MacArthur High School Alumni

Decatur, 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

Brad Smith
Brad Smith
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

Entered after high school. Became a corpsman with the U S Marine Corps. Vietnam veteran, Khe San, northwest RVN 1968-1969. Purple Heart, Bronze Star x 2
Christine (Lovelace) Chatman
Christine (Lovelace) Chatman
Class of 1988
Army, 4 Years

Christine Lovelace served 4 years active duty from 1988-1992 in the US Army. While in the Army she received 1Accomodation Medal and 2 Achievement Medals. She was stationed in Mannheim,Germany. Christine is currently living in Georgia.
Christopher Gibson
Christopher Gibson
Class of 1995
Navy, 8 Years

Tomahawk Technician
Craig Woods
Craig Woods
Class of 1989
Army, 3 Years

Army Medic/Emergency Medical Technician-was stationed at Fort Greely, Alaska for 2 years during Operation Desert Storm
David Henry
David Henry
Class of 1988
Army, 15 Years

Military Police/Military Police Investigations and Protective Services.
david williams
david williams
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 4 Years

infantry
Doug Bishop
Doug Bishop
Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 17 Years

All over the world.
DOUG HAGEN
DOUG HAGEN
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Medal of Honor Winner
Died 1971, Vietnam
Ed Hughes
Ed Hughes
Class of 1974
Navy, 10 Years

Aviation Storekeeper First Class (E6)
Frederick Jones Lewis
Frederick Jones Lewis
Class of 1981
Navy, 5 Years

Gator Navy...LST
George Christopher Mills
George Christopher Mills
Class of 1987
Army, 18 Years

Served as a medic and as a special operations medic and nurse for 16 years active duty.
James Marten
James Marten
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

24 Years of active Naval Service. 13 enlisted then 11 commissioned. Lt. USN retired.
James Porter
James Porter
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft Crew Chief. Retired MSgt 1998
Jan (Shaw) Buttler
Jan (Shaw) Buttler
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Served for 20 years in the US Navy as a Photographer, Electronics Tech and Career Counselor from 1973 to 1993.
Stationed mostly in San Diego. Now has two sons serving in the Navy now and carrying on the family military tradition.
Jan Buttler (Shaw)
Jan Buttler (Shaw)
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired and living in St Croix, USVI.
Jerry L Phillips
Jerry L Phillips
Class of 1959
Navy, 8 Years

Served as a member of the U.S. Navy Honor Guard in Washinton DC, Spent 6 years in Naval Special forces..Seal Team 1 /Bravo platoon, three tours of duty in S.E. Asia.
Jerry Roegner
Jerry Roegner
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

1967-1971: U.S. Naval Service; entered after high school. Advanced from Fireman Apprentice (E-1) to (E-5) Electrician Second Class Rating in first two years. Vietnam Veteran, Firefighter Training and Damage Control Party Leader on the USS Chipola and then on the USS Witchita. Received Meritorious Unit Commendation Metal, Battle Efficiency “E” ribbon, and Vietnam Campaign Metal.
Jim Hobbs
Jim Hobbs
Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years

Intelligence officer in Europe, the Pacific, and the Strategic Air Command. Retired from active duty in 1989.
John Minton
John Minton
Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

1972 through 1993 active duty
Justin Russell
Justin Russell
Class of 2005
Air Force, 1 Years

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Class of '89

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