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

Aaron Lee Smith Sr.
Aaron Lee Smith Sr. Class of 1982
National Guard, 20+ Years
211th Maint. Co 166th INF Columbus Oh Co. D 137th AVN Columbus Oh 211th Det Mt Vernon JFHQ Ohio
Aaron Lee Smith Sr.
Aaron Lee Smith Sr. Class of 1982
National Guard, 20+ Years
30 years with the Ohio Army Natinal Guard 22 years service as an Army Supply Technician
Bryan Hickman
Bryan Hickman Class of 1992
Army, 12 Years
Started in the infantry, active duty, did basic and ait at Ft. Benning , Ga, then went to Ft. Ord, Ca, then went to Panama, then onto the Honor Guard in Washington D.C., Now, National guard, did a tour in Iraq,2005, going back Feb.2007.
Butch Haynes
Butch Haynes Class of 1975
Navy, 6 Years
Served in Virginia from July 1975 until July 1981 on the Air Craft Carrier, The America, which was retired and sent to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in the spring of 2005.
connie olivares (walcott)
connie olivares (walcott) Class of 1972
Army, 3 Years
military personal clerk, stationed in alabama, south carolina and missouri
Dana Kendall
Dana Kendall Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years
Enlisted after graduation in June 1976. Promoted through the ranks to E-6 Technical Sergeant between 1976 and 1986. Graduated Frankllin University 1983 BS Accounting. Graduated Central Michigan University 1992 MBA, Commissioned as Air Force 2nd Lt. Dec 87, Retired Captain USAF 1997
Dana Kendall
Dana Kendall Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years
Enlisted under delayed enlistment in Jan 1976 with 2 other Licking Valley seniors, Promoted to Technical Sergeant (E-6) after 8years, finished college, served in Desert Shield/Storm in Egypt, received Air Force Commission as 2nd Lt., and then retired as Captain ( O-3) in Sept. 1997.
Dave Jurden
Dave Jurden Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years
Served 20+ years as Hospital Coprsman @ Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, CA (83-85), (87-90) & (00-03), USS New Orleans LPH-11 (85-87), USS St. Louis LKA-116 (91-92) Naval Hospital Guam (92-96), 3D Medical Battalion, Okinawa, Japan (97-99) and NEPMU5 (99-00)
Edward C. Carpenter
Edward C. Carpenter Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 4 Years
13 month tour in Da Nang, Viet Nam May 1967 to June 1968.
Jason Gray
Jason Gray Class of 2001
Army, 8 Years
391st MP BN. Two tours to Iraq.
Joshua Brian Barr
Joshua Brian Barr Class of 2004
Army, 5 Years
Active duty, Staff Sergeant. 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division 1-87 Infantry Scout platoon, OIF III-IV, OIF VI. Graduate US Army Sniper School. Currently stationed at Ft. Jackson, SC.
Larry Mercer Jr
Larry Mercer Jr Class of 1989
Army, 2 Years
Medic. Served during Operations Panama & Desert Storm. Did my tour in Baumholder, Germany.
Mark Crawmer
Mark Crawmer Class of 1976
Navy, 4 Years
Some good times & some not so good. But I'd do it all again. I went to sunny southern Spain for 2yrs.
Mark Nethers
Mark Nethers Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served from Oct 1977- Sept 1981 and 1982-2002. Retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 5.
Michael Stedman
Michael Stedman Class of 1991
Air Force, 13 Years
Contractin Officer on Active Duty and a Academic Liaison Officer for the AF Reserves.
R. Michael Courtney
R. Michael Courtney Class of 1986
Navy, 8 Years
US NAVY - 1986-1994 Stationed in Washington DC - 4 Years Stationed in NAS Whidbey Island, WA airlifted to Aircraft Carriers in San Diego, CA. - 4 Years
Richard Thayer
Richard Thayer Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years
Served 13 years as an Aerographers's Mate; 22 years as an LDO Meteorologist, retired as a Commander in 2004. Sea duty on USS John F Kennedy, USS Nimitz, USNS Bowditch, and USS Wasp. Qualified Officer Of the Deck - Underway. Shore duty throughout the U S and Italy. Commanding Officer Naval Training Unit Keesler,
Rick Kuehner
Rick Kuehner Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
Active duty U.S Navy 1978-1993, Reserves 2003-present. Currently Navay Reserve with Maritime Mobile Security Squadron 10 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fl
Tom Osborn
Tom Osborn Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years
Crew Chief F-15, F-16 and F-117A. Crash Recovery and Production Supervisor. Assignments: Tucson,Az - Keflavik, Iceland, Las Vegas, Nv and Alamogordo, NM. Too many trips to desert to list. Retired in 2007
Wes Weaver
Wes Weaver Class of 1987
National Guard, 20+ Years
Member of Ohio Air Guard from 1987 to present; Operation Northern Watch, Enduring Freedom, Noble Eagle, Iraqi Freedom.

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Class of '88

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