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

Brad Lind
Brad Lind Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years
Machinist Mate E4
Christopher Rivera
Christopher Rivera Class of 1999
Navy, 10 Years
Joined the Navy to see the world and protect it now from terrorists and those who want to take it from us!
David C Vickerman
David C Vickerman Class of 1967
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years
Diving and Salvage
Elizabeth Van Sandwyk
Elizabeth Van Sandwyk Class of 1972
Air Force, 3 Years
Joined during Viet Nam. Assigned to the Medical Air Evacuation Squadron. Stationed at Travis, we coordinated the return of injured service men (all branches). My service is still something that I am very proud of. Not a lot of woman in the military when I joined.
Erika Garcia
Erika Garcia Class of 2002
Army, 3 Years
As of 2008, stationed in Ft.Rucker, AL for Army Aviation Flight School.
Harvey Bowser
Harvey Bowser Class of 1964
Navy, 11 Years
Naval Aviator, Attack Squadron 46 '72-'75, Flight Instructor '75-'77.
Howard Ruth
Howard Ruth Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years
Fighter Pilot
Jeffrey T Williams
Jeffrey T Williams Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years
US Army Airborne, Viet Nam, 69-70, Special Forces Advisory Team 43.
JOHN FRANZMAN Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years
864TH Engineers Ft Lewis Wash 3RD armored Div. Frankfurt Germany
John Rostami
John Rostami Class of 2002
Army, 5 Years
Melanie (Thomas) Bonagofski
Melanie (Thomas) Bonagofski Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years
Sargeant E-5, Personnel Management, First Support Brigade, JAG, Manheim, Germany. One of the best decisions I ever made was joining the Army. It helped me to grow up and be better prepared to enter the workforce and adult life.
Mike Bovey
Mike Bovey Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired as Lt Col and Senior Navigator, primary weapon system was F-4. Spent 14 years in Germany in 5 different assignments.
Mitchell Bradshaw
Mitchell Bradshaw Class of 2006
Army, 2 Years
EOD Specialist
Ozel Kirkland
Ozel Kirkland Class of 1988
Air Force, 20+ Years
USAFA Graduate, Class of 1993. Cyberspace operations officer.
Patrick Gillum
Patrick Gillum Class of 1971
Air Force, 6 Years
Stationed in Germany, deployed TDY to various areas as an Air Traffic Controller/GCA & PAR approach controller.
Robert E. "Bob" Grafe
Robert E. "Bob" Grafe Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years
Five years enlisted to grade of Sergeant E5; Fort Benning, Infantry Officer Training School, assigned 6th U.S. Army attached to U.S Army-Alaska. Mechanized Infantry Advisor. Retired a Infantry Major. Great experiences. No regrets. Army - Navy Game each year?? GO ARMY!! No question about that!!
Ron Sanders
Ron Sanders Class of 1979
Army, 14 Years
Served proudly until medically separated.
Ronald Sanders
Ronald Sanders Class of 1979
Army, 14 Years
Served for 14 years until medically discharged.
Ryan Carrigan
Ryan Carrigan Class of 1986
Army, 9 Years
Infantry officer
Scott S. Kokka
Scott S. Kokka Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years
Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1991 Surface Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Commander USS LEAHY (CG-16) USS SHILOH (CG-67) Active Duty - 1987-1996 Reserve-1996-2007 Retired in 2007

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David Dean
Class of '75

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