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 Wood Ret. USMC
Bob Wood Ret. USMC Class of 1959
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served 29 years in the Marine Corps including Vietnam and 6 or 7 Years in Okinawa and maimland Japan. Retired in 1992.
Danie J. Cole
Danie J. Cole Class of 1952
Air Force, 20+ Years
Enlisted in Sept.,1952. Trained at LoweryAFB as a B-36 Gunner. ssigned to Fairchild AB WA and served as a Gunnery Instructor until 1959 Attended class 59D Air Force OCS.Serve as Aircraft Electronics Maint Officer untill retiring in 1972.
David P Becker
David P Becker Class of 1994
Air Force, 18 Years
Enlisted in The Air Force right after graduating from High school. I was first stationed at Osan AB, Korea for my first year and a half. Then I was sent too the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at McConnell AFB, in Witata, KS. I plan on retiring in three years.
Doug Benjamin
Doug Benjamin Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years
Instructor pilot, fighter pilot, test pilot, commander. Retired after 22 years.
Douglas Arneson
Douglas Arneson Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years
Retired from Active Duty as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 in 1996. Spent most of my career as the Maintenance Technican for the 3d Battalion 66th Armor Regiment, 2d Armor Division. I participated in the first Gulf War. My last duty station was Fort Lee, VA and was assigned to the Combined Arms Support Command. I currently reside in Hopewell, VA with my wife, Patricia.
Douglas Arneson
Douglas Arneson Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years
Retired from Active Duty as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 in 1996. Spent most of my career as the Maintenance Technican for the 3d Battalion 66th Armor Regiment, 2d Armor Division. I participated in the first Gulf War. My last duty station was Fort Lee, VA and was assigned to the Combined Arms Support Command. I currently reside in Hopewell, VA with my wife, Patricia.
Douglas Hosch
Douglas Hosch Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years
Served from 1973 - 1993 as a Cryptologic Technician with tours of duty in Okinawa, the Phillippines, Maryland, Italy, Puerto Rico, and USS Enterprise (CVN-65). Retired as a Chief Petty Officer.
Henry W. Meyer
Henry W. Meyer Class of 1951
Air Force, 4 Years
Air borne radio operator. Korea 1953 to 1954. Japan 1954 to 1956. In Japan flew weather missions.
Joan (Brown) DeVore-Gutierrez
Joan (Brown) DeVore-Gutierrez Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years
United States Navy Hospital Corpsman Upon retirement went to school using GI Bill and graduated with a Masters of Social Work, San Diego State University.
Kim (Thompson) Yancey
Kim (Thompson) Yancey Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired in 2009 after 22 years+ in the Air Force. I was stationed at K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI, Shemya AB, AK, RAF Upper Heyford, UK, Incirlik AB, TU, Minot AFB, ND, Eglin AFB, FL, Ramstein AB, GE, Tyndall AFB, FL and Scott AFB, IL. After retirement, I became a Department of the Air Force Civilian at Scott AFB.
Mark Rybold
Mark Rybold Class of 1974
Navy, 9 Years
served on USS Mississippi, USS Truxtun, USS Dixon. made several western pacific deployments as well as north atlantic and carribean cruises, was on the initial commissioning crew of USS Mississippi
Mary Jo Rohrer
Mary Jo Rohrer Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years
Received MD from USUHS, Military Medical School. Stationed at Fort Lewis, WA, Fort Sill, OK, Fort Sam Houston, TX, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. And now Fort Sam Houston since 2003 as Chief of Cardiology Service. Served tour in OIF, at IBN Sina, 86th Combat Support Hospital, and Backfilled Fort Hood Nov 2009 for shooting.
Rick Kaufmann
Rick Kaufmann Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years
After graduation from college I received an officer's commission. Served as a Navigator, Naval Engineer and later as a ship repair officer at the submarine base in Pearl Harbor. My last duty station was at the Pentagon. Retired after 30 years of active and reserve service.
Ron LaFleur
Ron LaFleur Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Retired SgtMajor. Thirty years of service.
Steven Holman
Steven Holman Class of 1978
National Guard, 20+ Years
Currently on depoyment to the Quad Cities and home on weekends. LTC, working as a Case Manager Supervisor as we remotedly Case Manage in a 6 state region. I have 28 years as RC and AD combined
Thomas T. Athnos
Thomas T. Athnos Class of 1955
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired from US Navy in 1975 as a Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9). Served for 16 years on destroyers/cruisers and five years ahaore in Navy training commands. Specialty was Sonar Technician. Tours in Vietnam in 1968-69. Duty stations from Key West to Seattle, from Bath Maine to San Diego, and various places in between. Only part of world not visited was northern Europe.
Tom Sickles
Tom Sickles Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years
Chief Aviation Electrician
Van Zimmerman
Van Zimmerman Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years
Graduated 1981. Joined Air Force 1982. Served in Okinawa, England, Andrews AFB, MD, and McChord AFB, Washington state. Worked on Air Force One for 7 years under Bush, Sr and Clinton.

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La Crosse Central High School Classmates

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Class of '84

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SAVE THE DATE - CLASS OF '73

40th Class Reunion
August 3, 2013
Cedar Creek Golf Course - Onalaska
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