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

Bradley Biederman
Bradley Biederman Class of 2003
Army, 4 Years
OEF veteran (2010-2011)
Bruce Still Jr
Bruce Still Jr Class of 1998
Army, 6 Years
National Guard for four years, left for Active Duty servered with the 101st Aiborne Divison in Iraq in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Medically Discharged for injuries that occured in combat.
Cassidy Cleinmark
Cassidy Cleinmark Class of 2008
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Im an Avionics Tech. on the AV8-B Harrier. stationed in Yuma, AZ and have currently served 3 years.
Cathy Thomas
Cathy Thomas Class of 1974
Army, 4 Years
Vietnam Era
Cathy Thomas
Cathy Thomas Class of 1974
Army, 4 Years
Served in Vicenza Italy
Cathy Thomas
Cathy Thomas Class of 1974
Army, 4 Years
Served at Fort Sill OK Fort Mcllellen ALA Caserma Ederle Vicenza Italia due ani.
Charles Tracey
Charles Tracey Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years
After ROTC scholarship to UofI, 21 years active duty and reserves, retired in 2010.
Christopher Linski
Christopher Linski Class of 2003
Army, 4 Years
Medically retired in 2007 as an Infantry Sergeant after two combat tours to Iraq.
Cindy (Hammond) Taylor
Cindy (Hammond) Taylor Class of 2003
Air Force, 7 Years
I have been in the Air Force for 7 1/2 years as a Security Forces Member (Military Police). Once this tenure is up, I will have been in for 8 1/2 years.
Dana Steinke
Dana Steinke Class of 1967
Air Force, 11 Years
Aircraft weapon systems and fire control on the F-106 and AC-130. Stationed in Japan, Thailand, and numerous stateside bases.
Deonte D. Person
Deonte D. Person Class of 2008
Army, 4 Years
I was stationed at Fort Lewis, Wa. Served two tours in Afghanistan. Left the Army Dec 21, 2012. Now I'm in the Army National Guard until 2017.
Dirk Howard
Dirk Howard Class of 1965
Air Force, 5 Years
Stationed at Lackland AFB, TX - Lowery AFB, CO - Clinton Sherman AFB, OK - Little Rock AFB, AR - Keesler AFB, MS - Nellis AFB, NV. I worked on B-52's, B-58's and F-111's as a Bomb/Nav and Radar technician.
Dirk Howard
Dirk Howard Class of 1965
Air Force, 6 Years
Stationed at Lackland, Lowery, Clinton-Sherman, Keesler, Little Rock, and Nellis. B/N systems on B-52, B-58, and F-111A.
Dr. John R. Batson
Dr. John R. Batson Class of 1968
Army, 6 Years
Instructor USMA West Point, NY
dustin wyatt
dustin wyatt Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 4 Years
i graduated in 2005, and shortly after found myself in the united states marine corps. i have been in for 4 years now, i re-enlisted in dec. 2007 for another 4 years. i have done 3 combat tours in iraq and am happily married
Elaine M. Nussbaum
Elaine M. Nussbaum Class of 1998
National Guard, 15 Years
Illinois Army National Guard OIF (2004-2005) Transportation Company platoon leader, 1544th TC (spt. 1st CAV DIV) OEF (2013-2014) Brigade property manager, ISAF-BEST-A12 / 10BKPanc (spt. 101st ABN DIV)
Erik Jaspers
Erik Jaspers Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years
Continuing to serve after 22 years of service and 2 tours to Iraq and 1 in Afghanistan. Erik is now living in California and is assigned to the 11th MP BDE.
Erik Jon Jaspers
Erik Jon Jaspers Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years
Member of the three tour club. Finally on the road to retirement. I cant say I have enjoyed every moment of it, but I have great pride in serving.
Ira C Keown
Ira C Keown Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Served 1964 to 1968. Stationed at DaNang, South Viet Nam 1966 to 1967. Worked in avionics on Inertial Navigation systems amd air data computers. Got out of the Marine Corps as a Sargent in 1968 and then went back to OCS in 1969but unable to finish for health reasons.
james r bryant
james r bryant Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
Chief warrant officer

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