Great Bend High School Alumni

Great Bend, Kansas (KS)

Military Alumni

Military High School 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

Brandon Jewell
Brandon Jewell
Class of 2000
Air Force, 6 Years

Engineer for the USAF
BRIAN L KNOX
BRIAN L KNOX
Class of 1978
Navy, 20 Years

Retired ETC(SW), USN
Chad Maneth
Chad Maneth
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 4 Years

I went to Iraq once in my first enlistment. I reenlisted in Sept 07 for 4 more years and now I am on my second deployment to Iraq currently.
Damon Schloemer
Damon Schloemer
Class of 1988
Air Force, 18 Years

Currently stationed at McChord AFB, WA.
Daniel Holinde
Daniel Holinde
Class of 2006
Army, 3 Years

I'm a truck driver for the Army. I'm currently overseas and coming home in a few days after being gone for the past year. I drill in Great Bend.
Jeffery Gerstenkorn
Jeffery Gerstenkorn
Class of 1982
Army, 20 Years

US Army Retired
Abrams Tanker
John H Stevenson
John H Stevenson
Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years

US Naval Academy - Class of 1971
Naval Flight Officer - 1971-1977
Airborne Electronic Warfare - flew off USS Ranger - Westpac 1976 - VAQ-135 Black Ravens - EA6B Prowler
KRISTTOFFER SCHRATER
KRISTTOFFER SCHRATER
Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 4 Years

FIRE DIRECTION CONTROLMAN ONE TOUR IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
Larry Sisson
Larry Sisson
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

Intelligence Specialist
Lee Keffer
Lee Keffer
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Enlisted in 1982 and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant. Graduated from Officer Candidate School in 1989 and I am currently promotable to Lieutenant Colonel.
Logan Bayless
Logan Bayless
Class of 2005
Army, 5 Years

Infantry. Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08
Logan Bayless
Logan Bayless
Class of 2005
Army, 4 Years

U.S. Army Infantry Sergeant. Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2006-2008.
Loren D Spears
Loren D Spears
Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years

Joined military in 1986 after graduation. Retired after 20 years of service at the rank of Major. Spent one tour of duty in combat zone.
Mike Harbaugh
Mike Harbaugh
Class of 1992
Air Force, 7 Years

I spent 3 years in Germany and 4 years in North Carolina. While I was in NC I went to Saudi Arabia and to Bosnia. This was a great experience.
Paul Sheldon
Paul Sheldon
Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years

active duty army 8 years and army national gaurd for 12 years.Tours of duty in in Kansas,Georgia,Tennessee, and South Korea as well as Desert Shield/Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Ralph Sunley
Ralph Sunley
Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years

After graduating Great Bend High School I enlisted in the US Navy. I spent my whole 4 years at sea, as a gunners mate of guns, 2nd class. My last ship was the USS Mt. Hood an ammunition ship which spent most of the time in the Tonkin Gulf, off the shores of Viet Nam passing ammo to Navy war ships.
Stuart Streck
Stuart Streck
Class of 1997
Coast Guard, 9 Years

Spent 8 years in Maritime Law Enforcement throughout the world. Got into the environmental protection side of the house about 5 years ago and I am now one of 9 Coast Guard HAZMAT instructors, travelling world wide.
SuzAnne Stiff Taylor
SuzAnne Stiff Taylor
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

I joined the Army in 1985 and served as a Combat Medic.

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Class of '01

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Our Great Bend High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Great Bend High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Great Bend are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!