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

Charles Weyhenmeyer
Charles Weyhenmeyer Class of 1965
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
2+ years active duty. 20 plus years active USAR. Retired list 1994 as an 06. Company and Battalion Commander of Combat Service Support Units. Final assignment 85th Division Training as Director of the COSCOM exercise branch
Clint York
Clint York Class of 2001
Army, 5 Years
Did recon missions and disabled land mines during two tours in iraq and Kuwait with Task Force 2/69 became nominee for Soldier of the year. Recieved many awards and honors for meritorial service during years in Army
Curt Renz
Curt Renz Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years
Drafted, 1968. Sergeant with First Cavalry Division in Vietnam
David Wadleigh
David Wadleigh Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
Enlisted through E-5 1970 to 1976. Aviator 1976 to 1996 retirement.
don jackson
don jackson Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years
USS Ranger Viet-Nam 64-65 Uss North Hampton 65-68
Ed Michaels
Ed Michaels Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years
B-52 electronics technician, 66-70 92nd Bomb Wing SAC Fairchild, Anderson & U Tapao AFB.
Edward Finlay
Edward Finlay Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Securiy Police for 21 years Desert Shield and Desert Storm
gordon k fleming
gordon k fleming Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years
Army Aviation 68-69 Red Beach Da Nang Rep. SVN.
Greg Duffey
Greg Duffey Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years
3rd Battalion 81st Field Artillery - Korea
Greg Lucht
Greg Lucht Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
Enlisted (Steve Naffziger was in my group). Sent to Germany as a mechanic in a Pershing Nuke Missile unit during the Cold War. Got out in '72, went to college and was commissioned in Armor in 79. Went on to serve in Armor and Cavalry units in the US and Germany. Serve in IFOR Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia). Retired in 96 as a Major.
Guy Sochor
Guy Sochor Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years
Joined in May of '73. Went to Great Lakes for basic training, and NAS Memphis for schooling in aviation electronics. After "seeing the world", retired in February of '97.
Jack Peerkins
Jack Peerkins Class of 1995
Army, 2 Years
1969-1071, Medical Corpsman (Sp 5), 1970-1971 589th Engr Bn and 864th Engr Bn, Vietnam.
Jack Prendergast
Jack Prendergast Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years
Navy Rear Admiral currently serving on the Joint Staff (Pentagon).
Jack Prendergast
Jack Prendergast Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years
Had a great 30+ year Navy career that spanned the globe. Retired as a Rear Admiral in 1979.
Jerry mosenson
Jerry mosenson Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years
Served 4 years in the Navy from march 1967 - January 1971 during Viet Nam War aboard two Navy aircraft carriers, USS Shangri-la (CVA 38) and USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA -42) deployed in the Mediterranean Sea.
Jim Lenz
Jim Lenz Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
Motor vehicle operator
Jm Meyers
Jm Meyers Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
Spec5, US Army Finance, Quang Tri, Vitnam 1970-1971
john mcglynn
john mcglynn Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 9 Years
Kevin Gerrard
Kevin Gerrard Class of 1974
Air Force, 8 Years
7th SPS, Bth Air Force Carswell AFB, TX 126th SPF, 8th Air Force ORD, IL
Mark Neargarder
Mark Neargarder Class of 1979
Air Force, 9 Years
Air Force officer for 9 years. Achieved rank of Captain. Worked in Weapon Systems Development and Acquisition. Assignments in: Los Angeles, CA; Hanscom AFB, MA; and Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.

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