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

Alvin L. Myers
Alvin L. Myers Class of 1961
Navy, 5 Years
Andy Hayes
Andy Hayes Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Served 4 years state side before extending for a 6 month tour beginning with a small 2 day NATO exercise in Norway and ending in Beirut Lebanon standing guard over the American University and the reloaction of the U. S Embassy.
Arthur Lester
Arthur Lester Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years
Served from 1972-1976 Stationed in Upper Michigan, Hawaii, and Florida in the Security Police
Arthur Lester
Arthur Lester Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years
1972-1976 Served in Upper Michigan, Hawaii, and Florida.
Bill Buraczewski
Bill Buraczewski Class of 1965
Army Reserves, 6 Years
Sgt. E5 , Communications , 4th Bn. 333rd Field Arty.
Christine Gruber
Christine Gruber Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years
Medic in 3rd brigade 4 ID. Iraq: 2005-2006
David Gillam
David Gillam Class of 1994
Army, 20+ Years
20 years Infantry 2 combat tours Iraq
Deborah Seever (Davis)
Deborah Seever (Davis) Class of 1980
Air Force, 4 Years
EC 130 Aircraft Mechanic. October 1983 to September1987
Desiree Peppers
Desiree Peppers Class of 1989
Air Force, 11 Years
Active Duty - 10 years (Osan AB-Korea/ Eglin AFB, FL/ Hanscom AFB-Boston, MA/ Lackland AFB, TX/ Lowry AFB, CO) Reserves - 1 year (Grissom ARB, IN)
Jack McCoy
Jack McCoy Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired First Sergeant. Assignments included Germany, England, Kuwait, Jordan, Japan Ecuador and a few other places. Favorite tour: Counter drug smuggling in South America.
Jay Phillips
Jay Phillips Class of 2000
Army, 4 Years
Served with the 25th ID (L)
Jeanine Easterday
Jeanine Easterday Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years
Petty Officer 3rd Class Radioman. I was stationed in Scotland and Italy, and lived aboard the USS Simon Lake AS-33
Jerry Bowman
Jerry Bowman Class of 1989
Army, 5 Years
Military Police
Merlin Waidner
Merlin Waidner Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years
Hospital Corpsman/ OR Tech US Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Va. Naval Communication Station, Sidi Yahia, Morroco
Pamela Armistead
Pamela Armistead Class of 1980
Army, 3 Years
Warehouse Specialist Fort Dix NJ Fort Lee VA Fort Campbell KY Gieblestadt W Germany
Richard Kochendofer
Richard Kochendofer Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served as a Aeromedical Evacuation Technician(A902X0) & a Medical Service Technician(90270)Served from 1971 - 1991. Served at Wright-Patt AFB, OH; Scott AFB, IL; Richmond AFEES Station, VA; Thule AB, Greenland; Clark AB, PI; Geilenkirchen AB, GE;
Robert Peiffer
Robert Peiffer Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years
I WON the lottery in March 1969! Draft lottery that is. Instead I enlisted in the Air Force. Basic at Lackland AFB San Antonio TX. Technical school at Lowry AFB Denver CO. August '69 - March '73 was stationed In United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) at Torrejon AB, Madrid Spain. Trained as a Material Facilities Specialist (64750). Honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant (E-5) March 15, 1973.
Robert6 G. VanArsdale
Robert6 G. VanArsdale Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years
Vite Nam, was in Recon unit of the 2/12 1st. Air Cal.
Ryan Meehan
Ryan Meehan Class of 1996
Navy, 5 Years
Aeronautical technician on the USS Harry S Truman Aircraft Carrier
Sam Zoerner
Sam Zoerner Class of 2012
Army, 2 Years
Currently serving

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Death Notice

Gloria Deane Austin (Johnston) Born September 30, 1939; passed March 18, 2013; MHS class of '57. Survived by husband of...
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