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

Allen Whitney Cpl. Whitney
Allen Whitney Cpl. Whitney Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Field wireman,Radio operator,jeep driver F-15 HF communications safety Op. Helo Landing and take off guide Rifle Expert 2 awards Embarkation NCO Marine Air Corp Squadron 4, okinawa,Japan. Com NCO Pohang Pen, South Korea . Switch communications NCO Base operator Lineman Rifle Coach 29 Palms,CA wire platoon NCO Safety NCO
Atrel Hendrson
Atrel Hendrson Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years
Retired as a Sergeant Major from the U.S. Army with 32 years of service. Spent a year in Vietnam 1968-1969 as an infantryman with the 1st Cavalry Division.
Bernard J. "Bernie" Brown
Bernard J. "Bernie" Brown Class of 1967
Army, 6 Years
US Army Patrol Boats Riverine (PBRs) Vietnam
Chris Bisbee
Chris Bisbee Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years
Chief Builder. Served with NMCB 40, NMCB 3, NSU State Department (Germany, India, Laos, Thailand, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Poland), NCTC Port Hueneme, 31st SRG, CFA Chinhae, and NMCB 22. Iraq Campaign vet. Retired 2009.
Chuck Goslin
Chuck Goslin Class of 1968
Army, 5 Years
Served Two Tours In Vietnam
Chuck Peek
Chuck Peek Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years
served 2 tours in Vietnam finishing my obligated service at the Naval Training Center in Waukegan, Illinois at the Electronics Technician School.
Dave Butcher
Dave Butcher Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years
Enlisted April fools day 1969. Basic at San Diego, CA Aviation Electrician "A" School Jacksonville, FL. Transfered to 6th Fleet aboard aircraft carrier USS Wasp CVS 18, V3 Division. Positions included tow tractor driver & plane director. I served as plane director on both the hanger deck and flight deck. I loved working the flight deck. especially at nights when you know a jet is coming in but you can't see it until it hits the deck. what a rush. Transferd from the Wasp in late "71" when she was decomissioned, To VS24 "Air Anti Submarine Squadron 24" as a plane captain for S2G Viking Aircraft. Stationed at Quonset Point, RI. The same base where the Wasp was ported and the same place where the USS Intrepid CVS11 was ported. The ship that the squadron was attached to. On both ships we sailed to every port in Europe, the Mediteranian sea, The Artic Circle, and the Carribean. And most ports on the Eastern US. I really enjoyed my tour and I would have made it a career if it wasn't for all of the negative crap we got whenever someone knew you were in the service. I left as an E4 in March of "73" regretable. I am proud to say though that both of my sons are makeing a career of it. Josh is a SSGT with the 79th Fighter Squadron at Shaw AFB SC. with 3 tours in the middle East and Travis is a SGT with the 40 Tansportation CO at FT Lewis WA. Travis just finished his tour in the Suni triangle in Iraq.
Don Byrd
Don Byrd Class of 1960
Navy, 6 Years
Served on the USS O'Bannon DDE450 stationed out of Pearl Harbor.
Dustin Witherspoon
Dustin Witherspoon Class of 1989
Army Reserves, 8 Years
E5 SGT with MOS as a 91B (Combat Medic) for the 4223rd US Army Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Honorably discharged for years served.
Ian Weeks
Ian Weeks Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 5 Years
Airframes mechanic: CH-53D
Jack Amick
Jack Amick Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
F-4 Radar B-1B Instruments & Flight Controls
James M. (Jimmi) Gilmore
James M. (Jimmi) Gilmore Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Enlisted June 27th, 67. Boot Camp MCRD San Diego. ITR Camp Pendleton. Parachute Riggers School, Class 744, Lakehurst, New Jersey. Assigned HMS, El Toro. Transferred to HMS-33, MAG-33,3rd MAW MCAS Kaneohe, Hi. in March, 68. Aug. 70 PCSed to HMS-24, New River, North Carolina. Jan. 71, PCSed to HMS-13, MAG-13, !st-MAW, MCAF, Marble Mountain, Rep. of Viet Nam. May, 71, Unit rotated back to "The World", MCAF (Helicopter), Tustin, Calif. Honorably discharged May 21st. 71 with the rank of Sergeant E-5. Married Karen (Absher), on Feb. 5th 1974. Jessikah Marie Gilmore was born on Dec. 17th, 1974. Lindsay Melissa Gilmore was born on July 10th, 1978. My reaction to Jimmie Carter killing the Marines in the desert on their way to rescue the Iranian Hostages was to join the Nebraska Air National Guard in Jan 1981. In March, 1981, became full time civil servant, WG-9. In March, 1983, was assigned to Active Duty, title 32,at the rank of Staff Sergeant, E-6. On Sept. 12, 2001, deployed to Over Seas (Europe) base with 155 ARG to support forces in response to attack on World Trade Center. Retired on Aug. 31st,2002 with the rank of MSgt. E-7. Am enjoying life with Karen who retired in 2011 from Lincoln Public Schools as a Teacher of Gifted children. We have four Grand children, Zan, 14 yrs, Saeje, 11 yrs,(Jessikah). Joaquin, 10 yrs, and James, 6yrs, (Lindsay). Our daughter Lindsay enlisted in the Nebr. Air Guard in April of 1996, and went to basic after graduation form Lincoln High in Sept. 1996. She is in her 19th year and will soon be promoted to MSgt. E-7.
Jason Fink
Jason Fink Class of 1998
Air Force, 2 Years
Was an Air Traffic Controller in the United Stated Air Force. I went to basic at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. My tech school was at Keeler AFB, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Then I was stationed here at Offutt.
Jeff Gustafson
Jeff Gustafson Class of 1997
Navy, 9 Years
Currently serving as a Drill Instructor at the Navy Bootcamp. I am currently a battle stations faciliator at the Navy newest destroyer, USS Trayer. It's the capstone for the recruit's bootcamp experience.
Jerry Wells
Jerry Wells Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
Enlisted in the AF in December 1966, served four years and discharged in December 1970. Attended East Texas State University, served in the Active AF Reserves at Carswell AFB, Texas until graduation in 1974. After graduation, enrolled in AFROTC at UNO, obtained my commission in May 1976 and entered active duty with the Air Force on September 1976. I retired in August 1992.
Joseph Papke
Joseph Papke Class of 1963
Army, 4 Years
Chief Warrant Officer, 1967-68, B Troop 7/17 Air Cavalry Sqd., Combat Scout & Lift Pilot, Central Higlands, R.V.N. 1968-70, Hq. Co. 24th Div., Augsburg, West Germany, Company Brigade I.P., 1968/70
kevin brunt
kevin brunt Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 4 Years
1982 to1986
Larry Clay
Larry Clay Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
Army golf team on Okinawa for 18 months.
Larry M. Mickey
Larry M. Mickey Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years
HM2 at discharge April '72. Duty stations - Key West, FL Camp Pendleton, CA Dai Loc, Vietnam Sasebo, Japan Corpsman with the 1st Mar 1st Div M Co 3rd Squad in Vietnam '69 to '70, lived with the villagers Northeast of Hill 37
Larry Wiley
Larry Wiley Class of 1963
Navy, 7 Years
Hospital Corpsman

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