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
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 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 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 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 Class of 1989
Army, 5 Years carpenter/mason severd in the first gulf war from 1990-1991
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 Class of 2001
Army, 8 Years Combet Medic
christopher curtice Class of 1976
Air Force, 17 Years desert storm vetran
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 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 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 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.
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 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 Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years Electronic Technician in an anti submarine squadron stationed NAS Key West Florida.
James E. Hoehne Class of 1967
Navy, 3 Years Photographers mate 2nd class
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
Joel Simons Class of 1976
Navy, 6 Years NavCamsEastPac, Wahiawa, Hawaii. NSGA Adak, Alaska
Joseph Keel Class of 2003
Army, 6 Years Drove tanks in South Korea then trained new officers in Fort Knox. Came to Peoria with a Reserve Unit to be an IT Specialist
Ken Jaeger Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years Cook/food service supervisor. Served on several types of ships that included a frigate, destroyer, amphibious assult ship and a hydrofoil. Favorite ports: Hong Kong and South Kprea.
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Class of 1971
Oct 14th at Football game..then Oct 15th at 5...Sky Harbor!!!