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

Charles (Chuck) Luttrell
Charles (Chuck) Luttrell Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
Served from 1978 (just after graduation) until April 2011. Began as aircraft mechanic and then attended flight school and being assigned to the EA-6B Prowler community. Have flown combat missions in Desert Storm, Operation Northern and Southern Watch and OIF including living in Western Iraq. Served on Combined Air Operations Staff in Qatar as Navy Liaison Director for OIF and OEF operations. Logged over 3000 flight hours and 650 carrier arrested landings
David Will
David Will Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years
San Diego based Helicopter Squadron, deployed on Aircraft Carriers, USS Kitty Hawk, USS Ranger and USS Ticonderoga. 1971 through 1975.
Debra McDaniel Smith
Debra McDaniel Smith Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years
I served in the Air Force (Personnel and Computer Science) and in the Navy (Medical Service Corps).
Douglas C Leininger
Douglas C Leininger Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years
Trained at Fort Campbell KY and Fort Polk LA. 18 months in Gelnhausen Germany.
Duaine R Jackola
Duaine R Jackola Class of 1966
Navy, 6 Years
Hospital Corpsman (HM2), 1973-1979, stationed at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, and Naval Dental Research Center, Great Lakes, IL.
Evan Church
Evan Church Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Signals Intelligence.
Fred Kiefer
Fred Kiefer Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years
Served from 1979-2007
Gregory Yung
Gregory Yung Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years
PO2 Boatswain Mate 12/67-68 USS English DD696, 68,69,70 Plankowner USS Durham LKA114, 70,71 Danang, Vietnam shallow water piers, LCPL2 & LCM8 Coxswain,72, 73, USNR Center , Akron, OH.
Jaci Orr
Jaci Orr Class of 1975
Navy, 3 Years
Stationed at Adak, Ak and Modfet Field, CA.
James C. Stinson
James C. Stinson Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years
Guam/Viet Nam. Med Cruise- Plane Capt.-worked on Flight deck. Then 1 year AIMD.
JEFF FAIRCLOTH Class of 1972
Navy, 7 Years
Joe Carroll
Joe Carroll Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Viet Nam veteran. 3rd Marine division.
John Laursen
John Laursen Class of 1972
Navy, 4 Years
Aircraft Carrier Aviation machinist PO-5 1973 -77
Keith Alan Root
Keith Alan Root Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years
Distinguished Vietnam Decorated Soldier serving in the Army 1969-1971
Lance Hotchkiss
Lance Hotchkiss Class of 1976
Army, 19 Years
Started in 1976 as enlisted Still Photographer. Returned to MN National Guard . Went to MMA officer cadidate school. Was commissioned 2nd LT in Signal Corps April 1980 .Communications Officer in 147th SignalBN MN, Army Guard. Transferred to Army Reserve in 1983 in Infantry and worked as Aide de Camp to Brigadier General Wallace. Was promoted to 1st LT. Transferred to 360th PSYOP Battalion in 1984 . Was promoted to Captain and moved Went to Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California and graduated as German Linguist in1986. In 1987 went to Signal Officer Advance Course Active Duty class. Graduated and was promoted to Captain and transferred to Military Intelligence branch. Went to 204th Public Affairs Office in 1988 . Finished time in 1989 and was retired as Captain promotable in 1994. Currently service-connected Veteran.
Leslie (Robinson) Rose
Leslie (Robinson) Rose Class of 1971
Army, 4 Years
German linguist in Military Intelligence. Stationed in Berlin, Germany and Ft. Hood, Tx.
Lynn Meuwissen
Lynn Meuwissen Class of 1976
Army, 6 Years
Three years US Army Military Police 1976-1979, 259th MP Co White Sands Missile Range, MN. Three years MN Army National Guard 1980-1983, 257th MP Co White Bear Lake & Cottage Grove, MN
Mark Patrick Tompkins
Mark Patrick Tompkins Class of 1972
Navy, 4 Years
1972 -1976 Petty Officer Opticalman Second Class Good Conduct Award Honorable Discharge
Mark Thorud
Mark Thorud Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years
Combat infantry Vietnam. Served in 1st air calvary, 25th infantry and 199th infantry, disabled veteran.
Michael J. Ziegelmeyer
Michael J. Ziegelmeyer Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years
Served with the 82nd Airborne Division. Was a Tank/Vehicle Recovery Specialist.

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