Military Alumni

Military 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

Charles (Carlos) Bustamante
Charles (Carlos) Bustamante Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served 1979-1999
Anthony Neil Aznar
Anthony Neil Aznar Class of 1988
Air Force, 20+ Years
AFMC SSSG DET1 (AFMC) REGULAR AIR FORCE and AIR FORCE RESERVE
Brandon Sharp
Brandon Sharp Class of 2004
Army, 8 Years
Light wheel vehicle mechanic, and field artillery
Brenda (Woods) Skermont
Brenda (Woods) Skermont Class of 1972
Navy, 2 Years
U S Navy Corpman
Correy McDermott
Correy McDermott Class of 1995
Air Force, 3 Years
F-16 Aircraft Mechanic
Dan Lehman
Dan Lehman Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
Served 20 years in the Navy, retired Air Traffic Controller. Continued service with the Navy, currently a Department of the Navy employees since 2002.
Dan Lehman
Dan Lehman Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
US Navy Air Traffic Controller, retired. VF-21 on board USS Coral Sea, NAS Miramar, NAS Barbers Point, USS Independence, NAF El Centro.
David M. Ellich
David M. Ellich Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years
Naval Officer; served on the USS Camden AOE-2 and NAS Key West.
James E. Kelley
James E. Kelley Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years
Naval 'Seabee" Retired Oct. 2005, last duty Iraq.
Jeff Langham
Jeff Langham Class of 1970
Army, 2 Years
Vietnam
Justin Gestring
Justin Gestring Class of 2004
Air Force, 8 Years
f-15 crew chief
Pete Guelfo
Pete Guelfo Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years
1 tour Okinawa, 2 tours South Vietnam fair crew member, load master C130 E model
Richard Windbigler
Richard Windbigler Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
Killed in Viet Nam
Robert Keilman
Robert Keilman Class of 1997
Navy, 14 Years
Active duty, 14 years strong!
Robert Rudd
Robert Rudd Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years
retired
Roger Baker
Roger Baker Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years
Air Evac Medic. Transporting and taking care of returning wounded soldiers. Also moved the POW's through the system to there home after they were released from Viet Nam.
Steve Harris
Steve Harris Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years
Russian linguist
Steve Routh
Steve Routh Class of 1974
Navy, 4 Years
Hospital Corpsman, USS JFK and USS Long Beach. Flight Deck on JFK, also USMC Corpsman
Terri Tommasi
Terri Tommasi Class of 1981
Army, 16 Years
Served 10 years Active Duty (Army). Served 6 years Army National Guard. Spent 1 year in Afghanstan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Retired with the rank of Staff Sergeant. Overcame 4 years of hell in high school to have a honarable military career.

Classmates Spotlight

Merrillville High School Classmates

Suzanne Howell
Class of '80

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