Tilden High School Alumni

Chicago, 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!

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Honored Military Alumni

Adrienne Dungee
Adrienne Dungee
Class of 1972
Air Force, 11 Years

309XX Heavy Ground Radar Maintenence
49XX Communications Officer
Retired O3
Andrew Quinn
Andrew Quinn
Class of 1984
Army, 4 Years

United States Army enlisted 1989-1993. Combat Engineer, stationed in Kitzgen Germany
Angelo Buttice
Angelo Buttice
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Proudly served with the United States Air Force from Nov 1964 to Sept 1968. Served at Scott AFB, Illinois; Guam and Korat Thailand in the Supply Field; Rank: SGT. While in Basic Training I was in the Air Force Band.
Art/Duane Dyess
Art/Duane Dyess
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Active duty 1972-1976. Hit #44 in the lottery so my college education, marriage and son did not keep me from serving. Opted for AF instead of Army. Good choice. Spent most of my enlistment at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS.
David James
David James
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

Commissioned in 1974 Loyola University of Chicago - Active duty through 1982 and entered other government service (Fedearl Law Enforcement). Continued as a Reserve Military Police officer. Retired from Reserve in 2002.
David James
David James
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Military Police
Herbert henry Grotjahn
Herbert henry Grotjahn
Class of 1936
Air Force, 5 Years

Enlisted 1940, discharged 1945.. Servced at various air bases in IL, Tx. Was honorably discharged in 1945. Passed away Dec. 4, 2008, at age or 87.
Howard Lee Hart
Howard Lee Hart
Class of 1961
Navy, 7 Years

September 1963 to September 1969
Kelvin Bledsoe
Kelvin Bledsoe
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

25 years in the United States Army - LTC - served in locationsy all over the world including: Fort Benning, Fort Hood, Fort Gordon, Germany, Africa, Germany, Somilia, Eygpt, Hawaii, Kansas, Texas, Kuwait, Bahrain
Kelvin Bledsoe
Kelvin Bledsoe
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

LTC - United States Army
MARIO WASHINGTON
MARIO WASHINGTON
Class of 1988
Navy, 20+ Years

AVIATION MECHINIST MATE
Robert A. Fox
Robert A. Fox
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

Served as Yeoman (Flag Writer) on staff duty through YNC then promoted to LDO. Retired as LCDR.
Ruben DelValle
Ruben DelValle
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Army Special Operations Command, Special Forces
Samuel L Swopes
Samuel L Swopes
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 6 Years

USMCRD San Diego Alumni platoon 2061; served 6 years and 2 honorable discharges!
Sergio E Venegas
Sergio E Venegas
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

1981-2009
Special Forces Medic
Physician Assistant
Various assignments
sheldon quinn
sheldon quinn
Class of 1989
Navy, 20+ Years

Aviation

Classmates Spotlight

Tilden High School Classmates

Michael Caldwell
Class of '79

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School News

Alumni Holiday Party & Toy Drive.

Dec 20, 2014 at The New Halsted Bowl 12345 S. Halsted 7pm-12Midnite. Please Donate a Toy for Kids age 6-12yrs of age. We...
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Our Tilden 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 Tilden 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!