Brainerd High School Alumni

Brainerd, 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 S Vogt
Adam S Vogt
Class of 2002
Air Force, 5 Years

I maintain a fleet of 26 F-16 fighter aircraft in South Korea everyday. We keep the north where they are with our advanced weapon systems and great maintenance.
andrew otterstad
andrew otterstad
Class of 2000
Army, 4 Years

military occupation specialty:92G
GT:121
BASD: 25JUN03
ETS:07JAN08
RANK: SERGEANT
Anthony Andersland
Anthony Andersland
Class of 1998
Army, 9 Years

Army, White House Communications Agency
April Overkott-Rogne
April Overkott-Rogne
Class of 1993
Army, 2 Years

PFC US Army working with JAG officers in the military courts. Currently serving in Irag.
Bill Morgan
Bill Morgan
Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years

Served 4 yrs.3mos.29 days during the Vietnam war. Petty Officer 2nd class.
Military occupation(all my duties were classified) had top secret crypto clearance.
Bill Young
Bill Young
Class of 1989
Navy, 3 Years

Served on the USS Independence
Bill Young
Bill Young
Class of 1989
Navy, 3 Years

USS Independence
Bob Arthur
Bob Arthur
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired SCPO
Chris Magnan
Chris Magnan
Class of 1983
Navy, 4 Years

Bulk of duty was onboard nuclear aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic and Mediterranean.
christopher Jabs
christopher Jabs
Class of 2001
Air Force, 4 Years

I'm currently serving in the U.S.A.F as a SSgt with the 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Eglin AFB, Fl
Curt McCormick
Curt McCormick
Class of 1978
Air Force, 12 Years

Currently working as an RN at Baxter Community Behavioral Health Hospital for the state of Minnesota,
Darrell Krueger
Darrell Krueger
Class of 1967
Navy, 8 Years

1972 - 1980 USS Stonewall Jackson, SSBN634 ‘M’ Div. MM1(SS)
David W. Soderman
David W. Soderman
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft Maintenance - worked on B52 & KC135

Spent 11 years of my career deployed somewhere (Saudi, Turkey, Germany, Guam, Panama, Kyrgyzstan, Columbia, Australia, Cypruess, Singapore, Japan, Spain, Bahrain, England - to name a few)
David Wilson
David Wilson
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Commander, Army Element, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM))
David Wilson
David Wilson
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Currently Serving with United States Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia
Dean Miller
Dean Miller
Class of 1977
National Guard, 20+ Years

22 years of service in the Arizona Air National Guard (still in) and began military career by enlisting in the Marines for 3 years. Currently a Chief Master Sergeant and superintendent of the 162FW Aircrew Flight Equipment section. Will retire in 2015.
Doug Hendricks
Doug Hendricks
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Commanded Rifle Company, Battalion, Regiment and Joint Task group
Dr. Robert A. Liners
Dr. Robert A. Liners
Class of 1938
Air Force, 4 Years

Served, with U.S. Air Force, in the Pacific during World War II.
Dr. Robert A. Liners
Dr. Robert A. Liners
Class of 1938
Air Force, 3 Years

World War II....Pacific including Luzon, Philippines and other military bases near Japan
Edward Nimeth
Edward Nimeth
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Semper Fi
Eric Miller
Eric Miller
Class of 1979
Navy, 6 Years

Flight Test Egineer - China Lake California

VX-5 Vampires
Eric Norstrom
Eric Norstrom
Class of 1988
Air Force, 8 Years

Power, Refrigeration & Electric tech. on Minuteman 2 & 3, ICBM Missiles and support equipment. 5 years Ellsworth AFB, SD and 2 years Minot AFB, ND
Erik Heikkenen
Erik Heikkenen
Class of 1988
Air Force, 10 Years

Emergency Services Medicine. Saved a few lives and treated a ton of sore throats! Station at the following locations: Terceira Island, Azores Portugal, Kelly AFB, San Antonio, TX and USAF Academy, CO
Evan Tougas
Evan Tougas
Class of 2003
Army, 7 Years

Based in Fort Lewis, Washington State. Serving in Iraq with the striker Unit
Gene Woodhouse
Gene Woodhouse
Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years

Served in the Nuclear Program over 6 yrs. served aboard USSFrancis Scott Key, 1967 - 1973. Then worked at Excel Nuclear plant.
Jack Holbrook
Jack Holbrook
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Drafted in May '68 - 14months in Vietnam. Spent 4yrs in Intelligence/Counter Intelligence. Many years as Operations Chief in Motor Transport. Retired '98
James Jim Metzer
James Jim Metzer
Class of 1958
Air Force, 20+ Years

Electronic Tech. Radio Maintenance
Spend 6 yrs assigned to Army units as a Combat Forward Air Controller.
Spent 5 yrs. in Minuteman Missile Sys. Wy.
5 Yrs. Mtn. Home AFB Idaho Retired 1981
James Voelker
James Voelker
Class of 2007
Army, 1 Years

Army Reserve Combat Engineer currently awating reassignment to Army Reserve Control Group, Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Jason Hanson
Jason Hanson
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Army Reserves Engineer
Jeffrey A Benson
Jeffrey A Benson
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

Officer In Charge of Helicopter Detachment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Jerry Lillie
Jerry Lillie
Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Logistic chief
Jim Abear
Jim Abear
Class of 1979
Navy, 6 Years

Served our country around the world. Anchors away!
John Carlson
John Carlson
Class of 1978
Navy, 8 Years

Illustrator Draftsman (DM2)
Jon Gruett
Jon Gruett
Class of 1973
Navy, 7 Years

Vietnam Era Veteran with 4 years Active Duty and 3 years Naval Reserves.
Jonathan Nelson
Jonathan Nelson
Class of 1994
Army, 12 Years

Infantryman, served in combat in Afghanistan, been to many locations world wide, to inclide; Hawaii, Australia, Egypt, Korea, Afghanistan and a majority of the U.S.

myspace.com/peacemaker1975
Joshua Jay
Joshua Jay
Class of 2003
Navy, 5 Years

I'm an Aviation Electronics 2nd Class Petty Officer. Worked on EA-6B Prowlers, currently transitioning to EA-18G Prowlers. 2 Deployments around the world and counting.
Keith Runquist
Keith Runquist
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Engineer
Kevin Janey
Kevin Janey
Class of 1988
Army, 4 Years

I served in the U.S. Army from 1988 to 1992 in the field artillery. I was stationed at Ft Sill and later with A-Btry 3 Bn 35th Field Artillery Regiment, 72nd Field Artillery Brigade, in Germany with USAEUR.
Kirstin Jenson
Kirstin Jenson
Class of 2002
Coast Guard, 4 Years

I'm a Petty Officer 3rd class. My primary duty is being a machinery technician, but I also enforce federal laws and conduct search and rescue missions
Lane Crawford
Lane Crawford
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

6 years in Regular Air Force. Joined the Oregon Air National Guard in 1991. I have attained the military rank of SMSgt (E-8) and the civilian grade of WG-13. For my civilian postion I'm an Avionics Tech. on F-15's. Photo coming soon.

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