South Milwaukee High School Alumni

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WI)

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

Andrew McCarrier
Andrew McCarrier
Class of 2000
Navy, 4 Years

Navy SEAL Team
Bradley Smith
Bradley Smith
Class of 1981
Navy, 13 Years

Naval aviation ordnance. Served onboard the U.S.S. Enterprise CVN-65, NAS Miramar, Attack Squadron-95, U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln CNN-72 NAWS China Lake
Brian Blavat
Brian Blavat
Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Weather Service in the USAF. Served at:
Bunker Hill AFB Indiana, Air Force Academy Colorado, Travis AFB California, Nha Trang AFB Viet Nam, Cam Ranh Bay AFB, Viet Nam, Volk Field, WI
Bryan Tougas
Bryan Tougas
Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 5 Years

2007-2012
Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran
Charles Jacobs
Charles Jacobs
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

Lieutenant Jacobs served in Vietnam as a forward observer. and then as liason officer at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs.
Christopher D. Thomas Sr.
Christopher D. Thomas Sr.
Class of 1989
Army, 18 Years

Served four years of honorable service as a U.S. Marine and 14 with the U.S. Army. Tours include, 2 tours in Iraq, 2 in Japan and 3 in Korea. Numorous awards and decorations.
CHRISTOPHER DUANE THOMAS
CHRISTOPHER DUANE THOMAS
Class of 1989
Army, 18 Years

Served with honor in the UNITED STATES MARINES AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY Field Artillery Branch. Served as an instuctor with numerous oversea duty assignments with two combat tours. Earned his bachelors degree in political science while in the service of his country.
Dale E Holtz
Dale E Holtz
Class of 1974
Army, 20 Years

Served with 3d Inf Regiment (The Old Guard), the Army's Official Ceremonial Unit and Escort to the President. Then went Signal Corp for the remainder of my career. Retired from Ft Huachuca AZ in 1994.
Dan Gruenewald
Dan Gruenewald
Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Navy Seabee Builder Senior Chief Petty Officer
David Checky
David Checky
Class of 1980
Army, 2 Years

1982 - 84. Signal Corps
David Long
David Long
Class of 1967
Navy, 2 Years

1968 in Vietnam as a fire control technician, 1969 in the Mediterranean sea
Don Slayton
Don Slayton
Class of 1990
Air Force, 17 Years

Noncommisioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC), Seventh Air Force Protocol. Traveled around the world defending the freedom that most Americans take for granted.
Donald Breest
Donald Breest
Class of 1987
Army, 8 Years

Multi Channel Systems Communications
Donald Mildebrandt
Donald Mildebrandt
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Traffic Control 1974-78
Eric Adcock
Eric Adcock
Class of 1999
Army, 5 Years

91B Wheel Vehicle Mechanic
Ethel Luebbe
Ethel Luebbe
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

Chief Petty Officer, US Navy retired. Joined 1971, 2 tours with Patrol Squardon 30 at NAS Patuxent River Marland and NAS Jacksonville Florida. USNR 1978-1980. Recalled to Active Duty as Naval Reserve Recruiter, Retired December 31, 1999.
Gary Lisowski
Gary Lisowski
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Avionics Technician on F111 and C130 aircraft.
Heidi (Karl) Huenink
Heidi (Karl) Huenink
Class of 1977
Army, 3 Years

Ft. Riley 1st Infantry Division Band, 1983-1986.
Helmut (Bob) Klick
Helmut (Bob) Klick
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Military Policeman, Investigator, Drug Suppression, Instructor, Physical Security Specialist. Italy, Germany, USA, Korea.
Helmut (Bob) Klick
Helmut (Bob) Klick
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Military Policeman, Investigator, Covert Drug Operations (DSOC) Drug Suppression Operations Center, Instructor MP School Ft McClellan, Al.. Retired while the "gettin" was good.
Irma Galaviz
Irma Galaviz
Class of 1981
Navy Reserves, 12 Years

Hospital Corpsman E5
Desert Storm (Active Duty '90)
Jack May
Jack May
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

4 years in USMC and 16 years in the Army as an Mp and a Recruiter
Jeffrey Hendryx
Jeffrey Hendryx
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

Finished career at Ft Irwin Ca as a Platoon Sergeant with 11th ACR OPFOR NTC
Jennifer Moore
Jennifer Moore
Class of 1992
National Guard, 16 Years

MSgt AGR in the Air National Guard at Volk Field CRTC, Camp Douglas WI.
Jerry carter
Jerry carter
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

SGT E-5 PLATOON LEADER / TANK COMMANDER 3RD ARMOUR DIV.
Jim Czarnecki
Jim Czarnecki
Class of 1983
Army, 12 Years

Served with the 82nd Air Borne Division, Special Operations, 5th Signal Command in Germany, and the US Recruiting Command.
Jim Hughes
Jim Hughes
Class of 1982
Army, 10 Years

US Army active duty for 8 years, army reserve 2 years
John Glover
John Glover
Class of 1962
Navy, 6 Years

1963 to 1969. 5 years on the USS Oriskany CVA-34. 3 Cruises to the Tonkin Gulf.
Johnathon Hagen
Johnathon Hagen
Class of 2007
Army, 6 Years

88M truck driver
Kathleen Gilgenbach Bernaden
Kathleen Gilgenbach Bernaden
Class of 1974
Army, 6 Years

Nurse
Kelly Warshany
Kelly Warshany
Class of 1980
Navy, 13 Years

U.S. Navy
Personnelman First Class
Favorite duty station was Iceland 82-83
Major (Ret.) Cheri Lee Rumler
Major (Ret.) Cheri Lee Rumler
Class of 1972
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

Retired From U.s. Army Nurse Corps Reserves
996hd, U.s. Army Nurse Corps Reserves From 1983-2003. Active Duty For Operation Desert Shield/desert Storm 1990-1991. Agr Tour, As Training Officer 1995-1998. Retired At Rank Of Major. • 1983 to 2003 • Garden Grove, Ca
michael nameth
michael nameth
Class of 2006
Army, 4 Years

cavalry scout
Nate Chadwick
Nate Chadwick
Class of 2002
National Guard, 4 Years

enlisted in the wisconsin army national guard in 2004 as a avionics mech.
Nicholas T. Rydeski
Nicholas T. Rydeski
Class of 2005
Army, 8 Years

PV2 United States Army National Guard. Did Basic Training and AIT at Fort Jackson, SC. Current orders: Leaving fall of 2007 for Eygpt for special training.
Patrick Beyer
Patrick Beyer
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Served as an Armor and Engineer officer. Veteran of Operatiosn Iraqi Freedom. Retired in 2008
Paul Gasiorowski
Paul Gasiorowski
Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years

Sonar Technician on U.S.S. McCandless FF1084
PVT First Class Barry S Roseland
PVT First Class Barry S Roseland
Class of 1989
Army, 1 Years

He has gone from Boot Camp Fort Leonard Wood MO, to Fort Sills OK, The Moose is 37, will be training for computerized Cannon Fire.will be back home for 2 weeks in Dec 15-31, in Jan will find the place to stay for 4 yearswith the Army,
Randall Gosh
Randall Gosh
Class of 1976
Air Force, 2 Years

Active duty 1977-1979
Randall Gosh
Randall Gosh
Class of 1976
Air Force Reserves, 18 Years

1980-1997
Retired with 20 years active and reserves

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Class of '69

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