlin Wall when it came down. In 1999 I retired from the FBI and went on for 10 more years working with Raytheon as a Program Manager. I have designed buildings and office space for these other agencies. I currently have designed shooting ranges for the BSA in Northern VA. I have worked with hundreds of Scouts to become Eagle Scouts. In May 2019 I will be receiving the BSA Silver Beaver award for select BSA leaders.
Jerry W Saggers
Jerry W Saggers
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Marine Corps, 4 Years, highest rank Captain, Marine Vietnam veteran 1968-1969. Served as Platoon Commander and Company Commander several times. Married wife, Cheryl, in 1969 in between time I returned from Vietnam and went with Battalion of Marines on Med Cruise. We have 3 kids, one daughter and two adopted boys. Interestingly, when I was in Naples Cheryl met me and presented me with application documentation to join the FBI. I signed paperwork and after returning back to Lejeune, I was called and asked to go to Charlotte, NC and have an interview with the FBI Senior Agent. On 5 Feb 1971 is discharged from the USMC. On 1 March 1971 I was promoted to Captain. On the 30 June 1979 I was Honorably Discharged from the USMC. On 25 April 1972 I received my appointment letter signed by J. Edgar Hoover to become an FBI Special Agent. My 1st office was Cleveland, and from there New York, Chicago and became a Supervisory Special Agent within the FBI Technical Services Division, Engineering Section. My talents were needed and my career expanded and I traveled with 2 other three letter agencies. I was at the Berlin Wall when it came down. In 1999 I retired from the FBI and went on for 10 more years working with Raytheon as a Program Manager. I have designed buildings and office space for these other agencies. I currently have designed shooting ranges for the BSA in Northern VA. I have worked with hundreds of Scouts to become Eagle Scouts. In May 2019 I will be receiving the BSA Silver Beaver award for select BSA leaders.
Kourtney C "KC" Nieboer
Kourtney C "KC" Nieboer
Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted 1962. Korean linguist and intelligence field until 1966. Returned to active duty in 1968 and was commissioned in Feb 1969. Attended navigator school and served 17 years as a Weapons Systems Officer flying the F-4 Phantom with the regular Air Force and the Michigan Air National Guard. Retired as Lt. Col. in 1985.
L Paul Lubbers
L Paul Lubbers
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Vietnam Veteran. 1st Div, 41st Scout Dog Platoon, Lia Khe, South Viet Nam, 68-69
Rebecca Garcia
Rebecca Garcia
Class of 1990
Army, 8 Years

Served as a Mortuary Affairs Specialist. Ensured the remians of our fallen heros were return to the family for interment at their final resting place.
Richard G. Vandepels
Richard G. Vandepels
Class of 1965
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

I served in the Navy Feb 1966 to Oct 1969, 3 years reserve time and Mar 1975 to Mar 1978. I then entered the Coast Guard in 1979 and retired in 1992.
Tim Burns
Tim Burns
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

I enlisted in the Air Force in 84 as an Aircrew Egress Systems Technician (Ejection systems)and my first duty assignment was Clark Air Base in the Philippines. I met my wife Cathleen there. She was a dependent daughter of a US Embassy communications specialist. I was reassigned to Kelly AFB TX (San Antonio) in 87, deployed to Operation DESERT SHIELD/STORM while there. My next assignment was to Sheppard AFB TX from 92-96 as instructor for my career field(couldn't seem to get out of Texas) In 96 I was reassigned to Aviano AB Italy. We loved it there and did two tours of duty. We were there until Dec 2003. We then transfered to Langley AFB VA near Norfolk. I retired on June 1 2005

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Class of '79

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