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

Charlie Blake
Charlie Blake Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years
30 Years Army Special Forces. Retired in 2007. Last assignment Sergeant Major ,1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg NC. I currently reside in Amsterdam Ohio with my wife and grandson.
David H. Ulm
David H. Ulm Class of 1963
Army, 4 Years
Enlisted in Army Security Agency in September, 1963. Served three consecutive tours in Vietnam from April, 1964 through June, 1967. Honorable Discharge as a Sgt in June, 1967. Went on to receive a B.S. degree from Wright State University and an MBA from Arizona State University.
Dennis W. Shepherd
Dennis W. Shepherd Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years
I am NOT a hero and I hate for any military member who hasn't saved at least a dozen people and suffered wounds doing it to be called a hero. I served from 1970-74 as an airborne Russian linguist. I served from 1982-1998 as a JAG. I retired from the USAF on July 1, 1998 as a lieutenant colonel. I enjoyed every assignment and am grateful that my 20 years taught me to be a pacifist.
Dennis Weaver
Dennis Weaver Class of 1971
Air Force, 8 Years
strategic air command aircraft crash rescue
Greg Goodman
Greg Goodman Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
S;pent 32 years in the Marine Corps as an aviator retiring in 2006 with the rank of Colonel.
Gregory L. Goodman
Gregory L. Goodman Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Retired in 2006 after 32 years in the Marine Corps with the rank of Colonel.
James Purcell
James Purcell Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Joseph (Woody) Woodard
Joseph (Woody) Woodard Class of 1968
Army, 11 Years
Spent 21 months as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Flew AH1-G (Cobra) Gunship. Earned the Distinguished flying cross, 10 Air medals with V for Valor numerous Air medals,Vietnamese cross of gallantry with silver star and several other medals.Currently still Flying an EMS helicopter in Melbourne Florida.
Michael Shaw
Michael Shaw Class of 1972
Navy, 3 Years
Actually received a GED in the Navy but my class will always be the class of 72. VR-21 and VRC-50 flight like crew till 1973. Structrual Mechanics "A" School in Millington Tenn. Aircraft = C-118's & C-130's
Norm Arnold   "Bo"
Norm Arnold "Bo" Class of 1978
Air Force, 4 Years
MOS Inventory Mgt Specialist USAF Worked in the Mission Capabuility section of Base Supply. I was responsible for requisitioning critically needed aircraft parts for aircraft that had a mission to fly in twenty-four hours or less. We also arranged all transportation for said parts. I received Airman of the Quarter twice during my enlistment, was promoted "below-the-zone" to senior airman (promoted early). The ribbons earned were small arms marksman, good conduct, and an outstanding unit ribbon. I earned numerous letters of commendations and was highly recommended by my commanding officer for the Air Force R.O.T.C. program at Wright State University in Ohio.
Rick Childress
Rick Childress Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
AIr Transportaion/AIrcraft Loadmaster
Roger Grove
Roger Grove Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years
Proudly defended The Commonwealth of Kentucky with Vietnamese comrades in my APC & then kept "The Hurt Locker" closed in the Buckeye State & West 'By Golly' Virginia as EOD. Fire in the Hole! Very Trippy & Far Out. Peace out from the Left Coast, Cali

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Class of '78

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