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

debra shannon Patel
debra shannon Patel Class of 2003
Navy, 5 Years
I am a Parachute Rigger (PR) for the United States Navy. I fix all the safety equiptment that pilots and aircrew fly with. I have been to Atsugi Japan and am now stationed in San Diego CA. I will leave the service next year.
Derek Lea
Derek Lea Class of 1982
Army, 17 Years
I served 11 years, on active duty, and 6 years with the Maryland Army National Guard. While on active duty I was a SIGINT Analyst (signals intelligence analyst), MOS 98K30M7, serving with U.S. Army Filed Station Berlin, West Germany (1984-1987), U.S. Army Field Station Kunia, Hawaii (1987-1992), National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland (1992-1994), and U.S. Army National Guard, Maryland 29th Military Police Company, 29th Infantry Division, MOS 95B30 (1994-2000). I attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was a squad leader and platoon sergeant on active duty as well as with the National Guard.
Greg Johnson
Greg Johnson Class of 1986
National Guard, 8 Years
tnarng radio/mechanic redeye unit and bridge section i was E-4 promotable with no slot available for E-5 when i got out. Specialist was my rank
Jamie Sanislo
Jamie Sanislo Class of 1997
Air Force, 3 Years
Life Support Technician - Maintained life support equipment (helmets, parachutes, chem gear, etc,)
Jason Casteel
Jason Casteel Class of 1996
Army, 6 Years
Still serving
Jeffery Swafford
Jeffery Swafford Class of 2001
Air Force, 5 Years
Joined the Air Force in 2003 have been in almost 5 years. served two tours in Iraq and one in kyrgyzstan. stationed in Japan and now Virginia.
Joe Fowler
Joe Fowler Class of 1990
Army, 18 Years
I spent five years in the airborne infantry and the rest in the field of corrections (prison guard). I have been a Drill Sergeant and have served in every leadership position available. I am currently in Texas but will be returning to Kansas next summer.
Joel W. Daugherty
Joel W. Daugherty Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired Air Force E-7 Master Sargeant. Fuel Specialist, Air Passenger Service Specialist,and Air Freight specialist.
kevin shelton
kevin shelton Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 4 Years
marine security forces and infantry. traveld the world .
Larry Vest
Larry Vest Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years
Military Police
Robert Ross
Robert Ross Class of 1953
Air Force, 20+ Years
Airborne Radio Operator. Aerial reconnaissance. 19 years was spent in a lot of foreign countries flying on every recon aircraft the Air Force had at that time. Retired 1 Sept 1976.
Scot Stewart
Scot Stewart Class of 1985
Navy, 4 Years
Served 4 years about the USS Samuel Eliot Morison FFG-13
Stephens (Digger) Burns
Stephens (Digger) Burns Class of 1993
Army, 10 Years
Served in the Marine Corps from 1993-1997. stationed in Hawii. joined the Army National Gaurd in 2000. Steve was called to active duty in 2004 and served 1 year in Iraq during OIFII & OIFIII.Recieving an arcon with valor.
Timothy Woody
Timothy Woody Class of 1996
Air Force, 10 Years
Enlisted in the Air Force in Sept 96. Spent time in Okinawa, N.C, South Korea and currently stationed in England. Served 6 different deployments to the desert, before, during and after the war.

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Polk County High School Classmates

Jeanette Stafford
Class of '74

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