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
Wayne Gerdes Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years Enlisted in the Army reserves in September 1982 and seved 3 years at Pcahontas. Enlisted in the regular army in 1985 and went through training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. During my time in the army, I was stationed in Germany for 7 years, Ft Sill, OK for 2, Korea for 1, Ft Bragg, NC for 3, Ft Benng, GA for 3, and Ft Leonard Wood for 4 years after which I retired. I deployed to SW Aisia three times during the Desert Storm era with a combined wartime service of 13 months. My military occupational Specialty was Combat Engineer and served in a wide variety of positions such as Demolitions Specialist, Bridge Crewman, Bulldozer Operator, Truck Driver, Parachutist, Instructor, Drill Sergeant, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant and First Sergeant. I retired in 2005 and went back to work for the army as a Research Analyst for the Mine Detection Dog Program for 4 years. I am currently a Combat Developement Materiel Analyst employed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
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