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
Arthur Leible Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years Signal Corps US Army MAJ
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 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 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 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 Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 20+ Years Major
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 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 Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 6 Years Platoon sgt 7212 stinger missile
James Peterson Class of 1979
Navy, 1 Years Hospital Corpsman
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 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 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 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 Class of 1978
Navy, 9 Years USS Fort Snelling
Patricia Moakler Cebula Class of 1972
Army, 6 Years Stationed stateside and 1 tour in Korea.
Paul Schneider Class of 2002
Navy, 3 Years Making oxygen for pilots and fixing broken machines.
Peter Allen Class of 1962
Army Reserves, 20+ Years Drafted for Viet Nam War. Served for 23 mths and 21 days. Joined the reserves after that and retired with 27 good years of service. Called to active duty for Bush War I in 1991 for 5mths and again for Bush War II 90 days as a Nurse Anesthetist. Took care of Jessica Dawn Lynch in Germany after she was back from being a POW. As close to a war hero in my career.
Richard J. McHugh Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years Retired Chief Warrant Officer. Served onboard USS NASSAU (LHA 4), Intelligence Center Pacific, Defense Communications Agency/Joint Data Systems Support Activity, Joint Chiefs of Staff, USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN 69), USS SAIPAN (LHA 2), Commander-in-Chief United States Atlantic Fleet.
Sean Rehder Class of 1988
National Guard, 8 Years Infantry Medic, Charlie Company 2/127 (Oshkosh, Wi)
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