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

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
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.
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
Cullen Bryant
Cullen Bryant Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years
Civil Engineering, Iraq, Kuwait. Serving in the reserves now.
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 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.
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

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