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
SSgt Alan Vande Vusse Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 8 Years Vietnam veteran
Art Trevino Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 11 Years Served as a Military Policeman/Criminal Investigator from 12/81 to 4/93
Arthur Trevino Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 11 Years Police
Camillo Garcia (Milo) Class of 1997
Army, 8 Years I joined the Army in 1997 as a Signal Support Specialist, but with my past not being squeeky clean I had to reclass to a Fuel System Supply Specialist. Basically I pump gas into all types of military vehicals and aircraft. I'm glad things worked out the way they did or else I wouldn't have met my wife. I'm currently still in the military as a member of the Michigan Nationl Guard, 1st squadron 126th Calvary Delta Company 237th BSB (Hunters). I plan on staying in the military until I retire or until I can't do it anymore.
Camillo Garcia (Milo) Class of 1997
Army, 8 Years I joined the army as a Signal Support Specialist in 1997, and reclassed to a Fuel System Supply Specialist. I'm currently serving in the Michigan National Guard, under 1st squadron 126th Calvary Delta company 237th BSB (Hunters). I plan on staying in the military until I can retire which hopefully is in 12-15 years. :)
Dave Lokker Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years 1968 USMCR 1969-1992 USN Special Operations/Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
Gordon D. Yntema Class of 1963
Army, 4 Years Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously. Was a Green Beret in Viet Nam. ( Posted by his best friend, Al Vande Vusse)
Jason B. Rogers Class of 1990
Army, 3 Years Served as Combat Engineer/Paratrooper. Veteran Desert Shield/Storm.
Jay Graves Class of 1979
Army, 8 Years Served as a Field Artillery Mechanic, and Battalion Motor Sergeant. Stationed in Germany for 4 years and state side for 4 years
JC CARLSON Class of 1961
Navy, 8 Years PETTY OFFICER FIRST CLASS, FIRE CONTROL TECHNICIAN MISSILES. I SERVED ON FAST MOVING SHIPS OF THE LINE. I SERVED TWO CRUISES TO THE MED DOING NATO COLD WAR OPS (USS MACDONOUGH). THEN TWO CRUISES TO VIETNAM DURING OPERATION ROLLING THUNDER, TF77 (USS WAINWRIGHT). CAME HOME TO RAISE A FAMILY.
Kourtney C "KC" Nieboer Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years Enlisted 1962. Korean linguist and intelligence field until 1966. Returned to active duty in 1968 and was commissioned in Feb 1969. Attended navigator school and served 17 years as a Weapons Systems Officer flying the F-4 Phantom with the regular Air Force and the Michigan Air National Guard. Retired as Lt. Col. in 1985.
L Paul Lubbers Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years Vietnam Veteran. 1st Div, 41st Scout Dog Platoon, Lia Khe, South Viet Nam, 68-69
Rebecca Garcia Class of 1990
Army, 8 Years Served as a Mortuary Affairs Specialist. Ensured the remians of our fallen heros were return to the family for interment at their final resting place.
Richard G. Vandepels Class of 1965
Coast Guard, 20+ Years I served in the Navy Feb 1966 to Oct 1969, 3 years reserve time and Mar 1975 to Mar 1978. I then entered the Coast Guard in 1979 and retired in 1992.
Tim Burns Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years I enlisted in the Air Force in 84 as an Aircrew Egress Systems Technician (Ejection systems)and my first duty assignment was Clark Air Base in the Philippines. I met my wife Cathleen there. She was a dependent daughter of a US Embassy communications specialist. I was reassigned to Kelly AFB TX (San Antonio) in 87, deployed to Operation DESERT SHIELD/STORM while there. My next assignment was to Sheppard AFB TX from 92-96 as instructor for my career field(couldn't seem to get out of Texas) In 96 I was reassigned to Aviano AB Italy. We loved it there and did two tours of duty. We were there until Dec 2003. We then transfered to Langley AFB VA near Norfolk. I retired on June 1 2005
Bang Thanh Tran
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