Leavenworth High School Alumni

Leavenworth, Kansas (KS)

Military Alumni

Military High School 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

Bill Elliott
Bill Elliott
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

6 yrs. Active Duty - 18 yrs. Reserve
Vietnam Veteran, highly decorated
Major, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
5 yrs. enlisted service
Bill Elliott
Bill Elliott
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

6 yrs. Active Duty - 18 yrs. Reserve
All expense paid tour to Sunny South Vietnam
3 Bronze Stars
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry
Vietnamese Civic Action Medal
Vietnam Service Medial
Vietnam Campaign Medal with 3 oak leaf Clusters
13 other awards - medals
However the most important thing to me is the men I got to work with as a Company Commander - A co. 27th Engineer Bn. - The Tiger Battalion in support of the 101st Airborne Division. This battalion is the most decorated Engineer Battalion in the U.S. Army. While in Vietnam the Battalion received a Presidential Unit Citation and 2 Meritorious Unit Citations. This Battalion was part of Merrill's Marauders during the 2nd World War. They captured and restored Myitkina Airfield in Burma. The Battalion has a special award,The Myitkina Award. Only during combat operations is this Awarded and I am blessed and very proud to be one of the recipients. My name is registered in a journal kept at the Battalion Headquarters at Ft. Bragg N.C.
Cheryl (Sherry Whisler) Miller
Cheryl (Sherry Whisler) Miller
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

Army Nurse 1965-67,Vietnam Veteran (1967)
Chriss Smith Jr.
Chriss Smith Jr.
Class of 1984
Navy, 13 Years

US Navy SEAL
Christoph Arnold
Christoph Arnold
Class of 1989
Navy, 18 Years

2 years left until retirement.
David Brawner
David Brawner
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

2 years active, 19 years reserve. Retired in 1998 as a CWO-3
DAVID GILFERT
DAVID GILFERT
Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years

Servedc3 yrs in army asa sig intel
Dennis Foley
Dennis Foley
Class of 1962
Army, 20 Years

20 years as an infantryman in Long Range Patrol, Airborne, Ranger and Special Forces units.
Dennis J Fontana
Dennis J Fontana
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

30 years Regular Army active duty, mostly with Corps of Engineers. Completed 5 overseas tours. Retired as colonel.
Earl S. King, Jr.
Earl S. King, Jr.
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

In September of 1995, after twenty years of honored service, which began at March Air Force Base, California, and ended at the Pentagon on the Air Force Inspector General's staff, I retired from the United States Air Force. During my 20-year career, I earned a number of military awards and decorations. Among them are a Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Services Commendation Medal; Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; US Army Commendation Medal; US Army Achievement Medal, and an Air Force Achievement Medal.
Earl Taylor III
Earl Taylor III
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

Earl honorably served our country with over 30 years of service in the United States Air Force. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant. His awards and commendations are too numerous to call.
Hugh M. Bell, Jr
Hugh M. Bell, Jr
Class of 1957
Army, 20 Years

Air Defense, Vietnam veteran
James (Jim) Webber
James (Jim) Webber
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Space and Missile Operations
JAMES (Jim) Webber
JAMES (Jim) Webber
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

20+ years as a missile and space systems operations officer. Missile Combat Crew Instructor in both Minuteman I and Minuteman III nuclear ballistic missile systems as well as instructor in five space surveillance and early warning systems.
James A Keene
James A Keene
Class of 1981
Air Force, 12 Years

B1-B/B2/B52-G Avionics Systems Craftsman
James Dillon
James Dillon
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

After getting kicked out of Texas A&M, Jim enlisted in 1972, advancing quickly through the ranks to SSG in '76, attended OCS in '79 and was cmmissioned as a 2LT. Retired in '95 as a Major. Awards include the Legion of Merit and 6 Meritorious Service Medals.
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith
Class of 1983
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Service Dates: September 26, 1983 - October 1, 2007.
John Burns
John Burns
Class of 1962
Army, 7 Years

Kansas National Guard 1964 Mobilized to active duty 1968, deployed to Dt. Carson, Colo. 5th Infantry Divn. 1969 levied to 5th Infantry Divn. Quang Tri Vietnam. Back home in November 1969. SSG E-6.
Joseph W. Brundy, III
Joseph W. Brundy, III
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Served in the U.S. Army for 30 years. Retired in February, 2008 with the rank of Sergeant Major.

Inducted in the Leavenworth High School Military Hall of Fame in February, 2007.
Joshua burnett
Joshua burnett
Class of 2001
Army, 9 Years

Air Force then Army, still on active Duty

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Angela Riley
Class of '94

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Our Leavenworth High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Leavenworth High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Leavenworth are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!