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

Bobby Byrum
Bobby Byrum Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years
I did 3 years in the Marines out of High School then did 17 years in the Navy, I retired in 1997.
Dennis W. Helms
Dennis W. Helms Class of 1968
National Guard, 20+ Years
36 Years Missouri Air National Guard at Jefferson Barracks. Retired at the enlisted grade of Chief Master Sergeant (E-9). Was a CMSgt for over 13 years. Supervised and managed communications-electronics to include computer networks.
Donna Campbell
Donna Campbell Class of 1980
National Guard, 20+ Years
full time army to national guard untill retirement in 2003
Glenda Bland
Glenda Bland Class of 1968
Air Force, 15 Years
Completed Administrative Tech School and then I crossed trained as a Medical Technician Specialist. Enlisted in 1978 served untill 1993. I was a technical Sgt (E-5) Non-commissioned officer-in-charge (NCOIC ) in Primary Care, Scott AFB.
Jesse Campbell
Jesse Campbell Class of 1995
Army, 16 Years
still in!!
Jonathan Struemph
Jonathan Struemph Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years
Cheif Engineer of Amphibious Assault Craft for Assault Craft Unit 1 Coronado, CA
Ken Adams
Ken Adams Class of 1989
Army, 12 Years
Lynn Boedecker
Lynn Boedecker Class of 1973
Navy, 11 Years
Corpsman in DS 1 and following trips. Spent time with 4MarDiv, IBU1 and SBU11 among other groups
Mark E. Wilson
Mark E. Wilson Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years
I volunteerd in August of 68 after graduation, I completed Drill Sgt training in Jan of 70 and spent the rest of my time at Ft Leonardwood, completed 8 classes of new recruits and have many strange stories to tell.
Ralph E Jackson
Ralph E Jackson Class of 1949
Air Force, 4 Years
S/Sgt Korean war Hickam Field AFB/Pearl Harbor Marshal Islands Kwajalin AFB Johnson AFB South Pacific discharged at Reese AFB Tx 1954
robert morrison
robert morrison Class of 1984
Marine Corps, 12 Years
SGT Edward J. Berry
SGT Edward J. Berry Class of 1985
National Guard, 20+ Years
Missouri Army National Guard - 25+
Susan Boyer
Susan Boyer Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
Started in Missile Maintenance in 1978 and retrained into Education and Training in 1983.
Susan Boyer
Susan Boyer Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
Started in 1978 working in the Missile Maintenance career field. Retrained into Education and Training in 1983 until I separated in 1998.
Tracy R. Miller
Tracy R. Miller Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years
U. S. Army 1979-1990 Combat Arms, U.S. Merchant Marines 1990-1991 Pacific, 1991 thru Present U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Current Assignment- First Sergeant Puerto Rico Recruiting District Headquarters, San Juan PR and the Virgin Islands.
vincent stevens
vincent stevens Class of 1979
Navy, 12 Years
4 years right out of high school onboard the USS Halsey CG-23. WestPac cruises throughout the western Pacific, stops in Asia, Australia, and other places. Naval Reserve for several years later serving with the 4th Marine Tank Battalion and other 4th division USMC units. Played with them until I just got too old for it.
William Edward Hancock Jr.
William Edward Hancock Jr. Class of 1973
National Guard, 20+ Years
Enlisted in the Army Sept. 1973. Served 3 years, got out and enlisted in the Mo. Army National Guard and am still serving as of 5-14-13. Was activated for for 18 months in support of OIF 3 (Iraq War) in '04-'06 (was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for action near Bahgdad Iraq. Plan on staying until Dec. 29th, 2014 (Mandatory retirement) Will have served 41 yrs. 3 months and 19 days.

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Class of '63 Newsletter - Oct 2008

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