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

Andrew Baker
Andrew Baker Class of 2009
Air Force, 1 Years
Munition Systems Weapon specialist.
Blaine Evans
Blaine Evans Class of 1982
Navy, 5 Years
I served during the fist gulf war. Also did two medateranian tours. I also am the Plank owner of the USS Vella Gulf CG72
Danielle (Hoelzel) LaPell
Danielle (Hoelzel) LaPell Class of 1977
Navy, 5 Years
Aircrew Survival Technician Beeville Tx VT 25, Glenview Il VP-60, and Aircrew VR-51
David Hawthorne
David Hawthorne Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Actually, I joined in nov. 1974 and was trained as a field diesel mechanic and was assigned to 2nd. battalion 9th. Marines as logistic support during evacuation of Cambodia. Served on various naval vessels and got to see alot of the pacific. Spent a couple of years with the National Guard while I attended N.A.U.
Deanna Szopinski
Deanna Szopinski Class of 1987
Navy, 16 Years
I loved the service! If I could have gone the full 20 would have. I have almost 6 active and 10 years reserve. Very proud of my service and anyone else that serves.
Derek Curiel
Derek Curiel Class of 2001
Army, 4 Years
Derek is on his second tour of duty in Iraq, he left his wife & two sons in Texas. Please pray for his safe return home for him and all military. Michelle (Sis)
Georgina (Belt) Marin
Georgina (Belt) Marin Class of 1993
Army, 13 Years
6 years Navy as a diesel mechanic. 7 years Army in Transportation Logistics. Served 2 tours in Iraq, 2003-2004 and 2005-2006.
J.M. SCOTT Class of 1992
Army, 3 Years
Jaime Gale
Jaime Gale Class of 1977
National Guard, 20+ Years
5 years Army National Guard- Military Police 18years Air National Guard- Security Forces
jayson mix
jayson mix Class of 1996
Army, 10 Years
2 deployments to iraq 1 deployment to bosnia
Jennifer Bowen Gash
Jennifer Bowen Gash Class of 2002
Air Force, 2 Years
Military intellegence.
Joseph E. Blount
Joseph E. Blount Class of 1981
Navy, 4 Years
served in the U.S. Navy Seals Seal team 3 class219.
Justin M Smith
Justin M Smith Class of 2006
Army, 6 Years
Easy co 2/506 Inf 101st AB Teamleader and heavy weapons, Afghanistan 2010-2011
Karen Sue Ernst
Karen Sue Ernst Class of 1976
Navy, 2 Years
Seaman apprentice, worked on a Tugboat and in the Boatmans office as well as the Warrent Officers office
Mark Ives
Mark Ives Class of 1977
Army, 13 Years
Served as a Pershing Missile Crewman for 5 years and Intelligence Analyst for 8 years. Served in West Germany for 8 years, ending in West Berlin during the Cold War. Was a Staff Sergeant.
Michael S. Heyer
Michael S. Heyer Class of 1997
Army, 9 Years
3 Years Active Duty 6 Years National Guard
Moises R. Gonzales
Moises R. Gonzales Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years
Preparing for his thrid deployment to Iraq. He leaves behind his wife and 3 sons. (1 son is in Iraq)
Rich Moss
Rich Moss Class of 1986
Army, 10 Years
Supplt Sergeant Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Heidelberg, Germany; Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland
Sam Hansford
Sam Hansford Class of 1981
Navy, 6 Years
3by3 boiler operaitor 3rd class
Travis Sanborn
Travis Sanborn Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 12 Years
Active Duty Marine Corps for 10 Years as a Radio Operator from January 2005-January 2015. Currently in the Army Reserves as a Truck Driver since August 2015.

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