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

Aaron Carriker
Aaron Carriker Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 4 Years
0844/Field Artillery Fire Directon Controlman/Surveyor Surveyed firing positions for 105mm-8 inch howitzer batteries. Stationed at Kanehoe MCAS, Hawaii from April 1980-March 1983 and was deployed twice on WestPac deployments, visiting the Philipines, Australia (Perth and Sydney), Africa (Kenya, Oman and Somalia), Singapore and Hong Kong.
Clay Prescott
Clay Prescott Class of 1983
Army, 17 Years
3rd Ranger Bn 75th Ranger Regt. Ranger Instructor 75th Ranger Regt. 103rd Millitary intelligence Bn (LRRP) 1/505 PIR 82nd Abn. DIv Ranger Instrustor HHC 82nd Abn Div. Drill Sgt. Ft. Jackson SC U.S Weapons Instructor Ft. Jackson SC
Dave Hedrick
Dave Hedrick Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served as Avionics tech for 16 years and a crew chief on C-130's for 4 years
Dave Weimer
Dave Weimer Class of 1985
Navy, 4 Years
C-130 Air Crewman in Rota Spain for 3 years
Don Majors
Don Majors Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years
Actiive Duty 28 years
Glen Roussin
Glen Roussin Class of 1987
Army, 10 Years
Served 9 years in the Army Reserves as a Supply Technician 92A and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Uzbekistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan from 2003-2004. In 2004, Active Duty service in the Army. New Military Occupation for active duty was as a Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, Radiological, and Explosives (CBRNE) Specialist. I was stationed at Ft. Polk, LA with 2-30th Infantry Battalion, 4th Light Infantry Brigrade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division from 2004-2009. Here I was deployed in 2006-2007 for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Then again in the later part of 2007, deployed from 2007-2009 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. Stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO as CBRN as a Training Developer for the Capabilities Development Integrated Directorate under the Requirements Development Division from 2009-2012. Then stationed in Seoul, South Korea with the Headquarters Battalion with the Eighth Army from 2012-2013 as the Battalion CBRN NCOIC and Operations Security manager and NCOIC for the Army P3T physical training. From 2013-2014, processed for the medical evaluation board for injuries occurred during deployments and since been medically retired from the US Army as a CBRNE Staff Sergeant (SSG).
JASON BRANING
JASON BRANING Class of 2001
Army, 7 Years
91B,88H
JOHN " MATT" BYERS
JOHN " MATT" BYERS Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 2 Years
AN AIR CREWMAN ON A C-130, CPL BYERS HAS SERVED ONE DEPLOYMENT IN IRAQ AND IS SLATED FOR A DEPLOYMENT TO AFGHANISTAN
John Barrett
John Barrett Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years
Operations Specialist 2nd Class. West Coast deployment out of San Diego, Ca. Two tours of Vietnam (1972&74) 4 service medals, 2 letters of commendation (7th Fleet & Philippine Presidential) and Good Conduct Award.
Mark Randall
Mark Randall Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years
I began my military career in June 1973 when I enlisted in the United States Army. After basic training I attended the Heavy Equipment Operators Course. Upon graduation I was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri as a member of the 5th Engineer Battalion. In Jan 1975, I was transferred to 130th Engineer Brigade in Hanau, Germany. After completing my 3 year active duty enlistment I transferred to the US Army Reserve. My first Army Reserve assignment was to the US Army Mobilization Support Detachment in St. Louis, MO. I worked in positions of increasing responsibility throughout the detachment and was the First Sergeant when the unit was deactivated in 1990. From there I transferred to the 424th Maintenance Company in Rolla, MO. I served there from 1990 to 1993 also in the position of First Sergeant. I transferred to the 6025th Garrison Support Unit in St. Louis and was mobilized in 1997-1998 for Operation Joint Guard as the Acting Command Sergeant Major. My unit was part of the peace keeping force assigned to NATO in Germany, Hungary and Bosnia. Upon completion of this mobilization I retired after 25 years of service. I graduated from the 5th Army Noncommissioned Officer course, Primary Leadership Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. I hold an Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration Degrees from Lindenwood College in St. Charles, MO. I received the following awards during my career: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with service star), Overseas Service Ribbon (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with 4 device), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Bronze hourglass and M device), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with four Oak Leaf Clusters), and the Army Service Ribbon. I have been a member of the American Legion since 1986. In the photo I am standing with Command Sergeant Major Clifford C. Lewis (FHHS 74) at Ft. Benning, GA in 1998.
Matt Berry
Matt Berry Class of 1998
Navy, 5 Years
Served overseas on Diego Garcia, served on USS San Antonio for 3 years
Matt Narsh
Matt Narsh Class of 2003
Air Force, 2 Years
served two years then given medical discharge after geting injured in deployment training
Michelle  (Zidzik) Huddleston
Michelle (Zidzik) Huddleston Class of 1988
Navy, 4 Years
served on USS Mauna Kea and USS LaBoon 1993-1997
Michelle Williams - Champagne
Michelle Williams - Champagne Class of 1984
Navy, 4 Years
Guantamano Bay, Cuba - MAC Supervisor Pensacola, FL - Jet Mechanic
Russell D. Duckworth
Russell D. Duckworth Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Two tours with the Marine Corp in VIetnam beginning in 1967. Combat Action Ribbon Vietnam Service Medal w/ 5 stars RVN Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm and Frame Purple Heart-3 Awards Presidential Unit Citation Alumni is mentioned in the book: Operation Buffalo-USMC Fight for the DMZ By: Keith William Nolan Published in 1991 ISBN:0-89141-417-7 Fought with Alpha Company 1/9 Marines Nicknamed -"The Walking Dead"
Tim Jovanovic
Tim Jovanovic Class of 1997
Army, 6 Years
Combat Medic Light Infantry
Victor Rekosh
Victor Rekosh Class of 1992
Navy, 7 Years
Engineman 2nd Class Petty Officer (E-5). 3 Years on the USS Ponce (LPD-15) and 4 years with Amphibious Construction Battalion 1.
Walter Rosemann, Jr.
Walter Rosemann, Jr. Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years
Enlisted from 1964 - 1976 final rank E-6 TSgt Officer from 1976 - 1986 final rank O-3 Capt

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