Rich History of Military Service

Many Saint Thomas Academy alumni go on to serve our country in the military. The Academy honors their service with the Fleming Alumni Veteran Award.

Fleming Alumni Veteran Award Nomination Process

To nominate a veteran alumnus for a Fleming Medal, submit a two-page narrative articulating:

  • Military decorations received
  • Years of service
  • Military positions held
  • Individual’s support of the veteran community
  • Nomination Sheet / data / photo
  • Service record data sheet, submittal of DD214 or WWII equivalent

Nominees should have:

  • Served in the Armed Forces for a period not shorter than two years. 
  • Received an honorable discharge.
  • Has been an active and supporting member of the STA community.

Mail Nominations by October 1 to:

Saint Thomas Academy
Fleming Alumni Veterans Award
ATTN: LTC (Ret) M. DePuglio
949 Mendota Heights Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Previous award recipients:


2016
• George R. Roedler, STMA '36, US Army
• Maj. Gen. John M. O'Connell, STMA ’63, US Army

2015
• COL Dennis Wier '76, US Air Force
• Chris Moritz '02

2014

  • John Battis, STMA ’42, US Army
  • 

Lt. Col. Russell Jensen STMA ’49, US Air Force 



  • LTC Robert Green, STMA ’63, US Army

2013

  • J. Jerome Plunkett, STMA ’42, US Army
  • COL John Stewart, STMA ’52, US Army
  • MG Robert Pollmann, STMA '65, US Army

2012

  • COL Robert Sheahan, STMA ’49, USMC
  • LTC Col. Eric Aberg, STMA ’59, US Army
  • CPT Robert Bauleke STA ’03, US Army
  • 1LT Peter Bauleke STA ’06, US Army

2011 

  • RADM John Crowley STA ’71, USCG
  • COL Col. Bertram Maas, STMA ’49, USMC
  • COL Julian McFadden, STMA ’49, USMC

 2010

  • 1LT Eugene Hanousek, STMA ’31, US Army
  • Capt. Thomas [O'Kane] Gramith STA ’00, USAF
  • Capt. Kelly Hinz STA ’93, USMC
  • Maj. Matthew Michaud STA ’93, USAF
2009
  • LTC Jack Clarke STMA ’48, US Army
  • LTC Ken Deans STMA ’30, US Army
  • 1LT Robert Lee STMA ’43, US Army
  • LTG George Monahan STMA ’51, USAF 

2008

  • Carl Baumgaertner, STMA ’42, US Army
  • James Garberg, STMA ’41, US Army