Orchard View High School Alumni

Muskegon, 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

Arthur Fierros
Arthur Fierros
Class of 1974
Air Force, 5 Years

Printer Systems/Morse code operator
Telecommunications Operator
Austin Tyler
Austin Tyler
Class of 2006
Army, 3 Years

Im a infantryman currently stationed in Fort Lewis, WA. Im in the 4th Brigade 2nd Infantry Division 4th Battalion 9th Infantry Regiment. Im in a Recon Platoon. I've served overseas in Iraq in Taji and Tikrit. My awards include the combat infantrymans badge, army commedation medal, army service ribbon, iraqi campaign medal, and the national defense ribbon. Im currently training to head back to Iraq of summer 2009.
BOB GRANT
BOB GRANT
Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years

NAVY SEABEES
Chris Atkinson
Chris Atkinson
Class of 2000
Navy, 9 Years

Currently in San Diego CA , Navy Air Base, North Island
Daniel Westphal
Daniel Westphal
Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Began active duty in June of 1980 and served as an enlisted aviation electrician until 1990. Was appointed to the Warrant Officer ranks through 1998. Received an appointed to the Limited Duty Officer ranks and am now serving last tour of duty in Okinawa Japan as the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing's Aircraft Maintenance Officer. One of only five LtCol Aircraft Maintenance Officers in the Corps.
darrell hansen
darrell hansen
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

It was following in the family history. Thought I would only do 3 years and come back home to Muskegon. Ended being over 20 and never coming back home, except to see family. Learned what my callling was, "talking and helping folks". Proud to have been a Logistics Technican/Supply NCO for my entire career.
Darrell Vanas
Darrell Vanas
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Airforce flying command post 20+ yrs., flying status, Electronic repair technician it was a blast.
Protecting fellow classmate from Nuclear War.
Dawn L Town
Dawn L Town
Class of 1983
Navy, 8 Years

I spent 8 years in the Navy, 6 years active and 2 year inactive. I was stationed at HSL-42 in Mayport, FL.
Dennis DeWall
Dennis DeWall
Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years

Loaded and fused bombs on F-4 fighter aircraft
Erica Mahler
Erica Mahler
Class of 2003
Air Force, 1 Years

Erica recently graduated from Air Force BMT at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas. Currently she is stationed at Keesler AFB for her tech school and will be going to Sheppard AFB in Texas in November.
Geoffrey Halterman
Geoffrey Halterman
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Served 3 tours in Iraq and 1 tour in Afghanistan. Served as a advisor to host national forces. I'm a Military Police Officer by trade.
Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

Needed something to do and my draft lottery number was 5 - not good. So joined the 'NAV'.
Navy Nuclear power from the old days in Mare Island and Idaho. 7 ships and just about every submarine homeport. Did a tour on the little orange research sub - NR-1. Been to the North Pole twice. Saw our Cold War adversary up close and personal more than once through a periscope. After a little more than 20 years, thought it was time to move on - and be with my wife and daughter. MMCM/SS Ret.
Joshua Able
Joshua Able
Class of 1996
Army, 10 Years

Served 3 years at Fort Hood, TX
1 Year in Korea
1 year at Fort Bragg, NC
2 years in Africa
Total of 3 years in Iraq
Kenneth J McQueen
Kenneth J McQueen
Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years

Vietnam vet
Lucas Irey
Lucas Irey
Class of 2004
National Guard, 2 Years

Sniper of the 1-125th IN
Served 1 year in Ramadi, Iraq
Came home December 2008
Mark E. Priest
Mark E. Priest
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20 Years

Gulf War veteran, served twenty years as Logistics Specialist/Mobility Planner & Weapons Storage Manager. Retired in 1996 at Ramstein AFB, Germany, with a rank of Master Sergeant/E7.
Mark Levandowski
Mark Levandowski
Class of 1974
Navy, 15 Years

Served as Navy Corpsman (doc) with both the Navy and the Marines
Matt Slovinski
Matt Slovinski
Class of 1997
Navy, 11 Years

Currently I am a First Class Petty Officer in the Navy going career. I have served nearly 12 years now, since one month after graduation and am a member of the submarine force now having served on board three submarines, making 3 deployments to various parts of the world and visiting 11 countrues.
Nick Thompson
Nick Thompson
Class of 1996
Army, 14 Years

Served in Korea, 8 years at Ft Hood Texas, 5 years at Ft Riley Kansas. Served 3 deployments in Iraq
Scott Kelley
Scott Kelley
Class of 1992
Army, 12 Years

Have served in both Marine Corps and Army. I am currently a M1 Abrams gunner. I have served in both campaigns and will be heading back for another in the near future

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Orchard View High School Classmates

Krista Zeedyk
Class of '10

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School News

OV Alumni Luncheon

The Orchard View Schools invites all alumni of the district to attend a luncheon on May 1, 2010. The event will be held...
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Our Orchard View 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 Orchard View High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Muskegon are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!