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
Allen L. Boettcher Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years VA-113 and USS Hancock Vietnam Veteran March 1967- March 1971
Anthony (Tony) Barker Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years worked as and Aviation Aircraft Mechanic
Arthur Weaver Class of 1991
Air Force, 15 Years Ground Radio Maintenance
Craig Skembo Class of 1966
Air Force, 6 Years Flew F-4 Phantoms in US and Germany.
David Cook Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years Joined prior to graduation and left for basic training in the fall of 1984. Served as a aircraft maintenance scheduler in Spain, Turkey, Korea and various bases stateside. Last duty station was McConnell AFB, KS. Retired in 2005.
David P. Bacca Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years Grand Forks AFB, ND 460FIS 1972-1974 Castle AFB, CA 84FIS 1974-1977 Lowry AFB, CO Instructor 1978-1982 Tyndall AFB, FL 2nd AMU F-106/F15 RAF Lakenheath, UK March 1986-1989 Mountain Home AFB, ID 1989-1997 retired Boise City
Eric B. Snyder Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 11 Years 2d ANGLICO/2d SRIG/II MEF/FMFLant 2d ForRecon/2d SRIG/II MEF/ FMFLant "P" Btry 5/14
Erica Pechek Class of 1998
Navy, 9 Years Just returned from a 7 1/2 month deployment to the Middle East. I enjoy what I do.
Erica Pechek Class of 1998
Navy, 9 Years Interior Communications Electrician First Class I work with the ILARTS system and am the LPO of VLA on board the USS John C Stennis.
Gary Ballard Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years I served 25 years as an Army Aviator flying a variety of differant aircraft. Retired as a CW4/Chief Warrant Officer 4. I continue to serve as a contract flight instructor to the USAF.
Geoffrey Warnock Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years USS Oriskany (CVA-34) USS Haddo (SSN-604) USS Pittsburgh (SSN-720) USS Bainbridge (CGN-25) CWO3/USN (Retired)
John K Pappas Class of 1980
Air Force, 12 Years I began my career 7 days out of high school. I started out as an Air Force policeman. Then I packaged hazardous materials. IO finally found my specialty. Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Warfare Technician. Also did NBC research.
Jon Gaetos Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 4 Years I joined the Marines shortly after graduating, My MOS was Aircraft Firefighting and Rescue Specialist. I was stationed at MCAS Yuma AZ, and it is hot as Hell there. I have to say I loved every minute of my enlistment, especially the hard times. I miss it a lot. I miss being in charge of Marines, the yelling, the constant tension, uniform inspections, and most of all "my" Marines.
Ken Gunton Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years Four years Army active duty 66-70, as a Vietnamese linguist, voice intercept operator (ground and air), and language school instructor. After completing degree, was commissioned as a 1635 Naval Intelligence officer, up to retirement in 1989. Served in Viet Nam and Beirut combat zones.
Lynnette Meis Class of 1975
National Guard, 20+ Years Buckley Air National Guard Base Aurora CO. Joined June 1975 right after high school. Was in Law Enforcement, Security Forces then became a First Sergeant. Air National Guard was a family tradition.
Mark Braun Class of 1989
Air Force, 12 Years Officer, United States Air Force stationed at Offutt AFB, Nebraska assigned to United States Strategic Command, Non-Kinetic Operations, Cyber Division
MaryAnn Rowe Class of 1970
National Guard, 20+ Years Served in Oregon Army National Guard 1883-1995; Michigan Army National Guard 1995-2010. Deployed for OIF and OEF?
Michael A. Parker Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years Enlisted in the Reserves 1981 (Infantry) Commissioned via ROTC 1983 (Colo State) Active duty 1985-2006 Air Defense, Military Intelligence (Counterintelligence), Acquisition Corps (Space ISR). Retired 2006 (LTC).
Michael D. Gentry Class of 1983
Air Force, 11 Years TMDE Technician across all commands and around the globe.
Michael Dooley Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years Vietnam,Drill sgt.,combat eng.,promoted to second Lt.,finish tour of duty at West Point military acadmy.
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