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

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.
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
Patricia Moakler Cebula
Patricia Moakler Cebula Class of 1972
Army, 6 Years
Stationed stateside and 1 tour in Korea.
Paul Schneider
Paul Schneider Class of 2002
Navy, 3 Years
Making oxygen for pilots and fixing broken machines.
Peter Allen
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
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
Sean Rehder Class of 1988
National Guard, 8 Years
Infantry Medic, Charlie Company 2/127 (Oshkosh, Wi)
Stephen H Derber
Stephen H Derber Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years
Stationed in California, S. Korea, Japan, Guam and Louisiana in the field of Aircraft Electronics. Aircraft: F-4, F-104, C-130, C-141, C-5, B-52 and a mix of others.
Teresa Kuhn
Teresa Kuhn Class of 2003
Navy, 4 Years
Aviation Ordnanceman Petty Officer 2nd Class Aviation Warfare Specialist USS Ronald Reagan/ USS Nimitz - Stationed out of San Diego, CA Two West Pac tours

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Vickie Flegler
Class of '73

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