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

Albert bilka
Albert bilka
Class of 2004
Army, 8 Years

I served 8 years active duty with multiple combat deployments
carey cutler
carey cutler
Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years

172nd Arctic Brigade Ft. Richardson, AK
Dan Jewell
Dan Jewell
Class of 1979
Army, 13 Years

Dan served with the 2nd Ranger Bn for a number of years.I ran across him when I was asssigned there.He was wounded during the invasion of Panama in 89 and I believe medically retired in 92 due to his wounds.Dan is 2nd from left in pic.
David Conlee
David Conlee
Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Communication-Electronics Camp Del Mar, Camp Pendleton
Glenn Van Zyl
Glenn Van Zyl
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Stationed VietNam, Korea, Germany and California - E5 Sergeant
Jack Smith
Jack Smith
Class of 1963
Navy, 6 Years

Enlisted Navy - 1965
requested immediate active duty
served fro 09-1965 to 09 1967
Reserve Duty until 1971
During active Duty, served with Jet Fighter Squadron VF-151 out of San Diego, then deployed aboard two different Carriers, The Constellation and The Coral Sea. (Both have now been de-commissioned!!!)
Jack Smith
Jack Smith
Class of 1963
Navy, 2 Years

Enlisted, Served with Jet Fighter Squadron VF-151 aboard USS Coral Sea and The USS Constellation during 66-67 in the Gulf of Tonkin
John E. Tinberg
John E. Tinberg
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Drafted in November of '65. Trained in Ft Lewis Washington and Augusta, Georgia. Viet Nam September of '66 to Sept '67. Came home safe!
John Guerrini
John Guerrini
Class of 1989
Army, 4 Years

* Persian Gulf War veteran with 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
* Organized and supervised a group of 10 personnel in successful completion of various missions as platoon Squad Leader.
* Received Meritorious Service Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Presidential Unit Citation, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medals, and Purple Heart Medal for injuries sustained in combat.
* Joined the 296th Army Band stationed in Japan as musician (trumpet) acting as ambassadors to the country.
* Performed various military and Japanese government events as well traveling throughout Japan performing for many public events.
John Sumpter
John Sumpter
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served in West Pakistan, West Germany, Nebraska, Arizona, Honduras, and Maryland as Admin Specialist and Personnel Specialist
Mark Parmenter
Mark Parmenter
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 13 Years

Flew EA-6B's; completed military service in Missouri Air National Guard (1980-1992)
Michael hulsey
Michael hulsey
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

1977
Michael hulsey
Michael hulsey
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

Security police
Michael Sawyer
Michael Sawyer
Class of 1965
Army Reserves, 21 Years

1970-1971 Vietnam
1971-1973 Germany
Balance in the Army Reserve
Phil Luck
Phil Luck
Class of 1989
Air Force, 3 Years

Served during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Raymond R Bekman
Raymond R Bekman
Class of 1961
Marine Corps, 3 Years

squad leader in weapons plt.
robert allan federowski
robert allan federowski
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 1 Years

from lansing, il born November 22 1948
Ronald Polski
Ronald Polski
Class of 1961
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Medic
Stan Uchman
Stan Uchman
Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired as a Colonel and Chief Flight Surgeon in 2005. Served as hospital commander at Nellis AFB and Davis-Monthan AFB.
Timothy L. Hoernig
Timothy L. Hoernig
Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served 30 years, retired with the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant E9.

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Thornton Fractional South High School Classmates

Kelly Paliga
Class of '96

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