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

Allen Behling
Allen Behling Class of 1950
Navy, 4 Years
Enlisted into the Navy on March 23, 1951 during the Korean War. After basic training at Great Lakes NTC and naval electrician school in Jacksonville, FL. I was assigned to a Overhaul and Repair Facility at the Alameda Naval Air Station, California for 2 plus years. My next assignment was with a carrier air group for 6 mo. My final assignment was with patrol squadron, VP-19 whose mission was to patrol the coast of China and Russia 24/7 every day from Atsugi Naval Air Station in Japan. Finished my naval career as an Aviation Electrician's Mate 2nd Class and was discharged on March 23, 1955. Proud to have served in the US Navy.
Bob Mercier
Bob Mercier Class of 1948
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
Brian Kellogg
Brian Kellogg Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years
I served 4 yrs. active duty,and 20yrs. in the 128th Air National Guard
Charles D. Brunelli
Charles D. Brunelli Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Sargerent, E-5, Vietnam Era 1967-71, Hydraulics and Pneumatics Mechanic- 2nd Marine Air Wing. Maintained A-4E Skyhawk jet aircraft, OV-10 Bronco Observation aircraft, F4-Phantom Attack fighters, UH-1E, UH-1N Huey and Cobra Attack helicopters in support of the Republic of South Vietnam. Schooling and tours of duty included: California, Tennesse, North & South Carolina, Arizonia, Texas, Phillipines and Okinawa. Honorable Discharge.
Cindy (Antczak) White
Cindy (Antczak) White Class of 1986
Army Reserves, 9 Years
Served 9 yrs total in both the Army Reserves 84 DIV Rail Trans and the Missouri National Guard. Attended the Drill Academy in 1990-91, graduating with Honors, Soldier of the Year and an Accommedation Metal. Was a Drill in Ft Leonard Wood, MO on and off for 3 yrs. ETS was March 1995.
Derion Cox
Derion Cox Class of 2006
Army, 10 Years
US Army Sergeant (R) 2007-2008 Mannheim Germany MHC 2008-09 OEF Eastern Africa/Iraq AL Asad 360th Civil Affairs, 2010-2013 Fort Riley, Kansas 1/63 AR, 1/18 IN 1st Infant Division 2011-2012 Operation Iraqi Freedom 1/63 AR 2013-2014 Camp Carroll, South Korea 2/1ADA 2014-2015 Fort Campbell KY 3/187 IN, Rakkasans, Air Assault 2015, August 30 , Retired
Elizabeth Annand
Elizabeth Annand Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 5 Years
Combat Engineer. Deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Thailand. Currently stationed in Japan.
Fred Lytge
Fred Lytge Class of 1960
Navy, 4 Years
viet nam
Gary L. Shields
Gary L. Shields Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years
• 3800 hours in cockpit (basic, advanced, instructor flight training in fighter, reconnaissance and tanker aircraft) • Air Staff program director for UK/FR AWACS programs – from inception for four years • Air Staff program manager for NATO AWACS programs • Sponsored to and within Pentagon by USAF vice chief of staff • Nominated to be speechwriter to USAF chief of staff • Formal training in four languages [French, German, Icelandic, and Latin]
James Duszynski
James Duszynski Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years
I was drafted into the Army in January of 69 and after 4 months of state side training I was sent to Vietnam. I was trained for "tube artillery" but on arrival to Vietnam I was sent to a helicopter unit, A 2/20 aerial rocket artillery 1st Cav. Div. We opperated out of Tay Ninh West and being so close to the Cambodian border, the VC & NVA would put us under rocket & mortar attacks almost every day. My worst memory is after being in country for three weeks myself and six other guys were sent out to LZ Caroline to help deffend it. When we arrived there, the arty guys were moving the the artillery guns almost up to the perimitter in preperation for a ground attack. The ground attack came at about 2am and the arty guys were firing point blank with "bee hive" rounds into the wire. We took many casualties that night but "charlie" never got past the wire. I spent close to 15 months in Vietnam, I was awarded the Bronze Star for valor, two Army Commendation medals, one for valor, an air medal for for more than 25 combat missions. I am now in the VA system (11years) and am working very hard to over come PTSD, Diabettis (from Agent Orange) and I can't say enough about the excellent care I have been getting. After almost 40 years I am now enjoying an almost normal life with my wife of 37 years, my son, daughter-in-law and our new grandson Collin. Lif is good.
Jeff Conley
Jeff Conley Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 2 Years
1st Marine Division, 7th Engineer Battalion, 1st Bridge Co. Vietnam !968-70
Jeff Eisenbach
Jeff Eisenbach Class of 1988
Navy, 8 Years
Helicopter Combat Search & Rescue Swimmer, Persian Gulf War Veteran (Desert Shield, Desert Storm) Awarded Navy Air Medal & Combat Action Ribbon
Jim Duran
Jim Duran Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
Master Sergeant (Ret.) USAF. Served 22 years active duty, 1983 to 2004. Satellite Communications, master electronic systems specialist. Served in Combat Communications units and mobile comm units.
John A. Wolfgang
John A. Wolfgang Class of 1974
Air Force, 6 Years
Trained as a security specialist. Assigned to numerous temporary duty assignments worldwide during 4 years of active duty.Honorably discharged at the rank of sergeant.
John Husty
John Husty Class of 1968
Navy, 8 Years
Field medical corpsman and X-ray tech
John Husty
John Husty Class of 1968
Navy, 8 Years
Corpsman with the Navy but spent 5 1/2 years with the Marines
John Karrer
John Karrer Class of 1941
Navy, 20+ Years
Started carrying bed pans and finished as a Health Care Administrator when retired in 1973
John L Karrer
John L Karrer Class of 1941
Navy, 20+ Years
First assignment= carrying bedpans on hospital ward. Final assignmenr=Hea,lth Care Administrator, Ninth Naval District, Great Lakesm Ill.
Joseph K. Lanza
Joseph K. Lanza Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
Army Signal Corps Desert Shield/Desert Storm Iraq Kuwait Germany Korea Turkey
Kip G. Mendini
Kip G. Mendini Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
Special Forces Intelligence officer, also served in armored cavalry, and light infantry. Medically retired

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