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

Arthur A. Elder
Arthur A. Elder Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years
SFC Elder entered the service 1988, has worked as a Field Artillery Surveyor (primary MOS), NBC NCO, Operations Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO), US Army Recruiter, Informations Operations in Joint Operations Center Baghdad Iraq. Participated in Operation Desert Shield and Dessert Storm, as well as Operation Iraqi Freedom. SFC Elder is still currently serving preparing soldiers for deployment.
Charles Lackey
Charles Lackey Class of 1956
Air Force, 8 Years
Spent eight years repairing electronic counter measures (ECM) equipment. Left the airforce in 1964 to attend college.
Chris Parker
Chris Parker Class of 1971
Army, 13 Years
Cavalry Scout-Sheridan Gunner/Sheridan Commander/Scout Section Sergeant/Senior Instructor/Special Operations/Delta Force/Enlisted Aide to the Division Commander
Christian C. Rasmussen
Christian C. Rasmussen Class of 1971
Navy, 6 Years
Serviced on the USS Ticondrogs(CVS-14) and on the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) With the VA-52 Air Attack Quadron Was Awarded the Naval Air Force Pacifc Fleet Battle Efficiency Pennant for sustaining superior performance.
Colonel Eric S Johnson
Colonel Eric S Johnson Class of 1968
Air Force, 13 Years
Served as Critical Care Air Transport Physician, with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Colonel Steve Crawford (USA, Ret.)
Colonel Steve Crawford (USA, Ret.) Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
Commissioned a Field Artillery 2nd Lieutenant 1969 thru EWU ROTC. Three years in Germany as Pershing Missile Platoon Commander & Nuclear Launch Control Officer. Three years at Fort Sill, OK as National Missile Range Ops Officer. Next, a one year tour of Korea as Missile Command Ops Officer. Next three years as Artillery Battery Commander and Battalion Ops Officer, 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Tx. (1978-1981). Spent 1981-1983 in Graduate School, Univ of Missouri. On to Fort Ord as Artillery Battalion XO and Inspector General in 7th Inf Division. Next 18 months as Commander, Artillery Battalion on DMZ, Korea. Next assignment at Fort Leavenworth, teaching military planning. In 1990-1991, off to Army Senior Service College for Masters of Strategic Studies. Finished career at Fort Sheridan, IL as Director of Midwest Reserve Components Training. Retired as a full Colonel in 1998.
connie howard
connie howard Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years
After spending 26 years in the Air Force I retired with the rank of Tech Sergent (E6).. would have been a Master Sergeant (E7), but the First Sergeant and I had a small disagreement. Since retiring I have been living in Colorado Springs, Co. My military duties were in the areas of Administration and then TeleCommunication. During these years I was stationed at: Lackland AFB Tx, Lowry AFB Co, Hicham AFB Hi, Peterson AFB Co, Scott AFB Il, Keeser AFB Ms, Cheynne Mtn Co and finished up at Peterson AFB Co. Joining the Air Force opened up a whole new world for me.
Dan Aycock
Dan Aycock Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
Joined the AF in spring of 66. Specialized in AC weapons systems maintenance. Spent three years in the east of England with several TDY's to Aviano AB Italy, Wheelus AB Lybya and Gigli AB Turkey. I took the option for a 6 mo early out and came back home the fall of 69. A month later I was employed at the WWPD. I hung around there until 2009, retiring as a Captain - Admin Svc division and 911 Communications Center.
Dan Lackey
Dan Lackey Class of 1991
National Guard, 19 Years
Traveled the world and have done things I would have never dreamed of. Will be retiring in June 2011!!
Daniel B Butler
Daniel B Butler Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Crew chief for EA-6B Prowlers with 2 deployment, first a West Pac cruise on the USS Midway then a Med cruise on The USS Nimitz.
David G. Woodward
David G. Woodward Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years
Air Traffic Control Officer. Vietnam Veteran.
Ed Powers
Ed Powers Class of 1966
Army, 4 Years
1967 - 1971: US Army Air Defense, Nike Hercules Nato Air Defense School Cadre. 1974-1981: entered the Army Reserves and served in the 104th Training Div. as a Drill Sgt.
Fred Wagner
Fred Wagner Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 4 Years
4 years active duty, 2 years inactive reserves
Fred Wagner
Fred Wagner Class of 1975
Army, 14 Years
Prior Service USMC, 14.5 years active duty US Army, medically retired, 100% disabled
Gary W. Roberts
Gary W. Roberts Class of 1984
Navy, 4 Years
Navy Corpsman, served on the USS Fletcher DD992 and Naval Hsopital Oakland. West Pac in 85, Mexico, Alaska, Canada. Trained to serve as a Marine Corpsman in 87
Army, 20+ Years
US Army
GREGORY J. WEICHER Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years
1986 to 1992 - Active Duty Air Force, David Grant Medcial Center, Travis AFB, CA. Allergy-Immunology Technician. 1995 to Present - Air Force Reseves, 349th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Travis AFB, CA. Superintendent of Nursing Services. Awaiting commission to Flight Nurse-Summer of 2010.
Harold L. Collins
Harold L. Collins Class of 1953
Navy, 4 Years
Naval Air
Howard Davis
Howard Davis Class of 1978
Navy, 14 Years
Served on 3 ships, USS David R. Ray DD-971, USS Fletcher DD-992 and USS Cowpens CG-63. Made 3 deployments to the Indian Oceon/Pursian Gulf. Left the service as a Gunner's Mate Chief Petty Officer (GMC E-7).
Howard L. Davis
Howard L. Davis Class of 1978
Navy, 14 Years
Did three tours into the Pursian Gulf on two seperate ships, the USS David R. Ray DD-971 and the USS Fletcher DD-992. A instructor tour at the Nucleur Weapons Training Group Pacific, North Island CA. Am a member of the Plank Owner Commissioning crew of the USS Cowpens CG-63. Honorably discharded in December 1991 as a Chief Gunner's Mate (E-7)

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Lillian Wright Class of 1951

Lillian Graham (Wright)

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