Pennfield High School Alumni

Battle Creek, Michigan (MI)

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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

Amanda (Jinks) Elliston
Amanda (Jinks) Elliston
Class of 1998
Army, 3 Years

Parachute Rigger for 11TH QM Co, 82nd Airborne Div.
AIRBORNE!
Bonnie (Herl) Bouey
Bonnie (Herl) Bouey
Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years

Navy Nurse Corps
Brandon M. Case
Brandon M. Case
Class of 2008
Army, 6 Years

Serving from 2010 to present. Currently a Sergeant stationed at Fort Bragg. Formerly stationed in Germany and deployed to Afghanistan for "Operation Enduring Freedom.
Brett Coffman
Brett Coffman
Class of 1992
Army, 17 Years

Chief Warrant Officer Two serving a Network Technicain with the 4th BCT 25th INF Bde stationed at Ft. Richardson Alaska. Currnetly deployed to FOB Salerno Afghanistan.
Brian Deno
Brian Deno
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

I Joined the Air Force in Feb 1986 and haven't looked back since. I've been stationed at:
Luke AFB, AZ
Soesterber AB, The Netherlands
Mountain Home AFB, ID
Osan AB, Republic of South Korea
Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan
BRIAN R. LANKERD
BRIAN R. LANKERD
Class of 1980
Army, 3 Years

ARTILLARY UNIT IN GERMANY& TRAINING UNIT
@FT. DIX, NJ--SUPPLY SGT.
Brian R. Lankerd
Brian R. Lankerd
Class of 1980
Army, 3 Years

Stationed 2 Yrs in Augsburg, Germany in a Field Artillary Unit
Stationed 1 Yr at Ft. Dix, NJ in a training unit as an Supply Sgt.
GOD BLESS all those troops serving our great country at this time. They are the TRUE HEROES!!!
Carl J Blankenburg
Carl J Blankenburg
Class of 1976
Navy, 6 Years

Fire Control Radar Technician Missiles 2nd class (FTM2)
Served aboard two Terrier-Class ships:
Guided Missile cruiser USS Worden CG-18
and the Guided Missile Destroyer USS Faragut DDG-37
Celena Oliver (Weever)
Celena Oliver (Weever)
Class of 1993
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Celena was stationed in 29 Palms, CA and she worked on unmanned spy planes. She served her country proud for 5 years. She now works for a major software company, has a wonderful son and resides on the west coast. Job Well Done. Proud of U
Charles West
Charles West
Class of 1967
Navy, 8 Years

3-1/2 years ships company USS Constellation (CVA-64); 3-1/2 years staff duty CNAP North Island, San Diego, CA. Rate AK (Aviation Storekeeper; Rank E-5, AK2.
Ciara (Farrell) Martinez
Ciara (Farrell) Martinez
Class of 1999
Navy, 7 Years

Great Lakes boot camp/ Great Lakes, IL-6/1999-8/1999
Nuclear Field A School, Electrician's Mate 9/1999-3/2000 (class 9952-M)/ Goose Creek, SC
Nuclear Field Power School 4/2000-10/2000(class 0004)/Goose Creek, SC
Nuclear Protype Training Unit 11/2000-5/2001 (class 0004)/Ballston Spa, NY
USS Enterprise CVN-65, Reactor Electrical division 6/2001-4/2005/Norfolk, VA
Fleet Training Command 5/2005-8/2006/Norfolk, VA
Ciara (Farrell) Martinez
Ciara (Farrell) Martinez
Class of 1999
Navy, 7 Years

Rate/Rank at time of discharge: EM(N)1
Schools:
Naval Training Command Great Lakes, IL 6/99-8/99
EM 'A' school NNPTC Charleston, SC 9/99-3/00
Naval Nuclear Power School NNPTC Charleston, SC 6/00-10/01
Nuclear Protoype Training Unit (NPTU) Ballston Spa, NY 11/01-5/01
Commands:
USS Enterprise CVN-65 Norfolk, VA 6/01-4/05
Fleet Training Command Norfolk 5/01-8/06
Daniel LeBarre
Daniel LeBarre
Class of 1984
Army, 4 Years

Pershing II Nuclear Missle Specialist
Fort Sill, Okla.
Neu-Ulm, Germany
David Deluhery
David Deluhery
Class of 1974
Navy, 4 Years

E5/DP2: Did boot at Great Lakes, A and C school in San Diego, Navy Yard in DC, Pentagon in DC, Son born in 77 at Andrews Air Base.
David Phillips
David Phillips
Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years

1973rd Communications Squadrom
Lackland AFB TX, Fort Monmouth NJ, Maxwell AFB, AL
Derek Quinn
Derek Quinn
Class of 1985
National Guard, 20+ Years

I started my military career on active duty and then went to the Army Reserve. Spent my last 19 years in the National Guard. I retired in 2013 with 28 years.
Dick Stanley
Dick Stanley
Class of 1962
Navy, 6 Years

Served in the Viet Nam era
Don Vire
Don Vire
Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years

Retired as a Colonel after commanding the largest Army Dental Activity during Desert Storm.
Doug Deno
Doug Deno
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Avionics Technician, 1988-1994, VMA 214 Blacksheep 1991-'92
Jacob Paul Shemelia
Jacob Paul Shemelia
Class of 2004
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in Security Forces.
james d. barker
james d. barker
Class of 1969
National Guard, 20+ Years

I served three + years active duty Air Force, then 29+ years in the Michigan Air National Guard here in Battle Creek.
Janetta (Weever) Ellis
Janetta (Weever) Ellis
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Janetta is a former United States Marine and due to an injury received was given an Honorable Discharge. She loved her job of being a Bulk Fuels Specialist. She is married to a Marine who will be retiring next year. She has 2 wonderful boys and currently resides in Maryland.
JOE EDGERTON
JOE EDGERTON
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Had it easy... Went in AF with Bob McAllen. Tech school in fire fighting in Greenvill, MS. Then to Selfridge AFB, Mt.Clemens MI. TDY to Nigara Falls NY. Ended service at Custer AFS, Battle Creek, MI
Joe Edgerton
Joe Edgerton
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Fire Protection Specilast. Crash Rescue (Fire Department) Stationed at Greenville AFB MS, Selfridge AFB Michigan, Custer AFS Michigan.
Jon Slingerlend
Jon Slingerlend
Class of 1986
Army, 3 Years

US Army Intelligence
US Army Veteran - DESERT SHIELD / DESERT STORM (24th Infantry Div. - Ft. Stewart, GA)
Kim R. Long
Kim R. Long
Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years

20 years with the Navy Seabees building overseas.
Kyle Williams
Kyle Williams
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 1 Years

2847/8641
Pamela "Page" Roland
Pamela "Page" Roland
Class of 1980
Air Force, 6 Years

Pamela was an Air Force medic, then became a RN and is now a family nurse practitioner with her own pediatric practice.
Paul R. McGinnis
Paul R. McGinnis
Class of 1961
Army, 4 Years

Served with Artillery units
Ralph Loser
Ralph Loser
Class of 1975
Coast Guard, 22 Years

CWO2 Communications. Served California, Alaska, Maine, Italy, Ohio,Minnesota and New Jersey
Richard "Dick" Carl White
Richard "Dick" Carl White
Class of 1966
Coast Guard, 9 Years

Enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1966. Did 3 tours in Viet Nam and came home. Reenlisted and was stationed in Sault Ste. Marie, MI where he was killed by a drunk driver in June 1975.
Robert Leiter (Tony)
Robert Leiter (Tony)
Class of 2003
Army, 3 Years

Currently stationed in Ft Campbell, KY. Training for his future deployment to Afghanistan.

Pictured here with his grandfather, a retired Soldier himself.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Ron Johnson, Jr.
Class of 1983
Navy, 15 Years

USS Portland LSD-37 (87-89), Little Creek, VA - Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class - Returned to Michigan and joined the Navy Reserves, ACB2 Det213. Recalled for Desert Storm/Shield. Now, Boatswain's Mate 1st Class. Shown with Corpsman friend.
Sam Gorton
Sam Gorton
Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Marine Corp Band and Drum and Bugle Corp.
Scott G. Nelson
Scott G. Nelson
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Years of service: 1966-1970
Stephen Craig Cantrell
Stephen Craig Cantrell
Class of 1973
Army, 18 Years

101st Airborne, 4 years, 1st Division, 3 years, Iraq PGulf 1, Korea, 6 years Michigan National guard 2071st Medical Clearning Company
Thomas Remaley
Thomas Remaley
Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years

Started with 3 years in the Navy then 17 Army. Retired in Dec 92 and am now in my 15th year as a police officer.
Thomas Remaley
Thomas Remaley
Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years

Three years Navy 17 years Army. Retired in 1992 and an in year 15 as a police officer.
Thomas Remaley
Thomas Remaley
Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years

Three years Navy then 17 years Army.

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Class of '66

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New Book by Pennfield Alum

US Army Major Alex Corbin, class of 1990, recently published a book titled, The History of Camp Tracy: Japanese WWII POW...
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Our Pennfield 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 Pennfield High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Battle Creek are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!