Speedway High School Alumni

Speedway, Indiana (IN)

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!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Speedway High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Sparkplugs lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Art Higbie
Art Higbie
Class of 1938
Air Force, 4 Years

Served 1942 - 1946, 18th Fighter Squadron, Alaska. ArtHigbie@aol.com
Christopher Huller
Christopher Huller
Class of 1993
Air Force, 14 Years

6 More years to go
Craig LaForte
Craig LaForte
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Navy
Craig LaForte
Craig LaForte
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Navy
David Curtis
David Curtis
Class of 1960
Army, 2 Years

1963-1965 538 Combat Engineers, Korat, Thailand. SP4E4
Dennis Hammer
Dennis Hammer
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Served 5 years oif active duty after graduating from Purdue ROTC program. Then spent 21 years in the IN National Guard before retiring in 1996.
Don Kutch
Don Kutch
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

Counterintelligence Agent
Don Kutch
Don Kutch
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

Served as a Counterintelligence Agent (MOS 97B) in Europe.
Earle Taylor
Earle Taylor
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served at:
MCB Camp Lejeune
US Embassy, Bogata Columbia
MCB Camp Pendleton
Camp Butler, Okinawa Japan
Camp Futenma, Okinawa Japan
Marine Barracks, Guam
Desert Storm/Shield
Lisa Jo Spencer
Lisa Jo Spencer
Class of 1981
Air Force, 11 Years

Served as a Judge Advocate -- active duty 5 years and reserves 6 years
Mardis Coers
Mardis Coers
Class of 1962
Navy, 7 Years

U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Class of 1966
Completed jet flight training May 1968
Flew the F-8 Crusader and TA-4F Skyhawk
Marine Sgt. John Rankel
Marine Sgt. John Rankel
Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 4 Years

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. John K. Rankel, 23, of Speedway, Ind., died June 7 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif
Master Chief Joe Croney
Master Chief Joe Croney
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

USS Anchorage LSD-36
USS Denver LPD-9
USS Okinawa LPH-3
USS Fanning FF-1076
EASTPAC Mobile Training Team
Afloat Training Group
Master Training Specialist
Master Chief of the Command
Michael A. Mead
Michael A. Mead
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 4 Years

participated in Operation Desert Shield/Storm 1990-1991.
Michael Smither
Michael Smither
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

Aircraft mechnic
Patrick McCain
Patrick McCain
Class of 1974
Air Force, 5 Years

US Air Force Inventory Management, Telecom, Satellite Communications, Computer Technology.
stationed in Shreveport, Louisiana and Anchorage, Alaska
Randy Snyder
Randy Snyder
Class of 1981
Navy, 4 Years

AME 3
Egress and Environmental Structural Mechanic F-4 J &S and F-14 Fighter Jets
Richard Buckley
Richard Buckley
Class of 1971
Air Force, 6 Years

I was stationed in San Antonio, TX, Charleston SC, and Terre Haute In
Richard P Buckley
Richard P Buckley
Class of 1971
Air Force, 7 Years

Military Police
Stationed in Charleston S C
Richard Simon
Richard Simon
Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF Loadmaster, Flew on C123K, C130A, C130B, C130E ans C130H models. Served in Operation Desert Storm.
Ron Nelson
Ron Nelson
Class of 1967
Army Reserves, 6 Years

Left as a E-5 Sergeant working in the Motor Pool.
Rosemary (Clifton now) Strouse
Rosemary (Clifton now) Strouse
Class of 1959
Navy, 2 Years

As a junior officer, I served in the Washington (DC) Navy Yard at NAVCOSSACT, teaching officers to program computers.
Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson
Class of 1977
Army, 4 Years

US Army Combat Engineer Ft. Greely AK , Ft. Hood TX 1980 -1984

Classmates Spotlight

Speedway High School Classmates

Lisa Stumpf
Class of '85

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

Read and submit stories about our classmates from Speedway High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Sparkplugs.

School News

In memory of Marine Sgt. John Rankel Class of 2005

It is wih a heavy heart, I am writing to tell you I have the honor of Assembling Book of Condolences for Marine Sgt. Joh...
Read More »

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