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
Amy Witucki (Daley) Class of 1995
Navy, 13 Years Was Air Force for 12 yrs, and Navy for 1 (so far)
Brian Tanner Class of 2001
Navy, 5 Years 4 years in San Diego on the USS McClusky (FFG 41) currently recruiting in Manhattan, KS
chester nichols Class of 1952
Army, 20+ Years Left Derby in 1947/8. I did not graduate from Derby. Have fond memories of classmates. Joined Army in 1050.retired in1972. Got purple heart in Korea, 3 Bronze stars in Viet Nam, Was a Ballistic Meteorlogist. Derdy never taught me where Korea was located, Saw combat 13 Days on Bloody Ridge and Heart Break Ridge. Pull these 2 battles up on Google and learn about them..Freedom is Not Free. Some one must pay for it. I would have graduated from DHS in 1952/53. I'm sure some of the class mates will remember the name, the good, the bad and the ugly. GOD BLESS AMERICA....CHESTER NICHOLS
Dave Venable Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years Worked on the A-10 aircraft at Davis-Monthan AFB, Az from 81-86. Transferred to Royal Air Force Upper Heyford, UK and worked on the F-111 aircraft from 86-90. Got out, finished school, started teaching and have been in the Air Force Reserve since '94. I'm on the left in the photo.
Gary M. Bateman Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years Served on active duty as Military Intelligence Officer with a variety of overseas assignments.
Gene Marlowe Barclay Class of 1972
Navy, 4 Years I served as a Hospital Corpsman Submarine Qualified from 1973 - 1977.
Heiko Burbach Class of 1994
Army, 15 Years I was in the Infantry for the first half of my career and am now in the Intelligence community.
Jeff Fagan Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years USAF Enlisted/Officer for 24+ years.
Jennifer Sizemore (Townes) Class of 2000
Army, 4 Years NCO in the US Army
Jerry Carley Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years Started as a Navy Hospital Corpsman Served with the Marines (USMC is the best!) Served as a Registered Nurse (Trauma Nurse Specialist) Ranks: E1 through 05 1969-1992
Jim Stuart Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years Served 29 years on active duty and in the reserves. Retired from Air Force in 1996.
Jonathan Frikken Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 8 Years Technical Controller - Communication network engineer and troubleshooter. 2003-2004 - Operation Iraqi Freedom (Bahrain). 2005-2006 - Operation Iraqi Freedom (Fallujah, Iraq). 2008 - Operation Enduring Freedom (Kandahar Afghanistan)
Lynn Klein Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years Independent Duty Corpsman.
michael Clemons Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years Joined May 1975 retied March 2006, military speciality Special Forces, served three tours as a Drill Instructor, Instructor Airborne School.
Michael Clemons Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years Joined May 1975-March 2006 Served 31 years in Special Forces, served three tours as a Drill Instructor, Instructor Airborne School, Instructor Sniper School,Combat duty includes, Grenada, Panama, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, Afghanistan, still working for the government for the Air Force as a technical data manager enjoying life.
Michael D. Bond Class of 1979
Air Force, 6 Years Medical Admin. / Air-Evac.
MICHAEL GEORGE Class of 1989
Army, 12 Years 1ST INFANTRY DIVSION 10 YEARS,2 YEARS AT AVCRAD MO,HELICOPTER MECH.
Mitchell M. Cain Class of 1984
Army, 13 Years Honorable Discharge. Veteran of first Persion Gulf War in 1990-1991.
Patra Patterson Class of 1973
Army, 6 Years Served in NJ, CO, Germany and OK.
Patra Patterson Stone Class of 1973
Army, 6 Years Personnel Records Specialist
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