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

Alan Scott
Alan Scott Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years
Enlisted in Navy 1964. Completed Submarine and Nuclear training. Engineer on four ballistic missle submarines and one fast attack submarine. Taught at Nuc Pwr school and Engineering school
Bernard F Gipson Jr MD
Bernard F Gipson Jr MD Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years
US Navy Flight Surgeon First Black Flight Surgeon for US Navy Flight Demonstration Team The Blue Angels
Claude L. Johnson Sr.
Claude L. Johnson Sr. Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
Joined USAF after highschool. After basic training, assigned to Hahn AB, Germany, Bolling AFB, DC and the Pentagon. Discharged in August 1969. After USAF attended Howard University in Wash, DC. Awarded BA and MA from Howard. Retired from federal government service after 37.5 years in Jan 2002.
David Johnson
David Johnson Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
After basic training, spent 1 year at Lowry in Denver attending PMEL school (precison measuremnet electronics technician). From there spent 2 years at Kirkland AFB in Albuquerque. Spent final year at Johnston Island - 600 miles SW of Hawaii. This small Atoll was 2 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. An interesting experience.
David Zolzer
David Zolzer Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years
Communications and Computer Systems Officer
Edward Rutledge
Edward Rutledge Class of 1956
Navy Reserves, 3 Years
Went on active duty, Jan 1957. Attended schools, Norman, Ok, Air traffic Control School, Olathe, KS. Served with GCA Unit 23, Naples Italy. Assigned Position , Flight Director." Was released from active duty as Second Class Petty Officer.
Eugene Russell
Eugene Russell Class of 1984
Army, 19 Years
Sergeant Major three tours in the Global war on terrorism
Gene P. Cassidy
Gene P. Cassidy Class of 1968
Navy, 14 Years
Served in USN and in the Air National Gaurd
Jerry Harman
Jerry Harman Class of 1961
Army, 20+ Years
Army Helicopter Pilot. Numerous assignments-Served 32 years Most interesting was becoming a testpilot.
jerry harman
jerry harman Class of 1961
Army, 20+ Years
Retired as a full colonel after 32 years of service. Started out as a warrant officer after completing helicopter flight school.
jerry harman
jerry harman Class of 1961
Army, 20+ Years
Attach helicopter pilot AH-1
Joe Aiello
Joe Aiello Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Non-commissioned officer in the infantry--5th Marine Regiment
LTC Joseph B Tolman
LTC Joseph B Tolman Class of 1955
Army, 20+ Years
Commisioned as a 2nd LT upon graduation.Duringall the years I experienced numerous assignments both stateside and overseas. Stateside assignments included Ft Hood, Texas, Fort Sam Houston, Tx, Ft Polk La, Valley Forge Hosp, Brooke Army Medical Center, 5th Army Headquarters in San Antonio, TX Overseas included Korea, VietNam, Germany and Hawaii
Osbaldo Guerrero
Osbaldo Guerrero Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 4 Years
0331 Machine Gunner
Preston "Bob" Brewer
Preston "Bob" Brewer Class of 1968
Army, 6 Years
Drafted in 1970 and did basic and AIT training at Ft. Lewis, Washington. Shipped to Viet Nam in June of 1970 and returned in May of 1971. My squad had an article written on them by Time Magazine regarding a booby trap that we ran into in 1970. After returning I spent the remainder of my enlistment at Ft. Carson, Colo.
Richard Clay Cassidy
Richard Clay Cassidy Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
1st Infantry Div. ( THE BIG RED ONE ) Wounded in Viet Nam 1968. Two years in Fitsimmons Army hospital. Life is good!
Richard L. (Dick) Webb
Richard L. (Dick) Webb Class of 1949
Air Force, 2 Years
138th AC & W Squadron--National Guard Unit stationed at Denver University and activated in 1951. I was a radar observer and later an officers pay clerk at Ellsworth Air Base in Rapid City, SD
Robert L. Bartholic
Robert L. Bartholic Class of 1950
Army, 20+ Years
Robert Nakamura
Robert Nakamura Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years
Went into the Army just 2 weeks after graduating JFK. Served as a Medical Specialist during my first 4 years then Finance Corps for the remaining years. Served in Korea with 3 tours of duty for 4 years and 1 tour of Germany for 3 years. Have gone from the west coast at Fort Ord (Monterrey area), California and Fort Lewis (Tacoma), Washington, to Saint Louis, Missouri and the east coast in Massachusetts and South Carolina. Never got assiged to Fitzimmons the Army Medical Center in Denver or Colorado Springs, and wished that I had a chance to go to either place for duty. Had fun overall and no regrets in my choice for being in the military. One of my better choices that I had made in my life.
Stan Abel
Stan Abel Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 2 Years
Joined the Corps after graduation. Spent 3 months at Camp LeJeune then off to Vietnam. Served as a Squad Leader my entire time in country. Spent nine months at Khe Sanh and was there during the Tet offensive of 68. Moved south near Hill 55, got shot in an ambush on June 15, and lost my leg due to the wounds. I was medically retired several months later.

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