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
Angela Lucero (Kolster) Class of 1991
Army, 8 Years Serving currenlty in Albuquerque, NM Military Police, Military Logistics Officer and Military Technician are just a few of the jobs that Angela holds,
Ben Braden Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 20+ Years Ben enlisted immediately after graduation and is now a full-brid CO! He recently returned from yet another stint in Juwait/Afghanistan/Iraq. THANKS for your service Ben!!!
Bill Vanover Class of 1990
National Guard, 18 Years I am currently a Munitions Systems Specialist (AMMO) with the rank of MSGT. I have been serving for 18 years. I am a full time technician at Kirtland AFB and have participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) twice so far. I have done many of the N. and S. no fly zone ops and participated in Operation Decisive Guard/Edge (Italy) I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S.
Brian Marquez Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 6 Years Served overseas and spent a short time in Beirut when Marine Barraks was assulted. Total time overseas 3 1/2 years
Casey Phoenix Class of 1991
Army, 8 Years Blackhawk helicopter pilot. Served in Alabama, Germany and Texas. Deployed to Kosovo and Iraq.
Chris Lopez Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years Spent the majority of my career as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician. The military version of the Bomb Squad.
Chuck Sanchez Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 3 Years 0331 M-60 gunner Viet Nam 68-69 E co. 2nd Btn 3rd Marine Division
Dean Hart Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years MOS: 67U20 Chinook Helicopter maintenance. Basic training in Fort Ord AIT Helicopter training in Ft. Eustice, VA. Chu Lai, South Viet nam Ft. Bragg, NC .
Dever Langholf Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years Enlisted in US Army in 1970. After Advanced Infantry and Airborne training was assigned to 173rd Airborne Brigade, Viet Nam. Then assigned to a counterterrorismunit unit under HQ USAREUR in Heidelberg, Germany. Transferrred to Reserves and returned to college. Commissioned an officer in the USAF in 1980 and assigned as a Special Agent with the Air Force Offiuce of Special Investigations. Specialized in counter intelligence/terrorism and assignments were primarily overseas seat-of government working with foreign counterparts. Supported Desert Shield/Storm. Transferred to the Reserves where I continue to serve.
Don Hardin Class of 1969
Army, 9 Years Spent two tours and 6 1/2 years in Panama at Ft. Clayton and three years with the 101st at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.
Douglas Shoaf Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years support for the submarines
Dr Paul Ballinger Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years three tours Iraq, retired from the army nat. guard with 26 years service
Epifanio Garcia III Class of 1992
Coast Guard, 6 Years 3yrs USCG Cutter Munro 1yr USCG Cutter Obion 1yr USCG Cutter Morgenthau 1yr ISC Seattle, Washington
Gilbert A Gonzales Class of 1982
Navy, 10 Years USS Enterprise CVN 65,NAS ALAMEDA, NS PERAL HARBOR, NS TRESURE ISLAND, NS CORONADO ISLAND.
Greg Moore Class of 1989
Air Force, 20+ Years Served active duty in the Army for eight years, and still serving in the Air National Guard.
Hector M. Porath Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years 1975 RTC San Diego CA, Diego Garcia76-77, NTCC CUBI PT 77-79, Rota SP 79-82, CMEF 82-83, PW1Misawa JA 84-86, SATCOM HI 86-89, USS Midway CV41 89-91, USS Thach FFG43 91-93, NTCC PT Mugu CA 93-94, NAVSOC PT MUGU CA 94-95.
Jeff Scott Class of 1988
Army, 3 Years Stationed at Herzo Base, West Germany from 1989-1992. Served as Unit Armorer, Track Vehicle Mechanic, and First Sergeant's Driver
Jeffrey G. Craig Class of 1981
Army, 16 Years Retired Army serving in Iraq.
Jeffrey J Zagurski Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years Completed 30 year naval career as USN Master Diver. Served upon numerous ships, repaired submarines, surface combatants and auxiliary craft. Recovered high value objects from ocean floor and worked with some of the most amazing people I have ever known.
Joe McRorey Class of 1990
Air Force, 4 Years Served from 1992 - 1996. Maintained mainframe that handled pilot training information for Euro Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, TX. I also developed programs to obtain data from the mainframe and generate specific reports for commanders so they could see if the training was consistent for all instructor pilots. I loved my time in the Air Force and I am glad that I served this country.
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