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

Alan "Chief" Van Bevern
Alan "Chief" Van Bevern Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
- Joined Air Force August 28, 1978 - Completed Basic Training at Lackland AFB, TX in October 1978 - Completed Technical Training at Keesler AFB, MS in December 1978 - Assigned to 5th Bombardment Wing, Minot AFB, ND from Jan 79 to May 80 - Reassigned to 7501st Munitions Support Squadron, Buchel AB, Germany from Jun 80 to Jun 83 - Reassigned to 91st Security Police Group, Minot AFB, ND from Jul 83 to Jun 85 - Reassigned to 485th Transportation Squadron, Florennes AB, Belgium from Jul 85 to Jul 86 - Reassigned to 15th Air Base Group, Hickam AFB, Hawaii from Aug 86 to Aug 89 - Reassigned to 3345th Mission Support Squadron, Chanute AFB, IL from Sep 89 to Mar 93 - Reassigned to HQ Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, IL Mar 93 to Aug 2000. - Retired in Aug 2000 after 22 plus years of service - Awards: 5 Meritorious Service Medals; 4 Commendation Medals; 3 Outstanding Unit Awards; 3 Outstanding Organizational Excellence Awards; 6 Good Conduct Medals; National Defense Medal; Overseas Long Tour Ribbon; Overseas Short Tour Ribbon; and Small Arms Marksmanship Award
Eddie McGee
Eddie McGee Class of 1992
Navy, 4 Years
USS Holland AS-32, Agana Guam Boatswain Mate, Operation Specailist 1992-1996 Search and Rescue Swimmer, Nuclear Fire Safety Security, Top Secret Securtiy Clearance, and many other activities aboard a Submarine Repair Ship. Travelled to 9 different foreign countries, serving our country in complete "PEACE" time, although rescued a Koren Fishing boat capasized, and patrolled China during a "Blockade" from Twain.
Gene Likes
Gene Likes Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
Retired as a First Sergeant after 23 years active duty Army service. 3 combat tours in Iraq. Awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor for combat actions in Iraq. Served tours of duty in Bosnia and Kosovo. Served as a member of the United Nations peackeeping mission in Macedonia.
Jenny Seiboldt
Jenny Seiboldt Class of 2001
Air Force, 4 Years
Aerospace Ground Technician.
Jerry  P Haynes
Jerry P Haynes Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
United States Army 1968 - 1970. Basic Training Fort Polk Louisiana, 13 months Atlanta Army Depot - Forest Park, Ga., 7 months 7th Psyop Bn., Danang, South Vietnam, Awarded Bronze Star, Discharged Specialist 5th Class
Ken Lovell
Ken Lovell Class of 1983
Army, 4 Years
Ft. Bragg, N.C. "Airborne, All the way"
Neal Hartman
Neal Hartman Class of 1994
Navy, 4 Years
Was an Engineman 3rd class Petty Officer aboard the U.S.S. Vandegrift (FFG-48) from 1997-2001. Stationed in San Diego for 8 months before the ship homeport shifted to Yokosuka, Japan. Spent three years of the 4 years aboard the ship in Japan. Great experience and wouldn't change any of it.
Rex A Sweet
Rex A Sweet Class of 1985
Army, 9 Years
Military Police, Dog handler, Kennelmaster,Stationed Ft. Bragg, NC, Schofield Barracks, HI, Ft. Belvoir, VA2 Tour in Honduras, ! in Panama, served during Desert Storm.
Roger Seiboldt
Roger Seiboldt Class of 1954
Army, 3 Years
After Basic training at Camp Chaffee, Ark. and automotive school at Aberdeen Proving Grounds MD. spent 14 months at Ft. Sill Okla. then 12months in Baumholder Germany. 48th Ordanance Co. D.S.
Scott Reathaford
Scott Reathaford Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Units Served: 3/1 Scout/Sniper Platoon (Active) 2/24 Scout/Sniper Platoon (Reserves) 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) (Active) 3/1 India Company - Amphibious (Active) Interim Marine Corps Security Forces, Bahrain (Active) Awards: Navy Unit Commendation (2 Stars) Meritorious Unit Commendation (1 Star) Good Conduct Medal Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1 Star) Humanitarian Service Medal Sea Service Deployment Ribbon Overseas Service Ribbon Rifle Expert (2nd Award) Pistol Expert Notables: - Provided security for numerous dignitaries and generals including Former President Bush; Secretary of State; Secretary of Navy; Commander of US Central Command; Commander, US Naval Fifth Fleet; etc... - Traveled the circumference of the Earth during active duty, including 15 countries on 4 separate continents - Lived in the Middle East for 1 year - Was on the USS Cole 2 days after its bombing - Trained with Special Operations Training Group throughout the urban settings of Los Angeles and Phoenix - While deployed for 6 months aboard the USS Tarawa, I lived on 4 separate ships - USS Tarawa, USS Anchorage, USS Duluth, and USNS Spica
Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson Class of 1962
Coast Guard, 4 Years
I was an Electronics Tech. and spent most of my time on the east coast, Alaska and St. Louis.

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Neil Hartzell
Class of '56

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