Mundelein High School Alumni

Mundelein, Illinois (IL)

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Military High School Alumni

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This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Merv Raasch
Merv Raasch
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

I served to years mostly at the Infantry School in Ft. Benning Ga. from Jul 68 - Jul 70. I assisted the cadre instructing officer candidates,non-comissioned officer candidates and the Ranger candidates both at Ft. Benning and Eglin Air Force base in Florida.
Albert J. Dorn
Albert J. Dorn
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF Security Forces
Bill Fleming
Bill Fleming
Class of 1973
Navy, 16 Years

Naval Flight Officer on S-3A/B. Served on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (3 deployments), USS Saratoga (2 deployments). Desert Storm veteran. Instructor at NROTC Illinois Institute of Technology.
Bob aka Mike Sweeney
Bob aka Mike Sweeney
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 2 Years

went into the Corps in 9/65 and in the Nam 2/66. Attached to 7th Marine Recon teams. A couple of Purpule Hearts and 1 Bronze Star. Got out a went to Key West,
Carl L Sorensen
Carl L Sorensen
Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years

Worked in teletype/crypto (like the internet, only slower) Stationed in Montana (briefly) reassigned to Chanute AFB, IL after my father passed away, reassigned to Tan Son Nhut, RVN, and reassigned to Udorn AB, Thailand where I worked with AF intelligence.
Chad Vale
Chad Vale
Class of 1974
Air Force, 2 Years

Aircraft electrician and Jet Engine Mechanic. Medical Retirement
Dan Kalasa
Dan Kalasa
Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years

Retired in 1992
Daniel O'Brien
Daniel O'Brien
Class of 2002
Navy, 6 Years

Left for the Navy December 7th, 2003 for Great Lakes Boot Camp. After that went to "A" school in Pensacola, Florida until October of 2004. Was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia for 3 years and added a year of sea-time while deployed on the USS Cole (DDG 67) USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) and on the USCGC Ventorous. After that went back to Pensacola, Florida for more school and is now stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and is expected to deploy on the USS Russell (DDG 59) in January of 2010. Current end of service date is December of 2011.
esme oshita
esme oshita
Class of 1987
Air Force, 6 Years

officer
Fred Gruber
Fred Gruber
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Korea Special Assignment DMZ, Izmir, Turkey - NATO
Gary Arnold
Gary Arnold
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

Served for 26 years as an officer in the Air Defense Artillery, Communications, and Space Operations. Retired as a Colonel after being stationed in the Pacific and European theaters of operations and finishing as a Command Center Director, NORAD and USNORTHCOM in 2014.
Gary Parker
Gary Parker
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 12 Years

2531/2533 Radio Operator. Vietnam: 1967-69
Gary Parriott
Gary Parriott
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Currently Commanding Officer, USS Philippine Sea (CG 58)
Gary Werner Schnurrpusch
Gary Werner Schnurrpusch
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

Served for 28 years as an active duty Navy Surface Warfare Officer; retired as a Captain.
Assigned to seven ships, including as Commanding Officer of the anti-submarine warfare frigate USS O'CALLAHAN (FF-1051), the guided missile frigate USS GARY (FFG-51), and the Aegis guided missile cruiser USS BUNKER HILL (CG-52), which was homeported in Japan.
Deployed and operated in the Atlantic Ocean/Arctic Circle, the Mediterranean Sea, three deployments to the Persian Gulf, and the Western Pacific Ocean/Korea-China.
Serve three tours in the Pentagon, including on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations and the staff of the Secretary of Defense.
Served another 16 years as a civilian Defense analysis consultant to the Navy Department.
George F. Stephens, Jr.
George F. Stephens, Jr.
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Viet Nam Era Veteran
Sargent E-4
Air Freight Passenger Service
Greg Merriam
Greg Merriam
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

2 yr RA. Enlisted after college graduation. Two years at Ft Clayton in Panama. Never lost a war! Brother, Jeff, was stationed in Viet Nam.
Gregory Merriam
Gregory Merriam
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Basic and advanced infantry training af Fort Dix, NJ. Two years in Panama. Swam in the Pacific and an hour later swam in the Atlantic!
Jacki (Dimiceli) McELvaney
Jacki (Dimiceli) McELvaney
Class of 1986
Air Force, 10 Years

Stationed:
RAF Lakenheath, UK 1990-1992
Fairchild AFB, WA 1992-1994
Travis AFB 1994-2000
Career fields:
Radio Communications
Medical Technician
James A. Bertelson
James A. Bertelson
Class of 1965
Navy, 7 Years

Naval Aviator. Missions off coast of USSR and North Korea. Pacific patrol. Completed 20 years with reserves.
Jan Dennis Fisher
Jan Dennis Fisher
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

547th Engineer Platoon
Ben Hoa, Vietnam
Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson
Class of 2006
Army, 1 Years

Combat medic
John D. Nilson
John D. Nilson
Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years

AMS, (Aviation Machinish Mate Stuctures)
Plane Captain: CH-46D Heliocopters, Stationed HC-3 NAS Imperial Beach,CA & NAS North Island,CA.
Two cruises to Vietnam area:
71'-72' Uss Kilauea AE26, Uss Camden AOE2
72'-73' Uss Flint AE32, Uss Niagra Falls AFS3
Visited: Hong Kong, Japan, Phillipines, Thailand,Guam, Hawaii
Joseph Golding
Joseph Golding
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

I served as a communications officer aboard USS PROVIDENCE (CLG-6) during the Vietnam War and as a logistics officer at Navy HQ London during Desert Storm.
Julie Alm Anderson
Julie Alm Anderson
Class of 1971
Air Force, 3 Years

HPSP program. They paid for 3 years of medical school & I owed 3 years of service. I spent 1 year in Izmir, Turkey & 2 in England. It was a special experience & I am grateful for it for a number of reasons.
Julie Anderson
Julie Anderson
Class of 1971
Air Force, 3 Years

the USAF paid for 3 years of school for me, so I had to pay back 3 years of service. I spent a year in Izmir, Turkey & 2 in England. It was a great experience for me.
Kathy Fahey Hill
Kathy Fahey Hill
Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Clerk, Office manager, litographic speciality
Katie Wetteland
Katie Wetteland
Class of 1997
National Guard, 8 Years

Illinois Air National Guard
Aircraft Engine Mechanc
KC-135
Lee Donlon
Lee Donlon
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Ground Radio electronic tech. Montana, New Mexico, England, Texas, Germany, Oklahoma
Lee Donlon
Lee Donlon
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Radio electronics. Served in Great Falls, Montana; Albuquerque, New Mexico; RAF Chicksands, England; San Antonio, Texas; Ramstein AB, Germany and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Linda Dalgard Ingalls
Linda Dalgard Ingalls
Class of 1973
Army, 3 Years

Postal Clerk
Linda M. Dalgard Ingalls
Linda M. Dalgard Ingalls
Class of 1973
Army, 3 Years

Spent 26 months in Mannheim Germany at Coleman Barracks. Worked in the Military Post Office there. Met my husband there. He died several years ago.
MICHAEL G. DAVIS
MICHAEL G. DAVIS
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 6 Years

I served in iceland for 1 and a half years and the rest of the time in north carolina.

semper fi
MICHAEL G. DAVIS
MICHAEL G. DAVIS
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 5 Years

AVIATION TECH
MICHAEL MASEK
MICHAEL MASEK
Class of 1966
Air Force, 7 Years

1970-1978 as a Metrologist (Precision Measurement and Calibration of Electronic and Physical Test Equipment). Separated in the UK where I continued to work until my retirement in 2004. I now still work in the UK as a USAF contractor at the same lab.
Nick Tangorra
Nick Tangorra
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

1969: Completed basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas.
1969-1970: Completed tech school for Hound Dog missiles at Chanute AFB in Rantoul, Illinois.
1770-1973: As a Sergeant, worked Hound Dog missile maintenance at Grand Forks AFB in Grand Forks, North Dakota, until being discharged.
Philip Vorgias
Philip Vorgias
Class of 1972
Air Force, 3 Years

Maxwell AFB, Alabama OTS
Edwards AFB, California AISR Flight Officer
Ramstein AFB, Germany AISR Maintennance Officer
Richard Ray
Richard Ray
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft maintanence fighter aircraft. F-4 C,D ,&E
F-106. A-7D, A-10, and T-37.
Robert Mullins
Robert Mullins
Class of 1990
Army, 9 Years

Served in California, Kentucky and Germany from 1990-1999
Robert Reidel
Robert Reidel
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Infantry Sergeant, Mortars, Served in Vietnam Dec 67 to Dec 68. Then assigned to Fort Hood Texas
Roger Letto
Roger Letto
Class of 1965
Army, 1 Years

PFC Letto was a medic in the Army. After medic school was sent to the 25th Infantry Division as a medic in Vietnam. His VN tour started Feb 20, 1968. Roger was killed in action in Hua Nghia VN March 14, 1968, when friend artillery fire landed on his company. May God hold Roger in his arms forever.
Submitted by his friend, Bob Reidel

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