Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
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Honored Military Alumni
Arthur Tyrrel Class of 1978
Navy, 6 Years Electronics Technician on the USS Enterprise.
Barry Bykowski Class of 1975
Army, 8 Years Heavy Equipment
Beth Sipek Cothron Class of 1973
Navy, 16 Years NROTC Iowa State. LCDR USN (Ret)
Christopher Benigno Class of 1985
Army, 4 Years Served during Panama Era with two years in Germany. Now a Commander with the American Legion.
Curt Ursini Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years I was a USAF weatherman stationed with the Army's 25th Infantry Division in Killeen, Texas for two years and Cu Chi, Vietnam for one year. I ask that you do all you can to support all of our troops overseas.
Dan Condon Class of 1972
Navy, 8 Years Served 8 years as an Aviation Storekeeper reaching the rank of Chief Petty Officer (CPO).
David B. Arnold Class of 1953
Coast Guard, 4 Years Eletronics Technician - Served on Research Ship out of Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.
David Carlson Class of 1985
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years After 4 years Active duty joined the Reserves, was a Navy Corpsman with 2/24 Marines out of Chicago, participated in Desert Shield/Storm and Iraqi Freedom 2004. Retired as a Chief after 22 years.
David E Paul Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years Former Special Forces Medic, Lifetime member of the Special Forces Association. I served 13 years on active and another 13 years in the National Guard.
Dennis R. Bolan Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years Was a Paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division from 1962-1965
Doug Welker Class of 1974
Navy, 4 Years Petty Officer 2nd Class Air Traffic Controller; served at ASW bases in Iceland and Maine.
George Ralph Lacina Class of 1960
Air Force, 4 Years Civil Engineer Captain served in Washington DC and Vietnam 1968. Retired restoration architect now living in Venice, FL
Harry reiland Class of 1949
Marine Corps, 8 Years Pilot
Jeff Woodward Class of 1989
Army, 5 Years Nuclear Weapons Tech
John B Welle Class of 1940
Navy, 8 Years Served in WW-2 and Korea..Fighter pilot and test pilot. Was killed while testing new jet fighter.
john brancato Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 1 Years pfc
Joseph Innes Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years Retired in 2008 as a Captain, with 39 years active duty, in the Navy Dental Corps. Please support our troops!
Joseph Rudolf Martan Class of 1967
Army, 11 Years Active duty 1972 -1974. Trained recruits at Ft. Polk, Louisiana (or as General Patton put it, I shoveled s--t in Louisiana). Active Reserves 1974 to 1983 with the 85th Division (Training). Voluntarily left the program as a Captain O-3.
Joseph Welle Class of 1934
Navy, 2 Years Fighter pilot--Was killed while ferrying fighter plane from Buffalo NY to San Francisco , CA.
Lee V. Schmidt Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years Served in USAF Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol, for 25 years; retired at grade of Lieutenant Colonel. Completed all training requirements except attending Air War College with active duty personnel at Pentagon. Served 10 years as main contact for all AFRCC missions in SW Missouri.
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Taught everyone the importance of wearing a clean gymsuit. He was a genius.