North Central High School Alumni

Spokane, Washington (WA)

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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

Bradley Allan Chistenson SGT. Ret.
Bradley Allan Chistenson SGT. Ret.
Class of 1985
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

I served with the 659th Engineer company for 20+ years. I was a construction engineer. I operated a rock crusher. During my time in the army reserves I went to Ft. Pickette Virgina, Nevada, Honduras, Panama, Yakima firing center , and Iraq. The 659th Eng. Co. got called up in 2004. We left for Ft. Lewis in Oct. 04. There we got ready and mobilized at Ft. Lewis. Our unit first went to Kwait. There we were out in the middle of know where Camp New York. I was in Kwait for month. I arrived the 6th of Jan. 05. We had an advance party go to Balad air base. (LSA Anaconda). I was part of a second group of advance party personnel to go to Iraq. I was there a year. Our unit left Iraq in Dec. I went back to Ft. Lewis to demobilize. I made it home three days before christmas. It was the best christmas present my family could ask for. Having me home safe and sound. I am proud of serving my country. Bradkey Christenson. Sgt. Ret. Army reserves
Bradley D Gossett
Bradley D Gossett
Class of 2001
Army, 8 Years

27 months in iraq
Carl Pederson
Carl Pederson
Class of 1963
National Guard, 6 Years

Went to Air Force basic training in Amarillo TX in 1965. Following completion of that 8 week stint, was sent back to Spokane and spent the remaining service at Gieger Field. Did lots of flying. It was a great time and terrific way to serve.
charles turbak
charles turbak
Class of 1957
Marine Corps, 7 Years

Spent 7 1/2 years in the US Marine Corps as an infantry officer - Rank Captain - Was aide to Commanding General of 3rd MAW - Commanding Officer Marine Detachment USS Kitty Hawk CVA 63.- had 35 months of duty in Viet Nam - platoon/company commander/staff officer. I was selected for promotion to Major with orders to go to a six month school and then back to Viet Nam. Resigned my commission and moved with family to Bellevue working for Scott Paper Co. Had four children while in the Marines - two were born while I was overseas
Cheri Folks
Cheri Folks
Class of 1984
Navy Reserves, 8 Years

Hospital Corpsman From 1988-1996
Chris Malcolm
Chris Malcolm
Class of 1984
Army, 6 Years

Combat Engineer 83-85 USAR Hayden Lake ID
Field Artillery, Gunner 85-89 Bamberg Germany and 101st Airborne Ft. Campbell KY.
Chuck Turbak
Chuck Turbak
Class of 1957
Marine Corps, 7 Years

Infantry officer, platoon cmdr, company cmdr, battalion ass't S3, CO MARDET CVA 63, military advisor VN Marines, CG aide decamp. 35 months in Viet Nam. I have 80% disability rating. Resigned commission as Captain on promotion list for Major
CWO (Weps) Brian Kelley USCG (ret)
CWO (Weps) Brian Kelley USCG (ret)
Class of 1961
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Drafted in 1961 so joined the Coast Guard. Spent 17 years on the east coast and my last three years at Tacoma Boatbuilding Co. Tacoma, Wa
CWO (Weps) Brian Kelley USCG (ret)
CWO (Weps) Brian Kelley USCG (ret)
Class of 1961
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Drafted in 1961 so joined the Coast Guard. Spent 17 years on the east coast and my last three years at Tacoma Boatbuilding Co. Tacoma, Wa
Dana Morrill
Dana Morrill
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired from active duty 1998.
Daniel kramer
Daniel kramer
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

I served 24 years as an air borne ranger and retired a First Sergent and loved most of it.
Dave Knight
Dave Knight
Class of 1979
National Guard, 20+ Years

Started out my career in the Army. I spent 12 years as a Military Intelligence Officer during which I deployed 0 times. Switched to the Air National Guard in 2000, and have deployed 5+ times to the Middle East, including Iraq and Afghanistan. I am currently a Lt Colonel.
David E. Wright
David E. Wright
Class of 1962
Army, 16 Years

Honorably discharged with the rank of SFC/E7
Two tours of Vietnam
Was awarded Silver Star, Bronze Star, 2 Purple Hearts and other awards
Served 8 years with Texas State Guard/Rank of Major
David Jersild
David Jersild
Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years

Boot Camp San Diego, CA 1963
Shipfitter/Pipefitter A School - San Diego 1964
USS PIEDMONT (AD-17) 64-67 Homeport - San Diego
TAD US Navy Diver School Subic Bay PI 1965
3 WESTPAC Cruises '64, 65-55, 67
Honorable Discharge '69
Dick Disney
Dick Disney
Class of 1953
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

Joined Army Reserves at Ft. George Wright 1956 as PFC. Graduated EWSC with BA in Ed and ROTC as a 2nd Lt. MAR 1958. Served active duty. Served continuous U.S. Army Reserve until 1990. Retired after 34 years as a Colonel. Also retired from classroom teaching in Tacoma in 1990 at 55.
Dick Disney
Dick Disney
Class of 1953
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

Joined U.S. Army Reserves at Ft. George Wright in 1956 as a PFC while taking ROTC at East Washington College of Education (EWU). After graduation served active duty and returned to the Army Reserves and public school teaching. Served 20 years with the 104th Division Training and then with the 6236th U.S. School (Command General Staff College) in Tacoma. Retired after 34+ years as a COL.
Edward Howard
Edward Howard
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 7 Years

Served from 1979 to 1987
Frank (Greg) Lawson
Frank (Greg) Lawson
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

I enlisted in 1968, went to Boot Camp and Hospital Corps in San Diego, Ca. I was stationed at the Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA in the summer of 1969. Then I was assigned to the Medical Department onboard the USS Ranger CVA 61 and did 3 tours to Viet Nam. Then in 1972 I was assigned to Hospital Corps School for Independent Duty Corp School. I went to the MCAS Yuma and returned to San Diego Naval Hospital to work in the admin department and for the Chief of Internal Medicine. I then went to the USS Cree (ATF-84) as an Independent Duty Corpsmen. I was advanced to a Chief Hospital Corpsman. I spent a total of 12 years enlisted time. During this time I also earned a Bachelors Degree in Business and a Masters Degree in Business Admin with a Financial Management Major.
I was then commissioned as an Ensign in the Medical Service Corps. I served as a Supply Officer and Comptroller at various commands including 3 years at the United States Naval Hospital Naples, Italy. I retired in 1993 from the Naval Hospital Cherry Point, NC. After discharge from the Navy I attended Marymount University in Northern Virginia and earned a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. I returned to Bremerton, WA and taught for approx. 6 years. I then work for the Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA as the Budget Officer where I retired again in 2013. I am now traveling and enjoying retirement.
Frank Meister
Frank Meister
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Traffice Controller
George Michael Brower
George Michael Brower
Class of 1962
Navy, 2 Years

Served aboard USS IOW JIMA (LPH-2) a helicopter carrier that served as an assault ship with Marines aboard and a med-space station with six flight surgeons on board. While playing tag with a Russian trawler in the Gulf of Tonkin, we were told to deadhead south to pick up Apollo 13 when it returned to earth. That made my time in the service pretty exciting.

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