Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
Have you lost your East High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Scarlets lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.
Honored Military Alumni
Bob Colby Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years 82nd Aiborne Division, Drill Sergeant, E Troop 1st Cav, ROTC Detachment Sergeant Major.
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 Class of 1959
Army, 2 Years 1967-1968, overseas combat duty
Eugene Walker Class of 1959
Army, 2 Years Served 1967-68.
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 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 Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years Nuclear Weapons Specialist
Herk Campbell Class of 1952
Air Force, 11 Years 4 years active, 71/2 years with Air National Guard
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 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 Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 3 Years 1963-1966 MOS 1341 Engineer Equipment
Jerry Sharp Class of 1957
Air Force, 3 Years 3 years in GERMANY AS RADAR OPERATOR
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 Class of 1973
Army, 3 Years Combat Engineer
Laura Craig Class of 1974
Army, 2 Years Military Police
Lynell Stender Nicholson Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years I was a corpman for the most part of my Navy catrrier
Margaret Hedges Gaukler Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 3 Years Served as a baker and admin clerk. Only duty station - Hawaii
Marlee Oltrogge Class of 1986
Navy, 6 Years Gulf War Vet
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 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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Williams Stadium Press Box
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