Falls High School Alumni

International Falls, 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

Bruce C Anderson
Bruce C Anderson
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 4 Years

3rd Force Recon.After wounds sent to 11th Engr battalion heavy equip.platoon
Bryan Hielscher
Bryan Hielscher
Class of 1999
Air Force, 4 Years

Flight Commander and Logistics Readiness Officer
Dale D. Hendrickson
Dale D. Hendrickson
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Went into army day after graduation. Boot camp Fort Campbell, Ky, mortar pool at Fort Lewis, Wa. 13 months in Vietnam, came home an E-5, with a bronze star.
David Sweney
David Sweney
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Joined in 1975, retired in 2000...
Gayle St. Peter LaVigne
Gayle St. Peter LaVigne
Class of 1976
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF Electronic Security Command
Jackie Cottrell
Jackie Cottrell
Class of 1984
Air Force, 5 Years

Served from 1985-1990 in the USAF as an Inventory Management Specialist (Supply)
Jay Allen Mitchell
Jay Allen Mitchell
Class of 1969
Navy, 13 Years

Lieutenant Commander (retired) Pilot
Jim Lutz
Jim Lutz
Class of 1951
Navy, 4 Years

AM2 Served in Coco Solo, Panama. On the USS Midway with fighter Sqd VF 12
John Gouin
John Gouin
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Athletic Trainer
Jordin Martinez
Jordin Martinez
Class of 1999
Navy, 8 Years

Aviation Ordnance, been in since graduated college. Served on an aircraft carrier and am now serving in Germany.
Karvin Tilander
Karvin Tilander
Class of 1984
Army, 2 Years

Did basic and AIT in Ft. Leonardwood MO. My permanent station was Anchorage Alaska. I was a Combat Engineer.
Ken Rogers
Ken Rogers
Class of 1976
Air Force, 6 Years

Air Force Security Police Forces. Completed six months at the Police Academy at Lackland AFB at San Antonio, Texas, then was stationed at Elmendorf AFB at Anchorage, Alaska. I loved AK so much I extended my stay there and completed my enlistment there. I shot on the Rifle/Pistol team, missing world wide competition by one point. Met my (ex) wife in Eagle River, AK and we eventually drove back to Minnesota. I hope to move back to Alaska someday before I get too old...its the most amazing and beautiful place I have ever been. The fishing and hunting is fantastic. I was able to bring down a moose with my bow which was pretty exciting, though carrying it out of the bush over a mile was no fun at all.
Korey Ketola
Korey Ketola
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

I recently retired in November of 2013 after 30 years of submarine service, including tours on 6 submarines. I was honored with the "Neptune Award" for the most strategic patrols on a US Submarine. I was Chief of the Boat and conducted missions overseas aboard the USS Georgia in the Global War Against Terror.
KOREY P KETOLA
KOREY P KETOLA
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

I recently retired in November of 2013 after 30 years of submarine service, including tours on 6 submarines. I was honored with the "Neptune Award" for the most strategic patrols on a US Submarine. I was Chief of the Boat and conducted missions overseas aboard the USS Georgia in the Global War Against Terror
Kyle Clark
Kyle Clark
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 20 years as an Aircraft Mechanic, retiring in 1997
Marshall Virden
Marshall Virden
Class of 1975
Air Force, 6 Years

USREDCOM, McDill AFB
Marshall Virden
Marshall Virden
Class of 1975
Air Force, 4 Years

Airborne Communications Specialist attached to USREDCOM at MacDill, AFB. Sergeant Virden was part of an elite organization called JCSE, Joint Communications Support Element. He worked directly with the operational communications unit and was Airborne and Pathfinder qualified. He logged 48 parachute jumps during his enlistment and participated in several "real world" contingencies.
Maxine Brindos Coates Hochman
Maxine Brindos Coates Hochman
Class of 1962
Army, 5 Years

Served in the Womens Army Corp-6/ 1962-6/1965
Second enlistment- 4/ 1969-2/71
Maxine Brindos Hochman
Maxine Brindos Hochman
Class of 1962
Army, 5 Years

was in the Woman's Army Corps and spent about 3 of those yrs overseas in germany
Richard D. Holen
Richard D. Holen
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

Vietnam l969-70

Classmates Spotlight

Falls High School Classmates

Jim Kucera
Class of '67

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School News

Bronco 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run

Saturday, July 2nd 2011
9:00am at the Falls High School Track
Cost is $20 if preregistered by June 22nd Read More »

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