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 Roberts
Bob Roberts Class of 1972
Air Force, 8 Years
More to come
Charles Criger
Charles Criger Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years
4 Years in the United States Navy, then 18 Years in the United States Air Force.
Don Rigdon
Don Rigdon Class of 1978
Navy, 8 Years
Served aboard three US Navy Ships (USS Fox CG-33, USS Benjamin Stoddard DDG-7 & USS Ramsey, FFG-2) and completed two Western Pacific Deployments.
Don White
Don White Class of 1989
Navy, 20+ Years
Served during Desert Storm 1 and 2, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan and Somolia. Served aboard the aircraft carriers USS John F. Kennedy and the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and aboard the amphibious assault ships USS Bataan and USS Saipan, among various shore duties. Retired from active duty in June of 2009.
Harold Newland
Harold Newland Class of 1950
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired after 30 years service. Was serving as Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command, Naval Beach Group One. Amphib Base, Coronado, Ca at time of retirement.
heston parker
heston parker Class of 2003
Army, 5 Years
drill sargent
Joey Alexander
Joey Alexander Class of 1989
Navy, 16 Years
Crytologic Technician Collection (Intell)
John M Colburn
John M Colburn Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years
1975 to 1997
Lt Col Wayne B Fessenden,ret
Lt Col Wayne B Fessenden,ret Class of 1947
Army, 20+ Years
Retired from the Oklahoma National Guard. Last assignment was Inspector General.
Mike Brewer
Mike Brewer Class of 1963
Army, 6 Years
Medical Specialist
Mike Massey
Mike Massey Class of 1979
Air Force, 4 Years
40th Security Police Squadron Aviano AB Italy
Msgt. Joey D. Handy
Msgt. Joey D. Handy Class of 1989
Air Force, 16 Years
Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Has served in the U.S., Korea, Turkey, Germany, Iraq and Kuwait.
Paul McBride
Paul McBride Class of 1972
Army, 6 Years
Filght Ops
Robert McPherson
Robert McPherson Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Served in the US Marine Corps from 1982 - 1990 as a Field Radio Operator and Microwave Radio Operator. Duty Stations where MCAS Cherry Point,NC MCB Camp Hansen,Okinawa Japan MCB Camp Pendleton,California
rodney jennings
rodney jennings Class of 1985
Air Force, 8 Years
Usaf. Veteran of desert storn
Rodney Phillip Troyer
Rodney Phillip Troyer Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years
Sp4; KIA His tour began on Oct 4, 1967 Casualty was on Feb 8, 1968 In QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS Body was recovered --Listed on the Vietnam Wall: Panel 38E - Line 41
Roy "Jack" Angle
Roy "Jack" Angle Class of 1955
Air Force, 20+ Years
I was a Combat Arms Instructor for 20 of my 26 years service: IThe weapons I specialized in was: M-1 Rifles, M-1 carbines, 5.56mm M-16 rifles, 45 cal. & 38 cal. Pistols, 45 cal. Thompson & Grease Machineguns, 30 cal light Machineguns, 50 cal Heavy Machinegun, worked on 20mm weapons and aircraft bomb systems, iI fired or instructed fire teans in the use of 60mm, 81mm and 4.2 inch Mortars, 57mm & 90mm recoilless rifles, and vatious types of 40mm grenade launchers. I have over the years owned many sifferent types and caliber of civilian weapentry. I don't even hunt any more. but I still like to bust a few caps now and then, I have discovered thet many of these weapons are only found in the history books. They are antiquated and no longer in use or only remembered by us old retirees. Thank God I never had to fire any of them in war but I did train a lot of men that did, I hope I trained them well
Scott Williams
Scott Williams Class of 1986
Army, 9 Years
Scott served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps from 1989 to 1998. He served in Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm and the Liberation of Kuwait.
Tawnya Martin
Tawnya Martin Class of 1979
Army, 15 Years
Basic training Ft Leonardwood, MO. Dental Asst. course Ft Sam, TX. Duty stations: Ft Gordon, GA, Ft. Hood, TX, Berlin Germany. Drill Sergeant duty, Ft Jackson, SC. Retired in 1995 Ft Carson, CO.
ted bovard
ted bovard Class of 1980
Army, 4 Years

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Class of '67

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About the class reunion Saturday

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