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

Bill Schnabel
Bill Schnabel Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
Active Duty from 1971-1981. Food Service. Stationed in SHAPE, Belgium, Ft. Ord, CA, Weisbaden, Germany. USAR from 1986-2001. Retired as an Army Food Service Advisor Cheif Warrant Officer.at Ft Lawton, Wa. 1988 Philip A Connelly Award winner for excellence in Food Service.
Bill Schnabel
Bill Schnabel Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
Retired CW2
Brian W. Murray
Brian W. Murray Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years
2 Years as a Flight Engineer flying C-141 cargo planes. Served in Vietnam as a Special Operations Air/Sea ParaRescue on HH-3E & HH-53 helicopters, flying from NKP, Thailand & DaNang.
Brian W. Murray
Brian W. Murray Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years
Served as a Helicopter Flight Engineer, with an Air Force Special Operations Unit of Air Sea Rescue. Served 1 year in Vietnam in NKP Thailand, and Danang, doing Special Operatiuons and Rescues of wounded soldiers and downed pilots.
Chris Wilkins
Chris Wilkins Class of 1977
Army, 4 Years
SGT Airborne/Pathfiner C Co 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Cynthia Allison-Fantigrossi
Cynthia Allison-Fantigrossi Class of 1977
Army, 15 Years
Inspector General Inspection Team and Personnel Seargent. Service - Heidleberg Germany, Nurember Germany, Fort Sill Okla, Fort Hood Texas and West Point special assigment with Special Forces
Dennis Heberling
Dennis Heberling Class of 1971
Army, 2 Years
Completed 2 years stateside. Attained rank of Sec 4.
Dennis Heberling
Dennis Heberling Class of 1971
Army, 2 Years
Served 2 years stateside.
Diane Brawdy Miller
Diane Brawdy Miller Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
AFROTC, then 21 years as a Civil Engineer. Earned M.S. in Structural Engineering, then did research on bomb damage and protection of stuctures. 10+ years active duty, 10+ years in the reserves. Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Currently in the veterans honor guard in Copley, Ohio.
Fred Rebmann
Fred Rebmann Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years
Was drafted in 1970, instead joined the Navy. Rate was an Aviation Boatswain Mate. Ran the Flight Deck aboard an Aircraft Carrier, among other things. Was station at NAS Oceana, Va. Beach, VA; NAS Bermuda: USS Nimitz, VA 42, Intruder Aircraft, Plane Captain Instructor, USS Guadalcanal, Naval Air Staff Command, Inspector, Naval Aviation Training Command, Educational Specialist. Retired as E9, Master Chief (ABMC AW/SW)
Gene Wolak
Gene Wolak Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years
Communication Electronics. Repaired equipment on site and in field. Served in Chu Lai, Phu Bai, and places farther north in Vietnam. Served in Ft. Gordon, Ga, and Ft. Hood TX.
Harriet DeLelys
Harriet DeLelys Class of 1971
Army, 1 Years
Vietman era vet, served Ft Lewis WA, WAC Duty company 9th Finance Co.9th Inf Div
Hilton Hill
Hilton Hill Class of 1956
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Enlisted 11 Sep 1958 - Retired 31 May 1979. Vietnam - Feb 1968 - Mar 1969. Served in Legal Services MOS and also as a Recruiter. Employed by U.S.Postal Service for 29 years and retired (again) 1 May 2010. Reside in Wausau, Wisconsin
James Wilson
James Wilson Class of 1968
Army, 15 Years
Vietnam Era Veteran 4yrs 11 years Army Reserve and Arizona National Guard Drill seargant,Leadership Instructor,water treatment specialist
Joe Wikar
Joe Wikar Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years
Computer repairman, Sgt. E-4. After electronics/computer training at Keesler AFB, MS I spent the rest of my tour assigned to Strategic Air Command at Grand Forks AFB, ND supporting the 319th Bomb Wing & 321st Missile Wing.
John Owen
John Owen Class of 1966
Navy, 2 Years
Servered aboard the USS Coral Sea CVS43 off the coast of Viet Nam
Karen (Brauen) Shephard
Karen (Brauen) Shephard Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years
Disbursement Accounting Specialist. Basic training in San Antonio, TX, Tech School at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, TX . Remaining time stationed at Holloman AFB in Alamogordo, NM.
Karen (Brauen) Shephard
Karen (Brauen) Shephard Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years
Served 1974-1978. Tactical Air Command, 49th Tactical Fighter Wing. Rank E-4 (Sgt).
Marc Murphy
Marc Murphy Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years
Served four years including one year in Southeast Asia.
Mark Odell
Mark Odell Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years
Retired

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Class of '77

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