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

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

infantry
David Sutton
David Sutton
Class of 1998
Air Force, 6 Years

Electronic warfare Systems Journeymen
dean fisher
dean fisher
Class of 1958
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Air Operations Officer with the 3rd Marine Air Wing.. Viet Nam Service 1966-67
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
frank jerome
frank jerome
Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Camp Pendleton CA and I Corps South Vietnam
frank Jerome
frank Jerome
Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Served one year at Camp Pendleton, CA and one year in Vietnam including service in the 1st, 3rd and 5th Marine Divisions at LZ Baldy, Chu Lai and HQ in Da Nang
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

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Kristine Rhodes
Class of '89

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