Thank You for Your Service


St. Ignatius of Loyola asked us to give without counting the cost. No one demonstrates that selflessness more than our alumni who have served or are serving in the armed forces — some have made the ultimate sacrifice.

MILITARY SERVICE OF BROPHY'S FOUNDING FAMILY
William Henry Brophy, whose wife founded Brophy in his honor, left the life he was building in Arizona to serve in World War I as a Major in logistics. His son Frank Cullen Brophy later wrote this about his father's service (from "The Reluctant Banker"): Their outstanding work in keeping the vast distribution of Red Cross supplies constantly moving from Poland to Italy and along the Western Front was recognized as one of the remarkable achievements of World War I. (Frank was referring to his father and two friends who served with him — J.S. Douglas, the oldest son of Dr. James Douglas who gave William Henry Brophy his first start in business, and Tom Collins who worked in copper mining in Arizona and Michigan.)

William Henry Brophy's Descendants
His son Frank Cullen Brophy also served in World War I, spending time in France as a Lieutenant in field artillery. Grandson William Henry Brophy II was a P-47 fighter pilot in World War II and grandson Frank Cullen Brophy Jr. served in the Army during the Korean War.

Great-grandson John T. McChesney '68 made the ultimate sacrifice. McChesney served in the Army's 101st Airborne Battalion and died in combat in Vietnam. Great-grandson Matthew Brophy '77 graduated from the University of Arizona with an ROTC commission in '81 and became an Army Special Forces Captain, serving from 1981-88. He served in Panama as Detachment Commander in the 3rd Battalion's 7th Special Forces Group and also did a tour in El Salvador. Great-great-grandson Christian Brophy served in the Army's 1st Infantry Division and did a tour in Afghanistan.

Thank you to all of our military Men for Others. We will list the names of both veterans and active-duty service members (as we know of them) on this page and keep them in our prayers, as well as honor the memory of those who are no longer with us. If you have not sent us your information yet, submit it via this form or email the Director of Communications. Please note that, in some cases, alumni have submitted information on behalf of classmates. If you see errors or can supply missing information, please contact us.


Arnold, Philip C. '68 ✝ – Air Force
Ashton, Lynn ‘81 – Army
Astuno, James '03 – Marines
Baczynski, Stan '64 – Navy (1969-75)
Bailey, Thomas ‘63 – Army
Barber, Richard '62 – Air Force (1965-88, Captain)
Barrows, Addo III '84 – Navy
Bartle, William ‘88 – Navy (F-14 pilot)
Beauchamp, Robert '03 – Navy
Beaudette, Peter ‘61– Air Force
Benkendorfer, Jarrett '08 – Navy
Bernard, William ’66 – Navy (Vietnam)
Bessett, Mark '82 – Army
Blessent, John '66 – Army
Blumenherst, Andrew '09 – Army National Guard (Sergeant/ Infantry Reconnaissance, 2014-20)
Brackney, Christopher '91– Air Force 
Brooks, William ‘66 – Air Force
Brophy, Matthew M. '77 – Army (Special Forces 1981-88, Captain, tours in Panama and El Salvador)
Brown, Griffith '69 – Navy (1971-91)
Buness, Gage ‘13 – Air Force 
Byrne, Christopher ‘11– Air Force (active duty 25th Fighter Squadron)
Byrne, Tom ‘88 – Navy
Caballero, Phillip ‘77 – Marines (E-4/Corporal, 1977-83)
Campisano, James D. '68 ✝ – Army
Caniglia, Jerry '58 – Air Force (Captain)
Carr, Brian '99 – Army
Carreon-Ainsa, Aaron '64 – Air Force
Cazares, Walter '10 – Air Force
Chaparro, Angel '98 – Army
Cheigren, David ‘67 – Army
Clausen, Charles Perrin "Perry" '63 ✝ – Navy (fighter pilot and naval aviator 1968-77) 
Coats, James '03 – Army (Blackhawk helicopter pilot/chief warrant office 2 – active duty)
Cook, Peter '58 – Navy
Cremin, John M. Jr. '58 – Air Force (U.S. Naval Academy graduate; served 1960-93; Tours of Duty: Vietnam 1968-70, Saudi Arabia 1981-83; Colonel ret.)
Crowley, Jack '59 – Army
Cummins, Patrick '57 – Coast Guard
Cunningham, Michael ‘65 – Army
Curtis, Walter '64 – Army
D’Adamo, Chris '75 – Navy
Dalpes, Dan '59 – Air Force (Captain, Served in Thailand during the Vietnam War)
Dalpes, Paul James '56  – Army
Daniels, Russell ‘66 – Navy
Davis, T.C. "Champ" '08 – Air Force (active duty F16 pilot, USAF Academy grad) 
Deltenre, Donald '58 – Navy
Demartini, Anthony '57 – Army (First Lieutenant) 
Dooris, Terry '64 – Army
Dowds, Alexander ‘98 – Army
Dull, John '62 – Army (First Lieutenant 1966-69)
Dunn, William '72 – Air Force 
Dunnigan, Edward ‘59 – Air Force
Eppler, Michael ‘73 – Air Force
Ferland, Roger '64 – Army
Ferrara, Stephen '87 – Navy (Captain)
Fessler, Bill '85 – Air Force
Fink, William ‘66 ✝ – Air Force
Fleming, Alan D. '68 ✝ – Marines (Served in Viet Nam)
Galea, Stephen '98 – Air Force
Gambee, Doug ‘62 – Navy
Garbagnati, Al '71 – Navy (Lieutenant)
Garrity, Thomas R. '69 – Army, Special Forces
Gieszl, Matt ‘03 – Navy (Submarine Force)
Glaze
, Jr. Orville ‘66 – Air Force
Gollings, Frank '58 – Army
Gwinner, Robert '85 – Army
Guyette, Brian '04 – Air Force (active duty)
Guzman, Sebastian ‘04 – Marines
Harrell, Kyle ‘06 – Army
Harris, Seth '14 – Navy
Harrison Hay, John ‘13 – Marines
Hawley, Ian '92 – Navy
Haywood, Robert '80 – Army
Heinz, John '58 – Navy (six years, 2nd Class Petty Officer upon departure)
Hendricks, Ed '59 – Army 
Herbst, Kenneth D. M.D. '62 – Army (1972–2006; Major General (ret.); last two assignments were Deputy Surgeon General for M&RA and Commander of ARMEDCOM)
Herrick, Scott '67 – Army
Hiatt, Mark ‘76 – Army
Hiller, Michael James '64 – Marines (Died in Viet Nam Aug. 7, 1967)
Hintzen, Justin E. '95 – Army (Attack Aviation, 1999-2007, captain)
Hinz, Bill '57 – Army
Hoeschler, Frank '59 – Air Force
Hofler, Ed '57 – Army (Served in the same unit with Elvis in Germany)
Hong, Nicholas '92 – Navy (Lieutenant)
Hundelt, Ollie ‘59 – Air Force (Captain, 1966-68)
Hunter, Benjamin ‘04 – Navy
Imler, David A. '63 ✝ – Air Force (U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, a pilot in Vietnam)
Inderrieden, Richard ‘57 – Marines
Jacobs, Kenneth '75 – Marines (E-8 First Sgt.)
Jacobs, Seth '02 – Marines (E-3 L/Cpl.)
Jansen, Kellard '80 – Navy
Johnson, Eric – Air Force
Jones, Brad ‘86 – Marines
Kelley, Brian '01 – Army
Kilb, Kevin ‘84 – Air Force
Klinder, Don '59 – U.S. Coast Guard 
Kumagai, Shawn '95 – Navy (active duty since 2001)
Ladensack, Robert ‘66  – Army 
LaJoie, James – Marines (Purple Heart)
LaJoie, William '64 – Army
Lancaster, Emmett ‘65 – Navy (1966-90)
Laws, John-Charles "JC" ''08 – Air Force (JAG officer – active duty)
Leenerts, Ted ‘67 – Navy (aviator 1971-92; chaplain 2007-10)
Lenegan, James '62 – Marines (Sergeant)
Lesley, Dan '62 – Marines
Lightle, Brian ‘93 – Army
Long, John ‘66 – Army
Louis, Bill '70 – Army
Ludwig, Bob '56 – Air Force (Captain)
Magnan, William '66 – Navy
Makuas, Pete '59 – Arizona Air National Guard
Martineau, Fortune '69 – Air Force 
Mattalino, Ben '03 – Air Force
Matter, Terrence '61 – Air Force 
Mattingly, Michael ‘04 – Air Force
Maxwell, James '03 – Marines > Navy (Active Duty)
McCabe, Donald ‘66 – Air Force
McCabe, Thomas ‘66 – Air Force
McCarty, Martin ‘79 – Army
McChesney, Charles '76 – Coast Guard
McChesney, John T. '68  – Army (101st Airborne, died in combat in Vietnam)
McClintock, Sean ‘98 – Navy
McCoy, James L. Jr. '64 – Army (First Lieutenant)
McCutchan, William ‘89 – Army and Marines
McDonald, Christopher ‘66 ✝ – Army 
Meese, David '84 – Air Force
Mercado, Phillip '12 – Army, Sergeant 
Might, Daniel '01 – Army
Montalvo, Juan IV '11 – Army
Morison, Robert ‘68 – Army ("one of the last draftees")
Mueller, Jeffrey '97 – Air Force (active duty)
Mulligan, John '78 – Navy
Mulligan, John L. '56 – Navy
Mulligan, Paul ‘88 – Navy (aviator)
Murphy, Jerome P. '69 – Army
Murphy, Joseph '10 – Army
Murphy, Nicholas '12 – Army
Muzzy, Bryce '10 – Air Force (Captain)
O'Connor, James '04 – Army (Sergeant First Class, served 16 years with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan)
Olsen
, Peter ‘90 – United Nations Peacekeeping Force (Croatia)
Olson, Ruben '82 – Marines 
O’Neill, William ‘57 – Air Force 
Ovens, James '74 – Marines (1976-79)
Percha, Marvin Jr. '79 – Air Force 
Prendergast, Michael ‘10 – Army
Prince, John Jr. '61  – Marines (Wounded in Vietnam, highly decorated)
Raddatz, Christopher ‘87 – Navy
Raney, James ‘71 – Army (Colonel, retired)
Riches, Jon ‘00 – Navy
Riggs, Jim '56
Risser, Chris '59 – Air Force (Colonel, flight surgeon)
Rodriguez, Emmanual ‘12 – Army
Rolle, Andy '71 – Navy
Roulier, Richard '65 – Army (Medical Service Corps, Captain)
Running, Steven '64 – Army (Vietnam)
Sanchez, Gilbert '13 – Marines 
Scheffing, Robert '60 – Arizona Air Guard (1967-73) and National Guard (1974-83)
Scheidt, Mike '69 – Army
Schweitzer, Jon '77 – Army
Scott, Stephen "Trip" — Air Force (Cadet First Class, U.S. Air Force Academy, Class of 2021)
Shaffer, Bob ‘64 – Army (Special Forces, Vietnam)
Shepard, Michael ‘58 – Army  (1965-67; First Lieutenant; Vietnam – one tour)
Simonson, Dan '70 – Army
Sloncen, Bob '57 – Coast Guard (Rear Admiral)
Smith, John ‘94 – Air Force
Sobotka, Max ‘13 – Army Reserve
Sowinski, Nicholas Ryan ‘99 ✝ – Army (Died in Combat)
Stahr, Ted Jr. '60 – Army (1965-95; paratrooper with 82nd Airborne 1965-67; Vietnam Tour of Duty 1968 with second tour in 1972; Army Reserve 1974-95; Lieutenant Colonel ret.)
Steimel, Tom ‘67 – Air Force, Arizona National Guard 
Sterling, Tim '73 – Navy
Swager, James '59 – Air Force (pilot)
Swigonski, Scott '03 – Air Force (active duty)
Taft, John '66 – Navy (Captain)
Takahashi, David '08 – Air Force (active duty; USAF grad; Captain; F-16 fighter pilot – callsign Apollo)
Thelen, Dennis '59 – Army (Sergeant,1967-69)
Thompson, Nathan '98 – Army 
Tosier, Bob '56
Trapanotto, Brian '88 – Navy, Army (Commissioned Officer, 1992-2004)
Tubman, David ‘60 
Turlip, Doug ‘79 – Marines (33 years)
Van Borssum, John ‘65 – Navy
Van Haren, Peter ‘63 – Army
Van Skike, Jeff '66 – Navy (Commander)
Wagner, Chris '98 – Army 
Webler, Richard – Navy
Weingarten, Charles '67 – Marines (E-1)
Weinstein, Casey '13 – Air Force
Whitcher, Bob ‘63 – Air Force
Willey, Jared ‘12 – Marines
Woodall, Ryan ‘05 – Army
Woods, Terry '62 – Air Force 
Woods, Tim ‘93 – Army National Guard
Wren, Michael ‘08 – Navy

✝ Deceased