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

Bob Olson
Bob Olson Class of 1972
Navy, 6 Years
around the world cruise by ship, Persian Gulf, on a ship named the Vandergrift (FFG 48) home port was Long Beach CA. I was in the electronics behind the weapon systems.
Dennis Sperry
Dennis Sperry Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
Served with the Americal Division in Vietnam. Some of the medals I received was the Bronze star and Army commendation medal with V for valor. I also received the Combat Infantry Badge. during Sesert Storm I was serving with the 224th Engineer Bn out of Burlington, Iowa. While in the National Guard I received the Army Achievemnt medal, Hero of Hohenfel, and was Soldier of the Year for our battalion.
Dustin sperry
Dustin sperry Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years
Served with Air Defense unit out of Ft. Bragg, NC. His airborne unit was mobilized to Camp Bucca, Iraq. Their mission was to transport and.guard detainess. Since his return from Iraq, he was reclassed to Military Police. Dustin received the Army commendation medal.
Jon Mackey
Jon Mackey Class of 1993
Air Force, 15 Years
Perform operational and functional testing of F-16 and A10 jet engines. Currently stationed at Shaw AFB, South Carolina.
Michael W. Johnson
Michael W. Johnson Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years
I entered the service in '86, the summer after my junior year in high school, as a combat engineer in the Iowa National Guard in Burlington,IA. During this time, we were sent to Germany for 6 months to help with Desert Storm. Then in '96, I enlisted full time as a truck driver. I was stationed at Schofield Barracks, HI and Ft. Irwin, CA. This was only for 5 yrs. I returned to the Iowa National Guard, retiring from a unit in Muscatine, IA with 22 yrs total service as SGT/E-5.
Paul  Wayne Fladt
Paul Wayne Fladt Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years
Mechanic for several years. Budget director until retirement.
Riley Smith
Riley Smith Class of 1992
Navy, 5 Years
Worked as an aircraft mechanic on CH-53E Helicopters at NAS Sigonella, IT and worked on Pioneer Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at NAS Patuxent River, MD
Robert G Duke
Robert G Duke Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years
Navy Hospital Corpsman, 21+ years on Active Duty.
todd Class of 1992
Air Force, 16 Years
Establish APOD's in austere locations
Travis Heidbreder
Travis Heidbreder Class of 1993
Air Force, 15 Years
Inspect, troubleshoot and maintain Air-to Air and Air-to-Ground Missiles. Currently stationed at Hill AFB tah
Travis Wagner
Travis Wagner Class of 2005
Air Force, 3 Years
Current Member of the 132nd Fighter Wing Iowa Air National Guard Des Moines, Iowa. The 132nd has F-16 fighting Falcons. Worked as a Aerospace Propulsion Mechanic on Pratt and Whitney 220 and 229 engines and GE 100 and 129 engines. Now have crossed trained to F-16 Phase Inspection Mechanic and I know work on the aircraft. Have been deployed to Texas, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Springfield,IL and Spangdahlem Air Base Germany.
Troy Faaborg
Troy Faaborg Class of 1993
Air Force, 10 Years
Aerospace Physiologist, USAF. Currently serving at Whiteman AFB, MO.

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Class of '79

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