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

Alissa Boron (Smith)
Alissa Boron (Smith)
Class of 1987
Coast Guard, 19 Years

Currently assigned to the Atlantic Strike Team, specializing in worldwide HAZMAT/WMD Emergency Response.
Alissa Boron (Smith)
Alissa Boron (Smith)
Class of 1987
Coast Guard, 19 Years

Currently stationed in Fort Dix, NJ at the Atlantic Strike Team.

I met my husband in boot camp in '89.

Plan to retire in 2010 and move home to Cleveland, Ohio.
Chris Lashbrook
Chris Lashbrook
Class of 1983
Air Force, 16 Years

Jet Aircraft Mechnic
Christina (Olguin) Wilkinson
Christina (Olguin) Wilkinson
Class of 1983
Air Force, 10 Years

George AFB for 3 years and 129th Rescue Group for 10 years at Moffett Field in CA.
Craig Furst
Craig Furst
Class of 1990
Navy, 20+ Years

Active duty & Reserves (1992 - Current)
Daniel Toporek
Daniel Toporek
Class of 1982
Army, 34 Years

Army Aviator AH-64D
Danny Childers
Danny Childers
Class of 1972
Army, 2 Years

Went in army 71 was a crew chief on hewy got out in late 72
Darryl Walker
Darryl Walker
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

20 year Service Career in USAF & Arkansas Air National Guard - C-130 Aircraft Instructor Navigator - Little Rock AFB, AR
David Arlaud
David Arlaud
Class of 1970
Navy, 3 Years

Served aboard the USS HULL DD-945 from 1970 through 1972. Two Gun line tours in Vietnam.
David Arlaud
David Arlaud
Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years

Served two tours in Vietnam.
ERIC ANDERSON
ERIC ANDERSON
Class of 1981
Navy, 4 Years

uss thach ffg-43 radioman 3rd class petty officer. westpac '86 thach first overseas deployment. plankowner.
Eric Dieffenbach
Eric Dieffenbach
Class of 1978
Air Force, 9 Years

Pilot: T-37 and F-16
ERIC G, ANDERSON
ERIC G, ANDERSON
Class of 1981
Navy, 6 Years

Served honorably from 1983-1987 on USS Thach FFG-43 as a radioman 3rd class petty officer station in Long Beach and San Diego, Ca. Westpac '86 which was from May-October 1986
GARY A MATHIS
GARY A MATHIS
Class of 1972
Navy, 6 Years

SERVED ABOARD USS FANNING FF-1076, MACHINIST MATE 3RD CLASS, 3 WESTPAC TOURS (VIET NAM)
GARY A MATHIS
GARY A MATHIS
Class of 1972
Army Reserves, 2 Years

FORT HAUCHUCA, AZ, BATTALION MAINTENANCE, RECOVERY TANK
James Lynch
James Lynch
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined the air force one month after graduating from Moon Valley on 6 July 1977, and while completing Basic Training at Lackland, AFB Texas ran into Ken Stanley, and while attending the Air Force Security Police Academy, I saw Mike Kruska, and Joe Brady Served at Spangdahlem AB, West Germany, and Kirtland AFB, New Mexico as a Security Policeman; served at Luke AFB, Arizona, Chanute AFB, Illinois, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, Dhahran AB, Saudi Arabia, and Scott AFB, Illinois, as a Weather Observer/Forecaster. Retired 31 October 1998
James Stewart
James Stewart
Class of 1973
Army, 15 Years

Cavalry Scout 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment. SFC E-7, Platoon Sergeant. 8 years in Germany. Taught the Spanish army, in Toledo, Spain. Many awards and medals.
Jason Schauer
Jason Schauer
Class of 1999
Army, 8 Years

Spent 5 years stationed at Fort Polk, LA. Been here in Italy for almost three years. Been serving in the Infantry. Getting ready for another deployment to Afghanistan.
Jeffrey Hehman
Jeffrey Hehman
Class of 1993
Air Force, 4 Years

Security forces ('93-'97). Operation Southern watch (storm/shield), Saudi Arabia.
Jim Callahan
Jim Callahan
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Retired after 22+ years of active service from the Army as a Military Intelligence Lieutenant Colonel in 2005. Served around the world in various roles, with my family. One son born in Germany and the other at Fort Bragg. Lots of wonderful memories.
John C. Lewis
John C. Lewis
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 15 Years

Enlisted in 1988. Commissioned in 1995. Served Far East, Middle East, West Coast so far. Some trips to the East Coast. With 1st Marine Division for 2003 Iraq Invasion. Great honor to lead Marines and it has been an exciting adventure.
Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith
Class of 2002
Army, 4 Years

Military Police Corrections (Investigations)
Justin Cooper
Justin Cooper
Class of 2004
Army, 1 Years

After graduating from high school he went to college and gave that a shot. Much to his choices it didnt work out so he enlisted in the military and is in Iraq.
Justin Cooper
Justin Cooper
Class of 2004
Army, 2 Years

went to combat
Kathleen L. (O'Hearon) Petgen
Kathleen L. (O'Hearon) Petgen
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Active Duty 1988 was in Berlin, when there was still a wall! Indiana National Guard 1995, mobilized 2/2003 to AD again. Iraq 2009-2010, still on AD, currently in KY.
Larry Ramirez
Larry Ramirez
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

US Army Infantry-served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Georgia Army National Guard-served in Bosnia conflict and recently came back from Iraqi Freedom-Still Serving Strong and Proud.
Larry Ramirez
Larry Ramirez
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

US Army Infantry-served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm.Georgia Army National Guard-served in Bosnia crisis and just got back from Operation Iraqi Freedom.Still serving Strong and Proud.
Lee Pierre Hill
Lee Pierre Hill
Class of 2002
Army, 7 Years

P.A.O (PERSONAL ASSISTING OFFICER) BODYGUARD FOR 2* VERY EFFICIENT ARMED, UNARMED COMBATIVE
Lt. Col. Russell Godsil
Lt. Col. Russell Godsil
Class of 1985
Army, 19 Years

Russ is currently serving in the Northern Iraq (Tikrit area). We hope to see him back in the states come summer, 2009. He has requested to be transferred to Ft. Huachuca in southern Arizona to teach at the Military Intelligence school there. His request has been approved, but the Army likes to change its mind so we'll hope for the best!

His Wife, Audra and his son, Tyler (10 years old) are living on post in Germany. Audra teaches school on post, and Tyler plays every sport imanigable and has an uncanny memory for sports trivia.

The picture here was taken the day Russ left for Iraq.

Please keep Russ, Audra, and Tyler in your prayers throughout this difficult time.
Mark Gilmore
Mark Gilmore
Class of 1980
Navy, 9 Years

U.S.S. Midway CV-41 (now museum in California)
Aviation Boatswainsmate
Hangar Deck, Flight Deck
Matthew Sosnowski
Matthew Sosnowski
Class of 1989
Army, 19 Years

Active duty, Reserve, National Guard and back to ACtive duty again.
Michael L. Hudson
Michael L. Hudson
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF Retired Master Sergeant. 21 years. Pharmacy Technician. Andrews AFB, MD; Travis AFB, CA; Comiso AS, Sicily.
Michael Losey
Michael Losey
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

Joined the Arizona Air National Guard in 1969 and then transferred to the active Army in 1970. Did a tour in Vietnam 1971-1972. Left the Army in 1978 and joined the Air Force Reserve. Transferred from the Air Force Reserve to the Army Reserve in 1982. Retired from the Army Reserve in 1999 as a Sergeant Major.
Michael West
Michael West
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

21 yrs 7 month 8 day of active service in the U.S. Army. Infantry and Military Police in Vietnam. Criminal Investigator for the Department of the Army from 1974 to 1992.
Mike Fusco
Mike Fusco
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

Retired with 24 years of active/reserve service. ran into a few friends in Korea..
Mike Fusco
Mike Fusco
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

23 years active and reserve. including Korea, Japan and England as a Firefighter and Military policeman.
Patrick Moore
Patrick Moore
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Malmstrom AFB, MT; Howard AB, Panama - Operation Just Cause; Osan AB, South Korea; Goodfellow AFB, TX; Langely AFB, VA, Scott AFB, IL
Paul E. Kittredge, Jr
Paul E. Kittredge, Jr
Class of 1975
Coast Guard, 4 Years

MST 3; Served in the USCG from June 1975 to June 1981. Service included: USCG Cutter Chase, Ice Breaker Burton Island, USCG Base Boston. Also, Served in the U.S.M.C. and was Honorably Discharged on March 23, 1983.
Randy Strickland
Randy Strickland
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

1968-1971
RTC San Diego
NAS Meridian, MS VT-9
NAS Cubi Point, PI AMD
USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63 V-2 Division AFT CATS
Vietnam
Rick Chase
Rick Chase
Class of 1973
Air Force, 9 Years

9 years Active Duty followed by enlistments in the US Air Force Researves, Arizona Air National Guard and Washington Air National Guard. Served in Civil Engineering, was a member of Red Horse and various Prime Beef units as well as a Technical Training Instructor..

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hellloo allll from 76

This is jim olson. Just saying hi to all 76 classmates. Can't wait to see all at next reunion
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Our Moon Valley 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 Moon Valley High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Phoenix are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!