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

Anthony Rigel Hanson
Anthony Rigel Hanson Class of 1973
Army, 11 Years
Presently a captain about to become his unit's commander at Ft. Bragg in April. He served a year (06-07) in Iraq flying Kiowa helicopters.
Billy "Gator" Moore
Billy "Gator" Moore Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 3 Years
I worked as an armor at WFTBN Edson Range marine corps recruit depot during desert storm. In 1992 I placed high enough in a competition shoot to qualify for the marine corps rifle team.
George Wilson
George Wilson Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years
U.S. Army Engineer 1984 to 1985-Army Reserves U.S. Army Engineer 1986 to 1995-U.S. Army U.S. Army Nurse 1996 to 2006-U.S. Army Retired 6/30/2006-Honorable Discharge Total Military Service 22.5 years Active Duty Service 20 years Military Photo taken in 2002
Jimmy Jones
Jimmy Jones Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years
Black box maintenance on EA-6B/A-6E flight navigation avionics at NAS Whidbey Island, WA and cruising Asia onboard USS Ranger, CVA-61 1973-1977 as an AT-2. Enlisted Kansas Air National Guard in January 1980-Sept. 1997. NCOIC Comm/Nav (MSGT) on F-4D aircraft then NCOIC Plans and Programs office when transitioned to F-16 aircraft.
John Dix
John Dix Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Joined military right after High School, and got married. Joined as a Combat Engineer in the US ARMY. Retired in June of 2009 as a SFC , and currently working on Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. as a Instructor for the 88M course which are Truck Drivers. I train AIT soldiers.
Leon Kunkler
Leon Kunkler Class of 1967
Army, 4 Years
MACV (Military Assistance Command Vietnam) Combat Infantry with 25th ARVN Infantry Div In and out of Cambodia with 13 man teams of Company of South Vietnamese Infantry. Special Operations Group Advisory Team #99 in preparation for Invasion into Parrots Beak. Participated in 6 offensives from 68 Tet Offensive to Summer Offensive of 69. Rest of service seved in Wichita Ks as Regular Army Advisor to Army Reserve. 100% service connected disable from heart damage occured during Vietnam conflict. Belives US one the Police Action by turning Vietnam over the the Vietnamese who now are in control of their own lives and are not being intimidated by insergents from China, Russia, Laos, Cambodia, Japan or other contries. Peace Out
Paul J. Porter
Paul J. Porter Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 13 Years
Two combat tours in Iraq during 2003 and 2004. Accepted into the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program and attended the University of New Mexico from 2005-2008. Completed Army Airborne school, Naval Aircrew Candidate School, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE) school, and Marine Officer Candidate School. Served as a communications maintenance technician, platoon sergeant, and public affairs videographer all over the world.
Randall Stout
Randall Stout Class of 1976
Navy, 14 Years
Was in Navy from 10/31/75 thru 01/30/1990
Rocky Rhoads, LCDR, USNR-ret
Rocky Rhoads, LCDR, USNR-ret Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years
Disabled Vet, DAV, American Legion, VFW, 1st Gulf War in Persian Gulf on Ship, in Navy Memorial at Washington, DC
Sara Ramos (Douglas)
Sara Ramos (Douglas) Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years
20 years in the Army Medical Corps as a Nurse
Scott Kroenke
Scott Kroenke Class of 1997
Army, 11 Years
Has served in the Army for the last 11 years as an enlisted soldier reaching the rank of Staff Sgt. and currently just received his commision as a 2nd LT. He has been to battle twice already and will be preparing to go back again.

Classmates Spotlight

Iola High School Classmates

Kathy Snell
Class of '67

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