West Vigo High School Alumni

Terre Haute, Indiana (IN)

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!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Barbara Riggle
Barbara Riggle
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined the Navy first in 1969 -1972. I then joined the Indiana Air National Guard in 1974 -1996. In the Navy was stationed Millington, TN at Navy Air Technical Training Command(NATTC) I retired from the Navy and Indiana Air National Guard with 25 years service. In the Navy worked in personnel and with the Air Guard was Contracting Officer and in Supply.
Billy Cundiff
Billy Cundiff
Class of 1988
National Guard, 9 Years

Indiana Army National Guard
Company B
38th S & T
Brazil, IN

1990-1991 Gulf War Vet
Colonel Bruce Edward Hackett
Colonel Bruce Edward Hackett
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Currently the deputy commander of the 99th RRC in Coraopolis, Pa. Served in Desert Storm: Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Battalion Commander for the 463rd Engineer Battalion of Wheeling, WV,
Dylan Scott Orman
Dylan Scott Orman
Class of 1988
Army, 8 Years

Graduated from terre haute south but went to west vigo for many years ,8 years in the corps of engineers
Gordon Pearson
Gordon Pearson
Class of 1966
Air Force, 6 Years

Crew Chief on C-130E aircraft
James H brown
James H brown
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

United States Brook Army Medical Center ( BAMC ) Band Fort Sam Houston TX.
james H Brown
james H Brown
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

US Army Band
Joseph Grubb
Joseph Grubb
Class of 1963
Army, 22 Years

Military Intelligence officer who served overseas in Viet Nam, the Philippines, Belgium, and twice in Germany. In last assignments in the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense, was a member of the US Delegation that negotiated with the Russians the Treat on Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces..
Joseph W. Grubb
Joseph W. Grubb
Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years

Lieutenant Colonel, Military Intelligence
- Oversees tours in Germany (2), Vietnam, Philippines, Belgium
- Strategic intelligence analyst
- Counterintelligence special agent
- Soviet specialist
- Arms control negotiator
Kerri (Goshen) McManis
Kerri (Goshen) McManis
Class of 1978
Air Force, 10 Years

Dental Lab Tech - Worldwide Service - 2nd Bomb Wing Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, LA
Marie (Smith) Simbeck
Marie (Smith) Simbeck
Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years

I enlisted right after graduation . Went to basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio TX. Went to Shepard AFB in Wichita Falls TX for tech school were I was train ad a medic and dental tech. I was placed in the Strategic Air Command and sent to Grand Forks AFB in Grand Forks ND where I spent 2 years. Then was transferred to McConnell AFB in Wichita KS where I served till my tour of duty was up. I wanted to reenlist but my husband was against it. I wish I'd made a career of it.
Mark Atterson
Mark Atterson
Class of 1974
Army, 7 Years

M-60 Battle-Tank Armor Crewman 1974-1976
Military Policeman 1977-1981
Mark Atterson
Mark Atterson
Class of 1974
Army, 7 Years

Armor Crewman; Military Policeman; served DMZ Korea, AFCENT, Holland, Czech Boarder, from 1974 to 1981.
Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson
Class of 1962
Navy, 10 Years

FMF WESPAC
USN / USMC Vietnam '66'67
Medivac helocopter crew shot down 2 times
Semper Fi
Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson
Class of 1962
Navy, 10 Years

Fleet Marine
Combat Medical
Paul Haag
Paul Haag
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Gulf War. Infantry.
Peggy Rebeck
Peggy Rebeck
Class of 1980
Army Reserves, 6 Years

Basic training Ft McClellan Alabama 1981 administrative training Ft. Benjamin Harrison 1981 went on to join my unit the 604th MP BN in Terre Haute also served as there retention Nco.
Rick Mitchell
Rick Mitchell
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

Sheet Metal Specialist
Robert L. Vangilder
Robert L. Vangilder
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

Army supply sergeant for three units and a personnel sergeant. Spent time in Germany and Ft.Sill, Oklahoma. Retired from the military in April 1998.
William R. Kester
William R. Kester
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Viet Nam 1967-1960
Korea 1977-1980
Alaska 1981-1985
Korea1989-1990
retired 1992

Classmates Spotlight

West Vigo High School Classmates

Tina Moss
Class of '92

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