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

Albert Leslie Winter, Jr. ID
Albert Leslie Winter, Jr. ID Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Albert L. Winter Jr. March 24, 1949 - April 30, 2011 Facts Born: March 24, 1949 Place of Birth: Elgin, Illinois Death: April 30, 2011 Place of Death: Tulsa, Oklahoma Occupation: Retired United States Marine Memorial donations can be made to: American Legion Post 1 Biography Albert Leslie "Sugar" Winter Jr., a 62-year old retired United States Marine, passed away April 30, 2011 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, his city of residence. He was born March 24, 1949 in Elgin, Illinois to Albert Leslie Winter and Delores Troyke. Albert is survived by his mother, Delores King; his children, Shannon Mastro (Thomas) and Angelisa Riggsby (Tracy); siblings, Larry Winter, Jerry King (Lynn), and Teresa Freiburger (Robert); grandchildren, Amanda Mastro and Dakota Riggsby; and his nieces and nephews, Andrea Winter, Brian Winter, Kristen Gutierrez, Jason King, and Jody Freiburger. He is preceded by his father and his grandparents, George and Ruth Troyke. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post 1 located at 1120 E. 8th St., Tulsa, OK 74120. Memorial donations in memory of Sugar can be made to the American Legion Post 1 in Tulsa. Graveside Friday May 6, 2011, 10:00 a.m. at Fort Gibson National Cemetery Click for Map and Directions Memorial Friday May 6, 2011, 1:00 p.m. at American Legion Post 1 Click for Map and Directions 2 Killed In Tulsa Motorcycle Crash On BA Expressway A Tulsa police officer examines the Harley Davidson motorcycle lying on its side in the westbound lanes of the BA Expressway. Tulsa police and firefighters are shown at the fatality wreck Saturday night. TULSA, Oklahoma -- A flat tire on a motorcycle led to a fatal chain of events for two people Saturday night on the Broken Arrow Expressway at 129th. Tulsa Police Sergeant Robert Rohloff said the male rider and his female passenger were westbound just before 9:30 p.m. when the rear tire of the large-frame Harley Davidson motorcycle went flat. "Both the rider and his passenger were ejected from the motorcycle," Rohloff said. "Subsequently at least one of them was struck by another vehicle in the inside lane." The driver of the white Jeep that came onto the scene as the victims fell into the inside lane faces no charges. Friends of the victims who arrived on scene told The News On 6 that the driver of the motorcycle was a very experienced rider and a U.S. Veteran who was giving the woman a ride home at the request of her husband. Crews shut down the westbound lanes starting at 145th as officers and Tulsa firefighters worked the accident scene. The names of the victims have not yet been released. Police estimated that the crash victims were in their mid-50s to early 60s. Sincerly, Shannon L. Mastro - Daughter of Albert Leslie "Sugar" Winter, Jr. Ret. Marine
Carly Olsowski
Carly Olsowski Class of 2007
Air Force, 6 Years
Carly Olsowski is currently Captain Carly Kayser of the United States Air Force and is flying the mighty UH-1N Huey helicopter in the Nation's Capitol. She commissioned through the United States Air Force Academy in 2011.
Harald Hanson
Harald Hanson Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years
20 years active duty and 22 years as a civilian employee of the Navy.
Harry Dwight Chamberlin
Harry Dwight Chamberlin Class of 1905
Army, 20+ Years
US Cavalry. Brig. General.
Hilario Real
Hilario Real Class of 2005
Army, 1 Years
Jim Love
Jim Love Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years
draftee,viet nam era,09jun69-27jan72,basic tng,ft polk la,ait,11b10,lt weapons infantryman,tigerland,ft polk,ocs.ft sill,ok,viet nam, III corps,artillery fire direction officer, ft riley, ks,big red one(1st infantry div), reforger(short for return of forces to germany),42 day trip to germany, fall of '71, inducted with dave leatherman,ehs '63,nick lea,brother of kathy lea,ehs '61,who dated the late bob clark,ehs '62,student council president, 1961-62. have no resentment about service in what i consider a senseless war which claimed the lives of classmates lex elswick and roger wilson. returned with faculties intact,no drug habit, and intact marriage. feel like it was the price of having the privilege of being born in america.
John W. Szoke
John W. Szoke Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired in 1996 as a Master Sergeant
Joseph DeGreef
Joseph DeGreef Class of 1975
Army, 16 Years
You are welcome. I enjoyed serving you.
Mike Hartman
Mike Hartman Class of 1969
Air Force, 3 Years
Was a Vietnamese Linguist/Translator and Radio Communications Specialist. Most of my service was in tech schools in Texas and then survival schools from Florida to Washington State to the Phillipines. And then PCS in Okinawa.
Peter J. Kim
Peter J. Kim Class of 1985
Army, 18 Years
Still on active duty.

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