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
Bob Campbell Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years Lt. Colonel Robert K. Campbell retired from the Army in June of 2006 after 21 years of service. At the time of his retirement, Campbell was an investigator and subject matter expert for the Department of the Army Inspector General.
CeCe Williams Class of 1964
Army, 4 Years Personnel Actions Spec. Ft. Jackson for boot camp and AIT. Fort Dix. then Weurzburg, FRG, and then finally the Letterman Army Hospital, at the Presidio of San Francisco. What a wild ride it was for those four years. Went in when I was 30 years old, and beat the pants off some of those 18 year olds in boot. Yahoo.
David Curtis Willkomm Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years Served as Unit Supply Sergeant @ 6th Army HQ ,Presidio, San Fran. Special Troops - Chu Lau Vietnam 14th Arty. - Americal Inf Div. & Nurnberg West Germany 7th Army Maint. Unit.
David Grimes Class of 1988
Air Force, 19 Years tSgt. David Grimes has served in the U.S. Air Force since leaving high school and has risen to rank of tSgt. tSgt. Grimes has served his country honorably for nearly 20 years, most of it overseas. tSgt. is currently serving in Iraq.
eric fatzinger Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years Army Intelligence
jerry wiegel Class of 1987
Army, 9 Years Infranty 3/5 cav Black Knights germany
Kathy Ramsay Jeffrey Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 4 Years Served as a combat journalist/photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and Camp Pendleton, Calif. Received three DOD and 12 Marine Corps awards for outstanding journalism. Signed up with Colorado Army National Guard and was activated for Desert Storm where coordinated training of civilian media teams for deployment to the Mideast.
Kim Cairy Class of 1972
National Guard, 20+ Years Commissioned 2LT UW-Platteville ROTC 1977. Served 25 years WIARNG. Retired in 2002 as a LTC in the Wisconsin National Guard as Deputy Commander 64th Troop Command. Served in Wisconsin, California, Virginia, and Germany.
michael j cairy Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years Environmental health/veterinary services. Retired 1987
Randy Merkes Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years Randy served for 20 years in the Army. He performed many different types of jobs through out his career. Randy is still serving as an Army Civilian in Korea.
Randy Merkes Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years Served for 20 years on active duty then retired and is now working as an Army Civilian. Randy did many different types of jobs in the Army. He drove for generals, served with artilery, was in the infantry and aviation. His final station Randy was involved with logistical suport as well as information management. This is where he got his skills in the IT area which benefited him to get into the government service.
Rob Miles Class of 1982
Army Reserves, 10 Years Served 10 years in the Army Reserve assigned as the Assistant Operations Officer for the 467th Medical Detachment. Served in Operation Desert Storm . Currently resides in Monroe and is the Mental Health Supervisor for Green County Human Services.
Tom Stecklein Class of 1974
Army, 8 Years 4 years in armor, 3 years as a Drill Sergeant,1 as Drill instructor at the Academy
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Heather Pick Dies ('88)