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

Christopher Birchard
Christopher Birchard Class of 1989
Army, 11 Years
Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, 1994. Separated at the rank of major in 2005.
Christopher Ingelido
Christopher Ingelido Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years
Active Duty Air Force - 4 years Air Force Reserve - 16 years
Floyd K. Lindstrom
Floyd K. Lindstrom Class of 1931
Army, 2 Years
U.S. Army, WW II. While in combat service in Sicily, 1943, Floyd was awarded the Silver Star for for gallantry in action. Later, on 11 November 1943, near Magnano Italy, Floyd, armed only with his .45 calibre pistol, singlehandely attacked an enemy machinegun nest which was decimating his squad. He wiped out the nest occupants then siezed the heavy-machine gun and carried it to his squad's position. Under withering enemy fire, he returned to the enemy position, retrieved the gun's ammunition and returned again to his squad. There, he turned the captured weapon on the counterattacking enemy thus thwarting their attack. For his selfless bravery Floyd was cited, to recieve his Nation's highest award, the MEDAL of HONOR, "for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity involving risk of life above the call of duty in action with the enemy." He was offered the opportunity to serve in a safe rear area but he declined and returned to his unit. On 3 February 1944, Floyd was killed while leading his squad against the enemy. His MEDAL of HONOR was presented to his mother at a ceremony at Fort Carson, CO, on 26 April 1944, by General Terry Allen who referred to Floyd as "a one man army." (re. /Colo. Springs Gazette Telegraph 26 April 1944/ New York Times, 27 April, 1944/ MoH Citation signed by Henry L. Stimpson, Secretary of War/ Encyclopedia Britanica - Medal of Honor)
Gene Kawamoto
Gene Kawamoto Class of 1950
Marine Corps, 2 Years
Gene enlisted in the Matrine Corps Rerserve at the outbreak of the Korean War. He was called to active duty in 1951 and went through Boot Camp at the Recruit Depot in San Diego,CA. Following Boot Camp Gene was ordered to the Marine Air Wing at El Toro, CA. Following a period of training, his unit was shipped out to Korea and there he served in combat status for twelve months. Reentering civilian life he worked for Bank of America, progressing to an executive position before his retirement. Gene passed away at age 77 on 9 February 2010. He was still a Marine.
Kaitlin Baird
Kaitlin Baird Class of 2005
Air Force, 1 Years
Currently serving in Germany as an Air Force Intelligence Officer
Kim Prentice
Kim Prentice Class of 1977
Navy, 2 Years
Ocean Systems Technician, played All Navy Volleyball
Matthew Vincent
Matthew Vincent Class of 1989
Air Force, 12 Years
Commissioned through Air Force Officer Training School, 2001, as a logistics readiness officer. Currently serving at Peterson AFB, Colorado.
Rachel Riviere
Rachel Riviere Class of 2001
Navy, 8 Years
Hospital Corpsman Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Robert Rusty Lomax
Robert Rusty Lomax Class of 1950
Marine Corps, 12 Years
I enlisted the Marine Corps in June,1950 for 8 years on Reserve Status. I was called to active duty in August 1950 and attended Boot Camp at the Recruit Depot in San Diego,CA. After Boot Camp I was posted to Camp Pendelton, CA where I joined the 1'st !55 mm Gun Batrallion. After arrival and settling in, I was brought before an Officers Selection Board based on my entry intelligence testing (a good Cheyenne education). As I left the Board, I was Accompanied by a 6'8" inch Marine Major who patted me on the head as he said, "I'm sorry boy, but you're not tall enough to be a Marine Officer." Our unit was scheduled for deployment to Korea but at the last minute the deployment was cancelled. While I remained with the Gun Batallion through my active duty period I progressed from PFC to the rank of Sergeant, holding positions of Section Chief, Gunnery Sergeant and First Sergeant in Headquarters Battery. I was chosen to be the "Drill Master" forn the Inspector General Unit evaluation (I know not why) , but we passed with accolades. My favorite memory is capturing a large skunk, which had expended its fire power by squirting at every noise in a storage facility. As I carried it from the building, I ran directly into a group of Headquarters officers bent on an inspection of the facility. They scattered like rabbits and didn't return. I was accused of voiding the inspection by "threatening them" with a skunk. Upon release from active duty I enrolled in College and went on Inactive Reserve status, and later joined the Gun Batallion In Denver. Moving to California for employment in Aerospace endeavors I transferred to the 67'th Special Infantry Company where I served as a Platoon Commander. Civilian employment caused me to terminate my Marine obligations after twelve years.
Timothy Leaveck
Timothy Leaveck Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
1980-1982 Nuclear Reactor Operator 1982-1986 ROTC Univ of Colo 1986-1998 Naval Aviator, Helicoptor Pilot aboard Frigates/Cruisers, Instuctor Pilot 1999-2006 Naval Reserve

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Chana Kolman
Class of '92

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