Retired U.S. Navy Captain Lonny K. McClung was a 1957 graduate of Maroa High School. During his time at Maroa, Lonny participated in football, track, and basketball. Following graduation, Lonny went to the University of Illinois and commissioned with the NROTC allowing him to pursue a Masters in Administrative Science. Lonny was deployed to Vietnam three times and participated in 250 missions and over 1000 carrier landings. Lonny became the Chief of Staff Atlantic Fleet Commander and was a commanding officer for four different aviation units including TOPGUN. After retirement, Lonny served in various positions such as the President Emeritus of the USN Tailhook Association, helping restore recognition to that organization, and the Director of Strike and Amphibious War Fighting Requirements as part of the Staff of the Chief of Naval Operations for the Pentagon. Lonny and his wife Audrey reside in Phoenix where he enjoys spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren Spencer, Shane, Sarah, Max, and Karoline.