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

Adam C Schroeder
Adam C Schroeder Class of 2003
Air Force, 6 Years
Andrew Gronlund
Andrew Gronlund Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
Served 34+ years in the US Army.
Arthur Leible
Arthur Leible Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years
Signal Corps US Army MAJ
Brian Papenfuss
Brian Papenfuss Class of 1987
Army, 3 Years
I served in the Army from 1989 - 1992 in Baumholder Germany. I was a member of the 1991 All-Army wrestling team.
Brian Papenfuss
Brian Papenfuss Class of 1987
National Guard, 9 Years
After 3 years on active duty, I joined the National Guard as part of HHC 2-127 Inf. in Appleton Wisconsin.
Clyde Sweet
Clyde Sweet Class of 1966
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
Aviation Electronics Technician. Stationed in Calif, Fla, Ill, Puerto Rico, Ak, and Al. Retired in Feb 1998 with 30 years service at a rank of CWO3 (ELC)
Daniel Schrock
Daniel Schrock Class of 1989
Army, 12 Years
I was in the Army from Mar 1991 to Dec 2003. I was an Airborne Infantry Medic, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. Deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Mogadishu and Haiti. Did time in Germany and Korea. Medically Retired, Disabled Veteran.
David Wills
David Wills Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Dennis Kifer
Dennis Kifer Class of 1983
Navy, 10 Years
served 10 years in the navy as a signalman onboard two ships. I was deployed twice (Unitas and Med cruises). IWhen I got out in 95' I was an SM1 (E-6) First Class Petty Officer.
Douglas Hornburg
Douglas Hornburg Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 10 Years
I served in the Marine Corps from Feb 19, 1991 to Aug 21, 2001. My job was Signals Intelligence Analyst. I was Stationed at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Fort Meade (NSA) in Maryland, and 1st Marine Air Wing in Okinawa, Japan. I was deployed/did time in the: Philippines, South Korea, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Virginia, Hong Kong, Texas, and on the USS Belleau Wood LHA-3 ship.
gino heineman
gino heineman Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Platoon sgt 7212 stinger missile
James Peterson
James Peterson Class of 1979
Navy, 1 Years
Hospital Corpsman
Janice Sipple Dinerstein
Janice Sipple Dinerstein Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired Lt. Col. USAF Nurse Corp, 20 yrs of Active and Reserve duty. Served stateside and overseas. Recalled for Desert Storm. Had an honorable career.
Jim Morris, USAF, Retired
Jim Morris, USAF, Retired Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years
USAF Special Operation Pararescueman (PJ) duties included providing world-wide combat search & rescue behind enemy lines, high altitudes rescue, open ocean & sea rescue, arctic region rescue, jungle rescue mountain rescue, etc... Military training included Military Freefall Parachutist, Special Forces Combat Diver (SCUBA), USAF Special Operation Aircrew, USAF Ariel Gunner, Special Tactics Commando,, etc...
Jim Retzlaff
Jim Retzlaff Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
I was drafted into the US Army 1966 & 1967. I spent one year in Vietnam from Jun 66 to Jun 67.
Josh Berndt
Josh Berndt Class of 1998
Army, 7 Years
I have been in for 7 years and am a Staff Sergeant along with that I have served 2 tours over in Iraq with the famous 101st Airborne Division
Keith Allen
Keith Allen Class of 1978
Navy, 9 Years
USS Fort Snelling
kristen Schnese
kristen Schnese Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years
Served 4 years active duty Navy as a corpsman 3 years army reserve and 6 years Air Force reserve time both as an EMT/ medic both for a total of 13 years all together. Highest rank achieve tech sergeant E-6
Mark C Goyke
Mark C Goyke Class of 1972
Navy, 4 Years
As a member of the Navy Ceremonial Guard participated in some of our nation’s most prestigious ceremonies, including Presidential inaugurations and arrival ceremonies for foreign officials at the White House. In addition, the Navy Ceremonial Guard serves as the funeral escort and conducts all services for Navy personnel buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Serving at the pleasure of the President of the United States.
Patricia Moakler Cebula
Patricia Moakler Cebula Class of 1972
Army, 6 Years
Stationed stateside and 1 tour in Korea.

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Class of '76

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