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

Autumn Gillespie (Deedon)
Autumn Gillespie (Deedon) Class of 1987
Navy, 11 Years
USN 4 yrs active 7 yrs USN Reserve
Dale William Smith
Dale William Smith Class of 1960
Army, 20+ Years
Army EOD Master Bomb Tech. Retired as MSG. Dale passed on in January of 2002 after a brief illness. He rests at Arlington National Cemetery.
Darrell  Nick Flannery
Darrell Nick Flannery Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years
Served in Vietnam 1968-1969. Served 3 yrs active duty. Then went into the Reserves - 372nd Engr Gp in Des Moines. During this time I went back to Iowa State for an Engineering degree. In 1984 bacame an Active Duty Reservist. I served until Dec 2003 when I retired as a Colonel. Last assignment was the Petagon.
Don Greenfield (Spider)
Don Greenfield (Spider) Class of 1952
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
GYSGT Small UNit Leader
Donald Ash
Donald Ash Class of 1942
Navy, 4 Years
27 months combat zones Solomon Islands as Corpsman for Navy and Marines WW2. Purple Heart Award
Donald E Hart
Donald E Hart Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years
Bakery instructor, quartermaster school Ft Lee, VA. 2yrs. Served 1yr in S. Korea.
Donald Hart
Donald Hart Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years
Ft. Lee, VA and Reno Hill, S. Korea. Cook, baker, mess steward. Bakery instructor at Quartermaster School. Spec5
Donald R Smith
Donald R Smith Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
23 years total, 2 tours Viet Nam (and Laos), Bronze Star and two Meritorious Service Medals and numerous others. Total 8 years in Thailand and one year in Myanmar as civilian interpreter for doctors.
Jamie Larson
Jamie Larson Class of 1989
National Guard, 20+ Years
USMC 1989-1993 IA Army National Guard 1998-present
Jim Smith
Jim Smith Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years
USAF Staff Sgt. Served in Shreveport Louisiana, and in South Korea.
Myrna E. Foster
Myrna E. Foster Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years
Military Corrections / Military Police Photo on NHS Wall of Fame (1988)
Paul M. Wyman
Paul M. Wyman Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years
served on two ships USS ORION and the USS MT. WHITNEY home ported out of Norfolk VA. honorable discharged at the rank of Quarter Master 3rd class
Paul W Adair
Paul W Adair Class of 1959
Army, 20+ Years
I joined the US Navy in 1959 and served four years. Three years on a nuclear powered submaine out of New London, CT. I joined the US Army in 1964 and served most of that time in Special Forces, Green Berets, with two tours in Viet Nam and nine years in South America. I retired in 1987 with a total of 28 years in the military.
Richard  E.  Shafer
Richard E. Shafer Class of 1961
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
Joined National Guard August 9th 1964 3655 Heavy Equipment Maintenance Co .to August 8th 1970. Joined The Army Reserves Oct.13th 1972 372nd Engineer Gp. to Dec. 31st 1999 I was sent to Germany, 1984,1988,1990 Belguim, fall of 1990 and Honduras 1987
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Scott Steven Weinheimer
Scott Steven Weinheimer Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Machinist at Rock Island Arsinal in Rock Island , Illinois, also performs swim Qualifications for Marines all over the United States. Hopes to graduate from Coe College in 2010 and become Varsity swim coach at North Des Moines High School
Stephen Leazer
Stephen Leazer Class of 1957
Air Force, 8 Years
Strategic Air Command Airborne Radio Tech. Airborne Command Post In Flight Maintenance. Maintenance on Bombers and Tankers.
Tom Dunn
Tom Dunn Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 3 Years
69-72. MCRD / Camp Pendleton 69/70. 3rd Bn 7th Marines 70/71-- 3rd. Shore Party Bn. 3rd Marine Div Okinawa
Tyler Grenz
Tyler Grenz Class of 2009
Marine Corps, 1 Years
Deployed to Afghanistan
William Gray
William Gray Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years
I spent a total of 15 years with the Navy (active and Reserve) and currently a full time technician and member of the Iowa Air National Guard in Des Moines. During my time I have so far spent two tours in the Middle East (Persian Gulf/Iraq) and have been back on active duty three times since 9/11

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Jeremy Shoning
Class of '90

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