During the opening remarks Saturday evening we would like to recognize our military classmates. Please provide us with some background information below.
Served in Vietnam Conflict
Enlisted in United States Marines upon graduation from Urbana High School in 1972. He served until1978 and obtained the rank of E5/Sergeant
US Navy Sonar Technician 1973 - 1979
School in San Diego
2 ships out of Norfolk, VA
USS Donald B. Beary FF1085
USS McCandless FF 1084
Discharged as an E-6
Marine Corps 1973-1976. Sgt. Paris Island South Carolina, Pensacola Florida, Misawa Japan.
US Army 1976-2002, Field Artillery, Lieutenant Colonel, recipient of Legion of Merit, Bronze Star. Served in Germany, Korea, Italy, Ft. Bragg N.C. Participated in Operations; Dessert Shield/Storm, Uphold Democracy, Haiti, Kosovo Security Force, Kosovo.
USMC Gunny Sergeant (E-7)
Jan 72 to Aug 94
Stationed all over the world
Served in Desert Storm, Desert Shield
US Army 1976-1997. Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel. Recipient of Bronze Star Medal with Combat ""V"" Device
Best regards to everyone in the Class of 1972.
Good luck in the years to come and thank you for your friendship and support!"