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

BRUCE MELVIN Class of 1972
Air Force, 18 Years
Cameron ,Clarence?
Cameron ,Clarence? Class of 1951
Navy, 4 Years
Quartermaster 3rd class
Curt Lyons
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
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
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
Karol Stauff Class of 1975
Army, 5 Years
Soil Engineer - S. Korea and Ft. Lewis, WA
Ken Owens
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
Kurt M. Stauff Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years
Mine Warfare - Master Chief
Kurt Stauff
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
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
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
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
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
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
Richard Franklin Foster Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Scott L. Thelen
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
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
Thomas lebo Class of 2013
Navy, 1 Years
Logistics specialist
Todd Blood
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).
Todd Blood
Todd Blood Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
Served in the Army Aviation Branch as an Aviation Officer and AH-64 Apache Helicopter Pilot and Engineering Test Pilot. Stationed at numerous world-wide locations including Germany, Korea, and Bosnia. Served in the Desert Shield/Storm War (1990-91) as well as the Iraqi Freedom War (2003-2004).

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Class of '89

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School News

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
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