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

Bob Ellis
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
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)
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
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
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
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
Gerald Jacobs Class of 1966
Army, 4 Years
Army Security Agency, 1966-1970, European Service
Guy R Hackman
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
James E Martin Class of 1960
Navy, 4 Years
Jeff Harrison
Jeff Harrison Class of 1987
Army, 4 Years
Army Airborne
Jeff King
Jeff King Class of 1982
Navy, 6 Years
Submarine Duty, Trident Class USS Alabama Strategic Weapons System Cold War - 1983-1989
Jeffrey Harrison
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
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
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
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
Sam McElwaine Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years
30 years of faithful service as commissioned officer/Aeromedical Staging Squadron
Steve Tharp
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
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
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
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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