Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

1SG Dave Dunn
1SG Dave Dunn Class of 1974
National Guard, 20+ Years
Retired as First Sergeant at HQ Company, 1-195 Armor< Kearney, Ne. after 23 years. (The extra 3 years were required so that Bush, not Clinton, would sign the retirement form)
Betty Powers Ray
Betty Powers Ray Class of 1965
Navy, 2 Years
served NAS Norfolk Virginia- originally served in the Computer and data processing department NAS Norfolk, for all Military installations of the Northern half of the East Coast until it was made into an all civilian department in 1966, Then I was transfered to Atlantic Fleet communications department until my discharge.
Brad Holloway
Brad Holloway Class of 1980
Air Force, 7 Years
Served from 1980 to 1987 in the U.S. Air Force. Stationed at Eglin A.F.B., FL., and Misawa A.B., Japan. Was a 46270 Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist, specializing in 20mm and 30mm gun systems on the A-7,A-10 F-4,F-15,F-16 aircraft.
Bria Gatto
Bria Gatto Class of 2010
Air Force, 5 Years
Personnelist Was stationed at Peterson, but now back home at Offutt. Haven't decided yet if I want to stay in or get out.
Craig A. Anderson
Craig A. Anderson Class of 1969
Army, 14 Years
Commissioned 1973 as 2LT. Active duty with 9th Infantry Division 73-76. National Guard 1978-1987 Recalled to active reserve duty 2007
David Coker
David Coker Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
USAF Security Service
dennis smith
dennis smith Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Dwight Overturf
Dwight Overturf Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years
MSC pharmacy officer,served with the 3rd Armored Div. and duties at 97th Gen Frankfurt,WGermany (77-80)
Ed Satterly
Ed Satterly Class of 1965
Navy, 12 Years
Two tours in Vietnam Nam--Sea Bees--Submarine repair ship--Destroyer repair ship--Tug Boat Chief Engineer
Edward E. Meedel
Edward E. Meedel Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years
Sonar and Torpedo 3rd Class aboard the U.S.S. Walke DD723. Home port Long Beach, CA. Our ship was part of the 7th fleet and spent most of our time in blue waters off the Vietnam coast supporting ground troops. For a time we were in and near Vietnam insland waterways providing weapon support for ground and amphibious personnel.
Francis Keene
Francis Keene Class of 1965
Army Reserves, 3 Years
Enter the Army in March, 1966. Served in Vietnam from September 1966 to September 1967. Stationed at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs, CO until discharge in March, 1969
James E Lewis
James E Lewis Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
Recon specialist Vietnam oct67-july68
John H Ragland
John H Ragland Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
Served 1965 to 1969. served in Viet Nam from 1966 to 1967
Leonard Wayne Compton
Leonard Wayne Compton Class of 1963
Navy, 3 Years
Was in All Nebraska "Beef State '63" Company 117 at San Diego NTC. Served aboard USS Yorktown (CVS-10), served in VR-24 Det, NAF, NAples, Italy as communications & air intelligence yeoman. Total service 3 years & six months.
MAJ Richard L. Semm Ret USAR
MAJ Richard L. Semm Ret USAR Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
4 Years Active duty US navy, Vaw 116 Early Warning Squadron. 34 Years USAR/National Guard. Commander Public Affairs Office, Mob planning and Logistics Officer
MSgt Bill Obermeier
MSgt Bill Obermeier Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years
I have been in the Air Force for 21 years and plan on staying a few more years. Currently stationed at McConnell Air Force base Kansas where I am a production superintendant on the KC-135 tankers. I have just completed my 17th rotation in support of Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom and I will be deploying again in October 2009. I was stationed in Panama for fours years (Jan 1990 – Feb 1994) and enjoyed central and South America.
Raymond Wilsey
Raymond Wilsey Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served from 1965 to 1987. Vietnam service 1967-1968 and 1972.
Roger Keith
Roger Keith Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years
served in Germany all three years
Rolland D. Marsh
Rolland D. Marsh Class of 1956
Coast Guard, 6 Years
Aviation Branch: Crewman aboard Fixed Wing UF1G, UF2G, R5D, SC-130 Hercs. H04S Helicopters. San Francisco USCG Air Station.
Ron Knapp
Ron Knapp Class of 1965
Army, 4 Years
US Army Security Agency Warrenton Va.

Classmates Spotlight

Grand Island High School Classmates

Steven Painter
Class of '59

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