Marshall High School Alumni

Marshall, Michigan (MI)

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 Denniston
Alan Denniston
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF, Mi ANG, Tx ANG, Ks ANG, Retired Reserves for a total of 40+
Albert Laferty
Albert Laferty
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

22 years. Retired 2004
Alexander deFinta
Alexander deFinta
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Stationed at these bases:
Castle AFB, CA 85-91
Howard AFB, Panama 91-96
Travis AFB, CA 96-02
Ahmed Al Jaber AB, Kuwait 99-00
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 02-05
Brian K Cole
Brian K Cole
Class of 1989
Army, 20 Years

Retired
brian k shepherd
brian k shepherd
Class of 1977
Army, 11 Years

63h Germany ft hood tx back to Germany then back to ft hood
Bruce William DeGraw
Bruce William DeGraw
Class of 2012
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Stationed in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina
Cathy Thomas
Cathy Thomas
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

Captain, United States Navy Retired, specializing in computer network operations, computer specialist training, major system acquisition, and organizational management. Served in LA, CA, RI, WA, and VA.
Chad Ambler
Chad Ambler
Class of 1997
Navy, 8 Years

USS San Jacinto CG-56 - Electronics Technician
Center for Surface Combat Systems - Electonics Maintenance Instructor/ Course Mananger
Christopher Carrington
Christopher Carrington
Class of 2005
Navy, 8 Years

US Navy Deep Sea Diver
David Cohoe
David Cohoe
Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 1 Years

David Cohoe is an Aviation Ordnance Specialist in the USMC. He has attended military occupational schools in Pensacola, Fl, Cherry Point, NC, and in mid-June of 2008 will be stationed at MCAS Mirimar, CA
Gary M. Ferguson
Gary M. Ferguson
Class of 1980
Army, 12 Years

Unit Supply Specialist. Over Seas: 1 Tour Germany, 2 Tours Korea. Stateside Stations: Fort Bragg, NC. Fort Lee, VA. Fort Benning, GA. Fort Knox, KY.
Gregory A. Manke
Gregory A. Manke
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served on active duty from Oct 1980 - Feb 2009. Retired as Chief Warrant Officer 5. Stationed in Hawaii, South Carolina, Okinawa, North Carolina and Arizona. Deployed to Korea, Phillipines, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Djibouti, Kuwaiit, Iraq and Turkey. Retired near Camp Lejeune, NC.
Jarrad Matson
Jarrad Matson
Class of 1997
Coast Guard, 5 Years

Spent 4 years in the U.S. Army as a Field Artillery Tacttical Data System Specialist. Currently serving in the U.S. Coast Guard as an Operations Specialist. Tours in Oklahoma, Hawai'i, Afghanistan, and California. Currently stationed on the USCGC Boutwell (WHEC-719)
John F. Johnson
John F. Johnson
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

Photographic Intelligenceman 2nd Class. Between 1967-1970 served aboard three different carriers in Viet Nam - USS Kearsarge (CVS 33), USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA 31), & USS Oriskany (CVA 34). Served with ComCarDiv7 Admiral's staff on two cruises.
John Tackett
John Tackett
Class of 1990
Army, 12 Years

8 Years Active Duty, 4 @ Ft. Benning, GA, 6 @ Ft. Bragg, NC. Various reserve after that.
Joseph Lorenzen
Joseph Lorenzen
Class of 2008
Marine Corps, 12 Years

Joined the Marine Corps in 2008. Got stationed at MCAS Miramar in 2009. Honorably discharged in 2013. Joined the Mi Army National Guard in 2014 and currently serving at Ft Custer in Battle Creek. Total of 12 years currently
Kenneth  F Kramer
Kenneth F Kramer
Class of 1953
Navy, 20+ Years

Chief ACC. Air Traffic Controller, Control tower for 7 )years and then GCA( radar) for 13 which included 6 year in CATCC (Shipboard.) Sawuty on the USS Lexington CV-16, the USS Independence CVA-62
kenneth f. kramer
kenneth f. kramer
Class of 1900
Navy, 19 Years

Chief Aircontrolman (Aircrewman) (Retired)
stations:NTC san Diego
NATTC Norman, Okla.
NATTU Olathe, Ks
NAS Atsugi, Japan
NAS Patuxent River, Md.
USS Inrep
Kim Van Vleet
Kim Van Vleet
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

26 years forecasting various weather; severe, tropical, desert, space, but mostly flight weather at Las Vegas, Omaha, Guam, Sacramento, Colorado, Seattle
Mark Manke
Mark Manke
Class of 1997
Army, 8 Years

Communications - Network Administration, Network Switching Systems, and Information Systems Analyst in Korea, Texas, Arizona, and Iraq.
Mark O'Dell
Mark O'Dell
Class of 1980
Coast Guard, 4 Years

Served from1980 till 1984
Matt Ivey
Matt Ivey
Class of 2007
Navy, 1 Years

Graduated from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Il on 23 May 2008 and graduated from Master-at-Arms "A" School, Naval Technical Training Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX on 25 July 2008. Currently in the U.S. Navy Reserve stationed in Battle Creek, MI
Michael B. Pratley
Michael B. Pratley
Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Force Weapons Mechanic: Loaded missles, bombs and guns on F-4 fighters and B-52 bombers. Stationed in U.K. two years at R.A.F. Bentwaters with NATO forces in the Tactical Air Command. Stationed at K.I. Sawyer AFB in Marquette with the Strategic Air Command. Did troubleshooting in a weapons release shop as well. Served during Virtnam Era:1971-1975. Rank E-4 Sergeant.
Philip Carpenter
Philip Carpenter
Class of 1958
Army, 3 Years

Stationed with the 503rd Avation Co., 3rd Armored Division at Fleigerhorst Kasern, near Hanau Germany from March 1959 to May 1961.
Philip Carpentre
Philip Carpentre
Class of 1958
Army, 3 Years

Sp5, 503rd Aviation, 3rd Armored Division, Fleigerhorst kasern, Langendebach, Germany
Randy J. Pryor
Randy J. Pryor
Class of 1997
Army, 5 Years

4 years in US Coast Guard as Federal Boarding Officer. Graduated from Ferris State with degree in Criminal Justice and entered US Army. Currently: Certified Military Police and Internment Resettleme
Richard (Dick) Carlson
Richard (Dick) Carlson
Class of 1950
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Korean Vet, promoted to Staff Sgt. six months before Honorable Discharge. Unit was called "Shore Party." Actually Cmbat Engineers
Richard Clayborn
Richard Clayborn
Class of 1967
Navy, 2 Years

1 year in Nam then USS Valley Forge
Roger A Smith
Roger A Smith
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

USN - Retired in 1989, AECS (E8), C-130 Flight Engineer
Roger Smith
Roger Smith
Class of 1967
Navy, 20 Years

USN Retired 1970-1990. Served on USS Bon Homme Richard CVA 31, Danang Vietnam, VQ4 C-130 Flight Engineer (Over 6000 flight hours), United Airlines Retired 1990-2009 Senior Quality Assurance Analyst. Yulista Senior Quality Engineer 2009-2021 (Army Contractor) Huntsville Alabama, Retired July 2021. Loving retirement life.
Salina Michael
Salina Michael
Class of 2004
Army, 3 Years

1-1 Air Defense Artillery, Patriot Missile Launcher Operator, Okinawa Japan
Sanford Brink
Sanford Brink
Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years

Serviced 1965-1996
Steve Reniger
Steve Reniger
Class of 1994
Army, 20+ Years

Army Entertainment
MLRS/HIMARS ( Multiple Lunch Rocket Systems)
Terry Scheick
Terry Scheick
Class of 1966
Air Force, 7 Years

Worked as an aircraft radio repairman. Stationed in Mississippi, Taiwan, Germany, and the U.P. of Michigan.
Thomas Karns
Thomas Karns
Class of 1980
Army, 9 Years

Served as Combat Medic w/ 194th Armor Bdg. Ft Knox,KY. Baumholder Germany w/ 2nd Bn 68th Armor, 8th Infantry Div. Medical Specialist at 2nd Gen. Hosp. Landstuhl, Germany. Served with the 101st Airborne Div. Ft. Campbell, Ky. Attended practical nurse course Ft. Sam Houston, Tx. and completed career at Madigan Arny Medical Ctr., Ft. Lewis,Wa.
Todd Sargent
Todd Sargent
Class of 1980
Army, 6 Years

Served in Alaska and Colorado. Worked in personnel database management. Earned rank of Sergeant. Loved every minute of it!

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