Military Alumni

Military High School 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

Abigail Mello(Lienau)
Abigail Mello(Lienau)
Class of 2000
Army, 5 Years

Army medic, worked at Madigan army medical center, Womac army medical center, Aid station on Camp Casy by DMZ.
Albert Carter
Albert Carter
Class of 1988
Navy, 11 Years

Desert Shield - Storm Veteran
Bob Bream
Bob Bream
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Viet-Nam Oct.1966 to Nov. 1967
Brian Gallman
Brian Gallman
Class of 1980
Army, 6 Years

Stationed in the European Theater
Carl Williams
Carl Williams
Class of 1967
Navy, 3 Years

6 mos San Francisco Bay Area at Treasure Island Naval Base.
1 1/2 years South Vietnam, Japan, Korea and Philippines
Cathy (Volk) Landry
Cathy (Volk) Landry
Class of 1965
Air Force, 2 Years

Admin Specl, (Orderly Room) 3211 Field Maintenance Sq AFSC , Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
Chad Reese
Chad Reese
Class of 1980
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years

Served with NMCB17 for 21 years before retiring. Had one tour in Iraq in 2008 stationed Camp Fallujah.
Christopher Rew
Christopher Rew
Class of 2003
National Guard, 7 Years

Flight Medic with C Company 2nd of the 211th avition battlion. Afghanistan tours in 2010-2011 and 2012-2013.
Clarke Barnes
Clarke Barnes
Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served 5 years active duty including a tour in Vietnam and 2 years in Iwakuni Japan. Then completed 23 years in the Marine Corps Reserve. Retired Colonel in 1995
Craig Calkins
Craig Calkins
Class of 1970
National Guard, 6 Years

Viet-Nam Era
Served in Iowa City National Guard unit as medical laboratory specialist from 1972 to 1978
Cullen Bryant
Cullen Bryant
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Civil Engineering, Iraq, Kuwait. Serving in the reserves now.
Dale Garringer
Dale Garringer
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Vietnam veteran. Served in-country 1965~1971 (except 1969.went to Germany). Started in 1st Inf Div, then 1st Av Bde, Americal Div, finally again with 1st Av. Stayed to keep kid brothers from facing the stupid. When I went to Germany, both Larry and Joe went. Both were severely wounded.
Donald C. Mahanna
Donald C. Mahanna
Class of 1958
Navy, 4 Years

On USS San Marcos LSD-25 as a Radioman. Visted Several Med. Sea Ports, Also Cuba Porto Rico, Greenland and Artica.
Shore duty in New Orleans as Comm Supvr
Gene D. Vineyard
Gene D. Vineyard
Class of 1962
Navy, 6 Years

First duty was on USS THE SULLIVANS DD 537 became the Postal Clerk. Home port New Port, Rhode Island Then sent to Norfolk , Va. aboard USS BARNEY DDG 6.
Gene Oathout
Gene Oathout
Class of 1949
Air Force, 8 Years

Was an Intercept Director at the 788th AC&W Squadron in Waverly, Iowa. Also had time as radar observer in two-place jet interceptors. Left as Captain.
James R Teeple
James R Teeple
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Army helicopter gunship pilot 69-70 Vietnam
Army pilot Panama 70-72
Army Chinook pilot 72-74
AF H53 Combat Rescue 76-79
AF Special Operations pilot 79-93
AF CV22 Program Director 93-99
Boeing Military Aircraft Sales BD 2000-2016
Jeff Panknen
Jeff Panknen
Class of 1980
Air Force, 8 Years

Served five years as a carpenter and 3 years as the Supervisor of the Correctional Custody program.
Jim Luper
Jim Luper
Class of 1957
Navy, 20+ Years

Naval Aviator: Overseas duty in Alaska, Japan (2), Philippines, Thailand, Iran, Belgium; Shore duty in CA (3), RI, HI, Wash DC (2), MD (Naval Air Test Pilot)
Jim Wells
Jim Wells
Class of 1959
Air Force, 4 Years

Communications Intelligence. Served in Crete and Turkey.
Keith Tuttle
Keith Tuttle
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 3 Years

radio operator, served in Viet-Nam with combat engineers during 4 major operations in 1968-1969
Mark D. Wilson
Mark D. Wilson
Class of 1964
Army, 6 Years

Viet Nam era veteran from 1970-72. Trained as a Medical Corpsman and Operating Room Specialist. Served with the 7th Evacuation Hospital,(7th Medical Brigade USA Europe), in Darmstadt, Germany in a MUST (Mobile Unit Surgical Transport) unit and in Frankfort, Germany at the US Army General Hospital. At age 36, enlisted in the Iowa National Guard in Iowa City, Headquarters, 109th Medical Battalion, and served four years, 1983-87, as an assistant operations sergeant. Awarded the Iowa National Guard Commendation Medal for meritorius achievement, Army Service Ribbon, and Professional Leadership Ribbon.
Mark G. Brady
Mark G. Brady
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

EC-130 pilot, 41st Electronic Combat Squadron DMAFB,AZ. 485th Tactical Missile Wing. Florennes BAF, Belgium. 1013th Combat Crew Training Squadron, PAFB, CO. HQ Air Force Space Command, PAFB, CO. HQ Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center. KAFB, NM Ret 1996.
Marv E Keefer
Marv E Keefer
Class of 1954
Army, 20+ Years

"Most Unhappiest DRAFTEE Ever!!!" But later decided to stay. Served as: Enlisted; Warrant Officer; & Commisioned Bands Officer (Supervised 18 bands); Commandant, U.S. Army School of Music (two tours); Chief, Army Bands (Pentagon, two tours, 300 Bands); College Band Director (West Point Military Academy Band Performed countless ceremonies and concerts, including at Carngie Hall, recordings, etc.) plus non-bands service in Viet Nam. Honor Selectee to attend the prestigious Command and General Staff College. Retired with 30+ years service.
Melvin L Vevera
Melvin L Vevera
Class of 1954
Navy, 4 Years

Far East for most of deployment. Quartermaster and Signalman
Michael A Fink
Michael A Fink
Class of 1964
Air Force, 5 Years

Transport pilot. Primarily the Pacific Theater. Most missions transitted through Southeast Asia. Also European Theater, to include Isreal in 1973.
Missions involved passengers, military resupply, airevac, and Vietnam POW repatriation.
Nathan Wiedow
Nathan Wiedow
Class of 1994
Army, 7 Years

Still serving in the US Army Reserves
Richard Ledman
Richard Ledman
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Served in the Army from May 1971 to November 1994.
Robert L. Gay
Robert L. Gay
Class of 1946
Army, 2 Years

Korean War Sgt. won two Bronze Stars
Ronald Dicken
Ronald Dicken
Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corspman
Stephen C.T. Slezak
Stephen C.T. Slezak
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Armed Forces Radio & Television Service( training films; classified video tapes[Strategic Air Command]; radio/ T.V.,Trabzon/ Diyarbakir, Turkey; Ubon, Thailand
Stephen R. Christensen
Stephen R. Christensen
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Graduated from the U of Iowa in 1973, I entered the Navy. I earned my 'WIngs of Gold" and served for 22+ years, with over 2,500 hours in tactical jet aircraft and over 650 aircraft carrier landings, primarily in the F-14 'Tomcat'.
Steve Slezak
Steve Slezak
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Armed Forces Radio & Television Service(AFRTS)...Sheppard & Carswell AFB(U.S.); Trabzon/Diyarbakir, Turkey; Vietnam; Ubon, Thailand.
Susan M. Traver (Seydel)
Susan M. Traver (Seydel)
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired in 1996 as a Lt Col. ROTC Grad. Administration/Information Management and Services Officer. Served at 7 bases, including Alaska and Greenland.
Todd Walker
Todd Walker
Class of 1995
Air Force, 18 Years

Currently on active duty at Scott AFB, IL flying the KC-135.
William Breck Zaiser
William Breck Zaiser
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

Currently serving as Operations Sergeant Major with the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, NC with 26(+) years of active duty service.

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Our Iowa City High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Iowa City High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Iowa City are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!