La Junta High School Alumni

La Junta, Colorado (CO)

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

Have you lost your La Junta High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Tigers lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Brian Cowdrey
Brian Cowdrey
Class of 1990
Army, 4 Years

Flight Medic with the 82nd Airborne Division
Charles Edward Mays
Charles Edward Mays
Class of 1946
Navy, 2 Years

Served honorably. RIP 7-7-2014.
Cody Long
Cody Long
Class of 1992
National Guard, 6 Years

Automated Logistical Specialist for the Arizona and Colorado Army National Guard. Served one year in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2004-05 with the 3666th Maintenance Co. of Phoenix, AZ.
David Hillman
David Hillman
Class of 1969
Army, 6 Years

Vietnam, 66th Combat MPs
David Vasquez
David Vasquez
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired Senior Master Sargent. Served 3 tours of duty in Afghanistan. Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his outstanding achievement as the Air Freight Superintendent while deployed to Afghanistan.
Ed Hunnicutt
Ed Hunnicutt
Class of 1964
Navy, 10 Years

1964/1974
Jeniphr Grant
Jeniphr Grant
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Retired in 2012, after 30 years of service in the Military Police. Served in Germany at European Command Headquarters during the Cold War, and various assignments in the South and East of the US, including Philadelphia during 9/11. Was the first female Provost Marshal at the US Army Reserve Command Headquarters (an active Guard/Reserve position) during Hurricane Katrina. Last assignment was as the Operations Officer for a training division that places Army Reserve soldiers on campuses and at training sites in support of ROTC and West Point.
Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smith
Class of 1994
Army, 4 Years

Served in the Army doing communications work all over the world. I got to see several places, and do allot of things. Some I am proud of, others I am not.
Johnnie DeLaRiva
Johnnie DeLaRiva
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Various years in administration, Assistant IG, Post Master
Kim Fidler
Kim Fidler
Class of 1978
Army, 2 Years

I served from 1978-79, during which time I was injured and received a medical discharge. I completed Basic Training at Fort McClellan, AL and trained for my Military Intelligence Occupational Specialty at Fort Devens, MA. I am very proud of my service and it is the reason I chose to become a Civil Servant in 1984 with first the U.S. Army and now the Federal Highway Administration.
Matthew L. Garcia
Matthew L. Garcia
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 13 Years

Overseas deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Currently Active duty
Michael Wiley
Michael Wiley
Class of 1971
Navy Reserves, 7 Years

Navy Corpsman/Marine Corps Medic
Michael Wiley
Michael Wiley
Class of 1971
Navy, 6 Years

Hospital Corpsman, Marine Doc..
T.J. Tompkins
T.J. Tompkins
Class of 2005
Air Force, 4 Years

Stationed at Fairchild AFB, Spokane, Washington
Currently serving in Iraq
William Schmidt
William Schmidt
Class of 1992
Air Force, 14 Years

14 years as Armament Weapons Systems Specialist (load toad). Four deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Stationed out of Buckley AFB, CO.

Classmates Spotlight

La Junta High School Classmates

Bernice Chavez
Class of '75

Alumni Stories

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School News

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