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) Jim Nicolow
(Allan) Jim Nicolow
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

Served in the US Army from March 1968 thru March 1971, Had orders for Viet Nam but due to bad head injury (depressed skull fracture), I was put on non-combative profile and spent my three years in Washington, D.C. at the Industrial College of The Armed Forces.
All WLC Veterans All Branches All Times
All WLC Veterans All Branches All Times
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

WLC sends a hearty Thank you to all of our Veterans who have chosen to serve someting higher than themselves . Thanks to all who served in every branch during war and Peace . Now is the time of another Great Generation , sons and daughters of WLC who know that freedom is never free . All branches of the Military are represented here . Thank You all for your Service , more importantly still , peace Eternal be upon all who did not make it Home . " All gave some , Some gave all "
Anthony Murtha
Anthony Murtha
Class of 2006
Navy, 3 Years

F/A-18E aircraft electrician, currently serving in support of operation enduring freedom.
Bill groves
Bill groves
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

Special weapons
Brian M Winroth
Brian M Winroth
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 4 Years

2111 Small Arms Technician; Active Duty; Honorable Discharge - E-4, Corporal; Combat deployment to Sangin, Afghanistan - 2012.
Charles Moreys
Charles Moreys
Class of 1972
Army, 3 Years

Char;ie enlisted in The 82nd Airborne Division in 1974 . Following the advice of his old friend and fellow Airborne soldier, Mark Razook , Charlie told the recruiter " I don't to be a Ground pounder ." So he became the best of Military Occupations , A Water Purification Specialist . He served 2 years in Headquarters Company 307th Combat Engineer Battalion , 82nd Abn Div Ft Bragg NC . Charlie went on to serve is final year at Ft Stewart GA attached to the 4th Infantry Division . He was Honorably discharged in 1977 and now resides in San Antonio TXS . Like all Walled Lake Militatary Alumni We thank him for his service . Many from WLC have served bringing Honor to all who remember them .
Dan Buchanan
Dan Buchanan
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

20 Plus years in the US Navy Submarine Service
Dave Williams
Dave Williams
Class of 1986
Navy, 2 Years

Aviation electronics technician
Erik G. Mettala
Erik G. Mettala
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

Field Artillery Aerial Observer
Commissioned out of ROTC at Michigan State University 1971
Fliegerhorst Kaserne, Hanau Germany Nov 1971-Dec 1974
Fort Hood, TX, Jan 1975-Sept 1975
Germany Sept 1975-Mar 1976
Fort Hood Apr 1976-Aug 1977
Germany Sep 1977-Mar 1978
Fort Sill May 1978-Sept 1978
Texas A&M Sept 1978-Dec 1979
West Fort Hood Dec 1979-May 1982
Fort Leavenworth, KS July 1982-July 1983
United Kingdom July 1983-July 1985
Penn State University Aug 1985-May 1989
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, VA May 1989-Aug1993
Gary Moore
Gary Moore
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

US Air Force 1967-1971
Tuy Hoa Air Base, Vietnam 1969-1970
Aircraft Electrician
George Ciot
George Ciot
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Aug.1966 - May 1970
Herb Riedel
Herb Riedel
Class of 1979
Army, 15 Years

Passed at age 48. January 7, 2010. Herb graduated from Michigan State University. He attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in United States Army in October of 1986. Herb was an Infantry Officer and was part of the Panama Invasion in 1989. He was honorably discharged from the U.S Army as a Captain. Interment Service with full Military Honors Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.
James McGowan
James McGowan
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

US Air Force Survival Instructor 1970-1974
Jason Paul Merics
Jason Paul Merics
Class of 1987
Navy, 3 Years

U.S.S. Ranger CV-61
Persian Gulf War
John D. Acker
John D. Acker
Class of 1974
Navy, 4 Years

Gunners Mate USS Leahy
John Ruedisueli
John Ruedisueli
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

US Army Aviation officer and then as a foreign military attache officer in Latin America.
John Talbott
John Talbott
Class of 1983
Army, 6 Years

Interrogator/Translator (Spanish) with the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion A Company/Interrogation Platoon. In support of 82nd Airborne and 224th Combat support Battalion. I got to serve in Panama and other exotic locals (some of which we even kept record of!) and went to Air Assault training at Fort Campbell then assisted in training with 5th Special Forces Group at Ft. Bragg, NC.(the Fifth moved in 1988 to Fort Campbell) Served in the reserves after active duty in San Francisco, CA in a PSYOPS unit but left to find my way as a civilian vagabond in 1990. Photo is of one of my favorite moments. Home from Basic Training and with my Grandmother and Great Grandmother at the now gone house on Pontiac Trail.
Jordan Thompson
Jordan Thompson
Class of 2010
Navy, 4 Years

US NAVY STG2(SW)
Keith Hughes
Keith Hughes
Class of 1961
Navy, 11 Years

Served on multiple vessels including the USS Wasp, during the Cuban crisis, then transferred to Nuclear submarines. discharged in 1971
KEN FRANK
KEN FRANK
Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years

Served 4 years in the Air Force, Vietnam 1968 and 1969

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Walled Lake Central High School Classmates

Margaret Higgins
Class of '63

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