Central High School Alumni

Grand Junction, Colorado (CO)

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

Allen L Baugh
Allen L Baugh
Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years

AZ
Anastash Castleton
Anastash Castleton
Class of 2007
Army, 4 Years

Medic
Angela Lowery
Angela Lowery
Class of 2002
Navy, 6 Years

intelligence specialist for the US Navy
Brian Porter
Brian Porter
Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years

classified
Charles Byrd
Charles Byrd
Class of 1988
Army, 15 Years

Colo Army Natl Guard 4 1/2 years
Active Army 7 1/2 years
Active Air Force 3 years

Currently serving as Warrant Officer in Iraq. Stationed in Grafenwoehr Germany with the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.
Charles Byrd
Charles Byrd
Class of 1988
Army, 18 Years

4 years Colo Army NG, 3 years Air force, and 11 Active Army.
Claude E Ridgeway
Claude E Ridgeway
Class of 1968
Navy, 8 Years

Served as a gunners mate and achieved the rank as an e-6. Was injured and went through several surgery and was discharged.
Dakota Townsend
Dakota Townsend
Class of 2011
Army, 2 Years

currently still serving. stationed at ft bragg. have been deployed to Afghanistan
Dakota Townsend
Dakota Townsend
Class of 2011
Army, 2 Years

Currently i am stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC. I am a rifleman in an infantry platoon. I joined the Army right out of high school. I deployed to Afghanistan in 2012. i love what i do and i wouldnt trade it for anything in the world. best part about my job, jumping from a perfectly good airplane and falling by parachute for about 800 feet.
Dan Capps
Dan Capps
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Fire Control Tecc. Retired as a Master Chief.
Doug Baugh
Doug Baugh
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

I joined the AF in '74 after graduation to become a weatherman, like I always dreamed of becoming and was stationed for 2 years at Cannon AFB in Eastern N.M. and then 2 1/4 years in Germany. I then used the GI Bill to study Meteorology at Metro State College in Denver while working for the National Weather Service.
doug baugh
doug baugh
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Weather Service
Doug Baugh
Doug Baugh
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Weather Service at Cannon AFB, NM from '75-77 and then Coleman Barracks (Army Post) in Germany from '77-79.
Ed Gomez
Ed Gomez
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

10 years an AF Medic. 16 years an AF engineer. Service in 23 countries including DESERT STORM
Edith Dunn
Edith Dunn
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CWO4) Personnel Officer
Edith Ketay (Dunn)
Edith Ketay (Dunn)
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CWO4) after 22 years of service.
Jack Wells
Jack Wells
Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Jack Wells served 4 years honorably in the United State Marine Corps and served multiple tours with 2nd battalion 4th marines overseas. One of his inspirations for joining the Marines was Central's own Mr. Mac
James Arthur Schimpf JR.
James Arthur Schimpf JR.
Class of 1964
Navy, 6 Years

Served from 1963 to 1969 as Blue water sailor. Stationed on board USS Oriskany CVA 34 and completed 3 tours to Vietnam.
Discharged in 1969 and moved to South Texas as disabled Veteran and have Family of 2 children. Married fr 44 years and still counting.
James Fariello
James Fariello
Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years

From May 1962 to Nov 1999.
James Shackelford
James Shackelford
Class of 1994
Air Force, 12 Years

deployed to Iraq twice

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Cassandra Montoya
Class of '01

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40th Reunion

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