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

Anita Starns (Wells)
Anita Starns (Wells) Class of 1965
Air Force, 18 Years
First 5 yrs was a Jet Engine Mechanic. Cross trained into Personnel for the last 13 years. Served in Calif the whole 18 years.
Bruce Saichompoo
Bruce Saichompoo Class of 1981
Army, 3 Years
Served from 1989 to 1992, during the Persian Gulf War.
Chad Follmer
Chad Follmer Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 10 Years
Served as a Supply and Logistics Tech, deployed in 2002 for services in support of OEF.
Christopher J. Schulz
Christopher J. Schulz Class of 2003
Army, 9 Years
Sargeant in the Military Police. Now stationed in Mons,Belgium.
Cody Beyer
Cody Beyer Class of 2004
Army, 3 Years
Infantry Currently in Iraq
Danny Darnell
Danny Darnell Class of 1954
Army, 20+ Years
SFC retired after 33 years human Resourse Mgnt.
Darrell Malone
Darrell Malone Class of 1987
Navy, 19 Years
Currently stationed in Hawaii Daughter is currently serving in the Air Force
David Whistler
David Whistler Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years
Tan Son Nhut AB, Vietnam 69-70
Edward Jones
Edward Jones Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
Served 2 years, 10 months and 13 days in Vietnam as an Army photo lab specialist and aerial photographer with the 1st Military Intelligence Battalion at Bien Hoa Air Base. Left the Army as a Specialist 5.
Edward Jones
Edward Jones Class of 1965
Coast Guard, 18 Years
After serving in the Army 1966-68, and a 20 year break in service, joined the Coast Guard Reserve. 1989-2007. Called to active duty many times during hurricanes, 9-11, Iraq War... Retired as a Chief Machinery Technician (E-7) in 2007.
Erica Dennis
Erica Dennis Class of 1996
Army, 5 Years
Served in the US Army for five years
j.w. carpenter
j.w. carpenter Class of 1953
Navy, 20+ Years
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Jared Riley
Jared Riley Class of 2001
Army, 4 Years
United States Army Band
Jeffery Harrison
Jeffery Harrison Class of 1985
Army, 8 Years
82nd Airborne Division, Ft Bragg, NC. Iraq Veteran,
Kent Woods
Kent Woods Class of 2000
Navy, 10 Years
Currently serving at Offutt AFB, Bellevue, NE
Kent Woods
Kent Woods Class of 2000
Navy, 6 Years
Currently serving at Offutt Air Force Base, Bellevue, NE
Laura Kendrick
Laura Kendrick Class of 2007
Air Force, 1 Years
I enlisted last April and am loving it! I am currently stationed in Wichita Falls, TX to complete tech school. I will then be relocated to Topeka, KS to further my training at my Air National Guard base, Forbes Field. This has been the best opportunity and most educational experience to date!
Mary Meyerquinonez
Mary Meyerquinonez Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
Entered service Sep 1971, separated Dec 1998. Began as reservist (flight nurse) with 442 Airlift Wing at Richards-Gebaur, remained in Reserve program throughout my career until final duty station at Portland Air National Guard, OR. Was called up for Desert Storm in 1991, assigned to DavidGrantMedicalCenter at Travis AFB CA.
Michael M. Keeley
Michael M. Keeley Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 12 Years
Marine Corps Infantry Officer School -1976-1977 Navy Flight School-1977-1979 Camp Pendleton Calif. 1979-1983 Rockwell OV-10A/D models Forward Air Controller (FAC-A) Tactical Airborne Coordinator (TAC-A) Squadron NATOP's Officer, AviationSafety Officer 1983-1986-NAS Glenview, Ill. Lockheed C-130F/T models Honorable discharge -1987
mike bowers
mike bowers Class of 1959
Army, 3 Years
a battery 377 artillery 101 st airborne div nuclear weapons honest john rockets parachute delivery june 1959-june 1962 25 parachute jumps

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