Military Service

Photo 1: Classmates Jay Magner (left) and Barry Rensing had enlisted in the Navy Reserve during senior year at WGHS and started active duty shortly after graduation. Here they are on the USS O'Brien DD725 at Long Beach, Calif., after returning from WestPac/Vietnam in April 1967
     Jay writes: "Several classmates joined the Navy Reserves during our senior year while completing classes at Webster, including Mike Bowman, Jay Magner, Barry Rensing, Jeffery Siebe, and Hunter Wylie."

     The Class of 1965 recognizes our many brave men and women who have served and given themselves to military service. We honor you, we admire you, and we support you all, unconditionally! Please understand this is our current list. If we have misrepresented you -- or did not include your name -- please let us know. Contact Larry Turner (, or Christine Cunningham Sutton (, or Judy Cox Ermold (
     Veterans, please send us pictures of you in your military uniform (dress uniform or fatigues, for example) that we can post on this website.  WGHS is also interested in pictures to post on the high school WALL OF HONOR.

     Digital images and/or prints are fine. Please email (or snail-mail) pictures to Judy Cox Ermold, 37 Old Westbury Ln; Webster Groves, MO 63119. Be sure to indicate your name, branch of service, and date of photo; and let us know if you need the photo(s) returned to you. 
WGHS Class of 1965 
Military Veterans      
Name & Branch         
Anderson, David -- Navy                    
Anderson, Jim --  Army                
Angel, John --  Army
Armstrong, James --  Army                    
Barron, Eugene D. (Jr.) -- Air Force & Navy                    
Baur, John -- Army
Becker, Thomas -- Army
Belleville, Bill -- Army
Bennett, Robert -- Army
Berger, Ron -- Army
Bode, Robert --  Army
Brandin, Robert -- Army
Brasser, Gary -- 
Breckenridge, Bill -- Navy
Buby, Winston -- Army
Bunch, Gary -- Marines
Card, Steven -- Marines
Chambers-Coats, Langston -- Army
Chase, William -- Navy
Clay, John E. -- Army          
Cobb, Gary --
 Coast Guard                     
Davis, Terrel -- 
Day, Jim -- Air Force
Dubay, Larry -- 
Dunkman, John -- Navy
Eisleben, Kurt -- Army                    
Ellis, Timothy -- Navy
Epperson, Charlie -- Army
Esmar, Jack -- Army
Evans, Jimmy -- 
Fell, Jay -- Army
Fiala, Dale -- Air Force
Fisher, Ralph -- 
Frailey, Bruce -- Marines
Frye, Gene -- Air Force
Gebhardt, Guy -- 
Gerdelman, Bernard -- Army
Gibbs, David K. -- Marines
Gildehaus, Joe -- 
Air Force                     
Goodin, Bill -- Marines
Gornet, John -- Army
Graves, Joan -- 
Air Force                     
Grinnell, Doane -- 
Coast Guard                     
Groff, Dale -- Army
Guhman, Carl -- Army
Halstead, Ronald -- Air Force
Hamman, Ken -- Army
Hatfield, Alan -- Army
Hawken, Harry -- Navy
Hellyar, Edwin -- Army
Hipp, Dennis -- Army
Hoener, John -- Army
Hollis, Ronald -- 
Ingham, James -- Army
Jost, Jerry -- Army
Kalde, Harold -- Marines
Kaufmann, William -- Navy
Kelley, Donald -- 
Kelley, David -- Army
Kounovsky, Edward -- Army
Kulild, Jim -- Army
Lay, Jerry -- Army
Leeman, Neil -- 
Lonergan, Doug -- Army
Luckett, Richard -- Navy 
McCulloch, Hugh -- Navy
McKinney, John -- Army
Magner, John (Jay) -- Navy                    
Maguire, Charles -- Army
Manche, Tom -- Army
Martin, Ed -- Army
Menke, David -- 
Air Force                    
Mikkelsen, Bill -- 
Coast Guard                     
Mulkey, Tim -- 
Air Force                     
Murry, Charles Jr. -- 
Air Force                     
Nash, Wes -- Navy
Nissen, Neil -- 
O'Brien, Douglas --
Patrick, Mike -- Army
Patrick,  Tim -- Army
Peschke, Don -- 
Phelan, Michael -- Air Force
Pierce, Steve -- Navy
Radue, Roger -- Army
Read, Mark -- Navy
Redmond, Vincent -- Army
Rensing, Bruce B.  (Barry) -- Navy
Sadowski, Marjorie -- 
Air Force                     
Scatcherd, Jim -- Coast Guard
Schilling, Dave -- 
Schrautemeier, Bill -- 
Scott, Pete -- Marines
Scott, William -- Army
Sears, Michael -- Army National Guard
Sheuerman, Michael -- Air Force
Smerkanich, Nick -- Army
Smith, Pete -- Marines
Sommer, Richard -- Army
Sperling, John -- Air Force
Sullins, Charles -- Army
Sweet, Perry -- 
Taverna, Rod -- Marines
Taylor, Doug -- Army
Thackery, Jay -- 
Thesing, Bill -- Army
Vagen, Don -- Army
Ward, Bill -- Army
Webb, Jay -- Army
Wells, Ronnie -- Army
Wilbas, Tony -- Army
Wilkinson, Dwight -- Marines
Wise, Gary -- Army
Withers, Jim -- Air Force
Woehle, Don -- Marines
Wolfsberger, Robert -- Army
Wylie, Gerald -- 
Wylie, Hunter -- 

Yokley, Albert (Lee) -- Army                  

Photo 2: Jay Magner (standing at driver's door) served in the Navy Hospital Corps. Here is Jay with Navy Hospital Corpsman Menendez (left) and Marine Corps PFC Johnson, serving during the Viet Nam Era.

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