Manual High School Alumni

Peoria, 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!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Charles Miller
Charles Miller
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Traffic Controller
Cliford L. Laughlin
Cliford L. Laughlin
Class of 1953
Air Force, 5 Years

Graduated Bradley Univ AFROTC program 1960. C-130 Pilot Vietnam 1964-65
Daniel P. Svymbersky
Daniel P. Svymbersky
Class of 1978
National Guard, 20+ Years

Currently serving in Afghanistan at present. Also served during Operation Desert Storm, Bosnia, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom.
David Lee Hill
David Lee Hill
Class of 1977
Army, 4 Years

MP, Dog Handler, Germany
Deborah (Williams) Chapman
Deborah (Williams) Chapman
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

MOS: Medical Admin. Specialist
Frank T. Scruggs
Frank T. Scruggs
Class of 1974
Army Reserves, 5 Years

Served with the 358th MP Company (PW Processing) and with the 85th Division (Training) Headquarters and HQ Company/Public Affairs Office.
John H. Way Jr
John H. Way Jr
Class of 1999
Army, 11 Years

Infantry , Deployed to Iraq 03 - 04 2nd ACR
JOHN RAMSEY
JOHN RAMSEY
Class of 1964
Air Force Reserves, 11 Years

B52 electrician
Lee Wagner
Lee Wagner
Class of 1994
Army, 12 Years

Army Infantryman, OIF III, 2005-2006
Lorrie Kallister
Lorrie Kallister
Class of 1980
Navy, 4 Years

Served from 1982-1986
Myra Gaddy Valentine
Myra Gaddy Valentine
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Desert Shield/Storm and Iraqi Freedom Veteran
Patrick Lovell
Patrick Lovell
Class of 1979
Army, 8 Years

Active Duty Army Infantry and Electronics, served at Ft. Benning, Ga, Ft. Ord, Ca., Lowry AFB< Aurora, Co, and Ft. Sheridan , Il. Combat Operation Just Cause, Panama 1989, Desert Storm 1991. Two time regional NCO of the Year...
Paula Van Tine
Paula Van Tine
Class of 1978
Army, 5 Years

signal corp..Calibration specialist
Raymond J Schoffstall
Raymond J Schoffstall
Class of 1948
Air Force, 20+ Years

Jan49-Mar 71 Retired SMSgt Aircraft Elecrical Superintendent Korean Airlift; Vietnam 66-67, Instructor Chanute Afb Il Tule Greenland, Burtonwood England
RICHARD D SWIGART
RICHARD D SWIGART
Class of 1958
Navy, 4 Years

Served from 1958 to 1962. Crew member of Naval Flight Demonstration Team "Blue Angels" 1959 to 1962
Sherry (Cappitelli) Toberman
Sherry (Cappitelli) Toberman
Class of 1970
Army, 12 Years

Active Duty 1976-1988; Army Reserve 1988-Present. Served in the U.S., Germany, and Bosnia.
sybil counterman(eyer)
sybil counterman(eyer)
Class of 1989
Navy, 8 Years

worked as a boiler technician
Thomas Maston
Thomas Maston
Class of 1974
Navy, 4 Years

AME
Tom Smith
Tom Smith
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Served in Europe, U.S. and Eastern Asia. Retired after 20 years of Service
Ulrich Heilke
Ulrich Heilke
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in AF Systems Command

Classmates Spotlight

Manual High School Classmates

Lee Wagner
Class of '94

Alumni Stories

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School News

Peoria Manual in 1917

My Grand Father went to school at Manual and graduated in 1916 or 1917. He served in WWI. Name was F. M. Evans (Frank or...
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Our Manual 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 Manual High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Peoria are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!