Highland High School Alumni

Pocatello, Idaho (ID)

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

Alan Curtis
Alan Curtis
Class of 1999
Army, 7 Years

Enlisted in 1998, he currently serves in the Idaho Army National Guard. His greatest accomplishment has been a deployment to Iraq to fight the war on terror.
Byron Hewett
Byron Hewett
Class of 1993
National Guard, 12 Years

5 march promoted staff sargeant
Byron Hewett
Byron Hewett
Class of 1993
National Guard, 12 Years

5 march 2008 promoted Staff Sargeant E-6
2004 Graduate ISU B.S. Degree Physical Ed
minors history and coaching.
Chris O'Connor
Chris O'Connor
Class of 1994
Army, 15 Years

USASOC
Cory Carter
Cory Carter
Class of 1989
Army, 10 Years

4 years Fort Lewis, WA
2 years Fort Meade, MD
4 years White House Communications Agency, DC
Daniel Hoffman
Daniel Hoffman
Class of 1982
Army, 10 Years

Airborne artilery food service
David Buffaloe
David Buffaloe
Class of 1996
Army, 17 Years

Joined National Guard while at Highland. After one year at Tulane University, joined the Army. Went to West Point. Commanded Company of Paratroopers in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Currently working in Pentagon. I'm on the far left.
David Buffaloe
David Buffaloe
Class of 1989
Army, 17 Years

Need to update my posting. Need to change my graduation year to 1989, not 1996 (when I graduated West Point). Please change, or tell me how to update my posting
F. Paul Briggs
F. Paul Briggs
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Born in Pocatello, Idaho, Paul Briggs graduated from Highland High School in 1967 and Idaho State University in 1972. He was commissioned a Marine Second Lieutenant in 1972, following officer training in Quantico, Virginia. He served in a variety of assignments and was the recipient of numerous personal, unit and service decorations during a career spanning 30 years in which he rose to the rank of full Colonel. He retired at the Pentagon as a member of the Office of Secretary of Defense staff, effective December 1, 2002. He subsequently transitioned to senior management in the federal civil service for the next eight years, and is currently retired in Alexandria, Virginia. His wife Gina, a retired Major, U.S. Air Force Reserve, is a civil service contract manager with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Headquarters.
Jake Taft
Jake Taft
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 5 Years

United States Marine Corps
Infantry
3rd Bn 6th Marines
Marjah, Afghanistan 2010
James
James
Class of 1967
Air Force, 7 Years

61/2 years Us Air Force Strategic Air Command
Intercontinental Ballistic Missals
James Humble
James Humble
Class of 1967
Air Force, 7 Years

Sgt James Humble

Entered Basic Training Aug 1967 “Lack Land Air Force Base” San Antonio, Texas.
Teach School “Chanute Air Force Base” Rantoul, Illinois. For single engine jet maintenance, later, The Air Force moved me to “Minute Man”ICBM's Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles.
First Main Base “F.E. Warren Air Force Base” Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Transferred to “Maelstrom Air Force Base” Great Falls, Montana where I discharged from in Feb 1975
James W. Higley
James W. Higley
Class of 1992
Army, 15 Years

US Army medic. Has been stationed in S. Korea total of 3 yrs, Germany 1 yr, Washington, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Tennesse, Mosul, Iraq for 14 months and currently in Baghdad, Iraq.
Jason Jones
Jason Jones
Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 4 Years

1st Batallion 5th Marines, 2nd Batallion 5th Marines Echo Helio Company, Battalion Reconnaissance
Jason Kerns
Jason Kerns
Class of 1998
Army, 10 Years

I joined the Army around the end of '98 as an infantryman and was stationed in the 82nd Airborne at Fort Bragg for a couple of years. I moved to Fort Lewis, WA and served with the 1st BDE 25th ID in OIF III-IV, and moved with the unit to Vilseck Germany where I deployed to OIF VII-IX. Im currently a Sergeant First Class, Platoon Sergeant of a Stryker infantry platoon. Im staying in for 20 and can't think of anything else I would rather do, I love the militray.
Jim Carter
Jim Carter
Class of 1971
Army, 4 Years

us army infantry with 3 years of that in an air cav unit. one year with an air cav unit in a LRRP platoon.
Josh DeNully
Josh DeNully
Class of 1998
Air Force, 10 Years

I've serve 7 yrs as a Security Forces member, and 3 yrs as a Structures troop in CE. I've deployed twice in support of OIF/OEF and the War on Terrorism. I've spent 4 yrs securing nuclear weapons, 2 yrs securing flight lines and a year working law enforcement. In structures I maintained the base and missile alert faclities. God speed to all bretheren in the Forces and God bless the U.S.A.
Josh DeNully
Josh DeNully
Class of 1998
Air Force, 10 Years

I've served in the AF for a little over 10 years. 7 yrs as a Security Forces member holding positions from protecting nuclear weapons, law enforcement, and flightline security. I've also served as a Structures troop in Civil Engineering where I've maintained facilities on a nuc base and missile alert facilities. I've deployed twice in support of OIF/OEF and the War on Terrorism. God speed to my brotheren in arms and God Bless America.
Kenneth Akers
Kenneth Akers
Class of 1969
Air Force, 6 Years

Loadmaster, flight crew on C141, C130 transport planes
Larry Wilson
Larry Wilson
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

radioman morse code expert onboard the U.S.S. Hassayampa spending alot of time off the coast of vietnam

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Jennifer Lovell
Class of '93

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Highland Black and Blue Bowl

Sep 24, 2016 Idaho State Journal
ONE - SIDED
Highland tops Pocatello 42 - 12 in Black and Blue Bowl, Soren...
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Our Highland 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 Highland High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Pocatello are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!