Lincoln High School Alumni

Manitowoc, Wisconsin (WI)

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

Alan J. Ebenhoe
Alan J. Ebenhoe
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

Satellite communications. Four tours of duty overseas.
Alan J. Ebenhoe
Alan J. Ebenhoe
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

US Army 1971-1992
Fort Campbell, KY Fort Sill, OK Fort Hood, TX
Fort Hauchuca, AZ. Four tours of duty in Europe.
Instructor, Satellite Communications. Rank E7.
benjamin weina
benjamin weina
Class of 1949
Army, 4 Years

alaska
Christopher Dercks
Christopher Dercks
Class of 1999
Air Force, 14 Years

Aircraft Maintainer, Pilot
Dave Rohde
Dave Rohde
Class of 1985
Army, 9 Years

Spec./Classified
David gospodarek
David gospodarek
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Military Police
Don Anderson
Don Anderson
Class of 1953
Navy, 4 Years

1954 to 1957.
Korean War period
Don Rambadt
Don Rambadt
Class of 1952
Army, 20+ Years

Army Corps of Engineers, Army Aviator-fixed and Rotary- 37years active and Reserve. Colonel (Retired)
Douglas Goeters
Douglas Goeters
Class of 1959
Navy, 8 Years

gunner
Eugene Hansen
Eugene Hansen
Class of 1956
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired in Oct. 1978 22/1/2 years
eugene hansen
eugene hansen
Class of 1956
Navy, 20+ Years

I served 22 1/2 years in navy. Spent many years deployed over seas on carriers, also spent a long tour in the land of Vietnam.
Gary Schmitt
Gary Schmitt
Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy Hospital Corpsman Fleet Marine Force/Air Warfare
George A. Indestad
George A. Indestad
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

Military Intelligence and Advisor in Germany during Iron Curtain Days and Combat Intelligence Advisor in Vietnam '68&69. Pictured with my friend "Harry".
Gregg Virnoche
Gregg Virnoche
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Graduate AF Basic Training
Graduate Advanced Electronics
Graduate AF Leadership School
Graduate Army Airborne School
Graduate AF NCO Academy
Jim Zipperer
Jim Zipperer
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

Jim served as s combat medic in Germany
From 1963 to 1965
Jim and I ( Mike Wernecke ) rode the last
Of the troop ships to carry GI s between Germany and the states in 1965
He and I and many others made that final
Trip on the USS Patch sitting on the floor
Of an empty day room viewing the current movies of that time
Julia E. Scott
Julia E. Scott
Class of 1979
Army, 10 Years

3yrs Active Army; 7yrs Active Reserve & IRR
Kristin McLendon
Kristin McLendon
Class of 1989
Air Force, 2 Years

Desert Storm
Louise A Scheinoha
Louise A Scheinoha
Class of 1979
Air Force, 4 Years

Veterinary Public Health Food Inspection
Louise Scheinoha
Louise Scheinoha
Class of 1979
Air Force, 4 Years

Veterinary Technician
MICHAEL GATES
MICHAEL GATES
Class of 1966
Navy, 3 Years

TWO TOURS IN VIETNAM; SECOND TOUR IN MEKONG DELTA AMBUSHED AND TOOK TWO ROUNDS; RECEIVED PURPLE HEART & AWARDED NAVY CROSS; 2nd Class Engineman on PBR
MICHAEL GATES
MICHAEL GATES
Class of 1966
Navy, 3 Years

Viet Nam
River Boats (PBR)
BROWN WATER NAVY
michael Gates
michael Gates
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

Michael L. Gates
AWARDS BY DATE OF ACTION:1 of 1

Navy Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Navy
Battalion: River Division 533
Division: Task Force 116 (TF-116)
GENERAL ORDERS:
Authority: Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Engineman Third Class Michael L. Gates, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism on 10 July 1969 while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in armed conflict against the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong communist aggressor forces in the Republic of Vietnam. As Boat Engineer of a River Patrol Boat, Petty Officer Gates served with River Division 533, River Squadron FIVE, Task Force 116 (TF-116), which was patrolling the upper reaches of the Vam Co Dong River in a special holding operation to protect Tay Ninh City from expected heavy enemy attack. While settling into waterborne guard-post positions, the units came under heavy automatic-weapons fire. During the first volley, Petty Officer Gates fell to the deck with a serious bullet wound which temporarily paralyzed the lower half of his body. When the units cleared the ambush only to come under a second enemy attack, Petty Officer Gates, despite his severe wound, grabbed a grenade launcher and, from his prone position on the deck of the boat, returned the enemy's fire until the boats again cleared the ambush. After he was transported to the flight deck of a troop carrier to await medical evacuation by helicopter, the enemy once more ambushed the boats. Lying on his back completely exposed to the enemy fire, Petty Officer Gates manned an M-16 rifle which he had requested, and proceeded to assist his shipmates in suppressing the enemy fire. His great personal valor, dauntless initiative, and inspiring devotion to duty in the face of grave personal danger were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Michael J. Mrotek
Michael J. Mrotek
Class of 1999
Army, 8 Years

92F, Petroleum Supply Specialist/Sergeant
Michael Wernecke
Michael Wernecke
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

Mike was an outstanding engineer student
at Fort Belvoir Virginia graduating fifth
In his class. Mike was assigned to the
814 th engineer company in Hanau
Germany where he served proudly
for 32 months as an engineer
Mechanic in the float bridge company .
Mike was part of the Big Lift 63 operation
The largest airlift operation ever done on s possible Central European battlefield.
6,500 tracked vehicles 12,000 wheeled
Vehicles 1,2000 aircraft participated .Operation
Big Lift trained and deployed the 2 nd
( US ) Armored division of Fort Hood
Texas to West Germany by means of
a strategic airlift .
Mikes unit the 814 Engineers ( float bridge)
Deployed its class 60 float bridge to
Complete many bridge support used
During this operation mainly bridging
The Rhein River to cross many
Vehicles , tanks and most spectacular
being the crossing of the Hugh
Atomic cannon .
Mike was honorably discharged in 1965
Michael Wernecke
Michael Wernecke
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

Served in the 814 Combat Engineer Group
( Float Bridge ) in Hanau, Germany as a heavy equipment maintenance specialist from 1963 to 1965
Graduated as an honor trainer from Fort Knox basic training unit and graduated 5 th in class from Army Engineet school Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Noah Mercier
Noah Mercier
Class of 2013
Navy, 1 Years

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Pete Emme
Pete Emme
Class of 1986
Army, 5 Years

U.S. Army 1986-1991
78th Transportation Company - Germany
3rd Armored Cavalry - Texas
3rd Armored Division - Operation Desert Storm
Numerous Medals obtained while in service
Peter A. Smith
Peter A. Smith
Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years

20 years and 19 countries, most while living aboard aircraft carriers as a jet engine mechanic. Retired in '95 and still working with Navy/Marine aircraft.
Richard Luchsinger
Richard Luchsinger
Class of 1962
Navy, 8 Years

Years of service (military) – 8 (Served in California, Road Island, Philippine Islands, Tenn., Antarctica, Viet Nam.) Early retirement do to wounds occurred while serving on river boats in Viet Nam.
Ruth Warren (Narvaez)
Ruth Warren (Narvaez)
Class of 1971
Air Force, 9 Years

Stationed at Travis AFB Fairfield CA. Hahn Air Base, Germany, Cannon AFB, New Mexico. Honorably discharged in 1986.
Sally Neuenfeldt-Dalton
Sally Neuenfeldt-Dalton
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

27 years, Army Band Musician
Fort Sheridan, IL/Camp Zama Japan/Milwaukee, WI/Fort Knox, KY
SALLY NEUENFELDT-JEWELL
SALLY NEUENFELDT-JEWELL
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Army Band Musician with the 484th Army Band, Milwaukee, WI.
Seth Hensel
Seth Hensel
Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Marine aviator - AH-1W
First Gulf War
Somalia
Steven Martz
Steven Martz
Class of 1973
Navy, 12 Years

United States Navy
Steven Tuesburg
Steven Tuesburg
Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined Navy Seabeesin 1981.
Graduated from Navy A school 1982
Combat Beriut Lebinon 1983
Combat Faulkland Islands
Desert Storm 1990-91
Retired from Service 2003
Todd Wiegand
Todd Wiegand
Class of 1981
Air Force, 12 Years

Medic. ER, L&D, Med Surg, Air Evac.
Tom (Marek) Garrigan
Tom (Marek) Garrigan
Class of 1966
Army, 8 Years

I would like to pay tribute to my classmates who paid the Supreme Sacrifice fighting in Viet Nam:
Roger Raih
David Zwicke
Clinton Wusterbarth
David Schettl
Dennis Belonger
Veteran's Day November 11, 2010
tom (marek) garrigan
tom (marek) garrigan
Class of 1966
Army, 8 Years

13th Evacuation Hospital
44th General Hospital
Army Nurse Corps
Duty: Surgical Nurse
Rank: Captain
Tom (Marek) Garrigan
Tom (Marek) Garrigan
Class of 1966
Army, 8 Years

American Legion Member. Post 93 Tomahawk, WI Service Officer. Vice Commander. Currently Active.
Tom Peterson
Tom Peterson
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Military Police, PsyWar. North Dakota, Texas and Vietnam.

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