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

Dale Ballard
Dale Ballard
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

2 Vietnam cruises USS Enterprise 2 cruises USS Constellation 2 cruises USS Kitty Hawk retired AECS
David Livingston
David Livingston
Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years

28 years service. 8 Years active, 20 years Reserve. Served as an Electronics Technician. Retired as Senior Chief. Was on the west coast and the Northern Pacific area. One cruise off Nam.
dean read
dean read
Class of 1961
Army, 20+ Years

28 yrs spec. forces ret.1st sgt. served in all parts of world. 3 tours in nam.
Dennis Orpen
Dennis Orpen
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Went to basic training Orlando, Florida Jan. 1987 - March 1987.

Went to Steelworker "A" school Gulfport Ms. March - May 1987

Assigned to Navy Reserve unit NMCB 25 Det. 1325 Waterloo Ia June 1987 - Sept 1995

Assigned to Navy Reserve unit NMCB 17 Det 0617 Sept 1995 - Jan 2007

Retired Navy Reserve Seabees on Jan 2007
Fredrick (Rick) Zorn
Fredrick (Rick) Zorn
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

69-70 Co A Spec (Admin) Troops, Fort Polk,LA; 70-71 Plans, Operations & Management; Aviation Material Management Center, 34th General sprt Group USARV; Saigon, So. Vietnam
John Schutt
John Schutt
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 2 Years

San Diego
North Carolina
Cuba
Hawaii
john w rodas
john w rodas
Class of 1955
Army, 20+ Years

i was SFC in the army band and in a office
Kirk Baumgartner
Kirk Baumgartner
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Army nurse major,26+ yrs, Europe /USA
Larry Reynolds
Larry Reynolds
Class of 1955
Air Force, 20+ Years

went in to become a aircraft mechanic, after 2 years became a flight engineer ans continued to fly for thr next 18 years. Served 4 years in Vietnam and noew suffer the the effects of agenr orange. I have over 18,000 flying hours in many types of aircraft. lover every minute of my military experence
Larry Shima
Larry Shima
Class of 1956
Navy, 20+ Years

Supply Officer in the Navy. Retired as a Lt. Commander
Lex Smith
Lex Smith
Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years

3 Years in U.S. Army Security Agency (1973-75)

4 years Iowa Air National Guard (1987-1991)
Lonnie Dixon
Lonnie Dixon
Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired Major
Mark Howard
Mark Howard
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Graduated Warrant Officer aviator class 69-25. Vietnam veteran. Member of the Iowa Army National Guard, Army Aviation Support Facility, Waterloo, IA as a helicopter aviator instructor until retirement in April 2006.
Michael G. Flatness
Michael G. Flatness
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

Worked in Nike Missiles 1970-1974, Then Iowa Guard from 1986-2001, Transportation, Desert Storm Vet, and Cold War, Viet Nam Era Vet
Michael Servantez
Michael Servantez
Class of 1969
Army, 1 Years

Enlisted in the Army in 1970, I went to Ft. Leonardwood, Mo for basic training. While there, I got hurt and they booted me out of the service with a medical discharge in August 1970.
Mick Mulhern
Mick Mulhern
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Master Sergeant, US Army (Ret.). US Army Miliatry Police and Recruiting Command
Mick Mulhern
Mick Mulhern
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

US Army Master Sergeant; Military Police, Recruiter, Guidance Counselor, Senior Guidance Counselor
Mick Mulhern
Mick Mulhern
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Master Sergeant; US Army Military Police; Recruiting Command
Ned Serleth
Ned Serleth
Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years

Anti tank gunner. Guarded the West German border from the Soviet threat.
Paul Espinosa III
Paul Espinosa III
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Please notify, all that Paul Espinosa III (1964) and Vietnam Veteran died on May 10, 2010 from cancer. His funeral will be on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10: a.m. in Mason City, Iowa at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 North Pennsylvania Ave.
with visitation at 9:00 a.m. Internment will be in Memorial Cemetary. Full military rites will be conducted. See web page at www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.
Randy Webner
Randy Webner
Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years

Went into the army in April 1970 went to Korea for 13 mo then went to fort Lewis wash. 2 yr army reserve and 2yr nat.. guard
robert alan seny
robert alan seny
Class of 1974
Air Force, 8 Years

general (5 STAR)
Robert L. Trebil
Robert L. Trebil
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Drafted in April 1970.
In the Military Intelligence Branch 20+ years
Retired as Sergeant Major.
Served in Korea, Germany, Honduras, Arizona, DC, North Carolina, Washington,
Last Assignment: I Corps and G2 Senior Intelligence Sergeant Major - Fort Lewis, WA
Ronald Colby
Ronald Colby
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

Electronic Intellegence Analyst and Radio Operator
Sally Jo Osborn
Sally Jo Osborn
Class of 1972
Army, 3 Years

Womens Army Corps stationed at Ft Rucker, Al as a Flight Operations Specialist
Scott Brant
Scott Brant
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 4 Years

VMA(AW)-242, El Toro, Ca. Aviation Operations
Scott Palmer
Scott Palmer
Class of 1987
Army, 3 Years

Served 1994-1997 in the 101st Airborne. I am grateful for those that have served and continue to serve or nation.
Shawn O'Brien
Shawn O'Brien
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Went in as a Military Police for the first 8 yrs. I then switched to Infantry for the rest. It was the best thing I ever did for myself.
Thomas Schmitz
Thomas Schmitz
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

Army medic/ SPC 5 ortho tech Texas
Thomas Weitzel
Thomas Weitzel
Class of 1965
Navy, 3 Years

I joined the Navy in October of 1965 and was sent to Hawaii to serve on a Destroyer Radar Picket Ship. In 1966 I attended Hospital Corpsman school and after graduation I was stationed with th 2nd Battalion.3rd Marine Division in Vietnam. I stepped on a land mine on February 28,1967 and lost both legs above the knee. After rehabilitation I worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs for 43 years until I retired in January of 2012.
Tim Lichman
Tim Lichman
Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years

Enlisted in the Army 1975-1978 as a Military Police dog handler. Joined the Iowa National Guard served in Desert Storm.
Tom O'Brien
Tom O'Brien
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 4 Years

3rd Marine Air Wing, 1st Marine Brigade, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, HI
El Toro, Santa Ana, CA
MCRD San Diego,
Camp Pendleton, CA
Victor Lopez
Victor Lopez
Class of 1985
National Guard, 20+ Years

I graduated in 1985 and began my military service in the Marine Corps shortly after graduation, in 2004 I took a commission in the California Army National Guard, I have served in Iraq in 2005, and I’m currently the Antiterrorism/Force Protection Officer assigned to the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Class of '68

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Class of 1969 Reunion Registra

The MCHS Class of 1969 is having its reunion 26-28 June, 2009. Friday night will be at PM park, Satruday night will be a...
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Our Mason City 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 Mason City High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Mason City are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!