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
Fred Nash Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years Chief Warrant Officer Four, 1973-2007. Intelligence. Highest Award : Legion of Merit.
Jerry Applebee Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years Enlisted in the spring of '67 and served a little over 24 years. Say duty at many state side bases as well as a year in Vietnam, three years in Spain, a year in Egypt, and three years in Germany before retiring at the rank of Senior Master Sargent (E8) in 1991. My years in the Air Force were very rewarding and at times a bit interesting to say the least. Knowing what I know now, I'd do it agan it a heartbeat!!
SSG Patrick Lee Lybert Class of 1996
Army, 4 Years Staff Sergeant Patrick L. Lybert was born on 29 September 1977. He was a native of Wisconsin. SSG Lybert enlisted in the United States Army in August 2002. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, GA, earning his Military Occupational Specialty of 11B (Infantry); he is a graduate of the Warrior Leader Course. SSG Lybert was assigned as a Team Leader in C Company, 3d Squadron, 71st Cavalry, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). SSG Lybert deployed to Afghanistan with Task Force Spartan in February 2006. He was an outstanding leader and well-respected NCO who constantly motivated his Soldiers and ensured that his unit was always ready to fight and win. His career culminated with Task Force Spartan while conducting combat operations in the mountains near Gowardesh, Afghanistan. His recon team occupied a surveillance position when they were attacked by a large enemy force on the afternoon of 21 June 2006â€”SSG Lybert was lost to enemy fire in the subsequent engagement as he fiercely defended his friends and position. His awards include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, and Parachutist Badge. SSG Lybert is survived by his Mother, Cheryl Lee Patrick, his Father, David Lybert,, his Brothers, Stacy A. Lybert and Noah J. Nussberger, and his fiancÃ© Carola Hubbard.
Todd Gawronski Class of 1986
Air Force, 13 Years Stationed at: Elmendorf AFB (Anchorage), Alaska 87 to 91 Offutt AFB (Omaha), Nebraska 91 to 95 RAF Croughton (Oxford), England 95 to 99 Tinker AFB (Oklahoma City), Oklahoma 99 to 00
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Class of '86 25th reunion
Class of '86! Our reunion will be at the Tee-Away Golf & Supper Club on July 23, 2011. Social hour 6pm/buffet sup...