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U.S. Air Force Veterans

Those Arcola High School graduates who have served in the U.S. Air Force are:


Delbert L. Huffman
25 Jan 1920 - 30 Jan 1984
Arcola High School
Graduated 1937
Service
World War II (Army Air Corps), Korean War, Vietnam
Rank
Colonel

Victor E. Dillman
21 June 1930 - 26 Dec 2012
Arcola High School
Graduated 1948
Service
Korean War
Rank
Staff Sergeant

William East
Arcola High School
Graduated 1949

Don Herrington
Arcola High School
Graduated 1950

Adlai J. Schrock
24 Nov 1932 - 13 June 1989
Arcola High School
Graduated 1951
Service
Korean War
Rank
Staff Sergeant

John East
Arcola High School
Graduated 1952

Jackie R. Shaw
13 Oct 1936 - 13 Dec 2001
Arcola High School
Graduated 1954
Rank
Airman 2nd Class

Floyd D. Gillenwater
27 Oct 1937 - 29 Dec 2002
Arcola High School
Graduated 1955
Rank
Airman 2nd Class

Dr. Robert Arrol
Arcola High School
Graduated 1957
Service
1966-1968
Manzano Air Force Base - Albuquerque, NM
Rank
Captain

Dr. Monte Stump
Arcola High School
Graduated 1957
Service
1963-1966
Perrin Air Force Base - Sherman, TX
F-102 training base
Sole optometry officer at the base hospital
Rank
Captain

Ed Hein
Arcola High School
Graduated 1959

James Mitchell Reece
Arcola High School
Graduated 1962
Service
1962-1989
Lackland AFB TX, Sheppard AFB TX, Castle AFB CA; Tan San Nhut AB South Vietnam, Lockbourne AFB OH; Det 6 15APS South Vietnam; McConnell AFB KS; Clark AB PI; Scott AFB IL; Yokota AB Japan; Pope AFB NC; McCord AFB WA; Osan AB South Korea
Rank
SMSgt (Senior Master Sergeant)
Medals
Meritorious Service Medal with 1 OLC, AF Commendation Medal with 2 OLC, Distinguished-Presidential Unit Citation, AF Outstanding Unit Award with 3 OLC, AF Good Conduct Medal with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze OLC, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 OLC, AF Overseas Ribbon-Short with 2 OLC, AF Overseas Ribbon-Long with 1 OLC, AF Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 1 Silver OLC, AF Training Ribbon, AF Expert Marksman Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Joe Pullen
Arcola High School
Graduated 1963
Service
Lackland AFB, TX; Vietnam

Jerry Glenn
Arcola High School
Graduated 1965
Service
Chanute AFB, Rantoul, IL

Scotty Cline
Arcola High School
Graduated 1966
John "Butch" Steele
24 Oct 1948 - 19 Aug 2015
Arcola High School
1963-1965
Service
1972-1992
Rank
Captain
Medals
Three (3) Air Medals
Six (6) Commendation Medals

Aaron Proffitt
Arcola High School
Graduated 1967

Keith McKibben
Arcola High School
Graduated 1979
Service
1982 - 1986
Kadena AB, Okinawa Japan - 1982 - 1984
MOS: Mainframe Computer Operator; Kadena Air Base Honor Guard; Red Cross Volunteer, US Naval Hospital Okinawa
FE Warren AFB, Cheyenne, WY - 1984 - 1986
MOS: Communications Specialist
Rank
Sergeant
Medals & Honors
Air Force Achievement Medal - 1984; 603RD MASS Airman of the Month, Kadena AB, Japan; Distinguished Graduate NCO Preparatory Course

Albert D. "Duane" Beachy
Arcola High School
Graduated 1987
Service
57th Wing, 757the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Nellis Air Force Base, NV
Rank
Senior Master Sergeant

Jeffrey S. Mathias
Arcola High School
Graduated 1993
Service
1994-1998
Lackland Air Force Base, TX; Fort Dix, NJ; Whiteman Air Force Base, MO; Ramstein Air Base, Germany
Rank
Senior Airman E-4
Medals
Basic Training Medal, Overseas Long Tour Medal, Expert Marksmanship Medal, Achievement Medal, Senior Airman Below the Zone Medal

Chad Pantier
Arcola High School
Graduated 1993
Service
1994-1998
MOS was Security Forces
Minot AFB in North Dakota nuclear security, Minuteman III missles; Scott AFB in Illinois Internal Security Honor Guard Tank Airlift Command Center, Joint Facility; Ft. Dix in New Jersey Joint Army/Air Force Air Base Ground Defense
Rank
Senior Airman E-4

Michael Overman
Arcola High School
Graduated 2001
Service
Colorado Springs, CO; Afghanistan; Kuwait; Iraq

William Reece
Arcola High School
Graduated 2010
Service
Lackland AFB TX; Hulman Field AFB, IN
Medals
BMT Honor Graduate Ribbon, National Defense Medal, Global War on Terror Medal

James A. Reece
Arcola High School
Graduated 2011
Service
Lackland AFB TX
Rank
Airman 1st Class
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Last Revision July 12, 2017