Senn High School Alumni

Chicago, 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

Barney Lewis
Barney Lewis
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Served as an artilleryman and truck driver. Honorable discharged
Barry Rappoport
Barry Rappoport
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

Served in Korea.
Bob Kell
Bob Kell
Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years

Submarine Service, aboard the USS Kamehameha SSBN 642 Gold Crew.
Derahn Thornton
Derahn Thornton
Class of 1993
Army, 22 Years

Worked in Air Defense, Ordnance Supply, and Intelligence
Ed Halikman
Ed Halikman
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Senior Chief Sonar Technician Surface Warfare, 1st Surface Acoustic Intelligence Specialist.
Felisa Parquet (Maldonado)
Felisa Parquet (Maldonado)
Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years

Completed 24 years of Service, currently working for the Government in San Diego, CA.
FRED J ARCHER
FRED J ARCHER
Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years

USS MONROVIA APA31
ENLISED MM4
TRAVELED EUROPE AND THE CARIBBEAN
Garry Swedlund
Garry Swedlund
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

Served in Vietnam and Desert Storm. Combat Eng in Vietnam and Senior Fire Support Sgt during Desert Storm. Also served as Grunt and Mortar Gunner along with being a Field Artillery Surveyor. Retired in 1997 after 22yrs, 2months and 2 days.
Gary Howard Parker
Gary Howard Parker
Class of 1984
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corpsman, Fleet Marine Service Technician 8404 MOS
George Coneset
George Coneset
Class of 1961
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Serves as Crash Fire Rescueman. Stationes at Beaufort, SC. Honorable dischare as Cpl. in 1965. Returned to Chicago.
George Johannes
George Johannes
Class of 1950
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Sgt. Forward Observer 5th Marines 1st Marine Division
Georgette Bennett
Georgette Bennett
Class of 1972
Army Reserves, 6 Years

Served one tour in the Army Reserves "Weekend
Warriors"
Gordon Hockett
Gordon Hockett
Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 3 Years

I served from '81-'84, in communications. It was an honor.
harry lee boyd jr.
harry lee boyd jr.
Class of 1936
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Died at Saipan. Given the Presidents commendation. Joined the Marines after Graduating fron Northwestern in l941.
John Butterfield
John Butterfield
Class of 1952
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted 1952, shortly after graduation. Retired in 1975 as a LCDR.
Joseph Edward Portnoy
Joseph Edward Portnoy
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Served in Vietnam and Okinawa
Juan Carrillo
Juan Carrillo
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 8 Years

4 years in the United States Marine Corp, and 4 years in the United States Army, served in Operation Desert Storm, served honorably.
marilyn Boyd
marilyn Boyd
Class of 1938
Navy, 4 Years

Mom served in the Waves during WWII. She served in the us, graduated from Hunter College for her training, and she died in l986 in Delaware,Ohio.
Marty Daneman
Marty Daneman
Class of 1943
Army, 3 Years

Ski Trooper with 10th Mountain Division. Awarded Combat Infantry Badge and Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Served in Colo, Texas and Italy.
Nannette Hall
Nannette Hall
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Started out in 1984 as a 207X2 (Printer Systems Operator). New AFSC 1N2X1 (Signals Intelligence Production Specialist.) Retrained in 1996 as a 5J0X1 (Paralegal). Stationed in England, Italy, Japan, Texas Ft Meade, MD,
Washington, D.C, and Iraq.
Ray L. Vardon, Captain, USAF (Retired)
Ray L. Vardon, Captain, USAF (Retired)
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served in: Alaska, Thailand, Kansas, Hawaii, Japan, Colorado, Alabama, Mississippi, California, Guam, England, Washington DC.
Robert (Bobby) Semon
Robert (Bobby) Semon
Class of 1967
Navy, 20 Years

I joined in 1970, retired in 1990, spent most of my time working as a photographer and part time clown, seriously, I have been clowning since I was about 13 yrs old
Robert Arthur Carlson
Robert Arthur Carlson
Class of 1955
Air Force, 20+ Years

During my Military and Civil Service career I served in the Combat Topographer, General and Geodetic Surveyor, Mapping, and in General and Civil Engineering within the Army, Navy, and Air Force. I was born in Chicago having graduated from Pierce Grammar and Senn High Schools in 1952 and 1955. I managed to get four-AAS degrees, one BA degree, one BS degree, and a MA degree. My Military Service was from October 1955 through August 1983. My Civil service, with NAVFAC and COE was from February 1984 through December 2001. I was in two Branches of the Military; Army and Air Force. My Army time was from October 1955 through October 1958 and my Air Force time was from October 1958 to August 1983. During my 46 years of government service I earned the following Military Medals and Ribbons: Meritorious Service, Joint Service Commendation, AF Commendation, AF Good Conduct, Army Good Conduct, Nation Defense, Vietnam Campaign, Armed Forces Expeditionary, Armed Forces Expeditionary, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Air Force Outstanding Unit, Air Force Overseas, Small Arms Marksmanship, NCO Professional Military Education, and Air Force Longevity and the Commanders Civilian Outstanding Service Award.
Robert L Williams
Robert L Williams
Class of 1949
Navy, 5 Years

Seaman
scott doleman
scott doleman
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Started as a cook in Naval Submarine Service, Switched to Army National guard
Scott Fields
Scott Fields
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

Electronic Warfare Systems at Lackland AFB, Keesler AFB, Nellis AFB, RAF Alconbury UK, Tyndall AFB, and Beale AFB. Worked F-100, F-106, F-111, F-4, F-15, F-16, A-10, and U-2 Aircraft.
Sid Fischburg
Sid Fischburg
Class of 1947
Army, 4 Years

Korean Vet Artillery
Terry Douglas
Terry Douglas
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Served over 20 years in the Army. Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Last served as the Inspector General for the 416th Engineer Command in Darien, IL. Served time in Korea, Germany, Kuwait, Somalia and very station in the US.
Vincente Huayamave Castro
Vincente Huayamave Castro
Class of 1975
Army, 3 Years

Corporal, US Army, Stuggart Germany. 1975-1978.
Position: Ground Surveillance Radar Operator.
Proud to have served my country.
Whitney M Bray
Whitney M Bray
Class of 1938
Air Force, 15 Years

My father served in the Candaian Royal Air Force from about 1940 to 1942 and then he transferred to US Army Air Corps. He was a B -17 pilot in the European Thater and spent almost two years in a German POW camp. He died at almost age 92 on Juky 1 2012.

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Darshan Thakkar
Class of '86

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