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

Doug Cole
Doug Cole Class of 1988
Navy, 20+ Years
Surface Warfare Officer
Herman Hull
Herman Hull Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Medical Administration from 1965 through 1985. Served in Vietnam 1970/71. Assingments included: Lackland AFB, Tx, Montgomery, AL, Danang Vietnam, K.I. Sawyer, Michigan, Wichita Falls, Tx. Grissom AFB, Indiana, Italy (Sicily).
Herman Hull
Herman Hull Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
1965 - Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri (Basic Training) 1965 - 1966 - Ft Knox, Kentucky (Armor Training) 1966 Transferred to Air Force - Medical Administration Career Field 1966 - Maxwell AFB, Alabama 1967 - 1970 Lackland AFB, Texas 1970 - 1971 DaNang AB, Vietnam 1971 - K.I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan (only 8 months) 1972 - 1976 Sheppard AFB, Texas 1976 - 1980 Grissom AFB, Indiana 1980 - 1983 Brooks AFB, Texas 1983 - 1984 Comiso AB, Sicily (Italy) 1984 - 1985 Brooks AFB, Texas Retired December 1985
Jeff Schlarb
Jeff Schlarb Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
20 year career in the Corps. Earned multiple personal awards and citations. Designed , built and fielded a mine roller that went on the front of trucks to help with the IED threat. Not one military member was lost while my roller was in use. I retired in Jan 2007 and now ork for Jacobs Engineering on teh MRAP Project. Served 9 months in Saudi Arabia in the Gulf War and have done 2 tours in Iraq. One on active duty and one as a civilian contractor.
kenny bass
kenny bass Class of 1983
Navy, 7 Years
86 to 92 worked in engine room floated around the world servered persian gulf national D good conduct and armed service expeditionary medal then came home
Michael Gerrior
Michael Gerrior Class of 1976
Navy, 10 Years
1985-1995 Trained as a hospital corpsman and traveled to Italy (3 years '87-90), Germany, Spain, New Zealand, and Antarctica (1 year '90-91). Awarded Navy Achievement Medal, Operation Deep Freeze Medal, and the Navy Expeditionary Medal.
Rodger Smith
Rodger Smith Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
Air Force-Medical Services Specialist. Joined Nov 1983. RAF Greenham Common, United Kingdom, Feb 1984-Feb 1986. Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, Feb 1986-June 1987. Clark AB, Philippines, June 1987-June 1989. RAF Bentwaters, July 1989-August 1992. U.S. Navy Nurse Corps: Great Lakes Medical Center, IL, Nov 1995-Nov 1997. Yokosuka Naval Base Hospital, Japan, Dec 1997-Dec 1999. San Diego Naval Medical Center CA, Dec 1999-Nov 2001. Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms, CA, Nov 2001-Oct 2004. Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, NC, Nov 2004-Dec 2006. Deployed to Iraq Sep 2005-Mar 2006.
Ruby (McDonald) Townsend
Ruby (McDonald) Townsend Class of 1987
Air Force, 9 Years
POL Fuels Specialist

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Class of '06

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