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

Merv Raasch
Merv Raasch Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years
I served to years mostly at the Infantry School in Ft. Benning Ga. from Jul 68 - Jul 70. I assisted the cadre instructing officer candidates,non-comissioned officer candidates and the Ranger candidates both at Ft. Benning and Eglin Air Force base in Florida.
Albert J. Dorn
Albert J. Dorn Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
USAF Security Forces
Bill Fleming
Bill Fleming Class of 1973
Navy, 16 Years
Naval Flight Officer on S-3A/B. Served on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (3 deployments), USS Saratoga (2 deployments). Desert Storm veteran. Instructor at NROTC Illinois Institute of Technology.
Carl L Sorensen
Carl L Sorensen Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years
Worked in teletype/crypto (like the internet, only slower) Stationed in Montana (briefly) reassigned to Chanute AFB, IL after my father passed away, reassigned to Tan Son Nhut, RVN, and reassigned to Udorn AB, Thailand where I worked with AF intelligence.
Dan Kalasa
Dan Kalasa Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years
Retired in 1992
Daniel O'Brien
Daniel O'Brien Class of 2002
Navy, 6 Years
Left for the Navy December 7th, 2003 for Great Lakes Boot Camp. After that went to "A" school in Pensacola, Florida until October of 2004. Was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia for 3 years and added a year of sea-time while deployed on the USS Cole (DDG 67) USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) and on the USCGC Ventorous. After that went back to Pensacola, Florida for more school and is now stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and is expected to deploy on the USS Russell (DDG 59) in January of 2010. Current end of service date is December of 2011.
esme oshita
esme oshita Class of 1987
Air Force, 6 Years
Fred Gruber
Fred Gruber Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
Korea Special Assignment DMZ, Izmir, Turkey - NATO
Gary Arnold
Gary Arnold Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years
Served for 26 years as an officer in the Air Defense Artillery, Communications, and Space Operations. Retired as a Colonel after being stationed in the Pacific and European theaters of operations and finishing as a Command Center Director, NORAD and USNORTHCOM in 2014.
Gary Parker
Gary Parker Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 12 Years
2531/2533 Radio Operator. Vietnam: 1967-69
Gary Parriott
Gary Parriott Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years
Currently Commanding Officer, USS Philippine Sea (CG 58)
Gary Werner Schnurrpusch
Gary Werner Schnurrpusch Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years
Served for 28 years as an active duty Navy Surface Warfare Officer; retired as a Captain. Assigned to seven ships, including as Commanding Officer of the anti-submarine warfare frigate USS O'CALLAHAN (FF-1051), the guided missile frigate USS GARY (FFG-51), and the Aegis guided missile cruiser USS BUNKER HILL (CG-52), which was homeported in Japan. Deployed and operated in the Atlantic Ocean/Arctic Circle, the Mediterranean Sea, three deployments to the Persian Gulf, and the Western Pacific Ocean/Korea-China. Serve three tours in the Pentagon, including on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations and the staff of the Secretary of Defense. Served another 16 years as a civilian Defense analysis consultant to the Navy Department.
George F. Stephens, Jr.
George F. Stephens, Jr. Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years
Viet Nam Era Veteran Sargent E-4 Air Freight Passenger Service
Gregory Merriam
Gregory Merriam Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years
Basic and advanced infantry training af Fort Dix, NJ. Two years in Panama. Swam in the Pacific and an hour later swam in the Atlantic!
Jacki (Dimiceli) McELvaney
Jacki (Dimiceli) McELvaney Class of 1986
Air Force, 10 Years
Stationed: RAF Lakenheath, UK 1990-1992 Fairchild AFB, WA 1992-1994 Travis AFB 1994-2000 Career fields: Radio Communications Medical Technician
James A. Bertelson
James A. Bertelson Class of 1965
Navy, 7 Years
Naval Aviator. Missions off coast of USSR and North Korea. Pacific patrol. Completed 20 years with reserves.
Jan Dennis Fisher
Jan Dennis Fisher Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
547th Engineer Platoon Ben Hoa, Vietnam
Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson Class of 2006
Army, 1 Years
Combat medic
John D. Nilson
John D. Nilson Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years
AMS, (Aviation Machinish Mate Stuctures) Plane Captain: CH-46D Heliocopters, Stationed HC-3 NAS Imperial Beach,CA & NAS North Island,CA. Two cruises to Vietnam area: 71'-72' Uss Kilauea AE26, Uss Camden AOE2 72'-73' Uss Flint AE32, Uss Niagra Falls AFS3 Visited: Hong Kong, Japan, Phillipines, Thailand,Guam, Hawaii
Joseph Golding
Joseph Golding Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years
I served as a communications officer aboard USS PROVIDENCE (CLG-6) during the Vietnam War and as a logistics officer at Navy HQ London during Desert Storm.

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