Thurston High School Alumni

Redford, Michigan (MI)

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

anthony niemiec
anthony niemiec
Class of 1975
Army, 10 Years

101st airborne,,501st air assault m60 operater corporal
BOB BEAUDRIE
BOB BEAUDRIE
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

SPECIAL FORCES-5TH GROUP MACV-SOG IN VIET NAM FROM JUNE, 1970-JAN, 1972
Bob Krzywdzinski
Bob Krzywdzinski
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Served twenty-six years in the Submarine Force on five different nuclear submarines. My last tour before retiring after twenty-eight years was as a Command Master Chief at an aviation squadron.
Dale R. Perry
Dale R. Perry
Class of 1971
Air Force, 6 Years

Fairchild AFB, Washington (1971-1975
Dan McCloskey
Dan McCloskey
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

On board ships and submarines. Did last four years as a recruiter in Detroit and Ann Arbor.
DARRYL SCHOEN
DARRYL SCHOEN
Class of 1960
Army, 2 Years

Served 2 years active and 4 years in reserves was assigned to Ft Carson , Colorado Springs Colorado from .1966 to 1968. Served as Medical repair technician. I was nearly called to combat duty back to Detroit for the race riots
Eric Dlugoss
Eric Dlugoss
Class of 1994
Coast Guard, 9 Years

Served as a federal officer, corpsman, rescue swimmer, and a fire fighter
Gary Robins
Gary Robins
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

Stationed in Little Rock; Germany; Florida. Served in Gulf War; Somalia and Bosnia campaigns; Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Currently with the Air Force Special Operations Commandos.
George Thomas
George Thomas
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

366 TFW Da Nang 1967
Greg Phillips
Greg Phillips
Class of 1985
Air Force, 9 Years

Air Traffic Controller
Hans Behrens
Hans Behrens
Class of 1958
Air Force, 3 Years

Flight surgeon with C-130 Squadron. Seward AFB, Tenn, RAF Mildenhall England
Jackie Gregory-Schultz
Jackie Gregory-Schultz
Class of 1991
Army, 17 Years

Drill Sergeant, Transportation Coordinator, currently in Iraq
James G. Aubrey
James G. Aubrey
Class of 1965
Air Force, 13 Years

C130 Navigator. Killed 1 OCT 70.
Jeff Waterloo
Jeff Waterloo
Class of 1984
Army, 10 Years

· Assigned to 101st Airborne Division from 1992-95
· Assigned to the 3rd Armored Division from 1988-92
· Served in the Persian Gulf War in the Liberation of Kuwait in 1991
· Performed Humanitarian services while in the Persian Gulf to refugees.
· Assigned to 93rd Signal Brigade from 1985-88
John Scharf
John Scharf
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Not a hero. Just a Marine.
Joshua Wamser
Joshua Wamser
Class of 1995
Navy, 7 Years

Served in the USMC Infantry and then in the Navy aboard the Los Angeles class submarine USS City of Corpu Cristi
Matthew Cretney
Matthew Cretney
Class of 1979
Army, 4 Years

5th Special Forces Group Airborne, ODA-565
Michael Blazewski
Michael Blazewski
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

Morse Intercept Operator
Top Secret Security Clearance
USAFSS
Paul Gardner
Paul Gardner
Class of 1976
Navy, 4 Years

USS Midway, CV41, aircraft carrier, homeported in Yokosuka Japan, lived aboard the ship 2 1/2 years when Iran held the American Embassy Hostages.
Phil Strzalkowski
Phil Strzalkowski
Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years

Active duty army for four years. 557th Maintenance Company Fort Irwin CA 2006-2009, served under 3rd ID and 1st cavalry Balad Iraq 2007-2009, 758 Ordnance Company Columbus Ohio Army Reserve.
Renee Powell
Renee Powell
Class of 1999
Air Force, 6 Years

USAF 2003-Present
scott urquhart
scott urquhart
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

6 years active duty Air Force. 20 yrs. National Guard. (USAF). Activated for 2 yrs after 9/11. Served in Iraq, Turkey, Kuwait.
Shannen Gallagher
Shannen Gallagher
Class of 2002
Army, 9 Years

Military Intel
Steve Murphy
Steve Murphy
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Army
Susan Zielke
Susan Zielke
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

communications/transportation Desert Storm Vet
Stationed in U.S. and Germany. Reserves in Traverse City,MI .Retired after 20 yrs. SSG/E6
Terrence Flynn
Terrence Flynn
Class of 1981
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in Texas, Illinois, Korea and Michigan.

Law Enforcement Specialist
E-4
Honorbale Discharge
walter taffs
walter taffs
Class of 1974
Navy, 4 Years

uss america cva 66 1 year uss butte ae 27 3 years

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Kevin Bryant
Class of '88

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