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

Andrew Ferguson
Andrew Ferguson Class of 2008
Air Force, 8 Years
Benny Thomas Gish (23 May 1946-09 Jul 1969)
Benny Thomas Gish (23 May 1946-09 Jul 1969) Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 1 Years
CPL - E4 - Marine Corps - Regular Length of service 1 years; Casualty was on Jul 9, 1969 In QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM; HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTYARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR; Body was recovered Panel 21W - Line 88 .
Bill Buron
Bill Buron Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years
Drafted 1n 1968 trained as cannon cocker, receiver a 30 day leave before being sent to Viet Nam. Reported to Ft. Riley to be shipped out. Waited 3 days then they found out I could type. They turned me into a clerk and I spent the remainder of my time at Ft. Riley and Germany. Spec 4
Brian Stewart
Brian Stewart Class of 2002
Army, 4 Years
He served 4 years active duty in Vicenza, Italy with the 173rd Airborne Birgade. While in Italy he deployed for 2- 12 month tours in Iraq and then Afghanistan. In June of 2006 he was honorably discharged with a medical discharge.
Bruce Gray
Bruce Gray Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years
Missile Systems analyst.
Candace Broome
Candace Broome Class of 2007
Army, 1 Years
15Q Air traffic controller
Carl Robertson
Carl Robertson Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served in the United States Marine Corps for 21 years. Served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Carl Robertson
Carl Robertson Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served in the United States Marines right out of High School. Retired July of 2008 and am working for the State of Oregon.
Chris Wertz
Chris Wertz Class of 1990
Army, 15 Years
Mo. Army National Guard, !st Cav. Div. Fort Hood Tx. Now Back in Mo. Panama, France, italy Belgem, Kuwait, and Iraq.
Chris Wertz
Chris Wertz Class of 1990
Army, 15 Years
Panama, Italy, Kuwait, Iraq. Military Police
Christopher N Butler
Christopher N Butler Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years
Retired US Army and MONG/Reserve. Staff Sergeant Field Artillery/Surveyor
David Lane
David Lane Class of 1986
Navy, 11 Years
Currently serving 2nd tour in Iraq. (Aug 2007)
David Routh
David Routh Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Weapons Loader Air Craft B-52,F15,16, F-4,A-10. Service from MAR 1974-May 1994.
Eddy Martin
Eddy Martin Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years
Served in U.S. Navy at Memphis, TN. Yeoman 3rd class petty officer. Worked in Navy Air Intelligence and Air Safety. Stationed in Memphis from 1965 through 1968.
Edward Allen Brooks (03 Dec 1948-20 May 1969)
Edward Allen Brooks (03 Dec 1948-20 May 1969) Class of 1966
Army, 1 Years
PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service 101st Airborne Division; Length of service 0 years; His tour began on Nov 10, 1968; Casualty was on May 20, 1969 In THUA THIEN, SOUTH VIETNAM; Hostile, died of wounds, GROUND CASUALTY OTHER CAUSES; Body was recovered ;Panel 24W - Line 58
George Glenn Luzzatto
George Glenn Luzzatto Class of 1989
Army, 6 Years
Infantry Combat Soldier / Stryker VC
Greg Harris
Greg Harris Class of 1990
Navy, 10 Years
Desert Storm, Desert Watch. 1990-1999. Re-affiliated 2008 (Navy Reserves). Global War on Terror.
James Burl Durbin (1943-2008)
James Burl Durbin (1943-2008) Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years
He was a parachute rigger.
James Hirst
James Hirst Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
I served most of my military career in Oklahoma at Tinker AFB, flying with 552nd Airborne Warning & Control ( AWACS) on the E-3A surveillance aircraft. I served overseas four years in NATO AWACS located in Germany with a total 22 years active duty. During my career I served during the first Gulf War over in the Middle East.
Johnathen Haselden
Johnathen Haselden Class of 2006
Army, 1 Years
He is in the Army Reserves

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Leonardo Gardner
Class of '81

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Kathy (Foster) Collins '86 passes away

Kathy was killed in a plane crash in Springfield on Oct. 6th 2010. Prayers go out to the Collins and Foster families. Ka...
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