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

Adriane Easte
Adriane Easte
Class of 2000
Army, 4 Years

I'm a reservist, I was deployed in '03 but it didn't last long, ya! Naw, I just finished school so I'm enjoyin' life.
Art George
Art George
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired as a LtCol after 21 yrs of active duty. Command Pilot with 3000+ flying hours in the A-10.
Brad P Meeder
Brad P Meeder
Class of 1977
Navy, 10 Years

7 1/2 years Active Duty, 2 1/2 years Drilling Reservist. Flew the F/A-18 Hornet. Deployed on USS Coral Sea.
Brandon Cooper
Brandon Cooper
Class of 2007
Army, 1 Years

Military Police
Brian Smith
Brian Smith
Class of 1995
Air Force, 12 Years

Just returned from 365 to Korea...
candide johnson
candide johnson
Class of 2000
Army, 5 Years

I'm active duty currently serving in Germany getting ready to head back to the states because I've just finished my two years over here.
cathy hornsby
cathy hornsby
Class of 2004
Army, 5 Years

supply my unit with basic and combat loads of supplies and make sure every piece of equipment is accounted for with the correct sn and qty. there's more to it but that's the basics/
Celia Gillette (Kutz)
Celia Gillette (Kutz)
Class of 1969
Army, 16 Years

Active duty 1976-1984. Quartermaster Officer (76-79), Chemical Corps Officer (79-88). Stationed Fort Lee, VA, Fort Jackson, SC, Germany, Fort McClellen, AL, Korea and Fort Polk, LA. TDY Central America and Germany. Reserve duty as C&GS student (graduated 1988).Civil Affairs Officer augmentee with 101st Airborne G5, Fort Campbell, KY. Retired as major in 1992.
Charles (Greg) Thomas
Charles (Greg) Thomas
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 26 years of honorable service in the United States Air Force
Colleen A.  Jeffries
Colleen A. Jeffries
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Logistics, Security Police, Legal Researcher and Budget
Cornell r ford jr
Cornell r ford jr
Class of 1987
Army, 2 Years

Infatntry paratrooper
Daryl Slusher
Daryl Slusher
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Cpl. USMC
David Kaemerer
David Kaemerer
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 2 Years

2 years from Sept 69 to Sept 71
Dempsey T. Lofton Sr
Dempsey T. Lofton Sr
Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 9 Years

Served during Desert Shield/Desert Storm
dwight blackman
dwight blackman
Class of 1987
National Guard, 12 Years

about to go on my 3rd tour to iraq
Edward Carl Hokens
Edward Carl Hokens
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 4 Years

We met in 1967...he was 19, I was 15. He was a wonderful, loving and caring man. I am proud to have called him my husband. God called him home on August 16, 2017, taking a piece of my heart with him
GLENNIS GARDNER
GLENNIS GARDNER
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Retired after servicing for 26 years.
Harry Heersema
Harry Heersema
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired E-9. Admiral's Secretary
James A. Fields, Jr.
James A. Fields, Jr.
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Served 20 years and 11 days of honorable service in The United States Army (1989-2009). Duty stations includes: Fort Dix; NJ, Germany; Fort Sill, OK; Korea- 2 tours; Fort Hood, TX; Fort Stewart, GA. Served three combat tours in Iraq.
javeil smith
javeil smith
Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 2 Years

im in the united states marine corp. ive been in for two years. im stationed at camp lejune in north carolina. ive had 1 comat tour to the city of fallujah.

Classmates Spotlight

Thornridge High School Classmates

Jeanmarie Sullivan
Class of '82

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