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

Adam Winkenweder
Adam Winkenweder Class of 2003
Army, 4 Years
Active Duty, served 1 tour in Iraq and is currently on his 2nd tour to Iraq.
Alex Gruca
Alex Gruca Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired at the Rank of Chief Petty Officer(E-7)
Alexander Frye
Alexander Frye Class of 2006
Army, 4 Years
Military Police operations.
Angelo J. Puma II.
Angelo J. Puma II. Class of 1981
Air Force, 4 Years
Served as a Surgical Service Specialist at Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Ms., from 1984 to 1988.
Brad Harrison
Brad Harrison Class of 1988
Navy, 18 Years
Electronics Technician Submarines
Charles D Moore
Charles D Moore Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired Air Force Master Sargent, 1973-1993
Chin Keomanila
Chin Keomanila Class of 1996
Air Force, 10 Years
Technical Sergeant Keomanila is currently stationed at Columbus MS. He has been on three GWOT (Global War On Terrorism) tours and currently deployed now.
david h thornton
david h thornton Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
usaf 4 yrs, tx army natl guard 4 yrs, army reserve 2 yrs, active res recruiter 6 yrs, training nco 10 yrs.
don towns
don towns Class of 1966
Air Force, 3 Years
Air Force comunnications
Isabel Vaquera
Isabel Vaquera Class of 2003
Air Force, 8 Years
2004-2007 Stationed at F.E. Warren AFB, then 2008 Transfered into the reserve at Lackland AFB. Currently on a deployment 9 Oct 2010 serving 179 days out in the desert.
James Fiaccone
James Fiaccone Class of 2002
Coast Guard, 2 Years
Severed for a year and a half on the USCGC Biscayne Bay. Currently station at the Coast Guard Pay and Personnel Center.
James Jenner
James Jenner Class of 2006
Army, 4 Years
Serving the Medical Corp with pride and has served in Iraq
James North
James North Class of 1992
National Guard, 7 Years
Served from 1992-1996 in the active Army then reenlisted in 2007 in the National Guard been ti Iraq once and Headed to Afghanistan next year.
Jerel E. Pawley
Jerel E. Pawley Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
Commissioned Infantry Officer from Stephen F.Austin ROTC. Served for four years with 82d Airborne, after Flight School served as an aviation platoon leader with the 25th Inf, additional aviation assignments with 1st Cav, 101st Abn (Air Assault) in Desert Storm, 1st Armored Division as Helicopter Battalion Commander, ROTC Commander Univ of North Dakota, with tours at Pentagon and Ft. Leavenworth. Earned Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star and Legion of Merit. Retired in 2000.
Joel Drummond
Joel Drummond Class of 1985
Army, 11 Years
Served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in California, Washington, Missouri, and Germany. Two tours in Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 1st Armored Division. Airborne Ranger.
Johnny Ramirez
Johnny Ramirez Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years
Enlisted in and served in the Marines upon graduation and stayed until 1999, Joined the Army in 1999 and am currently serving in El Paso TX. I have lived in Hawaii, South Korea, and Germany. I have deployed once to Iraq and twice to Afganistan.
KENNETH D CAST Class of 2009
Navy, 4 Years
Kenneth E. Smith
Kenneth E. Smith Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
Army officer branched Armor; 12 years active duty with an additional 18 years Army Reserves; commanded at platoon, company, and battalion level; served on staff at the US Army War College, Center for Strategic Leadership as Director, Strategic Leadership Education Program; responsible for supporting the Secretary of the Army and the Army Chief of Staff's strategic communication outreach programs; mobilized for Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Noble Eagle; retired after 30 years service as Colonel.
Kolby Turpin
Kolby Turpin Class of 1990
Air Force, 17 Years
Currently in Iraq
Krystal Spangberg
Krystal Spangberg Class of 2007
Air Force, 9 Years
8 years avionics, 6 on the b-1

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