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

Christopher Coleman
Christopher Coleman
Class of 1989
Navy, 20+ Years

Served 20 years inside the Navy, served onboard the USS Ohio, USS Alabama, USS Tucson, Trident Refit Facility Bangor, and Commander Submarine Force (Newport News Shipyard). Achieved the rank of Chief (E-7) prior to retiring.
Debby Kurfiss
Debby Kurfiss
Class of 1970
Army, 5 Years

1970 - 1975
Doug Williams
Doug Williams
Class of 1994
Army, 5 Years

Doug served with fthe amous Ghost Battalion, Delta 2-7 Cavalry,as an Infantry Officer at Fort Hood, Texas from 1999-2004.
Ed Smith
Ed Smith
Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years

Served aboard the USS Lexington ( AVT-16), the USS Moinester (FFT-1097) and the USS Kennedy
( CV-67) Both of the Carriers are retired the LEx is in Corpus Cristy as a Museum and the Kennedy will be a museum soon
Edward H Smith Jr
Edward H Smith Jr
Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Navy Engineer
James Bishop
James Bishop
Class of 1992
Air Force, 8 Years

Active Duty Air Force in Vegas for the time being.
Jeffrey A. Gilmartin
Jeffrey A. Gilmartin
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Served on three ships, lived everywhere overseas from Italy to Diego Garcia, and stationed everywhere from Long Beach California to the White House Communications Agency.
Joel Dollarhide
Joel Dollarhide
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Grenada / Beruit Military Policeman
Jonathon E. Timpe
Jonathon E. Timpe
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

First 4 years active duty in SAC (Strategic Air Command) at Little Ropck Air Force Base AR. Was a Combat Crew Member pulling Strategic Alerts at missile silos across northern Arkansas. Left active duty in 1980 and joined the Ohio Air National Guard as an avionics technician working on A-7D Corsair II. Spent 7 years with the 180th TFG at Toledo Express Airport. Moved to Wisconsin and transferred to the Wisconsin Air National Guard. At that time I worked on the A-10 Thunderbolt II in the 128th TFG. After about 5 years we changed air frames and I worked on F-16C/D Fighting Falcons until my retirement in 2010. All told 34 years service, 4 trips to the Middle East and numerous trips around the US and overseas for training.
Jonathon E. Timpe
Jonathon E. Timpe
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

4 years active duty Air Force in the Strategic Air Command. 7 years in the Ohio Air National Guard 180th Tactical Fighter Group. Moved to Wisconsin and was in the 128th Tactical Fighter Wing which was renamed the 115th Fighter Wing. Finally retired March 2010 with 24 years in the Wisconsin Air National Guard and 34 years in the military as a Master Sergeant. In my career I started as a Missile Facility Technician on a Combat Crew on Titan II ICBMs. In the Air Guard I was an Avionics Technician on the A-7D Corsair II at the 180th. With the 128th I started out as an Avionics Technician on the A-10 Thunderbolt II and retired with the 115th working on the F-16C Fighting Falcon.
Kevin Zeigler
Kevin Zeigler
Class of 1975
Army, 3 Years

Field station Augsburg, Germany
Teletype repair with inscom (ASA)
Larry Danser
Larry Danser
Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served 1962 thru 1966
Lewis Keefer Jr.
Lewis Keefer Jr.
Class of 1999
Army, 6 Years

Keefer serves in the United States Army as a Combat Medic. Keefer is currently working his way through medical school. Keefer served a one year tour in Baghdad Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
Lt. Col. Michael D. Freestone
Lt. Col. Michael D. Freestone
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

Lt. Col. Michael D. Freestone graduated from Swanton High School in 1984 and went on to Bowling Green State University where he joined the ROTC program. He has since served 20 years in the United States Air Force including time spent in Kuitar and Saudi Arabia. He is currently stationed in New Mexico and is planning for retirement in early 2009 at which time he is planning to move his wife and three children back home (Swanton)! His family is very proud of him.
Matthew Shane Studer
Matthew Shane Studer
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

What an awesome experience. Have been around the world and seen some incredible (and some not so incredible) places
Michael Doren
Michael Doren
Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served in the far east and then at the Marine Barracks at the Naval Shipyard in Charleston, SC.
Michael Wiles
Michael Wiles
Class of 1991
Army, 4 Years

82nd Airborne
randy waller
randy waller
Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 4 Years

my duties consisted of riot control, burial detail for veterans
Rod Hill
Rod Hill
Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 11 Years

I started out as a 6042 which is a Viet Nam era Aircraft structural Mech. I was assigned to Recruiting Duty in Oklahoma City in 74 and left the Marine Corps in 1980 as a Gunnery Sergeant to become an Oklahoma City Police officer and have been a cop since
Sarah Elton
Sarah Elton
Class of 1996
Army, 4 Years

Stationed at Ft Benning, GA Pharmacy Specialist
SGT Ronald J Rober Jr
SGT Ronald J Rober Jr
Class of 2003
Army, 3 Years

SGT Rober enlisted in the Army in 2005 after his 2 year duty in the Ohio Air National Guard. He is a Combat Medic currently stationed with the 5th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armor Division, in Fort Bliss, TX. He is a part of a special unit in the Army called the Army Evaluation Task Force. The role of this unit is to test new and futuristic weapons and combat vehicles.
Sol McLafferty
Sol McLafferty
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served as Combat Engineer, was involved in Desert Storm/Shield
SSG John Snyder
SSG John Snyder
Class of 1993
Army, 8 Years

I joined the Army in 1994, got out in 1996. In 2000 I went back into the NC National Guard, deployed to Afghanistan in 2003-2004, went back to regular active duty in 2004 was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. Moved to Hawaii in 2006, deployed to Iraq for 15 months from 2006-2007. Just moved back to Fort Bragg assigned to the 82nd Airborne
Tony Winterfeld
Tony Winterfeld
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

I spent my 26 years all in Airborne, light Infantry or Special Operations units
Virginia M. Spurgeon
Virginia M. Spurgeon
Class of 1973
Army, 9 Years

Served in The Intelligence and Security Command. Medically discharged and currently living in Wauseon, Ohio but would love to someday move back to Texas.

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Randy Gould
Class of '76

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