De Soto High School Alumni

De Soto, Missouri (MO)

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

Bobby Byrum
Bobby Byrum
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

I did 3 years in the Marines out of High School then did 17 years in the Navy, I retired in 1997.
Dennis W. Helms
Dennis W. Helms
Class of 1968
National Guard, 20+ Years

36 Years Missouri Air National Guard at Jefferson Barracks. Retired at the enlisted grade of Chief Master Sergeant (E-9). Was a CMSgt for over 13 years. Supervised and managed communications-electronics to include computer networks.
Donna Campbell
Donna Campbell
Class of 1980
National Guard, 20+ Years

full time army to national guard untill retirement in 2003
Glenda Bland
Glenda Bland
Class of 1968
Air Force, 15 Years

Completed Administrative Tech School and then I crossed trained as a Medical Technician Specialist. Enlisted in 1978 served untill 1993. I was a technical Sgt (E-5) Non-commissioned officer-in-charge (NCOIC ) in Primary Care, Scott AFB.
Jesse Campbell
Jesse Campbell
Class of 1995
Army, 16 Years

still in!!
Jonathan Struemph
Jonathan Struemph
Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years

Cheif Engineer of Amphibious Assault Craft for Assault Craft Unit 1 Coronado, CA
Ken Adams
Ken Adams
Class of 1989
Army, 12 Years

Army
Lynn Boedecker
Lynn Boedecker
Class of 1973
Navy, 11 Years

Corpsman in DS 1 and following trips. Spent time with 4MarDiv, IBU1 and SBU11 among other groups
Mark E. Wilson
Mark E. Wilson
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

I volunteerd in August of 68 after graduation, I completed Drill Sgt training in Jan of 70 and spent the rest of my time at Ft Leonardwood, completed 8 classes of new recruits and have many strange stories to tell.
Ralph E Jackson
Ralph E Jackson
Class of 1949
Air Force, 4 Years

S/Sgt Korean war Hickam Field AFB/Pearl Harbor
Marshal Islands Kwajalin AFB Johnson AFB South Pacific discharged at Reese AFB Tx 1954
robert morrison
robert morrison
Class of 1984
Marine Corps, 12 Years

1984-1996
SGT Edward J. Berry
SGT Edward J. Berry
Class of 1985
National Guard, 20+ Years

Missouri Army National Guard - 25+
Susan Boyer
Susan Boyer
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Started in Missile Maintenance in 1978 and retrained into Education and Training in 1983.
Susan Boyer
Susan Boyer
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Started in 1978 working in the Missile Maintenance career field. Retrained into Education and Training in 1983 until I separated in 1998.
Tracy R. Miller
Tracy R. Miller
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

U. S. Army 1979-1990 Combat Arms, U.S. Merchant Marines 1990-1991 Pacific, 1991 thru Present U.S. Army Recruiting Command.
Current Assignment- First Sergeant Puerto Rico Recruiting District Headquarters, San Juan PR and the Virgin Islands.
vincent stevens
vincent stevens
Class of 1979
Navy, 12 Years

4 years right out of high school onboard the USS Halsey CG-23. WestPac cruises throughout the western Pacific, stops in Asia, Australia, and other places. Naval Reserve for several years later serving with the 4th Marine Tank Battalion and other 4th division USMC units. Played with them until I just got too old for it.
William Edward Hancock Jr.
William Edward Hancock Jr.
Class of 1973
National Guard, 20+ Years

Enlisted in the Army Sept. 1973. Served 3 years, got out and enlisted in the Mo. Army National Guard and am still serving as of 5-14-13. Was activated for for 18 months in support of OIF 3 (Iraq War) in '04-'06 (was awarded a Bronze Star Medal for action near Bahgdad Iraq. Plan on staying until Dec. 29th, 2014 (Mandatory retirement) Will have served 41 yrs. 3 months and 19 days.

Classmates Spotlight

De Soto High School Classmates

Blake Lilge
Class of '17

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School News

Class of '63 Newsletter - Oct 2008

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