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

Lt Col Roy Survillas
Lt Col Roy Survillas
Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years

Lt Col Survillas served in the USAF from 1967 until july 1991. He flew B-52 combat missions in Vietnam and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism.
alvaro rodriguez
alvaro rodriguez
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Military bands
alvaro rodriguez
alvaro rodriguez
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Serve in Military bands worldwide for 20 years. retired in 2004
alvaro rodriguez
alvaro rodriguez
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

retired army
Augie Rakauskas
Augie Rakauskas
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Medic in the Army for 13 years with numerous duty assignments. Transfered to Air Force after completing my degree. Spent 11 years as an officer. Retired in 2004
Bernie Grivetti
Bernie Grivetti
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

I served in the US Air Force from 1971 to 2001, combined Active Duty and Reserve. I served in Vietnam and Desert Storm, and Operation Gallant Hand in Kosovo from 1999 to 2000. I retired as a Lt Col in 2001.
Bob Molinets
Bob Molinets
Class of 1961
Army, 4 Years

Active duty: 4th Infantry Division, 12th Infantry Regiment, Weapons squad leader, Sgt E5.
Reserve Duty: 85th Infantry Division,
Training Cadre, Staff Sgt E6.
2010 - ? Currently serving in the Memorial Squad at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
BRUCE HENSCHEL
BRUCE HENSCHEL
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

Fort Campbell, Ky, Fort Dix, New Jersey, Fort Gordon, Georgia all training units. One year Vietnam, Fort Leavonworth, Kansas
CDR Paul M. Guetter, USN (Retired)
CDR Paul M. Guetter, USN (Retired)
Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years

U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer; Training and Administration (TAR) Officer; Blue & Gold Officer; Reserve Intelligence Program Officer; Officer Agent - Naval Investigative Service; served in South Vietnam, Japan, Republic of Korea, Republic of Philippines; Pentagon (2 tours); NAS Glenview; NAS Willow Grove; NAS Pensacola; NAS South Weymouth; NARDET Twin Cities; 9th Naval District HQ Great Lakes; U.S. Naval Amphib Base - Coronado, CA.
Corey Schrode
Corey Schrode
Class of 1986
Navy, 18 Years

Currently serving onboard USS Stout DDG-55, Home port of Norfolk,Va. As Force Protection Training Supervisor and Small Arms Master Instructor.
Dan Diadiun
Dan Diadiun
Class of 1940
Air Force, 3 Years

Circumnavigated the globe. North Africa, India, China. Left from New York, reentered Seattle.
Daniel Barden
Daniel Barden
Class of 1957
Army, 2 Years

Combat Engineer (floating bridge)
David B RAsch
David B RAsch
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

HHB, 2/83d FA
David Vidales
David Vidales
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Combat Veteran, Proud to Serve my Country, Retired from the Marines.
Dean Vollette
Dean Vollette
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

Enlisted 1971, tour in Viet Nam, separated 1974 and officially discharged 1977.
Dean Vollette
Dean Vollette
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

US Army veteran 1971 to 1974 active duty. Viet Nam 1971-72
Dennis Faille
Dennis Faille
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Operated printing presses stateside and Viet Nam
Ran a print shop at Quantico, Va. my last 1 1/2
years. All thanks to Mr Lou Docimo & Kelly print
shop.
Donald Carlson
Donald Carlson
Class of 1959
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in the 801st Combat Support Group
8th Air Force SAC
Donald E Carlson
Donald E Carlson
Class of 1959
Air Force, 4 Years

801st Combat Support Group - 801 Bomb Wing
Strategic Air Force. September 1959 - September 1963
Eugene Tomczak
Eugene Tomczak
Class of 1958
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired from active duty 1 Jan '93
Eugene Tomczak
Eugene Tomczak
Class of 1958
Air Force, 20+ Years

Personnel Superintendent
Francisco Parra
Francisco Parra
Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years

LCDR Francisco Parra is currently stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Florida assigned to Commander, Partol and Reconnaissance Wing ELEVEN.
George Blesz
George Blesz
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Vietnam-era Veteran. Proudly served the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing stationed in Korat, Thailand, which provided F-105 fighter air support on missions to Vietnam. Awarded the Vietnam Service award, the Royal Thai Air Force award and the National Defense award.
George Vogel
George Vogel
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

Vietnam (18 months) 1965-1966. Central Registry Detachment 714th MI. Spec 5
Graduated Parsons College 1970
Gerald Bowers
Gerald Bowers
Class of 1984
Navy, 10 Years

I was in the Navy from 1984 to 1994. I served during the first Gulf War. I was a firefighter and welder. I am now working as a commercial diver.
Glenn Mautner
Glenn Mautner
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

US Army '66-'68 Fort Polk, Fort Hood, Fort Sam Houston, Joint Task Force 2;
USAR '68-'72
john augello
john augello
Class of 1957
Army, 3 Years

engineer battalion
Joseph ( Joe ) De La Garza
Joseph ( Joe ) De La Garza
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Proudly Served In the USA Army / Medical Corps, served as a Combat Medic in the Republic of Viet Nam Honorable Discharged.
Keith Jason Kanouse
Keith Jason Kanouse
Class of 1966
Army Reserves, 6 Years

Sergeant In the Quartermaster Corp
Kenneth C. Barnett
Kenneth C. Barnett
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Active Duty: 1971 - 1975
Active Reserve: 1979- 1997
Retired Reserve: 1997 - 2012
Martin Lopez
Martin Lopez
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Served as an Airborne Ranger Infantryman.
Morman Barker
Morman Barker
Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years

USA Navy Machinest, Spain for year USS Holland AS-32 sub repair ship, Hollylock Scotland year, Charleston SC. Year, Viet-Nam river boat patrol.Been to England Spain was fantastic time Nam was an adventure . Was great really to see the world meet new people foods drink .
Randall Sessler
Randall Sessler
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

4th Division Artillery, Viet Nam. 1966-1967
Randall Sessler
Randall Sessler
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

4th Division Artillery, Viet Nam 66-67
Raymond M. Sieger
Raymond M. Sieger
Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 2 Years

LCPL Raymond M. Sieger was killed in action in Vietnam on May 25, 1967. He was in Company H , 26th Marines, 3rd Marine Division.
Richard Campbell
Richard Campbell
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corpsman attached to F 2/3 marines. Served in Viet Nam in 1969.
Received Silver star, Purple Heart, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm.
Richard Zidrich
Richard Zidrich
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

3 tours in Viet Nam
Rob Richmond
Rob Richmond
Class of 1987
Navy, 3 Years

Served with VP-90 Reserve Patrol Squadron out of Glenview after completing my basic training at Great Lakes 8 days after my high School graduation June 16th, 1987. Had the pleasure of traveling to Japan, South Korea, Okinawa, Alaska and California during my time. One of the best things I ever did.
Robert "Chief" "Bob" Jensen
Robert "Chief" "Bob" Jensen
Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years

Ret. AKC (NAC) Navy Chief, Command Career Counselor, 1962-2002, McDonnell-Douglas, C-9B (DC-9-32) Skytrain II, Loadmaster. Served from as far east as Naval Station Rota, Spain to as far west as the Naval Air Facility Naha, Okinawa.
robert downs
robert downs
Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years

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