Military Alumni

Military 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

Casimer (Caz) Kravec
Casimer (Caz) Kravec Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
1967-8 a gunner on a 175 mm sp howitzer on the DMZ in VIETNAM with C battery 2/94 artillery
Cheryl L Jannette (Paris)
Cheryl L Jannette (Paris) Class of 1988
Air Force, 10 Years
Ohio & Colorado National Guard, 1992 – 1999 Ohio & Colorado Disaster Preparedness Technician; Staff Sergeant 1992 to 1999 Colorado National Guard Greeley, Colorado Security Police Apprentice; Staff Sergeant 1996 to 1997 United States Air Force Ft. Meade, Maryland; Wiesbaden, Germany Electronic Switching Systems Specialist 1989 to 1991
Chuck Pavelka
Chuck Pavelka Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
Trained and assigned to a 105mm Combat Field Artillery Unit (5/27th). Served two tours in Vietnam (68 & 69). Our motto was "You yell, we shell like Hell".
Daniel Carlton
Daniel Carlton Class of 2002
Army, 5 Years
Stationed in Louisiana (before Katrina), 2 tours to Iraq totaling about 3years there. Honorable discharge, but came home with PTSD. Loved every minute I served and would do it all over again.
Daniel Doyle
Daniel Doyle Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years
Navy corpsman, O.R. instructor, Field Medic-Second Marine Division. 1968-1972
David Drickhamer
David Drickhamer Class of 1967
Coast Guard, 13 Years
6 years Coast Guard as a Quartermaster 7 years Army National Guard in artillery as fire direction control, forward observer and sniper.
David G. Slife
David G. Slife Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
Joined the Army 1972. Served three years active duty in Hawaii & Korea. Joined the Reserves after release from active duty. Served as a medic with the 256th Combat Hosp and Senior Flight Medic with the 316th Med Det HA. Flight Medic attached to the 1st Cav Div in Desert Storm.
David M. Andregg
David M. Andregg Class of 1958
Navy, 3 Years
1 Year shore duty at Little Creek, Va. 1 Year aboard the USS Hoist, ARS 41, Rescue and Salvage. Spent 6 weeks stationed off Bermuda placing underwater hydrophones in Atlantic Ocean up to 5000 feet deep. Used for detection of enemy submarines. 1 Year USS Vulcan, R-5, Repair Ship. Both ships stationed in Norfolk, VA. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
david pickering jr
david pickering jr Class of 2006
Army, 6 Years
David Sutton
David Sutton Class of 1998
Air Force, 6 Years
Electronic warfare Systems Journeymen
Edward J Cunningham
Edward J Cunningham Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years
Chief Hospital Corpsman Served at several Navy hospitals and also with the Marine Corps in Vietnam as a combat medic.. WIA during both tours of duty in RVN Retired in 1984. Currently living in Lake Placid, FL
Gene Nyland
Gene Nyland Class of 1979
Navy, 13 Years
Been there done that seen it all, can never forget. 79-92 Disabled vet.
Howard Birchard
Howard Birchard Class of 1964
Coast Guard, 4 Years
Search and Rescue
James Gildzyn
James Gildzyn Class of 1960
Air Force, 4 Years
Worked on B-52 camera systems, transferred to Base Photo Lab. Photo equipment repair. Official USAF Photographer, SAC
James T. Whalen
James T. Whalen Class of 1950
Air Force, 4 Years
Aircraft mechanic On B-29's B-50's KC97's. Aircraft crew Chief on KC97 refueling tanker that refueled B-47's stateside and overseas. Served from 9/17/51 to 9/16/55. Served at three overseas locations and three stateside locations.
Jamey Trigg
Jamey Trigg Class of 1989
Army, 12 Years
(Navy) Operation Desert Shield/Storm (Army) Two Tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom (Army) One Tour in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. Communication/Public Affairs Officer
Jarrett D Garland
Jarrett D Garland Class of 1988
Navy, 20+ Years
US Navy Corpsman currently serving abroad and states side assignments
Jason Beaver
Jason Beaver Class of 2001
Army, 6 Years
jeffrey Reyka
jeffrey Reyka Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years
Served as an Operation Specialist Retired as CPO
Jerry gill
Jerry gill Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served around the world as an Electronic Warfare technician including a stint in Denmark. Served in 4 combat engagements including Desert Shield. Became a Space Operator following the first gulf war supporting the GPS Initial Operations. 2 years in Australia then to Cheyenne Mountain (NORAD) as a test engineer. Retired in 2001.

Classmates Spotlight

Lakewood High School Classmates

Kristine Rhodes
Class of '89

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