Military Alumni

Military 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

Class of 0
, Years
Chris Polzin
Chris Polzin Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired as a Senior Master Sergeant in 2008 after serving more than 26 years as an Senior Aircraft Mechanic, Instructor of Technology, and finally, served 8 years as a First Sergeant.
Daniel Whipps
Daniel Whipps Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years
Thailand, Vietnam, Germany
Frank Baros
Frank Baros Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Artillery Forward Observer
Gary Bishop
Gary Bishop Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
Lieutenant Colonel Armor and Aviation US, Germany, Korea
Greg Hagen
Greg Hagen Class of 1974
Navy, 8 Years
Two years electronics training and six years in Hawaii. Tough duty but somebody's gotta do it!
Pat Wagamon
Pat Wagamon Class of 1980
Air Force, 4 Years
Air Force,Stationed at Luke AFB Phx,AZ. F-15 Fighter jet crew chief with the 426 AMU
Patrick J. Branco
Patrick J. Branco Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years
Served 4 years in U.S. Coat Guard and 17 years in U.S. Navy. Ten years enlisted as a Hospital Corpsman and then 11 years commissioned as a Medical Service Corps officer.
Rob Erickson
Rob Erickson Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 13 Years
Served as forward Observer 11th and 5th Marines.Tank Commander in the Gulf War with 2nd Tanks. Drill Instructor at Parris Island S.C. and Company Gunny with 3rd Marines Okinawa Japan.
Steve Jeska
Steve Jeska Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years
Steven Green
Steven Green Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Attached to HMM-261 Avionics. Served in Grenada liberation 1983, Beirut 1983, 1984
Tony Rendle
Tony Rendle Class of 1988
Navy, 4 Years
While in the Navy, he was deployed in the gulf War on a special forces support team. Work with the Navy Seals and Navy EOD

Classmates Spotlight

Columbia Heights High School Classmates

John Mortenson
Class of '85

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