Olympia High School Alumni

Olympia, Washington (WA)

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

darryl hayes
darryl hayes
Class of 1983
Army, 6 Years

served in two branches of the military the army 82 airborne division and the us coastguard station boston
Dave Devine
Dave Devine
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

I was in Viet Nam '69 and '70 and was stationed out base camp Cu Chi with the 25th Infantry Division as fire direction for a battery of 105 howitzers.I recieved 2 Army Accommodation Medals as well as a Bronze Star.
Diana ALBRO Parkison
Diana ALBRO Parkison
Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years

Service active duty 1964 to 1966. While on active duty I was stationed at Treasure Island and had the honor to servce as Fleet Adminal Nimitz's Yeoman. After active duty I served in the US Navy Reserve, serving as a "Tech" with the US Naval Special Warfare Group, Units and SEAL Teams and ending up serving with Joint Special Operations Command. Retiring from the Navy Reserves in 2001
Don Schmidt
Don Schmidt
Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years

I was a Navy corpsman and crewed U.S,
Marine Corps MedEvac helicopters Vietnam 1967-68
Donald R Steiner
Donald R Steiner
Class of 1947
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served in Navy, Y2 (1947-51) serving aboard ship pacific fleet and then Pentagon); later 6 years in Oregon National Guard (Army, Chaplain, Capt); finally retired, Chaplain, Col USAF,1984. (They kept catching up with me and I had to keep on the move [lol].)
Donald Steiner
Donald Steiner
Class of 1947
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired,Chaplain, LTC, USAF; and Presbyterian Church (USA) Minister.
Douglas H. Parris
Douglas H. Parris
Class of 1967
Air Force, 3 Years

Died in Viet Nam. No details available.
Dr. Robert G. Elves
Dr. Robert G. Elves
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aerospace Medicine. Uniformed Services School of Medicine (1984).
Gary R Eklund
Gary R Eklund
Class of 1957
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined Jan 1968 to 1988
Gary R Eklund
Gary R Eklund
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined Navy in January 1968 retired in March of 1988
James (Jim) R. Marsh
James (Jim) R. Marsh
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

1964-1988 as a medical technician in active duty USAF with 2 1/2 years in Viet Nam. Retired as E-8 (SMSgt) superintendent of clinical services. 4 year BS in Nursing after retirement.
Jerry Simmons
Jerry Simmons
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Ft. Sill, Arty Survey - Vietnam 01/67 - 09/68. Base Camp - Cat Lai, Vietnam. On the river a lot. Wounded in 68' Tet Offensive.
Jim Balz
Jim Balz
Class of 1964
Navy, 6 Years

Professor of Surgery Portsmouth Naval Hospital
Fleet Surgeon T. Roosevelt and A. Lincoln Battle Groups
Jim LeMaster
Jim LeMaster
Class of 1960
Navy Reserves, 6 Years

Tin Can sailor (Destroyers) - USS Jenkins and USS Whitehurst, Pineapple fleet (Pearl Harbor), active duty 1960-1962.
Ken Corbin
Ken Corbin
Class of 1983
Air Force Reserves, 26 Years

Served from 1986-2000 in the Army Reserves and then 2000-2012 in the Air Force Reserves.
Larry Nelson
Larry Nelson
Class of 1987
Navy, 8 Years

Still serving in the Navy reserve with SEAL Team 18.
Did 5 years active duty and then went in to the reserve program in 2007.
Larry Nelson
Larry Nelson
Class of 1987
Navy, 13 Years

NSW ST-18. Just returned from Afghanistan 2012-13.
peter haskin
peter haskin
Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years

us navy submarine service --- uss nathanael greene ssbn 636 (gold). " we dove deeper,and stayed longer". at sea in 1968 about 100 miles from the scorpion when it sank with all hands. here's to our shipmates on eternal patrol.
Peter R. Haskin
Peter R. Haskin
Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years

Served in the Submarine Service from '67 - '70. Based in Key West, Groton, Conn. and Charleston, S.C. My boat was the USS Nathanael Greene SSBN 636. Underway on nuclear power !
Stacey Wickett
Stacey Wickett
Class of 1969
Navy, 20 Years

Received; Navy Achievement, Armed Forces Expeditionary, Navy Expeditionary, multiple Good Conduct, Vietnam Service & Campaign medals.

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Don Schmidt
Class of '65

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