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

Class of 0
, Years
Alber  "Bud" Jenks
Alber "Bud" Jenks Class of 1958
Marine Corps, 8 Years
VMF 215 Fighter squadrons
Anthony Kurth
Anthony Kurth Class of 1988
Army, 15 Years
MLRS (13M)
Chris Vanleberg
Chris Vanleberg Class of 2005
Army, 2 Years
currently serving in Iraq
Earl Martz
Earl Martz Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years
two tours of Vietnam 34 weeks navy welding school nuclear power plant components welder served on USS Windham County 1170,USS Long Beach CGN-9 and USS Prodeus
Howard Swaim
Howard Swaim Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
Enlisted 12/27 with basic training at Fort Polk, LA. Graduated flight school 2/73 at Ft. Rucker, AL. Served in Germany, Korea, Italy (Turkey, Grease, Iraq), Forts Rucker, Bragg, (Honduras), and lastly, Hood flying Chinooks (Cargo Helicopters). Retired 3/03 with 31 years living on Lake Belton, TX..... and loving it!
Larry Pence
Larry Pence Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years
Service period from 1971 to 1975. Two years Navy and Two years Marine Corps as a Fleet Marine Corps Corpsman
Linda Spoor
Linda Spoor Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years
Stationed at Naval Training Center, San Diego, California. Served 3 years active and 1 year reserve as a Data Processing Technician E-3. Worked with the SeaBees in transportation and attended Data Procesing "A" School in San Diego.
Mary Jane Klein
Mary Jane Klein Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years
Served in the united States Army for twenty years. First ten years wa as a eprsonnel specialist, it was rather boring. I then changed my job to a electronic warfare noncommunications Interceptor. I intercepted eletronic impulses and determeined what equipment/weapon systems were operating in the area.
Rob Karashin
Rob Karashin Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 4 Years
MOS: 3072 Aviation Supply MCAS Yuma Arizona - VMA-513, 3rd MAW MCAS Yuma, Arizona - MWWU-3 (Marine Wing Weapons Unit -3) MCAS Yuma, Arizona - MAG-13 Detachment Alpha
Timothy J. Hynes
Timothy J. Hynes Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years
Joined the Air Force in Aug 1971. Basic training at Lackland AFB, TX then off to Keesler AFB, MS for training. Then off to Lowry AFB, CO for more training. 1st Duty Station was Offutt AFB, NE, then Thailand '73'/74, back to Offutt AFB, NE. Left Nebraska in '79 for Scott AFB, IL, then in '85 off to Korea for a year. Back to Scott AFB, IL and in '90 off to Desert Shield/Desert Storm and returned to Scott AFB, IL and retired after 21 years on Aug 31 1992.
Wes Matlock
Wes Matlock Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired with 23 years service

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