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

Andrew J. Wilkerson
Andrew J. Wilkerson
Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years

United States Air Force ,Jet Aircraft Mechanic,Tour Duty In Izmir,Turkey And Tuy Hoa Vietnam
Arnold Reger
Arnold Reger
Class of 1952
Air Force, 4 Years

Air born radio operator
last assignment - 11th Crash Rescue Boat Flt, 412th ABRON, Wurtsmith AFB,Oscoda, MIch.
Charles M. Rice
Charles M. Rice
Class of 1964
Army, 6 Years

Armor Captain, Helicopter Pilot 1965-1971
Clent McCorkle
Clent McCorkle
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

Specialist 4th Class
David Waters
David Waters
Class of 1966
Army, 6 Years

Served with HHC, 16th Combat Engineering Battalion attached to the 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas. Honorable Discharge as a Sgt. E-5. Supported the 1st AD in all their artillary, tank and field exercises.
Dennis Shields
Dennis Shields
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Infantry
Donald L. Sager
Donald L. Sager
Class of 1952
Air Force, 20+ Years

Deceased July 3, 2014
G Douglas White
G Douglas White
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

RVN 1967-68
Glenn F Sweet
Glenn F Sweet
Class of 1944
Navy, 12 Years

WWII - Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Japan
postWWII - Miami, FL on LSMs
Korean - CL83 USS Manchester
Harvey Baker
Harvey Baker
Class of 1981
Air Force, 4 Years

Honorably served in the United States Air Force from 1982-1986.
James D Crowe
James D Crowe
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

basic - FT KNOX AIT :REDSTONe arsenal, Huntsville, ALa., 116th Ord detachment- FT RILey , Kansas
Jeff Davis
Jeff Davis
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 25 years active duty in the USAF and now work for them as a civilian. I love my country and am proud of the men and woman who serve
Jeff Petruccip
Jeff Petruccip
Class of 1968
Army, 29 Years

Commissioned from WMU program 1968, combat veteran of Vietnam and Afghanistan, multiple levels of leadership assignments, retired Colonel. Recognized in Western Michigan Universities ROTC Wall of fame
Jeffrey Turner
Jeffrey Turner
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Vietnam (68, 69, 70), Khe Sahn, Quang Tri, Hue, Dong Ha, Hill 55, Da Nang. Life bears a flavor the protected shall never know.
John Busch Rutledge
John Busch Rutledge
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served during Viet Nam in the Navy (enlisted); U of M Ross Business School - GO BLUE! 8 months in Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield/Storm. EOD, aircraft maintenance and nukes (officer) Loved the military; Loved serving my country!
john howard pyle sr.
john howard pyle sr.
Class of 1945
Army, 3 Years

sargent u s army. camp robinson little rock arkansas.
Kevin Richards
Kevin Richards
Class of 1983
National Guard, 20+ Years

Proudly served Michigan National Guard in many areas.
Larry N Bontrager
Larry N Bontrager
Class of 1960
Marine Corps Reserve, 6 Years

Boot Camp at Parris Island, S C
6th Engr Bn
Leonard C. Fletcher
Leonard C. Fletcher
Class of 1945
Army, 14 Years

Coast Guard-Deck Hand-Philippines, Japan, Italy 1945-46
Army Parachute Infantry-S/Sgt-1947-49-States
Army Parachute Artilley-1st Lt-1949-52-States
Air Force-Administration-S/Sgt-1952-56-Korea-Okinawa
Navy-P.O. 2nd Class-S torekeeper-1972-74-States
Mark Chipman
Mark Chipman
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Retired LTC, Chemical Corps, Stationed in NJ, GA, AL, AR, Germany, IL, Korea, VA. Loved every duty Station especially Germany and Korea...simply....AWESOME!
Mitchell B Abrams
Mitchell B Abrams
Class of 1990
Navy, 4 Years

Did not Serve.
Robert Charles Pugh
Robert Charles Pugh
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

PVT to CWO to MAJ - 32+ years, and I'd do it all again!
Special Forces Medic
Physician Assistant
Turkey, Berlin, Korea, Sarajevo/Bosnia, Kosovo, points in between.
Robert L. Casey
Robert L. Casey
Class of 1984
Army, 4 Years

31m10 Multi Communacations Operator
Sam Dawson (Gene)
Sam Dawson (Gene)
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Served with the
1/506th 101st Infantry Ft Campbell Ky
3rd Bde 8th Infantry in Mannhiem Germany
197th Infantry in Ft Benning Ga
2/4th Infantry 56th FA Heilbronn Germany
2nd Infantry in Koera
2/327th Infantry 101st Infantry
Steve Ball
Steve Ball
Class of 1975
Navy, 5 Years

USS Canopus AS-34
Home Ports:
Rota Spain, Goose Creek SC
William Barrons
William Barrons
Class of 1965
Army, 32 Years

Retired as a Command Staff CWO.
William Cookson
William Cookson
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Vietnam Veteren
3rd Security Police Squaderon
Ben Hoa Vietnam
William E Brandt
William E Brandt
Class of 1957
Army, 2 Years

Spec 4
William E Brandt
William E Brandt
Class of 1957
Army, 2 Years

Spec 4 @ Fort Knox KY and
Artillery Specialist Academy South Korea
WILLIAM STRONG
WILLIAM STRONG
Class of 1970
Army, 2 Years

Years of service 1972-74. Conscripted into Army. Vietnam Era Veteran, Served United States Army Europe, Frankfurt, Germany. HHC 153rd Supply and Transport Battalion, 3rd Armored Division, USAREUR. Honorable Discharged, Spc4.

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Charlotte Turner
Class of '70

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1953 and 1954 year book

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