Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Anthony C Newman
Anthony C Newman Class of 1996
National Guard, 13 Years
Anthony is currently on his way to Afgahnastan for a 13 month deployment
Bill Jones
Bill Jones Class of 1988
Army, 9 Years
Served in the Army from 1989 - 1997. Stationed at Ft. Devens, MA Ft Huachuca, AZ and Korea.
Brian Ortloff
Brian Ortloff Class of 1988
Air Force, 6 Years
Served in Air Force for 4 years then went to Army for 2 years. Served durring the 1st Gulf war.
Gary Reigel
Gary Reigel Class of 1994
Air Force, 3 Years
survival equipmet
jacob brunder
jacob brunder Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 1 Years
Jeff Tharaldson
Jeff Tharaldson Class of 1987
Air Force, 4 Years
Served 4 years in the Air Force as a SecurityPolice Officer. Served during Desert Storm/Desert Shield.
Jim Haase
Jim Haase Class of 1979
Navy, 12 Years
served in the 91 gulf war
Lance Schjenken
Lance Schjenken Class of 1988
Air Force, 4 Years
Cival Engineering squadron Ellsworth afb, S.D.
Lee Pederson
Lee Pederson Class of 1981
Air Force, 13 Years
4 years active duty Air Force in personnel field. Spent 9 years in Army Nat'l Guard serving in North Dakota and California with communications. Activated for riot control during Rodney King riots and earthquake relief following the Northridge earthquake.
ROBERT KIRKHAM Class of 1994
Air Force, 15 Years
Ryan Gunderson
Ryan Gunderson Class of 1990
Air Force, 17 Years
Enlisted in MN Air National Guard 1992 and am still a member of the 148th FW SFS Duluth, MN. Current rank E-8/SMSgt. Been deployed to Korea, Alaska, Panama and Curacoa. Was activated for 1 1/2 years after 9/11.
Steve Geving
Steve Geving Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years
6 yrs active duty, 16 yrs Air National Guard Afghanistan War Vet
Steve Geving
Steve Geving Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years
Spent 6 yrs on active duty and so far another 15 yrs in the MN ANG, I have been deployed to the middle east 3 times and am preparing for my 4th. My active duty stations were 2 yrs at Anderson AFB, Guam, 1.5 yrs at Dover AFB, Delaware, 1 yr at Osan AB, South Korea and 1.5 more yrs at Dover AFB, Delaware. My Air National Guard unit is the 148 Fighter Wing based out of Duluth, MN
Tony Ortloff
Tony Ortloff Class of 1990
Air Force, 4 Years
Aircraft maintenance C141's. Served in Iraq freedom, Phoneix Jackel and Bosnia. Gulf War Vet. Best thing I ever did was join the military!

Classmates Spotlight

Deer River High School Classmates

Russ Windahl
Class of '86

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