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 Class of 1988
Coast Guard, 19 Years Commander
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 Class of 1977
Army, 18 Years Currently SFC Kaemmer is an Officer Candidate Instructor at Portland State University in Portland, OR.
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 Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 6 Years Anti- Tank Assault USMC , 1989-1994 Desert Shield/Desert Storm Veteran
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 Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 4 Years Two years in Ground and Aviation Communications, and two years as a recruiter.
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 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 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 Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years Thailand 1970-73
Jack Seidenschnur Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years Two years in Thailand
jeff barbee Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years 3 years as infantry medic and 17 years in flight rescue trauma
Jim Jones Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years Air Defense Command interceptors Colorado, Minnesota, Alaska, Michigan, Korea, Okinawa, Florida
John Houle Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years Aircraft Engine Mechanic & Maintenance Superintendent.
Kevin Kutter Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years 2nd Armored Division. Armored Recon
Kurt Lutzow Class of 1979
Coast Guard, 20+ Years Retired in 2007 as a Lieutenant Commander
Michael Silhol Class of 1979
Army, 4 Years Stationed at HQ, III Corps, Ft. Hood, TX. Served as a JAG Corps attorney.
Michael Wright Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years USAF
Paul Briski Class of 2002
Air Force, 1 Years USAF Security Forces Flight Commander. USAF Pararescue candidate - USAF special operations combat medic.
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