Mankato West High School Alumni

Mankato, 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

Adrian Oliver
Adrian Oliver
Class of 1964
Army, 4 Years

Artillery Officer
Bob Gintner
Bob Gintner
Class of 1991
Navy, 4 Years

Meteorology and Oceanography, Guam, Alameda CA, Bremerton WA
Bob Mason
Bob Mason
Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Equipment Operator---Okinawa, Japan
Carole Puskedra
Carole Puskedra
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations for 32 years. Deployment to seven countries and served in every conflict since 1985.
Carole Puskedra
Carole Puskedra
Class of 1981
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

31 years with Special Forces now stationed in California. Have deployed numerous time with one more coming up in Nov.
Charles (Brad) Goodell
Charles (Brad) Goodell
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

U. S. Navy April '66 - Jan 70 SFM 2 (E-5)
USAF June 71 - Nov 92 SMSgt (E-8)
Two trips to Viet Nam one with the Navy and one with the Air Force, Overseas assignments Korea the rest were in the US - Laredo AFB TX, Williams AFB AZ, K I Sawyer AFB MI, Fairchild AFB WA and Chanute AFB IL.
Daniel "Dunckel" Ewert
Daniel "Dunckel" Ewert
Class of 1986
Navy, 4 Years

2 tours Persion Gulf
David R. Pratt
David R. Pratt
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served in the United States Air Force. Was in the intelligence field as a communications analyst. Retired from the Air Force on 01 June 2001.
Derek Dosedel
Derek Dosedel
Class of 2001
Army, 14 Years

Served 10 years in the Infantry where I deployed a total of 5 times. Three times to Iraq (2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2007-2008) and two times to Afghanistan (Jan 2002-Jul 2002, 2010-2011) for a total of 54 months. I then did four years as a Counterintelligence Special Agent stationed in Germany. I was medically retired due to injuries sustained during my deployments in May 2015.
Gerald Brown
Gerald Brown
Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years

Site Maintenance ATLAS D ICBM SAC Offutt AFB NB.
Launch Prep ATLAS D ICBM Vandenberg AFB CA. 4 years,
USNR Photographers Mate 9 years assigned to USS Lexington and USS Norton Sound.
MN Air National Guard, 133 TAW Photo Lab Supervisor 14 years
James Sparke
James Sparke
Class of 1957
Navy, 4 Years

Parachute Rigger-Survival 2nd Class
Jeff Rockow
Jeff Rockow
Class of 1990
National Guard, 8 Years

I never saw any combat. I did get to drive a tank and blow stuff up
Jim Ewoldsen
Jim Ewoldsen
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Chinese Linguist
Artillery fire direction officer
Tour in Vietnam with 3/5
Joenilla Robertson (Kewatt)
Joenilla Robertson (Kewatt)
Class of 1974
National Guard, 3 Years

1974-1977
John Bohnert (Jack)
John Bohnert (Jack)
Class of 1957
Air Force, 4 Years

Photographer
John Cook
John Cook
Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years

Radioman 3rd Class, stationed at Harold E. Holt, Australia for 15 months and NCS Guam for 2 years
Julia Hall
Julia Hall
Class of 1995
Air Force, 4 Years

AFSC 3C351
KONRAD KOTTKE
KONRAD KOTTKE
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served with the US Air Force from 1970-1991. Stationed in Texas, Vietnam, North Dakota, Thailand, Japan, Montana, Colorado and retired in Seattle WA.
Mazen (John) Abbas
Mazen (John) Abbas
Class of 1992
Army, 11 Years

Lt Col in the US Army as a Physician, serving at Tripler Army Medical Center as a Pediatric Gastroenterologist, recently returned from deployment with Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines.
Merlin G. Williams
Merlin G. Williams
Class of 1959
Navy, 8 Years

Nuclear Machinest Mate serving 8 + years on numerous ships from Destroyer Escorts up to Air Craft Carriers.

Classmates Spotlight

Mankato West High School Classmates

Cheryl Smith
Class of '75

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