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 Scott
Alan Scott
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Assigned to Castle AFB in Merced, CA for duration of service. Castle was a training base for B52 bomber and KC135 tanker pilots. I worked on air traffic controller radios
Bob Frank
Bob Frank
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

ADCS retired after 20 years (and 3 days) of service
Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

Served year and six months in Regulars,Twenty Plus in Oregon National Guard Iin Salem 1249 EN BN
Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

US Army, Oregon National Guard
Bob Jones
Bob Jones
Class of 1949
Army, 11 Years

3 years Oregon National Guard
4 years active service
4 years reserve service
Bob Pelletier
Bob Pelletier
Class of 1988
Army, 4 Years

Served during the Cold War and Desert Storm.
Brent Cronk
Brent Cronk
Class of 1981
Navy, 10 Years

Submarines
Bruce Christenson
Bruce Christenson
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

Engineer Corp, duty stations included 1st Bn 1st Inl Div West Point NY; and 3rd Inf Div, 703rd Maint Bn Kitzingen Germany
Bryon Fessler
Bryon Fessler
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

Pilot, Political-Military Affairs, Commander, Information Warfare (Computer Hacker), 34 deployments worldwide. Works at the University of Portland now.
Buzz Blogg
Buzz Blogg
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

1965-1967 Army Intelligence ACSI USASSD
Chris Gentemann
Chris Gentemann
Class of 1994
Army, 3 Years

Was on tanks in the Army.
Chris Gentemann
Chris Gentemann
Class of 1994
Army, 11 Years

Was in the Army and National Guard.
Chuck Howe
Chuck Howe
Class of 1971
Coast Guard, 8 Years

YN2 at AirSta Astoria. Spend a few years also at CGSta Yaquina Bay.
Cindy Lee ( Stoutenburg ) Ford
Cindy Lee ( Stoutenburg ) Ford
Class of 1975
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Traffic Controller, USAF
Daniel Melsha
Daniel Melsha
Class of 1967
Coast Guard, 2 Years

DC Damage Controlman, Class "A" School, New York. Fire Fighting School, Philadelphia.
Douglas K. Howard
Douglas K. Howard
Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted after graduation, 7-1-1960. Three tours in Vietnam; five years in NATO, most of the balance in Strategic Air Command. Retired 9-1-1980. Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam resulted in 40% disability, due to diabetes mellitus.
Douglas Seal
Douglas Seal
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps. Currently assigned to Quantico VA.
Gary Hughes
Gary Hughes
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Drafted in September 1968 after four years attending OSU. Served one year in Vietnam from May 1969 to May 1970 as a Specialist Four with the 534th Signal Cormpany 173rd Airborne Brigade
Gordon Dean Current
Gordon Dean Current
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20 Years

C-130 Load Crew, Jet Aircraft/Weapons Testing, Logistics, Communications/Network , Intel, etc.
James Alderson
James Alderson
Class of 1992
Air Force, 25 Years

Civil Air Patrol
James Alderson
James Alderson
Class of 1992
Air Force, 27 Years

Civil Air Patrol
James Patch
James Patch
Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years

US Navy Hospital Corpsman
Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman
Surface Warfare
James Silveus
James Silveus
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 10 Years

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James Tucker
James Tucker
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft maintenance,. C-141,A-1, B-52 and KC-135
Two overseas tours, Thailand and Okinawa.
Jeremy Gindlesperger
Jeremy Gindlesperger
Class of 1999
Air Force, 6 Years

IYAAYAS

Ammo troop: Leo Marquez recipient 2000, Knuckbuster

AFBs: McChord, WA; Anderson, Guam; Davis Monthan AZ

Sandbox: Prince Sultan, Saudi; Al Jaber, Kuwait
jerry hamann
jerry hamann
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

years of service 09-68 to 09-72
John Brunelle
John Brunelle
Class of 1971
Army, 20 Years

Germany, Korea, Desert Storm
Jonathan James Lushenko
Jonathan James Lushenko
Class of 2001
Navy, 6 Years

Attended United States Naval Academy. Following graduation completed flight training and was winged as Naval Aviator on Feb. 23, 2007. Currently flies MH-60R in San Diego, CA.
Kenneth Shull
Kenneth Shull
Class of 1959
Navy, 20+ Years

US Navy Submarine Service 1961 thru 1983. Polaris, Poseidon, Trident Submarines. Shore duty in Hawaii (Ford Island, Pearl Harbor), Rota Spain, New London CT, Charleston SC, Bangor WA.
Civilian career, electrical engineer, with General Dynamics, GE, Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin.
Kevin Hays
Kevin Hays
Class of 1989
Navy, 3 Years

Was injured and received a Purple Heart during the Gulf War while on a Top Secret mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Kim Cardona (McCoy)
Kim Cardona (McCoy)
Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 6 Years

4611 Graphics Artist
Lance Hart
Lance Hart
Class of 1978
Navy, 5 Years

Navy Pilot
Larry Stockham
Larry Stockham
Class of 1969
Air Force, 6 Years

Radio Communications Analyst, Security Service
Lee Platt
Lee Platt
Class of 1972
Air Force, 6 Years

Best job I ever had...
Lee Platt
Lee Platt
Class of 1972
Air Force, 6 Years

SSGT Civil Engineers.
Lee Platt
Lee Platt
Class of 1972
Air Force, 6 Years

Security Police and Combat Engineers
1973-1976 1976-1979
Lee Q. Platt
Lee Q. Platt
Class of 1972
Air Force, 6 Years

Air Police 1973, Lackland AFB, TX
Lyle Foley
Lyle Foley
Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 4 Years

worked on the flight line fueling jets
maria filter
maria filter
Class of 1986
Air Force, 4 Years

I was in security police. I spent time in Korea and Panama
Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson
Class of 1987
Navy, 19 Years

Joined the Navy right after High School. I've been involved in Operations: DesertShield/Storm, Enduring Freedom & Iraq Freedom.

Classmates Spotlight

North Salem High School Classmates

Rekann Keppinger
Class of '05

Alumni Stories

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School News

Sarah Ann (Marshall) Partlow

I was saddened to read the obituary of Sarah Ann (Marshall) Partlow, class of 99. Here is a link to her obituary:
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Our North Salem 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 North Salem High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Salem are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!