Military Alumni

Military Alumni

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

Dave Smith
Dave Smith Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years
Enlisted Oct 1968. Attended FT "A" school Great Lakes, Ill then graduated from FT "C" school Dam Neck, VA. Assignments include USS Belknap,USS Farragut, USS Harry E. Yarnell as leading firecontrolman. After his second tour of instructor duty, Master Chief Smith reported to USS Dahlgren then reported to USS Biddle as the Command Master Chief. after decommissioning USS Biddle, Master Chief Smith reported to the USS Comte de Grasse as the Command Master Chief. Master Chief Smith retired Nov 1998 and currently lives in Chesappeake, VA with his wife Stefania.
David J McHale
David J McHale Class of 1969
Air Force, 6 Years
2750th ABW WPAFB expediter for Sac 69-71 7005th Stuttgart Germany expediter 71-73 2years inactive reserve
David Polley
David Polley Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Headquarters Co.10th Marine Reg, 2nd Marine Division, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Headquarters Co. Fleet Marine Force Pacific. Camp H M Smith, Hawaii
Dean A. Williams
Dean A. Williams Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Entered Dec 64, retired Jul 88. Air Operations Superintendent Served worldwide
Doug Rachford
Doug Rachford Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
Served with 1st Air Cav in Vietnam 68-69; wounded in action in Tay Ninh Province near Cambodian border while engaged with NVA during firefight Feb. 7, 1969, received 2 Purple Hearts and Air Medal
GARY BRICKING
GARY BRICKING Class of 1961
Army, 5 Years
Served 2 years on active duty and 3 years on active reserve duty. Spent 13 months in Korea.
Gary West
Gary West Class of 1971
Army, 6 Years
Served 2 years active duty, 11 months in Korea. Two years active reserve, 2 years inactive reserve.
Gil Laake
Gil Laake Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
Service in SEA.. Jet machanic.. Found TOO much Agent Orange.. And other Rainbow Agents.. Long Story..
Gilbert Laake
Gilbert Laake Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
I spent most of my enlistment following the B52's And KC 135's...
JACK SCHMIDT
JACK SCHMIDT Class of 1955
Air Force, 4 Years
I SERVED AS A AC&W RADAR OPERATOR IN CA, AZ, JAPAN AND VA. I RECEIVED A GOVERNMENT JOB WHEN DISCHARGE WITH THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION.
JACK SCHMIDT
JACK SCHMIDT Class of 1955
Air Force, 4 Years
AC&W RADAR
Joe Meyer
Joe Meyer Class of 1967
Army, 6 Years
2 yrs. active duty, 2 yrs. active reserves and 2 yrs. inactive reserves. Active duty 1969 thru 1971 Army Air Defense Artillery. Basic Training Ft. Dix Sept. thru Oct. 1969. 11 months California and 11 months Korea.
kenneth kaiser
kenneth kaiser Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
served both as enlisted and officer including combat tours, it was my honor to serve this great nation.
Lee W. Gentry
Lee W. Gentry Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 4 Years
i was first stationed in Okinawa japan where i met my Girlfriend, she is now pregnant and i am going back to the states.
Mel L. Wilmoth
Mel L. Wilmoth Class of 1976
Air Force, 4 Years
Communication Specialist at Edwards Air Force Base in Mohave, California.
Mike Rachford
Mike Rachford Class of 1961
Army, 6 Years
Served as Chief of Fire Direction Center In Fith Batallion 28th Artillery.
Patrick S Delaney
Patrick S Delaney Class of 1971
Air Force, 3 Years
Ground Equipment Repair/Flightline
Robert L Cobb
Robert L Cobb Class of 1948
Air Force, 4 Years
Aircraft and engine mechanic - Korean War
Robert L Cobb
Robert L Cobb Class of 1948
Air Force, 4 Years
Aircraft and engine mechanic
Ron Suter
Ron Suter Class of 1959
Army, 20+ Years
US Army Special Forces (Airborne)

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Sandy Sandfoss
Class of '72

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In Memory Of

Tom Bihl
Class of 1960

Passed away August, 2013
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