Larkin High School Alumni

Elgin, 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


Class of 0
, Years

Aaron K. Hatfield
Aaron K. Hatfield
Class of 1997
Air Force, 8 Years

Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Has been stationed in Texas, California, Utah, England, Pakistan, Qatar, and Georgia
Adam Roberts
Adam Roberts
Class of 1993
Air Force, 14 Years

Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Has been stationed in Ohio, Arizona, 7 years in Japan and Currently in California.
Betty Mitrenga
Betty Mitrenga
Class of 1970
Air Force, 10 Years

Served as Squadron Commander in Minot, ND, and Executive Officer to the Air Forces Iceland Commander
Bill Peterson
Bill Peterson
Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years

Two tours in Germany, Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Saudi, and exercise in Jordan from Special Ops Cmd and PSYOP Gp at Ft. Bragg, NC. Planning trips to Egypt and Kuwait from Ft. McPherson, GA (Atlanta). Ended up in MacDill AFB with USCENTCOM and USSOCOM.
Bryan Carle Nagle
Bryan Carle Nagle
Class of 1990
Army, 14 Years

Staff Sgt. served 5 years in Germany with side trips to Bosnia, Afghanistan, etc. He is an Air Traffic Controller. Presently he is stationed in Texas.
Candido (Ken) Higareda
Candido (Ken) Higareda
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served from 1981 to 2002
Cecil White
Cecil White
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Military Police -- 11 years
Professional Development Instructor -- 11 years
Charles E Caspersen
Charles E Caspersen
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

served in the Infantry and Signal Corps with numerous assignments overseas and in the USA.
chuck caspersen
chuck caspersen
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

U.S.Army retired,21 yrs service, with assignment in Germany,Korea Hawaii.
Daniel Wood
Daniel Wood
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

Enlisted and served about ten years in the Air Force. Left the Air Force to attend college. Joined ROTC and received my commission. ADP and Logistics Officer. Served in Kuwait during OIF/OEF. Retired in 2009. Rank: lieutenant colonel
Denise Abdul
Denise Abdul
Class of 1979
Army, 7 Years

Ft. Stewart, Ga, Germany & Korea
Don Paulsen
Don Paulsen
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Flight Engineer in The USAF from 1972 to 2003. Currently flying cargo B-747s for Evergreen International Airlines
Doug Aaron
Doug Aaron
Class of 1971
Army, 18 Years

Drill Instructor Army Reserves
Heather Elizabeth Nagle Ross
Heather Elizabeth Nagle Ross
Class of 1993
Air Force, 5 Years

She is a medic presently serving at Lackland in Texas. She is an Iraqi Freedom Vet. She is now a Staff Sgt.
James Morris
James Morris
Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 6 Years

6 years at Camp Lejeune with two "vacations" to Iraq in 07 and 08.
Jeannie Darnell Conway
Jeannie Darnell Conway
Class of 1972
Army, 13 Years

As a Army Nurse for a MASH Unit. Loved every minute of it.
Jeff Howell
Jeff Howell
Class of 1991
Navy, 20+ Years

Served All over the World onboard Ships and Shore stations... Deployed to Iraq during the War back in 2009. Served as an Administrative Clerk to Admin Officer. Will be retiring this year as a CHIEF.
jim hansen
jim hansen
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 2 Years

1 st gulf war
John Alan Albaneze
John Alan Albaneze
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Everything from Vietnam thru Desert Storm. Retired from Active duty 1992.
John Kolvitz
John Kolvitz
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

C-130 and C-141 Aircraft Loadmaster.
Juli Levine (Long)
Juli Levine (Long)
Class of 1992
Navy, 13 Years

I'm still currently serving as a Nuclear trained Electrician.
Kathi Spain Spangler
Kathi Spain Spangler
Class of 1972
Navy, 4 Years

Data Processing 3rd class at Comthirdflt, Hawaii and Dept. of the Air Force Space Services 1973-1976
Kathi Spain Spangler
Kathi Spain Spangler
Class of 1972
Navy, 4 Years

Served at Comthirdflt in Pearl Harbor for most of my tour and last year of duty at the Pentagon
Kathi Spain Spangler
Kathi Spain Spangler
Class of 1972
Navy, 4 Years

Was a data processing tech, left service as DP3
Served longest at Comthirdflt, Oahu HI and also did a rotation at the Pentagon
Kathi Spain Spangler
Kathi Spain Spangler
Class of 1972
Navy, 4 Years

Data Processing Technician 3rd Class
Comthirdflt, Pearl Harbor
Sec. of the Air Force Space Systems, Wash DC
Kathleen Robotham (DeBartola)
Kathleen Robotham (DeBartola)
Class of 1974
Air Force, 9 Years

Aircraft Structural Repair Specialist. Worked on C-130's, C-141's, F-4's, F-5's, T-33's. Little Rock AFB, McGuire AFB,Clark AB-Phillippines.
kelvin graves
kelvin graves
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Us Army Truck driver served in Desert Shield/ Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom Also was in the cold war and was in Germany when the wall came down. US Army Retired reserves
kelvin l graves
kelvin l graves
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Spent 16 years active army. 3 years Inactive reserves and finnishedin the Indiana army National guard as a A motor VehicleOperator.Stationed at Ft eutis, VA, Ft Story,Va Ft Carson , Co twice. Germany Twice.10 years driving over the Euorpean Highways. Served in Desert Sheild/ Desert storm 2 deploments and Finished Iraqi freedom 2008- 2009 Now in the Army Retired Reserves.
Ken Logsdon
Ken Logsdon
Class of 1990
Air Force, 14 Years

Vip air travel with senior gov't officials to include President, Vice President and Congress
Ken Logsdon
Ken Logsdon
Class of 1990
Air Force, 20 Years

I served on aircraft supporting Presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama and Carter. And traveled the world visiting over 75 countries and 6 continents.
Kevin Swanson
Kevin Swanson
Class of 1999
Navy, 10 Years

Served with Naval Special Warfare.
Kris Jones
Kris Jones
Class of 1977
Army, 10 Years

Received LVN diploma from U.S Army, still working as LVN in San Antonio,Tx
Lon Rush
Lon Rush
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 9 Years

USMC
Desert Storm
Somalia
Lonnie Rush
Lonnie Rush
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 9 Years

1990-1999
Desert Storm (Kuwait)
Restore Hope (Somalia)
Matt Stern
Matt Stern
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Ranger Qualified Infantry Officer, various duty stations and special assignments ranging from the 101st Airborne Division in Desert Storm, to Multi-National Corps Iraq Information System Division Chief to culminating as the 2nd Information Operations Battalion Commander and Chief of the Army Computer Emergency Response Team
Mel Rohs
Mel Rohs
Class of 1964
Army, 4 Years

Infantry Officer with service in Germany and Viet Nam
Melanie Jones
Melanie Jones
Class of 1998
Navy, 5 Years

United States Navy
Pat Barbieri
Pat Barbieri
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Worked in Supply on both coast and overseas. Albany Ga is my favorite base. Did not like west coast but North Carolina was OK.
Patric Barton
Patric Barton
Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years

Served on USS Jon F. Kennedy during Persian Gulf and Operation Dessert Storm

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