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 S. Barnes
Aaron S. Barnes Class of 2003
Army, 3 Years
I have been with the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division for 3 1/2 years. I am currently on the last leg of my second deployment in Iraq, my first one was from September 2005 to September 2006 and then got deployed again from September 2007 and expecting to be home late November 2008. My job or "MOS" is 13F (fire support specialist), my duties are to locate the enemy and call in artillery, air, and naval fire (missles, bombs, etc.) onto the enemy and make sure the job is taken care of. Since this is unconventional warfare I am currently the Platoon Sergeants driver and we go out on operations and patrols every single day just as people would go to work everyday.
Adam Putman
Adam Putman Class of 2002
Air Force, 5 Years
I am a mechanic in the AF. No I don't work on aircraft beleive it or not there is more to the AF than just aircraft. My specialty is working on/fixing diesel engines. Right now the squadron I am with we mostly have tactical vehicles 5-tons duece and a halfs HUMMVS.I.E. the big green trucks you see in military type movies. I enjoy what I do and I beleive in what we stand for. I have been deployed to Iraq and will soon be returning. Contrary to beleif yes the AF does deploy lol. If you have any questions or comments just let me know.
Andy Timmons
Andy Timmons Class of 1982
National Guard, 6 Years
1983-1989
Aura Ulm
Aura Ulm Class of 1965
National Guard, 20+ Years
Air Force Reserves, Grissom Air Force Base, IN-3 yrs...Flight Operations. Air National Guard, Battle Creek, MI-23 yrs...Flight Operations and Multimedia Manager.
Billy Nicks
Billy Nicks Class of 1999
Air Force, 6 Years
Served in Afghanistan. Currently resides in Southern IL near Scott Airforce Base
Brad Davis
Brad Davis Class of 1998
Army, 4 Years
82nd Airbourne Currently serving National Guard
Brad Smith
Brad Smith Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years
As of September 08, I've served 23 years in the USAF. Paticipated in Desert Shield/Storm, Northern Watch, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, and a few others.
donald(jack)daniels
donald(jack)daniels Class of 1984
National Guard, 20+ Years
im with the 2/123 feild artillary ive served in iraq for 18 mon and im going to be lieving for egypt in may of 2010 i will be over there for a year
Gerry Mahr
Gerry Mahr Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years
Regular Army 1973-1976 IL Army Guard - 1983-1985 IL Air National Guard - 1985-Present
Jim Melton
Jim Melton Class of 1966
Army, 6 Years
Served 18 months in Vietnam.
Pamela Brown (Campbell)
Pamela Brown (Campbell) Class of 1999
Army, 8 Years
Served 8 years as a Human Resources Specialist (42A). I processed out in 2008 because my husband is on Active Duty at Fort Bragg. I decided it was time I focused more on my family and also go back to college.
Rick Abbadusky
Rick Abbadusky Class of 1984
Navy, 4 Years
USN i was an aviation electronic technician got out as an E-3
Rick Abbadusky
Rick Abbadusky Class of 1984
Navy, 4 Years
served 4 years active on the USS Roosevelt and USS Nimitz got my shell back and blue nose
Thomas Hunborg
Thomas Hunborg Class of 2006
Army, 4 Years
Served in the reserves Korea and currently in The Old Guard
Thomas Hunborg
Thomas Hunborg Class of 2006
Army, 3 Years
Currently serving as a vehicle mechanic in the 3D US INF REG The Old Gaurd at Ft. Myer, Va.

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Class of '80

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