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

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Honored Military Alumni

Douglas McLeod
Douglas McLeod
Class of 1978
Navy, 12 Years

Served after High School in Naval Submarine Service
Edward  Wallace
Edward Wallace
Class of 1950
Navy, 4 Years

Korean War; served in Celestial Navigation Dept;
Atomic testing -March 1954;First Hydrogen Bomb Rank QM-2
Ellen McClure
Ellen McClure
Class of 1989
Army, 14 Years

Ellen McClure has served over 14 years of military service since graduating in 1989
Frank Jackson
Frank Jackson
Class of 1971
Air Force, 9 Years

Served in USAF from 1972-1981. Boom Operator from 1972-77, Civil Engr from 77-81. Stationed Japan, Philippines, Guam, Beale, AFB Ca, KI Sawyer AFB, Michigan, Lowry AFB Co
gary l. evans
gary l. evans
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Sgt. 73rd Signal Battalion, II Corps Vietnam, headquartered in Cam Rahn Bay, 5/70-5/71. The 73rd's mission was to provide communication to all of II Corps (south central Vietnam) bases and to handle sensitive communication up to and including Top Secret. I worked in Intelligence and Security (S-2) and was twice decorated (Army Commendation Medal, 2nd w/ Oak Leaf Cluster) for "Meriterious Service". I was also battalion "soldier of the month" in November '70.
Gary Ray
Gary Ray
Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years

Served 6 years in thru US Navy from Sept 1960 thru Sept 1966. Served aboard the USS Enterprise CVAN 65. Cuban missile crisis. Also seved in the ILL. Air Nation guard from 1975 to 1991. Retired with 24 years total service.
Richard Gill
Richard Gill
Class of 1956
Air Force, 6 Years

S/Sgt in Il Air National Guard 1960 activated for the Cuban Missle Crisis. Special Weapons CBR specialist.
Robert J. Griffith
Robert J. Griffith
Class of 1981
Army, 26 Years

Served in the Medical Service Corps--stationed in Germany, Alaska, New York, Georgia and Texas.
Thomas Lee Trolia
Thomas Lee Trolia
Class of 1956
Navy, 4 Years

Great Lakes NTC Boot Camp 140
NAS Kingsville Texas
NATCNO Norman Oklahoma
NAS Norfolk VA
HS-7 aboard USS Valley Forge CVS 45
HS-7 Aboard USS Randolph CVS 15
All on the East Coast from Halifax NS to the Caribbean Islands St Thomas, Puerto Rico, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica
Picked up Col John Glenn USMC from the drink
Picked up Gus Grissom From the drink

Classmates Spotlight

Stephen Decatur High School Classmates

Stuart Langdon
Class of '49

Alumni Stories

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School News

Hilton Homewood Hotel Forsyth, Ill.

Celebration Of Life , For ; Gloria (Meyer) Gray On July 6th, 2013 from 4p.m.-8p.m. in banquet room off the courtyard. Br...
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Our Stephen Decatur 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 Stephen Decatur High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Decatur are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!