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

Bob Kirby
Bob Kirby
Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in California as a Rocket Support Specialist. US ARMY Reserve 1983 to 1987
Clayton S Marks Jr
Clayton S Marks Jr
Class of 2000
Army, 8 Years

Lifetime VFW Member. OEF VI with 3 overseas tours.
Cliff (Fuzzy) McIntire
Cliff (Fuzzy) McIntire
Class of 1952
Army, 3 Years

Aircraft Carrier USS Benningtin CVA-20 During the Korean Conflict. 82nd Airborne, Ft Bragg, NC, from 1955-1958
Debbie (Bundy) Melecosky
Debbie (Bundy) Melecosky
Class of 1977
Navy, 4 Years

Aviation Storekeeper Second Class. Stationed in Meridian, Mississippi; San Diego, California and Cubi Point in the Philippines.
Diana Lynn King (Crook)
Diana Lynn King (Crook)
Class of 1975
Air Force, 28 Years

Active Duty Air National Guard, Retired, 28 years, Readiness, Logistics, Deployments NCO, Schools Acquisition and Liaison, Training Management, Administration, Human Resource, Civil Engineers Operations; First Sergeant.
Don Ball
Don Ball
Class of 1981
Army, 15 Years

Desert Storm veterian
don miller
don miller
Class of 1970
Army, 10 Years

I went active duty 31st of Aug 1970 an got out on may 19, 1980. I spent a total of six years in Germany, three years in Kaiserslautern from 1972 til 1975 and again from 1976 to 1979 in Heidleburg. From 1970 til Feb 1972 I was at Ft. Campbell Ky., Ft. Jackson, Sc., Ft. McClellan Al., West point NY and back to Ft. McClellan. In Jan. of 1972 there were riots at Ft. McClellan during which I was an MP. After they were over, everyone was shipped out. I went to Germany in Feb of that year. In Feb of 1975, I went to Ft. Belvoir Va. for eighteen months with Davison Army Airfield. In Sept of 1976, I returned to Heidleburg Germany with Central Army Group (CENTAG), a multinational group. (In 1977 or78 I ran into Mr. Richard Dean at Heidleburg Castle as he was there touring with a group of singers and stayed with my family to hear the concert. It was great to see and hear them!) In June of 1979, I returned to the states and went to Ft. Riley Ks. When I found out the next May that I would not be promoted any higher because of my MOS, I decided to call it quits and get out. I would have liked to make a career of it, but I couldn't even reenlist out of my job!
Donald E Harris
Donald E Harris
Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years

I enlisted in the USAF 29 Nov 1962 an retired as a Master Sargeant 1 Dec 1982(20 yrs & 1 day) My career was in Air transportation, I did 2 tours in Viet Nam. 1969 to 1970 and 1972 to 1973. After I retired worked for the federal government for 22yrs, doing transportation and supply work in California and I also spent 5 years in Germany. I am now with 2 retirements and live in the Atlanta GA area, Married and have 4 kids. One is a son who is in the US Navy on the ship the USS Harry S Truman. Life is good.
Donald Eber
Donald Eber
Class of 1986
Navy, 5 Years

Naval Aircrewman EC-130 In-flight Avionics Technician
George Wallace
George Wallace
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Served in Vietnam in 1967-68
Jack Schenkel
Jack Schenkel
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

Served from all four corners of this country (North, South, West and East) and beyond.
Beyond includes North-Central Alaska and West Coast: Washington, South Texas, East Virginia Coast and DC area, and Viet Nam in Jan. 1965.
Time was spent in Saigon and DaNang... I was in special unit that actually was well dug in months before the first Marines made it ashore. The most memorable: the time our President John F Kennedy was assassinated. We went on world wide alert, not knowing what was in store for us. A year before that we had the Bay of Pigs incident with Cuba (thought we were going to war that week too) My best duty was at Scott AFB,14 miles east of St. Louis, during the years that the Cardinals went to the World Series twice in three years. I volunteered for 'special' assignments three times. I was stationed in Illinois, but lived 15-20 miles west of St.Louis. I therefore spent so much time on the very busy hi-ways in St.Louis.Consequently I stopped at so many traffic accidents to help out and administer First Aid, that I was made my Squadrons "First Aid Instructor". I am a very proud Vet. This is still one of the best countries on earth.
James H Frye
James H Frye
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Served 16 months with a NATO unit in Italy and 12 months as a Military Advisor and small arms specialist with the Arvn 33rd Ranger Battalion. Stationed north of The Iron Triangle on the Cambodian Border. Honorable Discharged June 1967
Jim Baumgartner
Jim Baumgartner
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 4 Years

1970-1974
John K Peck
John K Peck
Class of 1959
Air Force, 20+ Years

Radio Relay & Missile Electronics Technician
Highlights of my career: aircrew member in support of Apollo Probram putting man on moon,member of the first graduating class of the Community College of the USAF, magna cum laude Bachelor Science Troy St Al under Bootstrap Program, attained top enlisted rank of CMSgt, retired receiving
Air Force Commendation and Meritorious Service medals.
john pachey
john pachey
Class of 1961
National Guard, 7 Years

Ohio Air Nat Guard 180th Fighter grp 1964 to 1970
Ohio Air Nat Guard 179th Fighter grp 1970 to1971
Rank Ssgt Jet Engine Mech.
Keith D Ruetz
Keith D Ruetz
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

i service in the army for 26 years
Kevin Lee Cottrell
Kevin Lee Cottrell
Class of 1977
Army, 5 Years

Combat medic, manager of Battalion aid stations, and outpatient services provider for military personnel at walk-in primary care clinic
Larry D.  Walker
Larry D. Walker
Class of 1946
Navy, 3 Years

Left school in Dec.1944 for US Navy and received diploma in 2006 for WW II service. Served on the USS John R. Craig, DD885 as a Torpedoman 3/c.
Lawrence E. Mau   Larry
Lawrence E. Mau Larry
Class of 1960
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Force Lincoln Air Force Base SAC 98th FMS KC-97 Tanker Engine mechanic.
Marty Hodges
Marty Hodges
Class of 1985
Army, 7 Years

Served 7 Years

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Class of 71 50th reunion

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