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

Alvin Klinger
Alvin Klinger
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

Army Signal Corps, Cryptographic communications electronics instructor.
Amy Schilt
Amy Schilt
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Military Police
2003-2007
Bill Raissle
Bill Raissle
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

US Army, 1968 - 1972, Vietnam '69-'70
USAF, 1977 - 1993
Retired Major, USAF
Brian Casey
Brian Casey
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 6 Years

A-6E Bombardier/Navigator
Chris McCord
Chris McCord
Class of 1998
Navy, 13 Years

Machinists Mate, Nuclear, USS Kentucky
Deeann Mares
Deeann Mares
Class of 1986
Navy, 4 Years

Aboard the USS Salvor ARS-52
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Dennis Atkinson
Dennis Atkinson
Class of 1969
Navy, 5 Years

Viet Nam veteran, disabled veteran
Gabriel Romero
Gabriel Romero
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 7 Years

The Few, The Proud, The Marines!

The worlds greatest warriors...U.S. Marines!
Jeff Oppenneer
Jeff Oppenneer
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired 1993 STGCS(SW) ...'initiated'. Served aboard the USS: Fox, Koelsch, Jouett, Miller, Devastator. Finished my career in mine countermeasures. Mostly with COMMIDEASTFORCE. Graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy at War College, Newport, RI. Loved it all. Generally a scallywag.
Jennifer McCord
Jennifer McCord
Class of 1996
Army, 5 Years

Stationed Fort Carson & Germany (2x)
Jennifer McCord
Jennifer McCord
Class of 1994
Army, 6 Years

Thank you to the person who honored my brother and me on here! Slight correction, I graduated in 94 and Sam graduated in 89.
Jeremy Calderon
Jeremy Calderon
Class of 1998
Army, 9 Years

Entered as a Radio Operator (31C) spent the year of '99 in Korea, 8 years at Ft. Bragg, NC. '01-'03, Gradutated from the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School and awarded the coveted Green Beret, Special Forces Tab and Special Forces Communication Sergeant (18E) designation. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group. 3 tours (OEF) in Afghanistan.
Kevin Cook
Kevin Cook
Class of 1979
Army, 6 Years

79-85
Kevin W. McGriff
Kevin W. McGriff
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Served active duty from March 1985 - 2005. Transferred to Fleet reserves on 1 Apr 2005.
Full retirement in 2015
Larry Conger
Larry Conger
Class of 1989
Air Force, 19 Years

MSgt, USAF, Contracting Officer.
two tours in Iraq, one in Afghanistan. Operation Southerwatch (Saudi), Operation Provide Comfort (Turkey), Operaton Joint Endeavor (Croatia) veteran. Stationed at Carswell AFB, TX, RAF Lakenheath, UK, Izmir, Turkey, Andersen AFB, Guam, Hickam AFB, Hawaii, Bolling AFB, DC, Columbus AFB, MS and now JFC Naples (NATO), Naples Italy
Laura Kaaren van de Ven
Laura Kaaren van de Ven
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Retired 2000. Stationed all around the US including 2 years back home in Denver at Fitzsimons (1977-79).
Linda Owen
Linda Owen
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

Served in the US Navy from 1975-2005. Husband, John Owen, is also a Navy Veteran, having served between 1974-1995. Combined tours included Okinawa (Japan), Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Camp Pendleton, CA, Augsburg (Germany), Virgina Beach, VA, Ottawa (Canada) and Fort Meade, MD.
Linda Wood Owen
Linda Wood Owen
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired in 2005.
Megan Leuthauser Barbour
Megan Leuthauser Barbour
Class of 2002
Navy, 5 Years

Hospital Corpsman, battlefield medic deployed in March 2003 in support of OIF.
Michael E. Mischo
Michael E. Mischo
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Avionics Technician- Memphis Naval Air Station, Millington TN.
Michael O'Dell
Michael O'Dell
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Graduated CU ROTC 1977. Served on a combat crew from 1978-1982. Held a number of command and staff positions and retired from Kirtland AFB as Deputy Base Commander in 1998.
Michele Mischo
Michele Mischo
Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Military Police and Drill Instructor from 1976 to 1982.
Mike Breeling
Mike Breeling
Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 14 Years

Sergeant - Disabled Veteran
Patrick R. Liles
Patrick R. Liles
Class of 1978
Army, 17 Years

Served 17 years in the US Army Band Corps. Retired in 1995 from Ft. Carson, CO. Stationed in Virginia Beach, VA 78-79, Schofield Barracks, HI 78-82, Ft. McClellan, AL 82-86, Yungson, Seoul, Korea 86-88, Ft. Bliss, El Paso, TX 88-91, Bad Kreuznach, Germany 91-94, Ft. Carson, CO 94-95.
Robert Nakamura
Robert Nakamura
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Held Medical and Finance Specialist jobs.
Have 3 tours in Korea and 1 tour in Germany.
Have many assignments throught the United States.
Robert Nakamura
Robert Nakamura
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Went into the Army just 2 weeks after graduating JFK. Served as a Medical Specialist during my first 4 years then Finance Corps for the remaining years. Served in Korea with 3 tours of duty for 4 years and 1 tour of Germany for 3 years. Have gone from the west coast at Fort Ord (Monterrey area), California and Fort Lewis (Tacoma), Washington, to Saint Louis, Missouri and the east coast in Massachusetts and South Carolina. Never got assiged to Fitzimmons the Army Medical Center in Denver or Colorado Springs, and wished that I had a chance to go to either place for duty. Had fun overall and no regrets in my choice for being in the military. One of my better choices that I had made in my life.
Rodney Manos
Rodney Manos
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

Completed 20 years with a disability retirement. retired as a FCC (Fire Controlman Chief Petty Officer) Service all over the world.
Rusty Slocum
Rusty Slocum
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy Special Operations Officer
Sam Mccord
Sam Mccord
Class of 1992
Army, 3 Years

1st Lt, Transportation Officer
Sara King
Sara King
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

Served 23 years as a Naval Intelligence Officer. Duty stations included Japan (2 tours), Korea, Panama, Bahrain and Italy.
Steve Machesky
Steve Machesky
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired in the Grade of Colonel, Division Chief US Pacific Command
Steve Schwartz
Steve Schwartz
Class of 1972
Navy, 11 Years

I was a cook aboard USS Waddell, USS Durham, USS Tarawa ( all homeported in San Diego) and did a shore tour in Long Beach, California at Long Beach Naval Shipyard.
Tausha Beins
Tausha Beins
Class of 2004
Air Force, 1 Years

Went to the air force academy graduated in 2008. Currently stationed at Cape Canaveral AFS, FL.
Terry Rohlas
Terry Rohlas
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 4 Years

1 year in Alaska
3 years in California
Thomas Hardi
Thomas Hardi
Class of 1972
National Guard, 20+ Years

I served 7 yrs. Active Duty Marines
11 yrs. Marine Reserves
19 1/2 yrs. NC Army National Guard

Retired serving 37 yrs. and 10 months of Military Service 31 DEC 2012.
Thomas N. Hardin
Thomas N. Hardin
Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 7 Years

I joined the Marines on 19 DEC 72
I went to Boot Camp with Rick Kiley on 26 JAN 73.
I served in the Marines until 26 MAR 80.
I joined the Marine Corps Reserves in MAY 1982.
I served with the Marine Reserves until July 1993 when I joined the NC Army National Guard. I still serve with the Army National Guard and I'm a full time Army Guard Tech. Working in Raleigh,NC.
Timothy Nelson
Timothy Nelson
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Served in the Marines in Aviation Supply from 1988-1996. Stationed in San Diago CA, Meridan MS, Santa Ana CA, Okinawa Japan, Jacksonville NC. Got out as a Sgt.
Timothy Nelson
Timothy Nelson
Class of 1986
Army, 2 Years

Served from 2001-2003 Army Reserves as a Sgt.
Timothy S. Nelson
Timothy S. Nelson
Class of 1986
Army, 2 Years

Served 2 years in the Army Reserves in Aurora Colorado as a Sgt. (E-5) with the 244th Eng. Battalion
Timothy S.Nelson
Timothy S.Nelson
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Served 8 years active duty with the USMC. Stationed 5 years at MCAS El Toro California, 1 year Okinawa, Japan, and finished at MCAS New River North Carolina. Got out as a Sgt. (E-5)

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