Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Barbara Lemire-Higley
Barbara Lemire-Higley Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years
4 years active, 16 years reserve
Bryan Flowers
Bryan Flowers Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years
Served in Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and going back for a third deployment.
Carl Peterson
Carl Peterson Class of 1950
Air Force, 10 Years
Graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1955, received commission in US Air Force. Graduated from jet pilot training at Laredo Air Force Base in 1956. Flew operationally for 4years, then was sent to M.I.T. for two years, graduated with MS in Aeronautics. Was sent to NASA Johnson Space Center and worked on the Apollo project. Joined NASA as a civilian employee in 1965, and worked in the Space Shuttle Project Office. Was program manager for the development of the 747 Carrier program which carried the orbiter back to KSC when it landed in other locations. After retiring in 1980, was Marketing Director For TRW Space Systems in Houston until 2000. Have enjoyed full retirement since then.
Jared McGuire
Jared McGuire Class of 2005
Army, 3 Years
Enlisted January 2011, basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Deployed to Afghanistan Oct 2011-July 2012. Currently stationed at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, TX with the 3/1 AD military police.
Joel Kosman
Joel Kosman Class of 1989
Army, 18 Years
Margaret Copley
Margaret Copley Class of 1960
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
I was an Intelligence Analyst and Counterintelligence Agent during my years with the Army Reserve.
Margaret Copley
Margaret Copley Class of 1960
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
Military Intelligence. I am retired US Army.
Parke Paulson
Parke Paulson Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 19 Years
Communications and Data Systems Oerations Research
Patricia F Schipp (Goddard)
Patricia F Schipp (Goddard) Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years
I absolutely loved the Navy and being a Chief Petty Officer. One of the best decisions I ever made in life!!
Paul M. Piecek
Paul M. Piecek Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 10 Years
Aviation Life Support Systems
Penny Harms Monroe
Penny Harms Monroe Class of 1979
Army, 4 Years
I served 4 years of active duty from 1986 to 1990 stationed at Ft. Carson, CO, followed by 2 years of MN National Guard at Camp Ripley, MN
Shirley Hammond Hey
Shirley Hammond Hey Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years
Army Medic/Fitzsimmons Hospital, Denver
Shirley Morton Vandine
Shirley Morton Vandine Class of 1970
Air Force, 12 Years
Have been in Texas for basic in 1970, went to Eglin AFB in Florida and from there to Bitburg AB Germany in 1972. After a short break in service, was stationed at Bolling AFB in DC and at Fort Belvoir, VA for several years.

Classmates Spotlight

Aitkin High School Classmates

Joe Riehl
Class of '78

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