Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Pella High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Dutch lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

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.
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.
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
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

Sam Reicks
Class of '04

Alumni Stories

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School News

In memory of Emma Lou Heusinkveld

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