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

Have you lost your Del Valle High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Cardinals lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

A.C. Mink "Angel Hale"
A.C. Mink "Angel Hale" Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 10 Years
United States Marine Corps Combat Correspondent. Defense Information School to Pentagon to MCAS Miramar to Iraq to II Marine Expeditionary Force to MCAS New River
Alan Gray
Alan Gray Class of 1962
Air Force, 5 Years
Pilot in USAF 1966-71. Instructor pilot; flight test; check pilot.
Allen  Brooks
Allen Brooks Class of 1971
Navy, 11 Years
Chief Sonar Technician
Angela Mink (Hale)
Angela Mink (Hale) Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 12 Years
Col. Dave Lapan, Director, Defense Press Operations at the Pentagon promoted Angela Mink (Hale) to gunnery sergeant July 2, at Women in Military Service for America Memorial, in Washington D.C.
Antonio Ortega
Antonio Ortega Class of 1998
Air Force, 10 Years
Antonio is nearing his 10th Year in the USAF as a Military Policeman. He and his family have lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado and are currently statioined in Guam. Antonio has served 5 tours in the Middle East to include Afghanistan and is scheduled for his next tour in April 2009. Antonio has earned 19 ribbons and 12 medals. The most significant are the Army Commidaiton Medal, Army Achievment Medal and Air Force Achievment medal (2X)
Ben Ybarra
Ben Ybarra Class of 2005
Army, 4 Years
joined the army in 2005 and became an interrogator. completed two tours in iraq.
Bobby Nix
Bobby Nix Class of 1977
Navy, 4 Years
Radioman 2nd Class served aboard the USS Wainrgith CG28 and USS Constellation CV64. Went to Every Continent but S America and Antartica in 4 years.
Bryan Richter
Bryan Richter Class of 2003
Air Force, 3 Years
Security Forces
Cesar Ruiz
Cesar Ruiz Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Weapons Company 1/23 Combat Action Grunt
Cheryl Schulthies (Archer)
Cheryl Schulthies (Archer) Class of 1978
Navy, 2 Years
Fleet Area Control And Survelliance Facility North Island CA.
Chris Taranto
Chris Taranto Class of 1992
Air Force, 10 Years
Combat Camera and video production. Support of Northern Watch, Southern Watch and Bosnian war.
christina mitchell (layfield)
christina mitchell (layfield) Class of 2005
Navy, 3 Years
utilitiesman third class petty officer, deployed to kuwaitt in 08'-09' for 6 months, and afghanistan in 10' for 8 months. currently serving first enlistment , a little over 3 yrs in and a few years left.
Cole A Smith
Cole A Smith Class of 2002
Air Force, 3 Years
Military Police, Leaving for Iraq in August. My second deployment, but im ready for anything they throw my way.
Dan Bryant
Dan Bryant Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years
US Navy (1988-1993) Sonar Technician on board three ships. Deployed many times, to include Desert Storm. US Army (1998 - Present) Currently serving as a Civil Affairs officer at Fort Bragg, NC. Deployed to Iraq and Africa in support of multiple missions.
Darrell Pugh
Darrell Pugh Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years
Was a Load Toad (Aircraft Armament Systems) for 14 years and an instructor for 6 years.
Henry (Hank)  T Smith
Henry (Hank) T Smith Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years
Served during the Cuban Crises and the beginning of the Vietnam War. Years 1963 through 1966.
Jeffery Boggan
Jeffery Boggan Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Ordnanceman (Bomb Builder), two tours in Iraq (a year and a half total)
John Bureman
John Bureman Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years
Medical/dental. 7 years at Bergstrom AFB, 3 years Kadean AB, Okinawa Japan, 7 years at Loring AFB, Maine, 5 years at Yakota AB, Japan, and 2 years at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
Joseph F. Barron
Joseph F. Barron Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
After graduating from the AF Academy, I went to pilot training and spent the next 28 years, 3 months in the Air Force. Accumulated over 3800 flying hours, and held various command/leadership positions finishing up at Randolph AFB, TX with the AETC Inspector General Directorate.
Kenneth McKinney
Kenneth McKinney Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
I retired in the grade of Colonel from the USAF in 2006 after serving 26 great years. I served three differrent assignments in the Pentagon. I was in the Pentagon on 9/11. I am blessed to still be alive to this day. My last assignment was working for the Joint Cheifs of Staff in the Pentagon.

Classmates Spotlight

Del Valle High School Classmates

Juana Ramirez
Class of '05

Alumni Stories

Read and submit stories about our classmates from Del Valle High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Cardinals.

School News

Del Valle Basketball standings


Girls ranked #22 in state.
W-22 L-5 (6-2) 2nd in district
Del Valle 79, SM 34 Read More »