Military Alumni

Military 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

Benjamin A Lingenfelter
Benjamin A Lingenfelter Class of 2002
Air Force, 6 Years
I am a Security Forces member in the USAF i plan on staying in 20+ years there is no other job like it. It was one of the best choices of my life.
Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years
MMCS Retired in 2005 after 20 years service on Aircraft Carriers: USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, USS JOHN C. STENNIS, and USS RONALD REAGAN.
Billy Thompson
Billy Thompson Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
Vietnam Veteran 1st Infantry Division 2nd Brigade
Bob Bartlett
Bob Bartlett Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years
Army Aviation
Bruce Shewchuk
Bruce Shewchuk Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
Served in Viet Nam
Bruce Shewchuk
Bruce Shewchuk Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
Served in Vietnam
Bruce Shewchuk
Bruce Shewchuk Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
Served in Viet Nam.
Dan Moravec
Dan Moravec Class of 1957
Army, 2 Years
Tour of duty,Toul France.
Dave Armstrong
Dave Armstrong Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
Lieutenant Colonel currently serving at the National Security Agency; has served in Turkey, Haiti, Republic of Korea, Germany, Kosovo, and Macedonia; Iraq next.
David Ackerman
David Ackerman Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years
Vietnam & Thailand 1970-1971; Air Nat'l Guard 1973-1980
David Ackerman
David Ackerman Class of 1969
Air Force, 10 Years
Vietnam, '71 - '72
Eileen Mary Mahoney
Eileen Mary Mahoney Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years
Served four years in the Army Reserves and 16 years Active Duty in the U.S. Army. It was a pleasure to care for soldiers and their families, as well as retired soldiers.
Frank Laraia
Frank Laraia Class of 1985
Army, 9 Years
101st, 5th, 10th group
Gary Kirkwood
Gary Kirkwood Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years
Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd. Class
James Tharp
James Tharp Class of 1957
Army, 2 Years
Worked in the Motor Poll of an Artillary Batallion at Ft Carson Colorado
Jason Ortega
Jason Ortega Class of 2004
Army, 3 Years
Spcl Jason Ortega is part of the 324th Psych Op Unit out of Denver, CO and is currently deployed to Iraq. Jason is a satellite communications specialist.
Army, 2 Years
John Alden
John Alden Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years
I am a veteran of operation DESERT STORM, IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. I will be retiring in a couple more years. I have done and seen more than I could have dreamed of in High School. I will miss it.
LTJG Peter C. Wengel
LTJG Peter C. Wengel Class of 1997
Navy, 6 Years
Naval Officer
Mark Maloney
Mark Maloney Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served as an Infantry Officer and a Logistics Officer from 1982-2005. Stationed in Virginia, North Carolina, and California with overseas tours of duty Norway, Lebanon, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Classmates Spotlight

Downers Grove North High School Classmates

David Grilli
Class of '87

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