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

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
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.
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 J. Swift
Richard J. Swift Class of 1966
Army, 4 Years
West Point Cl of 1966. Infantry Captain Service in Vietnam and Germany
Richard P Buckley
Richard P Buckley Class of 1971
Air Force, 7 Years
Military Police Stationed in Charleston S C
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.

Classmates Spotlight

Speedway High School Classmates

Wendy Houghton
Class of '88

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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...
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