Mishawaka High School Alumni

Mishawaka, Indiana (IN)

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

Alvin L. Myers
Alvin L. Myers
Class of 1961
Navy, 5 Years

HOSPITAL CORPSMAN
Andy Hayes
Andy Hayes
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served 4 years state side before extending for a 6 month tour beginning with a small 2 day NATO exercise in Norway and ending in Beirut Lebanon standing guard over the American University and the reloaction of the U. S Embassy.
Arthur Lester
Arthur Lester
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

Served from 1972-1976
Stationed in Upper Michigan, Hawaii, and Florida in the Security Police
Bill Buraczewski
Bill Buraczewski
Class of 1965
Army Reserves, 6 Years

Sgt. E5 , Communications , 4th Bn. 333rd Field Arty.
Christine Gruber
Christine Gruber
Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years

Medic in 3rd brigade 4 ID. Iraq: 2005-2006
David Gillam
David Gillam
Class of 1994
Army, 20+ Years

20 years Infantry
2 combat tours Iraq
Deborah Seever (Davis)
Deborah Seever (Davis)
Class of 1980
Air Force, 4 Years

EC 130 Aircraft Mechanic.

October 1983 to September1987
Desiree Peppers
Desiree Peppers
Class of 1989
Air Force, 11 Years

Active Duty - 10 years
(Osan AB-Korea/ Eglin AFB, FL/ Hanscom AFB-Boston, MA/ Lackland AFB, TX/ Lowry AFB, CO)
Reserves - 1 year
(Grissom ARB, IN)
Jack McCoy
Jack McCoy
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired First Sergeant. Assignments included Germany, England, Kuwait, Jordan, Japan Ecuador and a few other places. Favorite tour: Counter drug smuggling in South America.
Jay Phillips
Jay Phillips
Class of 2000
Army, 4 Years

Served with the 25th ID (L)
Jeanine Easterday
Jeanine Easterday
Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years

Petty Officer 3rd Class Radioman. I was stationed in Scotland and Italy, and lived aboard the USS Simon Lake AS-33
Jerry Bowman
Jerry Bowman
Class of 1989
Army, 5 Years

Military Police
Merlin Waidner
Merlin Waidner
Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corpsman/ OR Tech
US Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Va.
Naval Communication Station, Sidi Yahia, Morroco
Mitchell Seaman
Mitchell Seaman
Class of 1970
Army, 20 Years

Went to Korea, Vietnam, Germany
Mitchell Seaman
Mitchell Seaman
Class of 1970
Army, 20 Years

Served 20 years traveled Germany,Korea,Vietnam
Pamela Armistead
Pamela Armistead
Class of 1980
Army, 3 Years

Warehouse Specialist
Fort Dix NJ
Fort Lee VA
Fort Campbell KY
Gieblestadt W Germany
richard klotz
richard klotz
Class of 1956
Marine Corps, 2 Years

joined usmc after 10th grade got g.e..d.did two yrs.released after KOREA back with 1956 class
Richard Kochendofer
Richard Kochendofer
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served as a Aeromedical Evacuation Technician(A902X0) & a Medical Service Technician(90270)Served from 1971 - 1991. Served at Wright-Patt AFB, OH; Scott AFB, IL; Richmond AFEES Station, VA; Thule AB, Greenland; Clark AB, PI; Geilenkirchen AB, GE;
Robert Peiffer
Robert Peiffer
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

I WON the lottery in March 1969! Draft lottery that is. Instead I enlisted in the Air Force. Basic at Lackland AFB San Antonio TX. Technical school at Lowry AFB Denver CO. August '69 - March '73 was stationed In United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) at Torrejon AB, Madrid Spain. Trained as a Material Facilities Specialist (64750). Honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant (E-5) March 15, 1973.
Robert6 G. VanArsdale
Robert6 G. VanArsdale
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Vite Nam, was in Recon unit of the 2/12 1st. Air Cal.
Ryan Meehan
Ryan Meehan
Class of 1996
Navy, 5 Years

Aeronautical technician on the USS Harry S Truman Aircraft Carrier
Sam Zoerner
Sam Zoerner
Class of 2012
Army, 2 Years

Currently serving
Sara Zimmerman
Sara Zimmerman
Class of 2006
Army, 2 Years

Sara Zimmerman is currently in Iraq. She has two older brothers that are also serving in the United States Army and one is also in Iraq. Her parents and family members still live in the Mishawaka area. We are praying for her safe arrival.
Scott B. Haney
Scott B. Haney
Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Completed an 8 month tour in Afghanistan, two 8 month Iraq tours and one 3 month tour in Iraq.
Terry Schwier
Terry Schwier
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired 1991 with 21 years of service. Retired as a Data Processing Chief Petty Officer. Served aboard the USS Puget Sound - Newport R.I., also served at the following naval bases, Washington D.C., San Diego CA., San Francisco CA., Long Beach CA., Fort Wayne IN., and Pearl Harbor HI.
Tom banghart
Tom banghart
Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Tom banghart served USmc in Vietnam,mclb Albany,ga,quantico,va,cap lejuiene,nc
Tom Kirk
Tom Kirk
Class of 1958
Army, 2 Years

Army 1963-1965 Ft. Leonard Wood, Fort Dix, Fort Riley,Kansa ,1st Aviation, Jungle training Florida Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas. Flew in Kansas a lot and four 1 hour flying you would see your shadow, coyotes,and tumble weeds. They still owe me oversees pay for living in Kansas
Walter R. Zemialkowski Jr.
Walter R. Zemialkowski Jr.
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired USAF CMSgt veteran of Desert Shield/Storm, Just Cause (Panama), and many operations in Middle East, Central America and the Pacific theaters. First 7 years as Missile Systems analyst and guidance-Flight Control Technician in SAC, then on to Airfield Management in TAC and finally in deployed Command and Control in MAC.
/AMC with ALCE/TALCE units, 21AF and HQ MAC/AMC.
William (Bill) Murrmann
William (Bill) Murrmann
Class of 1989
Navy, 11 Years

United States Navy Seabees Reserve Construction Mechanic Chief Petty Officer

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Kelly Poorman
Class of '98

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Death Notice

Gloria Deane Austin (Johnston) Born September 30, 1939; passed March 18, 2013; MHS class of '57. Survived by husband of...
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Our Mishawaka 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 Mishawaka High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Mishawaka are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!