Kenowa Hills High School Alumni

Grand Rapids, Michigan (MI)

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!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

aaron read
aaron read
Class of 2006
Army, 2 Years

only job in the army infantry
David Saukas
David Saukas
Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined in 1978, retired in 1999 (like there was a party going on!) Stationed in Subic Bay, San Diego, Bremerton Washington, Pearl Harbor Hawaii, Lemoore California, Yokosuka Japan, and Norfolk VA. Made 5 Westpac's and 1 Med Cruise. I LITERALLY have been there and done that!!!
David Wier
David Wier
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Supply Administration/Machine gunner. Served 9 months in Iraq. Centered in picture.
Derevas Munro
Derevas Munro
Class of 2005
Navy, 1 Years

Training as a parachute rigger. Will be stationed in California for two years
Doug Williams
Doug Williams
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Was in the Air Force from 1968 to 1972, Army National Guard, and the Air National Guard, for the other 27 years.
Douglas Williams
Douglas Williams
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

I was in the U.S. Air Force from 1968 to 1972. Joined the Air guard in Mich. and Colorado, and Arizona, and Utah. Was in the Army Guard in Arizona and Colorado. Retired in 2004 from the military here in Salt Lake City Utah with 31 years in the service.
Eric Beckmann
Eric Beckmann
Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 16 Years

Sweat dries, blood cots, wounds heal, and young Americans need leaders when in harm's way. Thank you to those who support and serve our great nation. God Bless.
Gary Bailey
Gary Bailey
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Chief, Information Manager for the 721 Communication Squadron, Cheyenne Mtn, Colo Sprgs. Also First Sergeant Hq Combined Task Force Operation Northern Watch/C4
Jay Wahr
Jay Wahr
Class of 2001
Navy, 2 Years

Currently stationed at Camp Lejeune working at School of Infantry. I'm a Hospital Corpman (Devil Doc). I love the job. Working with marines is awesome.
Ken Camling
Ken Camling
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Kuwait & Iraq 2003
Uganda & Kenya 2006
Kenneth McKellar
Kenneth McKellar
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

US Air Force 1974-2005. Enlisted 10 years, officer 20 years. Retired as Lt Colonel.
Kristen Towns
Kristen Towns
Class of 2008
Air Force, 6 Years

Kristen served in the United States Air Force from 2009-2015 while serving as a Bioenvironmental Engineering Technician.
Matthew Schafer
Matthew Schafer
Class of 2003
National Guard, 5 Years

OIF 08-09 and OND 10-11
^Operation Iraqi Freedom ^Operation New Dawn
matthew schafer
matthew schafer
Class of 2003
National Guard, 3 Years

currently deployed in iraq
Mike Thomas
Mike Thomas
Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Vietnam Vertern
Natalie Gardner
Natalie Gardner
Class of 2002
Navy, 3 Years

I am currently stationed in San Diego, or more specifically, Coronado. Working as a hospital corpsman with a seabee command. Known as "fleebee doc".
Nicholas Raymond
Nicholas Raymond
Class of 2001
Navy, 3 Years

To save lives in combat environments. Currently serving with Alpha Co 24th Marines.
Nicholas Raymond
Nicholas Raymond
Class of 2001
Navy, 1 Years

I am currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan. I am a green side corpsman (devil doc). I run with the marines. i love it.
Philip Owens
Philip Owens
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Undergoing last training cycle leading to 3rd Deployment in support of OIF
Philip Owens
Philip Owens
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Currently serving 2nd term in Iraq.
Troy Cooley
Troy Cooley
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Currently serving 2nd term in Iraq.
Troy M. Cooley
Troy M. Cooley
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served 2 tours in Iraq and was stationed in Twentynine Palms, CA.

Classmates Spotlight

Kenowa Hills High School Classmates

Gary Boelens
Class of '69

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School News

Class of 1990 loss.

Class of 1990 has lost another classmate. Chang Park was killed Sat. Nov. 24, 2007 from accidental injuries. Chang lea...
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Our Kenowa Hills 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 Kenowa Hills High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Grand Rapids are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!