Coconino High School Alumni

Flagstaff, Arizona (AZ)

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

Andrew Baker
Andrew Baker
Class of 2009
Air Force, 1 Years

Munition Systems Weapon specialist.
Blaine Evans
Blaine Evans
Class of 1982
Navy, 5 Years

I served during the fist gulf war. Also did two medateranian tours. I also am the Plank owner of the USS Vella Gulf CG72
Danielle (Hoelzel) LaPell
Danielle (Hoelzel) LaPell
Class of 1977
Navy, 5 Years

Aircrew Survival Technician Beeville Tx VT 25, Glenview Il VP-60, and Aircrew VR-51
David Hawthorne
David Hawthorne
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Actually, I joined in nov. 1974 and was trained as a field diesel mechanic and was assigned to 2nd. battalion 9th. Marines as logistic support during evacuation of Cambodia. Served on various naval vessels and got to see alot of the pacific. Spent a couple of years with the National Guard while I attended N.A.U.
Deanna Szopinski
Deanna Szopinski
Class of 1987
Navy, 16 Years

I loved the service! If I could have gone the full 20 would have. I have almost 6 active and 10 years reserve. Very proud of my service and anyone else that serves.
Derek Curiel
Derek Curiel
Class of 2001
Army, 4 Years

Derek is on his second tour of duty in Iraq, he left his wife & two sons in Texas. Please pray for his safe return home for him and all military.
Michelle (Sis)
Georgina (Belt) Marin
Georgina (Belt) Marin
Class of 1993
Army, 13 Years

6 years Navy as a diesel mechanic.
7 years Army in Transportation Logistics.
Served 2 tours in Iraq, 2003-2004 and 2005-2006.
J.M. SCOTT
J.M. SCOTT
Class of 1992
Army, 3 Years

101st AIRBORNE
Jaime Gale
Jaime Gale
Class of 1977
National Guard, 20+ Years

5 years Army National Guard- Military Police
18years Air National Guard- Security Forces
jayson mix
jayson mix
Class of 1996
Army, 10 Years

2 deployments to iraq
1 deployment to bosnia
Jennifer Bowen Gash
Jennifer Bowen Gash
Class of 2002
Air Force, 2 Years

Military intellegence.
Joseph E. Blount
Joseph E. Blount
Class of 1981
Navy, 4 Years

served in the U.S. Navy Seals Seal team 3 class219.
Justin M Smith
Justin M Smith
Class of 2006
Army, 6 Years

Easy co 2/506 Inf 101st AB Teamleader and heavy weapons, Afghanistan 2010-2011
Karen Sue Ernst
Karen Sue Ernst
Class of 1976
Navy, 2 Years

Seaman apprentice, worked on a Tugboat and in the Boatmans office as well as the Warrent Officers office
Mark Ives
Mark Ives
Class of 1977
Army, 13 Years

Served as a Pershing Missile Crewman for 5 years and Intelligence Analyst for 8 years. Served in West Germany for 8 years, ending in West Berlin during the Cold War. Was a Staff Sergeant.
Michael S. Heyer
Michael S. Heyer
Class of 1997
Army, 9 Years

3 Years Active Duty
6 Years National Guard
Moises R. Gonzales
Moises R. Gonzales
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

Preparing for his thrid deployment to Iraq. He leaves behind his wife and 3 sons. (1 son is in Iraq)
Rich Moss
Rich Moss
Class of 1986
Army, 10 Years

Supplt Sergeant Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Heidelberg, Germany; Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland
Sam Hansford
Sam Hansford
Class of 1981
Navy, 6 Years

3by3 boiler operaitor 3rd class
Travis Sanborn
Travis Sanborn
Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 12 Years

Active Duty Marine Corps for 10 Years as a Radio Operator from January 2005-January 2015. Currently in the Army Reserves as a Truck Driver since August 2015.

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Coconino High School Classmates

Bynandreau Peterson
Class of '97

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