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

darryl hayes
darryl hayes Class of 1983
Army, 6 Years
served in two branches of the military the army 82 airborne division and the us coastguard station boston
Dave Devine
Dave Devine Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years
I was in Viet Nam '69 and '70 and was stationed out base camp Cu Chi with the 25th Infantry Division as fire direction for a battery of 105 howitzers.I recieved 2 Army Accommodation Medals as well as a Bronze Star.
Diana ALBRO Parkison
Diana ALBRO Parkison Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years
Service active duty 1964 to 1966. While on active duty I was stationed at Treasure Island and had the honor to servce as Fleet Adminal Nimitz's Yeoman. After active duty I served in the US Navy Reserve, serving as a "Tech" with the US Naval Special Warfare Group, Units and SEAL Teams and ending up serving with Joint Special Operations Command. Retiring from the Navy Reserves in 2001
Donald R Steiner
Donald R Steiner Class of 1947
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served in Navy, Y2 (1947-51) serving aboard ship pacific fleet and then Pentagon); later 6 years in Oregon National Guard (Army, Chaplain, Capt); finally retired, Chaplain, Col USAF,1984. (They kept catching up with me and I had to keep on the move [lol].)
Donald Steiner
Donald Steiner Class of 1947
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired,Chaplain, LTC, USAF; and Presbyterian Church (USA) Minister.
Douglas H. Parris
Douglas H. Parris Class of 1967
Air Force, 3 Years
Died in Viet Nam. No details available.
Gary R Eklund
Gary R Eklund Class of 1957
Navy, 20+ Years
Joined Jan 1968 to 1988
Gary R Eklund
Gary R Eklund Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years
Joined Navy in January 1968 retired in March of 1988
James (Jim) R. Marsh
James (Jim) R. Marsh Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
1964-1988 as a medical technician in active duty USAF with 2 1/2 years in Viet Nam. Retired as E-8 (SMSgt) superintendent of clinical services. 4 year BS in Nursing after retirement.
Jim Balz
Jim Balz Class of 1964
Navy, 6 Years
Professor of Surgery Portsmouth Naval Hospital Fleet Surgeon T. Roosevelt and A. Lincoln Battle Groups
Larry Nelson
Larry Nelson Class of 1987
Navy, 8 Years
Still serving in the Navy reserve with SEAL Team 18. Did 5 years active duty and then went in to the reserve program in 2007.
Larry Nelson
Larry Nelson Class of 1987
Navy, 13 Years
NSW ST-18. Just returned from Afghanistan 2012-13.
peter haskin
peter haskin Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years
us navy submarine service --- uss nathanael greene ssbn 636 (gold). " we dove deeper,and stayed longer". at sea in 1968 about 100 miles from the scorpion when it sank with all hands. here's to our shipmates on eternal patrol.
Peter R. Haskin
Peter R. Haskin Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years
Served in the Submarine Service from '67 - '70. Based in Key West, Groton, Conn. and Charleston, S.C. My boat was the USS Nathanael Greene SSBN 636. Underway on nuclear power !
Thomas Harold Walker
Thomas Harold Walker Class of 1953
Army, 3 Years
Enlisted in Airborne Served in Ft. Bragg N.C . Six Months in Germany in A Tank Bn. Last 6 mo. in Mojive Destert Ca. Tank gunnery range.
Thomas Harold Walker
Thomas Harold Walker Class of 1953
Army, 3 Years
82 nd Airborne Div.
Walter R. Keller
Walter R. Keller Class of 1947
Air Force, 20+ Years
Fighter pilot in Korea, 100 missions, and served in SEA. Served in Pentagon and Airforce Weapons Laboratory as a Nuclear Weapons Project Engineer. Attended University of New Mexico Law School and practiced as a Patent Attorney. Retired fron a corporate excutive position in 2000.

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Class of '73

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