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

Aaron Williams
Aaron Williams Class of 1997
Navy, 9 Years
Long and arduous...
Bradley J. Volk
Bradley J. Volk Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years
I graduated from Willamette Law School in 1988, worked for a year in private practice, and entered the Air Force as a Judge Advocate in 1989. I served until 1995, then entered the reserves. It has been a wonderful experience. I was stationed in California, Germany, Korea and Florida. I loved Korea so much I returned there to teach English at a boys high school for about two years.
Chantelle Williams
Chantelle Williams Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Active Duty Marine
Chris Turpen
Chris Turpen Class of 1986
Army, 5 Years
Cavalry Scout- Stationed Germany 86-89. Conducted surveillance/security missions on East/West border. US Army reserves during Operation Desert Storm.
Corinne Gavette
Corinne Gavette Class of 1981
Army, 9 Years
German Interpreter/Interrogator in Army Intelligence Corps
Daiv Skinner
Daiv Skinner Class of 1968
National Guard, 20+ Years
I served 24 years with the 41st Brigade, Oregon Army National Guard, in Tigard. When I retired in 1996, I was the Personnel Actions Supervisor for 41st Bde HQ. Prior to that I served as the State Mobilization NCO at the State Area Command Center in Salem.
Dan Burda
Dan Burda Class of 1971
Air Force, 7 Years
Pilot T41 Cessna Pilot T37 Cessna Pilot T38 Talon Pilot KC135 Air Refueling Tanker Air Operations Officer
David Hughes
David Hughes Class of 1977
Army, 13 Years
Served 10 years in Germany and Desert Storm.
David Kuhns
David Kuhns Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
I served in the Army for 24 years, retiring in 2000
duane earl isham
duane earl isham Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years
NATO, ARFCOS courier, Oeiraras , Portugal, PO3
Duane Mercier
Duane Mercier Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired Broadcaster/Public Affairs
Duane V Nystedt
Duane V Nystedt Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years
Worked on missle projects
Frederick Heard
Frederick Heard Class of 1988
Army, 15 Years
10 years active duty - Stationed in Korea, Fort Ord California, Hawaii, Fort Hood Texas, and trips to Bosnia and Panama. Currently 1SG in TX National Guard.
Garth Olson
Garth Olson Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Aviation Ordnance. Sgt (E-5) Camp Pendleton, CA, MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Korea, Philippines, LHA-3 USS Belleau Wood, LHA-1 USS Tarawa, Operation Desert Sheild/Storm, Operation Sea Angel.
GARY E CALVIN
GARY E CALVIN Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years
FOUR YEARS AIR FORCE, 18 WITH THE NAVY AND NAVAL RESERVES.
Howard Budweg
Howard Budweg Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years
Commander, Naval Engineer
Jamie (Davidson) Hopkins
Jamie (Davidson) Hopkins Class of 1995
Navy, 7 Years
Surface Warfare Officer.
Jason Faler
Jason Faler Class of 1995
Army, 8 Years
Infantry, 1998-2002; Intelligence, 2002-Present; Veteran/Bronze Star Medal Recipient, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Baghdad, Iraq, 2005-06.
Jeff James
Jeff James Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 16 Years
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Cheif and Iraqi Freedom Veteran
Jim Davidson
Jim Davidson Class of 1971
Navy, 3 Years
I served on Patrol Gunboats in Vietnam 72-74. the USS Canon PG-90 which is being turned into a museum and a training facility in Sheboygan, Wisconsan Ports I visited include the Phillipines,Vietnam, Singapore,Hong Kong, Indonesia,Truk,Siapan, Thailand,Austrailia, and Guam.See gunboatriders.com for more information. The Canon was the most decorated ship in the Vietnam War which I am very proud of.

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Cynthia Williams
Class of '79

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