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.
Jeff Bosley
Jeff Bosley
Class of 1996
Army, 7 Years

U.S. Army Special Forces
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.
John Hatten
John Hatten
Class of 1966
Army, 21 Years

Retired in 1994 as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Service Corps
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
Levi Bruner
Levi Bruner
Class of 2009
Marine Corps, 4 Years

United States Marine Corps Musician- Clarinetist.
Matthew C Denney
Matthew C Denney
Class of 2002
Navy, 5 Years

AT2(AW) USN. Received 3 Navy/Marine Corp Achievement Medals, a Fleet Letter of Commendation & JSOQ for outstanding service during Operations Enduring Freedom and Enduring Freedom Phillipines. Currently serving at NAS Whidbey Island, WA.
Matthew Steven Mraz
Matthew Steven Mraz
Class of 2006
Army, 3 Years

1st Lt Matthew Mraz received his active duty commission through the ROTC program at idaho State Universtiy. He went to Ft Benning Georgia after commissioning where he became Infantry branch qualified and also attended airborne school. His first active duty assignment was to the 3rd of the 509th Infantry Unit at Ft Richardson Alaska. The unit is currently deployed to Afghanistan. 1st Lt Mraz is currently serving with Bravo Company as the Executive Officer.
Michael C Wilson
Michael C Wilson
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Served with Third Marine Amphibious Force July 1969 to July 1969 in DaNang, Vietnam.
Michael C Wilson
Michael C Wilson
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Driver/Aide/Bodyguard to General Court Martial Judge for Northern sector of Vietnam
Michael F. Alston
Michael F. Alston
Class of 1973
Air Force, 2 Years

Missile systems maintenance specialist
Michael Schwab
Michael Schwab
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

I entered the USAF on June 2, 1971 right after graduation. I went Lackland AFB, Texas for my indoctronation to the Air Force. After training I was Stationed at Chanute AFB ILL to become a Fuel System Specialist. Then to my duty station in CA at Gorege AFB. After 2 years I was crossed trained to be a Training NCO, at the Squardon,
and Base Headquraters. Four years later I was Honorably Discharge on June 2, 1975. When tour ended o choose to stay in California.
MSG Reed M Lyons III (RET)
MSG Reed M Lyons III (RET)
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Cancer took my life in 2010, I left two sons, a daughter, a grandson, and a wonderful wife. I will watch over them with the same tenacity as I did for the soldiers under my command.
Nicole Loughman (Barbre)
Nicole Loughman (Barbre)
Class of 1996
Air Force, 15 Years

Dental assistant in the air force
Ryan Astin
Ryan Astin
Class of 1988
Army, 4 Years

After graduating from ISU, I enlisted in the US Army and spent 4 years at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina in the 51st Signal Battalion (Airborne) working as a Network Switching Systems Operator and as a Network controller for the S3 section.
Salina Teeters
Salina Teeters
Class of 1998
Army, 11 Years

I was stationed in Georgia, Korea, and Germany. I was one of the lucky few that did not deploy to Iraq. I ended my contract in December 2008.
Tom Robertson
Tom Robertson
Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 2 Years

USMC August 1970, platoon 1110 MCRD. expert rifleman out of bootcamp. Was sent to VietNam as an 0311 infantry. Served in 3rd MAF 2nd CAG, cap 237 near Hoi An and Dien Ban area.
After that at 1st Marine Div. Camp Pendleton CA. Drum & Bugle Corps.
Zane Cutler
Zane Cutler
Class of 1989
National Guard, 19 Years

I joined the Air Force right out of high school. Seen the world with them. Got out of active duty and joined the National Guard in Boise. Been there every since.

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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!