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

Adrian Lassiter
Adrian Lassiter Class of 2006
Air Force, 9 Years
Medic
Billy R. Stephens
Billy R. Stephens Class of 1989
Air Force, 4 Years
Instrumentation and Telemtry Specialist
Brad Starnes
Brad Starnes Class of 1999
Air Force, 6 Years
Aerospace Propulsion Technician: B1 Bomber / A 10 Warthog
Brandon Dansfiell
Brandon Dansfiell Class of 1998
Army, 4 Years
Infantryman served under Cco. 3-71CAV. In 2006-2007 we deployed to the Nuristan area in Afghanistan for 16months. At this time we had been the furthest north in Afghanistan than any American before us; located in the Hindu Kush mountains.
Brandon W. Burns
Brandon W. Burns Class of 2003
Army, 4 Years
Engineer - Operation Iraqi Freedom - 2004 to 2005 Infantry - Operation Iraqi Freedom - 2006 to 2007
Brooke Bennett
Brooke Bennett Class of 1996
Air Force, 9 Years
I served for 9 years in the Air Force. I separated September 2014 to go back to school to get my nursing degree. After my deployment Wounded Warriors had a special place in my heart. I love my AF and I loved serving. I will be back after I finish my RN as an officer.
Captain Steve "Buda" Bofferding
Captain Steve "Buda" Bofferding Class of 1997
Air Force, 4 Years
Currently flying the F-15E Strike Eagle in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Captain Steve "Buda" Bofferding
Captain Steve "Buda" Bofferding Class of 1997
Air Force, 4 Years
Currently flying the F-15E Strike Eagle in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Casey Esch
Casey Esch Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 2 Years
Infantry
Casey Joyce
Casey Joyce Class of 1987
Army, 6 Years
Served in Task Force Ranger in Somalia. KIA October 3, 1993
Casey Joyce
Casey Joyce Class of 1987
Army, 6 Years
Served in Somalia
Charles Merkel
Charles Merkel Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
2007 - Present Commanding Officer, Cruise Missile Support Activity, Pacific Camp Smith, Hawaii 2005 - 2007 Commanding Officer, Submarine Training Center Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 2003 - 2005 Deputy Commander, Submarine Squadron SEVEN, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 2000 - 2003 Commanding Officer, USS KEY WEST (SSN 722) Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 1997 - 1999 Staff Assignment for Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion, Washington DC 1995 - 1997 Executive Officer USS TUNNY (SSN 682) Pearl Harbor Hawaii 1993 - 1995 Staff Assignment COMSUBPAC, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 1990 - 1993 Navigator, USS OMAHA (SSN 692), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 1987 - 1990 Instructor, Nuclear Power Training Unit, Idaho Falls, Idaho 1984 - 1987 Junior Officer, USS BREMERTON (SSN 698), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 1980 - 1984 Various Training Assignments
Christopher Conner
Christopher Conner Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Four years of service after college. Served at Camp Lejeune North Carolina.
Christopher Evans
Christopher Evans Class of 1993
Army, 13 Years
11b, 11m, and 19k 4years active 9 National Guard
Christopher Evans
Christopher Evans Class of 1993
Army, 13 Years
Active duty from 93-97 South Korea Dec 93-Dec 94 Ft. Lewis Wa Jan 95- Aug 97 National Guard 97-06
Chuck Merkel
Chuck Merkel Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
I have been serving in the Navy since 1980. I served on four different submarines, including as CO of USS KEY WEST from November 2000 to July 2003. I am currently stationed at Camp Smith in Hawaii.
Curt Newby
Curt Newby Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years
Hospital Corpman Served 3 years with US marines Artillary unit-Recon unit- copter unit
David Michael McMillan
David Michael McMillan Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 8 Years
David Wilshire
David Wilshire Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Deploying in April 2007 with the First Marine division 13th MEU as a Military Police. Rank is Corporal, Currently stationed Camp Pendlton California
Derek Foster
Derek Foster Class of 1993
Army, 8 Years
I joined the Marine Corps right out of high school, but found my way in the Army. I am currently a Logistics Officer at Ft Lewis, WA. I have been deployed to Iraq, twice, once to Tikrit and once to the Al Anbar Province. God Bless America.

Classmates Spotlight

Plano Senior High School Classmates

Lars Clemensen
Class of '98

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Suzanne Standerfer

Class officer for the Class of 1979. Passed away on July 28, 2008.
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