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

Dixie Richard Leddon
Dixie Richard Leddon Class of 1959
Air Force, 4 Years
Air Force medicsl specialist, Trained at Lackland AFB, Texas, Gunter Air Force Base Ala. and served 3 years at Westover AFB, Mass. Honorable discharge as an E-4.
Dow Olds
Dow Olds Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years
Captain, Medical Administrative Office
Jarree E. Miller
Jarree E. Miller Class of 1957
Navy, 4 Years
Radioman 2nd Class (RM2), served aboard the USS Bennington CVA-20, COMFAIRPHIL NAS Cubi Point, Philippines and COMFAIRSOWESTPAC, NAS Agana, Guam July 1957 to July 1961
Jerome Molstad
Jerome Molstad Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years
KS Army NG for 4 years with 21 USAF Reserve and returned to Missouri Army National Guard for last 18 months. Now with helicopter battalion out of Whiteman AFB. Two tours for Operation IEF and OIF. Returning for 3rd and 4th tours consectively in October 2011.
Jerome Molstad
Jerome Molstad Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years
LTC, Flight Physician Assistant, Missouri Army National Guard (MORANG) 1/135 Av. Battalion. Spent 5 years KS Army National Guard with 21 years Air Force Reserve.
John Mai
John Mai Class of 1961
Navy, 6 Years
US Navy - Joined on 'Buddy System' with Robert Stewart and Newell Jones, BootCamp and 'A' School in San Diego, Ca - Spent 4yrs,7mos, 28days active duty, of which 4yrs and 1 day were spent on the USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) during the VietNam Conflict - 'IC3' - Worked motor rewind shop, sound powered shop, movie booth, forward Gyro, (P)ilot (L)anding (A)id (T)elevision Group, and was a Radio DJ in my spare time - 3 WestPac Cruises - It was a totally 'amazing ride', not to be forgotten. Finished 6 year total service in a US Navy Reserve unit in San Jose, California as a (S)tore(K)eeper Third Class (SK3). Proud to be a 'Golden Shellback' and Proud to have known and worked with LtCdr Robert Shumaker (who coined the phrase 'Hanoi Hilton') who was the 2nd POW off the flight of returnees to American soil. If interested, go to ... http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=23882
Keith Doop
Keith Doop Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired as a Chief Machinist Mate. I served in both Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. While in the Navy, I was stationed on 4 different aircraft carriers in all 4 corners of the United States, I was stationed in Bermuda and sailed the seven seas.
Kenneth W. Messamore
Kenneth W. Messamore Class of 1940
Army, 20+ Years
Served in World War II, then came home and served in the Kansas National Guard. Ended his career as a CWOII
Michael Buckley
Michael Buckley Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years
Fun times!
Robert Olds
Robert Olds Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years
Hospital Medical Administrative Officer, Captain, USAF-1965-1967-Barksdale AFB, Shreveport, LA. 1967-1969-1605 USAF Hospital, Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal. 1967-Awarded Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service-1965-1967.
vernon bieker
vernon bieker Class of 1956
Air Force, 20+ Years
usaf ret
vernon bieker
vernon bieker Class of 1956
Air Force, 20+ Years
viet nam vet -2tours,

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Michael Buckley
Class of '71

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