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

Daniel Arnold
Daniel Arnold Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years
USAF 1977-1981 Medical Lab Tech US Navy 1985-1987 Hospital Corpsman 8404 US Navy 1988-2003 Culinary Specialist
Dave Wells
Dave Wells Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
U.S. Navy Public Relations Officer
Eugene Stauber
Eugene Stauber Class of 1985
Army, 2 Years
Regular Army 63B. Boot camp and AIT at Fort Jackson, SC 1985. Stationed at 8th I.D. in Bad Kreuznach, West Germany 1985-1987. Joined the Army Reserves at Fort Snelling following active duty.
Jim Kohnke
Jim Kohnke Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years
Completed 23 years in the Submarine Force and 12 years supporting submarine maintenance. Currently working at Naval Undersea Warfare Center- Keyport WA.
Jim York
Jim York Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years
While many of my classmates and friends had major challenges in their military career, mine was rather different. Out of basic I passed on the offer for OCS, and received a posting to Ft. Belvior, Va. Great duty right outside Washington DC. However Vietnam beckoned. I eventually moved up the beltway to Ft. Meade assigned to the 17th Public Information Detachment attached to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, a unit being assembled for deployment to RVN. I was to be a combat photographer. We moved late summer but I was advance party so I flew over while many of my "band of brothers" threw up all the way over on the troop ships. While waiting for them I spent my days in Saigon getting familiar with MACV and USARV an Tan Son Nuit airbase where I would have my film developed. As a new unit in country we spent most of my year there (mid1965-1966) clearing the jungle and creating the base camp at Xuan Loc. I spent my last year back at Ft. Belvior monitoring the peace marches on full alert. The reason I was a combat photographer? In my record was a note describing my Breezes experience at Tonka.
Kevin Duck
Kevin Duck Class of 1973
Navy, 2 Years
USS Blueridge LCC 19 Communications Command Ship. 1975 I was in Viet Nam and Cambodia then to Saigon for the evacuation... What a waste of lives and a disgracefully executed withdrawal. I protested the war from Jr. High until today. But I joined and thinking the war was over and would not end up there. OOP's Not the evacuation. Oh well, I came out of it AOK> Kevin
Kevin Duck
Kevin Duck Class of 1973
Navy Reserves, 2 Years
Radioman on the Command Ship USS BLUERIDGE LCC 19 In charge of the evacuation of Saigon in 1975. Traveled from Cambodia to south and north Viet Nam. After 1.5 yrs.... in navy and 6 mos in Nam, They found out most of my stomach was removed in High School due to a car accident on roller coaster hills. Tried to kick me out for fraudulent enlistment! Did my job in Nam and did not balk at special missions with my secret security clearance. Hubert Humphrey was a friend of my moms. He heard about this from my mom and commander and I ended up with an Honorable Discharge due to missions I participated in. Did my duty...
Paul E. Laidig
Paul E. Laidig Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years
Hospital Corpsman 1st Marine Divsion. Served Two years FMF Pack South-East Asia.
Tamara Wells Azuras
Tamara Wells Azuras Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years
Started as a Data Systems Technician and ended up as a Fire Control Technician working on radars, display equipment, and weapons systems.
Terrance J Krueger
Terrance J Krueger Class of 1970
Navy, 5 Years
Served in 3 West Pacs
Tom Nelson
Tom Nelson Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years
Served in Viet Nam 1970 with Headdquarters Troop 1st Armored Cav out of Chu Lia and LZ Hawk Hill. Tom also served in Bad Hersfeld, Germany conducting border patrol between e/e Germany

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Class of '74

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