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

Charles (Chuck) DeLaney
Charles (Chuck) DeLaney Class of 1957
Navy, 20+ Years
Enlisted in the Navy Jan 57, retired Dec 77. Vietnam 68-69, Special Operations, USMACV SOG. Last tour of duty was as a Navy Recruiter in my home town of Salina. Am still living in Salina, married Donna Norris (Class of 59). We have been married for 21 years, both have children from previous marriages. We are both very active with our local VFW Post. I am twice past Commander of our VFW post, and currently serving as Post Chaplain. Donna is twice past president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW, and is currently the Auxiliary Treasurer. Looking forward to hearing from some of you.
Dennis J. Wallace
Dennis J. Wallace Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
Vietnam veteran (67-68) A Troop, 3rd Squadron, 17th Air Cav. Scout Platoon and Door Gunner on UH1C Chopper. There during big Tet Offensive with my unit that received the Valorous Unit Emblem. Proud To Have Served.
edwin j shaw
edwin j shaw Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years
served in army scurity agency in korea and hawaii from jan 1864-may 1967.
edwin shaw
edwin shaw Class of 1980
Army, 3 Years
was assigned to the us asa, serving in so korea after basic and school at ft leonard wood. actually served 3 yr 4 mo.
edwin shaw
edwin shaw Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years
after basic & school at leonard wood went to korea for 13 months (camp Spade) and then spent 22 months in hawaii (helemano mil reservation) about 4 miles from schofield barracks.
edwin shaw
edwin shaw Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years
1 yr camp spade, so korea and 22 mo heleman mil res, hawaii as part of asa.
Gerald (Jerry) Vance
Gerald (Jerry) Vance Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years
Served enlisted in the Army from Dec '64 to Aug '87. Retired as a CSM (Command Sergeant Major). Served in West Berlin, Vietnam (3 Tours), Army Security Agency, Military Intelligence with Special Forces Command and worldwide with the Army Signal Corps, spending at total of 18 years outside the U.S. I than began my second career in Aerospace Engineering in late '87. Retired in mid '09, after 8 years Systems Security Engineering Programs, 7 years as a Program Manager on Air Force Space Command and US Space Command Programs, and closed out my Aerospace Engineering career spending 8 years as the Ground-Base Missile Defense Test Director, with 9 successful missile intercepts.
Guy R Campbell III
Guy R Campbell III Class of 1957
Navy, 20+ Years
Served in destroyers and minesweepers. Had several staff positions afloat including C of Staff, MiddleEast Force. Served three tours in Viet Nam. Retired in 1991 in the grade of Captain.
Henry W Fair II
Henry W Fair II Class of 1988
Air Force, 20+ Years
Henry W Fair II, Captain (RET) USAF, retired after 23 years of service. He first served as an enlisted Aircraft Electro-environmental Systems specialist at Hurlburt Field AFB, Florida. He got out in 2001 to attend college on the GI Bill attained his commission in 2003 and reentered service as a Missile Launch Officer at FE Warren AFB, Wyoming and then moved to Milstar Satellite Operations Officer at Colorado Springs, Colorado. He returned to Florida to teach AFROTC at the university of West Florida where he retired.
James (Fred) Nesmith
James (Fred) Nesmith Class of 1961
Army, 18 Years
Two tours in Vietnam. First tour with the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the second tour with 3rd Mobile Strike Force, 5th Special Forces Group(Airborne). Stationed peridically in Kansas, South Carolina, North Carolina, California, Arkansas, Georgia, and Germany...
James (Jim) Smith
James (Jim) Smith Class of 1965
Air Force, 6 Years
Served in the Air Force from 1968 to 1972 plus a couple years of inactive reserve. Worked in the intelligence field - had a very high level security clearance. Glad to have served in the Air Force, it was a good experience and with help from the GI Bill, graduated from the University of South Florida, in Tampa.
Jerry Burke
Jerry Burke Class of 1957
Air Force, 6 Years
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Jessica Rush
Jessica Rush Class of 2004
Army, 7 Years
Still serving. Completing my service time in December of 2013. I spent time in Korea in 2006-2007. I went to Iraq in 2008-2009. Currently in El Paso, TX. I miss home at times but love the sunny weather down here in TX.
John King
John King Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
Served 2 years enlisted in the Navy, went back to school on the GI Bill and retired from the US Army as a LT COL.
John Woody
John Woody Class of 1997
Navy, 5 Years
Was in Japan 3.5 years and Jacksonville Florida for 2.
Larry Massey
Larry Massey Class of 1960
Navy, 4 Years
U.S. Navy 1961-65 Boot camp: San Diego; Radioman school: San Diego; Stationed on Destroyer DD-499 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; completed 2 Westpac tours '61 and '64. Ports of Call: Yokohama, JA; yokosuka, JA; Osaka, JA; Subic Bay, PH; Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Guam, Okinawa, Midway Is.; Maui, Big Island, Lenai in Hawaii. Recieved the Medal of Coomendation.
Michel "Mick" McAuliffe
Michel "Mick" McAuliffe Class of 1959
Air Force, 20+ Years
Brigadier General Michael A. McAuliffe retired as The Civil Engineer for Headquarters, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, VA. He was responsible for all civil engineering activities including force readiness; installation and facility planning, programming, design, construction, operation, and maintenance; housing operation; environmental planning, compliance, policy and oversight, and restoration; fire protection; air base operability, explosive ordnance disposal; and resource management for over 15,000 civil engineering personnel operating and maintaining ACC's $41 billion physical plant at 37 major installations and numerous smaller installations. The general entered the Air Force in August 1965 as a distinguished graduate of the Kansas State University Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He has commanded a civil engineering flight and squadron, was deputy chief of staff for engineering and services for two major commands, and has worked several assignments at Air Force headquarters. He retired as the second most senior engineer in the Air Force His awards include: The US Air Force Distinguished Service Medal Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster Bronze Star Medal Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters Air Force Commendation Medal Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal He and his Salina High School sweetheart Nancy Melvin (McAuliffe), ’59 have been married 52 years and retired in Williamsburg, Virginia. They have two children six grandgirls, and two great grandgirls.
Michelle (Sims) Frazier
Michelle (Sims) Frazier Class of 1992
Army, 5 Years
Michelle joined the army in April of 2003 and is currently stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia. She served in Iraq from 2005-2006. Her husband is currently in Iraq. The picture shown was from her 2005 re-enlistment ceremony in Iraq.
Monty Betts
Monty Betts Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years
Proudly served aboard nuclear attack submarine USS Jack SSN 605 as MM2 SS. 1971-1975
Patrick Ansley
Patrick Ansley Class of 1959
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Joined USMC day after graduation. Served in Japan, Okinawa, Hawaii, and various bases in the US. Trained as a radio operator, NBC warfare monitor, and later as a Radar Technician. Retired in 1979 as a MSgt.

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