Benson High School Alumni

Omaha, Nebraska (NE)

Military Alumni

Military High School 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 Sewell
Bill Sewell
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired at Offutt AFB NE after serving 20 years of active duty.
Charles Vaughan
Charles Vaughan
Class of 1970
Army, 23 Years

Originally drafted in 1972 and later, upon completing college with ROTC commission, retired as Major. Then became a Department of the Army Civilian (DAC) serving for 24 years finishing as a GS-14.
Craig Gooder
Craig Gooder
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Field Artillery Officer serving in Bamberg, Germany on active duty, 175mm, C Btry, 6/10th FA. 1971 to 1973
4 yrs. Reserve in Chicago with 7/1st FA, 8inch
Resigned as a Captain
Craig Smith
Craig Smith
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

It was an honor and a privilege to serve. God Bless the United States of America.
Dale Broekemeier
Dale Broekemeier
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Lt. USMC, Vietnam veteran 1969-70. Forward Observer artillery
DALE JAY ANDERSEN
DALE JAY ANDERSEN
Class of 1957
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years

Retired as a CWO4 with 30 yrs. Vietnam and Great Britain. Most of career with the SEABEES
Daniel G Engstrom
Daniel G Engstrom
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

Served 1967-1971. First year in Charleston SC.as an Engineman working Harbor Support. The next three years aboard the USS Swerve MSO 495 (Minesweeper Ocean) on the Auxiliary Gang. We would sweep the Ocean and it's coasts for enemy planted mines ,and detonate them.
David J. Campbell
David J. Campbell
Class of 1970
Navy, 6 Years

Vietnam Service 1971-1973.
Honorable Discharge.
US Coast Guard / Port Security
Honorable Discharge.
Doug Carper
Doug Carper
Class of 1974
Army, 7 Years

Two tours in West Germany
Doug Rie
Doug Rie
Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years

Tactical Communications
Eric R Hansen
Eric R Hansen
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 2 Years

West Coast USMC Band
F Maiefski
F Maiefski
Class of 1976
Army, 8 Years

Schwabach Germany from 77 to 80 with 34th Signal Battalion 7th Corp RTO 05e Sgt. and 80 to 85 with 2nd of the 59th Air defense artillery Katzwang Germany voice language intercept and intel analyst 96b
Gerald Temin
Gerald Temin
Class of 1968
Navy, 21 Years

Entered the Navy October 1969 and retired October 1990. Achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Served on four different ships, one overseas shore duty and three shore duty stations.
gregg novak
gregg novak
Class of 1966
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

in militay 23 years
Gregg novak
Gregg novak
Class of 1966
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

23 years
greggory novak
greggory novak
Class of 1966
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

he was in 23 yeaRS. MARRIED TO JANET WILLIAMS NOVAS CLASS of 1966
Jeff Hart
Jeff Hart
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Marine Barracks 8th and I Washington DC
Jerry Tegtmeier
Jerry Tegtmeier
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

Combat Engineer 1968-69, Chu Lai Vietnam. Got an early out and worked for Dun & Bradstreet 2 years, Procter& Gamble 17 years, WOW Radio 7 years, University of Nebraska Athletics Licensing & Sales Sponsorships 3 years, Country Stampede of Manhattan. KS 13 years, Tegt's Event Marketing -President - 3 years, JLT Sponsorships - President - 2003 - Present, Acosta Sales & Marketing 2011 - Present.
John Kroeger
John Kroeger
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired in '92.
John Redding
John Redding
Class of 1965
Navy Reserves, 6 Years

BT3 aboard uss union AKA 106
Justin Milani
Justin Milani
Class of 2004
Army, 3 Years

Mechanic
Kent Kelley
Kent Kelley
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

BM3, Vietnam 3 years (1965-1968),Counterinsurgency training at Coronado Amphibious Base, Special Weapons training at Camp Pendleton, crically wounded in Action in 1965, Honorable Discharge
Kent Kelley
Kent Kelley
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

BM3, Counterinsurgency Training, Special Weapons Training, Vietnam 3 years (1965-1968), Wounded in combat action (1966), Honorable Discharge.
L. J. ACKERMANN
L. J. ACKERMANN
Class of 1972
Air Force, 21 Years

computer communications specialist
Larry Baird
Larry Baird
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

I did my basic training at Fort Lewis, Washington, and my advanced training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. I went to NCO school to become an artillery crew chief and then was sent to Vietnam. I was there for a year with the Second Field Force and the 23rd Artillery Group.
Lloyd Mulick
Lloyd Mulick
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

Was a Hospital Corpsman station in San Diego, Japan Danang Vietnam and The Marine Recruit Depot Paris Island S.C.
Michael Blum
Michael Blum
Class of 1979
Navy, 20 Years

Honor man graduate BUD/S class 109 (1980) Assigned SEAL TM 2 1980-1986 multiple deployments with 4 combat tours. SEAL TM 4 1986-1990 2 additional combat tours. NSWGR-2 1990-1992 to complete my BA from ST. Leo University (w/honors cum laude). Commissioned 1990 and assigned to SEAL TM 6 as an assistant assault commander, then XO of Brown Squadron (now Black SQ). Retired 2000 to move to CIA paramilitary unit (GB SAD) where I served for 16 years with over 12 combat tours.
NORM KING
NORM KING
Class of 1961
Army, 14 Years

OCS. FIELD ARTILLERY OFFICER. MAJOR. COMBAT WOUNDED.
Robert (Steve) Kemp
Robert (Steve) Kemp
Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years

Army Infantry 1976-1980
Ft. Richardson AK
Ft. Lewis WA
Robert S Anderl
Robert S Anderl
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired as Lt Col after 20 years of service in the USAF. Final assignment at WPAFB, OH. Reside in Dayton, OH and volunteer at the Nation Museum of the USAF.
Robert S Anderl
Robert S Anderl
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

ROTC Graduate at Univ of Nebraska. Commissioned as 2nd Lt in June 1971. Retired as Lt Col in August 1991. Stationed in Montana, South Dakota, California, Washington DC, Alabama, and Ohio. Served as Missile Launch Officer and AF Contracting Officer.
ROGER JAY PENTZIEN, M.D.
ROGER JAY PENTZIEN, M.D.
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years

CAPT MC USN (Ret) - Honorably Discharged and Retired; Awards: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star, Combat Service Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Award with Bronze Stars
Tamara Kouth Maeder
Tamara Kouth Maeder
Class of 1984
Navy, 22 Years

CDR, NC (retired)
Tom Rowe
Tom Rowe
Class of 1967
Navy, 5 Years

Engine Room Machinest Mate tried to stay made MM1 then I was forced to take a med.discharge.
William La Rue, Jr.
William La Rue, Jr.
Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years

Served in Mediterranean and Viet Nam from 1966-1970 aboard USS Independence and USS Constitution. RVAH-7 Reconnaissance Squadron, Photographic Intelligence.

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Our Benson High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Benson High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Omaha are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!