Taylorville High School Alumni

Taylorville, Illinois (IL)

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

Butch Shimkus
Butch Shimkus
Class of 1956
Navy, 4 Years

Served aboard the USS HANCOCK CVA 19
David C. Long
David C. Long
Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served in California, Okinawa Japan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Guam, and Austrailia.
Amphibious Assault Vehicle Missions.
David Young
David Young
Class of 1979
Navy, 6 Years

Fire Control Technician, USS Flatley (FFG-21)
Dwight L. Neece
Dwight L. Neece
Class of 1958
Air Force, 20+ Years

Military Police , C-130 LoadMaster
Francis Cunningham
Francis Cunningham
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Special Ops communications "from the mundane to the profane"!! :)
glen michael swindle
glen michael swindle
Class of 1972
Navy, 10 Years

USN medical corps, active duty1983-1992. internship and residency in emergency medicine at naval hospital, san diego. 4th marines reg. surgeon 1984-85. 1st marine division physician 1985-87. portsmouth naval hospital attending physician 1990-92. operation dessert storm, fleet hospital 5, jan-march 1991. final rank commander.
Jim Bantner
Jim Bantner
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Enlisted. Trained as radio/telephone/telegraph operator. Was Tactical air control...called in air strikes and artillery strikes.
Jim Rappe
Jim Rappe
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired US Navy 1971-1991. Carrier based aircraft from 1972-1979. Aircrew (P-3, EP-3E) 1980-1991.
John G. Abrell
John G. Abrell
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

Imagery Interpreter / AIr Force Intelligence. Top Secret Clearance. One year Strategic AIr Command. Three Years USAFE (Europe) Germany.
Ken Stickel
Ken Stickel
Class of 1953
Army, 2 Years

US Army Band Heidelberg Germany
Mark Welge
Mark Welge
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Administration, classified materials. Basic infantry. Went to Japan, Cuba and most of the US.
Mary Beth (Cartee) Smith
Mary Beth (Cartee) Smith
Class of 1985
Navy, 5 Years

Went to Orlando, FL for basic, then was stationed at VAQ-33 in Key West, FL, transfered to HSL-30 in Norfolk, VA, discharged from active duty and served 1 1/2 years in the reserves at VFC-12 NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA
Max Clark
Max Clark
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in Japan 1963-64, Served in Vietnam 1966, AFSS, SAC
Max Clark
Max Clark
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

AFSS, SAC
Michelle Lynn Rusher
Michelle Lynn Rusher
Class of 1985
Army, 3 Years

General
Randy Marcolini
Randy Marcolini
Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Corproal
Robert Neal
Robert Neal
Class of 1989
Air Force, 4 Years

Security Police
Thompson William K
Thompson William K
Class of 1974
Army, 9 Years

Army 74-77 Army Res. 79-81 Fl. Army Grd 96-98 Fl. Air Grd. 98-2000
Timothy Stanfill
Timothy Stanfill
Class of 1979
Navy, 6 Years

Served aboard Uss Oldendorf DD 972, Uss Briscoe DD 977 Sonarman 1rst Class, Honorable Discharge November 19, 1985. Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3) Good Conduct Medal, Humanitarian Medal (2) Expert Pistal medal (3) Sea Service Ribbon (4).
William A. Marmet
William A. Marmet
Class of 1980
Air Force, 7 Years

Served as a Firefighter in the Philippines for 4 years. Moved back to USA and served as an Air Traffic Controller for the next three years in New Mexico. Separated in 1988 to join the FAA.

Classmates Spotlight

Taylorville High School Classmates

Veronica Veronica Karnes
Class of '88

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