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

Chadwick deVries
Chadwick deVries
Class of 2003
Air Force, 10 Years

Munitions Systems Technician.
Deployment:
Afghanistan 2008
Afghanistan 2011
South East Asia 2014
Deborah Gililland Swartz
Deborah Gililland Swartz
Class of 1993
Air Force, 10 Years

Service has taken her to Korea, Kuwait, Qatar, Iraq, Germany, Italy, Texas, New Jersey and soon to Okinawa.
Dennis Nieuwsma
Dennis Nieuwsma
Class of 1965
Air Force, 24 Years

Aerospace Ground Equip Tech, Still Photo Lab Tech, Still Photographer, Recruiter, Vis Information Mgr./Location Chief
Francis Whitten
Francis Whitten
Class of 1975
Navy, 20 Years

Naval Avaition
Glen Van Wyk
Glen Van Wyk
Class of 1981
Navy, 9 Years

STS1/SS USS Bremerton (SSN 698), Instructor duty Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific. Stationed in Hawaii between these command for 7 years.
Jeff Parsons
Jeff Parsons
Class of 1981
Army, 10 Years

vehicle mechanic, stationed in Germany, Georgia (Fort Benning), Washington (Fort Lewis), South Korea, Texas (Fort Hood); 2 times at APG, Maryland for training;
Jered Jackson
Jered Jackson
Class of 1999
Navy, 4 Years

Aviation Ordnanceman (AW)
I built bombs, missiles, and underwater mines then loaded them on aircraft.
I served on the USS Harry S Truman.
I left the navy as an E-5
Joe Rietveld
Joe Rietveld
Class of 2008
Army, 1 Years

Joe is stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He will be deploying to Afghanistan in June of 2010.
Kevin Houseal
Kevin Houseal
Class of 1976
Air Force, 5 Years

Lowry AFB, RAF Alconbury (UK), Berstrom AFB, Luke AFB.
Marvin Rumbaugh
Marvin Rumbaugh
Class of 1947
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served in Asia, Europe, and seeveral stations in the continental United States. Retired Explosive Ordnance Disposal Surperintendent.
Matt DeVries
Matt DeVries
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 3 Years

1st Batallion 4th Marines
Weapons Platoon
NAM BUI
NAM BUI
Class of 1981
Navy, 8 Years

I served 8 years in the Navy. Station in Japan, Long Beach and San Diego california.
Sally Rouw
Sally Rouw
Class of 1978
Air Force, 4 Years

trained in Computer Electronics
1 year in training
1 year in Homestead, Florida
2 years in Germany
Sally Rouw
Sally Rouw
Class of 1978
Air Force, 4 Years

Lived in Germany for 2 years and was there when the wall came down.
Stacey Hoopes
Stacey Hoopes
Class of 2002
Army, 6 Years

Currently on her 2nd 15 month tour to Iraq, due to return home, Mid December, 2008

Classmates Spotlight

Pella High School Classmates

Wes Swank
Class of '78

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