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

Al Sundin
Al Sundin Class of 1959
Navy, 6 Years
Stationed in Cherry Point NC. Injured during Seal Training, (BUDS). Hospital in Camp Lugune NC. Transfered to USS Oglethorpe, Attack Cargo ship. Two off coast of Vietnam.
Al Sundin
Al Sundin Class of 1959
Navy, 6 Years
Stationed at Cherry Point NC. Injured during Seal Training (BUDS). Hospital at Camp Lajune NC. Transfered to USS Oglethorpe. Off the coast of Vietnam for 2 years.
Darrell Eakins
Darrell Eakins Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years
Been stationed in Michigan, North Carolina and Turkey. Deployed during the Gulf War to England. Deployed in support of Enduring Freedom to Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan, and Iraqi Freedom deployed to Qatar. Also been deployed to Kuwait.
Don Sterling
Don Sterling Class of 1968
Army, 4 Years
Viet Nam
Gary W Lewis
Gary W Lewis Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years
Gordon McKinney
Gordon McKinney Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years
25 1/2 years in the US Navy after 4 at the US Naval Academy. Retired Navy Commander flew in P-3C Orion aircraft and served aboard USS KITTY HAWK, CV-63.
Jason Tillison
Jason Tillison Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 10 Years
3 Tours to Iraq. 2003, 2004, 2008
Jim Brannon
Jim Brannon Class of 1970
Navy, 6 Years
VF 194 Carrier / Air Wing 19 aboard USS Oriskany CVA 34. Stateside service at NAS Miamar in San Diego, California and the Pacific Missle Test Center Pt. Mugu near Oxnard, California. Pay no attention
Ken Haselwander
Ken Haselwander Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years
Served a tour of duty in VietNam (all of 1969) as an infantry scout dog handler. Highest rank: Sp/4. Awards include Bronze Star (Valor), Purple Heart, and Combat Infantryman's badge.
Ken Haselwander
Ken Haselwander Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years
Served a tour of duty in VietNam as an infantry scout dog handler.
Nicholas Jessee
Nicholas Jessee Class of 2004
Navy, 5 Years
Serves aboard the Los Angeles class submarine USS Cheyenne, SSN 773, stationed out of Pearl Harbor, HI. Been on board for 3 and a half years.
Philip D. Eakins
Philip D. Eakins Class of 1983
Navy, 9 Years
Served Nov 1983 to May 1993. Final rank as Journalist Petty Officer First Class (Surface Warfare). Stationed in Persian Gulf 1984-85 as Stinger anti-aircraft missle gunner, then attended Journalist A & C schools at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, IN. Stationed onboard USS BENJAMIN STODDERT (DDG 22) at Pearl Harbor, HI from 1986-89. Transferred to Far East Network Sasebo, Japan in April 1989 and remained in Japan after I separated from the Navy in May 1993. Finally heading back to the States sometime in late 2016 or early 2017.
Randy Lee Atkinson
Randy Lee Atkinson Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years
Served in Telecommunications Field and spent 6 years at White House Commnications Agency. Also served time as a Miltary Instructor at Ft. Gordon, GA, South Korea, Ft. Good, TX, USAIC Augsburg, Germany and Ogen UT.
Robert Wilhelm
Robert Wilhelm Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 4 Years
1964 to 1968 Vietnam Vet* Purple Heart
Rodney W. Leas
Rodney W. Leas Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years
30+ years Active Federal Service for the United States Army Medical Department. Retired in March 2005 as a Chief Warrant Officer Four, Health Services Maintenance Technician in the Medical Service Corps. I had a very rewarding career in the Army and would not trade it for the world :)

Classmates Spotlight

Connersville High School Classmates

Chris Selke
Class of '94

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Looking for Classmates - Class of 1969 - Anyone with information on these folks, please contact me.

Glenda Bachmann Adkins; Patricia Baker Jones; James Branch, Janet Brown Carlisle; Gail Bunch Bowman; Jean Campbell, Tere...
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