Military Alumni

Military 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

Arthur L Gear III
Arthur L Gear III Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years
Vietnam service, summer 1966 to spring 1968. 147th Assault Support Helicopter Company, flight operations mission coordinator.
Bill Mason
Bill Mason Class of 1965
Army, 6 Years
Lt. weapons infantry. Viet nam.
Chuck DeMoss
Chuck DeMoss Class of 1985
Air Force, 10 Years
I worked on weapons systems on the B-52, F-16 and the B-2 Bomber. I spent time in California, North Dakota, Korea, Japan, Guam, Washington and Missouri. I almost went to Spain during Gulf War episode 1.
David "Tom" Meade
David "Tom" Meade Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years
Stationed at Shimya AFS Alaska, Ellsworth AFB South Dakota, Cam Rahn Bay AFS and Tan Son Nhut AFS South Viet Nam
David T. Meade
David T. Meade Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years
USAF Security Police. Stationed at Shemya AFS Alaska, Elsworth AFB South Dakota, Cam Ranh Bay Air Baseand Tan Son Nhut Air Base Vietnam
Donna Bellar Coldiron
Donna Bellar Coldiron Class of 1963
National Guard, 12 Years
I was in Supply and Military Police. I now work for the Indiana National Guard as an Auditor.
Glenda Dennison
Glenda Dennison Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years
I served 8 years active duty Navy then enlisted into the Navy Reserve for 12 years.
Greggory Tenorio
Greggory Tenorio Class of 1986
Army, 7 Years
Operation Desert Storm Veteran
Harley Parks
Harley Parks Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years
Vietnam 1968-69
Jesus Cisneros Jr
Jesus Cisneros Jr Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 7 Years
Still on active duty.
John a. Stratton, Jr.
John a. Stratton, Jr. Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
Retired Field Artillery Officer. Served during Vietnam and Desert Storm.
Lance Whyle
Lance Whyle Class of 1964
Army, 7 Years
Viet Nam 1968-1969
Lynn B. West
Lynn B. West Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years
Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana, Binh Thuy South Vietnam 1970-1971.
Marvin ( Terry ) Eli
Marvin ( Terry ) Eli Class of 1980
Army, 3 Years
Military Police Corps XVIII Airborne 519 Military Police Battalion 209th and 204th Military police Companies Ft Meade MD and Ft Sheridan IL Air Assault School (ft Campbell ky)
Michael J ossell
Michael J ossell Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 9 Years
9 years U S Marine Corps, Crew chief UH-1 helicopters, 14 years U S Naval Reserves, flying in P-3's anti-submarine aircraft radio and teletype operator. Based out of Glenview, IL. Assignments in CA, NV, WA, FL, GA, TN, Guam, Japan, Okinawa, Philippines.
mike peveler
mike peveler Class of 1978
Army, 7 Years
i worked in supply rank 5-5 and served in germany and the gulf war 1990
mitch orange
mitch orange Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years
navy corpsman served with 3rd marine division viet nam 1972
Roddy Mula
Roddy Mula Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
Aircraft Mechanic
steve bowling
steve bowling Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years
usn mobile construction battalion 4 known as sea bees. Job of( heavy builder) on 2 deployments to viet nam 1966-1967, 1967-1968. helped to construct housing, landing strips, buildings such as px da-nang, liberty bridge between hue and da nang, the longest wooden timber bridge built with approach over 1 mile long.. after talking to a business man living in the U.S. the Vietnam friend says the bridge is still in use after almost 50 years.
Wayne Mietzner
Wayne Mietzner Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
Entered U.S. Navy right after graduation. Served three years; 3 months at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, 1year 9 months at Naval Air Facility, Washington, D.C., then 1 year at Naval Air Station, Keflavik, Iceland. Was honorably discharged, and ended up back home working at USS. Got fed up with the mill, andd re-entered the military, joing the U.S. Air Force. Have been assigned to Travis AFB, California, Kadena AB, Okinawa, McConnell AFB, Wichita, Kansas, Bitburg AB, Germany, and Carswell AFB, Fort Worth, Texas. I retired from the U.S.Air Force in July 1988.

Classmates Spotlight

River Forest High School Classmates

Donna Estill
Class of '78

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