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
C.A. Osborn Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years Served 20 honorable years of service with the first 8 years assigned to SEAL Teams, 4, 6 and then assignments to COMNAVSPECWARGRU. Finished career with assignments as Instructor and Naval Brig.
Craig Noal Christensen Class of 1969
National Guard, 20+ Years BG (Ret) Craig Christensen enlisted as a Private in the Alaska Army National Guard in 1972 and served as an enlisted Soldier in the 5th Batallion, 297th Cavalry. Following receipt of his commission, via Officer Candidate School, he served as a platoon leader and company commander prior to serving as a personnel officer in the 813th Engineer Battalion (USAR). Following assignments included logistical officer, operations officer, force development officer, plans officer, and mobilizaton officer, in the Alaska Army National Guard. Christensen commanded HHC and Co A, 5th Battalion (Scout), 297th Infantry, and served as assistant Inspector General on the personal staff of The Adjutant General, State of Alaska. His most recent assignments include Commander, 5th Battalion (Scout) 297th Infantry, G-3, G-1, Chief of Staff, Deputy Commander of the Alaska Army National Guard, Commander 207th Infantry Group (Scout), Commander of the Alaska Army National Guard/ Assistant Adjutant General Army, and Assistant Adjutant General for Space and Missile Defense. He is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course, the Armor Officer Advanced Course, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College. Christensen's military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Lead Cluster, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, the Alaska Commendation Medal, and the Alaska Domestic Emergency Ribbon, in addition to a number of other awards. BG (Ret) Christensen retired from the Alaska Army National Guard in October 2008 and resides in Eagle River, Alaska with his wife Naomi.
Daniel Ford Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years spent 26 years in the air force working on aircraft and most of my time in asia
Jeff Rhyner Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years Trained for something other than what I eventually became, which was a door gunner/crew chief on Huey's with Americal Division in Chu Lai, near the DMZ. Served in F Troop 8th Air Cav, D Troop 1st Squadron, 1st Air Cav. Did 2 LRRP's & some other lousy grunt work, but mainly flew Nighthawk missions the last 4 months I was there...LOW ship naturally. I'm happy to decipher the above abbreviations if the reader and myself are ever fortunate enough to have contact of some sort...
Les Wilson Class of 1988
Army, 4 Years 4 years active duty as 91C (Field Combat Medical NCO) Served during Panama Invasion and Operation Desert Shield
Michael Fleming Class of 1973
National Guard, 20+ Years Worked in Avionics and electronic warfare. Spent 22 years in Active and Guard time. Last unit was 210th Air Rescue Alaska Air Guard.
Michael Hearne (Hoinoski) Class of 1975
Army, 4 Years Served in Germany, and Fort Bragg NC
Mike Morris Class of 1983
Army, 4 Years Heavy Equip Mechanic on east coast (Virginia). Deployed to Panama, Honduras, Greenland, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
mike morris Class of 1983
Army, 4 Years US/Panama/Honduras/Greenland - Heavy equp mechanic
Shawn Reynolds Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years Retired as CPOIC of CSD RTC Great Lakes ITC(SW/AW/NAC)
Shawn Reynolds Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years CPOIC (ret) CSD RTC Great Lakes IL PSC(SW/AW/NAC)
Travis Wilson Class of 1993
Army, 15 Years U.S. Special Forces, Green Beret.
william r platts Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years commissioned june 1969 2nd lt infantry viet nam 1970-1971
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Am new at this, but want to find out if anyone has a yearbook copy of 65,,,, getting sentimental in my old agd