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

Burnette Bunny Dawson (
Burnette Bunny Dawson ( Class of 1983
Army, 3 Years
I was active duty in Savannah, Georgia at Hunter Army Airfiled from 1995-1998. Then I served in the National Guard in Georgia and Illinois. My MOS was 77F (Petroleum Supply). - I'm sure the number has changed now.
Charles Streu
Charles Streu Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 4 Years
With a lottery number of 14 that year, thought it would have been better to get some education while serving with Uncle Sams Misguided Chosen/USMC went thru Aviation electronics school, that qualified me to spend 13 months in SE Asia. What a time.
Crystal Maynard
Crystal Maynard Class of 1998
Army, 8 Years
Served in Alaska, Washington state, Iraq and Nepal
David Bausor
David Bausor Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served Fairford UK 1980 1982 Pope AFB 1982 Andersen Guam 1992 1997 McGuire 1997 2000 Grenada Panama Desert Storm
David Hochheimer
David Hochheimer Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Two combat tours in Iraq. Deployed to Thailand for the tsunami disaster relief in early 2005. Presently a Chief Warrant Officer 4. Received a BS in Electronic Systems Technologies from Southern Illinois University (graduated Magna Cum Laude). I am married with two teenage children and living in North Carolina.
David Jefferson
David Jefferson Class of 1969
Navy, 6 Years
MIUWS 11 Radar Operator
Eric Young
Eric Young Class of 1972
Army, 8 Years
SSG US Army Europe and 7Th Army
Francis "Mickey" Nolan Jr
Francis "Mickey" Nolan Jr Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served in Marine Corps for 22yrs retired in 1994
Henry L. Haberkamp III (Skip)
Henry L. Haberkamp III (Skip) Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
Chief Warrant Officer, Missile Technician
Jason Wardell
Jason Wardell Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 4 Years
My Husband Jason Wardell served in the Marine Corps. for 4 years and also went to Iraq for 8 months. I will like to say that I'm proud of him serving our country.
Jeffery D. Whitfield
Jeffery D. Whitfield Class of 1998
National Guard, 8 Years
Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran(OIF III 2004-2005)
John Tietz
John Tietz Class of 1979
Army, 6 Years
Went to Germany
Judith M. (Wardrope) Meek
Judith M. (Wardrope) Meek Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
I was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U. S. Marine Corps at the same time I received my degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I served on active duty for 3 years as an intelligence officer. I then spent 3 years in the Marine Reserve. In 1976, I transferred into the U. S. Army Reserve and remained there until 2004. I was a foreign area officer.
kevin olley
kevin olley Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years
4 years active duty with the US Army Military Police Corps. Then 16 years active duty with the USAF, Aircraft maintenance and aircrew duties. 8 years servicing overseas. Gulf war veteran.
Mathias Bretz
Mathias Bretz Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years
Air Traffic Control
Michael Evans
Michael Evans Class of 1991
Air Force, 20+ Years
Active duty Senior Non-Commissioned Officer. I have served in several Special Operations units in and out of the county. I have been deployed over 13 times in my military career.
Roman A. Scheidel
Roman A. Scheidel Class of 1953
Army, 3 Years
helicopter mechanic Gerrman occupatiomal forces
Ronald Serafine
Ronald Serafine Class of 1960
Air Force, 4 Years
A/1C, 08/12/63-06/21/67 Hon. Early-Out for SEA time served AFSC=32251F (Airborne Weapons Control Systems (radar) Tech. on F-102A & F-101B interceptors. 13th FIS/Glasgow AFB, MT 06/17/64-12/06/65. 405th A&E/Clark AB, RP, 01/18/66-06/21/67 TDY’s to Da Nang, Bien Hoa, & Udorn RTAB
Shonpierre Williams
Shonpierre Williams Class of 1998
Army Reserves, 6 Years
United States Army Reserve Miami, FL Paralegal Feb.2015 - Present • Paralegal support to the unit commanders and the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate • Provide legal documents in court-martial, Article 15 actions, and other military justice matters • Assisted in family law such as power of attorney, wills, and separation decrees United States Army Reserve Chicago, IL Biological Integrated Detection Systems Apr.2009 – Jan.2015 • Observed BIDS capture, contain, and provide suspect samples for confirmatory analysis • Implemented drills given to the determination of confidence levels, challenges and sample preparation • Performed tactics, techniques and procedures of the operational employment in a corps or theater environment
Terrence Matthew Barnes
Terrence Matthew Barnes Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years
18 years of age I started out as a truck driver. Did that for three years then changed my field to Military Intelligence for the remainder of my career. Flew in an aircraft called the OV-1D Mohawk performing Ariel surveillance. Served in the Persian Gulf War 1990-1991.

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Class of '04

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