Recent Members

Debra Gollwitzer 1970
Gary Scherf 1967
John Rigas 1977
Julie Leger 1990
Linda Elder 1949
Ron Allen 1965
Steven Schulz 1967
William Toliver 1998

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!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Oak Park River Forest High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Huskies lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Alex Plechash
Alex Plechash
Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Fighter pilot
Andre M Zina
Andre M Zina
Class of 1983
Army, 2 Years

Army Infantry
Bob Gleason
Bob Gleason
Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years

1967-1971, Basic Great Lakes, "A" School Norfolk, 2 yrs NSD Yokosuka Communications, 1 yr Oriskany (CV-34), 9 mos staff COMCARDIV7 RADM James Ramage
Bob Kretshmer
Bob Kretshmer
Class of 1956
Army, 2 Years

Leonard Wood & Korea. Korea was better.
Bruce Brown
Bruce Brown
Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years

29 Years Army, SE Asia, SW Asia, Africa
Donald Schilke
Donald Schilke
Class of 1948
Navy, 11 Years

USNR,USN,USMC,USMCR
Aircrewman, Bombardier, Korea 1950-51, VS-21. Radar, MACS-21
Frank W. Gresik
Frank W. Gresik
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Served in 82nd Airborne as well as serving in Iraq and Afghanistan
Gary Scherf
Gary Scherf
Class of 1967
Air Force, 5 Years

USAFSS
George M. Papageorgiou
George M. Papageorgiou
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Communications Officer - 8th Comm Bn
FCT Leader-4th ANGLICO
Airborne
James Hess
James Hess
Class of 1962
Coast Guard, 5 Years

Flight engineer on C 130 search/rescue aircraft. Elizabeth City, NC.
John Trout
John Trout
Class of 1968
Air Force, 16 Years

Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Squadron Commander, Aide-de-Camp, Weapons Director on AWACS and Major Force Planner.
karl moess
karl moess
Class of 1973
Army, 42 Years

it was there And I did it
Katherine Ponton
Katherine Ponton
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF commissioned officer, medical professional (CRNA) served in Iraq, Oman, the PI, Korea and numerous stateside assignments.
Marc Oles
Marc Oles
Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years

Commissioned officer US Army Infantry.
Currently on 4th tour Iraq/Afghanistan.
MICHAEL LOMBARDI
MICHAEL LOMBARDI
Class of 1976
Army, 6 Years

US ARMY CREW CHIEF AND DOOR GUNNER UH-1 HUEY
RICHARD L DORNFELD
RICHARD L DORNFELD
Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years

US NAVY 4 YR, US ARMY RESERVE 16 YR
Ron Schechtman
Ron Schechtman
Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years

Two years in Southenr Japan 1961 - 1963 serving in the Army Security Agency.
Tom Gibson
Tom Gibson
Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years

Aircrew
Tom Gibson
Tom Gibson
Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy Aircrew

Classmates Spotlight

Oak Park River Forest High School Classmates

Carolyn Kramer
Class of '64

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

Read and submit stories about our classmates from Oak Park River Forest High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Huskies.

School News

MILITARY ALUMNI

PLEASE ADD TERRENCE T. HAGEN, U.S. NAVY 1956-1960.
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Our Oak Park River Forest 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 Oak Park River Forest High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Oak Park are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!