Eisenhower High School Alumni

Yakima, Washington (WA)

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

Aline Kloeppel
Aline Kloeppel
Class of 1979
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Served as a Radioman, then a Telecommunications Specialist. Retired as a First Class Petty Officer (E-6). Was stationed in Seattle WA, Sitka AK, Juneau AK, Kodiak AK, Key West FL, and back to Seattle. Was trained in Voice, Radio Teletype, Morse Code, Landline and ship to shore communications. Only planned on serving one tour of four years......Well, twenty years later..... ;)
Aline Noel (Kloeppel)
Aline Noel (Kloeppel)
Class of 1979
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Served as a Radioman and Telecommunications Specialist for 20 years. I was stationed in California, Washington, Alaska, and Florida. I retired in 1999.
Bethany Smith
Bethany Smith
Class of 2004
Army, 1 Years

Bethany Smith served in the US Army for 1 year before going on to do bigger and better things in Canada.
Bill Kellner
Bill Kellner
Class of 1987
Air Force, 11 Years

1987-1999. Imagery Analyst: England, Texas, Korea, Nebraska.
Bill Semmler
Bill Semmler
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired Lt Col after serving 30 years (7 active, 23 reserve) in the US Air Force.
Brandon Winkler
Brandon Winkler
Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Maintenance Battalian, Communications
Brandon Winkler
Brandon Winkler
Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Maintenance Battalian, Communications
Brian Miller
Brian Miller
Class of 1990
Air Force, 19 Years

Served 19 years as a Jet Engine Mechanic and not planning to retire at 20!
Craig Withers
Craig Withers
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

22 exciting years!
Daniel Holman
Daniel Holman
Class of 1989
Air Force, 10 Years

Air Force, I was a Small Arms Instructor...Simply put i taught people how to shoot guns for a living
David Holman
David Holman
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

Intercontinental Missile Maintainer for 21 years
David Kerr
David Kerr
Class of 1992
Army, 20+ Years

Served as a machinist/welder/mechanic and achieved Master Instructor status while serving. Have been to Iraq, Afghanistan, Poland, Germany, Hungary, Kuwait, and so many other places. 23 years of active service.
David W. Stull
David W. Stull
Class of 1971
Navy, 13 Years

13 years service on active duty and reserves. Submarine duty, rescue swimmer.
Doug Waite
Doug Waite
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted During Vietnam On Navy Destroyers. Came Back As A Navy Chaplain And Finished 30 Active Years As A Captain.
Edward Curtin
Edward Curtin
Class of 2009
Army, 1 Years

Edward is proudly service in his first deployment over seas to Afghanistan.
Gary McLain
Gary McLain
Class of 1966
Army, 6 Years

Served in Germany for 6 months before being sent to Vietnam 1968 to 1969 with the 1st Infantry Division. Sent to Walter Reed hospital in 1969 to straighten out my head and was stationed at Walter Reed for awhile. Was sent to Colorado Springs and Fort Carson with the 4th Infantry Division for the remainder of my time.
Greg Anderson
Greg Anderson
Class of 1960
Marine Corps Reserve, 20+ Years

Served 30 years. Gulf War vet. Retired SgtMaj.
Jeff Haffey
Jeff Haffey
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

4 years active duty 1985-1989
Deployed 2004-2006 in Kosovo
19 years in National Guard
Feb 2010 will be 25 years
Josh Denman
Josh Denman
Class of 2005
Army, 10 Years

Military police
Joshua Denman
Joshua Denman
Class of 2005
Army, 8 Years

US Army Aug 2005 to present!
Leroy Rothamel (Lee)
Leroy Rothamel (Lee)
Class of 1993
Army, 5 Years

Served in the Army reserves and Active duty until 1997. Spent time in Germany, Korea and Panama, Plus many US bases. I was deployed to Haiti and Panama.
Lon Barrett
Lon Barrett
Class of 1967
National Guard, 22 Years

Retired from the WA Air National Guard as a SMSgt 242 Cmbt Comm Sq, located in Spokane, WA. I spend 18 of the 22 years as an Air Technician (Civilian Employee). I worked in communications operations for several years then cross trained into Navigational Aids maintenance. I retired as the unit QA Superintendent. I had the opportunity to travel worldwide in support of AF missions as well as state emergencies such as Mt St Helens and Firestorm. I also met my wife of 36 years in the Air Guard.
Mark Ellwein
Mark Ellwein
Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired October 2008
Max Gandy
Max Gandy
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF. Loadmaster C130 . Then Engineering Officer
Pat Wilson
Pat Wilson
Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 11 Years

Served throughout the Globe
Peter Hudson Gerth
Peter Hudson Gerth
Class of 1965
Navy, 3 Years

Peter died in Vietnam on July 1, 1970 as a corpsman. He married Wanda L. Marquardt Eisenhower class of 1968 in June of 1969.
Richard Carr (Wood)
Richard Carr (Wood)
Class of 2001
Army, 4 Years

Infantryman and mortar men with 1 deployment to Iraq. Currently stationed in Germany.
Richard E. Asher
Richard E. Asher
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Started out turbine aircraft mechanic on helicopters in Vietman from 1966-67. Then to Germany for 2 years back to Viet Nam 1969-70. May 70 helicopter accident left me the only one alive. Purple Heart recipient. Spent a total of 20 years 16 days. Now live in Tacoma, Washington.
Richard Eldon Asher
Richard Eldon Asher
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Went to basic training then to individual training. Started out turbine engine mechanic on helicopters in Viet Nam. To Germany for three years then returned toViet Nam. With 37 days left in country I was flying when we crashed and I was the only one a lived out of the 4 of us. After recovery I continued both with the military but with my career progression for a total service of 20years 16 days before retirement
Richard Wood
Richard Wood
Class of 2001
Army, 9 Years

7 days after graduation I joined the Air Force. I spent 6 years in total at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas NV. 4 years on active duty and 2 years as a reservists with the 555th Red Horse Sq. After about a year back in Yakima I joined the Army. They sent me through the Warrior Transition Program in New Mexico and then onto Ft. Benning Ga. HOme of the Infantry! I have spent the last 3 years here at Fort Lewis as a Stryker operator with 2-3 Infantry. We just returned home from Iraq in June of 2010!
Rob Dempsey
Rob Dempsey
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Flying operations, primarily C-130.
Rod Hoffman
Rod Hoffman
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF 1975 - 1979. Telecommunications Specialist managing secure military computer and communication networks. Served in Sacramento, CA and Ankara, Turkey.
Roger Edwards
Roger Edwards
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

38 great years
Served in Vietnam, Desert Storm, OEF
Russ Anderson
Russ Anderson
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

I joined the Army after high school. Trained as a communication specialist. I went to Vietnam in December 1967-1968 and served with the First Field Forces and spent my last year after Nam at Ft. Bragg, NC. I spent 38 years working with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs including working with combat veterans suffering from PTSD.
SrA Richard Wood
SrA Richard Wood
Class of 2001
Air Force, 6 Years

F-16 crew chief n Red Horse dirt boy w 555th RHS at Nellis AFB
Steven Kitt
Steven Kitt
Class of 1968
Air Force, 25 Years

Like many classmates I took my Senior trip to South East Asia. Worked Propellers and Jet Engines most of career and finished by working in Wing Environmental Management Division. After retirement spent another 18 years in same shop working environmental issues.
Tammy Lockbeam-Stanley
Tammy Lockbeam-Stanley
Class of 1981
Army, 3 Years

Stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. Assigned to the Law Enforcement Activities, United States Army Garrison.
Teresa Hagarty (Cook )
Teresa Hagarty (Cook )
Class of 1980
Air Force, 4 Years

F-16 Aircraft Electrician, stationed at Luke AFB, Az
Warren Wascher
Warren Wascher
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

US Air Force - retired 1988
Will Ackerman
Will Ackerman
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Traveled to 22 nations including service in Kosovo, Korea and Iraq

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