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

ARTHUR ELI EVANS Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years
Aviation Electronics Master Chief (AVCM), last duty assignment at the Pentagon as Resource Sponsor for all Navy and Marine Corps Aviation Technical Training schools. Sea duty assignments included 12 deployments on 7 different aircraft carriers. Last carrier asigned was the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65). Retired in Virginia 1985 on Blue Mountain overlooking the Shendoah Valley, married to wife Linda 1977, 2 sons, 3 grand daughters. Love bowling and fishing. Have another home near Hot Springs, Arkansas on the Quachita river. Working as contractor 1985 - 2008 supporting training development using Internet, Computers in an interactive environment.
Cecil Glenn Jr
Cecil Glenn Jr Class of 1986
Navy, 4 Years
Chris Carton
Chris Carton Class of 1989
Army, 4 Years
Served with the 1st Armored Division in Desert Shield/Desert Storm
Chuck Ferrell
Chuck Ferrell Class of 1972
Navy, 4 Years
Last duty station, USS Albany (CG-10), Flag Ship for Sixth Fleet COMSIXTHFLT, Gaeta, Italy.
Chuck Jensen
Chuck Jensen Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
1960-1980. Served all over Western Pacific including Vietnam, Thailand. Many stations in US Enjoyed service immensely until I retired and had to find a real job.
Chucl Jensen
Chucl Jensen Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
1960-1980 Served all over the Western Pacific and all over the US. Retired as lstSgt 1980 In Tacoma, Wa
David Hauntz
David Hauntz Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 10 Years
1968: Vietnam. Artillery Forward Observer - refer to website 1975: Vietnam. Senior Marine Officer aboard USS Vancouver LPD-2. Evacuated Phnom Phen, Cambodia and Saigon, RVN
David M. Hauntz
David M. Hauntz Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 10 Years
Angel Fire Memorial in New Mexico was built by Dr. David Westphall in memory of his son, 1st Lt. Vic Westphall, who was killed, along with 15 other Marines, on May 22, 1968. My name does not appear anywhere in the Memorial because I was still alive when it was all over.
Dr. Douglas Bradburry
Dr. Douglas Bradburry Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Combat Veteran, Intelligence Analyst
Harry Wegley
Harry Wegley Class of 1964
Air Force, 7 Years
Served as an Intelligence Analyst and as a Weather Officer from 1967 through 1974.
Jack Chandler
Jack Chandler Class of 1954
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Joined USMC immediately following graduation in 1954. Trained in San Diego, then shipped to Korea in support of the Marine Corps Infantry north of Imjin River in wire and radio communications. At Point Mugu, California served in military police. Honorable discharge 1960 and returned home to Grants Pass.
James Zavada
James Zavada Class of 1977
Navy, 12 Years
Aviation Structural Mech. S
Jay Pruett
Jay Pruett Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Electronic Warfare Technician retired in 1994 with the rank of Technical Sergeant. Was first assigned to 55th AMS at Offutt AFB, Ne would later be assigned in 1980 to the 81st CRS RAF Bentwaters/RAF Woodbridge UK then in 1983 following that assignment I would go to the 379th AMS at Wurtsmith AFB, Mi . I would return to Offutt AFB, Ne in 1985 being assigned to 55th AMS eventually assigned to the 55th OMS and then finally the 38th Reconnaissance Squadron which I would retire from in July of 1994.
Jeff Fletcher
Jeff Fletcher Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
Rangers Lead the Way
Ken Hagstrom
Ken Hagstrom Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Entered the USAF in April 1971. Served as Security Police/Military Working Dog Handler (Drug Detection and Explosive Detection) and later in my career was an instructor and Director of Operations for the Military Airlift Command Noncommissioned Officer Academy - West. Was stationed at Lackland AFB, Texas; DaNang AB and Phan Rang AB, Republic of Vietnam; Minot AFB, North Dakota; Korat RTAFB, Thailand; Aviano AB, Italy; England AFB, Louisiana; and Norton AFB, California. Retired in 1991 at Norton AFB.
Kevin Irving
Kevin Irving Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years
24 years, 4 aircraft carriers, 17 years sea duty. USS Independence, USS Saratoga, USS Theodore Roosevelt, (2 tours) and USS Carl Vinson
Leslie F. Phillips (Tennant)
Leslie F. Phillips (Tennant) Class of 1969
Air Force, 6 Years
Vietnam era veteran, served at March Air Force Base, Riverside, California. Clerk/Typist. Played volleyball and softball for the March AFB Women's base team.
Linda Kievet
Linda Kievet Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served as a Medical Technician. Stationed at Sheppard AFB, TX, Torrejon AB, Spain, Pope AFB, NC, Minneapolis, MN MEPS, Maxwell AFB, AL, Sacramento, CA MEPS
Loren Venable
Loren Venable Class of 1965
Marine Corps Reserve, 20+ Years
Commissioned in 1970. Served on active duty in Quantico VA, Camp Lejeune NC, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Okinawa Japan, and Camp Pendleton CA. Retired in 1993 as a major.
Lyle McDonald
Lyle McDonald Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 4 Years
0311 Infantry Iraq 2008 Afghanistan 2009

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