Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
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Honored Military Alumni
Class of 1978
Navy, 12 Years
Served after High School in Naval Submarine Service
Class of 1950
Navy, 4 Years
Korean War; served in Celestial Navigation Dept;
Atomic testing -March 1954;First Hydrogen Bomb Rank QM-2
Class of 1989
Army, 14 Years
Ellen McClure has served over 14 years of military service since graduating in 1989
Class of 1971
Air Force, 9 Years
Served in USAF from 1972-1981. Boom Operator from 1972-77, Civil Engr from 77-81. Stationed Japan, Philippines, Guam, Beale, AFB Ca, KI Sawyer AFB, Michigan, Lowry AFB Co
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
Sgt. 73rd Signal Battalion, II Corps Vietnam, headquartered in Cam Rahn Bay, 5/70-5/71. The 73rd's mission was to provide communication to all of II Corps (south central Vietnam) bases and to handle sensitive communication up to and including Top Secret. I worked in Intelligence and Security (S-2) and was twice decorated (Army Commendation Medal, 2nd w/ Oak Leaf Cluster) for "Meriterious Service". I was also battalion "soldier of the month" in November '70.
Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years
Served 6 years in thru US Navy from Sept 1960 thru Sept 1966. Served aboard the USS Enterprise CVAN 65. Cuban missile crisis. Also seved in the ILL. Air Nation guard from 1975 to 1991. Retired with 24 years total service.
Class of 1956
Air Force, 6 Years
S/Sgt in Il Air National Guard 1960 activated for the Cuban Missle Crisis. Special Weapons CBR specialist.
Class of 1981
Army, 26 Years
Served in the Medical Service Corps--stationed in Germany, Alaska, New York, Georgia and Texas.
Class of 1956
Navy, 4 Years
Great Lakes NTC Boot Camp 140
NAS Kingsville Texas
NATCNO Norman Oklahoma
NAS Norfolk VA
HS-7 aboard USS Valley Forge CVS 45
HS-7 Aboard USS Randolph CVS 15
All on the East Coast from Halifax NS to the Caribbean Islands St Thomas, Puerto Rico, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica
Picked up Col John Glenn USMC from the drink
Picked up Gus Grissom From the drink
Class of '49
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Hilton Homewood Hotel Forsyth, Ill.
Celebration Of Life , For ; Gloria (Meyer) Gray On July 6th, 2013 from 4p.m.-8p.m. in banquet room off the courtyard. Br...
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