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

Benjamin Watson
Benjamin Watson Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 5 Years
Currently serving
Carroll H. Day Jr.
Carroll H. Day Jr. Class of 1983
Air Force, 10 Years
Accounting and Finance Technician. Disaster Preparedness training, First Aid Training. Served during Desert Storm but wasn't in theater of action.
Chris Bartlett
Chris Bartlett Class of 1986
Air Force, 6 Years
Computer Operator / COMSEC Specialist
Donna Johnston (Beers)
Donna Johnston (Beers) Class of 1986
Army, 4 Years
Russian Linguist and Intelligence Analyst; Desert Storm Veteran
John B. Sharp
John B. Sharp Class of 1952
Army, 20+ Years
Entered basic training in January 1954 and retired in Novemvber 1984. Commissioned in 1959. Served 38 months in Germany; one tour in Korea; two in Vietnam; the rest of the time was spent in the US. Basic branch was Infantry; highest rank was Colonel (06).
Kevin Patton
Kevin Patton Class of 1984
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Active Duty Marine from 1984 to 1995, Marine Reserve from 1998 to 2000, field radio operator and Forward air controller. Missouri National Guard, 1107th AVCRAD, 2000 to 2008, Aviation supply tech. Retired with 20 years total service. While serving in the military, participated in Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Operation Restore Hope Somolia, Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
Larry Coleman
Larry Coleman Class of 1991
Army, 17 Years
Army Major
Michael L. Till, II
Michael L. Till, II Class of 2000
Army, 3 Years
Satellite communications 235th signal company at Ft. Gordon GA ,served in Korean and Iraq
MICHAEL R. CARDER
MICHAEL R. CARDER Class of 1974
Air Force, 5 Years
I was a jet engine mechanic at Travis AFB, CA. Made rank of SSGT. I worked on the C5 TF39 Jet Engine.
Michael R. Carder
Michael R. Carder Class of 1974
Air Force, 5 Years
After high school, I enter the United States Air Force. I learned how to become a jet engine mechanic. I was stationed at Travis AFB, CA. from 1974 to 1979. The aircraft that I worked on was the C5A in MAC. I repaired, modified, assembled, and tested the TF-39 GE turbofan jet engines. I left with a honorable discharge as a Staff Sargent.
Paul Backs
Paul Backs Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
1969 Infantry - LCpl 1970 Commissioned Officer 1972 Jet Pilot 1992 Retired
Paul Backs
Paul Backs Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Marine Corps jet pilot. Retired after 23 years. Work at Ft. Leavenworth KS for the Army.
Paul E Backs
Paul E Backs Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Infantry, Air Traffic Control and Jet Figher Pilot
Penny King (Harvey)
Penny King (Harvey) Class of 1988
Navy, 2 Years
I served 2 1/2 years in the US Navy
Rick McAfee
Rick McAfee Class of 1993
Marine Corps, 5 Years
H&S BN MP Co 1st FSSG MCB Camp Pendleton CA MP School Lackland AFB TX MP Company MCB Quantico VA Reactivated for Operation Desert Storm MP Company MCB CA
Shane G. Beckwith
Shane G. Beckwith Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years
Construction Supervisor
Steve Gray
Steve Gray Class of 1981
Coast Guard, 5 Years
1982 - 1984 Cordova, AK aboard the USCGC Sweetbrier. !984 - 1986 Small Boats Station, Portsmouth, VA 1986 - 1987 H-3 Aircrewman, Air Station SItka, AK

Classmates Spotlight

Excelsior Springs High School Classmates

Karen Fannin
Class of '75

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