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Veterans Tribute

Arrowhead High School

Arrowhead Area Veterans Tribute

Craig Haase, Joe Paul, and Ron Reichle, members of the Arrowhead Social Studies Department have been working for several months developing a veteran’s display case, which is located in the North Campus commons at Arrowhead High School.  On December 8, 2012 a dinner celebration was hosted at Arrowhead High School with over 140 veterans and their family members to officially "open" the display. 

Joe Paul, AHS Social Studies Teacher
welcomes Veterans & introduces
the Veterans Recognition Project
(From left to right) Kent Rice, school board, Bob Rosch, school board,
Mrs. Sudbrink, and Al Zietlow, school board cut the ribbon to
officially open the Veterans Tribute display.

The following representatives presented at the event:

            Morgan Roelke                                            Swallow Student
            Dan Vrakas                                                  Waukesha County Executive
            Robert Rosch                                               Vice President, Arrowhead School Board
            Craig Haase, Joe Paul, & Ron Reichle      Arrowhead Social Studies Teachers
            Arrowhead HS Boys Basketball Team (presented gifts to the veterans)

Ron Reichle, AHS Social Studies Teacher
makes opening remarks to the Veterans
Mr. Haase, Mr. Paul, and Mr. Reichle, along with their students have worked very hard to identify Hartland High School Veterans and Arrowhead High School Veterans to be recognized and honored in the display.  Several artifacts, donated by veterans and their families, are on display in the showcase.  Fundraising efforts, along with generous donations from the following individuals, organizations, and businesses have made the display and the dinner recognition possible:


            Anonymous Display Case                           Bronson Haase Family
            Kath Godluck                                               Bryan Mullett Family
            Klink’s Carpet                                              Lorleberg’s Hardware Store
            Al Zietlow                                                     Kent Rice
            Bob Rosch                                                    Sue & Mark Casetta
            Cheri Kaiser                                                 John Chessario
            AHS Wally Beans Coffee Shop                  Mark Johnson & AHS Farm
            Blunck Plumbing                                        Shanna Hechimovich
            Lynn Walters                                              Alex Wesner

Thanks to the efforts of the Arrowhead staff, students, veterans, their families, and several community members, the Veterans Display Case will be a permanent part of Arrowhead High School representing a tribute to our Veterans for all to experience.  Please come and visit our school to see the display.

Hartland High School Veterans

Arrowhead High School veterans

World War II                          Korean War/Era                  Vietnam War

Clem Becker USN                      Laverne Ferris USA                  Bob Bulen USAF
John Becker USA                      Gerald Frankenberg USN         Thomas Carstens USMC
Warren Brown USN                  Herbert Hancock USN              David Godluck USMC
Ralph James Fleming USA      Tom Hanrahan USMC               John Dalton USA
Bill Hilger USN                          Norbert O’Leske USMC            Tom Downing USA
Joe Hilger USA                          Robert Schwartz USA                Thomas Hoffman USAF
John Hilger USN                       Ronnie Frankenberg USA          Randy Howland USA
Tudy Jennaro USA                  Carl Zeutzius USAF                     John Kraft USN
Ken LeRoy USAF                     Al Zietlow USA                             Russell Lembke USA
Lawrence Lewitzi USN                                                                   Michael Stegner USN
Robert Lloyd USN                                                                           Donald Sudbrink USA
Jon Palmer USN                                                                              Ken Laatsch USMC
Bruce Pfeiffer USN                                                                          Kent Rice USA
Frederick Pfeiffer USN      
Robert Pfeiffer ARMY
William Pfeiffer USN
Wilfred Zeirke USN

Bill Hilger WWII Veteran
Stands next to Display Showcase
Bill Pfeiffer WWII Veteran
views the Display Showcase

Arrowhead hs post vietnam veterans

                                Ryan Bethke USMC
                                                Scott Bethke USA
                                                Nicholas Clawson USA
                                                William Groth USAF
                                                Linda Pfeiffer USA
                                                Richard Roy USN
                                                Tim Vilter USA
                                                Kenneth Zilisch USAF
                                                Karen Goetz USA
                                                Barbara Morris USA
                                                Robert Rosch USAF                       

Veterans Dinner Recognition
140 Veterans & Family Members attended the event

Arrowhead Boys Basketball Team members
prepare to present gifts to the
Veterans attending the recognition dinner

Bob Rosch, Arrowhead School Board member, and Veteran
shares remarks and extends appreciation to all Veterans who have served our country.

(From left to right) Kent Rice and Al Zietlow, Arrowhead School Board members and Veterans
make remarks during the Veterans recognition, honoring the men and women who have served our country.