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

Class of 0
, Years
Bob teegardin
Bob teegardin Class of 1989
Army Reserves, 8 Years
United States Army served durning operation desert storm as a diesel mechanic with the 4th and 20th field artillery. Rank corporal
Brian Teegardin
Brian Teegardin Class of 1990
Army, 20+ Years
Rank Sargent first class served in kora many different bases in United States also was in Afghanistan
CPT John Rees
CPT John Rees Class of 1990
Army, 20+ Years
Served as a Medic and Medical Material Officer on both Active Duty and the Reserve participating in Operation Dragon Hammer in Africa, Operation Provide Promise in the former Yugoslavia, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Howard W. VanValkenburg
Howard W. VanValkenburg Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years
Obtained the Rank of Specialist 4th Class during my tour of the U.S.Army.Served in S. Korea and Germany Worked in different fields while there (construction,Truck driving).
James Avery
James Avery Class of 1961
Army, 4 Years
Korea on the DMZ
Kevin Martin
Kevin Martin Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
81 mm Mortar Gunner; Legal Clerk, Drill Instructor; Infantry Platoon Sergeant; School Instructor; Embarkation Officer (Desert Shield/Storm); Legal Admin Officer; Senior Watch Officer, Combat Support Operations Center, USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43), Operation Kernel Blitz '88-89; Retired CWO-3
Lee Palonen
Lee Palonen Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
Servede as a ground equipment technician from 1977 (a week after graduation) until 1997. Stationed in Michigan, California, Nevada, England,and North Carolina.
Samuel Townshend
Samuel Townshend Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
Flew KC-135 Tanker aircraft at Kincheloe and Wurtsmith Air Force Bases in Michigan. Staff position at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. Completed career at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio flying EC-135 research aircraft. Served as Chief of Safety, 4950th Test Wing and Chief of Flight Safety, Air Force Materiel Command. Awards included Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal and Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Retired in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, April 1995.
steve miller
steve miller Class of 1987
Army, 4 Years
fort brag

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Class of '84

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