Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Artesia High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Pioneers lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Buddy Bradshaw
Buddy Bradshaw Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
Special Agent, 109th MI Gp, Baltimore, Md, 1969-71; conducted background investigations on DOD personnel; VIP security (Pres. Nixon); foot and vehicular surveillance; penetration exercises
Gary Rogers
Gary Rogers Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years
3rd Squadren 7th Calvary
James E. Silks
James E. Silks Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years
Served in Vietnam Nov. 1966 to Nov. 1967
Jerry Dexter
Jerry Dexter Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Viet Nam Vet
Joanne (Jody) Tomsello (Lucas)
Joanne (Jody) Tomsello (Lucas) Class of 1975
Air Force, 2 Years
Aircraft mechanic & crew chief for T38 aircraft.
Karen Rasmussen Duquette
Karen Rasmussen Duquette Class of 1964
Navy, 3 Years
Boot camp at Bainbridge, Maryland The rest of the time at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Karen Rasmussen Duquette
Karen Rasmussen Duquette Class of 1964
Navy, 3 Years
Yeoman - served time at Pearl Harbor
Kathleen Correll
Kathleen Correll Class of 1979
Army, 3 Years
Combat Medic / patient Care Specialist
Michael Bohannon
Michael Bohannon Class of 1987
Army, 18 Years
Served at Ft. Ord, Korea, Ft. BLiss, Iowa ANG. Was part of Gulf War and Iraqi Freedom. Was injured in Iraq.
Michelle M Woodland
Michelle M Woodland Class of 1994
Air Force, 20+ Years
I spent 20 years in the AF as an air craft maintainer. I was an assistant flight chief and a MSgt when I retired.
Richard Bean
Richard Bean Class of 1973
Army, 8 Years
Basic Medical Specialist,Clinical Specialist,Motor Transport Operator. Ft Ord,CA,Ft Sam Houston,TX,Presidio of San Francisco,CA, Ft Leonard Wood,MO,Ft Devens,MA and Emery Barracks,Wurzburg,Germany. 1975-82. Honorable Discharge plus injured in Germany.
Richard Bean
Richard Bean Class of 1973
Army, 8 Years
91 Bravo Basic Medical Specialist 1975 . 91 Charlie Clinical Specialist 75-76. 64 Charlie Motor Transport Operator. 78-82.
Ronald Honea
Ronald Honea Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
Served from 1966-1970 Austin Texas 3 yrs San Bernadino 1yr. Never had to go to Nam. Thank God for that.
Scott Kamerick
Scott Kamerick Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served 22 years on active duty, and continued wearing the uniform as a high school Aerospace Science Instructor for another 15 years.
Victor Showers
Victor Showers Class of 1978
Army, 9 Years
Served 4 years in the Infantry, and 5 years as a Field Medic.

Classmates Spotlight

Artesia High School Classmates

Donald Kerr
Class of '58

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School News

Ray Tergerstrand Class of 1972

Ray Tegerstrand lost his battle with cancer on May 9th 2013.
RIP Ray.
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