Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
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Honored Military Alumni
Andrew Van Koevering Class of 1997
Army Reserves, 8 Years Enlisted in the Army Reserves in May of 2003. Completed Basic Combat Training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky and then Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Bliss, TX. Was deployed to Iraq in 2004 with the 283rd Transportation Company out of New Haven, CT. Was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism as well as several other commendations. Was deployed again to Iraq in 2009 with the 762nd Transportation Company out of North Canton, OH. Was awarded a second Bronze Star for service in addition to several other awards. Returned home in March of 2010 and will complete his military obligation in May of 2011.
Anthony Cole Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years Serves as the Senior Enlisted Advisor for 200 Sailors and Airmen and as Senior Cryptologist for NSA Fieldsite. Currently serving as a Command Master Chief at the US Army Seargants Major Academy.
Brad Pelkey Class of 2005
Army, 5 Years He is a 88M and has been through 2 deployment so far.He is working his way to SGT as we speak and also going to college as well.
Bradley Pelkey Class of 2005
Army, 2 Years Is a 88m and gunner.Just got back from a 1 year deployment from Iraq.
Bret Hilliker Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years Air Force--6 active 20 reserves. retired in 2006
Brian Shumway Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years 1968 to 1972. Discharged Sergeant. Served in England and Germany. 50th Tactical Fighter Wing.
Bruce Carpenter Class of 2003
Army, 6 Years Served 15 months in Iraq
charles demmons Class of 1960
Navy, 8 Years 9 trips to vietnam
Charles Lumbert Class of 1961
Army, 4 Years Enlisted October 24, 1963. Served in Taiwan 1964, Thailand 1965-66, 173rd Airborne Brigade Vietnam 1967 in the Army Security Agency communications intelligence. Discharged September 24, 1967.
Charles W. Demmons Class of 1960
Navy, 8 Years Served in Vietnam , from 1961-1966. Mostly aboard Uss Frank E. Evans DD754 and USS Oriskany CVA-34 . , The Oriskany was awarded more Battle Stars than any Carrier in the Vietnam War.
Jeffery Hamilton Class of 1986
Navy, 4 Years Intelligence Specialist Second Class, USS Constellation and USS Independence, Desert Shield/Storm.
Jeffrey Scott O'Keefe Class of 1982
Army, 4 Years Served first tour of duty, stationed in Mahneim Germany. Completed tour in May 1990, recalled to active by President George H. W. Bush in Jan. 1991.Served in Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Storm until Apr. 1991. Recieved Honorable Discharge in May 1994. M.O.S.(military occupational specialty) Petroleum Supply Specialist- Truck Driver.
John Kieffer Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 8 Years Served in Iraq and Kuwait for a total of 14 months. Currently instructing electronics and serving as a Marine Corps martial arts instructor.
Kenneth Lee Hamp Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years Fire Distribution Crewman...Nike Herc Missile System
Kirt Hooten Class of 1991
Air Force, 13 Years Entered service in May of 1993. Currently (Nov 06) deployed to Djibouti, Africa in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Lewis Bolton Class of 1990
Army, 8 Years 2 years Michigan Army National Guard (67N) 4 Years Army Active Duty (31L) 2 Yeas Army Reserve (96B)
Linda Sue Merrill Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years Enlisted April 1978, first tour as a Jet Engine Mechanic at McGuire AFB, NJ working airlift. Second tour at Beale AFB, CA working as jet engine mechanic on SR-71 and U2 strategic aircraft. Third tour in Air Force Reserves at Travis AFB, CA as aircraft flight engineer on C-141B and KC-10 airlift/tankers. Served in the first Gulf War in early 1990s. Retired in Sep 1999.
Myron W Campbell Class of 1938
Army, 4 Years PFC Myron W Campbell service in the 34th Infantry Division during World War II. He was awared 4 battle stars for campaigns in North Africa and throughout Italy. He was also awarded a bronze star and a presidental unit citation.
Shawn Rhoades Class of 1987
Air Force, 8 Years I was stationed at RAF Mildenhall, England for years and then at Malmstrom AFB, Great Falls MT
William Heath Class of 1959
Army, 2 Years US Army Military Police Sentry Dog Handler
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1967 50th Class Reunion
Plans are starting to begin the preparation of the 50th Class reunion scheduled for next year (2017). More information t...