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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

Allen Whitney Cpl. Whitney
Allen Whitney Cpl. Whitney
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Field wireman,Radio operator,jeep driver
F-15 HF communications safety Op.
Helo Landing and take off guide
Rifle Expert 2 awards
Embarkation NCO Marine Air Corp Squadron 4, okinawa,Japan.
Com NCO Pohang Pen, South Korea .
Switch communications NCO Base operator
Lineman
Rifle Coach
29 Palms,CA wire platoon NCO Safety NCO
Atrel Hendrson
Atrel Hendrson
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

Retired as a Sergeant Major from the U.S. Army with 32 years of service. Spent a year in Vietnam 1968-1969 as an infantryman with the 1st Cavalry Division.
Bernard J. "Bernie" Brown
Bernard J. "Bernie" Brown
Class of 1967
Army, 6 Years

US Army Patrol Boats Riverine (PBRs) Vietnam
Carl W. Robinson, Jr.
Carl W. Robinson, Jr.
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Traffic Controller
Charles R. Whitney, Jr.
Charles R. Whitney, Jr.
Class of 1972
Navy, 24 Years

Enlisted US Navy, June 1972, retiring in September 1996 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer (AW). Served on various ships and squadrons; USS KITTY HAWK(CV/A 63), USNS WACCAAMAW (TAO 109), USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70), HELANTISUBRON 14, and CARAEWRON 114.
Chris Bisbee
Chris Bisbee
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

Chief Builder. Served with NMCB 40, NMCB 3, NSU State Department (Germany, India, Laos, Thailand, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Poland), NCTC Port Hueneme, 31st SRG, CFA Chinhae, and NMCB 22. Iraq Campaign vet. Retired 2009.
Chuck Goslin
Chuck Goslin
Class of 1968
Army, 5 Years

Served Two Tours In Vietnam
Chuck Peek
Chuck Peek
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

served 2 tours in Vietnam finishing my obligated service at the Naval Training Center in Waukegan, Illinois at the Electronics Technician School.
Dave Butcher
Dave Butcher
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

Enlisted April fools day 1969. Basic at San Diego, CA
Aviation Electrician "A" School Jacksonville, FL.
Transfered to 6th Fleet aboard aircraft carrier USS Wasp CVS 18, V3 Division. Positions included tow tractor driver & plane director. I served as plane director on both the hanger deck and flight deck. I loved working the flight deck. especially at nights when you know a jet is coming in but you can't see it until it hits the deck. what a rush.
Transferd from the Wasp in late "71" when she was decomissioned, To VS24 "Air Anti Submarine
Squadron 24" as a plane captain for S2G Viking Aircraft. Stationed at Quonset Point, RI. The same base where the Wasp was ported and the same place where the USS Intrepid CVS11 was ported. The ship that the squadron was attached to. On both ships we sailed to every port in Europe, the Mediteranian sea, The Artic Circle, and the Carribean. And most ports on the Eastern US.
I really enjoyed my tour and I would have made it a career if it wasn't for all of the negative crap we got whenever someone knew you were in the service. I left as an E4 in March of "73" regretable.
I am proud to say though that both of my sons are makeing a career of it. Josh is a SSGT with the 79th Fighter Squadron at Shaw AFB SC. with 3 tours in the middle East and Travis is a SGT with the 40 Tansportation CO at FT Lewis WA. Travis just finished his tour in the Suni triangle in Iraq.
Don Byrd
Don Byrd
Class of 1960
Navy, 6 Years

Served on the USS O'Bannon DDE450 stationed out of Pearl Harbor.
Dustin Witherspoon
Dustin Witherspoon
Class of 1989
Army Reserves, 8 Years

E5 SGT with MOS as a 91B (Combat Medic) for the 4223rd US Army Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Honorably discharged for years served.
Ian Weeks
Ian Weeks
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Airframes mechanic: CH-53D
Jack Amick
Jack Amick
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

F-4 Radar
B-1B Instruments & Flight Controls
James M. (Jimmi) Gilmore
James M. (Jimmi) Gilmore
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Enlisted June 27th, 67. Boot Camp MCRD San Diego. ITR Camp Pendleton. Parachute Riggers School, Class 744, Lakehurst, New Jersey. Assigned HMS, El Toro. Transferred to HMS-33, MAG-33,3rd MAW MCAS Kaneohe, Hi. in March, 68. Aug. 70 PCSed to HMS-24, New River, North Carolina. Jan. 71, PCSed to HMS-13, MAG-13, !st-MAW, MCAF, Marble Mountain, Rep. of Viet Nam. May, 71, Unit rotated back to "The World", MCAF (Helicopter), Tustin, Calif. Honorably discharged May 21st. 71 with the rank of Sergeant E-5. Married Karen (Absher), on Feb. 5th 1974. Jessikah Marie Gilmore was born on Dec. 17th, 1974. Lindsay Melissa Gilmore was born on July 10th, 1978. My reaction to Jimmie Carter killing the Marines in the desert on their way to rescue the Iranian Hostages was to join the Nebraska Air National Guard in Jan 1981. In March, 1981, became full time civil servant, WG-9. In March, 1983, was assigned to Active Duty, title 32,at the rank of Staff Sergeant, E-6. On Sept. 12, 2001, deployed to Over Seas (Europe) base with 155 ARG to support forces in response to attack on World Trade Center. Retired on Aug. 31st,2002 with the rank of MSgt. E-7. Am enjoying life with Karen who retired in 2011 from Lincoln Public Schools as a Teacher of Gifted children. We have four Grand children, Zan, 14 yrs, Saeje, 11 yrs,(Jessikah). Joaquin, 10 yrs, and James, 6yrs, (Lindsay). Our daughter Lindsay enlisted in the Nebr. Air Guard in
April of 1996, and went to basic after graduation form Lincoln High in Sept. 1996. She is in her 19th year and will soon be promoted to MSgt. E-7.
Jason Fink
Jason Fink
Class of 1998
Air Force, 2 Years

Was an Air Traffic Controller in the United Stated Air Force. I went to basic at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. My tech school was at Keeler AFB, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Then I was stationed here at Offutt.
Jeff Gustafson
Jeff Gustafson
Class of 1997
Navy, 9 Years

Currently serving as a Drill Instructor at the Navy Bootcamp. I am currently a battle stations faciliator at the Navy newest destroyer, USS Trayer. It's the capstone for the recruit's bootcamp experience.
Jerry Wells
Jerry Wells
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted in the AF in December 1966, served four years and discharged in December 1970. Attended East Texas State University, served in the Active AF Reserves at Carswell AFB, Texas until graduation in 1974. After graduation, enrolled in AFROTC at UNO, obtained my commission in May 1976 and entered active duty with the Air Force on September 1976. I retired in August 1992.
Jim Bloom
Jim Bloom
Class of 1967
Army, 4 Years

Spec 4 US Army - Okinawa
Joseph Papke
Joseph Papke
Class of 1963
Army, 4 Years

Chief Warrant Officer, 1967-68, B Troop 7/17 Air Cavalry Sqd., Combat Scout & Lift Pilot, Central Higlands, R.V.N. 1968-70, Hq. Co. 24th Div., Augsburg, West Germany, Company Brigade I.P., 1968/70
kevin brunt
kevin brunt
Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 4 Years

1982 to1986
Larry Clay
Larry Clay
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

Army golf team on Okinawa for 18 months.
Larry M. Mickey
Larry M. Mickey
Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years

HM2 at discharge April '72.
Duty stations - Key West, FL
Camp Pendleton, CA
Dai Loc, Vietnam
Sasebo, Japan

Corpsman with the 1st Mar 1st Div M Co 3rd Squad in Vietnam '69 to '70, lived with the villagers Northeast of Hill 37
Larry Wiley
Larry Wiley
Class of 1963
Navy, 7 Years

Hospital Corpsman
Larry Wiley
Larry Wiley
Class of 1963
Navy, 7 Years

Hospital Corpsman
Leslie L Wells Jr
Leslie L Wells Jr
Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Semper Fi
Lorenz A. Vieth
Lorenz A. Vieth
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Sgt.
Maketa Colbert
Maketa Colbert
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 17 Years

Well, since I'm still in, my years will continue to tick until the good Lord takes me off this Earth. However, he's allowing me the opportunity to venture into new territory, transitioning from an enlistef GySgt to a newly commissiond O-1E! Yikes! Help me to not bring the Gunny back out as a boot Lt.
Maketa Colbert
Maketa Colbert
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 10 Years

Going on my 11th year in the Marine Corps. I am currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan as a Legal Specialist. Been stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC and Marietta, GA. Haven't deployed to OIF or OEF, but did go to Tinian and Saipan in support of OEF.
Melvin Ray Garn
Melvin Ray Garn
Class of 1964
Army, 18 Years

Two tours to Viet Nam, part of Delta Force at one time. Tour of duty in Germany.
Michael J Sheridan
Michael J Sheridan
Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years

Radioman/Crypto. High Speed Key Operator.
CincUsNavEur London England GB 1968-1970
CincLantFleet USS Hermitage LSD-34 1970-1972
Michael John Sheridan
Michael John Sheridan
Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years

Radioman 2nd Class,
1968-1970 NavCommUnit
London

1970-1972 USS Hermitage LSD-34, Radioman for 2nd Marine Beachjumpers unit, Vietnam,
MSG Ivan Bowers
MSG Ivan Bowers
Class of 1978
Army, 25 Years

Initially joined the US Army right out of high school. Got out after my first tour five years later as I wanted to concentrate on my education, earning a BS in Criminal Justice at UNO in 1987. Did some time with the USAR and got out a couple times before going back to active duty, eventually retiring in 2015. Of course, hanging around that long, you get to do a lot of travelling. As an investigator and instructor, have been to/worked in more than half the States at one time or another and about 15 countries. Toss in a couple deployments and the frequent flyer miles can pile up a bit. Was also privileged to meet and work with some of the best people I've ever known. My best to all who've served; making the choice to put this nation and its people ahead of themselves. Despite our "problems" still the best country ever.
Norma Chapman (Drake)
Norma Chapman (Drake)
Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years

Spent 22 yrs in Navy. Retired as a OTMC. 17 yrs overseas
Philip  H. Demson
Philip H. Demson
Class of 2001
Navy, 6 Years

Currently serving in the U.S. Navy, stationed at USSTRATCOM at Offutt AFB, NE.
Randy Bengston
Randy Bengston
Class of 1967
Army, 6 Years

1969 - 1971 Medic
1971 - 1975 Orthotist / prosthotist (made orthopedic braces & artificial limbs)
Robert L. Hohman
Robert L. Hohman
Class of 1958
Air Force, 20+ Years

Commissioned June 1962 in USAF, Entered Pilot Training Jul 1962, graduated from pilot training Aug 1963. Served in the Strategic Air Command and at the Pentagon on the Air Staff. Flew the T-37, T-33, B-52, FB-111 and the KC-135. 1100 hours of combat time in the B-52. Retired in the grade of Colonel, November 1985
Roger Stiles
Roger Stiles
Class of 1973
Navy, 4 Years

1973 - 1975 Radio/Crypto 3rd Class - Chief Fleet Coordinating Group, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand
1975 - 1976 Radioman 3rd Class USS Anchorage San Diego, CA.
Ronald G. Bradley
Ronald G. Bradley
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

United States Marine Corps (retired)
Stuart M. (Stu) Baumann
Stuart M. (Stu) Baumann
Class of 1969
Air Force, 6 Years

I Got my commission through college ROTC 1973. Finished pilot training Jan. 1975. I flew C-130's and T-39's at Wright-Patterson AAFB, Ohio followed by T-39's at Clark AB, Philippines. became a civilian again in Jan. 1980.
Terrell Jackson
Terrell Jackson
Class of 1991
Air Force, 4 Years

I was stationed at Travis Air Force Base, in Northern California. I served 4 years and currently lives in Northern California.

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