Military Service

We honor those classmates who served in the military, are serving in the military, or have children who served or are serving in the military. The fact that we are able to enjoy the fun and freedom of celebrating a 40th reunion, is in part due to their sacrifices.

Timothy James Trend, class of '76. Served with the U.S. Navy from July 1976 through July 1980 as a Radioman with assignments to Recruit Training Center Orlando FL, USS California (CGN-36) a Nuclear Powered Guided Missile Cruiser, Naval Training Center San Diego CA, USS Chicago (CG-11) a Heavy Guided Missile Cruiser (considered the World's Most Powerful Guided Missile Cruiser), and USS Sterett (CG-31) a Guided Missile Cruiser. Tim received the Naval Expeditionary Medal in 1978 while aboard the USS Sterett for their activity during the Iran Hostage Crisis and received an Honorable Discharge in 1980.

George Maher, class of '76.  Enlisted in the Air Force 18 months after graduating from Reavis, and served active duty for 27 years.  George continues to do work for the USAF.

Sue (Bock) Sheehan, Class of '76 - Served in the Illinois Air National Guard from 1984 to 2004.  Worked my way up from A1C to Major.  Spent time during Desert Shield (build up for the Storm) with my brother Rick, over seas.  Moved with the Guard when they closed our base at O'Hare to Scott AFB, near St. Louis to finish out my 20-years as the Commander of the 126th Services.

Gary Maurisak,  Class of 76, served with the U.S. Air Force Security Police, from 1978 to 1980.

 
 

Benjamin Agresto, son of Cheryl (Fay) and Frank Agresto. Enlisted with the Marines in 2008, and was a Marine Reservist at the time of his death in December 2012. Ben received a posthumous Honorable Discharge.

Cpl. Phillip J. Brodnick, son of Marian (Bue) Stockhausen. Killed in Iraq, August 22, 2007.

Enlisted in the Army in 2002 and served as an Infantry Scout. Read Phillip's story, here

James Stockhausen, step-son of Marian (Bue) Stockhausen.  Navy.  At the time of this post (Nov. 2015), James was deployed on a destroyer.

Tristan Conrad, Son of Susan (Balcaitis) and Steven Conrad. Cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

Timothy James Trend Jr, son of Timothy James Trend. Served with the Army National Guard (E Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Regiment, 198th Brigade) from 2008 through 2014 as Infantry with assignments to Fort Benning Georgia, Fredericksburg Armory Virginia, Fort Hood Texas, Fort Pickett Virginia, Fort AP Hill Virginia, Operation Iraqi Freedom in Ramadi Iraq (March-December 2011) and Fort Knox Kentucky.  Tim Jr received an Honorable Discharge in 2014.
 

Jeff Lawrence, son-in-law of Marian (Bue) Stockhausen.  Jeff is married to Marian's daughter Lisa. He served in the Air Force for 6 years and now works at Boeing.

Michael Haak, son of Nancy (Kavanagh) Marek.  Michael served as a Marine Reservist from 2004-2010, and was deployed to Africa in 2007.  Also pictured here, Nancy's grandson, Kieran.

 

 
Zig Markowski, III, son of Marie Hartell Markowski and Zig Markowski, Jr., enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1996 through 2000 as an Aviation Electronic Technician 3.  He served a 6 month deployment in the Persian Gulf which (in the words of the Squadron's Commanding Officer) "presented us with many challenges as we operate in a fast moving and dynamic environment.."
 
 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

Joe Lally, Class of '76 - U.S. Army Military Police, 101st Airborne Division -  1979-1982

Bob Leyendecker, Class of '76 - U.S. Air Force, retired in 1997 after 21 years.

Jerry Malivuk, Class of '76 - U.S. Marine Corps - 1975 - 1981

Michael Massey, Class of '76 - U.S. Army - 1976-1980

Jeff Norkus, Class of '76

Tom Pavek, Class of '76 - U.S. Navy

Mark Smith, Class of '76 - U.S. Air Force, 1976-1980

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Lisa, daughter of Bruce Greinke, Class of '76 - served in the U.S. Army for 7 years as an MP and was deployed to Guantanamo prison for one year.

Richard Ryan, son of Nancy Jo (Palmer) Ryan, Class of '76 - currently serving in the U.S Navy.

If you graduated from Reavis High School in 1976 and you or any of your children have served or are serving in the military, please leave a comment below. A member of the reunion committee will contact you so that your information can be included on this page.

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  1. Served in the Illinois Air National Guard from 1984 to 2004. Worked my way up from A1C to Major. Spent time during Desert Shield (build up for the Storm) with my brother Rick, over seas. Moved with the Guard when they closed our base at O’Hare to Scott AFB, near St. Louis to finish out my 20-years as the Commander of the 126th Services.

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