Mchenry High School Alumni

Mchenry, Illinois (IL)

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Military High School Alumni

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This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

andrew senecal
andrew senecal
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 4 Years

went to boot camp in camp pendelton san diego then to camp lejuine in north carolina then over to okinawa japan for my fleet years
Anna McClatchy
Anna McClatchy
Class of 1972
Navy, 8 Years

Photographer
Avery Austin
Avery Austin
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

Served in Vietnam 1969 with the 176th Assault Helicopter Company.
Bill  Lokay
Bill Lokay
Class of 1964
Army, 6 Years

64-65 Boot camp, Training with Army Security Agency
65-66 1st Infantry Div. Vietnam Purple Heart
67-71 X-Ray Tech Germany
Charles C. Jurack
Charles C. Jurack
Class of 1958
Air Force, 6 Years

Lackland AFB, Texas, 1960. 1962nd. Communications Group, 313th Air Division, Kadena AFB, Okinawa 1961-1963; Joint Task Force Eight, Atmospheric Nuclear Tests, Christmas Island 1962; 1957 Communications Squadron, Hickam AFB 1962; 1984th. Communications Group, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, 1963-1964. Airman of the Month, Kadena AFB, June 1963. Non Commissioned Officer, SSGT, October 1963. AFRES 1966. 910th Combat Support Squadron, Base Operations, AFRES, YMA, Ohio, 1981-1982. MBA, International Business, 1984.
Christopher L. Para
Christopher L. Para
Class of 2008
Army, 5 Years

101st Airborne DIV Artillery-Air Assault
Christopher Lorr
Christopher Lorr
Class of 2002
Air Force, 6 Years

Airborne Maintenance Technician onboard the RC-135S Cobra Ball. Been to various countries around the world while on many deployments over the past few years. Currently in the 45th Reconnaissance Squadron at Offutt AFB, NE.
Christopher Para
Christopher Para
Class of 2007
Army, 6 Years

Air Assault Artillery 101st Airborne, currently active
christopher smallman
christopher smallman
Class of 1990
Army, 16 Years

military police in Iraq a guard at abu ghraib
Cindy (Sedlak) Wood
Cindy (Sedlak) Wood
Class of 1998
Navy, 4 Years

Enlisted as Nuclear Machinist Mate, commissioned through USNA, served 2 sea tours in USS ROBERT G. BRADLEY (FFG 49) as Ordnance Officer and Training Officer, currently on shore duty at ATG Mayport, recently promoted to O3/LT.
Daniel Mitchell
Daniel Mitchell
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Computer Maintainer Offutt AFB, AWACS, Tinker AFB, Technical Writer and IT Administrator, Kelly AFB, Traveled all over the world.
David G Ritthaler
David G Ritthaler
Class of 1973
Army, 8 Years

Enlisted November 1973, basic/advanced infantry training, jump school, Ranger school class 1/75, stationed Ft Benning, Ft Lewis, Camp Hovey Korea, Ft Ord, Ft Rucker and Ft Hood Tx.
Donald E. Antonson DDS, M.Ed.
Donald E. Antonson DDS, M.Ed.
Class of 1963
Navy, 2 Years

LT. Dental Officer
Evan Cutler
Evan Cutler
Class of 1990
Navy, 13 Years

Senior Chief (E-8)
Naval Hosipital Pensacola 1991-1994
USS Butte -AE 27 1994-1996
USS Peleliu - LHA 5 1996-2000
JICPAC 2000-2003
SEAL Team ONE 2003-2006
Naval Special Warfare Group 1 2003-2006
NORAD - USNORTHCOM 2006-Present
Evan Cutler
Evan Cutler
Class of 1989
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired as Master Chief Petty Officer
Gregory J. Godt
Gregory J. Godt
Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years

1981-2001 retired as an E-6, traveled the world.
Guy Erbin
Guy Erbin
Class of 1994
Navy, 4 Years

Crash & Salvage
USS Carl Vinson ( Carrier )
Flight Deck fire and emergency rescue
James  Maskal
James Maskal
Class of 2000
Air Force, 8 Years

Armament / Missile Systems.
James Wyeth Sindler
James Wyeth Sindler
Class of 1994
Army, 11 Years

Crypto-Linguist (Korean Linguist). Currently serving overseas.
Jazzy Pedregosa
Jazzy Pedregosa
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Grunt Sgt. in the Marine Corps with three deployments to Iraq.
joe beyer
joe beyer
Class of 1990
Air Force, 6 Years

kc 135 aircraft mechanic.
John Eberle
John Eberle
Class of 1964
Navy, 12 Years

US Navy photographer with 2 tours in Vietnam
John Granath
John Granath
Class of 1967
Army, 50 Years

KIA Vietnam 05/06/1970

Wall Name:JOHN E GRANATH JR
Date of Birth: 11/11/1949
Date of Casualty: 5/6/1970
Home of Record: MCHENRY
County of Record:MCHENRY COUNTY
State:IL
Branch of Service:ARMY
Rank:CPL
Panel/Line:11W, 111
Casualty Province: THUA THIEN
John Granath
John Granath
Class of 1967
Army, 50 Years

Attack on FSB Henderson - May 6, 1970
Posted on 9/24/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
Firebase Henderson was a U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army firebase located south of Ca Lu in Quang Tri Province, RVN. The base was occupied by elements of the 2nd Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 11th Artillery, 326th Engineer Battalion and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) units supporting Operation Texas Star when it was attacked by the North Vietnamese Army’s 33rd Sapper Battalion at 5:05 AM on May 6, 1970. The attack began with rocket-propelled grenades, small arms, satchel charges, recoilless rifle, and mortar fire by a well-organized and coordinated ground attack. The NVA employed flamethrowers which started fires causing approximately 1000 rounds of 155mm artillery ammunition to explode. Defending forces were supported by aerial rocket artillery (ARA), tube artillery, and gunships accounting for 29 NVA killed. The enemy withdrew at 7:20 AM. Company B, 2nd Battalion (Airmobile), 501st Infantry, moved by air to reinforce Company A, 2nd Battalion (Airmobile), 501st Infantry, and to conduct a daylight sweep. Friendly elements received incoming mortar fire sporadically throughout the day. Artillery, ARA, gunships, and air strikes were employed against enemy mortar positions. An ARVN unit assaulted the south of Henderson to locate and destroy the remainder of the enemy force. A number of friendly casualties were caused by the exploding 155mm artillery ammunition. Twenty-three Americans were killed in action, 33 wounded, and two missing in action. ARVN casualties were 19 killed in action and 45 wounded. The lost Americans included SGT Michael L. Antle, CPL George W. Bennett Jr., SGT Melvin Bowman, SSG Michael F. Brown, SGT Gregory A. Chavez, CPL Douglas W. Day, SSG Robert A. Denton, SGT Jay T. Diller, CPL Lawrence L. Gordon, CPL John E. Granath Jr., CPT Richard A. Hawley Jr., CPL Tommy I. Hindman, SGT Frank F. Lewis, SMAJ Raymond L. Long Jr., SSG David E. Ogden, SGT Dickie W. Reagan, SFC Gary F. Snyder, SP4 Ronald D. Van Beukering, SGT Edward Vesser, SGT John G. Widen, SSG John J. Willey, SP4 David Yeldell, and SSG Frederick P. Zeigenfelder. The day after the battle, the two missing troopers, PFC Larry G. Kier and PFC Refugio T. Teran, were not located by a graves registration detail collecting bodies. In 2002, their remains were positively identified and repatriated. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, wikipedia.org, and Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division, period ending July 31, 1970]
Joseph M Bellino
Joseph M Bellino
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Pathfinder for 101st Airborne & 1st Infantry Division. 2nd & 3rd Corp
Josh Haas
Josh Haas
Class of 2003
Air Force, 4 Years

Lackland AFB
joshua howen
joshua howen
Class of 2000
Army, 2 Years

mp
Kirsten Hundley (Para)
Kirsten Hundley (Para)
Class of 2009
Army, 2 Years

Airborne Military Police
Kirsten Hundley (Para)
Kirsten Hundley (Para)
Class of 2006
Army, 2 Years

Airborne Military Police
Marlowe Dronen
Marlowe Dronen
Class of 1976
Army, 10 Years

Service in the Army and had two different jobs. One was as a MP. And there other was as a nuclear, biological and chemical weapons specialist.
Matt Eichinger
Matt Eichinger
Class of 1959
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted in 1963 and was sent to the University of Tennessee to finish my degree in 1965, graduated in 1967 and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. Retired as a Colonel in 1992
Nathan Strandquist
Nathan Strandquist
Class of 1989
Navy, 14 Years

Graduated US Naval Acadamey 1994, served in USS CALIFORNIA (CGN 36), USS SEATTLE (AOE 3), USS DONALD COOK (DDG 75), and currently serving as Executive Officer in USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50). 4 deployments to the Arabian Gulf and leaving soon for a fifth.
Patrick l. Durbin
Patrick l. Durbin
Class of 1979
Navy, 4 Years

Quartermaster on board the USS Warden. Station In Pearl Harbor 1985 - 1989
Ronald Royse
Ronald Royse
Class of 1986
Air Force, 9 Years

Served as a PMEL (Precision Measurement Equipement Laboratory) Specialist at Luke AFB in Phoenix, AZ. Also served in Desert Storm in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 09/91-01/92. Separated in 1994. Good luck and God Speed to the rest serving !
Sam Greenstreet
Sam Greenstreet
Class of 2006
Navy, 2 Years

Nuclear Electronics Technician.
Scott Silverblatt
Scott Silverblatt
Class of 2007
Army, 8 Years

Joined 12/20/2008
ETS 06/19/2017

Afghanistan 11/2010-07/2011 Cavalry Scout
CENTCOM 03/2016-12/2016 Supply
Steve Fluger
Steve Fluger
Class of 1975
Army, 3 Years

Pershing ll missile systems power station operator. 1/41 Field Artillery Command. Schwabisch Gmund, Germany.
William (Bill) Lokay
William (Bill) Lokay
Class of 1964
Army, 6 Years

Enlisted Nov. 64. Training at Ft Devens, Mass. in Military Intelligence. Went to Vietnam Sept. 65. to Sept 66. Served with the 1st Infantry Division, Charlie Co. 1st Batt. 26 Inf. Reg. Wounded in May 66, awarded the Purple Heart. After Nam stationed at Ft.Rucker Al. where I taught Chopper Pilots in Survival, Escape and Evasion.
Reenlisted in June 67, Went to the army's medical training center in Texas and became an X-Ray Tech. Went to Germany in Feb 68. Was Honorabley Discharged in June 71.

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McHenry Class of 1981 35th reunion - July 2016

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