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

Bill Obermeier
Bill Obermeier Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
Vietnam 1969-1970
Brian Rosonke
Brian Rosonke Class of 1986
Navy, 2 Years
U.S.S. Vincennes CG-49; 1987-1989
dennis connerley
dennis connerley Class of 1970
Air Force, 10 Years
aircraft maintenance ac-47's,f-4's,and f-16,s Vietnam and Korea
Dr. Jeffrey Duncan
Dr. Jeffrey Duncan Class of 1980
Army, 10 Years
Enlisted US Army Signal Corps 1980 - 82; USMA Cadet 1982-1986; US Army Armor Officer 1986 - 1990
Duane Lubbert
Duane Lubbert Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years
4 yrs active duty - Air Operations Specialist 19 yrs reserve duty - Chief of Education and Training
Edwin Lee (Ted) Helvig
Edwin Lee (Ted) Helvig Class of 1960
Air Force, 8 Years
Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Flight Mechanic, Served in Air Rescue (Goose Bay Canada) South East Asia, NKP Thailand and Na Trang, Da Nang and Khe San South Viet Nam. Spent time in Reo, Panama City, Porto Rico, and Burmuda
James  Springer
James Springer Class of 1988
Navy, 8 Years
Hull Tech. 2nd Class
Jeff Holzer
Jeff Holzer Class of 1990
Army, 12 Years
I have worked on every Army helicoptor. Last MOS was a crew chief on Blackhawk.
Jennifer Finley (Whitney)
Jennifer Finley (Whitney) Class of 1981
Navy, 4 Years
I served in the US Navy - First duty station Charleston South Carolina, on the USS Frank Cable (AS-40), transferred to San Diego California, and got out of Active Duty with an honorable discharge on July 1985, joined the reserves and discharged from the Navy Reserves after serving with the US Marines in 1995. Joined the National Guard in 1999, and discharged honorably on Dec 10 2001.
Jim Walter
Jim Walter Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Infantry, commissioned officer. Vietnam, 1968-69.
Jim Walter
Jim Walter Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Entered Marine OCS in February, 1968. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in October, 1968. Served in Vietnam as infantry platoon leader with Company M, 3d Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, in 1968-69. Discharged from Marines in 1971.
John H. Reveland
John H. Reveland Class of 1963
Army, 10 Years
Served 20 months in Karlsruhe, Germany with USATCC, Sgt E-5, transportable communication company, 8 years with national guard as forward observer.
John Hobert
John Hobert Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years
1. Republic of South Vietnam Aug 4:1969-Jul 30:1970 2. Rank of Staff Sergeant 3. DaNang Support Command-5th Army 4. Knox College ROTC 1970-71 5. Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Commendation Medal,.
Lanny Mincks
Lanny Mincks Class of 1962
Army, 4 Years
Served in Germany and Viet Nam. Advisor to the South VietNam Army 64-65
Lee Wilhelms
Lee Wilhelms Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years
I served in Viet Nam with the 1st Air Cavalry as an Infantry Platoon Sgt. I was wounded and spent the last four months of my tour at an Okinawa Army hospital. The remainder of my tour was served at Fort Riley, Kansas
Mahlon E Greenzweig
Mahlon E Greenzweig Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years
SP5 with Co B 5th Bn 68th Armor 66-67
Melvin Leonard
Melvin Leonard Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years
Been with Navy (medical) both active and reserve since graduation. Returned to active in 2000 and looking to retire in 2014. I have been assigned to the Marine Corps for most of my career.
Mitch Martin
Mitch Martin Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years
Rode big gray ships for 10 years... the found my calling with the Navy Special Forces where I drove high speed boats for the U.S. Navy Seals for my last 11 years
Mitchell Monroe
Mitchell Monroe Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years
I was stationed with VP19 at Moffett Field CA. Made several deployments to Phillippines and Japan with them. I then transferred to SWFPAC in Bango WA. SWFPAC was involved with the production and security of nuclear missiles for the Trident subs. I then transferred to NAS Whidbey Island and was assigned to various VAQ and VA squadrons. I made over 8 cruises to the Med, Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans in support of Navy operations over the years including Desert Shield and Desert Storm. I retired in 1993 at the rate of YNC (E-7)
Pat Steward
Pat Steward Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
Dutifully served in Vietnam

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Class of '73

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