Bemidji High School Alumni

Bemidji, 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

Bill Worth
Bill Worth
Class of 1940
Navy, 6 Years

First Class Gunners Mate
Brian Klobe
Brian Klobe
Class of 1985
Army Reserves, 8 Years

Combat Medical Specialist and Infantry
Casey McKenna
Casey McKenna
Class of 1994
Army, 8 Years

Communications Specialist
charles e miller
charles e miller
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

served in germany
Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith
Class of 1978
National Guard, 20+ Years

Joined in 1983, still serving in the Minnesota NAtional Guard in the AGR program. Duty assingments include 82d Airborne, 7th Engineer Brigade, 4th Engineer BN, Army Recruiter, 1SG, SGM, CSM. Graduate of the USASMA class 01-08
David Langan
David Langan
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

pilot
David R. Yost
David R. Yost
Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years

Served 4 years active duty, 13 months in Thailand in direct support of the war in Vietnam. Served 27 years in USAR, retired at rank of Colonel.
David Wickner
David Wickner
Class of 1955
Marine Corps, 3 Years

4 years in National Guard
3 years in USMC
Eric Larson
Eric Larson
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

23 years mostly submarine service, 8 years overseas,in Asia
George Himmelright
George Himmelright
Class of 1963
Army, 13 Years

Served in Alaska, Vietnam, Germany and Huntsville, Alabama
Govind Nadesan
Govind Nadesan
Class of 1983
Army, 5 Years

Infantry Officer (Captain)
Greg Saunders
Greg Saunders
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

Worked in electronics: PACCS (post attack command control center) the planes (Looking Glass)I worked on could launch all the missles located in the mid-west. I spent one year in Thailand with the Combat Lightning group.
Gregg Anglesburg
Gregg Anglesburg
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Has served in Montana, Panama, Germany, Maryland and Alaska working in Air Transportation related positions including 5 years on the Presidential Support crew at Andrews AFB MD.
Henry Lowell Huber
Henry Lowell Huber
Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years

Aviation Electronics/Helicopter crewman
Howard A. Sanders
Howard A. Sanders
Class of 1936
Navy, 5 Years

Missing in action aboard the submarine, USS Grunion July 1942
Howard A. Sanders
Howard A. Sanders
Class of 1936
Navy, 5 Years

Howard's submarine, USS Grunion was sunk off of Kiska, AK July 30th, 1942. All hands were lost. The sub was found by the Captain's sons in 2008.
James Peterson
James Peterson
Class of 2000
Army, 4 Years

Iraq war veteran 2004-2005. November 2004 Battle of Fallujah Veteran.
Jerome M. Skeim
Jerome M. Skeim
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

US Army '66 - '68
MN Army National Guard '83 - '88
(AGR) MN Army National Guard '88 - '98
(AGR) National Guard Bureau, Arlington, VA '98 - '05
Kevin S. Schlagel
Kevin S. Schlagel
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined soon after graduating. Duty assignments include Offutt AFB, Osan AB Korea, Ramstein AB Germany, AFFMA (Arlington, VA), AFSOUTH (NATO) in Naples, Italy, and AFCAF (Bolling AFB). Variety of computer related positions to include programming, operations, networks, firewalls, etc. Now residing in Haymarket, VA.
Knute Hankins
Knute Hankins
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Retired as LTC in 1998
Leonard newell
Leonard newell
Class of 1974
Navy, 20 Years

Boiler Technition Senior Chief Petty Officer
Mark Compton
Mark Compton
Class of 1989
Army, 8 Years

Army Aviation. AH-64 Apache Armament

Fort Sill, OK; Fort Eustis, VA, Fort Hood, TX; Hanau (Fliegerhorst), Germany, Hunter Army Airfield / Fort Stewart, GA
Michael Andersen
Michael Andersen
Class of 1972
Navy, 28 Years

7 years as a Naval Flight Officer serving in VQ-2. 21 years in Naval Intelligence.
Michael Lillquist
Michael Lillquist
Class of 1984
Air Force, 12 Years

AFROTC Cadet at UMD, 1984-1988
Minuteman II Missile Launch Officer, Whiteman AFB, MO, 1989-1993
Defense Contract Manager, Hanscom AFB, MA, 1993-1996
Inactive AF Reserve, Mpls, 1996-1997
Pauline Beuning-DeWenter
Pauline Beuning-DeWenter
Class of 1986
Army, 9 Years

US Army
Gulf War Veteran
Peggy Hans
Peggy Hans
Class of 1973
Army, 2 Years

Enlisted for two years. MOS: Communications specialist. Served in Munich, Germany 66MI
Robert Roder
Robert Roder
Class of 1977
Army, 5 Years

X-Ray Specialist Walter Reed Army Medical Center Washington DC. Ultrasound Technician Balboa Naval Hospital
Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson
Class of 1989
Air Force, 5 Years

60th Air Mobility Operations Group / Rapid Deployment Force. Served in Bosnia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and New Zealand.
Scott Pfannenstein
Scott Pfannenstein
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

554th & 823rd Red Horse Civil Engineering Squadron.133AW Logistics Chief of Transportation, Fuels and Supply.
SherryAnn Tarte
SherryAnn Tarte
Class of 1972
Navy, 16 Years

U.S. Navy 1976-1993. Mostly training commands. Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, California and Hawaii.
Todd Holmquist
Todd Holmquist
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 19 Years

Currently serving in Portland, Oregon at the rank of LtCol. Completed two tours in Iraq; 2004 and 2006/2007.
william kurtz
william kurtz
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

Two tours Vietnam, visited 117 countries,Retired. Merchant Marine 20 years. Retired. Small business owner.14 years. retired for sure. Now I like to hike,beach comb , boating,fishing,shrimping,hunting and relaxing. ect.mmmmm

Classmates Spotlight

Bemidji High School Classmates

Lisa Norris
Class of '79

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Our Bemidji 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 Bemidji High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Bemidji are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!