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

Brian Klobe
Brian Klobe Class of 1985
Army Reserves, 8 Years
Combat Medical Specialist and Infantry
Casey McKenna
Casey McKenna Class of 1994
Army, 8 Years
Communications Specialist
Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith Class of 1978
National Guard, 20+ Years
Joined in 1983, still serving in the Minnesota NAtional Guard in the AGR program. Duty assingments include 82d Airborne, 7th Engineer Brigade, 4th Engineer BN, Army Recruiter, 1SG, SGM, CSM. Graduate of the USASMA class 01-08
David Langan
David Langan Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years
pilot
David R. Yost
David R. Yost Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years
Served 4 years active duty, 13 months in Thailand in direct support of the war in Vietnam. Served 27 years in USAR, retired at rank of Colonel.
David Wickner
David Wickner Class of 1955
Marine Corps, 3 Years
4 years in National Guard 3 years in USMC
Eric Larson
Eric Larson Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years
23 years mostly submarine service, 8 years overseas,in Asia
Greg Saunders
Greg Saunders Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years
Worked in electronics: PACCS (post attack command control center) the planes (Looking Glass)I worked on could launch all the missles located in the mid-west. I spent one year in Thailand with the Combat Lightning group.
Gregg Anglesburg
Gregg Anglesburg Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years
Has served in Montana, Panama, Germany, Maryland and Alaska working in Air Transportation related positions including 5 years on the Presidential Support crew at Andrews AFB MD.
Howard A. Sanders
Howard A. Sanders Class of 1936
Navy, 5 Years
Missing in action aboard the submarine, USS Grunion July 1942
Howard A. Sanders
Howard A. Sanders Class of 1936
Navy, 5 Years
Howard's submarine, USS Grunion was sunk off of Kiska, AK July 30th, 1942. All hands were lost. The sub was found by the Captain's sons in 2008.
James Peterson
James Peterson Class of 2000
Army, 4 Years
Iraq war veteran 2004-2005. November 2004 Battle of Fallujah Veteran.
Jerome M. Skeim
Jerome M. Skeim Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years
US Army '66 - '68 MN Army National Guard '83 - '88 (AGR) MN Army National Guard '88 - '98 (AGR) National Guard Bureau, Arlington, VA '98 - '05
Kevin S. Schlagel
Kevin S. Schlagel Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years
Joined soon after graduating. Duty assignments include Offutt AFB, Osan AB Korea, Ramstein AB Germany, AFFMA (Arlington, VA), AFSOUTH (NATO) in Naples, Italy, and AFCAF (Bolling AFB). Variety of computer related positions to include programming, operations, networks, firewalls, etc. Now residing in Haymarket, VA.
Knute Hankins
Knute Hankins Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years
Retired as LTC in 1998
Mark Compton
Mark Compton Class of 1989
Army, 8 Years
Army Aviation. AH-64 Apache Armament Fort Sill, OK; Fort Eustis, VA, Fort Hood, TX; Hanau (Fliegerhorst), Germany, Hunter Army Airfield / Fort Stewart, GA
Michael Lillquist
Michael Lillquist Class of 1984
Air Force, 12 Years
AFROTC Cadet at UMD, 1984-1988 Minuteman II Missile Launch Officer, Whiteman AFB, MO, 1989-1993 Defense Contract Manager, Hanscom AFB, MA, 1993-1996 Inactive AF Reserve, Mpls, 1996-1997
Pauline Beuning-DeWenter
Pauline Beuning-DeWenter Class of 1986
Army, 9 Years
US Army Gulf War Veteran
Peggy Hans
Peggy Hans Class of 1973
Army, 2 Years
Enlisted for two years. MOS: Communications specialist. Served in Munich, Germany 66MI
Robert Roder
Robert Roder Class of 1977
Army, 5 Years
X-Ray Specialist Walter Reed Army Medical Center Washington DC. Ultrasound Technician Balboa Naval Hospital

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