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

Al Muelhoefer
Al Muelhoefer
Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years

US Air Force Officer (Retired Colonel)
1966-1994

US Air Force Education

· US Air Force Squadron Officer School
· US Air Force Air Command and Staff College
· US Air War College
· Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management, Overseas and Executive Courses
· Defense Systems Management College, Multinational Program Management Course

US Air Force Work Experience

· Flew F-4 fighter aircraft in Asia, US and Europe

· US Commander-in-Chief Pacific staff officer, Camp Smith Hawaii
- Managed Defense Dept. program to provide military equipment to Asian countries
- Briefed visiting foreign heads of state on US military policy in Pacific area

· Deputy Political Advisor to Commander-in-Chief (CINC) Pacific Forces, Camp Smith
- Worked directly for State Dept. Ambassador who was Political Advisor to CINC
- Oversaw US political-military affairs/arms sales with all countries from Korea to Pakistan

· Defense Security Assistance Agency senior staff officer, The Pentagon
- Developed DOD/State Dept. foreign policy impacting sale of arms worldwide
- Assisted Pentagon general officers brief Congressional members for arms sales

· Department of Defense Legislative Liaison Officer, The Congress
- Formulated foreign affairs legislative initiatives impacting US defense industry
- Lobbied for Defense-State Dept. legislation on Capitol Hill

· Chief of the NATO Office of Defense Cooperation
- Assisted US Ambassadors and US defense corporations to market defense products in Europe

· Director of International Technology Programs, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
- Directed US Air Force acquisition technology involvement with 20 countries worldwide
- Chaired US-Canada cooperative technology sharing program
Brian Kelly
Brian Kelly
Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years

Missile avionics tech, VF-21 aboard USS Ranger, 69-71, Tonkin Gulf
Dan Millsap
Dan Millsap
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

1st Cav (820 (Ordinance Co) Central Highlands, Vietnam - 1966-7
David Wayne
David Wayne
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Served as a squad leader in E Co., 2/327th Inf, 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. Also known as "Hawk" by those I served with.
David Wojta
David Wojta
Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 4 Years

HAWK Missle operator and Embassy Marine for 2 years
douglas george
douglas george
Class of 1983
Army, 14 Years

88M, 51M, basic training at Ft. Knox, KY, AIT at Ft. Dix, N.J. stationed at Wildflecken, West Germany, Ft. Hood, TX, Ft. Sheridan,IL,
John Nickelson
John Nickelson
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

Served 28 years active and reserve in the US Navy. Retired as a Boatswains Mate Chief in 1993.
John T. Nickelson
John T. Nickelson
Class of 1965
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years

Boatswainsmate Chief
Matthew Winans
Matthew Winans
Class of 2011
Marine Corps, 4 Years

4 years in service, currently an MSG
Mel Hilderbrand
Mel Hilderbrand
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

20 years:
Avionics Tech F4 Aircraft
Drill Instructor/DI School Instructor
Chief Warrant Officer
Desert Storm
Pedro A. Carrera
Pedro A. Carrera
Class of 2009
Navy, 5 Years

DDG-110 USS William P. Lawrence "Plank Owner"
robert e frega
robert e frega
Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years

jet fighter maintenance
Tim Manders
Tim Manders
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

05C20 Radio Teletype operator. 14 months with 507th Trans. Co.TMA MACV Saigon, RVN
Tom Wilson
Tom Wilson
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft mechanic for 19 years, First Sergent for remaining 5 years.

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