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

allan w. erickson
allan w. erickson
Class of 1971
Air Force, 27 Years

Civil Engineer, Strategic Air Command, USAFE, N Dakota, S Dakota, Nebraska, Michigan, New York and Germany. Lt Colonel, professional engineer.
Brent Aspinwall
Brent Aspinwall
Class of 1997
Air Force, 9 Years

Stationed Grand Forks AFB, ND
Bruce Austin-
Bruce Austin-
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Draftee, 2 years in Military Police, stationed at the Military Police School, Ft. Gordon, Georgia
David Berlin
David Berlin
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

80-82 2/6 Cavalry, 83-84 3rd Infantry, 84-87 4th Infantry Division, 87-91 1st Armored Division, 91-95 4th Infantry Division, 95-98 U.S. Army Space Command, 99 1st Air Cavalry, 00-02 10th Special Forces Group, 02-Present NORAD-U.S. NORTHCOM
Denise Osterholm
Denise Osterholm
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Signal Corps. Vietnam 1967-68
Douglas Erickson
Douglas Erickson
Class of 1971
Navy, 20 Years

Joined Navy January 1976, retired from US Navy Jan 1996 as an Electronics Technician Petty Officer First Class Surface Warfare Specialist.
greg arthur
greg arthur
Class of 1975
Army, 4 Years

comunications
Harold Butcher
Harold Butcher
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Lieutenant Colonel
James Olson
James Olson
Class of 1961
Army, 4 Years

Officer candidate school graduate - Ordnance Corps. Spent one year in South Korea. Discharged in 1971.
James W. Olson
James W. Olson
Class of 1961
Army, 4 Years

Drafted after college graduation. Spent 4 years in the Army. Overseas assignment was one year in South Korea.
john pellinen
john pellinen
Class of 1974
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

Retired from Army Reserve, was in for 26 years in civil affairs, engineers and special operations, am a veteran of the 1st Gulf War in 90/91 and did a tour in Bosnia in 96. retired as a Major
John W. Anderson
John W. Anderson
Class of 1989
Navy, 2 Years

Served aboard U.S.S. Hayler DD 997 out of NORFOLK,VIRGINIA 1990-91
Louis J. Yelich
Louis J. Yelich
Class of 1945
Air Force, 4 Years

U. S. Military Air Transport Command, Wash. D.C. 1946-1949.. As an Inactive Reservist recalled to active duty Korean War breakout July 1950 -July 1951 , served one year with 10th Air Force Hqtrs, Selfridge AFB activating 5 Air force Wings.
Nathan Niemi
Nathan Niemi
Class of 1988
Air Force, 7 Years

Nathan left right after high school and was stationed in England for 3 years, North Dakota, and Michigan. He also spent some time in the middle east during Desert Storm.
Paul Belmas
Paul Belmas
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

I served in the army 1967-68. After basic training and Military Police training at Ft. Gordon, GA, I trained a sentry dog at Ft. Buchner, Okinawa then to Ban Me Thuot,Viet Nam. My dog's name was Rommel 3A74.
Paul Belmas
Paul Belmas
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

I served in the army 1967-68. After basic training and Military Police training at Ft. Gordon, GA, I trained a sentry dog at Ft. Buchner, Okinawa then to Ban Me Thuot,Viet Nam. My dog's name was Rommel 3A74.
Randolph Schwartz
Randolph Schwartz
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Military Policeman, 472nd MP Co., Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, and 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam, 1966-67.
Randy Schwartz
Randy Schwartz
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Served with 25th Infantry Division Military Police in 1966-67.
sean olson
sean olson
Class of 1990
Coast Guard, 4 Years

stationd in bayfield wi. for 2.5 years the rest of my tour was on the icebreaker mackinaw
Sonny Dyon
Sonny Dyon
Class of 1992
Air Force, 6 Years

I served as a Broadcast Journalist for 3 years on Ft. Clayton, Panama. While there I hosted a morning radio show, produced and anchored the news, hosted a special all-request radio show and served as host/producer for a weekly television show. After Panama I was assigned to Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, NV. I produced and hosted a weekly television program that aired on the NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, The County Access Channel and the on-base Commander's Access Channel.
Thomas C. Slining
Thomas C. Slining
Class of 1964
Army, 4 Years

Infantry platoon leader, company commander. 9th Division, Vietnam
William Carli
William Carli
Class of 1991
Navy, 7 Years

Graduated Naval School of health Sciences in Chicago, IL, 1991. Served as an EMT Naval Hospital Portsmouth VA, Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay Cuba, 1993, Naval Branch Medical Clinic South Weymouth MA 1995 -1998, EMT and Laboratory Technican. Served on an Auxillary Security Force as a field Medic for a Marine detachment, Naval Air Station. Qualified Sharp Shooter, U.S. Navy.
William J.Carlson
William J.Carlson
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Infantry Platoon Leader 4/9 "Manchus", 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam 1969

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Aimee Kennedy
Class of '91

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Walter Kauppi Memorial 7/19/08

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