Mona Shores High School Alumni

Norton Shores, 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!

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Honored Military Alumni

Alan Essenberg
Alan Essenberg
Class of 2004
Army, 5 Years

3 yrs at Ft. Hood, 2 yrs various places and about to go to D.C. for 3 more!
Anna M. Arcioni-Fox
Anna M. Arcioni-Fox
Class of 1987
Air Force, 9 Years

I joined the Air Force in December of '91.
I was stationed at Hickam AFB HI, Al Kharj Saudi Arabia, Deployed to Iraq. Desert Storm and Iraq Freedom, Kirkland AFB NM. I met my husband who was also in and we have two wonderful Boy.
Barbara Alger
Barbara Alger
Class of 1985
Army, 8 Years

Barbara joined the service in September of 1987 and left military service with an Honorable Discharge in September of 1995.
Casey A. Christiansen
Casey A. Christiansen
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Served for 3 years with 13 months in Viet Nam.
Cdr. Daniel D. Downing, USNR
Cdr. Daniel D. Downing, USNR
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

Judge Advocate General Corps.
Service in Iraq, 2006-2007, Bagdhad,
Civil Military Operations.
Charles Avery Lyon
Charles Avery Lyon
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

Petty Officer Third Class
Aviation Electronics Technician
Stationed In Cuba
Norfolk
Memphis
San Diego
Cheri Muñoz (Pearson)
Cheri Muñoz (Pearson)
Class of 1988
Army, 5 Years

Chris Benedict
Chris Benedict
Class of 1999
Navy, 4 Years

Stationed in Norfolk, VA on board aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt
Curt Cloud
Curt Cloud
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Security Forces
Dan Downing
Dan Downing
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

On active duty after service in Iraq 2005-2007, currently stationed at Navy Bureau of Personnel, Millington TN
Daniel Downing
Daniel Downing
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

Currently on active duty. Service in Iraq 2006-7.
Dave Hovey
Dave Hovey
Class of 1974
Navy, 6 Years

Entered service March, 1975
Served on USS W. M. Wood DD715, USS Meredith, DD890, and USS Tattnall, DDG19, Discharged Honorably March, 1981.
Dave Morton
Dave Morton
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

Ssg squad leader Viet Nam
David Alger
David Alger
Class of 1989
Navy, 13 Years

David served at several locations in the United States and also in Japan. He ciurrently serves in AZ.
David Sturgeon
David Sturgeon
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

Naval aviation; aircraft carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam
Douglas McKibben
Douglas McKibben
Class of 1967
Air Force, 5 Years

Strategic Air Command, B-52 Navigator
Eric S. Carlson
Eric S. Carlson
Class of 1983
Army, 3 Years

Air Cavalry Support
Gary W. Zylman
Gary W. Zylman
Class of 1973
Air Force, 18 Years

ICBM missile mech., Vehicle Maint. Supervisor, Instructor-Chem. Warfare defence, retired (TERA)1994
Heather Dees (Angeleri)
Heather Dees (Angeleri)
Class of 1997
Navy, 6 Years

Joined the Navy in 1996, served almost 7 years. I was stationed on the USS John C. Stennis CVN-74, Naval Station Norfolk, and Customer Service Desk Camp Lejeune, NC.
James (Jim) Ellison
James (Jim) Ellison
Class of 1985
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Please see Jim's profile...
Jenna Knapp
Jenna Knapp
Class of 2009
Army, 2 Years

Serving active duty, been overseas to Iraq, now back in the states
Kevin Heckle
Kevin Heckle
Class of 1990
Air Force, 13 Years

Manpower & personnel officer. Served in Oklahoma, Germany, Virginia, and S. Carolina. Currently assigned to the AF Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, TX (San Antonio). Reassigned to Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL in Aug 2007.
Larry Trap
Larry Trap
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

Vietnam Veteran
Michael J. Pezet
Michael J. Pezet
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Avionics Technologies, Weapons Control Systems on F-4C/D/E, Electronic Warefare on AC-130's and Meterology.
Michael Valliere
Michael Valliere
Class of 1969
Navy, 8 Years

Navy SeaBee serving in Viet Nam and other bases around the globe
Michael Wesrterlund
Michael Wesrterlund
Class of 1994
Navy, 4 Years

Served aboard the USS John C Stennis CVN-74
Mike Firehammer
Mike Firehammer
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Powered Systems Support Technician, operated and maintained emergency generators and aircraft arresting systems. Stationed all over the world. Retired to Boyd, Montana. Best friend is Dan Andersen. GO SAILOR'S
Mike Firehammer
Mike Firehammer
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Civil Engineering Power Production Technician
nicholas rakestraw
nicholas rakestraw
Class of 1999
Army, 6 Years

Joined the ARMY in 2001 (sept 11 happened right after basic training). Graduated AIRBORNE school in october of 2001, graduated AIR ASSAULT school in APRIL 2005, graduate of master gunner school and designated marksman instructor school. OIF
Pat Hardy
Pat Hardy
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Army Guard from '81 - '83. Joined the Air Force in '83 as a Satellite Communications Specialist. Went to the Gulf War from November '90 to May '91. Other assignments were Azores, England, Turkey, and Netherlands. Retired in 2003.
Peter L. LaVigne
Peter L. LaVigne
Class of 1967
Army, 5 Years

Viet Nam Veteran
Richard Keith Van Dop
Richard Keith Van Dop
Class of 1969
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years

Navy Intelligence 1984-2010
Robert (Bob ) DeSmidt
Robert (Bob ) DeSmidt
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Craft Fuel system
Robert (Bob) DeSmidt
Robert (Bob) DeSmidt
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Lived from Turkey to Japan.Went where needed
Robert B. LaVigne Jr.
Robert B. LaVigne Jr.
Class of 1967
Army, 5 Years

Viet Nam Veteran
Robert LaVigne
Robert LaVigne
Class of 1967
Army, 4 Years

Vietnam Veteran
Scott Caughey
Scott Caughey
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

11 years army, 3 tours in Germany, Desert Shield/Storm, 16 Years Army National Guard (California 2 yrs, Michigan 14 yrs.) Operation Iraqi Freedom
Scott Stevens
Scott Stevens
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served two overseas long tours to Germany and three stateside bases. Never had to go play in the big sandbox..Thank God. Retired from active duty after 20 years in 1999.
SGT Steven Whitlow
SGT Steven Whitlow
Class of 1971
Army, 12 Years

Vietnam Era Veteran. Military Police & Para Legal.
Steven W. Nerheim
Steven W. Nerheim
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

37 years 1968-2005. Captain USN (Retired)

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Class of '01

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