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

Clifton (Ron) Mitchell
Clifton (Ron) Mitchell Class of 1958
Army, 20+ Years
Interrogator, Russian and Korean Linguist. Served 6 years in Korea, 5 years in Germany,1 year in Vietnam. Retired in 1978.
Colleen Basiorka
Colleen Basiorka Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years
Served as a Cryptologic Technician, retired after 21 years of service
Denny Thibault
Denny Thibault Class of 1985
National Guard, 7 Years
Currently serving in Afghanistan. Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2005-2006. Captain, Armor 1-108th Cavalry, Georgia Army National Guard 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Donald(Don) R. Lewis
Donald(Don) R. Lewis Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served Oct. 1970- Mar.2004 Civil Eng. then changed AFSC to Aircraft Weapons. Four tours Southwest Asia. Operations include -PCII, OPC ,OSW,ONW.
Drew Swenson
Drew Swenson Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired Navy Captain. Flight Officer F-14A/B/D Tomcat. Naval Test Pilot School graduate. Served in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Provide Comfort and was part of the surge on the ground in Iraq.
Ginger Sue Nitz
Ginger Sue Nitz Class of 1971
Air Force, 12 Years
Served for over twelve years. Stationed In Texas, California, Bitburg Germany. I now live in Lubbock, Texas.
Jim Marach
Jim Marach Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years
Served as an AME for F-16's aboard the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier during Desert Storm.
John Hawk
John Hawk Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired Surface Warfare Officer. Nuclear propulsion qualified. 10+ years of sea duty Atlantic, Indian & Pacific oceans. USS Truxtun, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, USS Carl Vinson...San Diego, Norfolk, Bremerton, Pearl Harbor, Annapolis. Every continent except Antarctica.
Kara Oakley
Kara Oakley Class of 1999
Air Force, 6 Years
Proudly served as a surgical tech before being medically discharged. Served in Operation Enduring Freedom as well as the Air Force Honor Guard. Currently living in Belgium with her Air Force spouse. Serving America throug Nato.
Kristie Hussey
Kristie Hussey Class of 1999
Army, 2 Years
Melvin Lee
Melvin Lee Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years
Nuclear Engineer, Submarines, Rockets, Joint Intelligence. Served aboard 4 fast attacks, 2 ballistic missile boats, executive officer on MICHIGAN, commanded ALABAMA, and finally commanded Submarine Task Force 69 (mid Atlantic to Horn of Africa, pole to pole). Ashore: Development Group One, PACFLT, Brussels, Stuttgart, Napoli, Pearl Harbor.
Ray Kraszyk
Ray Kraszyk Class of 1984
Navy, 4 Years
Araerial Reconnaissance Photographer
Sean Bowman
Sean Bowman Class of 1998
Navy, 5 Years
Active duty for five year's. I am very proud to be friend's with Sean. He has come a long way since highschool and I just want to say that I appreciate what he is doing for our country. He is a very generous, considerate, and intelligent person. Thanks Sean! Luv ya! Love, Angel
Steve Drangmeister
Steve Drangmeister Class of 1999
Army, 4 Years
Miltary Police. Spent one year in Korea and was Deployed in Iraq
Terry AStanger
Terry AStanger Class of 1968
Army, 8 Years
Flight Engineer Chinook Ch47C Vietnam 1970-1971 Soldier Medal , Bronze Star, Air Medal "V", Purple Heart, Army Arcom, Good conduct, Several Vietnam ribbons

Classmates Spotlight

Lake Central High School Classmates

Stacy Blevins
Class of '98

Alumni Stories

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School News

Justin Broadhurst, Class of 2002

Letting you know that Justin P. Broadhurst, Class of 2002, passed away on 11/30/12. He battled an aggressive brain tum...
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