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
Charles G. Lowery Class of 1955
Coast Guard, 20+ Years Retired 1 June 1982 as Chief Petty Officer at USCG Institute, Oklahoma City, OK.
David R. Boyd Class of 1957
Marine Corps, 4 Years Spent all 4 years in Calif. as radio operator at SanDiego, MCAS,El Toro, and Pickle Meadows, Bridgeport........
Dennis Lorenzen Class of 1959
Navy, 4 Years Torpedoman second class (E5)/Qualified in submarines (SS). Made six 56 day cruises underwater aboard the USS John Marshall (SSBN611).
Edward W Roddy Class of 1957
Air Force, 4 Years Served from 1960-1964. After electronics school in Denver I was assigned to the 354th TAC FW in Myrtle Beach, SC. I was fortunate enough to go TDY (temp duty) all over Europe, Middle East and India. Out of the 3 years spent there I was TDY 2 and one half years. Enjoyed the time but could not see reenlisting.
Ernest (Jake) Edward Sellers Class of 1943
Air Force, 20+ Years Korea, WW2 and Vietnam. flew in B-17 as a waist gunner and tail gunner. Received the purple heart, and 20 other medals. He is now in a Va nursing home in St. James, Missouri at the age of 88.
ERNEST (JAKE) SELLERS Class of 1942
Air Force, 20+ Years SERVED IN MILITARY IN kOREA , WW 2 & VIETNAM WARS. RECEIVED A PURPLE HEART. WAS A WAIST GUNNER AND TAIL GUNNER IN A B-17. RECEIVED OVER 24 MEDALS, PURPLE HEART, BRONZE STAR , GOOD CONDUCT ETC.
Gary Bolton Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years Served 24 years, 19 years as Security 5 years as a First Sgt. Retired 2007
Heather Lingafelter Class of 2000
Navy, 3 Years I am currently in Iwakuni, Japan. I am only here for 6 months though. I am actually stationed in Lemoore, California. I just got back from South Korea and I am getting ready to go to Guam before I head back home to California
Jason Blackford Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 3 Years Stationed with the 15th Meu 2/4 Currently in Iraq from Oct. 2006 to March 2007
Jay Henke Class of 1981
Air Force, 6 Years January 1987-November 1992 Basic Training @ Lackland AFB San ANtonio TX, Tech school @ Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen Maryland, 2 years @ RAF Lakenheath, UK, remaining time @ Offutt AFB Bellevue NE including 7 months in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm.
Jim Rogers Class of 1988
Army, 11 Years Marines 4 yrs, Army 7 years
John Richmond "Pepper" Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 3 Years radio tech. Army Reserve & National Guard 27 years Combat Engineer
Kerry Stiman Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years USAF FIghter Pilot
Michael Harned Class of 1977
Air Force, 4 Years Wheeled vehicle mechanic. Worked on M-series. M151 jeeps, deuce and 1/2's. If it was OD green, I worked on it. I trained on a combat crew.
Richard (Rick) Smith Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years Served 24 years active duty Air Force, retired in 2005 as a SMSgt.
Rick Wessling Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years Retired in 2007 after my final three year tour in Italy.
Steve Lombard Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years Aircraft radio repair on B-52's, C-135"s and others for ten years. For the next 11 years, radio and television production (disc jockey) for The American Forces Radio and Television Service. Served in Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and Hawaii. Retired in 1983 at Hickam AFB, Hawaii and have lived in Hawaii ever since.
William D. Bass Class of 1961
Navy, 3 Years Aviation Electronics Technician, E5. Flew as Flight Technician on Pacific extension of DEW Line performing in-flight repair of radar, navigation and communications equipment. Home-Based at Barbers Point, Hawaii. Flew operations from Midway Island.
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Hugh Denny St. Clair, Class of 1958
Sorry it has taken to long for me to think of notifying you.