Military Alumni

Military 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

bob nilsson
bob nilsson Class of 1964
Navy Reserves, 6 Years
Viet Nam 106th River Assault Force (2 Presidential citations)
Dana Reinhart
Dana Reinhart Class of 1958
Marine Corps, 7 Years
Radar Tech, by MOS, but Scout in Viet Nam with S-2. Two cruises to Mediterranean. Deployed to Dominican Republic in 1965; deployed to Viet Nam, 65-66. Combat with 3 Divisions: 2nd (Dom Rep), 3rd, & 1st (Viet Nam). 7 Search & Destroy operations in VN
Dawn DeFoe, Tuffield
Dawn DeFoe, Tuffield Class of 1980
Army, 6 Years
91B Combat Medic EMT, Germany, Ft Sill OK. Basic Training, Ft Jackson, SC. MOS training, Ft Sam Houston I was primarily a field medic but also worked the TMC and the Hospital in ICU. At Ft Sill I worked Labor and Delivery which was a huge change from living in the field LOL.
Dawn Dieryck Teachworth
Dawn Dieryck Teachworth Class of 1990
National Guard, 18 Years
Full time in the Air National Guard from 1990 to present.
Everett Erickson
Everett Erickson Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years
Served aboard USS Alamo LSD-33 for over three years and made three cruises over to Vietnam to transport marines to the combat zone.
George Wallace Fox
George Wallace Fox Class of 1943
Navy, 2 Years
Asiatic Pacific Service, Marshall and Caroline Islands, Leyte Gulf, Philippines, Okinawa, Hiroshima, Tokyo Bay, Pearl Harbor, 1944-1946
Jeremy Sillanpa
Jeremy Sillanpa Class of 1996
Air Force, 11 Years
Structural Maintenance
Julie Gamboa(Ballantine prior)
Julie Gamboa(Ballantine prior) Class of 1991
Army, 8 Years
Mos qualified: 91B-Medical Specialist w/ EMT. Additional Mos qualification: 55B-Ammunition Storage, supply, inspection/control specialist. UN and Hazmat qualilfied for transport, storage, and security levels. Sworn to secret / top secret clearance.
Michael Mallory
Michael Mallory Class of 1966
Air Force, 14 Years
Four years active including Viet Nam and 10 years Air Guard
Nancy Swartout
Nancy Swartout Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
Joined in 1982, at the age of 29, and served 20 years with assignments in Germany; Ft Lewis, Wa; AFOUTH, Naples, Italy; Pentagon, Wash DC;, SHAPE, Mons, Belgium; and US Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan,
Patrick Lawler
Patrick Lawler Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years
Also served in the Army and Air National Guard.
Roger G. Bard
Roger G. Bard Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
Combat medic and preventive medicine specialist for the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam in 1970. Flew 220 combat rescue missions on a Med-a vac helicopter as a combat medic and worked to ensure safe food and water as a preventive medicine specialist. A memoir of my experiences in Vietnam are available upon request at
Sandra J. (Wilson) Vitolo
Sandra J. (Wilson) Vitolo Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
CMSgt (E-9)
Tim LaFave
Tim LaFave Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years
Combat Engineer
Tommy Musolf
Tommy Musolf Class of 1953
Air Force, 20+ Years
Air Transportation Supt. Air Passengers and Freight. Served in U.S., Labrador, Philippines, England, Morocco, Vietnam. Retired as Senior Master Sargeant

Classmates Spotlight

Denfeld High School Classmates

Judy Rengo
Class of '68

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