Pioneer High School Alumni

Ann Arbor, Michigan (MI)

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

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Honored Military Alumni

Aaron Werbel
Aaron Werbel
Class of 1984
Navy, 12 Years

Currently a Commander stationed at Headquarters, Marine Corps in Quantico, VA.
Andrew B. Brown
Andrew B. Brown
Class of 1973
Navy, 15 Years

8 years active, 7 years reserves. Retired LCDR. Flew A-6's with VA-34 based at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA. Deployed onboard USS America and USS John F. Kennedy for 4 cruises to the Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and the North Atlantic.
Andrew Janssen
Andrew Janssen
Class of 1975
Navy, 5 Years

USN 1983-'88, stationed in San Diego but sailing the Pacific most days in a Guilded Missile Destroyer, the USS LYNDE MCCORMICK (DDG-8), and then as an instructor & staffer at Naval Training Station, Pacific. Hon Discharge as E-5 in 1988.
Budd E Frye
Budd E Frye
Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 22 Years

Worldwide Service
Charles Kincaid
Charles Kincaid
Class of 1989
Army, 15 Years

Served 9 years in active duty (1991-2000) and joined the Army Reserves in 2001, attended Drill Sergeant School in 2004. Will be promoted to E-8 in Fall 2007.
Dale Richard Leslie
Dale Richard Leslie
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

23 months, 27 days, three hours and five minutes (but who was counting?), Ft. Greely, AK
Damian Stone
Damian Stone
Class of 1992
Army, 10 Years

He is in Iraq now
Dan Schmidt
Dan Schmidt
Class of 1968
Navy, 3 Years

3years aboard the USS CACAPON AO52 a oiler in the US NAVY
Dennis Griffin
Dennis Griffin
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

1983-2003
Desert Shield/ Desert Storm
Donald G. Kleinschmidt
Donald G. Kleinschmidt
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

A successful business man- owner of Jones Insurance- in Milan, Don served proudly in the U.S. Navy. In recent years, he re-organized, built and installed a pictorial memoriam of former Pioneers who died in the service of their country. The moving exhibit appears in the north-south hallway between the office and Nicholas Schreiber Auditorium.
Dylan Goldman
Dylan Goldman
Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 13 Years

Currently A Gunnery Sergeant In the Marine Corps at Kaneohe Bay Hawaii
Edward C. Oxley
Edward C. Oxley
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

Ed and Cheryl Love Oxley live in Tecumseh, MI where he taught and coached high school basketball. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Ed captained the men's track team his senior year, 1969-70. For the physical demands of the U.S. Army Basic Training, he was overly qualified. Ed's father was Charles Oxley who headed the AA Recreation Department.
Flora Herrera
Flora Herrera
Class of 1995
Army, 6 Years

Currently a specialist in the Ypsilanti Armory
George Henry
George Henry
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Seven years active, 25 total active and ready reserve. Navigator, Instructor Navigator, Operational Plans Officer for Air Rescue Service. Flew C-130s, T-29s, and T-43s (B737s). Retired as Lieutenant Colonel
Graham Tyson Leslie
Graham Tyson Leslie
Class of 2000
Navy, 5 Years

Graham was the third consecutive generation of Leslies to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. He was assigned to the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier and during his tour, he sailed the Suez Canal and (in a smaller ship) the Panama Canal. He was honorably discharged in June, 2013 after five years of service to his country.
James Lee Blaylock
James Lee Blaylock
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

Stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam era, as an Army journalist. His wife, Karen, joined him there during his tour.
John Callaway
John Callaway
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

Served 1970-71 at Ft. Knox, KY and Viet Nam. Returned from service to complete degree at EMU and later MBA from UM.
john michael dowding
john michael dowding
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 9 Years

decorated marine corps veteran served on 2 med cruises and 3 west pacs, mustered out in 1988.
Kelley M. Snyder
Kelley M. Snyder
Class of 1977
National Guard, 18 Years

Michigan Army National Guard
Enlisted in 1982
Commissioned in 1990
Retire in 2009
I am proud to serve my country!!
Kelson Smith
Kelson Smith
Class of 1998
Army, 5 Years

Currently serving in WA.

Classmates Spotlight

Pioneer High School Classmates

Barney Smart
Class of '89

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School News

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