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

CHRIS BJORKMAN
CHRIS BJORKMAN
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

RETIRED LT COL.
Chris Silliman
Chris Silliman
Class of 1974
Navy, 11 Years

Spent 4 years in the Air Force and 7 in the US Navy. I went to the air force right out of high school. I graduated on June the 6th and June the 12th I was in boot camp in San Antonio Texas. My job after schooling in the Air Force was a Loadmaster on the large cargo aircraft. I was stationed at Mac Dill AFB in Tampa FL, a great place to be for 4 years after growing up in Beloit. After my time was up in the USAF I made my way back to little Beloit to find no work so instead of just hanging out. I joined the Navy with the same sweet job I had in the Air Force. I was stationed in Virginia Beach and Atlanta at Naval Air Stations and never had to board a ship.
Earl Blake
Earl Blake
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Nike Hercules Air Defense Crewman
Biomedical Equipment Technician
Biomedical Chief Warrant Officer
Health Facility Planning Agency Equipment and Space Planner
James M. Patton
James M. Patton
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

Drafted 1970, got out in 1972. Returned to active duty 1974. Retired in 1993 as Chief Warrant Officer helicopter aviator.
John Silliman
John Silliman
Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years

I enlisted on June 9th 1961, went to Boot Camp at the Great Lakes NTC, Went to tech school in Memphis, TN for Avation Mechanic, worked on aircraft for the next 23 yrs. In the Navy I travled to Spain, Italy, Lajas Island Portugal, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, Japan, Philippians, and Iceland, Met alot of good people and had a wonderful time. I retired in 1990
Linda Carter
Linda Carter
Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years

Blackhawk Helicopter Crew chief extraordinaire!
michele whaley
michele whaley
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

Army Nurse Corp
served during Operation Desert Storm Ft Lee VA
1991
Operation Iraqi Freedom, Tikrit Iraq 2006-2007
Tamee (Ruessman) Chester
Tamee (Ruessman) Chester
Class of 1976
Navy, 4 Years

I was already enlisted during my senior year of high school. One of only a dozen female Aerospace Medicine Technicians in the USN.

Classmates Spotlight

West Branch High School Classmates

Dale Dragomir
Class of '72

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