Apple Valley High School Alumni

Apple Valley, Minnesota (MN)

Military Alumni

Military High School 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

Adam Merrick
Adam Merrick
Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Active duty USMC 90-94
Reserve duty 94-96
Andy Evert
Andy Evert
Class of 1983
Army, 11 Years

Army Supply and Materials Mgmt
Bill Peters
Bill Peters
Class of 1988
Navy, 5 Years

Bill served in the Navy for 5 years as a Nuclear Engineer on a Fast-Attack submarine based in Charleston, SC. Served during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
Bob Turner
Bob Turner
Class of 1979
Air Force, 4 Years

Aircraft Fuel Systems Specialist, Honorably Distcharged.
Brad Cox
Brad Cox
Class of 1981
Army, 3 Years

52 delta electricle generator mechanic. supplied power on millatary base durring emergency black outs, and supplied power durring top secret experaments in the field for new millatary equipment.
brandon valenzuela
brandon valenzuela
Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 4 Years

I joined the Marine Corps on jan 24th 2005. My first duty station was in okinawa, japan whilei wasin okinawa I went on many ship rides to different countries for training. I traveled to guam, thialand, phillippines, korea, australia and indonesia. I even went to mount suribachi and stood there they raised out flag, i even have my dog tag wrapped around one of the crosses they have. After my 2 years in okinawa i was stationed at camp lejeune, nc where i spent my last 2 years! i did many training exercises then on feb 14th I landed on kandahar airfield in afghanistan. i spent 8months fighting which will be something that i will never forget for the rest of my life. It makes you feel how lucky you are to get back on that plane to come back home, you think to yourself "i did it, i survived"
Brian Jensen
Brian Jensen
Class of 2000
Air Force, 10 Years

AF Pilot
Brian Lay
Brian Lay
Class of 1988
Navy, 3 Years

Amphibious base
Coronado, cal.

Beachmaster unit
(Navy beach assault team)
Brian Lay
Brian Lay
Class of 1988
Navy, 3 Years

Amphibious Assults Squadron. Coronado California, Desert Storm and Desert Shield.... from 1988-1991
Chris Dixon
Chris Dixon
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Avionics tech, stationed: Eltoro, CA; Iwakuni, Japan; Milington, TN; Oceana, VA
Chris Dixon
Chris Dixon
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Stationed in TN, VA, CA, & Japan
Chris Govekar
Chris Govekar
Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years

Active and Reserve of the Army (and still serving)
Chris Thomsen
Chris Thomsen
Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Served five years active duty as a Spanish linguist. Served in Guantanamo Bay and Camp Lejeune, NC
Christopher Visker
Christopher Visker
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Served in the U.S.M.C. from 1996 to 2004 as an explosive technician. Served combat duties in Kosovo (Balkans War) 1999
CMSgt James Melton
CMSgt James Melton
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Still serving at this time. Hope to retire in 2013.
Craig Emery
Craig Emery
Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years

6 Yrs USMC Combat Eng. 1994 US Army Field Artillery. Desert Shield/Storm, Kosovo, Iraq 03-04, 06-08. Awarded Defense Meritorious Service Medal for work with CJTF Troy Counter IED Team.
Daniel Huggins
Daniel Huggins
Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Dan's service took him from California and throughout the South Pacific from his home base in Hawaii. Travels included a trip to Fiji, Western Samoa, Tonga, and a few other smaller islands in the Pacific, and also several of the Hawaiian Islands.
David Yager
David Yager
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Served from '98 to '03 as a helicopter mechanic stationed in Jacksonville, NC. Also served in Afghanistan after 9/11 and in Iraq in 2003.
Derek Moulton
Derek Moulton
Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Currently is a Lance Corporal. Been deployed to Iraq once. 3.5 more years in active duty. Tactical Network Specialist
Eric Bruss
Eric Bruss
Class of 1990
Army, 4 Years

Combat Medic- My job was to make sure other guys got to come home. US Army 91 Alpha.
James Herlitz
James Herlitz
Class of 1980
Army, 4 Years

Us Army Fort Ord, CA and Korea
Karla (Gerlach) White
Karla (Gerlach) White
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

8 years active duty and 12 years reserves.
Kathleen Anderson
Kathleen Anderson
Class of 2001
Air Force, 5 Years

Serves under military intelligence. Has been deployed to Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey.
kennethweimer
kennethweimer
Class of 1978
Army, 12 Years

served as medic, deployed to desert shield desert storm 90-91
Kirk Scheer
Kirk Scheer
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Force Logistic Operations - 4 years
USAF Guard - 18 years
Kristine Serr (Downum)
Kristine Serr (Downum)
Class of 1989
Air Force, 20+ Years

I served as an active duty medic in the USAF for 20 years; 1989-2009.
Kurt Wilson
Kurt Wilson
Class of 1992
Navy, 15 Years

Presently serving as a Lieutenant Commander Naval Flight Officer stationed in Little Creek, Virginia
Kyle Parker
Kyle Parker
Class of 2003
Army, 1 Years

Currently in ROTC at St. John's Univeristy and the National Guard. Commissioning as a 2LT in May 2007 into the active duty army, hopes to be an Infantryman.
LaNaya Bonogofsky
LaNaya Bonogofsky
Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 1 Years

OORAH DEVIL DOGS!
Lisa (Durand) Murphy
Lisa (Durand) Murphy
Class of 1983
Air Force, 8 Years

I was stationed in Dover AFB, DE; Incirlik AB, Turkey; Falcon AFS, CO; Hickman AFB, HI
Major Karla White
Major Karla White
Class of 1982
Air Force, 17 Years

Commissioned in 1986 from ROTC at St. Thomas University. Served as an intelligence officer on active duty until 1995. Joined Reserves in 1998 to present.
mark  moser
mark moser
Class of 1990
Navy, 4 Years

mm3
Matt Theis
Matt Theis
Class of 2001
Navy, 8 Years

Served on the USS Enterprise for 5 years as a Nuclear Machinest Mate deploying twice to the Gulf Area. Currently teaching Nuclear propulsion in Upstate NY.
Mike Boab
Mike Boab
Class of 1978
National Guard, 13 Years

Aircraft load master with MNANG
Nathan Wheat
Nathan Wheat
Class of 1994
Air Force, 5 Years

Served as Security Forces. While stationed in Saudi Arabia I was injured in the Taliban bombing of Khobar Towers, for which I received the Purple Heart.
Nick Klesc
Nick Klesc
Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Stationed in London England, Pendelton, Iraq, Quantico, Okinawa. Part of the Iraq Invasion attached to 2nd Tank BN. Decorated for Valor, the most fun I had wih my clothes on! Instructor at Quantico for TBS and at JWTC in Okinawa! Lots of Fun!! Left as a Sgt on select for SSgt. Semper Fi!!!
Russ Willbanks
Russ Willbanks
Class of 1983
Air Force, 8 Years

F-16 Avionics Technician
SMSgt John J. Olberding
SMSgt John J. Olberding
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Force Medic: 4Y090
Superintendent, 374th Dental Services
Tammy (Berg) Cedergren
Tammy (Berg) Cedergren
Class of 1982
Navy, 3 Years

I was a hospital corpsman 3rd class (E4).
Tammy Cedergren
Tammy Cedergren
Class of 1982
Navy, 3 Years

I was an HM3 in the Navy.

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Class of '96

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Our Apple Valley High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Apple Valley High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Apple Valley are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!