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
Adrian Oliver Class of 1964
Army, 4 Years Artillery Officer
Bob Gintner Class of 1991
Navy, 4 Years Meteorology and Oceanography, Guam, Alameda CA, Bremerton WA
Bob Mason Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 2 Years Equipment Operator---Okinawa, Japan
Carole Puskedra Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations for 32 years. Deployment to seven countries and served in every conflict since 1985.
Carole Puskedra Class of 1981
Army Reserves, 20+ Years 31 years with Special Forces now stationed in California. Have deployed numerous time with one more coming up in Nov.
Charles (Brad) Goodell Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years U. S. Navy April '66 - Jan 70 SFM 2 (E-5) USAF June 71 - Nov 92 SMSgt (E-8) Two trips to Viet Nam one with the Navy and one with the Air Force, Overseas assignments Korea the rest were in the US - Laredo AFB TX, Williams AFB AZ, K I Sawyer AFB MI, Fairchild AFB WA and Chanute AFB IL.
Daniel "Dunckel" Ewert Class of 1986
Navy, 4 Years 2 tours Persion Gulf
David R. Pratt Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years Served in the United States Air Force. Was in the intelligence field as a communications analyst. Retired from the Air Force on 01 June 2001.
Derek Dosedel Class of 2001
Army, 14 Years Served 10 years in the Infantry where I deployed a total of 5 times. Three times to Iraq (2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2007-2008) and two times to Afghanistan (Jan 2002-Jul 2002, 2010-2011) for a total of 54 months. I then did four years as a Counterintelligence Special Agent stationed in Germany. I was medically retired due to injuries sustained during my deployments in May 2015.
Gerald Brown Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years Site Maintenance ATLAS D ICBM SAC Offutt AFB NB. Launch Prep ATLAS D ICBM Vandenberg AFB CA. 4 years, USNR Photographers Mate 9 years assigned to USS Lexington and USS Norton Sound. MN Air National Guard, 133 TAW Photo Lab Supervisor 14 years
James Sparke Class of 1957
Navy, 4 Years Parachute Rigger-Survival 2nd Class
Jeff Rockow Class of 1990
National Guard, 8 Years I never saw any combat. I did get to drive a tank and blow stuff up
Jim Ewoldsen Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 6 Years Chinese Linguist, Infantry, Artillary
KONRAD KOTTKE Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years Served with the US Air Force from 1970-1991. Stationed in Texas, Vietnam, North Dakota, Thailand, Japan, Montana, Colorado and retired in Seattle WA.
Mazen (John) Abbas Class of 1992
Army, 11 Years Lt Col in the US Army as a Physician, serving at Tripler Army Medical Center as a Pediatric Gastroenterologist, recently returned from deployment with Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines.
Merlin G. Williams Class of 1959
Navy, 8 Years Nuclear Machinest Mate serving 8 + years on numerous ships from Destroyer Escorts up to Air Craft Carriers.
Michael Francis Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years KC97G air refueling crew chief. Selfridge AFB
Michael K. Jones Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years 30352 Radar repairman at 692nd AC&W Radar Squadron. Baudette Minnesota Sgt 66 to 69.
Paula Bublitz Class of 1978
Army, 11 Years Enlisted in the US Army Sept 28, 1983 discharged Nov 11, 1994.
Richard Deschene Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years Served 22 years in the Air Force in the following specialities: Vietnames Translator, Military Intelligence, Training Advisor, NCO Leadership School Instructor, and First Sergeant.
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