Montague High School Alumni

Montague, 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 Potter
Alan Potter
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Served 26 years, 25 with the United States Army Field Band, Washington DC. as trombonist in the Concert Band. This is the Army's official touring band and as such we were on the road roughly 4 months each year and performing over 300 concerts in all 50 states and countries around the world. Highlights were concert tours of Europe during WW II remembrances, India, Japan and Korea. Retired MSG in August of 2000
Alan Potter
Alan Potter
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

26 years, all but one year with the US Army Field Band of Washington DC. This was the premiere touring band of the US Army
Alison Rae  Blamer Buchanan
Alison Rae Blamer Buchanan
Class of 1977
Air Force, 4 Years

Went into the AirForce in 78 =82. Met my husband of over 28 yrs at Little Rock A.F.B. I had a lot of fun while single and in.Learned that you could date, break up and still be good friends.Nothing like High School! I still communicate w/ them. Some are wealthy and some are famous. Not sure what happened to me. Oh yea, I have my 3 great kids w/5 count them 5 grand kids. I have had a lot of experiences that I would never take back. Learn from your life, then wake up to do it again.
Bob Erdman
Bob Erdman
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Spent quite a bit of time in the Far East, Wonderful Times
Bob O'Connell
Bob O'Connell
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Logistics
Bradley James Hall
Bradley James Hall
Class of 2012
Air Force, 1 Years

Vehicle Maintenance Specialist
Cheyney Rushing
Cheyney Rushing
Class of 1987
Army, 8 Years

Ft. Leonard Wood, Fort Lee, Germany, Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Clint Clark
Clint Clark
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Artillery and Communications
David Kroll
David Kroll
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Almost 23 yrs, loved it all!
David Kroll
David Kroll
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired CMSgt after almost 23 yrs...love it!!!!
David Strayer
David Strayer
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

Served my time in Texas, Illinois and Alaska. 1971-1975
Alaska was nice except - minus 75 temps in winter. I enjoyed my time in the Military.
Dennis (Todd) Wilson
Dennis (Todd) Wilson
Class of 1988
Army, 17 Years

Has served in the army for 17+ years as an Apache Helicopter Mechanic. Currently stationed in Germany but is deployed to Iraq on his 4th tour.
Jack Ramthun
Jack Ramthun
Class of 2005
Army, 2 Years

Sapper with the 510th Sapper Company, 20th Engineering Battalion. Currently serving in Iraq in support of Operation Iraq Freedom
Jeffery Mikkelsen
Jeffery Mikkelsen
Class of 1991
Air Force, 18 Years

Now, Nov.5, 2011, Jeff is currently on his 6th deployment in 9 years. He is currently in Afghanistan. Jeff's home base is at Yakota Air Force Base in Fussa, Japan. He will remain at that base until his retirement in 2015. He is currently a Tec. Sgt. He is married to Fretchie and has 2 young sons, Ryu age 3 and Kijoo age 4 months. Hopefully, Jeff will be back in Japan, with his family by mid January, 2012. What he is actually doing in Afghanistan is classified and top secret.
Jerry Pawlowski
Jerry Pawlowski
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in Texas, Illinois and Guam.
Law Enforcement Specialist
Jim Goodrich
Jim Goodrich
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Spent 17 years in aircraft maintenence working the KC-135 and B-1B Bomber. Retired in 2004 as a first sergeant. Served a total of 27 1/2 years. Retired to Rapid City, South Dakota. Currently runs a homeless veterans program housing over 35 veterans
Julie Dean
Julie Dean
Class of 1998
Air Force, 1 Years

Julie is currently a 2nd Lt in San Antonio, TX attending a 10-month Navigator Training School. She will earn her wings and become part of a flight crew in Feb and then move on to her gaining base.
Kevin R. Jones
Kevin R. Jones
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired August 2009 with 30 Years Service. Served on Active Duty and Reserve Status. Served in many countries and enjoyed serving. Retired at Pope AFB, NC
Khristopher Hall
Khristopher Hall
Class of 2005
Air Force, 2 Years

Khris is currently serving in North Dakota.
Mark Larsen
Mark Larsen
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Military Police, First Sergeant
Michael Sayers
Michael Sayers
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

US Army E-7/SFC 19K40A8
Tanker
Micheal Sayers
Micheal Sayers
Class of 1983
Army, 21 Years

Retired E7/Sergeant First Class, US Army Tanker
Rachael Hodits
Rachael Hodits
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 4 Years

MAGTF Planning Specialist
Richard Erdman
Richard Erdman
Class of 1988
Air Force, 7 Years

USAF BMF
Richard Huibregtse
Richard Huibregtse
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Presently Assigned to Nellis AFB, Las Vegas Nv.
Retiring July 08.
Ricky Hall
Ricky Hall
Class of 1996
Army, 13 Years

Fort Campbell,KY
Ronald LaPlante
Ronald LaPlante
Class of 1994
Army, 20+ Years

Cavalry Scout (19D). Been all over the world, to include 3 deployments to Iraq that added up to 39 months of combat operations. If I could go back, knowing what I know now... I wouldn't change a thing.
Ryan Ingalls
Ryan Ingalls
Class of 1985
Navy, 6 Years

RTC Medical, Great Lakes, ILL 1985-87
MLT school, San Antonio, TX 1987-88
Naval Hospital, Bremerton, WA 1988-1990
Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA 1990-91
Scott Rutzen
Scott Rutzen
Class of 1982
Navy, 9 Years

Navy Submarine Radioman Got out in 91 to be a single father to my son James. I was stationed on both coasts and spent time in Scotland.
Shaun Morse
Shaun Morse
Class of 1989
Navy, 20+ Years

Retiring June 2009.
Shaun Morse
Shaun Morse
Class of 1989
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy Firecontrolman (worked on weapon guidance systems).
Stationed:
USS Willamette (AO-180) March 1991-December 1995
USS Carney (DDG-64) January 1996-June 1998
NRD Pittsburgh July 1998 - September 2001
USS Chosin (CG-65) October 2001-February 2005
Afloat Training Group Middle Pacific May 2005-June 2009
Thomas Kovach
Thomas Kovach
Class of 1961
Army, 9 Years

Graduated United States Military Academy, West Point NY in 1965. Commissioned 2LT. Served 15 months in Germany with 8th Inf Div - initially as platoon ldr in Airborne Brigade, then as staff officer at Div HQ. Promoted to 1LT. Served one-year tour in Vietnam as advisor to ARVN Rangers. Promoted to CPT. Spent one year at Fort Benning GA for infantry officer training. Served second one-year tour in Vietnam - initially as company cmdr in 82nd Airborne Div, then as staff officer at Div HQ of 1st Cavalry Div (Airmobile). Awards include Bronze Star Medal w/3 OLC, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachute Badge, Pathfinder Badge and ARVN Ranger Badge.
Troy Adam DeVries
Troy Adam DeVries
Class of 1989
Air Force, 4 Years

Boot camp: San Antonio, TX (Lackland AFB)
Tech. School: Wichita Falls, TX (Sheppard AFB)
Duty Station: Tacoma, WA (McChord AFB)
Vincent Munson
Vincent Munson
Class of 1988
Air Force, 19 Years

Stationed in Tucson Arizona, South Korea, Colorado Springs Colorado, and Great Falls Montana. Deployed for Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, and the War on Terror
William Joseph Cullen
William Joseph Cullen
Class of 1962
Army, 4 Years

1st Lt. Combat, Vietnam
william o'connell
william o'connell
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

Jet engine mech

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Class of '97

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Alumni Banquet

Annual Banquet--open to all alumni
Saturday, May 29, 2010
At Montague High School
6:00 P.M.
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Our Montague 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 Montague High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Montague are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!