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
Alfredo A. (Fred) Romo Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years Infantry
Ariel L. Cross, Major USMC Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 3 Years Marine pilot in the Vietnam War. Missing in Action in July 1968. Declared a casualty of war in 1978. Posthumously awarded Air Medal.
C. David Decker Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years 1LT in Vietnam 1970-1971
Chris Mease Class of 1989
Army, 11 Years Two Deployments to the Middle East. One austre Special Opertions Base and one posh POG base. Now back to school.
Chris Mefferd Class of 1965
National Guard, 20+ Years SFC Military Police,
Christopher Bechtel, CWO4 Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years Iowa Army National Guard (1968-82); United States Army Reserve (1986-95); Operation Desert Storm/Shield (1991); United States Army (Retired) 1997
Dennis Kleber Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years Served in USAFSS in Pakistan and Crete 1966-1969
Jack D. Allenberg Class of 1956
Navy, 4 Years Fire Control Tech 3rd Class, USS Helena CA-75 7th Fleet
James T. Bowen Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years USAF pilot. Flew C-130 tactical airlift in Vietnam in 1971. JC-130 aerial recovery pilot based at Hickam AFB HI 1971-1975 recovering deorbited satellite reconnaissance film in mid-air. Served in various program management positions in reconnaissance, intelligence, fighter aircraft and unmanned air vehicle programs. Air operations and plans officer US Forces Caribbean 1982-84. Retired in 1995 as Director of Logistics for the F-16 fleet in use by 20 air forces around the world.
Kevin Brake Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 20+ Years Active duty from 1974 to 1996. Retired as a Master Sergeant, then attended National University in San Diego earning a BS in Computer Science and MS in Software Engineering.
Marc Horowitz Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years Nuclear defense/offence forces
Michael J. Carson, CPT Class of 1964
Army, 8 Years Flight section leader and operations officer with 1st SQDN/9th CAV, 1st Cavalry Division (RVN) (1969 and 1970). Senior instructor, Tactics and Combined Arms Division, Artillery School, Ft. Sill, OK (1970 to 1972). RW Pilot and Artillery Liason Officer, Iowa Army National Guard (1972 to 1974).
Michael Lee Holmes Class of 1970
Army, 2 Years M.O.S. 15 E 10 - Pershing Missile Crewman. Stationed at Geilenkirchen Air Base, 1971-1972. Special Pershing nuclear warhead detachment. Duties included mating the Pershing missile rocket stages and nuclear warheads onto the launch pads. Security of the nuclear missile site.
Patrick McGoff Class of 1965
Air Force, 5 Years Communications Specialist_Crypto
Peter Zuber Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years 6/32nd Field Artillery 1970-1971. Tuy Hoa, Phan Rang, Ban Me Thuot, Ninh Hoa,
Richard (Dick) Rue Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 2 Years 1971 - 1973 served as S-3 training NCO with 2nd Tanks at Camp Lejeune, NC. 1973 - 1977 USMC IRR.
Richard Banger Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years I joined the Naval Reserve while I was a junior in Roosevelt HS. I served on active duty for two years on a WWII Destroyer as a Postal Clerk Third Class. I went back on active duty two years later and stayed until I retired in August 1990. I retired as a Master Chief Personnelman (E9). I was stationed all over the US and we moved every two to three years. I served three years in the Pentagon (Chief of Naval Operations,OP09R), Three years at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA. Three years as Command Master Chief, REDCOM 13, Great Lakes, IL., and retired from the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington. D.C. I retired from Principal as a Department Manager in April 2004.
Richard Banger Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years Retired from the Navy as a Master Chief Personnelman (E-9)
Robert Stuhrman Class of 1948
Air Force, 4 Years Texas, Maine, Labrador, Washington State.
Rod Faino Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years Navy Captain, pilot, 30 years of service
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Hot Rod Power Tour
I'll be driving my Mustang from Detroit, Michigan to Arlington, Texas in June with the 2012 Hot Rod Power Tour.