Bethel High School Alumni

Spanaway, Washington (WA)

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!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Alfred W. Brown
Alfred W. Brown
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Chief Warrant Officer with the United States Criminal Investigation Division Command (CID) - Special Agent-in-Charge
Dave Bourque
Dave Bourque
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired Airforce Loadmaster on C-5 Galaxy's
David Sloniker
David Sloniker
Class of 1989
Army, 14 Years

US Army Medical Service Corps Officer
Deployments to Iraq, Bosnia, Korea, & Germany
John Painter
John Painter
Class of 1969
Air Force, 6 Years

Crew chief and ground crew on a KC-135Q. 25+ combat missions over viet Nam
Mitchell Vern Melton
Mitchell Vern Melton
Class of 1978
Air Force, 11 Years

E-5 Aircraft Mechanic at McCord AFB, WA. My aircraft was 630018 "Balls 18", on C-141A and B models, worked on C-130 and C-5A's which are the largest aircraft in the USAF inventory. Went to Alaska at Fairbanks and Ketchecan and worked on C5-A's, Holloman AFB, New Mexico and supported Red Flag exercises, Pope AFB, North Carolina, where I busted my eye brow on a landing gear that was too low. Fort Bragg, North Carolina bought some 150 proff white lightin for my Father Vernon, Eglin AFB, Repaired a C-141B pilots metering valve, lots of work. Iwakuni Japan, Joint exercises, Repaired flap breaks that no one could accomplish before flight time, visited Hiroshima, Japan and walked thru peace park. Honduras, where I was stung by a brown scorpion and young Hondurans teenagers caring AR-15's,some of the guys used a water tank to cool off in like a pool.
Phillip Calkins
Phillip Calkins
Class of 1989
Army, 17 Years

Serving as an Infantryman, currently a Drill Sergeant, Deployments to Desert Storm, Kuwait, Korea, Germany, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, and soon to come Afghanistan.
Sara Bombard
Sara Bombard
Class of 1998
Air Force, 18 Years

Avionic Sensors and Personnel
Shannon Brown
Shannon Brown
Class of 1998
Army, 3 Years

Army Nurse at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Terry A. Brandner
Terry A. Brandner
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

I Worked as a Munitions Specialist, which is making different bomb configurations for TAC jets (F-4, F-111, and F-105), and storage and line deliveries to the aircraft.
Started out in basic in Lackland AFB, Texas, then Munitions School at Lowery AFB, Denver Colorado, then to Seymour-Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, North Carolina, the to Dang, Vietnam (for 1 year), then to George AFB, in Victorville, Calif. My rank was E-4 (Sgt).
william jevning
william jevning
Class of 1977
Army, 10 Years

I served in both armored and air Cavalry units as a 19D Cavalry Scout.

Classmates Spotlight

Bethel High School Classmates

Richard Bloem
Class of '58

Alumni Stories

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School News

In remembrance of BHS Principal 2017

Mr. Cox passed away unexpectedly due to complications from pneumonia. He was an amazing man & outstanding principal....
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Our Bethel 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 Bethel High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Spanaway are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!