Mead High School Alumni

Spokane, Washington (WA)

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

Mike Mcmath
Mike Mcmath
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF Electrical Power Pro
Bennie Green
Bennie Green
Class of 1985
Navy, 6 Years

Was an Aviation Electrician and was lucky enough to be stationed for two years in the Philippines (Cubi Point) in VRC-50 and then inVXE-6 in the Antarctic program, making 3 deployments, 2 to Antarctica for 5 months at a time, great experience.
Bob Gormley
Bob Gormley
Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years

I was a Communications Technician, CT2 stationed at Pensacola, Florida, Adak, AK and San Juan, PR. This rating is now changed to Cryptographic Technician. The picture of me was taken in Puerto Rico in 1967.
Bruce Kidd
Bruce Kidd
Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years

Currently a Master Sergeant US Army Resrve. Served in Iraq 2004 as an advisor to the Iraqi Army.
Also served in Somalia 1993 and Desert Storm 1990-91 with 2 years in Germany. I spent the majority of my military career at Fort Lewis , Wa.
calem cowell
calem cowell
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

calem is currently in his second enlistment
Carrie Ann Hebert (Maxian)
Carrie Ann Hebert (Maxian)
Class of 1987
Air Force, 5 Years

Served as a Personell Specialist for 5 1/2 years and separated when pregnant with the first of our 5 children.
David Dunham
David Dunham
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Served as an Armor/Cavalry Soldier for 27 Years. Retired in 2007 as a Command Sergeant Major. Deployed the 4th Squadron, 14th RSTA Cavalry to Iraq with the 172nd Stryker Brigade.
Denoa D. Griffin
Denoa D. Griffin
Class of 1976
Army, 19 Years

Adjutant General Corps; Desert Shield/Storm, GTMO, Kosovo, OIF-1

SSG/Fort Hood, Texas
Don Leslie Rock
Don Leslie Rock
Class of 1965
Army, 1 Years

Don served in the Vietnam War and was killed in the line of duty November 1969. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Distengushed Flying Cross.
Eric Strandberg
Eric Strandberg
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

Service in the Nuclear Navy, as a Machinist mate, retired as a Chief Petty Officer. Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom for initial combat operations onboard USS Abraham Lincoln.
Jacen Schaedler
Jacen Schaedler
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Served 5 years as a an Avionics Technician. Discharged Honorably.
Jason Hindmarsh
Jason Hindmarsh
Class of 1995
Air Force, 13 Years

Civil Engineer currently stationed at Fairchild AFB. Rank of TSgt. Awarded the Bronze Star May 2008 for service in Iraq. Currently TDY to Washington D.C. and is serving on the Armed Forces Inaugural Committee. Met with President Elect Obama Jan 8, 2009.
Jason Hindmarsh
Jason Hindmarsh
Class of 1995
Air Force, 11 Years

Jason received the Bronze Star Medal Award for his meritorious achievement while he served in Iraq ( Oct 06 - Oct 07). Jason is married to his high school sweetheart, Jennifer (Rand) and they have 3 children. Jason is currently stationed at FAFB.
Jeff McCullough
Jeff McCullough
Class of 1978
Navy, 6 Years

Missile Technician Ballistic. USS John Marshall SSBN 611 Gold & USS Alexander Hamilton SSBN 617 Gold.
Jeffery p Kendall
Jeffery p Kendall
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Was in Communication, Navy
Jennifer Benzie
Jennifer Benzie
Class of 2003
Air Force, 5 Years

U.S. Air Force 2004-2008 Survival Equipment Specialist
Jennifer Benzie
Jennifer Benzie
Class of 2003
Air Force, 5 Years

4 years 8 months Active Duty Air Force
Jodi Greene (McCarthy)
Jodi Greene (McCarthy)
Class of 1983
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF Air Traffic Controller. March Air Force Base, Riverside, California
Joe Dennis Rock
Joe Dennis Rock
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

Served during the Vietnam War as a vet. tech. He took care of the service dogs. He was awarded Trainee of the Cycle at Fort Lewis.
Joe Dennis Rock
Joe Dennis Rock
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

Served as a Vet Tech during the Vietnam War. He would fly into and out of Vietnam with the war dogs and care for them
john>hagen
john>hagen
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

vietnam era vet medical corp
Joi Rodrigue
Joi Rodrigue
Class of 1994
Army, 22 Years

Retired from active duty 2018
Kimberly Koterba Morse (Hinman)
Kimberly Koterba Morse (Hinman)
Class of 1982
Army, 4 Years

Army Nurse Corps, Active Duty 1987 - 1991, stationed at Ft Sill, OK.
Laura J. Ford
Laura J. Ford
Class of 1993
National Guard, 20+ Years

Still serving in USAF in WA ANG. 20+ years.
Mark D. Emerson
Mark D. Emerson
Class of 1991
Coast Guard, 16 Years

Still Active and Stationed in Petaluma, Ca
Mary (Kendall) Decker
Mary (Kendall) Decker
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted in 1986. Selected for officer commission in 2003. Served on USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72, USS Emory S. Land AS-39 and USS Yellowstone AD-41 and numerous shore commands. Completed numerous deployments including the Persian Gulf in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Currently serving as a Flag Secretary to Commander, Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command.
Matthew St.Clair
Matthew St.Clair
Class of 2001
Coast Guard, 6 Years

Served 3 years at station Yaquina Bay Newport Or. and 3 years at Pacific Tactical Lawn Enforcement Team San Diego serving 2 tours of duty to Iraq, and and countless counter narcotics missions in South America.
michael lehman
michael lehman
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

2/30th inf. bradley mechanic , schweinfurt germany, fort carson co.
Mike Mcmath
Mike Mcmath
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Full Time Tech for Dept of Air Force, last deployment IRAQ
Owen Duff
Owen Duff
Class of 2004
Air Force, 6 Years

Currently Serving in Iraq as an EOD technician.
Pam Zierdt
Pam Zierdt
Class of 1983
Navy, 3 Years

Patrol Squadron 47, Moffett Field, CA 1987-1990
Paula Judah (Bennett)
Paula Judah (Bennett)
Class of 1979
Air Force, 4 Years

I served as a Medical Service Specialist at Fairchild
AFB and at RAF Lakenheath in Great Britain.
Paula Mims (Wicklund)
Paula Mims (Wicklund)
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

Nine years active duty. Twelve in the Reserves.
Rich Abraham
Rich Abraham
Class of 1990
Army, 8 Years

Serviced 1990 to 1995 Active and 1995 through 1998 Reserves.
Rory Curtiss Van Hyning
Rory Curtiss Van Hyning
Class of 1995
Navy, 5 Years

Broadcaster for the Armed Forces Network
Stationed in:
Fort Mead, MD
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Keflavik, Iceland
Tim Mathewson
Tim Mathewson
Class of 1987
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Force Medic
Travis Artman
Travis Artman
Class of 2000
Army, 9 Years

9 1/2 years of active Army service and counting, with two combat tours to Iraq and one upcoming to Afghanistan.
Will Stimson
Will Stimson
Class of 2001
Navy, 9 Years

Naval Special Warfare

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