Richwoods High School Alumni

Peoria, Illinois (IL)

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

A. Douglas Spitalny
A. Douglas Spitalny
Class of 1984
Army, 14 Years

Army Surgeon. Got out as a Major.
Stationed at Ft. Benning and Ft. Bragg. Now GS-14 Surgeon at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO
Andy Alcorn
Andy Alcorn
Class of 1984
Army, 8 Years

Left after graduation, serve tour in Korea, tour in Ft McClellan AL, sent to Panama with 61th SOAD (ABN) for Operation Just Cause, finished time at Ft Bragg NC with 35th Signal (ABN)
Bill Churchill
Bill Churchill
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Served in Vietnam (Bien Hoa) in 1968. Presently I'm a proud member of the American Legion Honor Guard (Military Funerals) Post 26 in Davenport, Iowa
Brad Barker
Brad Barker
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Served as a Food Service Specialist and Manager for 20 yrs. Spent 9 yrs in Europe and deployed 4 times. I love my country!!
brett jackson
brett jackson
Class of 1989
Army, 5 Years

carpenter/mason severd in the first gulf war from 1990-1991
brett jackson
brett jackson
Class of 1989
Army, 5 Years

served in the first gulf war (desert shield and desert storm) as a carpenter and mason specialist. Went back in 2011 to the Minnesota National Guard as a refueler
Chris Guariglia
Chris Guariglia
Class of 2001
Army, 8 Years

Combet Medic
christopher curtice
christopher curtice
Class of 1976
Air Force, 17 Years

desert storm vetran
Dale E. Wittmer
Dale E. Wittmer
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

Volunteered in '68, NCO, Ranger School, VietNam, Americal Division, RECON, silver star, bronze stars, purple hearts and still living. I am the guy on the left.
Dale Wittmer
Dale Wittmer
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

OP-Intel NCO School Ft Benning GA
Vietnam Recon E Co 1st52nd198th Americal Division 2 purple hearts, silver star, 2 bronze stars (one for valor) shot through neck by AK47- living to tell about it!
David O. Philips
David O. Philips
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

Was lucky and spent the entire 2 years on active duty in the US. I was a cook for the OCS brigade at Fort Know Ky.
Debbie Shepard Melton
Debbie Shepard Melton
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

I worked in a variety of positions, administrative, supply, base operations and flight management. I worked 20 years with a KC-135E unit and finished with a T-38C unit.
Donatus Kelch
Donatus Kelch
Class of 1963
Navy, 7 Years

Proudly served in Vietnam and others, Mustered out as an E6 computer specialist. The Navy taught me my life's work in "IT" and brought the world into a clear view. Am currently VFW Post Adjutant, Post 3118, Pleasant Hill Mo.
Ed Gott
Ed Gott
Class of 1961
Army, 2 Years

Drafted 1968. Basic Training at Ft. Leonard Wood. No AIT. Spent 5 months at Oakland Army Base. Spent 8 1/2 months at Dong Tam, Vietnam with 9th Infantry Division. Spent 4 months at Ft. Shafter, Hawaii in USARPAC. Spent last 3 1/2 months at Schofield Barracks Hawaii in USARHAW. Returned to civilian life in April, 1970.
Eugene Wallace
Eugene Wallace
Class of 1960
Army, 2 Years

Served 2 years stateside at Fort Sam Houston, TX in the medical corps. Worked in FUSAML - Fourth US Army Medical Lab running medical tests. Also part time at Brooks Army Medical Center. Met my wife Aline while in the service. Now deeply involved with Greater Peoria Honor Flight, which provides free trips to DC for Veterans to visit the memorials built in their honor. Great program - look it up - greaterpeoriahonorflight.org or the national organization honorflight.org.
Fred Osborn
Fred Osborn
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

Electronic Technician in an anti submarine squadron stationed NAS Key West Florida.
GARY   A JACOBS
GARY A JACOBS
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Army Engineering School, Ft. Belvoir, VA; served in Kaiserslautern and Kassel, Germany.
James E. Hoehne
James E. Hoehne
Class of 1967
Navy, 3 Years

Photographers mate 2nd class
Jeffrey L Grant
Jeffrey L Grant
Class of 1976
Army, 12 Years

Stationed in Ft. Richardson, Alaska; Ft. Jackson, South Carolina; Ft. Ord, California; Airborne school at Ft. Benning, Georgia, Bad Tolz, Germany, Vicenza, Italy; Ft. Bragg, North Carolina with the 82ndAirborne
Jerry Leman
Jerry Leman
Class of 1959
Army, 2 Years

Specialist 4th Class. U.S. Army Materials and Mechanic Research in Watertown, Massachusetts

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Lori Gray
Class of '78

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Class of 1971

Oct 14th at Football game..then Oct 15th at 5...Sky Harbor!!!
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Our Richwoods 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 Richwoods High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Peoria are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!