Mesa High School Alumni

Mesa, Arizona (AZ)

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

Alan D. Bradley
Alan D. Bradley
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Master Sgt.
Alan Dane Bradley
Alan Dane Bradley
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

four years active 27 reserve Msg Ret.
Andrew M. Estes Jr.
Andrew M. Estes Jr.
Class of 1995
Army, 16 Years

First Sergeant stationed at Fort Hauchuca in Sierra Vista, AZ
Anna O'Shea-Smith, CAPTAIN, USN/NNC
Anna O'Shea-Smith, CAPTAIN, USN/NNC
Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years

I spent 14 years active duty as a Navy Nurse-Spent some time in Okinawa, Japan at Camp Lester...taught Navy Corpsmen at Great Lakes.....and have served in the reserves at NOSC Nashville & Memphis, TN. Currently still in the Reserves-plan to retire in about a year and a half at the rank of a Navy CAPTAIN (O-6).
Arnel Sanderson
Arnel Sanderson
Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years

Munitions Accountable Supply Officer
Ashley McClellan (Eppich)
Ashley McClellan (Eppich)
Class of 2001
Air Force, 5 Years

Career Field (AFSC) - 3S0X1 Personnel
Bases - Elmendorf AFB, AK and Goodfellow AFB, TX
Deployments - Qatar (2004); Guam (2006); Iraq (2006)
Highest Rank Held - SSgt (E-5)
Blake Cook
Blake Cook
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 9 Years

I spent 6 years in the Marine Corps Reserve and now its been about three years since I went active duty.
Blake Doll
Blake Doll
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Spent 22 years as an Air Traffic Controler and also a Helicopter Pilot.
Brad Dutcher
Brad Dutcher
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

I was an Aviation Ordnanceman., and a Navy instructor. Saw the world , sail the seas, and retired in Sep 2002 as an E-5 with 22 years and 4 months of dedicated service
Brad Dutcher
Brad Dutcher
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

I served for 22 years and four months, and retired september of 2002
Brandon Sheldon
Brandon Sheldon
Class of 2002
Army, 5 Years

11B infantryman, Bradley crew member, M203 gunner, rifleman, assistant machine gunner, Team Leader, Squad Leader
Brandon Sheldon
Brandon Sheldon
Class of 2002
Army, 5 Years

11B20 Infantryman.
Squad Leader, Team Leader, grenadier, rifleman, Assistant machine gunner, driver, bradley crew member. 10th MTN DIV and 1 Armor Div
Brett Cain (Wood)
Brett Cain (Wood)
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 12 Years

EOD
Bryan E Spears
Bryan E Spears
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Flight Engineer, retired, currently work for Boeing and teach for local university
Charl.es Weekies
Charl.es Weekies
Class of 1937
Air Force, 3 Years

B -17 bomber pilot WW 2
Charl.es Weekies
Charl.es Weekies
Class of 1937
Air Force, 3 Years

B -17 bomber pilot WW 2
Clayton Coleman
Clayton Coleman
Class of 1989
Army, 14 Years

US Army, Infantry
Colt Reiswig
Colt Reiswig
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

USN diver for 4 years. Accepted to Aviation Officer Candidate School in 1989. Winged as Naval Aviator in 1992. Retired in 2003 as a Lieutenant Commander. Fortunately for me I turned down three airline offers to accept an appointment flying for the Department of Homeland Security.
Dale Janssen
Dale Janssen
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane,Washinton
92nd Strategic Air Command
Contract Maintenance Sgt.
Dan M Kelly
Dan M Kelly
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served 73-77. Saigon 74/75, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii 75-77.
Dan M Kelly
Dan M Kelly
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 4 Years

73-77 1st Force Recon Btn.
Daniel Ybarra
Daniel Ybarra
Class of 1987
Navy, 18 Years

Joined the Navy right after graduation. Spent 10 great years living in San Diego. Got to see the world and loved it.
DARLENE TRYON
DARLENE TRYON
Class of 1979
Air Force, 26 Years

I've served in the Air Force for 26 years and retired as a MSgt (Master Sergeant) and I can say I wouldn't have traded it for the world. I entered the military when I was 18 years old wanting to serve my country (as my brother had) with no real direction in life. The military has been nothing but good to me, there are obvious sacrifices you are probably aware of, but the discipline that has been instilled in me and the comradery of the people I have worked with and friends I have made along the way can NEVER be replicated anywhere else, and to ME that is important. I have been to some of the greatest places on earth as well as the worst places on earth and although I may not make a million dollars a year, or drive around in a Ferrari...To me, money is NOT the end all to be all. It is merely something we all have to deal with in order to make our life as comfortable as one requires to survive in life. So, I guess what I'm saying is I love this land of the Free and home of the Free…God Bless America.
Donna Evan
Donna Evan
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Yeoman First Class
Douglas L. Owensby
Douglas L. Owensby
Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years

Served in the 2nd Bn 504th airborne infantry, special force training, and Ranger training. Mission in Vietnam, and Panama canal zone.
Earl Rogers
Earl Rogers
Class of 1978
Army, 9 Years

US Army Res. 8th/40th Armour 19Delta Cav Scout, (Tow Gunner,APC Driver,ITV Gunner and Driver, NBC acting NCO.
Ernest M. Urquieta
Ernest M. Urquieta
Class of 1987
Army, 18 Years

Platoon Leader in charge of a 32 man platoon conducting Combat Operations in Mosul, Iraq Oct 2004-Nov 2005.
Fiber (ed) vaughn
Fiber (ed) vaughn
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

Great man, my brother, passed away from cancer 1 year ago this month
Frank Luna
Frank Luna
Class of 1990
Army, 20+ Years

Active Military at Ft. Bragg, NC. 82nd Airborne Paratrooper, retired Army National Guard in Arizona. SFC.
Frederick john tackitt
Frederick john tackitt
Class of 1991
Army, 20+ Years

Staff Sergeant stationed at Fort Stewart, GA
Senior Petroleum Laboratory Sergeant
gilbert e. vaughn
gilbert e. vaughn
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

served with the Rangers, 82nd, 101st Airborne units
Gracie Angel Lares Isbell
Gracie Angel Lares Isbell
Class of 1989
Navy, 11 Years

Navy Photographer
Gracie lares Isbell
Gracie lares Isbell
Class of 2001
Navy, 11 Years

Mass Communication specialist
Gwenna (Owens) Richardson
Gwenna (Owens) Richardson
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Joined Aug 5 1980 as an E1, Chap/Redeye Repairer. Was active and National Guard for a total of 20+ years. Retired 2001.
Harold W. Burns
Harold W. Burns
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Hospitalcorpsman
Hugh B Johnson
Hugh B Johnson
Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years

Basic in San Diego
USS Chicago CG-11 From 76-79
Three Westpac cruises
Shellback
Jack Ong
Jack Ong
Class of 1958
Navy, 6 Years

Photojournalist stationed with ComNavBase in the Philippines (Subic Bay Naval Base -- r&r and ship repair support for Navy in Vietnam)
Jason M Kissling
Jason M Kissling
Class of 1999
Air Force, 5 Years

Enlisted in June 2002 to active duty AF as a crew chief on KC-135 aircraft. Currently serving in the AZ Air National Guard. Served in numerous campaigns around the world including Operation Enduring / Iraqi Freedom.
Joe Brown
Joe Brown
Class of 2008
Army, 4 Years

Infantryman US ARMY
Joe Watkins
Joe Watkins
Class of 1957
Navy, 3 Years

After Basic and Electronics School remainder of tour spent on USS Harveson home ported at Pearl Harbor.

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Class of '79

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