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 Pine River-backus High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Tigers lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Duane Swift
Duane Swift Class of 1962
Navy, 20+ Years
USS Chopper SS 342 64-68, Reserve Center Fargo N.D. 69-72, USS Clamagore SS343 73, Navy Recruiting Great lakes Il. 77- 93, Retired Master Chief Engineman
Nanette Murphy
Nanette Murphy Class of 1998
Navy, 12 Years
Medical discharge after being wounded in Afghanistan
Thomas R. Kayala
Thomas R. Kayala Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years
Spent 23+ years in USN. Retired in fall of 1999 as HMCM(SW). "Hospital Corpsman Master Chief (Surface Warfare)" I had the honor of serving as an Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman with the USN, USMC, USA, USAF, Merchant Marine, Public Health Services, and Royal British Marines. Multiple shipboard, overseas and stateside tours.
Thomas Soukup
Thomas Soukup Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years
Tank commander, spent 1.5 yrs. in Viet Nam. Medical discharge after being wounded in Viet Nam.
Tracy Switajewski
Tracy Switajewski Class of 1979
Coast Guard, 4 Years
Spent a year on the USCGC Mackinaw, then onto A" school. After that assigned to the USCGC Chase out of Boston. Spent most of the time in the Caribbean. But was lucky enough to get to Europe twice, all different countries.

Classmates Spotlight

Pine River-backus High School Classmates

Muriel Knutson
Class of '58

Alumni Stories

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School News

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