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

Chris Schave
Chris Schave Class of 2001
Air Force, 4 Years
F-15 Avionics
Darrol Prill
Darrol Prill Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
USAF Active Duty Enlisted 1982 to 2002 Vetran of Operation Enduring Freedom Vetran of Operation Just Cause USAF Special Operations C-130 Flight Crew
donald van leer
donald van leer Class of 1950
Army, 19 Years
national guard and then the army service
Duane Cocking
Duane Cocking Class of 1959
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served from 1962 to 1982. Enlisted and later commisioned. Completed Pilot Training in 1968, flew Dehavilland Caribous in Viet Nam. Awarded Air Medals and DFC. Flew KC 135's during Linebacker 2 1200 hours of combat time,Later flew B 52's,
Duane Wakefield
Duane Wakefield Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 5 Years
Helicopter squadrons, Hydraulic tech, airframes, door gun. Insert/extract, medivac and support. Way more fun than one would imagine.
Dwight Mattix
Dwight Mattix Class of 1978
Navy, 8 Years
Carrier based Airborne Early Warning: Avionics Tech 1st Class, Naval Aircrewman E2C Hawkeye In Flight Tech. WesPac on USS Constellation '85, '87, Norpac '86. Operation Earnest Will. .
jan hollis
jan hollis Class of 1976
Air Force, 6 Years
radio communications 1980 - San Vito, Italy 1982 - Misawa, Japan 1984 - Altus, Oklahoma
Jeff Butterfield
Jeff Butterfield Class of 2003
Navy, 5 Years
USS Alaska (SSBN 732)
Larry Holmes
Larry Holmes Class of 1975
Army, 15 Years
Army Security Agency the 70s, Air Defense Artillery the 80s, Currently a Defense Contractor with Northrop Grumman since 92 supporting the Army in and out of Theaters of Operations
Lynn Maynard
Lynn Maynard Class of 1970
Navy, 6 Years
lawyer in Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps. Served at Subic Bay, Philippines; Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Defense Division in Washington, D.C., and as staff judge advocate on USS HUNLEY (AS31) in Holy Loch, Scotland.
Richard Cloyd
Richard Cloyd Class of 1955
Navy, 20+ Years
Entered the US Navy in 1956, attended radio school. Served on board the USS Tang (SS563) and the USS Lexington (CVA16). Honorably discharged after 4 years. Reentered the navy on voluntary recall for Viet Nam. Stationed at Naval Communication Station Philippines, Command Destroyer Division 92 in Long Beach, CA. Deployed to Viet Nam, from there I was stationed at Naval Communications Station, Naples, Italy. Served on the USS Trippe (FF1075) in Charleston, SC. Served as a navy instructor at Naval Training Command, San Diego, CA. Went back to Naples, Italy for a tour. Was transferred to Commander Amphibious Group 1 in Okinawa. Our flag ship was the USS Blue Ridge, landing communications command ship. My last tour of duty was in Naval Communication Station San Diego where I retired as Commissioned Warrant Officer Four.
Russell Marth
Russell Marth Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years
I served this great country as an Airborne Engineer. Jumpmaster, all the way.
Sam Marshall
Sam Marshall Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
Viet Nam 68-69
Vaughn Peterson
Vaughn Peterson Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
1975 - 1997
wILLIAM MCCOLLUM
wILLIAM MCCOLLUM Class of 1971
Air Force, 6 Years
AIRCRAFT ELECTRICAL REPAIRMAN, B52D,& G MODELS. STATIONED AT FAIRCHILD AFB FOR MY 6 YEARS BUT WAS T.D.Y. TO GUAM FOR LINEBACKER II, DIRECT BOMBING OF VIETNAM. ALSO WORKED KC-135A'S AND UH-IH N HELICOPTERS. ALSO T.D.Y. TO GLASCOW AFB MT. THERES A SITE!. MADE SSGT IN 5 BUT GOT OUT ANY WAY. A.F. LIFE WAS NO FUN LATER IN THE TERM.

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Class of '85

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