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
Carl Schoelkopf Class of 1952
Army, 2 Years A Brief Bio of Carl Schoelkopf My life began near Lenox, Macomb County, Michigan, in 1934. Father was a cattleman, mostly dairy. After graduation from Mt. Clemens High School in 1952, I served in the army until 1955. As a Korean War veteran, the G.I. Bill gave me the opportunity to graduate college at San Diego State. Later I did graduate work at Stanford, Sacramento and Chico State Universities. In my earliest years I liked poetry and read quite a bit, but my work in law enforcement and education kept me too busy to devote much time to writing. Now I work more diligently at it with the encouragement of friends After retiring, I began writing poetry, short stories and other things which please me. I use the name Carlos Sc. Since childhood some of my friends called me Carlos, so I use that name in my writing. The shortened version makes it easier on everyone. My home for the past 44 years has been Shasta County, so I am quite familiar with the area and history of Northern California and Southern Oregon. I enjoy reading it and writing about it. Some of my work is posted there. I am currently studying HTML, so maybe the blog will improve with time. Carl Schoelkopf
Denise Collins Jobe Class of 1979
Navy, 8 Years Joined the navy reserves in 1989 with the Sigonella 0573 unit at Selfridge. Was called up for active duty in September 1990 for Desert Shield. Went to Sicily, Italy. the base there is named Sigonella. I was there until April 1991. I was lucky enough to have worked with my twin sister, Deb Colllins Slayton. She was active duty navy, on a ship the USS Yellowstone which came into the port that I worked at twice. I worked in the fleet mail center, supply, and then the port at Augusta Bay. After Desert Shield/Storm went back to Selfridge and worked in the admin offices. Loved every minute of it, loved my shipmates and teh comaraderie we shared. I now do the Sigonella reunions once a year at Selfridge. Great to get back with the family who got your back during the war. Very good people and relationships formed with everyone understanding everything that you went through.
Denise Collins Jobe Class of 1979
Navy, 8 Years Signed up for the US Navy Reserves in 1989 at Selfridge ANG Base with the NR NAS Sigonella 0573 unit. Called up for acitve duty for Desert Shield/Storm in September 1990 to 1991. Was stationed in Sicily, Italy. Was honorable discharged in 1996. My twin sister, Deb Collins Slayton was also active duty in the Navy. She served on the USS Yellowstone and was also in Desert Shield/Storm. Her ship came into the port I worked at and we got to work together for a weekend. She came home last part or March 1991 and I came home first part of Aoril 1991 and we had our homecoming celebration together. What an honor to have it with my twin sister.
Dennis Farwell Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years I was drafted in Jan. of 1968- Dec. of 1969
gene kruger Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 4 Years I was born & raised in Mt. Clemens & enlisted in the Marine Corps a few months prior to graduation. I left for boot camp a week after graduation. After boot camp & infantry training I went to Memphis, TN for flight school. After training there as a helicopter mechanic I was transferred to a base in NC for transition training into jet engine helicopters. From there my squadron deployed to Viet Nam for an 11 month tour of duty. I was a Crew Chief on the CH-46 helicopter for that tour. Upon returning stateside I was assigned to HMX-1, the presidential squadron, in Quantico, VA. I spent the last 18 months of my enlistment there. When I came home to Mt. Clemens, I worked for Miller Bros Creamery as a retail milkman for a few years. I followed that up with a job driving truck for an electrician in St. Clair Shores. I left that job after a few months to work for the Macomb County Youth Home as a child care worker with delinquent children. Six years later I transferred to the Macomb County Sheriff Dept. I was working the 911 system when I retired in 2001. Shortly after that I moved up north to Hale, MI for about 10 years. Due to health problems that could not be addressed up north, I moved to Capac, MI where I currently reside, enjoying retirement!
Gerald Mullin Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 1 Years Gerald Mullin, class of 1967, He was killed on 6 nov 1968. He was in Quang Nam, South Vietnam, Got two purple hearts.
Gregg Schumaker Class of 1984
Marine Corps, 3 Years Seved with the 24th Marine Expediitionary Unit
James Moore Class of 1981
Army, 12 Years USAF 1985-1988 US Army 1998-2007 Deployed three times to SWA 1. As a tank crewman to Kuwait. 2. As topographic analyst in Dec 2001. 3. To Mosuel Iraq in August of 2005. I am currently working for General Dynamics at Fort Wainwright.
JEFF DORAN Class of 1991
Navy, 15 Years US Navy Chief currently serving at Field Medical Training Battalion, Camp Pendleton, California.
Jeff Doran Class of 1991
Navy, 14 Years US Navy Chief Corpsman serving 12 years with the USMC as an Independent Duty Corpsman / Combat Medic. Currently is an instructor at Field Medical Training Battalion in Camp Pendleton, California.
Jerome A. Whitaker Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years I enlisted in the US Army in 1969, volunteering for the Infantry. I hoped to get into Special Forces, as a medic, like my brother Jim. That didn't happen, but I did get sent to Vietnam in 1970-71. I served with Company B, 1st of the 12th Cavalry Bn, 1st Air Cavalry Division. I served my last year at Fort Riley, Kansas, home of the Buffalo Soldiers. I didn't ride any horses, but I share in their history with pride. I was involved in a firefight in September 1970 that resulted in my Lieutenant and our point man getting killed in action. The incident led to severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after I got out of the Army. Luckily, I was able to receive treatment at the VA Hospital Menlo Park, CA. (Same hospital Ken Kesey worked at when he was a student at Stanford, getting ready to write "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest). Anyway, I got what I needed to get back on track, along with a loving and supporting wife, which led me a long way toward where I am now. I went to college on the GI Bill and graduated from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Physical Therapy. I graduated in 1977 and went on to have a fulfilling career as a private practice physical therapist specializing in Stress Management. My company, Stressbusters Physical Therapy, won several awards and helped a lot of people live happier, healthier lives. I also worked in Convalescent Rehab Centers for 20 years and was fortunate to be in a position to help many seniors regain their ability to walk. My oldest patient was 105 years old and she was discharged home after therapy. I have been blessed in many ways throughout my life. I was an athlete at MCHS and that continues in my life today...(after a total knee replacement and two total hip replacements). I believe my career as a PT was just prepping me for the challenges I face now. Also my military experience, as a second generation service man (my father was a Tuskegee Airman) has served me well, even with the PTSD. I just want to finish by saying MCHS was a classic experience. I was blessed to have my dad stationed at Selfridge AFB, which allowed me to become a Battling Bather.
John (Jack) Krause Class of 1950
Air Force, 20+ Years Commissioned '54 in USAF from west Point. Flew fighters and attack airplanes. 150 combat missions in Sea in A-26 with Special Operations in Laos. Served multiple states, Newfoundland, Alaska, Thailand, Korea and Pentagon. Loved it.
Michael J. Thomas Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years Viet Nam - one year
Michael Perrone Class of 1980
Navy, 15 Years Served 15 years in U.S. Navy as an aircraft mechanic including 4 westpac deployments
Mitchell J Saylon Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years Career Sailor
Paul Marshall Class of 1991
Navy, 17 Years Chief Petty Officer
pauline valenzuela Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years I went into the army in 1977, after no end jobs, stay in for 20 years, love it , travel, made fridens all over, lot of good time, bad times, i do it again.
Robert J. Eastman Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years U.S. Army Field Artillery with duty in Korea, Vietnam, Europe and the South Pacific.
Stephanie Zamudio Class of 2001
Air Force, 7 Years Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman (Jet Engine Mechanic)
Terence Tangen Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 1 Years Terence (Terry) Tangen, was in the class of 1965, He went into the Marines right after Graduating. He was Killed in QAuang Nam, South Vietnam, on june 10 1966. he got one purple Heart.
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