J W Sexton High School Alumni

Lansing, 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

Angi (Sabin) Hague
Angi (Sabin) Hague
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 6 Years

USMC, Airwing Supply Admin, MCAS Cherry Point, NC
Barrington Gibbs
Barrington Gibbs
Class of 1982
Navy, 21 Years

US Navy Retired
Ben R. Beard
Ben R. Beard
Class of 1950
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired after 24 years USAF and then retired from Trans World Airlines after 22 years.
Brandon Michael Eck
Brandon Michael Eck
Class of 2003
Army, 14 Years

Served 14 years from 2007-2021. Graduated basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom 2009-2010.
Cameron Jones
Cameron Jones
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Served for 22 years in the Army as a Signals Intelligence Specialist. Retired in 1997 at Ft. Meade, MD. and continue to work in the intelligence field as a defense contractor. I currently live in Virginia.
Dana (Ruff) Bridges
Dana (Ruff) Bridges
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

4 years - Weather Observer
11 Years - Dental Assistant/Perio Therapist
7+ Years - Management Analyst
David Schmitke
David Schmitke
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 10 Years

Spend most of my time in Okinawa Japan and at MCAS Cherry Point N.C.
David Zeile
David Zeile
Class of 1970
Air Force, 6 Years

Served as Pharmacy Specialist at Offutt AFB, Nebraska and Bitburg AB, Germany
Doug Wilke
Doug Wilke
Class of 1966
Army, 1 Years

This is in the memory of Doug, who served as a Helicopter Pilot in Viet Nam and was killed 2-months into his tour of duty.
Doug Wilkie
Doug Wilkie
Class of 1966
Army, 1 Years

Doug was a Helicopter pilot in the Viet Nam conflict and was killed about 2 months into his tour of duty.
Francis  (Frank) Kirkham
Francis (Frank) Kirkham
Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Joined 1/61 Retired Nov 80 served in Hawaii/Japan/Vietnam/Okinawa/N.C/S.C/FL./Ga.
FRED HILLER SR
FRED HILLER SR
Class of 1965
Army, 15 Years

HAWK MISSILE BN ADA
J. Faggion
J. Faggion
Class of 1977
Army, 26 Years

US Army 1977-2003. Thank you to all Sexton Military Alumni who served this great nation in a uniform. I understand and appreciate the sacrifices you endured while serving.
JACK H DUNN
JACK H DUNN
Class of 1962
Navy, 6 Years

1968 to 1974: USNH Oakknoll, USNH Bethesda, SEA 3rd Marine Division, USNH Camp Pendleton, TDY all over LT Medical Corp.
James Nelligan
James Nelligan
Class of 1957
Army, 8 Years

Served in the Army Security Agency as a German Voice Intercept in the 318th ASA Battalion at Herzogenaurach, Germany, German interpretor-translator with the 11th Armored Cavalry, Straubing, Germany and later as a Russian Interpretor-logistics NCO to the Soviet Military Liaison Mission (SMLM), Frankfurt West Germany. Obtained the rank of Specialist 6. Seved 6 years in the Army Reserve as a German, Russian, Czech interpretor. After military service worked 20 years with the Nunn-Lugar Disarmament Treaties between the USA and Russia in many of the former Soviet States. Retired and living in the Ukraine.
Jon
Jon
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Joined Marine Corps right after High School. Served in Vietnam 67-68 at Khe Sanh. Returned to States and finished enlistment at Camp Pendleton. Received combat promotion to SGT while in Vietnam.
Jon DeWitt
Jon DeWitt
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Served July 1966 to July 1969 . Received Combat Action Ribbon and Presidential Unit Citation for the Defense of Khe Sanh during TET Offense of 1968. Discharged SGT - E5
Katrina (Zaroff) Cobb
Katrina (Zaroff) Cobb
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

I am still in the Army and am the 1SG of a HUMINT Company in Fort Lewis.
Leon A. Dungey
Leon A. Dungey
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 4 Years

USMC 1969-1972
MacGregor (Mac) Poll
MacGregor (Mac) Poll
Class of 1960
Air Force, 8 Years

Mac was an F-4 Phantom II pilot.. Three tours (2 1/2 years) were spent flying in Southeast Asia. Another year was spent flying F-100 Super Sabers for the MI Air Guard.
marcell wright
marcell wright
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Served 22 years and still going strong
Marcell Wright
Marcell Wright
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

22 YRS of service and still going strong, currently stationed at FT Benning GA. Serving as a First Sergeant for BDE HHC 316th Cavalry Brigade.
Marsha Matthews-Frain(Thomas)
Marsha Matthews-Frain(Thomas)
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined the USAF Nurse Corp in April 75 and retired as LtCol in April 95
Patricia Rosier Radtke
Patricia Rosier Radtke
Class of 1952
Army, 5 Years

Service in Chemical Corp, Chicago-Troop Transportation-Oakland Army Base, CA-Adm Asst
Port Staff S-1-Bremerhaven, Germany
Ritchetta(Rikkie) Pearson
Ritchetta(Rikkie) Pearson
Class of 1989
Navy, 20+ Years

Serving as Master at arms
Robert Debar
Robert Debar
Class of 1962
Navy, 6 Years

Spent two years in Corpus Christi Texas training Vietnamese Pilots. FINISHED my time aboard the USA Hornet CVS12
Robert Sever II
Robert Sever II
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

24 years of Active Duty and Full time National Guard Service. Retired at the rank of Major. Enlisted service as a Military Policeman & Comissioned service as an Ordnance Officer. Desert Shield/Storm service. Duty positions as Company Commander and Staff Officer. Was the Superintendent of the Combined Support Maintenance Shop, the main maintenance repair facillity for The Michigan Army National Guard.
Rod T. Gasche
Rod T. Gasche
Class of 1961
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Marine Musician for most of the years. Entered Viet Nam in June 1965. Graduated from Pensacola JC and Fla. Atlantic Univ. W/a BFA
Ron Lindsey
Ron Lindsey
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

Air Navy helicopter crew, anti-submarine warfare and S.A.R. jumper.
Ronald L, Fate
Ronald L, Fate
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

22 years active duty working in Air Traffic Control, communications and navigational aides.
Shalone Hudson-Biggins
Shalone Hudson-Biggins
Class of 1990
Army, 8 Years

I served in the Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm/Operation Desert Shield) & I served in Mogadishu, Somalia. My prayers go out to those who have served. May you and your families always be blessed with your safe return home.
Sheila H. Milstein
Sheila H. Milstein
Class of 1977
Air Force, 6 Years

Proudly served in the US Air Force for six years (1986-1992) in Denver and Colorado Springs. Worked in the personnel office in Manning Control (inbound) and in Outbound Assignments. Also worked for the Commander and First Sergeant in the Logistics Squadron at the US Air Force Academy.
Steven Campbell
Steven Campbell
Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years

Severed for 30 years on submarines in the Pacific Fleet, was stationed for 27 years in Pearl Harbor and currently still work for the Navy in Hawaii.
Warren Timothy Beam
Warren Timothy Beam
Class of 1968
Navy, 3 Years

Boatswains mate 3rd Class, 1969-72, Three Tours of South East Asia. Served on the USS Camden, and USS San Jose.
William Elsener
William Elsener
Class of 1964
Navy, 9 Years

Submarine Service 8.5 years, then 33 years with Department of the Navy working with the fleet. Last 6 years as a supervisor with a Submarine Support Group in San Diego, Ca/
William H Harrison
William H Harrison
Class of 1964
Air Force, 22 Years

Enlisted in U.S. Air Force in 1965. I married a Canadian lady in 1967 in Canada (deceased). Started my Vietnam War assignment in 1967 in Thailand. Returned to Lansing in 1968 as a veteran. Rejoined the Air Force in 1971 and was assigned to Thailand in 1971. Retired from the military after 22 years total in 1989 as a E-7, MSgt. My duties ranged from being a Material Facilities Specialist to a Supply Systems Analyst/Supervisor.
William L Foster III
William L Foster III
Class of 1979
Army, 17 Years

Served Active duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. Cold War and Gulf War Veteran.

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