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

Andrew M. (Milt) Jensen
Andrew M. (Milt) Jensen Class of 1960
National Guard, 8 Years
I served in the Arizona Army National Guard from 1965 to 1973. My first MOS was 11B10 (Light Weapons Infantry) for 5 years and I obtained the rank of SSG. My 2nd MOS was 95B (Military Police) for 3 years. I graduated on the Commandant's List at OCS, Ft. Benning, GA and commanded the AZNG unit at Safford, AZ for nearly two years. Duncan suffered flooding in October 1972. The Safford AZNG unit under my command provided security and support in Duncan for 5 days.
Bonnie (Crumbley) Hille
Bonnie (Crumbley) Hille Class of 1980
Army, 8 Years
medic in Army, National Guard & Reserves. Served in Germany, Arizona National Guard & Reserves in Houston, TX
Buddy R Van Fleet
Buddy R Van Fleet Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years
served 24 yrs in various posts in Germany, Ft Carson, CO. , Ft. Hood, TX, and Ft. Bliss, TX. Cavalry Scout in mostly Cavalry organizations, plus some instructor postions teaching gunnery and combat tactics.
elbert kenneth bates
elbert kenneth bates Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years
served 3 years in germany during the cold war, 9 months at stead afb, nev.
Jim Horan
Jim Horan Class of 1981
Navy, 4 Years
Served onboard USS Lasalle and USS Texas
KENT B. AXTON
KENT B. AXTON Class of 1957
Army, 20+ Years
US GOVERNMENT SERVICE 21 YRS, SOLDIER OF FORTUNE DUTY 10 YRS, SPECIAL FORCES SINCE 1963, FIRST AIR MARSHAL ON FLIGHTS FROM NY TO LONDON ENGLAND 1963, , RECOMMENDED FOR CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR WHILE ON DUTY IN PAKISTAN IN 1963, 2 TOURS OF DUTY VIETNAM MAAGV SPECIAL FORCES UNIT. ALWAYS ON LOAN TO OTHER FEDERAL AGENCYS, DEPT OF STATE, ALSO NATIONAL GUARD OF ARIZONA 1956-1958, TRAINED TO HANDLE ATOMIC MUNITION DEMOLITIONS 67LB RANGE, NOW RETIRED LIVING IN AFRICA, UNGANDA, CAMEROON, AND BORI BORI, USA.
Kevin D. Attaway
Kevin D. Attaway Class of 1980
Air Force, 4 Years
Spent 4 years active duty at Luke AFB, Arizona. Did 2 TDY tours, one in Utah and one in Canada.
Louis Contreras
Louis Contreras Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
Supply Sergeant, Germany
margarito r. bejarano
margarito r. bejarano Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
3yrs. active army. 1year in vietnam rest of time served in army national guard
MARY (PLUMLEY) OSBERG
MARY (PLUMLEY) OSBERG Class of 1961
Navy, 1 Years
clerical at NATTC NAS MEMPHIS< TENNESEE I was the Education Department---issued correspondence courses, graded them, issued certificates of graduation and entered the information in the personnel files. best year of my life,,,,,have often regretted getting married and getting out of the Navy....I loved it in there !!!!
Mary Louise Plumley
Mary Louise Plumley Class of 1961
Navy, 2 Years
issued and graded Correspondence Courses; tabulated grades, and entered into Personnel Records, then issued certificates...maintained library of courses.
mary louise plumley
mary louise plumley Class of 1961
Navy, 2 Years
Education Dept. US Navy Naval Air Station Memphis, Tennessee
Raleigh Dean Stewart
Raleigh Dean Stewart Class of 1950
Air Force, 20+ Years
8 years as a Pharmacist; 12 years as a Navigator in Recips and Jets. Currently retired in Abilene, TX.
Raymond Bejarano Jr
Raymond Bejarano Jr Class of 1982
Navy, 15 Years
United States Navy:USS CORAL SEA CV-43, USS GUADACANAL LPH-7, Norfolk Naval Base Norfolk,Virginia, Naval Air Station Virginia Beach,Virginia. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion -17 Navy Seabees Tucson,Arizona.
Richard Payne
Richard Payne Class of 1988
Army, 16 Years
Served in the army with tours in Desert Storm, Kosovo, Sarejevo, grenada, honduras, and Iraq
Roy Eugene Plumley
Roy Eugene Plumley Class of 1958
Navy, 4 Years
served aboard U.S.S. Ranger Aircraft Carrier all four years...(each cruise had a major diaster aboard). Was based out of Widbey Island, Washington. Roy is buried at Ft. Bayard National Cememtary, New Mexico. ( May 15,2011 passing)
Tamera Kay Nelson Whitlow
Tamera Kay Nelson Whitlow Class of 1978
Air Force, 3 Years
Medic, Biloxi,Ms Keesler AFB. Wichita Falls, Tx, Sheppard AFB. Clark AB Phillipines.
Ted A Tippetts
Ted A Tippetts Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years
10 Years, Aviation, 12 years in recruiting. 4 years served in Viet Nam. 22 total years in US Army. 20 more years served with US Air Force as a federal firefighter. Total 0f 42 years of service
Thomas Jose Contreras, Jr.
Thomas Jose Contreras, Jr. Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years
Commanding Officer of the Navy's 3 largest biomedical research organizations. Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, MD. Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, MD. Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, Ca. Executive Officer of the NHRC, Deputy Director of the Support Technologies Directorate , Technology Area Manager for Biomedical and Chemical/Biological Radiological Warfare Defense,

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