Del Norte High School Alumni

Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM)

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

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
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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
Frank D Garcia
Frank D Garcia
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Class 1968 served 2 years in the Army. spent about a year in Vietnam as combat infantryman aka Grunt. With the 1st Cav 5th/7th E co Recon.
Gilbert  A Gonzales
Gilbert A Gonzales
Class of 1982
Navy, 10 Years

USS Enterprise CVN 65,NAS ALAMEDA, NS PERAL HARBOR, NS TRESURE ISLAND, NS CORONADO ISLAND.
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.
Jess lopez
Jess lopez
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 2 Years

September 1969—-September 1971
Joe McRorey
Joe McRorey
Class of 1990
Air Force, 4 Years

Served from 1992 - 1996. Maintained mainframe that handled pilot training information for Euro Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, TX. I also developed programs to obtain data from the mainframe and generate specific reports for commanders so they could see if the training was consistent for all instructor pilots. I loved my time in the Air Force and I am glad that I served this country.
Joe R. Tapia
Joe R. Tapia
Class of 1986
Army, 10 Years

Tour of Duty Panama, Somolia and Desert Storm
John E. Wemhoner
John E. Wemhoner
Class of 1988
Army, 3 Years

98C Electronic Warfare Signal Intelligence Analyst. Fought in Iraq/Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
John Reeve
John Reeve
Class of 1986
Army, 3 Years

I did 3 years in the Army was Airborne was in Desert Storm got Med Ret
John Sweeney
John Sweeney
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Retired MSgt--Communications/Electronics Maintenance--Served with ground, air, and support units.
Joseph Lucey
Joseph Lucey
Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years

served on USS Nimitz (Bremerton, Wa.), and Pearl Harbor
Karl Chavez
Karl Chavez
Class of 1977
Navy, 3 Years

Three years active duty and seven years reserves.
Ken Poyser
Ken Poyser
Class of 1971
Air Force, 8 Years

Stationed at McGuire AFB, NJ - RAF Greenham Common, England - Altus AFB, OK
Kirk Binning
Kirk Binning
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy 28 Years
Submarines/Engineering Repair
Retired CWO4
Kirk Binning
Kirk Binning
Class of 1968
Navy, 28 Years

Enlisted in the Navy in 1969. Made it through the Nuclear Power program and spent six years on Fast Attack and Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines. Left active duty in 1978 and joined the reserves. Retired in 1995 as a Chief Warrant Officer 4
La Keisha Monique Smith
La Keisha Monique Smith
Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Motor Transport operator, spent time in Okinawa Japan and did a tour in Iraq.
LaKeisha Smith
LaKeisha Smith
Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 8 Years

I served 8 years in the United States Marine Corps. I served in Iraq and many other duty stationd.
Leilani Hilton (Koenig)
Leilani Hilton (Koenig)
Class of 1997
Air Force, 19 Years

19 years and counting
Leonard Archuleta
Leonard Archuleta
Class of 1966
Navy, 2 Years

Navy Reserves 1 year. Active Duty 2 years including 18 months in Vietnam. Returned to Reserves after separation from active duty. SK2 Storekeeper E-5
Leslie VanWormer
Leslie VanWormer
Class of 1993
Air Force, 15 Years

Jet engine Craftsman for 15 years and recently retired due to medical issues.
Marc Sisk
Marc Sisk
Class of 1974
Army, 24 Years

24 years in Army Ordnance from 1975 to 1999. Seven years as Enlisted and 17 years as an Officer.
Marcus Losinski
Marcus Losinski
Class of 2002
Air Force, 5 Years

USAFA Graduate '07, Missilier in Minot, ND.
Mark A. McDonald
Mark A. McDonald
Class of 1980
Navy, 11 Years

Data Processor Tech. , Beirut Peacekeeping Force in 1983, Desert Shield and Desert Storm

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