Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
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Honored Military Alumni
Aaron Schindewolf Class of 1996
Army, 5 Years Combat Medic for the 5th Squadron 7th Cavalry Regiment
ASianyque Beard Class of 2009
Air Force, 1 Years As of Nov 2014: A1C :AFSC (MOS) 2W0x1 (Munition Specialist): Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan '14-'17
Bill Dawson Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years Served as adjutant for a battlion mechanized unit in Germany at the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
Brian Grammer Class of 1986
Air Force, 4 Years Communications-Computer Systems Operations Specialist - Kelly AFB, Tx
Charles (Chuck) Koehne Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 4 Years Sergeant
Charlie Fergurson Class of 1975
Army, 19 Years Special Operations
Donald L. Gilleland Class of 1953
Air Force, 20+ Years Served 8 yrs enlisted in Navy, 22 yrs commissioned in Air Force, 7 yrs of which were in joint assignments with the Army.
Douglas Haase Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 4 Years Marine Corp. Air wing Squadron assignments:HMA-269, VMO-1, HAMS-39 (Okinawa) 1979-1983
First Sergeant Henry Blair Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years Desert Storm and Iraq war veteran Combat Infantry First Sergeant with a Bronze Star for valor
Gary Forrester Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years Air Force
George Riney Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years Vietnam 1968-69 Gunner on the 105 howitzer 5th 27th Artillery. Fire support for the 101st CAV. LZ Mike Smith and LZ kate
Jack Vahle Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years Air Force & Air National Guard - 25 years service. Army & Army National Guard - 12 years service. Air Force - Police. Army - Forward Observer. Deployed to Desert Storm war and Afghanistan war.
Jason Herndon Class of 1998
Army, 3 Years Military Police. Deployed to Germany two years ago. Deployed to Afghanistan in March for a 15 month tour.
Jim Schneider Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 2 Years Hq Battalion, Hq Company 3rd Marine Division Scamp Platoon Okinawa, Japan
Len Edwards Class of 1999
Navy, 5 Years Did 5 years serving out of Norfolk VA. I have done one Mediterranean deployment and one Persian gulf deployment.
Linda Staggs Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years Air Force, Dental Technician and Administrative Assistant
Micheal Moss Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years worked in supply, driver for battalion commander
Mike Boedeker Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years E5 Natrang Vietnam TMA-MACV
Patricia A. Robinson (Henry) Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years Served in the Air Force. Served in Okinawa, Japan 1977-1980;
Richard Cunningham Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years Security Policeman
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America: A Cultural Enigma
Donald Gilleland (Class of '53) just published his first book, America: A Cultural Enigma, ISBN 978-1-61296-302-0, Black...