Moline High School Alumni

Moline, 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!

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Honored Military Alumni

Alan Maitlen
Alan Maitlen
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

Served on four different ships; operated, troubleshoot telecommunications equipment and circuits.
Andrew Thonn
Andrew Thonn
Class of 2000
Army, 13 Years

Currently in the U.S. Army, and have 4 combat tours under my belt. I've got 2 to Iraq and then the other 2 are Afghanistan.
Bob Willis
Bob Willis
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

Began my active duty status on October 15, 1966 as a 2nd Lieutenant at Fort Ben Harrison, in Indianapolis, IN. January, 1967, I arrived at Fort Leonard Wood, MO & spent the rest of my military career as a Finance Officer. I left active duty status on October 16, 1968 as a 1st Lieutenant.
Brian A. Gentry
Brian A. Gentry
Class of 1989
Army, 14 Years

Serving in the Infantry. Have been a drill sergeant and am currently an ROTC instructor at the University of Iowa. Served during IFOR, SFOR and OIF
Bryce Benson
Bryce Benson
Class of 1998
National Guard, 11 Years

M Day 1997-2007
Full Time Army National Guard 2007-Present
Combat Deployment Oct 2004
Cara Harris
Cara Harris
Class of 2008
Army, 2 Years

Served directly out of high school and deployed in support of OEF 9-11 to Afghanistan.
Carlos G. Dyer
Carlos G. Dyer
Class of 1962
Navy, 3 Years

Assault Boat Coxswain
Chad Cochuyt
Chad Cochuyt
Class of 1991
Navy, 17 Years

Currently in Columbus, OH as a Navy Recruiter, previously stationed in Puerto Rico (1992-1997, 2000-2003), Sicily (1997-2000), and on the USS Enterprise (2003-2006).
Charles W Holton
Charles W Holton
Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years

Served Desert Storm (Persian Gulf)( Bahrain) Uss Yosemite 3 different Minesweepers more
Chris Ruff
Chris Ruff
Class of 1991
Navy, 17 Years

Been around the world
Christopher Wheeler
Christopher Wheeler
Class of 1999
National Guard, 10 Years

Has spent the last 10 years in service to country and community, including 1 tour to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with another tour upcoming.
Chuck Casillas
Chuck Casillas
Class of 1969
Navy, 6 Years

Pensacola,
P.I.
VietNam
Chuck Day
Chuck Day
Class of 1957
Navy, 20+ Years

25 Years: 12 Enlisted Hospital Corpsman, 13 Commissioned Medical Service Corps. Vietnam Vet. NavHosp San Diego, NavHosp Yokosuka, NavClinic Yokohama, NavHosp Long Beach, HospCorpsSchl Staff, NavClinic Long Beach, Dispensary Okinawa, USS Midway, 3rd Marine Division, 1st Marine Division
Craig Ackerman
Craig Ackerman
Class of 2001
Air Force, 12 Years

Served 12 years in the Air Force. Had 3 deployments and was station in Korea and Japan
Daniel Slininger
Daniel Slininger
Class of 1998
Army, 10 Years

Served in Active Army from 1998 to 2000. Joined the Illinois National Guard in 2001. Deployed to Iraq with 2/123 in November of 2004 and returned home in January 2006
Dave DeWilfond
Dave DeWilfond
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 4 Years

1st Battalion / 11th Marine Regiment, served as Artillery Gunner and Primary Marksman Instructor.
David bahl
David bahl
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

Served honorably in the United States Submarine force for 23 years. Retired as a senior Chief Machinist Mate, Submarines.
David Gustafson
David Gustafson
Class of 1967
Army Reserves, 22 Years

I served 22 years in the Army Reserves from late 1971 to 1992 in the 85th Division (Training). For our 2 week Summer Camp we would partner with the regular Army and train young men that were going thru Basic Training.
Dean R Augustine
Dean R Augustine
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

MSgt
Dean R Augustine, USAF, MSgt
Dean R Augustine, USAF, MSgt
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Tuslog Det 37 Ankara Turkey, RickenbackerAFB Oh, FE Warren AFB Wy, Travis AFB Ca, Sheppard AFB Tx, Keesler AFB Ms, Wiesbaden Regional Medical Center Germany, Wilford Hall Medical Center Tx, Eglin AFB Fl.
Deanna Rae Rohrbach Rossow
Deanna Rae Rohrbach Rossow
Class of 1965
Army Reserves, 8 Years

Nurse Corp
Deanna Rohrbach Rossow
Deanna Rohrbach Rossow
Class of 1965
Army Reserves, 8 Years

Army Nurse Corp
Deanna Rohrbach Rossow
Deanna Rohrbach Rossow
Class of 1965
Army Reserves, 8 Years

Army Nurse Corp, Reserves
Denise Teague (Jones)
Denise Teague (Jones)
Class of 1977
Air Force, 22 Years

First tour Texas Nov 79. Last tour Saudi Arabia Oct 2002. Aircraft Fuel Systems and Retired as Superintendent Public
Health.
Don Barnett
Don Barnett
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

Served onboard:
USS FRANK CABLE AS-40
USS TRUETT FF-1095
USS SIMON LAKE AS-33
NAVY RECRUITING DISTRICT NEW ENGLAND
NAVY RECRUITING DISTRICT CHICAGO
NAVY RECRITING COMMAND MILLINGTON TN
RETIRED MAY 2007
Donnie Green
Donnie Green
Class of 1988
Air Force, 9 Years

Whiteman AFB, Minot AFB
Dr. Jerry L. Thomas
Dr. Jerry L. Thomas
Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years

I spent 28 years in the Navy, including four tours of duty in Vietnam, receiving 31 military medals and ribbons. My wife, Suzan, and I retired to San Diego in 1988.
Gary W, Ruffcorn Jr
Gary W, Ruffcorn Jr
Class of 1997
Army, 14 Years

A 1997 graduate of Moline High School I enlisted in the US Army in January of 1999 serving in multiple duty stations across the world as a Motor Transport Operator. I also have 4 deployments as part of my service including the invasion of Iraq in 2003. I now serve as a member of the Iowa National Guard.
Grant  R. Koeller, SSGT,USAF
Grant R. Koeller, SSGT,USAF
Class of 1980
Air Force, 19 Years

USAF Band stationed at Chanute AFB, IL;
Hanscom AFB, MA; Yokota, AB, Tokyo,Japan;
Wright-Patterson AFB,OH
Performed Full Military Honors- President Gerald Ford's Funeral, Recent TDY's to Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, & Guam.
Jason L Salsman
Jason L Salsman
Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 18 Years

Served in The Marines since graduation.
jeff wright
jeff wright
Class of 1987
Navy, 4 Years

Desert storm veteran
Jeffrey W Reed
Jeffrey W Reed
Class of 1988
Army, 22 Years

19D Cav Scout
Jerome Thomas
Jerome Thomas
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF Pararescueman, stationed in Florida (4 times) and Iceland (twice) with temporary duty assignments in Central and South America, Europe, and Southwest Asia. 452 military parachute jumps and 2500+ hours of flying time in helicopters and C-130s. Awarded Bronze Star for ground combat action in Panama during JUST CAUSE. Served 422 days in SWA during DESERT SHIELD, STORM, and WATCH campaigns. Retired MSgt in 1998.
Joe Hawotte
Joe Hawotte
Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years

Military personnel, Jun 60-Jun83 USAF.
John Hemm
John Hemm
Class of 1988
Navy, 6 Years

Servered as a "nuke" on board the USS Abraham Lincoln. Did duty in the Gulf in 1991 and 1993.
John K. Wilson
John K. Wilson
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH
John Mangelsdorf
John Mangelsdorf
Class of 1982
Air Force, 22 Years

Retired
Ken Duhm
Ken Duhm
Class of 1970
Army, 12 Years

USMA 1974 / Active Duty (7 Yrs): Field Artillery (USAREUR-Nurnberg, FRG), Btry AXO/XO / Bn FSO / Special Weapons (nukes) / (Ft Sill, OK) TSO / Fld Arty Board / Reserves (5 Yrs): Arty/Armor/Inf 85th MTC S-2/S-3 Eval / Trp Cdr 3/85th (Tng)
Kenneth R Samuelson
Kenneth R Samuelson
Class of 1949
Navy, 7 Years

OCS USNAVY, 3 years active, 4 reserve. Supply Officer Fasron 102 Norfolk Va.
Kent R. Evans
Kent R. Evans
Class of 1977
Air Force, 8 Years

Security Police stationed at Iraklion Air Station, Crete, Greece, Langley AFB, Va, and Whiteman AFB, Mo

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