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

Bob Rosson
Bob Rosson
Class of 1960
Air Force, 7 Years

Saw duty in Turkey, Arizona, England, South Dakota and Colorado. Got stuck in Colorado
Bob Wood Ret. USMC
Bob Wood Ret. USMC
Class of 1959
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served 29 years in the Marine Corps including Vietnam and 6 or 7 Years in Okinawa and maimland Japan. Retired in 1992.
Danie J. Cole
Danie J. Cole
Class of 1952
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted in Sept.,1952. Trained at LoweryAFB as a B-36 Gunner. ssigned to Fairchild AB WA and served as a Gunnery Instructor until 1959 Attended class 59D Air Force OCS.Serve as Aircraft Electronics Maint Officer untill retiring in 1972.
David P Becker
David P Becker
Class of 1994
Air Force, 18 Years

Enlisted in The Air Force right after graduating from High school. I was first stationed at Osan AB, Korea for my first year and a half. Then I was sent too the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at McConnell AFB, in Witata, KS. I plan on retiring in three years.
Dean R. Yarolimek
Dean R. Yarolimek
Class of 1958
Air Force, 20 Years

Retired in 1978 after 20 years+ in the Air Force. I went to school once at Keesler AFB, MS, twice at Lowry AFB, CO. Permanent assignments were Rhein Main AB, Germany 4 years, McConnell AFB, KS 3 years, Cam Rahn Bay, Viet Nam 1 year, Grissom AFB, IN 1 year, RAF Upper Heyford, England 6 years and Bitburg AB, Germany 2 years.
Doug Benjamin
Doug Benjamin
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Instructor pilot, fighter pilot, test pilot, commander. Retired after 22 years.
Douglas Arneson
Douglas Arneson
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Retired from Active Duty as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 in 1996. Spent most of my career as the Maintenance Technican for the 3d Battalion 66th Armor Regiment, 2d Armor Division. I participated in the first Gulf War. My last duty station was Fort Lee, VA and was assigned to the Combined Arms Support Command. I currently reside in Hopewell, VA with my wife, Patricia.
Douglas Arneson
Douglas Arneson
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Retired from Active Duty as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 in 1996. Spent most of my career as the Maintenance Technican for the 3d Battalion 66th Armor Regiment, 2d Armor Division. I participated in the first Gulf War. My last duty station was Fort Lee, VA and was assigned to the Combined Arms Support Command. I currently reside in Hopewell, VA with my wife, Patricia.
Douglas Hosch
Douglas Hosch
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

Served from 1973 - 1993 as a Cryptologic Technician with tours of duty in Okinawa, the Phillippines, Maryland, Italy, Puerto Rico, and USS Enterprise (CVN-65). Retired as a Chief Petty Officer.
Henry W. Meyer
Henry W. Meyer
Class of 1951
Air Force, 4 Years

Air borne radio operator. Korea 1953 to 1954. Japan 1954 to 1956. In Japan flew weather missions.
Joan (Brown) DeVore-Gutierrez
Joan (Brown) DeVore-Gutierrez
Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years

United States Navy Hospital Corpsman
Upon retirement went to school using GI Bill and graduated with a Masters of Social Work, San Diego State University.
John Alexander
John Alexander
Class of 1955
Army, 20+ Years

Served 32 years (1956-1988) From E-1-E7, OCS, 2LT-COL
Abn Ranger, Special Forces, Intelligence SF Commander in SE Asia 1966-1969
Kim (Thompson) Yancey
Kim (Thompson) Yancey
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired in 2009 after 22 years+ in the Air Force. I was stationed at K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI, Shemya AB, AK, RAF Upper Heyford, UK, Incirlik AB, TU, Minot AFB, ND, Eglin AFB, FL, Ramstein AB, GE, Tyndall AFB, FL and Scott AFB, IL. After retirement, I became a Department of the Air Force Civilian at Scott AFB.
Mark Rybold
Mark Rybold
Class of 1974
Navy, 9 Years

served on USS Mississippi, USS Truxtun, USS Dixon. made several western pacific deployments as well as north atlantic and carribean cruises, was on the initial commissioning crew of USS Mississippi
Marlin P. Ghelfi
Marlin P. Ghelfi
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

C-5, C141, Flight Engineer
Mary Jo Rohrer
Mary Jo Rohrer
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Received MD from USUHS, Military Medical School. Stationed at Fort Lewis, WA, Fort Sill, OK, Fort Sam Houston, TX, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. And now Fort Sam Houston since 2003 as Chief of Cardiology Service. Served tour in OIF, at IBN Sina, 86th Combat Support Hospital, and Backfilled Fort Hood Nov 2009 for shooting.
Maurice Levesque
Maurice Levesque
Class of 1970
Navy, 7 Years

Served as an aircrew member on P-3's and S-3's Anti Submarine aircraft
Michael Schuldes
Michael Schuldes
Class of 1974
Navy, 20 Years

Naval Flight Officer. PAC FLEET. Flew Navy P3C Orions
Rick Kaufmann
Rick Kaufmann
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

After graduation from college I received an officer's commission. Served as a Navigator, Naval Engineer and later as a ship repair officer at the submarine base in Pearl Harbor. My last duty station was at the Pentagon. Retired after 30 years of active and reserve service.
Ron LaFleur
Ron LaFleur
Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Retired SgtMajor. Thirty years of service.

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SAVE THE DATE - CLASS OF '73

40th Class Reunion
August 3, 2013
Cedar Creek Golf Course - Onalaska
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Our La Crosse Central 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 La Crosse Central High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in La Crosse are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!