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

David Mixa
David Mixa Class of 1971
Navy, 6 Years
Rendered honorable service in the US Navy Nuclear Program from January 1972 to January 1978 on USS Guadalcanal, LPH-7, USS Holland AS-32, and the commissioning crew of the USS Virginia, CGN-37. Duty stations included Norfolk, VA, Bainbridge, MD, Saratoga Springs, NY, Charleston, SC, Bremerton, WA, Holyloch, Scotland, and Portsmith Naval Shipyard, Portsmith, VA. My military service taught me to love America and those I served. If I had my life to live all over again I wouldn't change a thing.
Denny Ganz
Denny Ganz Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years
Worked in base communications and then crossed over into the United States Air Force Security Service and the National Security Agency. Served at Lockbourne Air Force Base in Columbus, Ohio, Karamursel Common Defense Installation, Karamursel, Turkey, and ended up at the National Security Agency on Fort Meade, MD
Harold  Winterhalter
Harold Winterhalter Class of 1953
Army, 2 Years
Paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division
Harold Winterhalter
Harold Winterhalter Class of 1953
Army, 2 Years
Paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division and the 82nd Airborne Division
Marvin Dwight Johnson
Marvin Dwight Johnson Class of 1953
Army, 2 Years
Served as a Military Stenographer in the 52nd Artillery Group that worked with Honest John Rockets. Most of the service time was spent at The Adjutant General's School at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indianapolis, Indiana and Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma. Served from mid 1958 to 1960 .
richard hokanson
richard hokanson Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years
Served with the United States Armies 4th Infantry Division Dec. 1961 to Aug 1964. My Battlegroup the 1st BalttleGroup 8th Infantry was airlifted to Germany in Jan of 1962 and we were rotated into Berlin, Germany when the Berlin wall was being bulit. We returned to Fort Lewis Washington where I stayed until discharge in August of 1964. A footnote during the Cuban Missile Crisis we were trucked to McChord Air Force Base nearby and spent the night on the tarmac awaiting to deploy if President Kennedy authorized a invasion of Cuba. Most people don't realize how close to war we were at that time.
Steven Rust
Steven Rust Class of 1971
Army, 7 Years
Joined Army the same week he graduated from high school. He was killed on base in Georgia on Mother's Day in 1978.
Terry Gullickson-Perl
Terry Gullickson-Perl Class of 1978
Army, 3 Years
Scored a 150 on I.Q. and landed in Secret Intelligence, Morse Code Operator, during peace time.
Woody Libor
Woody Libor Class of 1962
Army, 6 Years
Military Police in Korea 1964-1965 Army administration 1965-1966 Fort Carson, Colo. Honorably discharged 1969

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Class of '63

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