Homestead High School Alumni

Mequon, Wisconsin (WI)

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

Amy Baribeau Cocanour
Amy Baribeau Cocanour
Class of 1988
Coast Guard, 19 Years

Commander
Andrew Cozier
Andrew Cozier
Class of 1994
Navy, 7 Years

Served 5 years as a Surface Warfare Officer out of NAS Mayport, FL and 2 years in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps at NAS Brunswick, Maine.
Bill Kaemmer
Bill Kaemmer
Class of 1977
Army, 18 Years

Currently SFC Kaemmer is an Officer Candidate Instructor at Portland State University in Portland, OR.
Bill Kaemmer
Bill Kaemmer
Class of 1977
National Guard, 20+ Years

MSG Bill Kaemmer currently lives in Washington DC and serves as the Senior Religious Affairs NCO for the Army National Guard at the National Guard Bureau, Arlington, VA.
Brian Wessel
Brian Wessel
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Served 6 years on active duty, beginning with a year at Marine Barracks, Diego Garcia. Then transferred to 1st Battalion, 4th Marines atTwentynine Palms, CA. Participated in operations RImPac 88, Brightstar 89, Thalay Thai/Cobra Gold 89, Operation Shikar (working for JTF-6 doing covert counternarcotics missions). Was also part of MAGTF 4-90, as well as 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines (Task Force Grizzly) in Desert Storm.
Chris Hansen
Chris Hansen
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Anti- Tank Assault USMC , 1989-1994 Desert Shield/Desert Storm Veteran
Chris Janusiewicz
Chris Janusiewicz
Class of 1988
Air Force, 17 Years

Air Force pilot who flew E-3s, KC-10s, and currently flies RQ-4s
Dale Van de Vrede
Dale Van de Vrede
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Two years in Ground and Aviation Communications, and two years as a recruiter.
Dan Sciuti
Dan Sciuti
Class of 1968
Navy, 6 Years

Radioman Second Petty Officer (E-5) - Duty on board USS VERNON COUNTY - LST 1161, homeported YOKOSUKA, JAPAN. // Duty at COMFLEACTS OKINAWA at the Transmitter site in AWASE, Okinawa..
David Lindquist
David Lindquist
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Vietnam Service Campaign and Desert Storm - Served 2 short tours in Thailand and 1 extended long tour at Clark AB, Philippines. Duties included Security Forces and Financial Accounting. Currently dedicated to serving all branches of service. Permanent duty station is DFAS-Cleveland supporting Navy ERP with development, testing, implementation, and evaluation of financial requirements in accordance with DOD, OSD, and Treasury.
Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Smith
Class of 1982
Air Force Reserves, 34 Years

1988-1989 Army Reserve
1989-2006 Air Force Reserve
2006-Present Air National Guard
Gary Vanderspool
Gary Vanderspool
Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Corporal, Viet Nam Veteran
Gerard Van Groningen
Gerard Van Groningen
Class of 1987
National Guard, 6 Years

An other year has passed on my third deployment to Iraq. I am the leader of a Convoy Escort Team running security missions all through Iraq. Previous to this mission I was on a Sniper Team after my tour in 2005. Before that I was a member of a M1A1 Tank Crew.
The whole experience has been quite different than what I had expected. I plan on volunteering for a mission in Afghanistan after I get home.
Gordon Geissler
Gordon Geissler
Class of 1985
Air Force, 17 Years

- Currently a LtCol serving a staff tour at NATO HQ, Ramstein AB, Germany
- Flew B-52s for 11 yrs to include combat during ALLIED FORCE (Serbia) and ENDURING FREEDOM (Afghanistan)
- Graduate of the German General Staff College
Jack Seiden
Jack Seiden
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

Thailand 1970-73
Jack Seidenschnur
Jack Seidenschnur
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

Two years in Thailand
James Runge
James Runge
Class of 1974
Air Force, 19 Years

Retired from the United States Air Force (1980 - 1993) but, also served with the US Marine Corps (1974 -1978). Stationed in Okinawa, Japan; Spain, Germany, Alaska and other states. My primary duties were in Law Enforcement.
jeff barbee
jeff barbee
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

3 years as infantry medic and 17 years in flight rescue trauma
Jim Jones
Jim Jones
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Defense Command interceptors
Colorado, Minnesota, Alaska, Michigan, Korea, Okinawa, Florida
John Houle
John Houle
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft Engine Mechanic & Maintenance Superintendent.
Kevin Kutter
Kevin Kutter
Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years

2nd Armored Division. Armored Recon
Kurt Lutzow
Kurt Lutzow
Class of 1979
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Retired in 2007 as a Lieutenant Commander
Michael Silhol
Michael Silhol
Class of 1979
Army, 4 Years

Stationed at HQ, III Corps, Ft. Hood, TX. Served as a JAG Corps attorney.
Michael Wright
Michael Wright
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF
Paul Briski
Paul Briski
Class of 2002
Air Force, 1 Years

USAF Security Forces Flight Commander. USAF Pararescue candidate - USAF special operations combat medic.
Paul Lehmann
Paul Lehmann
Class of 1988
Coast Guard, 13 Years

JAG Officer
Peter Olsen
Peter Olsen
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Army Infantry. 1st Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry - Staff Sergeant E-6.
Platoon Sergeant in Republic of Vietnam. Earned a CIB, Silver Star and Bronze Star.
Philip M Wilke
Philip M Wilke
Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years

Flight Chief/Supervisor for personnel on the F-16 aircraft who work on the Electrical/Enviro systems
Scott Marshall
Scott Marshall
Class of 1987
Army, 4 Years

Served 4 years in the Army as a helicopter mechanic. Served in Saudi Arabia and Iraq during Operation Desert Storm.
Selento Rockett
Selento Rockett
Class of 1994
Navy, 7 Years

Served in the United States Navy "SEABEES". Was a engineer aid, in Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40, while serving in Rota, Spain, Paris, France, Guam, Okinawa & Hiroshima, Japan, and Andros Island, Bahamas

Classmates Spotlight

Homestead High School Classmates

Chip Roska
Class of '66

Alumni Stories

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School News

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