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

Becky Schelske
Becky Schelske Class of 2000
Army, 8 Years
Army Reservist
Brian W. Hagerty
Brian W. Hagerty Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years
I joined the Air Force in 1980 after living in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a short period after graduation. Coming in I was hoodwinked by a recruiter and spent the first 16 years, 13 of it overseas, as a cop. Although the job was thankless and consisted of too many 12-hour shifts, it did offer me a golden opportunity to travel extensively. I lived in North Dakota, New Mexico, Virginia and Texas in the continental United States and Alaska, England, and Japan outside of it. I also did many temporary duty assignments all around the world in places as diverse as Iraq and the Philippines. After 16 years as a cop I decided it was time for a change so I cross-trained into computer programming. This was a good career move, but it basically relegated the rest of my time in the Air Force to a 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM existence. Looking back on it all now, I'd take the good with the bad do it all again given the chance.
Captain John Mathis
Captain John Mathis Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years
retired after 30 years, Thanks John.
Chuck Hall
Chuck Hall Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years
20 Years US Army Airborne Infantry- Served in Germany,England,Ft Bragg,NC,Alaska,Ft Drum,NY,Bosnia,Middle East,and Panama
Craig Sawczuk
Craig Sawczuk Class of 1987
Air Force, 3 Years
Computer operator stationed at Travis AFB, CA. Ran the main frame on the base. TS security clearance. Served during the Gulf War, but never went to Iraq.
Dan Busalacchi
Dan Busalacchi Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years
22 years Helicopter pilot deployed all over. as in Beirut 82&83, Somalia 94, Bosnia 99-00. Test pilot flew UH-1H/V and OH-58D's
DaShawn A. Harris
DaShawn A. Harris Class of 1993
Army, 20+ Years
U.S. Army Combat Veteran, Member of the Quartermaster Corps, Retired in 2013
Dawn Rutkowski
Dawn Rutkowski Class of 1982
Army Reserves, 7 Years
A Clerk Typist stationed in Milwaukee
Dean Milinski
Dean Milinski Class of 1986
Navy, 4 Years
U.S.S. America CVA-66 (Supply)
Dick Mrochinski
Dick Mrochinski Class of 1963
Army, 8 Years
Active duty '68-70, ROTC grad from UWM. 2-month tour in Vietnam, wounded as an infantry platoon leader in Oct.'69. Army Reserve officer from '70-78 reaching the rank of captain.
Gordy Michels
Gordy Michels Class of 1981
Air Force, 4 Years
ICBM Master Team Chief (I fixed the button)
Jennifer Long
Jennifer Long Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 4 Years
First duty station was Quantico, VA, then got transfered to the Pentagon to work for the 4 star General (Commandant of the M.C.) Got out post 9/11.
Jim Pepper
Jim Pepper Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years
Served as a welder/mechanic at Camp Carroll, Waegwan, South Korea
john butschli jr.
john butschli jr. Class of 1992
Navy, 12 Years
5 years active duty in us navy .. did bootcamp in orlando , aircrew training in pensacola, aviation hydraulics training in memphis , 2 years with hc-3 in san diego as a aircrewman on the h-46 heli , 2 years at hc-5 in guam with the h-46 heli (1 year of guam aboard the uss white plains afs-4 )... upon my discharge from active duty i joined the reserves as a seabee for another 7 years with nmcb-25 as a EO (equipment operator ) based out of jones island milw. ..
LoriMae Schaff
LoriMae Schaff Class of 1981
Air Force, 4 Years
Desert Storm Vet Meteorologist
Major Ralph Gay
Major Ralph Gay Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
Served four years with USAF, joined ROTC at LaCrosse, graduated University of Montana 1976 as a 2LT in the Transportation Corps.Retired in 1993
Mike Lukas
Mike Lukas Class of 1985
National Guard, 20+ Years
I did 10 years active and now 12 years national guard. Did Iraq in 2004.
Mike Lukas
Mike Lukas Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years
Did 10 Year Active Duty and Now 14 years Air National Guard. Been To Saudi, Iraq and Kuwait. I'm Proud to Serve As Long As I Can.
Ralph B. Gay
Ralph B. Gay Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
First served in US Air Force. Returned to University of Montana for BSdegree and commissioned 2Lt. in the Infantrry/transportation Corps. Served in Panama, Germany(7yrs), Korea, and the Pentagon. Retired in 1993 as a Major.Taught JROTC for 13 yrs in FL.
Richard Modjeski Ph.D.
Richard Modjeski Ph.D. Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 3 Years
USMC. Vietnam: Combat Action Citation; Presidential Unit Citation awarded to 3 rd Marine Division during the period March 8, 1965 to September 15, 1967 (Equivlent to Bronze Star with Combat V for Valor. 21 operations for combat history. Retired with 100% combat related disability. Now Lcpl Richard B. Modjeski Ph.D., USMC (retired).

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Sara Steppke
Class of '99

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Randy R. Kwapick - Class of 1983

Randy passed away on March 10. 2014 at age 49. Beloved father of Jessey.
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