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

Abbie Aclin
Abbie Aclin Class of 2001
Navy, 7 Years
Abbie works on the flight deck directing aircraft of all sorts.
Chad Owen
Chad Owen Class of 1991
Air Force, 9 Years
Medical Logistics. Supported and deployed to various operations to include Rwhanda, Mali, Armenia, Khobar Towers (Saudi Arabia) and Rota, Spain (Alternate Space Shuttle landing strip). My first assignment was to RAF Little Rissington, which was the worlds largest contingency hospital of 1500 beds. Next I transferred to Ramstein AB, Germany where the majority of these support operations and deployments originated. FInally, I transferred to Peterson AFB and last, but not least the AIr Force Academy where I separated as a Staff Sergeant (E-5).
David Hanson
David Hanson Class of 1984
Army, 9 Years
Two tours in the Regular Army 1984-87 & 92-94 National Guard (Minnesota) while in college 1987-92. Stationed in Germany-Ft. Gordon, GA- Ft. Lewis, WA-Ft. Sill, OK & Ft. Bragg, NC. Was a radio operator & artillery officer, also jumped out of airplanes (Airborne) for a year.
Ed Clemons
Ed Clemons Class of 1981
National Guard, 20+ Years
I was based out of the Minneapolis Air Natiional Guard Unit. Duties included Counter Drug Intelligence, Border Patrol and Civil Engineering in many parts of the world.
Gene Whetsel
Gene Whetsel Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years
Served on USS Capodanno out of New Port RI., USS Brewton and USS Leftwich out of Pearl Harbor HI as well as various shore duty assignments. The world is a beautiful place.
Jeff Brunslik
Jeff Brunslik Class of 1984
Air Force, 5 Years
Communications Security
John Drost
John Drost Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years
Intelligence Service and Recruiting Service
Kenneth Rogowski
Kenneth Rogowski Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years
Graduated and commissioned ifrom ROTC in the AF from Superior State College in 1965. Received meteorology schooling at San Jose State College, CA. Served entire career as a meteorologist in ID, VA, DE, IL, AK and Thailand. Served from 1965-1986.
Larry Hakari
Larry Hakari Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years
Larry Hakari
Larry Hakari Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years
Leslie R Town
Leslie R Town Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years
Went in the army in 1968, toured Viet Nam as well as Germany, got out in 1972, had a 14 year break and joined the Iowa Air National Guard, trained as a fuels journeyman for 16 years, then transfered to the Arkansas Air National Guard for the remaining2 years, retired a Master Sargent in 2004
Lynn Waterhouse
Lynn Waterhouse Class of 1957
Air Force, 20+ Years
Joined the Air Force in 1959, served 3 1 yr tours in Alaska, 6 yrs as Air Force Recruiter in Texarkana, Arkansas, 2 yrs on Guam, officiated Basketball and Football at high school and college level for 8 yrs, retired as master sgt. after 22 yrs at the Air Force Academy. Carried Mail for 25 yrs with USPS before retiring in Colorado Springs.
Richard Kessinger
Richard Kessinger Class of 1974
Army, 18 Years
Joined the military in October of 75, was trained at Ft. Jackson SC., then at Fort Polk La., Firstr duty assignment was at Fort Knox, Ky. After 2 years there reinlisted and was transfered to Baumholder Gy. for 3 years, the came back to the states and was stationed at Ft. Hood Tx. for 2 yrs. Then sent back to Germany stationed in Gooperigan Germany. very small air defense base. I got out of the service in 1985 and went straight into the reserves (IRR) did different duties during the following years, spent 6 months in Iceland training with a specialized unit while there. After that did not do much until I volunteered to serve in Desert Storm in 91. I did my time over their and when returned home got out. I do haave regrets getting out so earily before acheiving retirement status. I did make it to the pay grade of Sergeant First Class (E-7) when I got out. ALWAYS KEEP OUR SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN IN YOUR PRAYERS, THEY ARE THE ONES PROTECTING US KNOW.
Ron Hellstern
Ron Hellstern Class of 1975
National Guard, 20+ Years
Enlisted in Air Force in May of 1975. Served 2 years active duty then transferred to Minnesota Air National Guard for 8 years. Reached rank of E-6. Moved to California and went through Officer Candidate School. Received my Commission in August of 1988. Retired in May of 1999 as a Captain in the Army National Guard. Served 10 years non-commissioned and 10 years commissioned. Last 5 years as Company Commander of a Mechanized Infantry Company. 2/160 Infantry Battalion, 1st Brigade, 40th Infantry Division
Sandy James
Sandy James Class of 2002
Navy, 11 Years
Was active duty for over 8 years, currently finishing up my 2 yr contract with the reserves.
Scott Thompson
Scott Thompson Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years
Viet Nam, Korea, Alaska, Ft. Knox, Ft. Campbell, amoung others. Scout, Infantry, Cavalry. Armor, Aviation.

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Class of '70

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