Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
Have you lost your Columbia-hickman High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Kewpies lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.
Honored Military Alumni
Brandy Melton Class of 1998
Army, 6 Years Did 1 tour in Iraq. Stationed in Fort Hood, Texas and Vilseck, Germany
Daniel Lange Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 8 Years Field Radio Operator, deployed four times to Iraq and once to Pakistan
Dave Kennedy Class of 1956
Army, 20+ Years All service in Military Police Corps, 2 Tours to Vietnam, Duty at Fort Benning, GA, Fort Gordon, GA,Fort Bragg, NC Fort Bliss, TX, Defense Depot, Memphis, and Pirmasens,West Germany, Retired in 1981 as Lieutenant Colonel.
Don Teeter Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years 56 countries, 1 wife, 4 moves, and a whole lot of fun. Thanks for my retirement check... Pays for the Harley..
Dustin Stevens Class of 2008
Marine Corps, 4 Years LAV Scout: Infantry
James E. "Eddie" Lane Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 9 Years Combat Engineer and Administrative Chief. Served a year with 7th Engineers at Camp Hansen, Okinawa (1963-64). Served two combat tours in Vietnam (1965-66 and 1969-70).
Jennifer Runowski Class of 1989
Army, 6 Years Civil Affairs
Jerrie Ann Gronemeier Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 2 Years Aviation Operations and Pres. Support Marine Corps Air Station El Toro
John Guptill Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 4 Years Field radio operator, communications center operator, and LAN administrator
John L. Ingwersen Class of 1959
Navy, 5 Years Served active duty on submarines from 1964 through 1969 and in the reserves with the Radiological and Chemical Emergency Response Team - Atlantic through 1991 retiring as a Captain with 27 years service.
Joshua Penn Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 9 Years Electronics Technician. Still Active duty.
Patrick J. Robertson Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years I joined the Air Force about a year after graduating from Hickman. Dale Cook and I had planned to join together and go through Boot Camp together. Dale's mom became sick so it was solo for me. The USAF trained me as a powerline electrician and I served a tour of duty in Bien Hua Vietnam.
Rickey Garvel Christian II Class of 1978
Air Force, 7 Years Staff Sergeant
Scott Shelton Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years Grunt
Stephen Romig Class of 1983
Navy, 8 Years several over seas deployments. Had lots of fun and meet a lots of good friends. 1 wife 4 children. 1 son in the NAVY now.
Thomas K. Bishop Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years Joined the Navy 7 years after graduating High School & completed 25 years of enlisted service. Literally & figuratively traveled around the world on water.
Tom Sanders Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years 4 years active in the Corps. 0811 Cannon Crewmember. 20 years in the MONG. 21U, 13B, 88M. Currently in Afghanistan until April 2012, home just in time for our 30 year reunion.
Read and submit stories about our classmates from Columbia-hickman High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Kewpies.
Linda Ballew Doornbos, Class of 1971
Linda Kay Ballew Doornbos, 59, of Bloomington, IL, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013, surrounded by family.