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

Brenda Holdren
Brenda Holdren Class of 1992
Army, 6 Years
Currently serving in Iraq.
Brian d Stewart
Brian d Stewart Class of 1986
Army, 3 Years
1985 to 1988 delayed entry program Ft Sill,Oklahoma for basic training and AIT. Spent 2 years in Baumholder, Germany
Craig Clark
Craig Clark Class of 1982
Army, 10 Years
Major, Disabled Veteran, Ranger Tab, Master Rated Jumpmaster (115 jumps), Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, German Parachutist Badge, Australian Parachutist Badge, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Provide Comfort Combat Veteran.
Dan Rathbun
Dan Rathbun Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 4 Years
One tour Vietnam 1967 1968
David Reed
David Reed Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years
I enlisted as a Radio repairman in 85 served 4.5 years active duty, went to Germany for almost 4 years it was great. I got out in Dec 89 and missed it so I joined the Reserves and retired in 2006 with 21 years of service.
David Sabol
David Sabol Class of 1956
Navy, 5 Years
3.9 Yrs USN stationed in Kingsville Texas, USS Intrepid CVA11, VP45 NOB Bermuda. Flight crewman P5M, honorable discharged, Aviation Elec Tech 2nd Class. USNR 1.1 Yrs Stationed NAS Olathe Ks, NATC Patuxent River Md, NAS Gitmo Bay Cuba. Crew member P2V flew air surveilance during Cuban Missle Crisis, honorable discharge. ATN2.
Don Hildebrand
Don Hildebrand Class of 1954
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Don Graduated in 1954. He spent 4 yrs after in the Marine Corps, going to places such as Japan and Korea. He was very active at Seaman High, playing football and track, as well as Drama and Glee Club.
Donald Hildebrand
Donald Hildebrand Class of 1954
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Don was in the Marine Corps. He spent some time in Korea and Japan.
herb poort
herb poort Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 4 Years
enlisted feb65,bootcamp june, okinawa jungle training. viet nam dec 65. weapons platoon 1bn.1st.mar.div.b co. 60 machine gunner,1965/66. wounded july 66 returned to unit sept. stationed las vegas nv. navy nuke storage site. jan. 67, requalify rifle/pistol instructor,shot on usmc rifle/pistol team . honorable discharge may 1969
Jack Reynolds
Jack Reynolds Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired! 22 yrs combination acitve duty AF and acitve duty ANG.
Jared S. Nenstiel
Jared S. Nenstiel Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years
I enlisted in the Kasas National Guard in 1964 while attending Washburn Univ. I applied and was accepted for Army Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, GA, later becoming an XO and A-Team Commander with Company C, 12th Special Forces. I later attended Army Flight School and spent a tour in Vietnam III Corps as a platoon and Air Mission commander in helicopter assault operations. Following Vietnam, I was selected to participate in the Tactical Doctrine Development Group (German, Canadian, US) located South of Nuremberg, Germany, Katterbach Airfield. I spent the rest of my career involved in oversight of civilian contractors manufacturing military hardware for the Dept. of Defense
Kerry Edwards
Kerry Edwards Class of 1988
Army, 12 Years
did service time in Germany, Saudia Arabia,Washington, and several other theaters. Ets'd as an E-6 under JSOC Command
Kyle McFarland
Kyle McFarland Class of 2005
Navy, 6 Years
Serving my first sea tour onboard the USS Providence based out of Groton, CT. Getting ready for my first shore tour in Annapolis, MD
Ray Burns
Ray Burns Class of 1993
Air Force, 18 Years
Joint Tactical Air Controller (JTAC). Jumped out of airplanes and blew stuff up. There's a better explanation at if you're curious.
Richard Knight
Richard Knight Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years
Served in Viet Nam 68-70 Bronze Star receipiant
Richard Knight
Richard Knight Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years
US Navy 67-70 Viet Nam 68-70 Decorated combat veteran Bronze Star 1969
Roger Ferrell
Roger Ferrell Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served in the Air Force Band Program in various stateside locations and in Germany. Performed throughout the US, Western Europe, Honduras, Panama, Russia, Japan and Australia. Former student of Gary Stroud; retired as a Chief Master Sergeant in 2004 after 26 years of service.
Terrance Thomas Thacher
Terrance Thomas Thacher Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years
Served on 7 ships, two shore tours and nine kids in between.....Never missed a conflict. Really enjoyed my tour. Lost my best friend in Vietnam and a lot more that decided to stay in Kansas.
Terrance Thomas Thacher
Terrance Thomas Thacher Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years
Drafted out of Washburn where I majored in Card, Ping Pong, Keg chucking, Swordfighting, and chasing cheerleaders. Went to boot camp while Navy guys were pretending they were on the moon. They sent Navy guys because they were looking for a place to get a beer in space. Rode ships until 1975 when I left the service as a Chief Petty officer serving with distinction but no good conduct being back at Seaman. Never was expelled, Dad was on the school board, probably the reason and my mom taught everybody how to dance in the 8th grade. I made two tours to Vietnam where we only lost about three forward observers with errant shots out an out of cal 5 inch 54 deck mounted automatic gun. We looked for submarines the whole time but we were only in 15 fathoms of water. Had three kids and a slew of foster kids. Went back to sea duty after completing, almost my criminal justice degree....still needed Junior English. Made all of the conflickts, Panama, Grenada, Legadon, Phuket Thailand(not really a conflict but the monkey bars were not a place to climb. Had 6 more kids and 6 more ships. Made it through two court martials unscathed but they said I could not retire and restricted me to my last base until my retirement papers came in. Loved my time in the service. 50 plus different countries 40 separate and different unique medals. Gold from Kuwait (plated) and we were supposed to get 10 grand but that would have made us mercenaries which we were because they paid us combat pay. I humped the 50 cal machine with mount and 500 rounds when I was 44 years old. Lost my best friend in Vietnam and have llost 1/4 of my grade school friends to cancer, God got a lot of my friends, Jimmy, Eldon, Vickie, james Peter, It was the water and the reason I am still here is I drank beer instead of the water.
Thom Conus
Thom Conus Class of 1960
Air Force, 8 Years
United States Air Force Security Service Clark AFB, Philippines National Security Ageency, Wash. D.C. Wakkanai AS, Japan RAF Kirknewton, Edinburgh, Scotland NSA Europe, Frankfort, Germany RAF Chicksands, Bedford England Medina AFB Cryptological Depot, San Antonio TX

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