Wesclin High School Alumni

Trenton, 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

Aaron Vance
Aaron Vance
Class of 1993
Army, 3 Years

MOS- 13F
Fire Support Specialist
I called in artillery and airstrikes.
Brad McIntire
Brad McIntire
Class of 1988
Navy, 9 Years

Served from 1988 - 1998. Served aboard ships in the Pacific Region to include homeports of Guam and San Diego. Involved in Desert Storm in 1991. Worked in Idaho Falls, ID with transportation of Household Goods. I loved it
Brian Draper
Brian Draper
Class of 1992
Army, 15 Years

Served 12 years as a military policeman. currently serving as an Army Recruiter in Mattoon IL. Served 6 months in Kuwait, 6 months in Afghanistan and 1 year in Iraq.
Cassandra A. White
Cassandra A. White
Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years

Retired 1 October 2008. 2 tours in support of OIF/OEF. Stationed overseas for numerous years (Panama and Germany). Numerous accolades. Loved taking care of my Soldiers and their families.
Chris Moran
Chris Moran
Class of 1976
Air Force, 10 Years

B-52 Radar Nav
David Wheeler
David Wheeler
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired E-8, Entomology, Desert Shield/Storm
Gayle Christianson
Gayle Christianson
Class of 1997
Air Force, 3 Years

Regional Weather Forecaster, Joined to travel and got stationed at Scott. Getting ready to re-enlist for another four years to try for Europe.
Gayle Feist
Gayle Feist
Class of 1997
Air Force, 9 Years

Meteorologist
Keesler AFB 2003
Scott AFB, IL 2003-2007
Yongsan, south Korea 2007-2008
Spangdahlem AB, Germany 2008-2011
-Bagram, Afghanistan 2010
Keesler AFB, MS 2011-current
Greg Kesler
Greg Kesler
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

21 years as USAF Air Traffic Control Officer, deployed to first Gulf War. 2 time Squadron Commander. Retired in Jan 2007 as Lieutenant Colonel.
Jace LaCaze
Jace LaCaze
Class of 1998
Air Force, 8 Years

Jace is currentally serving as a recruiter in Effingham Il. with his wife Shelley (Schwend)
Jason McDonough
Jason McDonough
Class of 1999
National Guard, 10 Years

The first 2 years were spent on Active Duty Army, including a year and half in s. Korea. The rest has, and is currently, being spent in the National Guard. Including 2 deployments to Afghanistan. The second one is causing me to miss my 10 year class reunion.

I am trained as a 63B, wheeled vehicle mechanic. I also work for the National Guard as a civilian preforming maintenance on the military vehicles.
Jeffrey Mueth
Jeffrey Mueth
Class of 1985
Air Force, 12 Years

Enlisted in '91, commissioned in '94. Had tours of duty in Japan, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dayton OH, and Scott AFB. Separated in '04 and currently live in New Baden.
John Lawson
John Lawson
Class of 1998
Army, 7 Years

Commanding a Reserve Company based out of Marion, IL.
Kevin Bell
Kevin Bell
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Active duty 4 years at Homestead AFB, FL.
Desert Shield /Desert Storm Veteran 90/91.
I have been in the Reserves for 21 years, stationed at Scott AFB IL, I am currently the Prime Beef Manager in Civil Engineering.
Koepp, Gary D.
Koepp, Gary D.
Class of 1974
Air Force, 6 Years

Enlisted in the Air Force DEP(Delayed Enlistment Program)for six years Dec 1973. Active Duty years 1974 - 1980. Worked the Oil Fields of West Texas until 1994, then was employed by the USPS and retired in Dec 2008.
mark alexander
mark alexander
Class of 1970
Navy, 9 Years

Served in Viet Nam from 1971-1974.
Served aboard a river boat repair ship, the uss Kitty Hawk An Aircraft carrier, a destroyer out of charleston sc. and a LPD out of norfolk, va. 30 years later and i find myself back in charleston, sc.
Mary Jane Baker
Mary Jane Baker
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

Entered Active Duty Women's Army Corps as a Private, June 1972, made it to rank of SFC (E-7) then commissioned in US Army Nurse Corps as 2LT. Retired as Major, April 2006 after 34 continuous years of Active Duty Army (25yrs), USAR and USAF.
Paul Pratt
Paul Pratt
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Serving as a Chief Warrant Officer 4, Information Systems Tech. First 18 years were in Aviation.
PHILIP LEROY ODOM
PHILIP LEROY ODOM
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 4 Years

SERVED AS AN O351-ROCKETMAN, WEAPONS PLATOON, FOX COMPANY, 2ND BATTALION 1ST MARINES, REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Richard Byron Drummond
Richard Byron Drummond
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Staff Seargent E-6 ... 63B30 ... Light wheeled Vehicle / Power Generator Mechanic

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Wesclin High School Classmates

Dave Balint
Class of '89

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Pat Spihlmann

A very well respected individual of the Wesclin community, Pat Spihlmann, passed away December 27, 2013. She drove the ...
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Our Wesclin 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 Wesclin High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Trenton are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!