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

Bryan Wiebold
Bryan Wiebold
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

Attend Boot camp in Orlando, Went to IC a School in San Diego Aug 1976, May 1977 Reported to the USS Midway, March 1980 Went to great lakes NTC to change rates to Gas Turbbine Techician electrical, aug 1980 reported to the USS Briscoe DD 977, December 1981 reported to Great lakes for instructor duty., 1985 Reported to the USS Cape Cod Ad 43, 1989 Went to Fleet Training Group, 1991 Went to the USS Elliot DD9676, 1992 Wnet to PQS develpoment, !993 Went PQS development in Pensacola Fl. 1995 Transferred to the USS HUE City CG 66 wee I retired from the United states Navy
Christopher W Wilson
Christopher W Wilson
Class of 1992
Army, 4 Years

2/187th INF Reg, 101st Airborne Division (AA)
Chuck Smith
Chuck Smith
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Retired 1991, MGySgt, Marine Aviation Electronics
Clifford L. Strovers
Clifford L. Strovers
Class of 1950
Army, 2 Years

Inducted on 1/20/53 along with classmate, David Ahrens (same day Eisenhower was sworn in as President.
Basic training at Ft Leonard Wood, MO
Engineering school at Ft Belvoir, VA
Overseas duty in Pusan, Korea in 1953 and 1954.
Don Sherman
Don Sherman
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

drafted! sent to Yuma Proving Grounds Arizona, escaped Army after 21 months to return to school at U of Michigan
J.W. Bill Wilson
J.W. Bill Wilson
Class of 1950
Air Force, 20+ Years

What a blast, would do it again.
James (Jim) Daley
James (Jim) Daley
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

Worked in aircraft hydraulics (OA-37B and OA-10), conventional munitions, security police, and supply systems. Tours in Vietnam 68-69, Turkey 72-74, England 78-82. Other assignments were in Fl, Oh, Ar, Ks, Az, and Id. TDYs were in Guam and a few bases for technical schools.
James R. Daley
James R. Daley
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served all the years on active duty. Traveled to Vietnam 68-69, England 78-82, and Turkey 74-76. Retired at the rank MSgt or E-7. Decorated with the Air Force Meritorious Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, and Air Force Achievement Medal. Worked in munitions system for 14 years, worked in security police for 2 years, and aircraft pneudraulic systems for 3 years. The other year was spent in technical schools or temporary duty assignments. Retired from active duty on 1 Nov '88.
James Robert Wieser
James Robert Wieser
Class of 1969
Air Force, 6 Years

Finance
Jim Wilkins
Jim Wilkins
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

worked as jet engine mechanic in Abilene Texas. Also spent time in England and Germany and in Viet Nam.
Larry D Conner
Larry D Conner
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Stationed in Texas and overseas in Turkey
Larry Long
Larry Long
Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years

Served as a Navy Journalist in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and in and around Danang, Vietnam.
Larry Long
Larry Long
Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years

Navy Journalist (JO2), served in Cuba and in country Vietnam. Finished tour Kingsville, TX.
Lee Shannon
Lee Shannon
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

20 Years US Air Force, Retired MSgt.
Randy tew
Randy tew
Class of 1970
Air Force, 12 Years

Logistics Officer
Richard Hamilton
Richard Hamilton
Class of 1991
Army, 11 Years

Current Active Duty US Army Warrant Officer
Robert Byford
Robert Byford
Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy SEAL Commander
ronald davis
ronald davis
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

assigned to u.s.s.kitty hawk (cva-63)
1971-1973
u.s.s.okinawa (lph-3) 1973-1975)
vietnam vet. three tours on ship considered
a vietnam era vet.
Russell Dreesman
Russell Dreesman
Class of 1992
Air Force, 19 Years

Active Duty Air Force. Retire in 2019.
Ryan R Runyan
Ryan R Runyan
Class of 1978
Army, 39 Years

I should've graduated in 78 but joined at 17 and came back to graduate in 81...then back in the army.
Ryan Runyan
Ryan Runyan
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Should've graduated in 78 but decided to hang out with my bro so graduated in 81 instead. Military wise....82nd, 11th, 2nd, 3rd and 4th ACR, then joined the reserves as an MP and rocked the sandbox in 03-04 at Tallil and again in 08-09 while helping the Marines at TQ.
Tanya Hammond-Green
Tanya Hammond-Green
Class of 1995
Coast Guard, 4 Years

Served four years active duty and 4 years reserve.
Tom Queen
Tom Queen
Class of 1959
Air Force, 20 Years

aircraft navigator

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Ted Mccammant
Class of '90

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Our Grinnell-Newburg 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 Grinnell-Newburg High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Grinnell are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!