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

Amy Baribeau Cocanour
Amy Baribeau Cocanour Class of 1988
Coast Guard, 19 Years
Andrew Cozier
Andrew Cozier Class of 1994
Navy, 7 Years
Served 5 years as a Surface Warfare Officer out of NAS Mayport, FL and 2 years in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps at NAS Brunswick, Maine.
Bill Kaemmer
Bill Kaemmer Class of 1977
Army, 18 Years
Currently SFC Kaemmer is an Officer Candidate Instructor at Portland State University in Portland, OR.
Bill Kaemmer
Bill Kaemmer Class of 1977
National Guard, 20+ Years
MSG Bill Kaemmer currently lives in Washington DC and serves as the Senior Religious Affairs NCO for the Army National Guard at the National Guard Bureau, Arlington, VA.
Brian Wessel
Brian Wessel Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Served 6 years on active duty, beginning with a year at Marine Barracks, Diego Garcia. Then transferred to 1st Battalion, 4th Marines atTwentynine Palms, CA. Participated in operations RImPac 88, Brightstar 89, Thalay Thai/Cobra Gold 89, Operation Shikar (working for JTF-6 doing covert counternarcotics missions). Was also part of MAGTF 4-90, as well as 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines (Task Force Grizzly) in Desert Storm.
Chris Hansen
Chris Hansen Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Anti- Tank Assault USMC , 1989-1994 Desert Shield/Desert Storm Veteran
Chris Janusiewicz
Chris Janusiewicz Class of 1988
Air Force, 17 Years
Air Force pilot who flew E-3s, KC-10s, and currently flies RQ-4s
Dale Van de Vrede
Dale Van de Vrede Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Two years in Ground and Aviation Communications, and two years as a recruiter.
David Lindquist
David Lindquist Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years
Vietnam Service Campaign and Desert Storm - Served 2 short tours in Thailand and 1 extended long tour at Clark AB, Philippines. Duties included Security Forces and Financial Accounting. Currently dedicated to serving all branches of service. Permanent duty station is DFAS-Cleveland supporting Navy ERP with development, testing, implementation, and evaluation of financial requirements in accordance with DOD, OSD, and Treasury.
Gerard Van Groningen
Gerard Van Groningen Class of 1987
National Guard, 6 Years
An other year has passed on my third deployment to Iraq. I am the leader of a Convoy Escort Team running security missions all through Iraq. Previous to this mission I was on a Sniper Team after my tour in 2005. Before that I was a member of a M1A1 Tank Crew. The whole experience has been quite different than what I had expected. I plan on volunteering for a mission in Afghanistan after I get home.
Gordon Geissler
Gordon Geissler Class of 1985
Air Force, 17 Years
- Currently a LtCol serving a staff tour at NATO HQ, Ramstein AB, Germany - Flew B-52s for 11 yrs to include combat during ALLIED FORCE (Serbia) and ENDURING FREEDOM (Afghanistan) - Graduate of the German General Staff College
Jack Seiden
Jack Seiden Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years
Thailand 1970-73
Jack Seidenschnur
Jack Seidenschnur Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years
Two years in Thailand
jeff barbee
jeff barbee Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years
3 years as infantry medic and 17 years in flight rescue trauma
Jim Jones
Jim Jones Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years
Air Defense Command interceptors Colorado, Minnesota, Alaska, Michigan, Korea, Okinawa, Florida
John Houle
John Houle Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
Aircraft Engine Mechanic & Maintenance Superintendent.
Kevin Kutter
Kevin Kutter Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years
2nd Armored Division. Armored Recon
Kurt Lutzow
Kurt Lutzow Class of 1979
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
Retired in 2007 as a Lieutenant Commander
Michael Silhol
Michael Silhol Class of 1979
Army, 4 Years
Stationed at HQ, III Corps, Ft. Hood, TX. Served as a JAG Corps attorney.
Michael Wright
Michael Wright Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

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Class of '69

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