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

Barbara Letzig Wolfgeher
Barbara Letzig Wolfgeher Class of 1978
Army, 6 Years
Peacetime Veteran - Army Medic - 21st Evacuation Hospital, Ft. Hood, Texas
deborah morgan groves
deborah morgan groves Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years
Frank R. Vogan II
Frank R. Vogan II Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Frank is currently a Lance Corporal in the Corps. He is currently stationed at MCB Quantico in Virginia. He is serving with the Presidential Helicopter Squadron and has two years left to serve.
George C Cox Jr
George C Cox Jr Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Performed duties in Law Enforcement/Security protecting nuclear weapons while being stationed at Whiteman AFB,MO 1981-1985 and Ellsworth AFB,S.D. 1973-75, 1977-1981, and 1986-1994. Performed duties at Zweibrucken AB, Germany 1975-77 and Comiso AS, Italy 1985-86. Was Law Enforcement Supervisor at Peterson AFB, CO 1994-96. Performed special dutis as Facility Manager Superintendent from 1987-1994 at Ellsworth AFB,S.D.
Gordon Hofstra
Gordon Hofstra Class of 1956
Navy, 14 Years
Naval ROTC University of Kansas graduated June, 1960. Naval Aviator. Flew T-34, T2J, F9F-8 Cougar, F11F Tiger, F3H-2 Demon, F4A-B Phantom, F8N Crusader. Squadrons VF-14 Tophatters (Oldest Sqadron in USN-since 1919), VF-101 Grim Reapers and VF-703 (Called to active duty for Pueblo Crisis.
Lyle Yazel
Lyle Yazel Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years
Command Sergeant Major USA, Air Defense Artillery
Lyle Yazel
Lyle Yazel Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years
March 1969: Drafted into the US Army March 1970 – January 1971: Served as an Intelligence Analyst with the Combined Intelligence Center (CIC-V), a multi-national, multi-force team under the Military Advisory Center – Vietnam (MACV). Primary functions were to provide order of battle intelligence to the general officer staff. I also assisted in the writing of General Westmoreland’s memoirs. I traveled the country collecting POW reports, intelligence estimates, etc. Best part of this was I didn’t have to stay in any location for any extended period of time. 19771 – 1972: Had a break in service. Got out of the Army after serving in Viet Nam and stayed out for a year and a half. 1972: Reentered the Army as an Air Defense Artillery missileman in the Nike Hercules missile system. I served on part of a team that provided nuclear defense capabilities in defending 32 metropolitan areas throughout the United States. I scored the highest scores on the Military Occupational Specialty tests (MOS) for Nike Hercules crewmen for three consecutive years. This led to my obtaining a position in the Training Doctrine Command where I conducted critical task inventories, task analysis, evaluation and validation for missile maintenance and operator Skill Qualification Tests and Soldier’s Manuals. 1982: Changed missile systems and became part of a team that tested, validated and integrated the PATRIOT Missile System in the US Army’s arsenal. I also trained and facilitated the deployment of two battalions of PATRIOT missile systems into the US Army Europe command (USAREUR). I also performed as a member of Armed Forces Central Europe (AFCE) Tactical Evaluation Team. This was a multi-national evaluation team that conducted annual evaluations of NATO military forces’ ability to operate and survive in a wartime environment. While assigned to Europe, I coached one of the first teams to introduce American football in Germany. It was coaching this team that I met and married my wife Sabine. 1988: Attended the US Army Sergeant Major’s Academy. I performed in various positions to include Command Sergeant Major (CSM) for a complex, widely dispersed instructional battalion responsible for the Initial Entry Training for over 9,000 soldiers annually. I trained active, reserve, National Guard, Marine Corps and allied students in seven Air Defense programs of instruction. I also served as a CSM responsible for the health, care and welfare of 150 soldiers with 37 different MOS’s, 70 civilian personnel, in support of operating a training and firing range covering over 1.1 million acres. 1992: Retired from the US Army as a Command Sergeant Major.
Matt Tucker
Matt Tucker Class of 2003
Air Force, 4 Years
Air Force
Michael Everett
Michael Everett Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Year in Okinawa, Japan. Desert Sheild/ Desert Storm-Task Force Ripper. Combat Action
MICHAEL R. GREEN Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years
Paul David Stuart
Paul David Stuart Class of 1973
Navy, 4 Years
Paul served aboard the USS Saratoga, CV-60, stationed at Mayport Forida, from 1974 - 1977, as an Engineman. Duties included mechanical work on Liberty launches, steering gear/rudders, aircraft deck edge elevators, RAS ( refueling at sea) winches, anchor windlass, AC&R units, along with import duties as an import fire party member and engineering department watch holder. During the four years aboard the USS Saratoga Paid visited 13 contries in the Meaditeranian Sea and the Caribbean Islands. The Saratoga was one of the first ships, at the end of the Cold War, to visit a communist country in over 25 years. Paul was given an Honorable Discharge on November 4, 1977 at the end of his enlistment.
Richard (Dickie) Lawrence
Richard (Dickie) Lawrence Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Upon graduation from Bonner in 1972 joined the US Marine Corps and continued with a career of 22 years in the Corps.
Richard Lawrence
Richard Lawrence Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Retired a Gunnery Sergeant (Gunny) USMC in Jun 1994
Terry L Hammontree
Terry L Hammontree Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Enlisted in the USMC prior to graduation. 1967-1968 Served in Okinawa and Viet Nam and flew out of Dong Ha, RVN 3 days prior to Tet of 68. Returned to Viet Nam in Nov 1968, returning to the States in Dec 1969 and stationed at Camp Pendleton. Before returning to Kansas, obtained California Police officer Standards and Training certification. Retired from Law Enforcement in 2010.
willie c sanders
willie c sanders Class of 1974
Navy, 3 Years
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