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
Bob Ellis Class of 1946
Air Force, 2 Years University of Missouri ROTC, 2nd Lt. 1951. Server in Korea one year 1952-1953.
Chris Ellis Class of 1984
Air Force, 10 Years Aircraft mechanic on T-38A Talon, F-111F Fighter Bomber and C-130E Hurcules
Colonel Larry W. Matthews (retired) Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years Colonel Larry W. Matthews (Retired) United States Army 1971-2001 Commanded at all levels and served as Secretary of Defense Fellow.
Daniel K. Schmer Class of 1980
Army, 6 Years Served from 1980-86, 3 years of active duty and 3 years in the reserves.
Dave DeMott Class of 1959
Air Force, 4 Years Air craft mechanic, served in Guam as well as state side during the early 60's
David Pool Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 4 Years Service in USMC with 3rd Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA, 1st Marine Division, Vietnam, Headquarter Co MCB Quantico, VA. Combat veteran, Vietnam in-country June 1968 – January 1970.
Gerald Jacobs Class of 1966
Army, 4 Years Army Security Agency, 1966-1970, European Service
Guy R Hackman Class of 1959
Army, 2 Years Member of the 1st Inf Division Divarty (Big Red One). One year in Ft Riley Kansas in a Honest John Rocket Battalion. One Year Vietnam as a Aerial Observer. Awarded Distinguished Flying Cross and 11 Combat Air Medals.
James E Martin Class of 1960
Navy, 4 Years Radioman
Jeff Harrison Class of 1987
Army, 4 Years Army Airborne
Jeff King Class of 1982
Navy, 6 Years Submarine Duty, Trident Class USS Alabama Strategic Weapons System Cold War - 1983-1989
Jeffrey Harrison Class of 1987
Army, 4 Years 31K Combat Signaler, 18th Airborn Corp, 20th Combat Engineer Brigade (Airborne), 27th Combat Engineer Battaltion (Airborne). Airborne Paratrooper, Combat Lifesaver.
Larry W. Matthews Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years Colonel Larry W. Matthews United States Army (Retired) Served from 1971-2001 Commanded at all levels and served as a Secretary of Defense Fellow.
Leon Toebben Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years Spent 4 years at Travis AFB as an Aircraft Electrician working on cargo jets, C5 and C141's. Living in Jefferson City since 1977.
Mel Amick Class of 1977
National Guard, 20+ Years MO Guard 35th CAB Aviation Safety Officer, AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Blackhawk pilot. Combat veteran of OEF 2006 and OIF 2008. Currently mobilized in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Sam McElwaine Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years 30 years of faithful service as commissioned officer/Aeromedical Staging Squadron
Steve Tharp Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years Spent 28 years in uniform serving as an infantryman in the 82nd Airborne, 2nd Division, 1st Ranger Battalion and 24th Infantry Division. Later served as a negotiator with the North Koreans at Panmunjom for 6 years.
Steven Wells Class of 1978
National Guard, 20+ Years 33 years of service. 3 Deployment Desert Storm 1990-1991, OIF 2005 and Kosovo 2008
Thomas S. Bamvakais Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years U.S. Army service included Infantry, Mechanized Infantry, Military Police and Combat Engineer
Thomas S. Bamvakais Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years Entered service as a PFC in 1967 E-3 and retired in 1995 as a Major 0-4. Tour of duty included Korea, Panama, Hondorus, England, Japan and various military installations in the U.S. served as an Infantryman, Military Police and Corp of Engineers. Best duty assignment - Burtonwood, England.
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