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

Andy Adams
Andy Adams Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years
Spent 5 years on active duty - 3 on a WWII destroyer and 2 on a supercarrier (JFK) as an engineering officer. Spent 17 years in the Naval Reserve as an Engineering Duty Officer (part of the Navy that designs, builds and repairs ships). Retired as a CDR (0-5) in 1994.
Billy Spencer
Billy Spencer Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years
Okinawa, Japan (88-90) Langley AFB, VA (90-92) Spangdahlem AB, Germany (92-96) Nellis AFB, NV (96-01) Peterson AFB, CO (01-08) The picture used here is me standing next to Toby Keith taken in Baghdad sometime between April-Sept 2007.
Bryan Doyle
Bryan Doyle Class of 1983
Army, 8 Years
Served with Aco 8/101st Airborne Division in 90/91 in Desert Storm. Currently working in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom..
Dennis Myrick
Dennis Myrick Class of 1974
Army, 2 Years
Served in Ansbach, Germany. Went to school for ADP and 360-30 computer operator. Won the Outstanding Athlete Award in the German -American Track Meet.
Ed Mehrhoff
Ed Mehrhoff Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
24 years Air Force
John Allen Baumbach
John Allen Baumbach Class of 1964
Army, 6 Years
DatesOfService: Nov1969 - Dec1975: 3 yrs active; 3yrs inactive. Basic Infantry at Fort Leonard Wood; Counter-battery radar and Target-acquisition at Fort Sill. Overseas 13 months with 3'rd Battalion, 81st Field Artillery, Regimental Head Quarters Battery, Battalion S3 Field Operations, ICORP, South Korea. Regimental distinctive insignia motto => "Libertas Justitia Humanitas".
John Baumbach
John Baumbach Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years
Dates of service: Nov 1969 - Dec 1975. 3 yrs active; 3yrs inactive. Trained in Basic Infantry at Fort Leonardwood; Field Artillery, counter battery radar and target acquisition at Fort Sill. Overseas duty 13 months with the 81st Field Artillery, Regimental Head Quarters Battalion, S3 Field Operations, ICORP, South Korea.
John Martin Stepp
John Martin Stepp Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years
John M. Stepp served as an active duty Army Chaplain for twenty years. He deployed 6 times on real world mission, including three tours of Iraq.
John Martin Stepp
John Martin Stepp Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years
Leonard (Frank) Massey
Leonard (Frank) Massey Class of 1981
Navy, 4 Years
I was stationed in Beeville TX. It was a training command for Pilots.
Randy Lee Williams
Randy Lee Williams Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Retired in 2006 after 25+ years of service as a Colonel and Middle East Foreign Area Officer. Began his career in the Infantry. Served over 11 years focused on the Middle East with US Central Command, DIA, and US Embassies in Jordan and Kuwait, and with multiple visits to Iraq, Syria, Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa. Met some great Americans over the years and was proud to serve
Robert W. Hill
Robert W. Hill Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years
Stationed: Korea 1978-79 Ft. Hood, TX 1979-80 Ft. Riley, KS 1980-1982 Germany 1982-85 Ft. McClellan, AL 1985-1993 Korea 1989 Brookings, SD 1993-1996 Korea 1996-1998
Scott Wiley
Scott Wiley Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years
UH-60 Blackhawk Air Assault Helicopter Pilot. 2 tours in Iraq 25 plus years, still serving.
Shannon Shy
Shannon Shy Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Officer Candidate School 1986 Marine Officer Basic School 1988-1989 Naval Justice School 1989 3d FSSG, Okinawa, Japan 1989 - 1992 MCB Camp Pendleton CA 1992 - 1994 TJAGSA 1994 - 19951 MCB Camp Lejeune NC 1995 - 1998 HQ Marine Corps Pentagon 1998 - 2007 11 years active; 10 years reserve. Retired LtCol 2007
steve barner
steve barner Class of 1964
Army, 5 Years
army security agency- pacific 4 yrs over there
steve barner
steve barner Class of 1964
Army, 4 Years
served 4and a half years all overseas in the pacific area never been so glad to kiss american soil when i got back served 1966-1970missed a lot of things that went on in america while i was gone
Steve Manson
Steve Manson Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years
Served in the Navy for 22 years. Retired in February 2007. I retired as a Senior Chief Information Systems Technician with a Surface Warfare designation.
sue beekman crouch
sue beekman crouch Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
reporter for The Ft Leonard Wood Guideon.
Thomas Blume
Thomas Blume Class of 1995
Air Force, 6 Years
Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Craftsman/ 2A373B/ F-16CG/ F-117A Crew Chief/ Aviano AB, Italy, Holloman AFB, New Mexico 04-1999 till 04-2005.
Tim Creath
Tim Creath Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years
Served from June 1971 to June 1991. Chased hurricanes for 3 years, tracked Soviet submarines for 9 years, went to graduate school, was XO of a commsta, and director of a school. Lived in Florida, Oregon, California, Hawaii, Sicily, and New Jersey. Travelled around the world--3 oceans, 5 continents.

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