Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
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Honored Military Alumni
BRUCE MELVIN Class of 1972
Air Force, 18 Years MUNUTIONS SPECIALIST, 16TH SPECIAL OPS HURLBURT FIELD FLORIDA
Cameron ,Clarence? Class of 1951
Navy, 4 Years Quartermaster 3rd class
Curt Lyons Class of 1998
Navy, 9 Years On board CVN75 USS Harry S Truman in norfolk va. Before that was at weapons station Oceana and Cvn 71 USS T. Roosevelt. He is a weapons specialest. Builds and handles bombs missles rcokets and small arms guns and ammo.
Dewey Burke Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years Aircrew Egress Systems Repairman (ejection seats) F4C Phantom jet, Hill AFB Ogden, Utah, E-5 SSGT.
Jordan Bunting Class of 1998
Air Force, 9 Years Jordan is stationed out of Nevada. He is currently serving his third tour in Iraq.
Karol Stauff Class of 1975
Army, 5 Years Soil Engineer - S. Korea and Ft. Lewis, WA
Ken Owens Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 18 Years Am currently stationed in Jacksonville, NC. Plan on retiring here in 2 years.
Kurt M. Stauff Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years Mine Warfare - Master Chief
Kurt Stauff Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years US Navy, Master Chief Mineman; still in, as of 2011, 28 years. Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command in San Diego, CA.
Kurt Stauff Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years Joined in 1983 as a submarine Sonar Technician and retired in 2012 as a Mineman Master Chief.
Larry Ferguson Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 20+ Years Audit & Finance/ Disbursing Chief Duty Stations: 29 Palms, San Diego, & Camp Pendleton, Ca. Kanoehe Bay, Hi., Philadelphia, Pa. Camp Lejeune, NC., DaNang, Vietnam (2) Rertired as E-9 MGYSGT
Melissa Clemins Class of 1998
National Guard, 11 Years Melissa has been with the 1073rd Maint Co located in Greenville Michigan for 11 years as a 52d10 Power Generation Equip Repair. She is currently a E-5 SGT. She served in Al Asad Iraq from Oct04-Jan06. and is awaiting another deploy in 08.
Michael Steward Class of 1989
Army, 10 Years Michael entered the Army in the summer of 1989. He did his Basic Training at Ft. Leonardwood, Mo. and his AIT at Ft. Lee, Va. Michael was stationed in Germany from 1990-1994. From there, he deployed to Saudi Arabia and Iraq in support of Operation Desert Shield and Storm. Michael returned to the United States in 1994 and was stationed at Ft. Lewis, Wa., where he remained until his discharge in 1999.
Patrick Stamsen Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years 1966-1970 SGT USAF Jet Engine Mech : engine test cell & aircraft run-up certified on the :F4C /R4C Phaetom Jet
Richard Franklin Foster Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 4 Years Medic
Robert Boyden Class of 1972
Navy, 3 Years Boiler tech 3rd class USS Joesph DE 1078
Scott L. Thelen Class of 1991
Army, 16 Years Scott is currently attending an Army school, in preperation for another tour in Iraq. He has been stationed in Germany, Korea 2x and Fort Sill OK. Scott was in Iraq in 2003, primarily in Baghdad
Terry Owens Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 4 Years Avionics Technician and Maintenance Control Clerk. Duty Stations: Jacksonville, FL; Beaufort, SC; Cherry Point, NC; ChuLai,RVN; El Toro, CA; Yuma, AZ
Thomas lebo Class of 2013
Navy, 1 Years Logistics specialist
Todd Blood Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years Completed 20 years of Military service as an Aviation Branch Officer and AH-64 Apache Helicopter Pilot and Engineering Test Pilot. Served at numerous world wide locations including service in the Gulf War (90-91), Bosnia Conflict (95-96), and Iraqi Freedom War (2003-04).
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Class of 72 40th class reunion
The class of 1972 will be holding it's class reunion at Candlestone Resort, Belding MI on August 18, 2012 at 7pm