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!

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Honored Military Alumni

Charles J. Harnett
Charles J. Harnett
Class of 1959
Marine Corps, 4 Years

U.S. Marine Corps-Corporal-Postal/Admin Clerk

U.S. Coast Guard Reserve-3 years-Yeoman Second Class
Chip Nila
Chip Nila
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Vietnam 1967, 68, 69
Darin Houfek
Darin Houfek
Class of 1994
Army, 19 Years

Currently Active Duty SFC (E-7) stationed at Ft Carson Colorado. 1 tour to Iraq. Retiring 1 Sep 2014. Been real, been fun, but not real fun anymore. Go Packers!
David A. Barker
David A. Barker
Class of 1985
Army, 5 Years

Total 5+ years before knee damage got me out.
Infantry Ft, Benning Harmony Church A-2-2 summer 85
JSA
UNC Honor Guard
1-10th Int Ft. Carson
Just Cause Panama 5-87 Inf. med out.
Reserve before
David Benson
David Benson
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Cavalry Scout, station at Fort Hood, three tours in the middle east Iraq,
David L Huhnerkopf
David L Huhnerkopf
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Served with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam. After active duty, spent 10 years in the Army Reserve, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant (E6).
Denis Penning
Denis Penning
Class of 1987
Navy, 8 Years

Served on the USS KIDD - DDG 993, for 3 yrs(Operation Desert Storm). Served 3 yrs on shore duty in San Francisco. My last two yrs were served onboard the USS Detroit - AOE-4. Obtained the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class as a Boatswains Mate
Edward Craig Whitmarsh
Edward Craig Whitmarsh
Class of 1966
Army, 17 Years

Infantry (Pointman) Vietnam
got out, back in reserves in 81
last 10 yrs full time instructor Region IV NCO
Academy
Forrest Carper
Forrest Carper
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

6 years Army and 25 years Air Force
Frank Kirk
Frank Kirk
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 10 Years

7051
Franklin Kirk
Franklin Kirk
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 10 Years

Rescue
Gary Meyer
Gary Meyer
Class of 1960
Army, 2 Years

artillery
George Rakes
George Rakes
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Vietnam with 3rd 8" Howitzer Battery
Okinawa with 1st Marine Division - Amtrack Battalion
El Toro - Marine Corp Air Station
Gerald L. Black
Gerald L. Black
Class of 1959
Navy, 6 Years

Dental Technician (DT2) Service in San Diego for Basic and Class A school. Stationed at Parris Island Marine Train Base in South Carolina and then at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba until released from active duty.
James W Dulaney
James W Dulaney
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired MSgt (E-7) Crytologic Linguist, Electronic Security Command
Jason Rohmeyer
Jason Rohmeyer
Class of 1987
Navy, 4 Years

Boiler Technician on the USS Jesse L. Brown
Jay Morris
Jay Morris
Class of 1948
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Actvated Reserve in 1949. Duty in Korea form November 1949 to November 1950. At Barstowe Calif. until March of 1951
Jerry Smith
Jerry Smith
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

Gunners Mate Was in Phillipines at ammo dump Vietnam in Mobile Riverine Force 67-68
Jerry Walters
Jerry Walters
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Served Army, Nat'l Guard, and Army Reserve.
24 years service.
John Bell III
John Bell III
Class of 1992
Navy, 2 Years

Worked on the flight deck of aircraft carrier.
John Jacobson
John Jacobson
Class of 1966
Navy, 20 Years

Naval Officer for 20 years. (1970-1990)
Served on DD-840, DD-941, LST-1192, & LPH-2 . Qualified Surface Warfare Officer and Engineering Duty Officer. Deployed to Middle East, Vietnam, South America, and Mediterranean. Taught physics and systems engineering at United States Naval Academy. Chief Design Engineer for T-AGOS-19 class ships.
Joko (Joe) Tasich
Joko (Joe) Tasich
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined right out of School (July 1, 1975) Retired March 31, 1999.
larry zych
larry zych
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

I was drafted in March 1966. I served 23months 1 day and 10hours. But who counted
Mark Larkin
Mark Larkin
Class of 1985
Army, 24 Years

(Ret) CSM
Mark Maldonado
Mark Maldonado
Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years

I served in the Army Security Agency. I was stationed in MA, Thailand, and TX
Michael Burton
Michael Burton
Class of 1975
National Guard, 20+ Years

Desert Storm Vet- BFV Commander
Clerck/photojournalist
Michael Burton
Michael Burton
Class of 1975
National Guard, 20+ Years

Served in Desert Storm/Desert Shield
Michael J. Roehr
Michael J. Roehr
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Operations: Eldorado Canyon, Desert Shield, Storm North, and Provide Comfort. Served 12 consecutive years overseas and retired after 21.5 years.
Michael J. Roehr
Michael J. Roehr
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served at Royal Air Force Bases Fairford and Mildenhall in the United Kingdom from 1982 to 1993. During that period participated in operations: Desert Shield, Storm, provide comfort, and Eldorado Canyon. Jet Engine mechanic on the KC135A,Q,R,EC,WC, and RC Aircraft. Engine Test Cell Operator, Production Section Chief, and Flight line Expeditor. Tours: 12 years consecutive over seas tours that includes forward operating locations at Spain, Azores, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Crete, and Turkey. Retrained in 1999 as Financial Analysist and retired in 2003.
Michael R Peterson
Michael R Peterson
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

SP5 E5 Spent 2.5 years in Germany with &!st Maintenance Battalion, Wheel and Track Mechanic, Generator Repair
Mitchell Ames
Mitchell Ames
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

Served 22 years on Active Duty in the United States Army and now am teaching JROTC in Roebuck, South Carolina. Still Serving the youth of America.
Patrick H Casey
Patrick H Casey
Class of 1956
Marine Corps, 2 Years

US Marine Corps.
Patrick James Mosites
Patrick James Mosites
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Served 26 years AD & Reserves retiring as a Navy Commander in the Civil Engineer Corps or "Seabees". Duty Stations:Diego Garcia,Scotland, San Diego, Great Lakes,Key West & London.Recalled for active Duty for Bosnia and Kosovo.
Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson
Class of 1993
National Guard, 6 Years

Currently being deployed to Afghanistan with the Nevada Army National Guard
Paul Dumler
Paul Dumler
Class of 1990
Navy, 20+ Years

Served 9yrs in the Marine Corps and 11yrs in the Navy. Retired after 20 years. Now I work for SAIC writing technical publications for the Navy.
Philip Sandberg
Philip Sandberg
Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years

he serviced in Vietnam war
richard
richard
Class of 1945
Army, 2 Years

tank corp.
richard  slovek
richard slovek
Class of 1945
Army, 2 Years

tankcor
robert keuchel
robert keuchel
Class of 1942
Air Force, 2 Years

staff sargent
Robert Stevens
Robert Stevens
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Vietnam War Veteran
1st Infantry Division

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Class of 67

William Schiffbauer, class of '67, went on the Vietnam Vets Final Mission to Washington DC on May 1
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Our Omaha South 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 South 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!