Military Alumni

Military 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

Brad Acuncius
Brad Acuncius Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years
`PROVOST MARSHALL INVESTIGATOR- basically the same as a police detective. Wore civilian suits so no one knew our rank or affilliation.
Bryan Ketter
Bryan Ketter Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 4 Years
MCSF Bn. Yorktown Fleet Anti-terrorist Team Pac (FAST Co.)
Dan Pratt
Dan Pratt Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years
Blackhawk Helicopter Mechanic
Eric Hrovat
Eric Hrovat Class of 1990
Navy, 10 Years
US Cryptologic Technician and stationed in Rota, Spain and Misawa, Japan for 7 years before finishing on Active Reserves in Great Lakes, IL.
Eric Hrovat
Eric Hrovat Class of 1990
Navy, 10 Years
Served in Desert Storm, Bosnia and other conflicts while stationed in Rota, Spain and Misawa, Japan as a Cryptologic Technician doing Signals Intelligence.
Gary Harrison
Gary Harrison Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired 1996, Command Master Chief (E-9). Served onboard surface ships USS MIssissippi, USS Truxtun, USS Arkansas, USS Shasta. Living now in Idaho
Jay Vincent Conkey
Jay Vincent Conkey Class of 1999
Navy, 14 Years
Still on Active Duty In San Diego, CA
Joel Koval
Joel Koval Class of 1990
Army, 8 Years
Military Police. Served in the Persian Gulf War, Bosnia, and was stationed out of Germany.
Joleen Darrah Burton
Joleen Darrah Burton Class of 1997
Navy, 11 Years
Currently stationed in Millington, TN
Joleen Darrah Burton
Joleen Darrah Burton Class of 1997
Navy, 10 Years
Joleen is curently stationed in Millington, Tennessee.
Kathy (ketter) Kostos
Kathy (ketter) Kostos Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Russian Linguist
Katie Montgomery (Lester)
Katie Montgomery (Lester) Class of 2005
Navy, 5 Years
Master-At-Arms (Naval Police) 3 years in Kings Bay, GA, PRP Program 18 months in Bahrain (Off coast of Saudi Arabia)
Kent Ketter
Kent Ketter Class of 1984
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Active IL National Guard Inspector General (current) 12 years
Les Grant
Les Grant Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years
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Lewis DeVore
Lewis DeVore Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
In June of 1978 after graduation from Putnam County High School, I entered basic training and never looked back, I thought I would serve for only 4 yrs or so, but little did I know, those four years would bcome a lifetime. I retired on my sons 16th birthday. Last duty assignment was Andrews AFB,MD. I held a couple of Air Force Specialty Codes, 1 being a Heavy Equipment Operator and the other being a Aircraft Fuel Systems Technician. I worked on the F16, F4 and KC135, I served both stateside and overseas, I made lots of new friends, seen great places and have a life time of memories and Pictures. Illinois will always be home, Putnam County High School will always be the greatest school ever.
Luke Torchia
Luke Torchia Class of 1994
Navy, 19 Years
I have been working in the Navy as an Aviation Machinist Mate and I am a Chief Petty Officer for 19 years now.
Matthew Lunger
Matthew Lunger Class of 2005
Army, 1 Years
Airborne Infantry
Michael Ketter
Michael Ketter Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Electronics
Michael Schierer
Michael Schierer Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years
I have been serving since 1987 and am still serving to this day. Currently at Mountain Home AFB, ID
Michael Schierer
Michael Schierer Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years
I just got back from Baghdad, Iraq Jan 17th. It was a great experience, dont believe what you see on TV they like us over there and want us there.

Classmates Spotlight

Putnam County High School Classmates

Tim Cockerill
Class of '83

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