Veterans Day Mass

November 11, 2021

Veterans Day Mass: November 11, 2021

Today, and every day, the Bishop Chatard community honors the military veterans who have served our nation, and prays for the safety of the men and women serving in today’s Armed Forces.

As a small thank you for their service , we will honor all veterans, their family and friends who have served or are serving at our Veterans Day Mass, on November 11, 2021 at 9:40 a.m. in the BCHS main gym. There will be a reception in the cafeteria for all military family members and veterans following Mass. Attendees can park on Crittenden Ave, east side of the street. All attendees should enter via Door #1, the main lobby entrance.

COVID Precautions: Masks are strongly recommended for the unvaccinated, those with underlying conditions and for anyone who would feel more comfortable wearing one.

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Veterans and Those Currently Serving from our Community

We thank the following Bishop Chatard alumni and community members for their service to our country. Veterans, active duty military and their family members are encouraged to submit information for Bishop Chatard’s Veterans Day salute.

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KEVIN ALERDING

– Veteran
– U.S. Army
Kevin is the son of Diane Miller Schmidt, BCHS Class of 1965. Kevin provided Army personnel with information about law, in and out of court. He also wrote wills for soldiers being deployed. Kevin retired from the Army obtaining the rank of major after 20 years of service.
 

MICHAEL ALERDING

– Active Duty
– U.S. Marines
2nd Lieutenant Michael Alerding is serving his first year with the US Marines in Jacksonville, NC. A recent PU graduate and new husband, he is in charge of provisions for his men. Michael is the grandson of Diane Miller Schmidt, BCHS Class of 1965. He has obtained the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
 

MAJOR JAMES ACKLIN SR.

– Veteran
– U.S. Air Force
Major Acklin Sr. served the country for 15 years. On Sept. 28, 1987, while practicing a low-level bombing run at 600 feet, a B-1B bomber struck a bird. Three crew members parachuted to safety, but three others died. The crash was the first of a B-1, other than a prototype. At the time of the accident, Major Acklin was one of the most experienced B-1B pilots. James was the grandfather of Lucy Acklin, BCHS Class of 2025.
 

COL. DENNIS BALTIMORE

– Active Duty
– U.S. Army
Col. Baltimore is the cousin of Paula Corley, BCHS Class of 1981, and has served the country for 29 years. He served as the Disbursing Officer of the 138th Finance Battalion in Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo in 2005. As Deputy S1 of the 219th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade in Talil Air Base, Iraq 2011, his unit was awarded the Army Superior Unit Award. He was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Star.
 

JESSE ROBERTO BALTIMORE

– Active Duty
– U.S. Army
Jesse is a relative of BCHS Graduate Paula Corley, ’81. Jesse was recently promoted as NCO, on active duty in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Previously, he has served in Kuwait.
 

CHRISTINE BROSIUS

– Veteran, U.S. Army
– BCHS Class of 1988
Christine retired from the Army in 2011, after serving 22 years. She served all over the world to include 4 deployments oversees at varied locations. She held the rank of First Sergeant at retirement. She loved the Army, saying it wasn’t easy but the reward of seeing soldiers growth and mission success made it worthwhile.
 

ANGELO CARNAGHI

– WW II Veteran
– U.S. Army
Angelo was a 2nd Lieutenant/Co. CDR in the 45th Infantry, Philippines Scout, during WW II. He is the grandfather of Jackie Carnaghi, Class of 2015.
 

MATTHEW COLLIER

– Active Duty, U.S. Navy
– BCHS Class of 2018
Matthew is currently serving as a Petty Officer, 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy, stationed aboard the USS San Juan. He has been serving our country for 3 years.
 

JOSEPH M. CONLON

– Veteran, U.S. Marine Corp
– BCHS Class of 1965
Jesse served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1970-1975. He obtained the rank of 1st Lieutenant and is a Vietnam veteran. He was a helicopter pilot with the 3rd Marine Air Wing and served aboard the USS New Orleans, the USS Iwo Jima, and the USS Blue Ridge.
 

ERIC DUDA

– Active Duty
– BCHS Class of 2017
 

MAJOR ALFRED MICHAEL ‘MIKE’ FALCON

– Veteran
– U.S. Army
Mike was a Major in the Army with the Green Beret Special Forces, serving in Vietnam from 1966-1972. He is the grandfather of current student Davis Falcon, Class of 2023.
 

BRIAN O. FOY

– Veteran, U.S. Naval Reserve
– BCHS Class of 1979
Brian served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1983-2005, achieving the rank of Commander (0-5). The photo show CDR Foy swearing in his son, Connor Foy, 2nd Lt., into the U.S. Army National Guard on May 2019 at the U. of Oklahoma.
 

DAVID GAGERMEIER

– Veteran
– U.S. Army JAG Corp.
Captain David Gagermeier, veteran, is the grandfather of current student Ben Leising, Class of 2024.
 

JOSEPH M. GUY

– Veteran
– United States Marine Corp

Joseph Guy served 13 years in the USMC, obtaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. Joe served two tours in Iraq- Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003/Operation Enduring Freedom 2004-2005 & Operation Phantom Fury and Task Force Tripoli.

Besides years of service for his country, Joe also serves his community, as a coach for youth sports. Joe currently is an Assistant Freshman Football coach at BCHS. Joe is married to Amy Guy, BCHS Class of 1993, and father of Colin Guy, BCHS Class of 2024.

 

DAN HESSEL

– Veteran, U.S. Navy
– BCHS Class of 1975
Dan was with the VA-94 A7-E Squadron from 1975-1981 in the U.S. Navy.
 

RON HILL

– Veteran
– U.S. Army
Ron was a Sargeant in the Army, serving from 1965-1971. He is the grandfather of BCHS alumni Michael Mates ‘18, Katherin Board ‘19 and current students Nicholate Mates ‘20 and Christopher Board ‘21.
 

MARK HUTSON

– Active Duty, U.S. Army
– BCHS Class of 2016
Mark is a Specialist currently on active duty in the Army.
 

ROBERT HOYT

– Veteran
– U.S. Navy
Robert Lewis Hoyt was a radioman on the USS Birmingham Destroyer Escort from 1945-1947 in the Atlantic Ocean. He was the grandfather of BCHS alumnus and teacher Charlie Wessel, Class of 2015, and passed away on Sept. 10, 2021, at the age of 96.
 

LUKE LEISING

– Veteran
– U.S. Army
Luke was an Army Ranger from 1998-2002. He is the father of current student Ben Leising, Class of 2024.
 

RONALD LEISING

– Veteran
– U.S. Air Force
Ronald was a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force. He is the grandfather of current student Ben Leising, Class of 2024.
 

JOHN LEPPERT

– Veteran
– U.S. Army
John was in the Medical Corp. John is the father-in-law of BCHS Trojan Tot teacher and BCHS alumna, Maura (Bailey ’98) Leppert, and grandfather of current student Kennedy Leppert (Class of 2023).
 

STAFF SGT CHRISTOPHER LUCAS

– Active Duty, U.S. Army
– BCHS Class of 2010
Staff Sergeant Christopher Lucas serves as a Signal Intelligence Analyst in the U.S. Army and is currently assigned to Camp Humphreys in South Korea. He served four years at Ft. Bragg, N.C., as part of the 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), and during that time was deployed to Northern Africa.
 

CAPTAIN THOMPSON MANUSZAK

– Active Duty, U.S. Army
– BCHS Class of 2012
Thompson was in ROTC at Purdue, graduated and has been in active service for 4 years. Currently he is stationed at Langley, Fort Eustis.
 

TIM MARSH

– Active Duty, U. S. Air Force
– BCHS Class of 2019
Tim is an Airman 1st Class in the U.S. Air Force, with one year of service as of 2021. His current address is in Japan.
 

BENNIE MOORE

– Veteran
Bennie served in the 101st Airborne. He is the grandfather of current BCHS students: Ben (Class of 2021) & Charlie Gilliam (Class of 2024).
 

DAN NELSON

– Veteran, U.S. Navy
– BCHS Class of 1984
Dan trained at Great Lakes NTC as a Navy Hospital Corpsman and served at Naval Hospital San Diego. He then served with the Marine Corps and was deployed to Saudi Arabia for Desert Storm.
 

DONALD NESTER

– Veteran, U.S. Army
Donald served in the Army as a Specialist E5, assigned to U.S. Army Strategic Communications Command (USA STRATCOM) from 1965-67. He is the parent of 4 BCHS alumni: Deborah Hillenburg Nester, Jeff Nester ’88, Kimberly Meyer Nester, Kelly Johnson Nester.
 

COLONEL BRENDAN M. NOONE, D.O.

– Active Duty, U.S. Air Force
– BCHS Class of 1989
Brendan received his undergraduate degree from St. Francis University and a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing his residency in family medicine, he joined the U.S. Air Force and has served as a flight medicine physician for nearly twenty-one years. Currently, he is stationed at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu. He is Chief in the TRANSOM Patient Movement Requirements Center, West. His team coordinates and clinically validates all aeromedical evacuation in the Indo-Pacific theater of operations.
 

JOHN OGOREK

– Active Duty, U.S. Army
John is a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army (infantry) with 1.5 years active duty. He is with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. John is the brother of Elizabeth Ogorek, Class of 2022.
 

TIM RUSHENBERG

– Veteran
– U.S. Air Force
Timothy John Rushenberg served in the U.S. Air Force from 2003-2007. He obtained the rank of Captain (O-3) in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Tim is the father of current BCHS students John, Class of 2023 and Charlie, Class of 2025.
 

MICHIKO JACKSON SANCHEZ

– Veteran, U.S. Navy
– Class of 2013
 

TIMOTHY SHINE

– Veteran, U.S. Navy
– Class of 2003
Lieutenant Timothy Joseph Shine served 4 1/2 years of active duty with overseas tours of duty in Iraq and Bahrain.
 

TOMMIE TERRELL

– Veteran, U.S. Navy
Tommie is the father of Evan Terrell, BCHS Class of 2021. He reached the rank of SP 5E5 during his active duty from 1963-1966.
 

DAN TRAUB

– Veteran, U.S. Air Force
– BCHS Class of 1989
Dan was a cadet at the US Air Force Academy from 1989-1990.
 

JEROME E. TRAUB

– Veteran
– U.S. Air Force Security Service
Jerome was in the service from 1967-1971 and advanced to the rank of Sergeant E-4. Jerome is the father of the following BCHS alumni: Jennifer (Traub) Priser ’88, Susan (Traub) Baker ’89, Michael “Benjamin” Traub ’94, & Andy Traub ’95 and the grandfather of BCHS current student, Natalie Priser ’22.
 

VINCE TODD

– Veteran
– U.S. Navy
Vince’s children graduated from BCHS and he has one granddaughter that is a current student. He retired as a Captain in the Navy.
 

CHRIS VALENTINE

– Veteran
– U.S. Navy
Petty Officer 3rd class Christopher Valentine served 4 years in the US Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician. He helped land airplanes on ships in Japan. He is the son-in-law of Diane Miller Schmidt, BCHS Class of 1965.
 

CHARLES YOUNG

– Veteran
Charles was the great uncle of BCHS graduate Abigail Apley, BCHS Class of 2023. Charles was awarded the Korean War purple heart and several other awards. He loved America and freedom.
 

CPT KEVIN ZANDER

– Active Duty, U.S. Army
– BCHS Class of 2010
Captain Zander graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 2014. Upon completion of Army flight school at Fort Rucker, Alabama, Captain Zander served two years as a Black Hawk pilot and MEDEVAC Platoon Leader in the Republic of Korea, providing MEDEVAC support throughout the peninsula. Subsequently, CPT Zander deployed to Afghanistan where he continued to provide MEDEVAC support to Operation Freedom Sentinel. He then completed a one-year assignment as the Brigade Adjutant to the Command Group in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. Currently, he serves as Commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. CPT Zander is rated as a Pilot in Command and Air Mission Commander. Concurrently, he is pursuing a masters degree in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech.
 
We’d like to hear from you

We are always interested in hearing from our alumni who are in active military duty or are veterans. We will pray for you and can include you in our veterans/military display above and at our Veterans Day mass.

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Questions? Contact Anne (Hurrle) Homan, ’06, Alumni Director, at ahoman@bishopchatard.org