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

Chuck Thompson
Chuck Thompson Class of 1958
Navy, 6 Years
qualified nuclear submariner, navy seal team, served in Vietnam,
Craig Lambright
Craig Lambright Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
Intergrated avionic tech on the F-111 and F-15. Served over seas in Tiawan and Upper Heyford England, also about 8 different states. Retired 1987
CW2 Anthony Campbell
CW2 Anthony Campbell Class of 1988
National Guard, 20+ Years
I was on Active Duty for four years, stationed in Germany, out of High School. When I got back to the states I joined the Ohio Army National Guard and have been in ever since. I have been deployed 3 times in support of OIF/OEF. In total I have been in 27 years and should have 40+ when I retire.
Dan Madigan
Dan Madigan Class of 1991
Army, 20+ Years
Army aviation Still serving
Dave Jordan
Dave Jordan Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years
United Stares Army Special Forces
David Elston
David Elston Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years
Have served in the army as an infantryman and instructor. Served in OPERATION JUST CAUSE Panama 89-90, and Iraq 04-05.
Dennis Palmer
Dennis Palmer Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
Retired Lieutenant Colonel Field Artillery and Infantry Officer Parachutist Space Operations Officer
Erik Lathrop
Erik Lathrop Class of 1987
Army, 15 Years
Spent 4 years in the marines. I went to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield/Storm. I got out of the Marines and went to school and then joined the Army. Here I am again, this time in Kuwait. Some of our other Classmates have had a rougher time than I. We have one purple heart in our class that I know about.
Forrest G. Brandt
Forrest G. Brandt Class of 1961
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
Commissioned through ROTC in June of 67. Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1997. 5 years of active duty including a tour in Vietnam (68 - 69). Activated for Desert Storm August of 1990 - May 1991.
Gary Leiffer
Gary Leiffer Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 9 Years
Airwing
Jack Sturtevant
Jack Sturtevant Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years
Airborne Forward Observer- Field Artillery 1964-1967. 173rd Airborne Brigade, 319 Artillery, 4th Battalion, B Battery-Vietnam
Jack Sturtvant
Jack Sturtvant Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years
Airborne Forward Observer-Field Artillery. 173rd Airborne Brigade, 319 Artillery, 4th Battalion, B Battery-Vietnam
James Vernon Hakes
James Vernon Hakes Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Retired after 21 years of service.
Jan William Steen
Jan William Steen Class of 1987
Army, 5 Years
Served two years at home in the Norwegian Army, befor serving in Somalia 1993, Lebanon 1994-95, Bosnia 1995-96, Bosnia/ Kosovo 1999-00 and Finally in Afgahnistan in 2003. Were part of the Norwegian TACP team. Had some interessting years of service. Served side by side with American forces in Soamlia, Bosnia, Kosovo and Afgahinstan.Served many times with 10 mountain Reg out of Colorado. Have also had the pleasure of serving with most branches of US millitary.
Jim Lynch
Jim Lynch Class of 1958
Navy, 20+ Years
Served 30 years as a nuclear submariner - had command of an attack submarine for over 3 years.
Joseph (Woody) Woodard
Joseph (Woody) Woodard Class of 1968
Army, 11 Years
Army Cobra helicopter pilot in Vietnam from 1970 to 1972.
Ken Pepper
Ken Pepper Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years
11/63 - 8/64: RADAR and Electronics School Great Lakes, IL 11/64 - 12/65: Radarman, USS Ability (MSO 519) 1/66 - 4/66: Radarman USS Observer (MSO 461) 5/66-6/66: NAB Coronado CA, Counterinsurgency Warfare School/SERE School 6/66 - 6/67: TacOpsCntr Supervisor/Intel PO/Relief patrol boat (PBR) crewman, NavSuppAct Det Vinh Long, Vietnam 7/67- 12/67: USS Brister (DER 327) Pearl Harbor, HI ------------------------- 7/99 - 9/99: Chaplain Basic, Newport, RI 6/80 - 8/82: 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, MCAS Cherry Point, Havelock, NC 8/82 - 9/38 USS California (CGN 36) Norfolk, VA 9/83 - 1/84 USS California (CGN 36) NAS Alameda, CA 2/84 - 12/84: USS VIirginia (CGN 38) Norfolk, VA 1/85 - 12/85: NavHosp, Portsmouth, VA 1/86 - 9/88: NAVAIRRES, NAS Norfolk, VA 10/88- 8/90 USMC FielddHospUnit, 4FSSG, Newport News, VA 9/90 - 8/92: 3MAW, 3FSSG, Spokane, WA 9/90 - 9/95: AdminO USN Chaplain VTU, Norfolk, VA 10/95 - 12/98: Assistant Force Chaplain, Surface Force Atlantic, Norfolk, VA 1/99: Retirement
Larry ( BigLar) CHilders
Larry ( BigLar) CHilders Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
Computer Systems Analysist with USAF chosen for the Research and Development Branch as a member of the 4DTT. Now retired and presently running for the mayoralship of Goldsboro, NC
Larry Childers
Larry Childers Class of 1996
Air Force, 20+ Years
Reasearch & Developement (4th Developemental Technician Team)
Larry Wm. Anderson
Larry Wm. Anderson Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years
Electronic Data Communications and Cryptographic Equipment Systems Engineer. Stationed at Rhein Mein Air Base, Frankfurt West Germany and various other locations around the world.

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