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

Allan J Smith
Allan J Smith
Class of 1978
Air Force, 2 Years

Served at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea. 80/81
Anthony Hull
Anthony Hull
Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years

Firefighter
Bill Ritchie
Bill Ritchie
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Republic of Vietnam - 1 year
CHARLES VERNON
CHARLES VERNON
Class of 1958
Air Force, 5 Years

POPE AFB 58-61 ANKARA TURKIE 61-62 BOLLING AFB 62-63
Daniel Richards
Daniel Richards
Class of 1987
Army, 10 Years

Served as a Field Artillery cannon crewmember with the 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
Translator and US Custodial Agent for Southern European Task Force - Italy.
Desert Shield/Desert Storm Veteran
Dawn Wegschaidler
Dawn Wegschaidler
Class of 1987
Air Force, 2 Years

Logistics - Base supply served in Bitburg AB Germany
Dawn Wegschaidler
Dawn Wegschaidler
Class of 1987
Army Reserves, 13 Years

Logistics - Automated Supply and Unit Supply Instuctor since January 2002 also served a year in Kuwait as a Unit Supply Sgt for Operation Iraqi Freedem (OIF) still in as of right now.
Donald Benson
Donald Benson
Class of 1954
Air Force, 4 Years

Radar. Op
Doug Garrison
Doug Garrison
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

I was drafted in 1966. Was trained to be a Fire Control Crewman Nike Hercules Missiles in Alaska. 13 years later we returned to Alaska and still live in Alaska
Duane Robb
Duane Robb
Class of 1961
Navy, 6 Years

Aircrew chief for Grumman S2F.
Ed Lane
Ed Lane
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Served 28+ years with 20 years active federal service. Got out alive and in good health but let us remember many of our folks did not. Honor their sacrifice.
George Humphries
George Humphries
Class of 1952
Air Force, 4 Years

Early warning Radar Operator and crew chief
Jeffrey Thomas
Jeffrey Thomas
Class of 1981
Navy, 7 Years

Machinery Repairman (E-5) in the U.S. Navy from 1983 - 1990. Trained in Advanced Fire Fighting, Electroplating, Engraving, and Forklift Ops.
Jim Andrews
Jim Andrews
Class of 1945
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy Underwater Demolition Team, SEAL Team TWO, USS Geo. Washington SSBN-598 first nuclear missile submarine. Assualt of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, WW-II. Retired after 30 yrs honorable service.
Kurt Acker
Kurt Acker
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Retired 2000 , now a patient affairs officer
Lee Clore
Lee Clore
Class of 1990
Army, 4 Years

US Military Police
Lee Clore
Lee Clore
Class of 1990
Army, 4 Years

US ARMY MP
Matthew D. Stevens
Matthew D. Stevens
Class of 2003
Coast Guard, 6 Years

Diesel Mechanic
Richard L McDonald
Richard L McDonald
Class of 1976
Navy, 4 Years

Naval Air Force
Robert Miner
Robert Miner
Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years

Fighter weapons systems loader/ mechanic Helicopter Crew Chief (all systems mechanic) / Recruiter / Contract helicopter maintenance oversight manager
Scott Haarer
Scott Haarer
Class of 1989
Army, 16 Years

I joined the Army in 1992 and have proudly served two combat tours in Iraq. I am a paratrooper and have been assigned to both the 82nd Airborne Division as well as the 101st Aborne Division (Air Assault), among other units. I am currently assigned to Special Operations Command Central and have plans to retire in 2012.
Tony Gibbons
Tony Gibbons
Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 10 Years

A little under 10.5 years. Done a little of everything, but proud of the fact the USMC turned me into a computer geek!

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Vandercook Lake High School Classmates

Victoria Kolk
Class of '92

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