Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Craig Casey Muhs
Craig Casey Muhs Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
Went into the U.S. Army on Jan. 3, 1967 (Denny Permann's birthday) and got out in Dec. of 1969!! Spent 2 & half years in Germany where I started two newspapers, one monthly for the troops and one for the dependents every 4 mo.!! Got out as an E-5, company clerk and without an article 15, whew!!! Hahahaha!!! I loved Europe and wished I would've got out over there!! I traveled most of Germany, Austria & Switzerland!! Made it to the Octoberfest in Munich where the 5 of us had a police escort out of the city, hahahaha!!! The 5 of us tried to take on 10,000 Germans in a brawl, we lost!!! But the rest of the tour was awesome, loved to visit antique architecture buildings, festivals and the people were awesome also!!! Peace with a smile, still a hippie, Casey!! We had it right back in the 60-70s don't U know!!!!!!!!!
Dan Schlimgen
Dan Schlimgen Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years
Retired Colonel, currently living in San Antonio, TX. Married to Connie Roth (class of '67).
Gary Kummer
Gary Kummer Class of 1980
Navy, 6 Years
Served onboard US Submarine USS Guitarro SSN 665. Currently working alongside the United States Army in Iraq as a civilian cyber warfare analysis.
Gerry Leischner
Gerry Leischner Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years
Two years active duty at the US Military Academy, West Point, NY as assistant basketball coach and assistant alumni director. Twenty years in the Reserves as an Instructor.
Jonathan (Jon) F Schwarz
Jonathan (Jon) F Schwarz Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Enlisted 1973, Military Police, then Criminal Investigator, then selected for Warrant Officer and became an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Officer, selected for the "Limited Duty Officer Program" and commissioned a Lt. and retired as a Captain of Marines.
Robert (Bob) Sinkbeil
Robert (Bob) Sinkbeil Class of 1962
Navy, 20+ Years
I spent nearly 27 years on active duty and retired in July 1991 as a Master Chief Cryptologist. I enjoyed my time in the Navy and still miss it after being retired for 20 years.
Steven Ogden
Steven Ogden Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
Served one year in Fort Huachuca, Arizona and one year in Vietnam with my last job being the Commanding Officer of a Combat Engineering company. Made lots of friends.
Wayne Boddicker
Wayne Boddicker Class of 1965
Navy, 3 Years
Went to boot camp in San Diego with eight fellow classmates from the 65 graduating class. After electronics school, I served as a Sonarman on the USS McKean DD784, home port Long Beach, for three years, completing a six month tour off Viet Nam in 66, 67, and 68. Honorable discharge in 68, was married, have two children. Have lived in Sioux Falls, Streamwood, Ill, and currently in Franktown, CO. Now retired and enjoying the good life building antler chandeliers and lamps as a hobby.

Classmates Spotlight

Parkston High School Classmates

Lynette Roth
Class of '71

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