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

Bob C. Hookham
Bob C. Hookham
Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 4 Years

MCRD San Deigo
NAS Memphis
MCAS(H) Futenma Japan
MCAS Cherry Pt NC
Brian Moore
Brian Moore
Class of 1998
Navy, 9 Years

After enlistment, received Commission at Officer Candidate School. Assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 137. Deployed to the Persian Gulf on USS Enterprise.
Charles (Chuck) Carlson
Charles (Chuck) Carlson
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

Drafted in 1969. Served a Total 38 Years, 30 Years Active Duty, retired 2007 as a Chief Warrant Officer Four, Logistics and Property Book Officer. Combat tours in Viet Nam and Iraq. 17 of the last 20 years was assigned to a Army Engineer Bde.
Charles Maris
Charles Maris
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

33yrs as an Army Surgeon; rank COL; current assignment - Deputy Command Surgeon, US Army Human Resources Command - St. Louis.
Charles Maris
Charles Maris
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

33yrs as an Army Surgeon; rank COL; current assignment - Deputy Command Surgeon, US Army Human Resources Command - St. Louis.
Cindy Smith
Cindy Smith
Class of 1986
Air Force, 19 Years

Still serving on active duty and looking forward to retiring in the next few months. Looking forward to starting a new career that will keep me closer to home
Cindy Willrich
Cindy Willrich
Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years

Supply - US Air Force
6 Years Edwards AFB, CA
4.5 Years Eielson AFB, AK
10 Years Nellis AFB, NV
2 Deployments ( Saudi Arabia & Kuwait)
Dale G. Trowbridge
Dale G. Trowbridge
Class of 1959
Navy, 4 Years

!961-1965 Navy Corpman in Philline Ilsand
David Tess
David Tess
Class of 1998
Air Force, 3 Years

Operations engineer for 452 Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB, CA. Flight test of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Douglas Wolff
Douglas Wolff
Class of 1985
Air Force, 17 Years

Joined the Reserves in 1987 in CO. Transfered to March ARB, CA in 1990. Served in Op DESERT SHIELD/STORM. Transfered back to CO in 2000 (Op IRAQI FREEDOM). Retired in 2004 due to a back injury fighting forest fires in Idaho.
Dwight Davison
Dwight Davison
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

After graduating from the Naval Academy I served on nuclear submarines for about 10 years. I left active duty while assigned to the Pentagon and stayed in the Naval Reserves until I retired in 1994.
Eleanor Fiser   (Schick)
Eleanor Fiser (Schick)
Class of 1988
Navy, 10 Years

I served on the Uss Simon Lake and USS Holland, also Naval Special Warfare Group 2 in Little Creek Virginia and last NMCB-74 Seabees in Gulfport MS. I have been to Korea, Guam, Scotland and is a shellback.
Galen Richardson
Galen Richardson
Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years

i was trained as a combat medic, but never seen any, other than dodging our own artillary on the DMZ in korea, i was also assigned to a air ambulance company and got to fly in hueys for awhile, acheived the rank of staff sergent and retired in 1992
Gary E. johnson
Gary E. johnson
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Served 1969 to 1975 and 1981 ro 2001. Retired as a Master Sergeant(E-8)
Gary E. Johnson
Gary E. Johnson
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Retired E-8. Served in Vietnam in1970- 71
Gary E. Johnson
Gary E. Johnson
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Served in Vietnam 70-71, 101st Abn Division. Retired as a Master Sergeant/E-8 with 26 years service
Gary Van Hise
Gary Van Hise
Class of 1967
National Guard, 6 Years

Joined the Illinois Army National Guard after graduating from college, stationed at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, IL.
Gerald C. Gerace
Gerald C. Gerace
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served in Japan, Korea, Thailand, Phillipines, Turkey, Germany, Hawaii, Guam, and various other locations. Major Gerace retired from active duty in 1998.
Gregory Schmidt
Gregory Schmidt
Class of 2004
Air Force, 2 Years

I am Stationed at McGuire AFB in NJ. I have been over in Iraq at Balad AB I was there for four and a half months.
Gregory Schmidt
Gregory Schmidt
Class of 2004
Air Force, 3 Years

Serverd At Mcguire AFB NJ And Balad AB Iraq
H. W. Wetzel Jr.  (Corky)
H. W. Wetzel Jr. (Corky)
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Stationed in Erzurum, Turkey 1968 - 1970 Army Engineers
Jack Lower
Jack Lower
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Military life went rather quick. Will retire effective 1 October 2007 and have lined up a Government Service job at Offutt AFB, NE (Omaha) as a contract administrator. Deployments included Iraq, Qatar and Hungary.
James Akey
James Akey
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

After basic training I spent 2 years at Chanute AFB, Rantoul, Illinois attending flight simulation electronics school and after school I was held over and trained as an instructor at the school (1965-67). My final assignment was at March AFB, Riverside, California where I was as assistant crew chief for the KC-135 flight simulator, I was also a backup technician for the B52 flight simulator. I was stationed at March from 1967-69. Released from active duty in 1969 , served 2 years inactive reserves and received my honorable discharge in 1971.
Jarvis L Brown, Jr (Jay)
Jarvis L Brown, Jr (Jay)
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Began my military career in the US Navy. I served 6 years in the Navy as a trained Nuclear Operator in the Submarine Service. I went to college and joined ROTC and graduated with a commission in the US Air Force. I served 16 years in the USAF and retired in 1996. I am presently a high school science teacher.
Jason Lundgren
Jason Lundgren
Class of 1996
Army, 5 Years

Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 101st Airborne Division based out of Fort Campbell, KY
Jennifer Starc (Patton)
Jennifer Starc (Patton)
Class of 2000
Air Force, 7 Years

3S0X1, personnelist. Joined July 26, 2000. Stationed at Ellsworth AFB, SD and Langley AFB, VA. Deployed for 90 days in 2003 to Diego Garcia, BIOT. Separated in 2007.
Jo Beth Tourigny
Jo Beth Tourigny
Class of 1981
Navy, 13 Years

Three years active duty, assigned to Adak, Alaska and San Diego, California.
10 Years active reserves MIUWU 106, San Diego California.
John "PFC" Pierce
John "PFC" Pierce
Class of 1962
Army, 16 Years

Army: 1962-65
AZ Army National Guard: 1983-93 Desert Storm
John gomez
John gomez
Class of 1978
Air Force, 8 Years

1978-1986, march afb near riverside,ca.,raf midenhall in mildenhall england,hurlburt field afb, ft.walton beach florida.
john Gruben
john Gruben
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Drafted into the Army served from Apr 1970 to Apr 1972, medic/medical supply
Jon JB Wolfe
Jon JB Wolfe
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in Security Police Squadron SAC with tours in Korea, Okinawa, and Riverside Ca, training Security and Patrol K-9 Dogs.
Joseph Guthrie
Joseph Guthrie
Class of 1983
Air Force, 17 Years

Jun 1983 to Dec 1993 then Oct 1999 to May 2006,Desert Storm Vet,Operation Enduring Freedom Vet,Operation Iraqi Freedom Vet,Disabled Vet. Medically retired
karl ortscheid
karl ortscheid
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 8 Years

kaneohe bay hawaii
Kevin Ciganek
Kevin Ciganek
Class of 2002
Navy, 5 Years

Master-At-Arms/Military Police Officer
Kevin Ciganek
Kevin Ciganek
Class of 2002
Navy, 2 Years

Currently still on active duty, military police officer, on deployment with the USS Emory S. Land to the Gulf of Guinea for Humanitarian Aid purposes.
Larry Perkins
Larry Perkins
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Enlisted in 1982 got out of active duty in 1988, joined the Reserve and then Guard am Active duty again. Served 12 months in support of Iraqi Freedom.
Lloyd Bucher
Lloyd Bucher
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

Electrician
Lloyd T. Koritz
Lloyd T. Koritz
Class of 1944
Navy, 2 Years

WW 2 Veteran, Pharmacists 3rd Mate
Maria C. Taylor  (Tilde Quinonez)
Maria C. Taylor (Tilde Quinonez)
Class of 1990
Army, 10 Years

Served all over the world as a Military Interagation Specialist. Loved it!
Mike Hall
Mike Hall
Class of 1974
Navy, 3 Years

Navy cook, stationed on a destroyer tender entire enlistment. Served in the south Pacific, 7th fleet. Nov. 74 - Nov. 77

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Class of '86

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