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

Bob Mejia
Bob Mejia Class of 1951
Air Force, 4 Years
I served my country from February, 1952 to January 1956. I became a Munitions and Special Weapons Specialist after training at Lackland AFB TX, Nellis AFB NV, Fort Campbell KY, I served one year in the Korean War applying some of those skills from July 1952 until July 1953 then the remainder of my enlistment based out of Turner AFB GA on regular TDY'S to Eglin AFB FL., England, France, and North Africa, working in the nuclear weapons loading field. This enabled me to acquire my B.S and later an M. Ed. Degree from MIZZOU.
Bob Mejia
Bob Mejia Class of 1951
Air Force, 4 Years
USAF Korean War 1952-1953. Senior airman. Munitions and Special Weapons Specialist from 1953 to 1956. USA, Europe, Africa.
BRIAN BURKERT
BRIAN BURKERT Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years
RETIRED
Charles Crockett
Charles Crockett Class of 1990
Air Force, 16 Years
Currently deployed (13th time, 8 to the desert)
Dennis Marshall
Dennis Marshall Class of 2000
Army, 3 Years
Currently serving in the US Army Reserves as an Ammunition Specialist
Dennis McLaughlin
Dennis McLaughlin Class of 1963
Army, 4 Years
Served as LRRP/Ranger in Vietnam 1968-1969.
Edward Eugene McClellan
Edward Eugene McClellan Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years
Proudly served in the US Army 1st Cav Div as a Combat Engineer. Killed in the line of duty during the TET offensive on February 29th, 1968 in Vietnam. Promoted to Sergeant after his death. Awarded Bronze Star and Purple Heart. A true Hero and Soldier's Soldier!
Melissa Martin
Melissa Martin Class of 2005
Air Force, 4 Years
Communications Signals Intelligence Operator
Michael Conard
Michael Conard Class of 1986
Air Force, 14 Years
Critical Care Specialist 92-96 Keesler AFB Chief Flight Medic 96-04 180th Airlift Deployed Operation Iraqi Freedom Flt Medic 442nd Fighter Wing 04 to Present
Patrick Ezzell
Patrick Ezzell Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Seved in a F-4 Squadron. VMFA 235 Kaneohe Hawaii
Richard Miller
Richard Miller Class of 1978
Army, 6 Years
Recon
Rick Martinez
Rick Martinez Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years
Served 1983-2007,83-88 US Army Infantry, 88-07 US Army Ordnance Corps Desert Sheild/Storm 90-91 OIFI-II 03-04/OIF V-VI 06-07
Rodney Sears JR
Rodney Sears JR Class of 2006
Army, 6 Years
Currently serving as a 88M (Motor Transport Operator) Getting January 2012, that will make it 6 years total
ronnie burks
ronnie burks Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
I served in the military for a total of 24 years retiring from the Army reserves at the rank of Master Sergeant (E-8). I first enlisted in the USAF serving in the Security Police during the close of the Vietnam era right out of high school and served 10 years on active duty. I re-enlisted in the US army reserves and served 14years as infantry tow gunner and Military Police Investigator up to my retirement.
Stephen R simmons
Stephen R simmons Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
Served 4/68 to 12/71. Weapons control systems for Phantom F4-E fighter jets. Did a tour in Danang Vietnam Nam 1971

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