Jefferson High School Alumni

Bloomington, 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

Brian D. (Gunner) Burke
Brian D. (Gunner) Burke
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served: Desert Storm, Desert Calm, Operations Southern Watch, Operation Northern Watch, Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom, Three tours of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Charles Brackney
Charles Brackney
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

26 years as a Naval Flight Officer flying F-14 Tomcats all around the world. Retiring from the Navy in 2009 and planning to work as a program manager in the aerospace industry.
David Fier
David Fier
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Done things went places.
David S. Waller
David S. Waller
Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Infantry
Eric Zacharda
Eric Zacharda
Class of 1990
Navy, 11 Years

I currently am attached to the USS Jeferson City, a 688I attack submarine, based out of San Diego.
jake lindquist
jake lindquist
Class of 1999
Army, 8 Years

Iraq war veteran serving 8 years with the 88th RRC.
Jeff Wolsieffer
Jeff Wolsieffer
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

From Port and Cape Canaveral to ONTC closure.
Jim Vertein
Jim Vertein
Class of 1983
Air Force, 4 Years

Security Police, Grand Forks Air Force Base
Joan Hancock
Joan Hancock
Class of 1977
Army, 8 Years

Army Band
Kathleen M. Heisler
Kathleen M. Heisler
Class of 1980
Army, 14 Years

Military Police, Signal Officer
Lt Col Clark Knudsen
Lt Col Clark Knudsen
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Force pilot flying world-wide missions.
T-38 Instructor/Evaluator pilot
C-141 Aircraft Commander/Instructor
Retired with 23 years of service
Marcus Johnson
Marcus Johnson
Class of 1997
Navy, 6 Years

Cryptologic Technician Technical (USN): Detected signals from radars off of Jets/planes, ships, submarines, and missiles.
Paul Mills
Paul Mills
Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years

Naval Officer, Medical Service Corps , Retired
Rachel Gorst
Rachel Gorst
Class of 1985
Navy, 10 Years

Served 10 years from 1991 to 2001 as a Legalman.
Robert Traeder
Robert Traeder
Class of 1979
Navy, 26 Years

Retired as a Civil Engineer Corps Commander in 2015, veteran of Operation Desert Storm to Afghanistan.
Shernie Wilkes
Shernie Wilkes
Class of 1974
Air Force, 3 Years

43151C Aircraft Maintenance Specialist 1&2 Jet Engines (crew chief). Inspection, launch and recovery, coordination of specialists, overall maintenance of F-4 Phantom aircraft at Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage AK.
Stephen Schmelz
Stephen Schmelz
Class of 1974
Army, 10 Years

101st Airborne, Special Ops, Observer Flight School, Task Force 112, 4-229 Apache Helicopter Battalion. Air Medal for Valor and Heroism, 2 Bronze Stars, Gulf War.
Steve Hanson
Steve Hanson
Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Still on active duty (30+) years. Have served in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.
Tim McDonald
Tim McDonald
Class of 1993
Army, 8 Years

Blackhawk Pilot
Tim Nesley
Tim Nesley
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 26 years in the Air Force. Now living in Washingto DC and working for the Navy as a contractor
Todd Folkestad
Todd Folkestad
Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years

retired Chief submarines
Trevor Glick
Trevor Glick
Class of 2006
Army, 3 Years

SGT Trevor J Glick currently serving on active duty and stationed at Fort Hood, tx. SGT Glick has deployed several times in support of operation enduring freedom and the global war on terrorism.

Classmates Spotlight

Jefferson High School Classmates

Mary Terpeney
Class of '79

Alumni Stories

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School News

2006 Alum Stars in Musical Production

Tyler Michaels, a 2006 graduate of Jefferson High School, plays the title role of Bat Boy in Bat Boy: The Musical, runni...
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Our Jefferson 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 Jefferson High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Bloomington are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!