Elk River High School Alumni

Elk River, Minnesota (MN)

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

Christine (Heib) Waltman
Christine (Heib) Waltman
Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 6 Years

I served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps as a legal specialist. I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan and Camp Pendleton, California. I received two Navy-Marine Corps Achivement Medals for personal awards.
Cifton (Dale) Weise
Cifton (Dale) Weise
Class of 1956
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Enlisted as a private - Retired after 30 years as a
Chief Warrant Officer CWO-4.

California, Japan, China, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Hawaii, Wake Is.
John Clark
John Clark
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years

6 years active duty, 16 years USNR. Retired.
John MacIntyre
John MacIntyre
Class of 1966
Navy Reserves, 6 Years

Radioman on an Oiler in the Pacific- with tours to the Far East (Philippines) and Vietman.
Home Base was Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
KAtie McCurry
KAtie McCurry
Class of 2000
Navy, 7 Years

Aviation Support Equipment Technician
MECHANIC for Diesel engines, Hydraulic servicing equipment, Small Gasoline engines, Gas Turbine (Jet) engines, Cryogenic equipment, Forklifts, Electrical equipment, Generators, and airconditioning units. Advanced to the rank of E-5 in under 5 years and is now The LPO of the CPI / Lean six sigma office for her command (green belt qualified).
Kyle Thomas
Kyle Thomas
Class of 1988
Air Force, 20+ Years

Working in aircraft maintenance since I entered service. I have worked on F-15s, F-16s and A-10s. I am completeing my 20th year and plan to stay another 4 or 5 more. I have served in Alaska, Europe and South West Asia.
Mark Sampica
Mark Sampica
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

23 years- combination of regular Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard. Last position: Commander, Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Executive Officer during Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Noble Eagle for ANG HQ in DC.
Orville J. Peterson
Orville J. Peterson
Class of 1957
Air Force, 9 Years

I repaired the Bomb/Nav system in the B47 and the B52. Then I transferred to repairing the MinuteMan Missile system.
Orville J. Peterson
Orville J. Peterson
Class of 1957
Air Force, 9 Years

Repaired DEW line radar, then tranferred to Airborne Radar and a Bombing System. after 6 years of this action, I worked on the ICBM, Minuteman at Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls Montana.
Orville J. Peterson
Orville J. Peterson
Class of 1957
Air Force, 9 Years

Trauned on the Pine Tree line Radar. Retrained on the Bomb/Nav System of the B47 and the B52. Worked on that for a number of years the was retained on the Minuteman Missile System.
Patrick Turcotte
Patrick Turcotte
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Career submarine sailor. Retired on the Florida/Georgia border twenty miles from Jacksonville, Florida. Work now for the Department of the Navy at Kings BayNaval Submarine Base where the Trident submarines are stationed..
Ryan G. Smuder
Ryan G. Smuder
Class of 2001
National Guard, 6 Years

Iraq War Veteran (Iraqi Freedom) Combat Lifesaver, Driver and part of security devision that provided training for Iraqi Police Officers and transfer and gaurding of detainees. Recieved Medal of Survival of Attack.
Ryan Smuder
Ryan Smuder
Class of 2001
National Guard, 6 Years

Iraqi Freedom Veteran
Stephen Sampica
Stephen Sampica
Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years

Submarine Service. 15 years enlisted and 9 years officer. USS Will Rogers, USS Alabama, USS Ohio, USS Alaska, USS Emory S Land, USS Maine
Tom Greenberg
Tom Greenberg
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Vietnam 1970-1971

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Elk River High School Classmates

Anna Auburn
Class of '97

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