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 Riise
Andy Riise Class of 1996
Army, 7 Years
Field Artillery Officer, Captain, stationed in Fort Sill, OK. Platoon Leader, Commanding General's Speechwriter, and Battery Commander. Currently in school. Heading back overseas as an advisor to the Iraqy Army. BIG GUNS - GO ARMY!
Buddy Gray
Buddy Gray Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Joined USMC in Dec 63 spent 4 years as a wireman/radio man including 1 year in veitnam with 1st Bn 3Mar 65/66. Discharged in 1967 as Sgt. E-5
Chris Bennett
Chris Bennett Class of 2001
National Guard, 6 Years
I am CH47 Chinook Helicopter Mechanic, and am currently deployed to Afghanistan
Dan Shelton
Dan Shelton Class of 1991
Navy, 4 Years
I joined the reserves 4 years ago and am proud to call myself a SeaBee..
Danny Shatswell
Danny Shatswell Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years
Spent 11 1/2 months in Viet Nam.
David C. Wilker Jr.
David C. Wilker Jr. Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years
I started out in Explosives Ordinance Disposal, transfered to Aircraft Maintenance (B-52G) and retrained into Communications Computers.
David White
David White Class of 1995
Army, 10 Years
Army Intelligence, resigned April 06 as a Chief Warrant Officer
Douglas DeGraff
Douglas DeGraff Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years
Jet Engine Technician Stationed at Castle AFB, Atwater Ca. Kadena AFB, Okinawa Japan RAF Upper Heyford Oxforshire England Edwards AFB Rosamond Ca. worked on B-52, KC-135A, F-4, F-111 and B-2
Ed Hart
Ed Hart Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Was the best move I ever made, lost track of most my friends though
Gerald Vice
Gerald Vice Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Joined Air force after Graduated and retired from it in 1989. Two tours in Viet nam and five tours in thailand during the viet nam war
jeffrey t, hanley
jeffrey t, hanley Class of 1987
Army, 12 Years
served 5 years as a navy medic, then went back in the army as a paramedic and have currently deployed Iraq 3 times
Jessica Johnson Hutcheson
Jessica Johnson Hutcheson Class of 1990
Army, 10 Years
I served for 2 years as an Army Medic at Letterman Hospital in San Fransisco and after a full ride scholarship through the ROTC at University of California, Berkeley served as an officer in the Army as a Commander in the Medical Corp.
Joe Kendall
Joe Kendall Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Operation Enduring Freedom, Liberian Evacuation/Peace Keeping, Operation Iraqi Freedom 1,2 1st Batallion 8th Marines
Joe Kendall
Joe Kendall Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 4 Years
1st Bn 8th Marines Camp Lejune NC Tours- Liberia,Iraq (2003) Iraq (2004) Fallujah Oct-Jan '05
Joseph Kendall
Joseph Kendall Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Served as a Infantryman in the marine corps with deployments to Iraq, Liberia, and the Mediterranean Sea.
Joshua E Love
Joshua E Love Class of 2002
Army, 13 Years
Serving 13+ years as a Aircraft Structual Repairer and coming up on my ETS in October. Deployed four times, 2 Iraq and 2 Afghani-land (Afghanistan). Hoping to attend college at Embry Riddle in the fall (I know, 13 years late, right?)
Katherine Snider
Katherine Snider Class of 1980
Army, 4 Years
Sergeant, Military Intelligence:Korean Linguist/Translator-Transcriber and Radio-Telephone Cryptologist
Kenneth Lu
Kenneth Lu Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 12 Years
Gunnery Sergeant, USMC '98 - '10, Infantry Platoon Sergeant and Marine Embassy Guard East Timor Northern Kuwait Algeria Iraq Russia Estonia
Kent Gripenstraw
Kent Gripenstraw Class of 1958
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served 20 years in Air Force bands, retiring as a Master Sergeant in 1982. Played for 5 Presidents, beginning with Pres. Kennedy and many dignitaries and celebrities.
Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson Class of 2003
Army, 9 Years
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