Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Brandy Melton
Brandy Melton Class of 1998
Army, 6 Years
Did 1 tour in Iraq. Stationed in Fort Hood, Texas and Vilseck, Germany
Daniel Lange
Daniel Lange Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Field Radio Operator, deployed four times to Iraq and once to Pakistan
Dave Kennedy
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
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
Dustin Stevens Class of 2008
Marine Corps, 4 Years
LAV Scout: Infantry
James E. "Eddie" Lane
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
Jennifer Runowski Class of 1989
Army, 6 Years
Civil Affairs
Jerrie Ann Gronemeier
Jerrie Ann Gronemeier Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 2 Years
Aviation Operations and Pres. Support Marine Corps Air Station El Toro
John Guptill
John Guptill Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Field radio operator, communications center operator, and LAN administrator
John L. Ingwersen
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
Joshua Penn Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 9 Years
Electronics Technician. Still Active duty.
Patrick J. Robertson
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
Rickey Garvel Christian II Class of 1978
Air Force, 7 Years
Staff Sergeant
Scott Shelton
Scott Shelton Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years
Stephen Romig
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
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
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.

Classmates Spotlight

Columbia-hickman High School Classmates

Patrick Robertson
Class of '65

Alumni Stories

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School News

Linda Ballew Doornbos, Class of 1971

Linda Kay Ballew Doornbos, 59, of Bloomington, IL, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013, surrounded by family.

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