Deer River High School Alumni

Deer River, Minnesota (MN)

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

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

mechanic
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.
Larry Van Campen
Larry Van Campen
Class of 1961
Marine Corps, 20 Years

Vietnam War veteran,Chief Warrant Officer
5 years Marine Corps, 15 years army
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
ROBERT KIRKHAM
Class of 1994
Air Force, 15 Years

ARMAMENTS
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!
Wesley A. Leas
Wesley A. Leas
Class of 1969
Navy, 8 Years

8 1/2 years of active service. I was a member of the decommissioning crew for the USS Threadfin (SS 484]. I was also a member of the commissioning crew for the USS Roanoke [AOR 7].
William H. Burgess
William H. Burgess
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Serviced in the Air Force for 34 Year 11 Months

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Jenna Jurvelin
Class of '10

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