Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Anne Karry Wellman
Anne Karry Wellman Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
Weather observer
Ben Bowman
Ben Bowman Class of 1997
National Guard, 7 Years
Served in the middle east 2005-2006 in operation Iraqi Freedom as a medic on convoy security.
Chanse Linder
Chanse Linder Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years
Electronics, Anti-Submarine Warfare, IUSS, USS Voge, USS Nicholas, NOPF Dam Neck, NRD Milwaukee
David McCloskey
David McCloskey Class of 1958
Navy, 4 Years
Navy enlisted CT 2 served four years active duty various shore stations and USS Oxford during the Cuban Crisis, Retired after 30 years as a civil servant in Navy Headquarters Washington, DC doing ship and submarine design.
David Paeske
David Paeske Class of 1961
Army, 20+ Years
Active Duty Army 3 years 1964-67 Naval Reserve ( Seabees ) 17 years 1973-1990 .
Dick Oswald
Dick Oswald Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
Aircraft maintenance. Worked on B52's, KC135"s, F100's and B57's
DOUG ZERBST Class of 1956
Army, 20+ Years
Enlisted in Army in 1951. Completd GED in 1955. Graduated w/class of 1956. 27 years active duty. Rose to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. Served two years in Viet Nam on helicopters. Awarded the Purple Heart, Two Bronze Stars and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Spent 3 years w/the Army ROTC Det at Mich Tech. Served on Military Attache duty w/the American Embassy in Africa. Stationed in France, Germany and various posts throughout the U.S. Married to wife Helen for 55years w/3 children, Jerry, Sandy and Douglas Jr. Presently reside in Florida but make it back to the U.P. from time to time.
Douglas P. Tunnyhill
Douglas P. Tunnyhill Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years
Served as a SERE Instructor at Fairchild AFB, Spokane, WA. SERE = Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape, "Survival School."
Gregory Stewart
Gregory Stewart Class of 1978
National Guard, 20+ Years
Spent 4 years on Nuclear Submarines then Naval Reserve for 6 years. Then on to the Army National Guard for 11 years. Retired as a Captain
Mark Smith
Mark Smith Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
USAF fighter pilot (F-15, F/A-18), retired Lt Col, DESERT STORM veteran
Paul E. Gauthier
Paul E. Gauthier Class of 1958
Air Force, 20+ Years
Logistics Officer, flew the Airborn Command Post (Looking Glass), served in Turkey, Spain, Thailand, Japan, and numerous Bases in the United States. Retired from the Pentagon in 1984
Rupert W O'Brien Jr
Rupert W O'Brien Jr Class of 1958
Army, 2 Years
Volunteered Draft in 58, Went to Fort Hood, Texas spent 6 Months there (with Elvis Presley) went to Germany and spent the rest of my two years, got out in 1960
Susan Hooker
Susan Hooker Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years
6 years active duty followed by 18 more in the Reserves and National Guard. Worked in telecommunications. Retired LTC 1996

Classmates Spotlight

Houghton High School Classmates

Paulette Shifra
Class of '77

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