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

Bill Embrey
Bill Embrey Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years
Served in Ranger BN and on Special forces Operational Detachements as Medical advisor and senior Medic. Served in Panama, El Salvador, Lebanon Throughout Europe and Asia, Last assignment In Iraq. Retired as 1SG
Bonnie Martin Sweeney
Bonnie Martin Sweeney Class of 1961
Army, 20+ Years
Army Medical Specialist Corps Occupational Therapist
Chris Cannavaro
Chris Cannavaro Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Marine Corps Officer 1993-1999
Curtis (Chip) D. Knight, Jr.
Curtis (Chip) D. Knight, Jr. Class of 1978
Navy, 4 Years
Hospital Corpsman 1979-1983 before meeting my awesome wife of 32 years!
David Theis (Lowbo)
David Theis (Lowbo) Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years
Veteran: Somalia, Bosnia, Iraq CBRNE
Don Duvall
Don Duvall Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Officer in Vietnam War
Eric Eubanks
Eric Eubanks Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Service description: Engineer, Special Forces, Intelligence
Herb Otis
Herb Otis Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 2 Years
Viet Nam 68-69
Jack B. Slimp, Jr.
Jack B. Slimp, Jr. Class of 1961
Army, 20+ Years
Retired Colonel. Army Reserve Signal Corps from 1965 to 1995. Various assignments including Ft. Gordon, Ft. Hood, Vietnam, Ft. Monmouth, Ft. Lee, Pentagon, and Ft. McPherson. Last active duty assignment was on the Independent Federal Commission (regarding the Army Reserve Command) under the Assistant Secretary of Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs.
James W. Harris IV
James W. Harris IV Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Weather Forecaster for 24 years. Stationed at Keesler AFB, MS, Lima, Peru, Panama Canal, Soc Trang Vietnam 1969-70, Malmstrom AFB, MT, Beale AFB, CA, Travis AFB, CA, and retired after 24 years at Pope AFB, NC.
Jim Prevost
Jim Prevost Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years
Served in active duty Army and completed military career in Army Reserve National Guard.
Kurdt Carruthers
Kurdt Carruthers Class of 1975
Navy, 8 Years
Kurdt joined the Navy in 1977 and fulfilled his Active Duty obligation in 1981 but stayed in the Naval Reserves for 5 more years
Marion Sapp
Marion Sapp Class of 1950
Army, 3 Years
Served in the Army Signal Corp From 1946 to 1949. Quit HS to enlist. Part of the Occupation forces in Europe for 2 yrs. Stationed mainly at Ft Monmouth, NJ, Heidelberg and Stuttgart Germany. Assigned to 97th Signal Squadron, Constbulary forces. Operating Specialty was high speed radio operator.
Melanie Cooke
Melanie Cooke Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
Financial Management and Comptroller
Paul S Denison
Paul S Denison Class of 1968
National Guard, 20+ Years
Joined Army in 69, commissioned in 70 (MI). Tours in RVN and Germany. Joined NCNG in 76, spent 8 years M-Day and then served 15 years AGR. Retired LTC, QM.
Richard L. Keplinger
Richard L. Keplinger Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years
Navy Hospital Corpsman. Retired September 1990 as HMC after 22 years.
Robert (Bob) Johnson
Robert (Bob) Johnson Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Vietnam 1967-1968
Robert Dawson
Robert Dawson Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
6 Year active Duty, 16 years Air National Guard. Retired as Lt. Col.
Robert Hood
Robert Hood Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years
Deployed to OIF/OEF July 2006-07 served as Theater Mortuary Affairs Officer. Presidential call-up 2008 - present
Sid Stovall
Sid Stovall Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years
USN ret. was the Comand Master Chief of the USS Ogdon and NAS Corpus Christi TX. service 1968 to 1995.

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Class of '91

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Jill Vollmer Class of 1978

Jill passed away unexpectedly in May of 2012. She was survived by her husband Jacque and Daughter Sarah.
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