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

Bob Klippel
Bob Klippel Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years
Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd class , stationed at Naval Air Station, Miramar, California most of enlistment 1967 - 1970
CHARLES C. LOOMIS Class of 1937
Army, 4 Years
Chip Boucher
Chip Boucher Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years
Army Judge Advocate Genera's Corps, Colonel (Retired) 2012, now working for Dept. of Homeland Security
David doty
David doty Class of 1973
Army, 4 Years
Military police
Dennis W. Prior
Dennis W. Prior Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years
Navy SeaBees
Don Rende
Don Rende Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served 20 years in the USAF, retired in 1998, now live in Surprise, Arizona.
Donald J. Vivacqua
Donald J. Vivacqua Class of 1982
Army, 2 Years
Ed Woodrick
Ed Woodrick Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years
US Army Artillery, 1966-1969, Staff Sergeant. Fort Jackson, SC; Fort Sill, OK; Fort Hood, TX; Vietnam, 1967-1968.
Janice (Leonard) Bortner
Janice (Leonard) Bortner Class of 1983
National Guard, 20+ Years
4 Years Active Army - Ft. Campbell, KY 17+ Years Army National Guard - Houston & Austin, TX
Matthew Urtz
Matthew Urtz Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
Served 23 years in the Navy on 4 ships and completed 7 extended deployments. Retired from the Navy in 2003 as an Operations Specialist Chief Petty Officer
Mike Bugal
Mike Bugal Class of 1971
Air Force, 9 Years
Command and Control Specialist/Supervisor 1971-1977 Flight Management Supervisor/NCOIC 1977-1980 Participated in Operation Eagle Thrust (withdrawal from Viet Nam) while in MAC Command Post and in AWACS deployment following assasination of President Park of KOrea in 1979-80
Mike Bugal
Mike Bugal Class of 1971
Air Force, 10 Years
Stationed in Virginia, Okinawa, Washington State, Guam, Oklahoma and Florida. TDY's to Phillipines and Korea. Participated in Linebacker II and Operation Eagle Pull (the withdrawal from Viet Nam).
Mikel M Sitterly
Mikel M Sitterly Class of 1963
Coast Guard, 4 Years
Presidential Guard - President Johnson
Tom Pierce
Tom Pierce Class of 1950
Navy, 4 Years
USS Glennon DD840 USS Cascade AD16 Engineman First Class

Classmates Spotlight

Ilion High School Classmates

Thomas Deyle
Class of '63

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