Recent Members

Chris Freeman 1991
Jim Lemanski 1977
Tu Tran 1985
Penny Shikowitz 1976
Tony Parisi 2001
Angie Beam 1987
Karen Lucia 1983
Art Vandalay 2007

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

Don Niehus
Don Niehus Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years
Stationed on Uss Constellation Cv64. Deployed twice on 6 month tour overseas. In the Indian Ocean / Red Sea for a short time when Iran/Iraq war started
Eric Crownhart
Eric Crownhart Class of 1982
Air Force, 19 Years
I was stationed in California for 9 Years, then went to England for 3, South Carolina for 3 and have been in Illinois since 2003.
Eric Rotzoll
Eric Rotzoll Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years
Enlisted 1982. Commissioned infantry from UW Army ROTC in 1984. Presently, a Lt. Colonel with Army Reserve. Served four years active duty in Germany. Did one tour in Bosnia and two tours in Afghanistan.
Helen Clark
Helen Clark Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years
Enlisted in Madison in 1970. Basic Training in Bainbridge, MD. Dec. 1970-Mar.1971. Avionics Electronics A school and TD A school until Oct. 1971. NAS North Island CA. 1971-1974, NAS Pensacola FL (training device technician) 1974-1983. Recruit Company Commander, RTC Orlando, FL (boot camp) 1983-1986. Aviation Electronics Technician VAQ-33 Key West, FL until retirement Jan. 1991. Retired to Pensacola, FL with 20 years and one month service.
James Engeler
James Engeler Class of 1990
Air Force, 18 Years
Still Active
Jesse Stoffel
Jesse Stoffel Class of 1993
Navy, 16 Years
Submarine Officer
Jon Clausen
Jon Clausen Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
11 years active duty, 10 in the reserves.
Julia Pearson (nee Wold)
Julia Pearson (nee Wold) Class of 1995
Army, 10 Years
Adjutant General Officer in the US Army. Active duty from 2000-2005, reserves from 2005-2010. Served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2003 to April 2004
Julia Wold
Julia Wold Class of 1995
Army, 6 Years
Commissioned through ROTC as an AG Officer in 2000. Stationed at Fort Hood, TX. Deployed to Iraq/Kuwait for first year of OIF.
Keith Gander
Keith Gander Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
Served from 1972 to 1974, and 1978 to 1998. Had multiple tours in Korea, Panama, Johnston Island, and Kuwait/Saudi Arabia (Desert Sheild/Storm). Jobs included Military Police, Helicopter Missile Systems Repairer, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), and Ammunition Storage/ Inspection Specialist. Top award: Bronze Star.
Kelly Ayala (Anderson)
Kelly Ayala (Anderson) Class of 1998
Navy, 4 Years
Served four years as a Navy Nurse both in US and overseas during the beginning of OIF/OEF
Kenneth Mandley
Kenneth Mandley Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years
Staioned at McChord AFB WA, Randolph AFB, TX, AF ROTC Asst Prof at Michigan Technological University, eight years in Germany and the UK, retired 1998 as Lt Col
Kevin Paskey
Kevin Paskey Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years
Joined the Marine Reserves while a Senior, then went active in the Air Force in '84. Did 10 years as a cop then flew for 12 as a Loadmaster on C-5's and C-130's. Retired in 2007 and am a defense contractor in Arkansas,
Louis Sather
Louis Sather Class of 1985
Army, 5 Years
Intelligence Analyst - Military Intelligence
Nathaniel Capps
Nathaniel Capps Class of 1998
Air Force, 8 Years
Can't say too many details about what my job is, but it required several background investigations and a new one every few years. I served as direct support to foreward deployed troops and now I train new students from all 5 branches.
TROY JOHNSON Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
US Army Infantry First sergeant 22 years of active service.
William Banta
William Banta Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Enlisted in Feb 84. Military Policeman for 3 years. Recruiting duty for 3 years. Worked Imagery Intelligence for 13 years. Company First Sergeant for last two years until retirement in April 05. Spent 3 tours on Okinawa. Did a Med Float aboard the USS Guam in 92-93. Was stationed in Cherry Point, NC; Norfolk, VA; and Camp Lejeune, NC. Retired as a Master Sergeant (E-8). Semper Fi!

Classmates Spotlight

James Madison Memorial High School Classmates

Michael Majer
Class of '00

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School News

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