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

Joseph George Wolfe
Joseph George Wolfe Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years
Wall Name:JOSEPH G WOLFE Date of Birth: 11/6/1944 Date of Casualty: 5/5/1968 Home of Record: PORTLAND County of Record:WASHINGTON COUNTY State:OR Branch of Service:ARMY Rank:1LT Panel/Row:55E, 36 Casualty Province: AM XUGEN
Mark Plank
Mark Plank Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired Navy Chief Petty Officer. - Served the following duty stations: Navcomtelsta Stockton CA 1984-1987 Compsron Three (MV BUtton) (Guam) 1987-1989 USS Obrien DD-9975 (San Diego CA) 1989-1992 Comthirdflt (USS Coronado) (San Diiego CA) 1992-1994 NCTAMS Eastpac (Hawaii) 1994-1995 USS Cimmaron (AO-177) (Hawaii) 1995-1997 USS Russell (DDG-59) (Hawaii) 1997-2000 Fleet Information Warfare Center (Virginia) 2000-2003. Retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer and now holding a Department Head position in charge of the defense of Navy Networks as a Government Civilian.
Mike (Mick) Schmidt
Mike (Mick) Schmidt Class of 1981
Air Force, 10 Years
Served in The Philippines, United Kingdom, Mountain Home, ID, George AFB, CA
Patrick B. Allen
Patrick B. Allen Class of 1986
Navy, 6 Years
Went to Navy Nuclear Power School and Navy Machinist Mate 'A' school, went to Navy cargo weapons elevator school, bomb detection, physical security, was stationed in Yokosuka Japan (2 years), and Bremerton Washington (2 years), I was in Desert Shield/ Desert Storm (2 tours). I was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Midway (CV-41) and the U.S.S. Camden (AOE-2).
Rob Meyers
Rob Meyers Class of 1985
Navy, 8 Years
Surface Rescue Swimmer Instructor US Navy
Robert Denend
Robert Denend Class of 1967
Navy, 7 Years
Submarine Service from 1967 to 1974. Retired as Security Officer at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Keyport, Keyport, Washington 2004.
Robert E DeWayne Jr
Robert E DeWayne Jr Class of 1971
Navy, 9 Years
Proud to serve as a Machinist Mate or 4 years, then served as a Photographers Mate 2nd class for the rest of my tours. Proudly served on board the USS Ranger, USS America and the USS Jason.
Robert L. Williams
Robert L. Williams Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years
Served in U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Corps.
Ron Keffer
Ron Keffer Class of 1962
Navy, 2 Years
Navy Seabees.....
Ron Keffer
Ron Keffer Class of 1962
Navy, 3 Years
U. S Navy Seabees. MCB 133 home port is still Gulfport, Ms. I never tell anyone where I served. If I did, I would have to Kill You!
Sgt 1st Class Mark C. Warren
Sgt 1st Class Mark C. Warren Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 19 Years
La Grande, Oregon (Associated Press) -- A soldier laid to rest a fellow soldier, his father, in a private ceremony held at the Veteran's Circle at the Grandview Cemetery here today. Sgt 1st Class Mark C. Warren died January 31 from non-combat related causes while on duty in Iraq with eastern Oregon's 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Armored. The sergeant's son, 1st Lt. Christopher Warren was also on duty with the 3rd Battalion in Kirkuk, Iraq, and he escorted his father home to render full military honors and bid a final farewell with his family. Nearly four hundred friends, family, and military and civilian coworkers attended a late-morning memorial service held at the Oregon National Guard Armory in La Grande. Warren, who became a Marine and served a four year active duty tour starting in 1981, joined the Oregon National Guard in 1990. Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, a fellow Marine, said Warren was, “a shining star of the Oregon National Guard and heroic son of La Grande.” The governor also noted that Sgt. Warren will be remembered for his hard work, loyalty, leadership, patriotism, and for taking care of his soldiers and coworkers. “Although he is gone, his good deeds remain.” said Kulongoski. Also attending the service were Major General Lawrence F. Lafrenz, Adjutant General of the Idaho National Guard, and Brig. Gen. Raymond C. Byrne, Jr., acting Adjutant General of the Oregon National Guard. The 3rd Bn., 116th Cav. is assigned to the 116th Armored Brigade of the Idaho National Guard in Iraq. Warren is survived by his sons 1st Lt. Christopher Warren, Michael Warren, and Ryan Warren, his former wife Carol Anne Warren, and his mother Wanda Davies, all of La Grande. *************** From Mark Warren's Memorial Program Mark Carlyle Warren, age 44, of La Grande, died January 31, 2005 in Kirkuk, Iraq. A memorial service was held Friday, Febuary 11, 2005 at 11 a.m. with full military honors. Mark was born on May 17, 1960, the son of Howard Warren and Wanda nee Sutton in Hermiston, Oregon. He attended schools in La Grande and graduated from high school in 1979. In 1979 he married Carol Ann DuBosch in La Grande. In 1981 he entered into the U.S. Marine Corps and served until 1985. In 1985 he returned to La Grande. He worked as a conductor for the Union Pacific railroad, and since 1990 he served with the Oregon National guard. His battalion was deployed last summer. Mark enlisted in the Marine Corps on September 24, 1981 and served a four year tour of active duty which included tours in Lebanon and Grenada. Mark joined the ORNG on February 9, 1990. Throughout the 90's he progressed through the ranks to the rank of Sgt. 1st Class on July 18, 2002. During this timeframe, he held positions such as assistant squad leader in a scout platoon, M1A1 tank gunner and tank commander, as well as a platoon sergeant. Sgt. 1st Class Warren was known for his outstanding marksmanship and his ability to teach others the skills needed to become fine marksmen. Because of this, he was given the additional duties as the Battalion Marksmanship Coordinator. In this duty, he helped organize, conduct, and participate in rifle marksmanship matches throughout the United States, including 29 Palms, CA, and Little Rock, Ark. He also took great pride in helping train young soldiers in and additional role as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the recruiting training company and developing future officers as NCOIC and Associate Professor of Military Science of the Guard Officer Leadership Detachment (GOLD) program at Eastern Oregon University. Sgt 1st Class Warren's awards include: The Combat Action Ribbon (Marine Corps), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, and four Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals. Mark was a life member of the NRA, a member of the VFW, American Legion, Marine Corps Cryptological Society, and the United Transportation Union. He enjoyed marksmanship, hunting, and woodworking. Survivors include his sons, Christopher Warren, Michael Warren, and Ryan Warren, and former wife Carol Ann Warren all of La Grande; mother and stepfather Richard and Wanda Davies also of La Grande; sister, Tara Warren, niece Erin and nephews Cole and Jack Burgess; Uncle Aaron and Donna Sutton of Stanfield, Oregon; Aunt Bev and Ben Schatz of Olympia, Washington; Uncle Gary and Frankie Sutton of Fremont, Neb.; Aunt Ivana Ben Collins of Buhl, Idaho; Uncle Vern Sutton of Hermiston, Oregon; Uncle Cecil Sutton of Puyallup, Wash; Aunt Ina Beck of Federal Way, Wash.; Aunt Maurine and Harry Hansen of Stanfield, Oregon; and his fiancée Mary Calloway. His father Howard Warren, sister, Angela Warren, and Uncle Robert Ernest Warren preceded him in death. Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Mark to the NRA, VFW, and American Legion in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 7th Street, La Grande OR 97850
Timothy Lucas
Timothy Lucas Class of 1978
National Guard, 20+ Years
Retired Master Sgt. Served as Public Affairs Chief, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Salem, Oregon. Deployed for Peacekeeping Operations in Eastern Europe and the Balkans; 2 Pacific tours in U.S. Navy.
Tyler jones
Tyler jones Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Spent 6 years with 1st battalion 4th marines infantry battalion, weapons company. Did two tours to Iraq with mobile infantry platoon one. And did two MEU floats over seas with 81mm mortar platoon and Search and Rescue team. Meritoriously promoted to Sgt, and spent two years as an instructor, at special operations training group, teaching raids and search and rescue.

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