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

Bill (William) Broyles
Bill (William) Broyles Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
E7 Retired
Bill Barry
Bill Barry Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
Drafted in 1966, spent 2 years active in Alaska Infantry then discharged. (Army) Re-enlisted 1982 in the Army, later transferred to Air Force, served active and reserve duty as a aircraft mechanic on helicopters and KC10 extender refueler, then later munitions specialist. Went to many parts of the world, served in iraq war on tiny island of Diego Garcia for 6 months. Retired January of 2005
Brian Mueller
Brian Mueller Class of 1999
Coast Guard, 8 Years
Enlisted Damage Controlman
Burges C. Budd
Burges C. Budd Class of 1957
Navy, 20+ Years
35+ years Actve and Reserve Duty P-3 Plane Captain
Charles Woodcock
Charles Woodcock Class of 1970
Navy, 18 Years
Joined Navy to see the world and did - 63 countries and counting. Seven years of sea duty from frigate to aircraft carrier. Duty stations: Yokosuka, Japan; Hong Kong; Philadelphia; Norfolk; Central Command (Tampa + Saudi Arabia) and Bermuda. Strategic planner on US CENTCOM during first Gulf War serving under General Schwarzkopf and at SOCCOM (Special Operations Command). Earlier retirement for medical.
Chuck Vergan
Chuck Vergan Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
Served in the U.S. Army from 1971 - 1993 with tours of duty in Vietnam, Germany, Fort Riley, KS and Fort Bragg, NC. Currently working for the U.S. Army as a civilian at Fort Bragg, NC.
Cindy Elledge
Cindy Elledge Class of 1987
Air Force, 4 Years
Served at Little Rock Air Force Base 1989-1993 husabnd USAF for 17 years
Dan Guenther
Dan Guenther Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Vietnam -1968-1970
Dave Ruff
Dave Ruff Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years
Radar Repair, Nike missile systems. Served in KY, NJ, TX, Germany
DAVID MENARD Class of 1954
Air Force, 20+ Years
served in ILL, Alaska before statehood, NH, Thule Greenland, France, Germany, Japan, LA(yuck!), Philippines, Viet Nam, England, back to ILL, CA, Taiwan, Philippines again, OH where I retired. also pulled temporary duty tours in Libya and Spain, been supersonic over Europe, over the North Pole in a Berlin Airlift veteran aircraft, cross country from Germany to England in a jet trainer and making a blind landing in the fog in the UK, across the Pacific from Japan to Calif in 9 hours 30 minutes in a C-5, seen sunsets from Pacific islands, Spain, Alaska, Japan, and would do it all again in a heartbeat!
DAVID MENARD Class of 1954
Air Force, 20+ Years
veteran of Cold and Viet Nam Wars, serving in aircraft maintenance units for six years in Europe, five and half in Far East, one and half in Alaska, three months at Thule, hell hole in LA, good tour in Sacramento and NH, back to Chanute as a TSGT, retiring then twenty one and half years at USAF Museum in CS. Do it again in a heartbeat!
Debby Benjamin
Debby Benjamin Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Nurse Corps
Debby Benjamin
Debby Benjamin Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
After graduating from ROTC at the University of Kentucky, I spent 20 years in the Air Force Nurse Corps.
Debby Benjamin
Debby Benjamin Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Air Force Nurse Corps
Donald A. Patterson
Donald A. Patterson Class of 1957
Army, 14 Years
USAF: 1957 to 1965; USA: 1965 to 1970. Was a career GI until injured in Vietnam. Commanded the 586 Combat Signal Company at Camp Radcliffe, An Khe, Vietnam; then the 509th Signal Battalion for a short period at An Khe.
Douglas Kelsey
Douglas Kelsey Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years
20+ years as Transportation and Logistics Officer. Served in 82nd Airborne Division, Army Special Operations Command, US Joint Forces Command, and others. Among my world travels was a 5 year hardship tour in Rotterdam, The Netherlands where I had to tolerate the wonderful Dutch people, great Dutch beer, cheap antiques and great museums, art and jazz festivals.
Gene B Wasson
Gene B Wasson Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years
3 years 7 months 27 days active duty, Vietnam Era but spent time in Texas, Mississippi and Alaska. Early out to go back to school on GI Bill...Nixon was president.
Gerald H (Gerry/He) Henningsen
Gerald H (Gerry/He) Henningsen Class of 1953
Marine Corps, 3 Years
I enlisted in USMC after end of Junior year, Jun 1952...served (3) Years... boot Camp Parris Island Jun/sep the Combat trng Camp Lejeune... then to KOREA (Pohang) K-3 with MAG-33 in Squadron VMF-311... served with Capt Ted Williams & Major John Glenn...In Aviation Supply... was made a Helicopter Loadmaster on Sikorsky HRS -1's & HRS-2's...continued Loadmaster duties in civilian life for (42) Years with American Air 1955/1957...Northwest Air 1957/1966... then Alaska Airlines 1966-1997 upon retirement at Anchorage,Alaska...!!!I was in Korea K3 July 27,1953 was Graduating in June 1953...!!!
Harold Jay Murdock
Harold Jay Murdock Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
Served two yours in Vietnam/ 173rd ABN November Company 75th Rangers/ 101st ABN DIV L Co 75th Rangers & 2nd BN 327th INF REGT No Slack
Jim Perry
Jim Perry Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years
Naval Aircrewman, retired 2006. Still serving as Federal employee in Chicago.

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Class of '78

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