Johnsburg High School Alumni

Johnsburg, Illinois (IL)

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

Alex Cherikos
Alex Cherikos
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 7 Years

4Years Infanty Special Ops 2 tours over seas. Awarded Combat Action Ribbon for Kosovo Liberation Campaign. 3 Years as Information Systems Coordinator for Inspector Instructor Staff 4th Maintenance Battalion Charlotte, NC
Annette Davis (Wayerski)
Annette Davis (Wayerski)
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 8 Years

I am a Sgt in the United States Marine Corps, married to another Sgt whoi s also in the Marine Corps.
Dale Zalke
Dale Zalke
Class of 1984
Navy, 19 Years

Boot camp in 1986, served onboard USS Vreeland 1988-92, while onboard served in the Gulf War and Panama conflict. Presently in the Navy Reserve since 1993. Just finished covering the Rockford Airfest 2007.
Dawn (Fultz) Hunsaker
Dawn (Fultz) Hunsaker
Class of 1985
Army, 9 Years

I served in the gulf war and beyond
Dawn M Fultz
Dawn M Fultz
Class of 1985
Army, 8 Years

Served in Gulf War
Jared Hendler
Jared Hendler
Class of 2007
National Guard, 11 Years

Currently Serving in the Minnesota Army National Guard as a Captain as a Field Artillery Officer.
Jason Klein
Jason Klein
Class of 2001
National Guard, 3 Years

Army National Guard out of Madison, Wisconsin. Deploying summer of '10
Jeremy J Iwanski
Jeremy J Iwanski
Class of 2001
Army, 8 Years

US Army Forward Observer
jeremy varney
jeremy varney
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 10 Years

cambat eng
Joseph Holleman
Joseph Holleman
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 9 Years

Infantry Officer. OEF in 2011. Company Commander.
Joseph Kalisek
Joseph Kalisek
Class of 1982
Army, 30 Years

Major Joseph W. Kalisek (U.S. Army/ ILARNG, Infantry) graduated from Johnsburg High School in 1982 with a four year distinguished high school athletic career. Mr. Kalisek enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1985. From 1986-1990, he was part of the elite U.S. Army 1st Ranger Battalion conducting operations in our nations War on drugs in the Central American Jungles of Nicaragua, Honduras and Panama. In 1989, as SGT Kalisek, he engaged in Special Operations missions in Jordan preceding his activation for the 1st Gulf War. Following his first enlistment, SGT Kalisek was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in January of 1990. Two weeks after discharge, he joined the Illinois Army National Guard. In 1992, while serving with the Woodstock Infantry, then SSG Kalisek was called to serve in Operation Desert Storm. He was called to State Active Duty during the Great Mississippi Flood of 1993. In 1994, SFC Kalisek graduated from Roosevelt University with a B.A. in History. In 1998, as Lieutenant Kalisek, he deployed to Panama with his National Guard Infantry Company. In 2000, he became a teacher at McHenry East Campus. Major/Mr. Kalisek has taught at both East and West Campuses since that time. After 9/11, his time as a teacher at McHenry High School was disrupted by multiple deployments. Major Kalisek has been deployed to Kuwait in 2000, Iraqi Freedom in 2005-06 and two campaigns during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008 and 2011-12. His last position was as Operations Officer for an Army Digital Liaison Team out of Chicago, providing technical expertise and training of foreign and U.S. soldiers for deployment into Coalition battle zones.
Julie Claeys (Murphy)
Julie Claeys (Murphy)
Class of 1986
Air Force, 8 Years

Proudly served in the Civil Engineering Squadron at Homestead AFB, Rhein Main AB, Germany, Pope AFB, NC & Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan.
Michael Litt
Michael Litt
Class of 1988
Air Force, 19 Years

Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman (Crew Chief)
Nadine McDowell
Nadine McDowell
Class of 1999
Army, 4 Years

20 months S.Korea
15 months Baghdad, Iraq
Nick Galvin
Nick Galvin
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Nicholas is a combat photographer and has other various descriptions.
Richard Thiel
Richard Thiel
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

My first assignment was at McChord AFB, WA, followed by tours in Osan AB, South Korea; MacDill AFB, FL; Yokota AB, Japan; Back to Osan AB; Sunnyvale, CA, and ended up in Chantilly, VA
Rick  Klein
Rick Klein
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Served as a weapons handler on F-18 aircraft and was leading Visual communications supervisor on 2 destoyers and reired in 2003 and served in numerous conflicts..
Rick Klein
Rick Klein
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Aviation Ordnance Tech, Signalman supervisor.
3 aircraft carriers and 2 destroyers
Ryan Frey
Ryan Frey
Class of 1986
Navy, 18 Years

Bootcamp in 1989, lived in California for 14 years serving with various units, stationed at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes Illinois from Feb 2004 - June 2007, where I was a drill instructor, currently finishing last tour in Maine
William McKay
William McKay
Class of 1999
Army, 10 Years

I'm a K-9 handler and have been to OIF twice. Been stationed in Korea, Germany, and a bunch of places in the states. I'm currently at Fort Huachuca, AZ hoping for a deployment back to Iraq or OEF will do.

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Johnsburg High School Classmates

Aaron Smith
Class of '12

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