Oshkosh West High School Alumni

Oshkosh, Wisconsin (WI)

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

Adam C Schroeder
Adam C Schroeder
Class of 2003
Air Force, 6 Years

Intelligence
Andrew Gronlund
Andrew Gronlund
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Served 34+ years in the US Army.
Arthur Leible
Arthur Leible
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Signal Corps US Army MAJ
Brian Papenfuss
Brian Papenfuss
Class of 1987
Army, 3 Years

I served in the Army from 1989 - 1992 in Baumholder Germany. I was a member of the 1991 All-Army wrestling team.
Brian Papenfuss
Brian Papenfuss
Class of 1987
National Guard, 9 Years

After 3 years on active duty, I joined the National Guard as part of HHC 2-127 Inf. in Appleton Wisconsin.
Clyde Sweet
Clyde Sweet
Class of 1966
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Aviation Electronics Technician. Stationed in Calif, Fla, Ill, Puerto Rico, Ak, and Al. Retired in Feb 1998 with 30 years service at a rank of CWO3 (ELC)
Daniel Schrock
Daniel Schrock
Class of 1989
Army, 12 Years

I was in the Army from Mar 1991 to Dec 2003. I was an Airborne Infantry Medic, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. Deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Mogadishu and Haiti. Did time in Germany and Korea. Medically Retired, Disabled Veteran.
David Wills
David Wills
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Major
Dennis Kifer
Dennis Kifer
Class of 1983
Navy, 10 Years

served 10 years in the navy as a signalman onboard two ships. I was deployed twice (Unitas and Med cruises). IWhen I got out in 95' I was an SM1 (E-6) First Class Petty Officer.
Douglas Hornburg
Douglas Hornburg
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 10 Years

I served in the Marine Corps from Feb 19, 1991 to Aug 21, 2001. My job was Signals Intelligence Analyst. I was Stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Fort Meade (NSA) in Maryland, and 1st Marine Air Wing in Okinawa, Japan. I was deployed/did time in the: Philippines, South Korea, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Virginia, Hong Kong, Texas, and on the USS Belleau Wood LHA-3 ship.
gino heineman
gino heineman
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Platoon sgt 7212 stinger missile
James Peterson
James Peterson
Class of 1979
Navy, 1 Years

Hospital Corpsman
Janice Sipple Dinerstein
Janice Sipple Dinerstein
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired Lt. Col. USAF Nurse Corp, 20 yrs of Active and Reserve duty. Served stateside and overseas. Recalled for Desert Storm. Had an honorable career.
Janice Sipple Hiers
Janice Sipple Hiers
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20 Years

Retired Lt.Col. USAF Nurse Corp, Active Duty, Reserve & Desert Storm, after 20 years.
Jeremy Alan Galica
Jeremy Alan Galica
Class of 1998
Army, 20+ Years

Army and Army Reserve. 1998 to Present
Jim Morris, USAF, Retired
Jim Morris, USAF, Retired
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF Special Operation Pararescueman (PJ) duties included providing world-wide combat search & rescue behind enemy lines, high altitudes rescue, open ocean & sea rescue, arctic region rescue, jungle rescue mountain rescue, etc...

Military training included Military Freefall Parachutist, Special Forces Combat Diver (SCUBA), USAF Special Operation Aircrew, USAF Ariel Gunner, Special Tactics Commando,, etc...
Jim Retzlaff
Jim Retzlaff
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

I was drafted into the US Army 1966 & 1967. I spent one year in Vietnam from Jun 66 to Jun 67.
Josh Berndt
Josh Berndt
Class of 1998
Army, 7 Years

I have been in for 7 years and am a Staff Sergeant along with that I have served 2 tours over in Iraq with the famous 101st Airborne Division
Keith Allen
Keith Allen
Class of 1978
Navy, 9 Years

USS Fort Snelling
kristen Schnese
kristen Schnese
Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years

Served 4 years active duty Navy as a corpsman 3 years army reserve and 6 years Air Force reserve time both as an EMT/ medic both for a total of 13 years all together. Highest rank achieve tech sergeant E-6
Larry Rothe
Larry Rothe
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

Sgt US Army 1969 -1971
Mark C Goyke
Mark C Goyke
Class of 1972
Navy, 4 Years

As a member of the Navy Ceremonial Guard participated in some of our nation’s most prestigious ceremonies, including Presidential inaugurations and arrival ceremonies for foreign officials at the White House. In addition, the Navy Ceremonial Guard serves as the funeral escort and conducts all services for Navy personnel buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Serving at the pleasure of the President of the United States.
Mitchell Robertson
Mitchell Robertson
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

Staff Sergeant worked on weapons control for F4 fighters.
Patricia Moakler Cebula
Patricia Moakler Cebula
Class of 1972
Army, 6 Years

Stationed stateside and 1 tour in Korea.
Paul Schneider
Paul Schneider
Class of 2002
Navy, 3 Years

Making oxygen for pilots and fixing broken machines.
Peter Allen
Peter Allen
Class of 1962
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

Drafted for Viet Nam War. Served for 23 mths and 21 days. Joined the reserves after that and retired with 27 good years of service. Called to active duty for Bush War I in 1991 for 5mths and again for Bush War II 90 days as a Nurse Anesthetist. Took care of Jessica Dawn Lynch in Germany after she was back from being a POW. As close to a war hero in my career.
Richard J. McHugh
Richard J. McHugh
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Chief Warrant Officer. Served onboard USS NASSAU (LHA 4), Intelligence Center Pacific, Defense Communications Agency/Joint Data Systems Support Activity, Joint Chiefs of Staff, USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), Commander-in-Chief United States Atlantic Fleet.
Sean Rehder
Sean Rehder
Class of 1988
National Guard, 8 Years

Infantry Medic, Charlie Company 2/127 (Oshkosh, Wi)
Stephen H Derber
Stephen H Derber
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Stationed in California, S. Korea, Japan, Guam and Louisiana in the field of Aircraft Electronics. Aircraft: F-4, F-104, C-130, C-141, C-5, B-52 and a mix of others.
Teresa Kuhn
Teresa Kuhn
Class of 2003
Navy, 4 Years

Aviation Ordnanceman Petty Officer 2nd Class Aviation Warfare Specialist

USS Ronald Reagan/ USS Nimitz - Stationed out of San Diego, CA

Two West Pac tours
Thomas Russell Schmude
Thomas Russell Schmude
Class of 1991
Navy, 12 Years

Hospital corpsman 3rd class
Tom Langkau
Tom Langkau
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 4 Years

68-72 including a year in Vietnam.

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Class of '03

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