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

Bruce D. Gilson
Bruce D. Gilson
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Bruce served in the Army Corps of Engineers. While stationed a year in VietNam he helped clear the way for the Infantry and other troops by building roads and bridges.
Cindy Acker
Cindy Acker
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted in 1987. Commissioned as a Navy Nurse in 1996. Retired in 2007.
David Boresz
David Boresz
Class of 1973
Army, 3 Years

SP/4
David Bray
David Bray
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired to Oviedo FL in 1994 after 26 years.
Ellen Janezic Rosenthal
Ellen Janezic Rosenthal
Class of 1971
Navy, 25 Years

U.S. Navy Commander, Retired
Gene Kutina
Gene Kutina
Class of 1960
Air Force, 4 Years

High Altitude Physiological Survival Instructor assigned to 818th Medical Group, Strategic Air Command. Trained B-47 bomber and KC 97/135 tanker crews in high altitude aircraft survival, bailout and ejection techniques.
James R Starke
James R Starke
Class of 1959
National Guard, 20+ Years

Enlisted 1963 Co E, 112th Eng. Co. Willoughby,Oh
Comissioned 2Lt,1966,Platoon Leader,194th PnlBrg Co, Willoughby,oh.As Capt. commanded 194th until 1975 when reassigned to 112th Eng. Bn. As Major, commanded the 26th Eng. Co. Brookpark,Oh.Was reassigned to 16th EEng. Bde, Columbus,Oh, Retired in 1992 as Colonel O-6 with 29 + yrs of military service.
Jeff Lewis
Jeff Lewis
Class of 1979
Coast Guard, 10 Years

Marathon Fl., South Padre Island Texas, Brunswick Georia, Lake worth Inlet Fl.
Joseph Chlad
Joseph Chlad
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

Aircraft refueler
Karen J. Rozic Straut
Karen J. Rozic Straut
Class of 1985
Air Force, 6 Years

Aircrew Life Support
Travis AFB, CA
Larry Mathay
Larry Mathay
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Recently recalled to active duty after being retired for 13 years. Stationed at Creech AFB North of Las Vegas, Nevada. Previous service included 10 years enlisted, then 7 years in the F-4 Phantom and 10 years in the T-43, the military version of the Boeing 737.
Laura Bistok
Laura Bistok
Class of 1980
Air Force, 7 Years

I was a clarinetist and singer in the Strategic Command at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. Our band toured and recorded several CD's.
Marlon Mathis
Marlon Mathis
Class of 1997
Air Force, 6 Years

Served 6 yrs at Travis AFB as a Radar Technician
Ray Twaro
Ray Twaro
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Drafted in 66, enlisted in Air Force, first assignment Oxnard AFB, then 13 months at Phu Cat AB in VietNam, finished at Travis AFB
RICHARD GAHR
RICHARD GAHR
Class of 1965
Coast Guard, 4 Years

Vietnam veteran. Member of the Brown Water Navy. River Rat
richard harry humiston
richard harry humiston
Class of 1962
U.s. Naval Air Reserve, 6 Years

1967 to 1973, Naval Administration/Public Affairs, South Weymouth, Massachusetts
Sam Kerro
Sam Kerro
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Entered the Air Force in 1966 and became an Aircraft Loadmaster on a C-124 Globemaster. Transitioned to C-130's and spent 14 months in Viet Nam. Discharged December 1969 as a SSGT (E6)
Stephen Giesel
Stephen Giesel
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

Avionics Technician. 353rd TFW
Terry Hennies
Terry Hennies
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

arms specialist,recon
Thomas J Pavlik
Thomas J Pavlik
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired Research Engineer
Tom Ansberry
Tom Ansberry
Class of 1965
Navy, 2 Years

Maintained navigational capabilities of guided missiles for use against North Vietnamese troop movements & destruction of their supply routes. Honored with 2 battle stars on both my Vietnam Service Medal & the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation for Gallantry (w/Palm & Frame) for naval gunfire/missile support during Operations "Brave Armada" in June & "Durham Peak" in July 1969. Also awarded 2 Navy "E's" & 2 Vietnam Campaign Medals w/1960 Device. Honorable Discharge w/50% disability.

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Wickliffe High School Classmates

Jacci Erzen
Class of '69

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