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
Brian Russell Class of 1988
National Guard, 20+ Years After almost 6 years on active duty and service during Operations Desert Shield and Storm, I joined the Oregon Army National Guard in 1994. I most recently deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. I was also activated for deployment to New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. I have been a Soldier every single day of my adult life, although retirement is near...
Chris Foust Class of 2001
Air Force, 7 Years I was a Crew Chief on the F-16 Fighting Falcon but now I have a new job and I'm a Flight Engineer on the E-3 AWACS. I'm active duty currently stationed in Oklahoma, I sure miss Oregon, and plan on staying in 20 years. Thanks for your support of the Military!!
Dennis C.W. Smith Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls for 2 years, Utapao, Thailand, 1 Year Minot AFB, N.D. Inventory Management Atomic Munitions Armed Forces Radio and Television
Espedito Minervine Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years Primary AFS was Security Forces with secondary AFS of Professional Military Education Instructor, Career Assistance Advisor, and First Term Airman Center NCOIC. Bases included Malmstrom AFB, MT; RAF Lakenheath and RAF Feltwell, United Kingdom; and Eglin AFB, FL.
Fred Warner Class of 1958
Marine Corps, 4 Years Served from 1958 to 1962 with 3rd Bn. 11th Marines, First Marine Division. After NCO school served as Communications Section Chief and as an Artillery Forward Observer. Honorable Discharge in 1962.
james shope Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years served 27 years as enlisted and officer. attended USC majoring in cinema through AECP. commissioned in sept 68 and attended flight scool at randolph afb. deployed to vietnam in AC-119K gunships where i served a long and short tour, returning to florida to be an instructor. after hostilities ceased, became flight instructor at craig afb in selma alabama, then attended F-4 school at homestead afb. posted to nellis afb for two years, command and staff school for a year, then f-4s again at torrejon afb in spain. selected to train in F-16s. last assignment was air liason officer with 8th infantry division in germany. retired in 1987, the flew for horizon air in portland and united airlines. retired in 2002 off the 747.
jeffrey matheny Class of 1980
Navy, 8 Years search and rescue swimmer/ aviation supply.. served on three different air craft carriers. one in japan the other two in san diego.
Jim Halstead Class of 1987
Coast Guard, 5 Years Health Services Technician, EMT, Physical Fitness Instructor Recruit Training.
Sam Blake Class of 1979
Army, 12 Years 2 years active duty & 10 years Nationl Guard
Stanley P. Shope Class of 1966
National Guard, 20+ Years Retired as full Colonel (0-6). Deployed with 41st Bde for OEF tour in Afghanistan, June 06-Jul 07, where I spent my year as the Regional Police Advisor, RC North, located in Mazar-e-sharif, Afghanistan. Retired in July 2007 with over 30 years active and NG service.
Tom Abbott Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years Served from 1966 to 1970. I was assigned to the US Naval Security Group and had assignments in Pensacola, Florida, Guam, Okinawa and various TAD assignments in the Western Pacific.
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