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

Andy Neudecker
Andy Neudecker Class of 1991
Air Force, 4 Years
Had a ball from start to finish
Barbara (Bowen) Lemm
Barbara (Bowen) Lemm Class of 1970
Army Reserves, 18 Years
Served in Desert Storm 1990 - 1991 with the 13th EVAC National Guard from Madison. WI Served with the 4221st Hospital Served with the 911 FST Det. Madison, WI
Dale Lapakko
Dale Lapakko Class of 1964
Army, 5 Years
Received my commission via OCS at Ff. Belvoir VA and spent three years in Europe avoiding the two way rifle range in Asia.
David Thies
David Thies Class of 1986
Army, 10 Years
Served in the US Army Signal Corps from 1986-1996
Edwin H. Engelmann
Edwin H. Engelmann Class of 1983
Navy, 7 Years
US Navy Submarine Service
Erik Bonstrom
Erik Bonstrom Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 9 Years
I served my first two years just outside of Tokyo in Yokosuka, Japan. I then served four years in the infantry with 1/8 Bravo Company doing three comabt missions. My final three years I was at the White House opening the door for the President.
Gary D McDevitt
Gary D McDevitt Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years
From 1965-1969 Aboard USS VOGELGESANG DD-862
Gregory Hagg
Gregory Hagg Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years
I retired as a Senior Chief Data Systems Technician (E8). My career took me all over the world on various ships, most notably the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) where I served 4 years. I also did a tour of instructor duty and recruiting duty.
Jack Taly
Jack Taly Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years
Currently a Chief in the Navy Reserve Served on Active Duty in New London CT. and Mobilized to NAVY IA Combat Training Command.
John Ward
John Ward Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years
NCOIC, Office of the Comptroller, USACC-CONUS, Ft. Ritchie, MD
Keith Brudevold
Keith Brudevold Class of 1964
Navy Reserves, 13 Years
Enlisted Seaman, then Flight School and Naval Flight Division Officer
Les Langen
Les Langen Class of 1972
Army, 3 Years
Health Inspector. Army Commendation Medal.
Lowell C. Wise
Lowell C. Wise Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years
worked with Atlas F missiles at Walker AFB, New Mexico and then microwave radio relay in Germany
Mark Beall
Mark Beall Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Joined the Corps in Jan 77, Retired Oct 31 1998. Rank of GySgt. I served as a Aviation Operations Chief, with collateral duties as a Rescue Swimmer and a Crew Chief of a CT-39G. I was stationed at: NAS New Orleans, MCAS Iwakuni Japan, MCAS Cherry Point, NAS Whidbey Island, MCAS Cherry Point and Camp Foster Okinawa. Returned to Cherry Point to Retire.
Michael Nelson
Michael Nelson Class of 1984
Army, 12 Years
1984 Basic/ Infantry Training Ft Benning GA, 84-85 Ft Stewart GA, 85-87 Schofield Barracks HI, 87-92 Berlin Germany 2007 Patriot Missile Operator, Ft Bliss TX, 07-10 Ft Bliss TX, Instructor Patriot Missile, 10-11 Ft Sill OK, Patriot Missile Instructor Level 3 Combatives Instructor
Neal Utter Benjamin
Neal Utter Benjamin Class of 1966
Navy, 6 Years
1966-1972, Electronics, ETN2, Served USS Eldorado AGC-11 followed by a tour in Vietnam, followed by two years in the Phillippines at US Nav Com Sta San Miguel
R. Mike Reid
R. Mike Reid Class of 1961
Army, 20+ Years
Army Aviator
Ralph Cannon
Ralph Cannon Class of 1966
Navy, 6 Years
Submarine service
Robert Larsen
Robert Larsen Class of 1966
Navy, 3 Years
I served in the navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31). I celebrated my 21st and 2nd birthdays off the coast of North Vietnam.
Robert Larsen
Robert Larsen Class of 1966
Navy, 3 Years
I served aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) from 12/68 to 11/70. I worked in the print shop and I was on two WestPac deployments. I celebrated my 21st and 22nd birthdays in the Tonkin Gulf, off the coast of North Vietnam.

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St Louis Park High School Classmates

Bruce Moore
Class of '59

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SLP alum featured in Broadway musical premiere

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