Lincoln High School Alumni

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (SD)

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

Andrew Clauson
Andrew Clauson
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Communication Electronics, Crypto Graphic Hardware.
Barb Graves Zavala
Barb Graves Zavala
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

I was stationed in Texas, Germany and North Dakota. Retired after serving 20 1/2 years.
Chris Estwick
Chris Estwick
Class of 1990
Navy, 8 Years

2 years in Hawaii, 2 years in Bermuda, 4 years in Florida.
Clay B. Meyer
Clay B. Meyer
Class of 1980
Air Force, 4 Years

Crew Chief C-141B 1980-1984
Norton AFB, CA
Dale G. Wetzbarger
Dale G. Wetzbarger
Class of 1969
Army, 4 Years

Enlisted out of high school in 1969. Served as a Military Police officer at Ft. Jackson, S.C. and in the Republic of Vietnam, 284th MP Company, 95th Bn, 18th MP Brigade. (1971-1972). Re-joined the Colorado National Guard in 1987 (1yr).
Dave Rowe
Dave Rowe
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

worked as Admin supervisor; a SAC flight scheduler; ran a post office and was a Vietnam DJ. Finished my service with the SD Air Guard. Retired in Dec 2005
Dede Lewis Leuthe
Dede Lewis Leuthe
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 10 Years

Served in Washington DC, New Orleans, Okinawa and ended my tenure at Camp Pendleton.
James W. Cain
James W. Cain
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Joined US Army just after graduation. After six(6) years. exited the Army for college at SDSU. College wasn't my cup of tea, so enlisted into the Marines in 84'. Left the Marines in 92. Moved to Central Arkansas. Left the south and moved Home, Sioux Falls. Soon to retired from Postal Service.
Janette McKercher
Janette McKercher
Class of 1967
Air Force, 14 Years

Started out in Accounting and ended up in Command and Control...who knew!
John B Bryan
John B Bryan
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

3 & 1/2 years active Air Force duty; 9 years Air National Guard and Army National Guard; 9 years Air Force Reserve; Served as a Security Policeman, Military Policeman, Small Arms Repairman, Emergency Manager
John M. Lane
John M. Lane
Class of 1988
Air Force, 20+ Years

Technical Sergeant John M. Lane is a Services Craftsmen assigned to the Fitness and Sports Center as Fitness and Sports Operations Manager, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. He is 37 years old. Sergeant Lane was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on 16 April, 1970. He attended Lincoln Senior High School, graduating in June of 1988. He was an active member in the community working with the local youth sports programs coaching baseball. He also volunteered time at the local food shelter where he provided over 300 meals annually for the community. After graduating from high school, Sergeant Lane was locally employed with Pam Oil Company where he worked as a shift supervisor. He subsequently enlisted in the Air Force in 1988 and arrived at Lackland AFB, Texas, in September, 1988. Upon graduation, he attended Technical Training at Lowry, AFB, Colorado. After graduation for Technical School he was assigned to 842nd Services Squadron in Grand Forks, North Dakota where he was a missile site chef. In 1993 Sergeant Lane was assigned to the 15 Services Squadron where he were held the positions of Intramural Director and Fitness Director of the Hickam Fitness and Sports Center. Since arriving at Davis-Monthan, AFB he has served in a variety of positions, including NCOIC Intramural Sports and his current position. Sergeant Lane is an active member of Santa Rita Little League and served has coach/manager and was selected to coach the 9 and 10 year old All-Star team this past year. His military awards include the Accommodation award with an oak leaf clover and the Outstanding unit award. He attended Kaplan Community College, and is working toward a Bacelor’s Degree in Business Management.
Kirk Little
Kirk Little
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Over 15 years of sea duty including involvement in all major conflicts over my 20 year career.
Lance A Sharpe
Lance A Sharpe
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

Fire Protection Crew Chief
Eglin AFB. Florida
Loren L Rohrer
Loren L Rohrer
Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Viet Nam 1970 thru 1974
Mark Dyvig
Mark Dyvig
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Retired as LTC after 35 years of service, from the forests of Europe, to the jungles of Central America and the islands of the Pacific...had a great time.
Paul Becker
Paul Becker
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted in '84, stationed at Kelly AFB-San Antonio TX; 1 year at Kunsan AB; Grand Forks ND; Special Duty at San Diego MEPS; retired at Luke AFB- Phoenix AZ in '07.
RICHARD ERIC PARKER
RICHARD ERIC PARKER
Class of 1981
Army, 11 Years

10 years AD 1 year Army Res
MOS 91G
Duty Stations : FT JACKSON SC, FT SAM HOUSTON TX, BAMBERG FRG (1ST AD) FT STEWART GA(WINN ARMY COMMUNITY HOSP) CAMP CASEY ROK (2ND ID) FT STEWART GA(24TH ID) SAUDI ARABIA,IRAQ(DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM) 28TH ID PA
Scott Green
Scott Green
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

N/A
Scott Stroman
Scott Stroman
Class of 1969
Navy, 22 Years

I enlisted in the Army in 1972 and, after training, worked as a Clinical Specialist on the CCU/ICU at Ft. Ord, CA. After discharge I came back to SD and enrolled at SDSU. I also joined the National Guard. When I graduated I was accepted to Navy OCS in Newport, RI. Upon commissioning I reported to USS Schofield (FFG-3) as Missile Officer. I next served on USS Tarawa (LHA-1) as Executive Department Head. I next worked at Assault Craft Unit 1 in Coronado, CA. Following that tour, I reported to USS New Jersey (BB-62) as First Lieutenant (Deck Officer). After attended Department Head School in Newport, I served onboard USS Racine (LST 1191) as First Lieutenant and Chief Engineer. My last duty station was Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Center in Sioux Falls.
Steven Kruger
Steven Kruger
Class of 1970
Army, 13 Years

Into the Army right after graduation. Provided communications to the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran. Left the service in 72 and went to college at USD at Springfield. Was last student to graduate from ROTC at Springfield. Served at:
Ft. Riley, Ks; Ft. Richardson, Ak; Ft. Greely, Ak; Military Joint Services Graduate School Lackland AFB, Ms; Armor and Engineer Board, Ft. Knox, Ky. Left active duty in 1987 to Reserves. Relocated to Minnesota.
Tammy Grayson (Nelson)
Tammy Grayson (Nelson)
Class of 1976
Navy, 8 Years

Joined USNavy a few years after graduation. Went to Hospital Corp. School in Chicago. First duty station Long Beach Ca. Enjoyed serving my country.
Wendy Pederson (Levisay)
Wendy Pederson (Levisay)
Class of 1992
Navy, 9 Years

I have been in since 2000 and just reenlisted, plan to retire from there.

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Our Lincoln 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 Lincoln High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Sioux Falls are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!