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

Barry Vickers
Barry Vickers Class of 1982
Air Force, 2 Years
Pest Management Specialist, spray missile sites with Primatol, used cyanide for rodent control, controlled bird population on runway & hangars
Ben Elley
Ben Elley Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years
Served 28 years in Army in the Military Intelligence career field. Commanded units from Company through Brigade. Spent time in Korea, Germany and Panama.
Bob Martin
Bob Martin Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years
I served as a Fire Controlman. I maintained and shot the guns and missles aboard Navy Aircraft Carriers.
francis l. larive
francis l. larive Class of 1962
Navy, 20+ Years
cpo in usn for 22 + am now retired living in az
Fred Sam Chaldy
Fred Sam Chaldy Class of 1953
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Retired Marine Master Sergeant Fred S. Chaldy I retired in 1974 after doing two tours in Viet Nam as a sniper having recieved many medals and trophies as a top rifle shotter for the Marine Corps. I now live with my wife Frances in Vista Ca.1411 Market Street 92084 I would like to hear from other veterans who served our country. fredchaldy@yahoo.com
Gary Frazier
Gary Frazier Class of 1983
Air Force, 4 Years
United States Air Force Presidential Honor Guard/Security Police.
James Earl  Whitehead
James Earl Whitehead Class of 1957
Army, 20+ Years
Served 45 years in USA. Positions held were, Test Pilot in Rotorcraft, Single and Multi-engine Aircraft. Instructor Pilot in single and multi-engine aircraft, logging more the ten thousand hours. Served as Director of Aviation for the South Dakota Army National Guard for nine years retiring at the rank of Full Colonel.
Jim Quick
Jim Quick Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years
I was an Armor crewman, fancy for saying I was a tanker.
John emick
John emick Class of 1985
National Guard, 20+ Years
Did a stint in the Navy (85-88) then went to SDSU-ROTC and commissioned in the Army as a Signal Officer (Communications). Deployed with the Navy in 1988 (Persian Gulf) and again with the Army in 2004-05 Afghanistan. Over all I have over 25 years in the books.
Jordan Keesler
Jordan Keesler Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 10 Years
Marine Corps Infantry 10 years, Sgt. fought in Fallujah Iraq 2004-2005
Mel Nygaard
Mel Nygaard Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years
Vietnam1968, Purple Heart
Phil  Hiller
Phil Hiller Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Fighter (F-4, F-15, F-16, A-10, F-111, F-22) maintenance, radar-avionics specific.
Scott Christensen
Scott Christensen Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Radio Operator/ Marine Barracks security
Stanley Larive
Stanley Larive Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired 2008 SCPO. Lives in Washington

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