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

Bob Colby
Bob Colby Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
82nd Aiborne Division, Drill Sergeant, E Troop 1st Cav, ROTC Detachment Sergeant Major.
Cristy (Riley) Blasberg
Cristy (Riley) Blasberg Class of 2001
National Guard, 6 Years
Six years in the National Guard with one overseas deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom for 12 months. Served as Generator Equipment repairer (52D) and turret/armament repairer (45K), although pulled tower guard duty for deployment.
Eugene Walker
Eugene Walker Class of 1959
Army, 2 Years
1967-1968, overseas combat duty
Eugene Walker
Eugene Walker Class of 1959
Army, 2 Years
Served 1967-68.
Forest D. Van Loon
Forest D. Van Loon Class of 1961
Air Force, 5 Years
Okinawa, Sacramento, CA. Also 10 years in Coast Guard Auxiliary, Gulf Coast
Francis Picray
Francis Picray Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years
6 years in the USNavy, Engineman, boat engineer,18 months in Viet Nam. 23 years in the USArmy Reserve. Aviation mechanic, crewchief, intelligence NCO, career councelor, combat engineer platoon sargent, instructor, retired master sargent 29 years service.
Gene Fuson
Gene Fuson Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years
Nuclear Weapons Specialist
Herk Campbell
Herk Campbell Class of 1952
Air Force, 11 Years
4 years active, 71/2 years with Air National Guard
Irwin H. Collier Jr.
Irwin H. Collier Jr. Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 13 Years
Proudly served my country and represented the flavor of Iowa to the world for thirteen year of honorable service. Semper Fi!!!
Jerry Le Grand
Jerry Le Grand Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Entered the Marine Corps after finishing electronics school in West Des Moines. Served in Viet Nam 1969-70. Aviation Electronics Technician supporting F-4 Phantom jets.
Jerry Ruttenburg
Jerry Ruttenburg Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 3 Years
1963-1966 MOS 1341 Engineer Equipment
Jerry Sharp
Jerry Sharp Class of 1957
Air Force, 3 Years
3 years in GERMANY AS RADAR OPERATOR
John Jewett
John Jewett Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years
Retired as a Human Resource Manager after 20 yrs 1 Combat tour and 14 of 20 years spent at Pentagon, Wash DC
Kermit J. Mitchell
Kermit J. Mitchell Class of 1973
Army, 3 Years
Combat Engineer
Laura Craig
Laura Craig Class of 1974
Army, 2 Years
Military Police
Lynell Stender Nicholson
Lynell Stender Nicholson Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years
I was a corpman for the most part of my Navy catrrier
Margaret Hedges Gaukler
Margaret Hedges Gaukler Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Served as a baker and admin clerk. Only duty station - Hawaii
Marlee Oltrogge
Marlee Oltrogge Class of 1986
Navy, 6 Years
Gulf War Vet
Michael Knapp
Michael Knapp Class of 1992
Air Force, 19 Years
19-year Airborne Linguist fluent in Arabic. 6000+ flight hours, 5000 combat time. Has spent 1400+ days on the ground in the Middle East. Currently Stationed in Okinawa Japan - next Assignment...heading to the Pentagon.
Randy Greenwood
Randy Greenwood Class of 1978
National Guard, 20+ Years
All years in the Iowa Air National Guard serving as aircraft mechanic enlisted, and after commissioning in 1991 served as communications, logistics and maintenance Officer. 3 times deployed for operation southern and northern watch no fly zones and once for Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.

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Class of '71

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