The United States Military Veterans
from the Mishawaka High School Class of 1968
Army Air Force Navy Marine Corps Coast Guard
"A Veteran is someone who, at one point in his or her life,
wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America,
for an amount up to and including his or her life."
  • Byron Arnold Aldrich

  • David Richard Anderson
    Army; 2 years; served 1969 to 1971.

  • Gregory Louis "Gregg" Baldoni
    Army; 82nd Airborne Division; served in Vietnam.

  • Richard B. Barber
    Air Force; 8 years

  • John E. Barnes

  • Michael A. "Mike" Bellovich
    Marine, 30 years; retired as Lt. Col.

  • Charles "Chuck" Bennett
    Navy, 8 years; served 1968 to 1976.

  • Judy A. Blankenhorn

  • Paul S. Boudreau
    Army; served in Vietnam.

  • Neil J. Brioli
    Navy, 24 years; two tours in Vietnam; Naval Reserve, retired as Boatswains Mate Chief Petty Officer.

  • James Maurice "Jim" Britton
    Army, 8 years; served 1971 to 1979.

  • Ronald Lee "Ron" Brooks
    Air Force, 20 years; retired as SMSgt.; served 1969 to 1989; thirty months in Okinawa and Thailand sending Blackbirds and F-4's to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

  • Edward L. "Ed" Cabanaw
    Air Force.

  • Keith Allen Cooper

  • Mark A. Crocker
    Navy, 6 years.

  • Robert Allen "Bob" Culp
    Army; served in Vietnam.

  • Ronald Lee "Ron" DeBlock

  • Terry L. DeMaegd
    Coast Guard Reserve.

  • Harold Edward "Spider" Draves
    Marine Corps; served in Vietnam.

  • Thomas Anthony "Tom" Eberlein
    Marine Corps; served in Vietnam.

  • Bobby R. Fisher
    Army; two years; served in Vietnam.

  • John Fisher
    Army; three years.

  • Dennis Ray Graham

  • Carol Jean Gramenz
    Marine Corps, served 1969 to 1971.

  • James G. Hallaert
    Army; served in Vietnam.

  • David R. Hamman
    Served in Vietnam.

  • Linda Sue Hatfield

  • Ronald Harry Hixenbaugh
    Navy, 4 years; served 1968 to 1972.

  • Linda Irene Howe
    Marine Corps, 20 years; retired as MSgt.; served 1968 to 1988.

  • Larry Deryl Humphrey
    Navy, 8 years.

  • John Lee Joyal
    Air Force, 4 years.

  • Larry A. Karnes

  • Thomas William "Tom" Lechlitner

  • Leroy D. Lekens

  • Stan Leslie (Known in high school as Stan Denney.)
    Marine Corps, 9 years.

  • Michael L. Morrison
    Army, 10th Special Forces Group; Marine Corps Reserve.

  • Deborah H. Morse
    Air Force.

  • Charles Eugene "Charlie" Mott
    Army; served in Vietnam.

  • Gilbert Michael Needham
    Air Force, served 1969 to 1972, served in Vietnam

  • Rickey Camiel "Rick" Paridean
    Army; served 1970 to 1972.

  • Dennis Marlin Pendergrass
    Air Force; SSgt.; served 1969 to 1972.

  • Donald Eugene "Don" Plummer
    Army Reserve; six years.

  • William Harvey "Will" Pooley
    Air Force Reserve; Sgt.

  • Timothy Przygocki
    Army; served in HHQ-VCOSCOM in Frankfort, Germany.

  • Richard L. "Rich" Putz
    Navy Reserve, two years active.

  • Terrill Keane "Terry" Reith
    Army; served in Vietnam.

  • Thomas Deane "Thom" Reith
    Army; 82nd Airborne Division; served in Vietnam.

  • William Dale "Bill" Richter

  • Gary Rodich

  • George J. Roelandts
    Army; 32d ADCOM, SP5; served in Germany, 1970 to 1972.

  • Terry L. Schwier
    Navy, 21 years; retired as Chief Petty Officer; served 1970 to 1991.

  • James Alan "Jim" Shown
    Indiana National Guard, w/ one year active; Army Reserve; served in Iraq.

  • Keith M. Smith
    Marine Corps; served in Vietnam.

  • Randolph Leon "Randy" Smith
    Army; served in Vietnam.

  • Tony Sorocco
    Army, served in Viet Nam

  • Michael J. "Mike" Squibb
    Army; 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Robert H."Bob" Stretch
    Army, 15 years; Army Reserve; retired as Lt.Col.

  • Joe Swift
    Marines Corps, two tours in Vietnam

  • Gregory Cris "Greg" Troeger
    Army, served 1969 to 1972, served in Vietnam

  • Jimmie Joseph Trovatore
    Army, SP4, served in Panama as a jungle warfare trainer, doing advanced training for troops assigned to jungle units all over the world and training for specific assignments.

  • Robert Gene "Bob" Van Arsdale
    Army, 25th Inf. Div. & 1st Air Cav. Div., 2 years; served in Vietnam.

  • Larry Ray Van Camp
    Marine Corps, 8 years; served in Okinawa, Japan, helping to pull out the last units from Vietnam in 1973-1974.

  • James Allen "Jim" Van Haver

  • Stephen Andrew "Steve" Van Ooteghem
    Marine Corps, 3 years; Marine Corps Reserve; active duty 1972-1975.

  • Lester Brent Ward

  • Harry M. Weaver
    Army, 54th Signal Battalion; two years; Vietnam

  • Raymond Edward "Ray" Wennerstrom
    Army; served 20 years, including one year in Vietnam.

  • Jack Wilson
    Army, 1st Inf. Div.; Vietnam.

  • Thomas J. Zimmerman