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

Angela Lucero (Kolster)
Angela Lucero (Kolster) Class of 1991
Army, 8 Years
Serving currenlty in Albuquerque, NM Military Police, Military Logistics Officer and Military Technician are just a few of the jobs that Angela holds,
Ben Braden
Ben Braden Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Ben enlisted immediately after graduation and is now a full-brid CO! He recently returned from yet another stint in Juwait/Afghanistan/Iraq. THANKS for your service Ben!!!
Bill Vanover
Bill Vanover Class of 1990
National Guard, 18 Years
I am currently a Munitions Systems Specialist (AMMO) with the rank of MSGT. I have been serving for 18 years. I am a full time technician at Kirtland AFB and have participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) twice so far. I have done many of the N. and S. no fly zone ops and participated in Operation Decisive Guard/Edge (Italy) I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S.
Brian Marquez
Brian Marquez Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Served overseas and spent a short time in Beirut when Marine Barraks was assulted. Total time overseas 3 1/2 years
Casey Phoenix
Casey Phoenix Class of 1991
Army, 8 Years
Blackhawk helicopter pilot. Served in Alabama, Germany and Texas. Deployed to Kosovo and Iraq.
Chris Lopez
Chris Lopez Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
Spent the majority of my career as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician. The military version of the Bomb Squad.
Chuck Sanchez
Chuck Sanchez Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 3 Years
0331 M-60 gunner Viet Nam 68-69 E co. 2nd Btn 3rd Marine Division
Dean Hart
Dean Hart Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years
MOS: 67U20 Chinook Helicopter maintenance. Basic training in Fort Ord AIT Helicopter training in Ft. Eustice, VA. Chu Lai, South Viet nam Ft. Bragg, NC .
Dever Langholf
Dever Langholf Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
Enlisted in US Army in 1970. After Advanced Infantry and Airborne training was assigned to 173rd Airborne Brigade, Viet Nam. Then assigned to a counterterrorismunit unit under HQ USAREUR in Heidelberg, Germany. Transferrred to Reserves and returned to college. Commissioned an officer in the USAF in 1980 and assigned as a Special Agent with the Air Force Offiuce of Special Investigations. Specialized in counter intelligence/terrorism and assignments were primarily overseas seat-of government working with foreign counterparts. Supported Desert Shield/Storm. Transferred to the Reserves where I continue to serve.
Don Hardin
Don Hardin Class of 1969
Army, 9 Years
Spent two tours and 6 1/2 years in Panama at Ft. Clayton and three years with the 101st at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.
Douglas Shoaf
Douglas Shoaf Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years
support for the submarines
Dr Paul Ballinger
Dr Paul Ballinger Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years
three tours Iraq, retired from the army nat. guard with 26 years service
Epifanio Garcia III
Epifanio Garcia III Class of 1992
Coast Guard, 6 Years
3yrs USCG Cutter Munro 1yr USCG Cutter Obion 1yr USCG Cutter Morgenthau 1yr ISC Seattle, Washington
Gilbert  A Gonzales
Gilbert A Gonzales Class of 1982
Navy, 10 Years
Greg Moore
Greg Moore Class of 1989
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served active duty in the Army for eight years, and still serving in the Air National Guard.
Hector M. Porath
Hector M. Porath Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years
1975 RTC San Diego CA, Diego Garcia76-77, NTCC CUBI PT 77-79, Rota SP 79-82, CMEF 82-83, PW1Misawa JA 84-86, SATCOM HI 86-89, USS Midway CV41 89-91, USS Thach FFG43 91-93, NTCC PT Mugu CA 93-94, NAVSOC PT MUGU CA 94-95.
James Romero
James Romero Class of 1989
Army, 5 Years
Ft. Hood, TX, Desert Shield/Storm Wish I would've stayed in 20 years.
Jeff Scott
Jeff Scott Class of 1988
Army, 3 Years
Stationed at Herzo Base, West Germany from 1989-1992. Served as Unit Armorer, Track Vehicle Mechanic, and First Sergeant's Driver
Jeffrey G. Craig
Jeffrey G. Craig Class of 1981
Army, 16 Years
Retired Army serving in Iraq.
Jeffrey J Zagurski
Jeffrey J Zagurski Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years
Completed 30 year naval career as USN Master Diver. Served upon numerous ships, repaired submarines, surface combatants and auxiliary craft. Recovered high value objects from ocean floor and worked with some of the most amazing people I have ever known.

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Del Norte High School Classmates

Rachel Roberson
Class of '02

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