Park Rapids High School Alumni

Park Rapids, Minnesota (MN)

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!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Arthur  D. Yliniemi
Arthur D. Yliniemi
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Retired LTC served 29 plus years
U. S.Army & Mn. National Guard
Bob Brown
Bob Brown
Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years

Aerographer's mate second class
Boot camp San Diego
Aerography school Lakehurst, NJ
NAAS Saufley Field Pensacola, FL
Project SHAD Pearl Harbor HI
Brian Carter
Brian Carter
Class of 1988
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft Refueling Maint mechanic, I just retired from Whiteman AFB, MO with 21 years with 2 tours in Iraq.
david norcross
david norcross
Class of 1969
Air Force, 5 Years

SSGT Air mobility medical unit. Many experiences good and bad. The best decision I have ever made in my life was to join the Military.
Dean J Ricker
Dean J Ricker
Class of 1945
Air Force, 2 Years

Basic Training Shepherd Field, TX. Stationed in Scottfield, IL
Eric Schmid
Eric Schmid
Class of 1997
Army, 2 Years

1 Tour to Iraq
Faith Fix
Faith Fix
Class of 1997
Air Force, 12 Years

I currently do inspections on military bases. I am currently in South Korea.
Fredric-frank Myers
Fredric-frank Myers
Class of 1957
Navy, 7 Years

3 years MN. Nat. Guard ('54-'57) U.S. Navy 1957-1961
Fredric-frank Myers/artist
Fredric-frank Myers/artist
Class of 1957
Navy, 4 Years

also 3 years in guards, 1954-1957
Gerald Bertrand
Gerald Bertrand
Class of 1975
National Guard, 20+ Years

I Joined the Minnesota National Guard 26 July 1977. I work full time at Camp Ripley since Jan 1987 in the maintance supply field
Active duty from Jnauary 1981 until October 1986
Germany Fort Carson Colorado Fargo MEPS
Part 1/34 BCT deployment to IRAQ Sep 2005 until July 2007
James W. Fuhr
James W. Fuhr
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Active duty Air Force and Minn. Air National Guard
Ken Ullery
Ken Ullery
Class of 1971
Navy, 3 Years

Served aboard the USS Camden (ammunition and supply ship) in the western Pacific.
Larry Buck
Larry Buck
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired from active duty after 23 years.
Mac osborne
Mac osborne
Class of 1981
Navy, 22 Years

Retired us navy e-7
Mac osborne
Mac osborne
Class of 1981
Navy, 22 Years

Retired us navy e-7
Mark Elliscu
Mark Elliscu
Class of 1967
Army, 7 Years

USARNG
Michael Helm
Michael Helm
Class of 1988
Air Force, 19 Years

Currently I am a Production Super in one of the F-16 units here at Luke AFB.
richard carpenter
richard carpenter
Class of 1958
Navy, 4 Years

VQ-1 Air Reconnaisance Iwakuni,Atsugi, Japan 60-61 Crew 24 crew member operated intelligence Equipment . Missions N. Korea, Russia, China ,Vietnam Tracked Russian Missiles Deployed to Midway Island, Hawaii, Johnson Island anywhere in the pacific. Mostly Landed in Okinawa, Taiwan Phillipines on our reconnaisace flights All top secret at that time Proud to have been selected to serve in Electronic Counter Measures known as VQ-1.
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Stephen Peterson
Stephen Peterson
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired MSgt serving 20+ years in Europe (Greece, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Spain, and England) as an Intelligence Analyst.
Steve Gravdahl
Steve Gravdahl
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Air Defense Artillery stationed in Germany
Thomas Ripley
Thomas Ripley
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Control Supervisor

Classmates Spotlight

Park Rapids High School Classmates

David Bialke
Class of '84

Alumni Stories

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