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

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).
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.
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
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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Terry Moehnke
Class of '70

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