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

Capt. Philip Poyner
Capt. Philip Poyner
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

1983-1997 Enlisted Weather Forecaster
1997-2006 Weather Officer
Cory Antosh
Cory Antosh
Class of 1988
Air Force, 19 Years

1988 - 2000: Enlisted: Communications Systems Maint
2001 - present: Communications Officer
I've been stationed in: TX, NC, S. Korea, FL, AZ, Italy, TX, OH.
I've deployed to: Kuwait & Iraq
David Howard
David Howard
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Marine for 11 1/2 years, E-5, Navy E-5 8 1/2 years. Two tours Iraq, Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield, Somali. Disabled veteran from the Gulf War. I toured many countries and my favorite was Argentina.
Dwayne Matheson
Dwayne Matheson
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired in 2006 after 22 years in the US Air Force
Elizabeth Markus Kelch
Elizabeth Markus Kelch
Class of 1984
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years

It was fun & rewarding.
EricEric Cagle cagle
EricEric Cagle cagle
Class of 1998
Army, 7 Years

Did 3 deployments
2000- Kosovo
2001-afganastan
2003-2004 Iraq
injured 04 by ied currently in las Vegas
Gary Russ
Gary Russ
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Retired 32 years as Engineer COL with tours in U.S., South Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria
Gayle (Conrad) Smith
Gayle (Conrad) Smith
Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Field Wireman and Admin
CamPen, CA; Okinawa; Korea; CamLej NC;
Yuma, AZ
Jeff Murray
Jeff Murray
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Minuteman III Missile Maintenance
All at Minot AFB, North Dakota
Jim Gibbs
Jim Gibbs
Class of 1986
Army, 10 Years

101st Airborne Division , 2nd Ranger Battalion , 75th Ranger Regiment , Fort Campbell , Kentucky , Invasion of Panama 1990 , Iraq 1991 , Afghanastan 2002 , and Iraq 2003
Jon Merriman
Jon Merriman
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

I served with both the 1/504th PIR & 3/4 ADA in the 82nd Airborne Division from 1974-1977.
Keevin Hugh Leonard "KiKI"
Keevin Hugh Leonard "KiKI"
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Anti-Tank Assaultman, 0352, 3 overseas tours serving in Japan, Phillipines, Okinowa, Korea. Stationed at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center 29 Palms CA.
Kerry Kreutz
Kerry Kreutz
Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years

Artillery fire direction platoon leader.
Lance Morales
Lance Morales
Class of 2010
Army, 15 Years

Sons: Damien and Caden
Graduate Grand Canyon University
Criminal Justice
Mark Rocco Tutalo
Mark Rocco Tutalo
Class of 1982
Navy, 10 Years

Submarines/Nuclear Weapons Courier
Matthew D Harrison
Matthew D Harrison
Class of 1997
Army, 5 Years

5 years of service
1+ years in Iraq
Purple Heart recipient
Bronze Star recipient
Nicholas j Jacob
Nicholas j Jacob
Class of 1977
Navy, 4 Years

Servrd aboard USS Thomas c hart ff 1092 persian gulf. Battle group 1977 1980 naval investigate service. JaG legal. Nuclear and conventional weapons custodian 2 tours. Meditteraian mmiddle east south America. Naval expedtonary award hostage. Crises Iran
Patrick Murchek
Patrick Murchek
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined in 1974, retired in 1997, earned the rank of MSgt, Stations assigned include San Antonio Texas, Denver Colorado, San Bernardino California, Kaiserslauten Germany, Cheyenne Wyoming, Berlin Germany, Minot North Dakota, Okinawa City Japan, and Osan Korea, Many temporary duty (3-6 months) include Phillipines, Thailand, Australia, Norway, England, Italy, Neitherlands, Morrocco, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel, I had the pleasure of visiting many other countries for 2-4 weeks. All taken care of by the military. It has been the best part of my life
Paul Oxford
Paul Oxford
Class of 1980
Air Force, 24 Years

Served 24 years in the Air Force and loved every minute. I was an Aerial Porter, we loaded and unloaded aircraft
Pete Williams
Pete Williams
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Assigned to Marine Aviation for most of carreer.
Rick Holman
Rick Holman
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

US Army, 1978-1983, Sergeant Airborne Infantry
US Navy, 1983-2005, SEAL Team, Enlisted and Officer Corps
Rodney Bolles
Rodney Bolles
Class of 1972
Army, 10 Years

Served in the Infantry and became a Combat Techniques Instructor.
Sergeant First Class Jim Gibbs
Sergeant First Class Jim Gibbs
Class of 1986
Army, 10 Years

I served with the 101st Airborne Division , 2nd Ranger Battalion , 75th Ranger Regiment . Panama in 1990 , Iraq in 1991 , Afghanastan 2002 and Iraq in 2003
Sgt. Kevin Karvinen
Sgt. Kevin Karvinen
Class of 1982
Army, 8 Years

I joined the Army after college as a Helicopter Crew Chief and served for 8 years. I was stationed at Ft Drum, NY., Schofield Barracks, Hawaii., Sinai Egypt and Ft. Irwin, Ca. I had the pleasure of serving in the 9th Cavalry while in Hawaii. Unfortunately my career was cut short after a helicopter crash while at Ft Irwin in 1997. To all who have served, thank you.
Stephen D. Schwartz
Stephen D. Schwartz
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

1981-1986 Tactical Aircraft Crew Chief
1987-2003 Jet Engine Technician
Retired MSgt
Tammie (Pennebaker) Torres
Tammie (Pennebaker) Torres
Class of 1988
Air Force, 4 Years

I spent my time in Germany - where I met my husband, and in Georgia.
Thomas Millett
Thomas Millett
Class of 1983
Navy, 8 Years

US Navy Nuclear Power Program, commissioning crew on 2 aircraft carriers (CVN-71 and CVN-72). Did one WestPac including Liberation of Kuwait in 1990-91. Made one trip around South America with port calls in Rio de Janerio and Chile. Thanks to all who served.
Tim Liddle
Tim Liddle
Class of 1978
National Guard, 18 Years

Went into the Army right after graduation for 4 years. Joined the Air National Guard in 1996 and work there full time as the Human Resources Systems Manager.
zachery bruno
zachery bruno
Class of 2007
Army, 6 Years

US ARMY

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