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
Aaron Werbel Class of 1984
Navy, 12 Years Currently a Commander stationed at Headquarters, Marine Corps in Quantico, VA.
Andrew Janssen Class of 1975
Navy, 5 Years USN 1983-'88, stationed in San Diego but sailing the Pacific most days in a Guilded Missile Destroyer, the USS LYNDE MCCORMICK (DDG-8), and then as an instructor & staffer at Naval Training Station, Pacific. Hon Discharge as E-5 in 1988.
Charles Kincaid Class of 1989
Army, 15 Years Served 9 years in active duty (1991-2000) and joined the Army Reserves in 2001, attended Drill Sergeant School in 2004. Will be promoted to E-8 in Fall 2007.
Dale R. Leslie Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years 21 months, 22 days, three hours and 15 minutes @ Ft. Greely, Alaska; Buckeroo Snowman DJ on American Forces Radio and Television Service; serving the Yukon with Yuks Yuks!
Damian Stone Class of 1992
Army, 10 Years He is in Iraq now
Dan Schmidt Class of 1968
Navy, 3 Years stationed on uss cacapon ao52 west-pac cruise twice gulf of tonkin 69-71 vietnam era
Dennis Griffin Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years 1983-2003 Desert Shield/ Desert Storm
Dylan Goldman Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 13 Years Currently A Gunnery Sergeant In the Marine Corps at Kaneohe Bay Hawaii
Edward C. Oxley Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years Ed and Cheryl Love Oxley live in Tecumseh, MI where he taught and coached high school basketball. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Ed captained the men's track team his senior year, 1969-70. For the physical demands of the U.S. Army Basic Training, he was overly qualified. Ed's father was Charles Oxley who headed the AA Recreation Department.
Flora Herrera Class of 1995
Army, 6 Years Currently a specialist in the Ypsilanti Armory
George Henry Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years Seven years active, 25 total active and ready reserve. Navigator, Instructor Navigator, Operational Plans Officer for Air Rescue Service. Flew C-130s, T-29s, and T-43s (B737s). Retired as Lieutenant Colonel
Graham T> Leslie Class of 2000
Navy, 3 Years After graduating from Michigan State University (2005), where he played in the MSU Spartan Marching Band, Graham entered the Navy and is currently assigned to a helicopter squadron on board the George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier anchored at Dubai.
Graham Tyson Leslie Class of 2000
Navy, 5 Years Graham was the third consecutive generation of Leslies to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. He was assigned to the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier and during his tour, he sailed the Suez Canal and (in a smaller ship) the Panama Canal. He was honorably discharged in June, 2013 after five years of service to his country.
James Lee Blaylock Class of 1966
Army, 4 Years Jim was an Army journalist who was stationed with his wife, Karen, in Thailand, 1970-74. They now reside in Winston Salem, NC.
Kelley M. Snyder Class of 1977
National Guard, 18 Years Michigan Army National Guard Enlisted in 1982 Commissioned in 1990 Retire in 2009 I am proud to serve my country!!
Kelson Smith Class of 1998
Army, 5 Years Currently serving in WA.
Mark Bedolla Class of 1998
Air Force, 8 Years Currently a Staff Sergeant stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
Michael Sean Schindler Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years I served in the Army 30 years from 1970 to 2000 as a Ranger, Combat Soldier( Vietnam, Panama, Gulf War, Colombia, Kosovo, plus many other combat missions), Sniper, Drill Instructor, Infantry Company First Sergeant, Sniper Instructor. I retired as a Sergeant Major in 2000.
Natesh Rao Class of 1991
Navy, 12 Years I am a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy stationed in Washington State. I fly attack jets and have made multiple combat deployments on various aircraft carriers
Pete Kemfp Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years Currently stationed with VP-92, NAS Brunswick, Brunswick, ME.
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