Military Alumni

Military 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

Barry Maanum
Barry Maanum Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years
Barry enlisted in 1982 and was stationed in Europe in the 80's, served 1 tour overseas and completed service in 2005 and Master Sergeant Maanum retired after 22 years of service
Bob Boesen
Bob Boesen Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years
Combat troop movement, transportation corp.. Moving troops through our area into further training for jungle training, than onto the war that never was. 70,000 lost, and many spit apuon that came home in one or serveral peices.
Coleah I. (BOE) Penley-Ayers
Coleah I. (BOE) Penley-Ayers Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 2 Years
Beginning of Vietnam Era. Boot Camp at Parris Island, SC. Graduated with Meritorious Promotion. Photo in local recruiting literature and article in The Leatherneck magazine. Stationed at WMD-1, MCAS El Toro, Santa Ana, CA. Worked in Teletype/Comm Center. Also served in AF Reserves in the late 70's and early 80's.
Corby Pelto
Corby Pelto Class of 1978
Air Force, 4 Years
Served in the U.S. Air Force Security Police with assignments in San Antonio, TX; Spokane, WA; and a 3 year tour at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany (located near Luxembourg). The Air Force enabled me to travel throughout Europe, ski the Austria slopes, it paid for my college studies at SCSU, and I met my wife while in the Air Force. Please support the troops who were not as furtunate as my generation and who sacraficed much more than they ever received!
James Morin
James Morin Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years
Hospital Corpsman
Kenneth Koeneman
Kenneth Koeneman Class of 1960
Air Force, 4 Years
F106 Delta Dart
Layne Risnes
Layne Risnes Class of 1978
Navy, 4 Years
Served on the USS Enterprise
Len Ohnstad
Len Ohnstad Class of 1980
Navy, 6 Years
USS Forrestal
Loren Hanson
Loren Hanson Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
Served in the infantry 1966 and 1967 with 1st Cav in An Khe
Mark Lee
Mark Lee Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
Enlisted in the Navy back in 1980, completed 4 stateside tours and 6 overseas tours before retiring in 2001. Was a very enjoyable career, both on shore and seaduty. Working in Supply/Logistic, Customs Service, Naval Construction Force, Naval Security, and Naval Aviation. I was afforded the opportunity to meet and work with lots of great people and see the world.
Michael J. Vaughn
Michael J. Vaughn Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 5 Years
USMC 1973 to 1976 (MP) Marine Barracks Treasure Island Ca. USMC 1981 To 1983 (MP) Marine Air Station Cherry Point NC. Navy-Civilian 1991 to 2011 Pneumatic-Systems Worker WG-8 Marine Air Station Cherry Point NC. Retired 2011 28 Yrs Federal Service.
michael Jansson
michael Jansson Class of 1963
Navy, 6 Years
I was stationed on the USS Kawishiwi A.O. 146 home ported in Pearl Harber Hawaii douring the Viet nam war i had a blast i should have stayed in for 30 years i had a blast
Paul D Mueller
Paul D Mueller Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
Had the opportunity to serve all over the world and have been on many humanitarian missions throughout Central and South America and the Middle East. Served 12 years in Europe and travelled to almost every country and Russia.
Pete Boesen
Pete Boesen Class of 1958
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Marine Helicopter Squadron HMR 461. Based in North Carolina (New River Air Facilitly). Our main challenge was moving troops via verticlal envelopment, I was assigned "Project Mercury" recovery force. We brought our original 7 astronauts back once their space craft returned to eartlh. It was fun being part of history.
Peter Bondy
Peter Bondy Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years
After graduating from medical school on a Navy health professions scholarship, I served as a general medical officer in Seattle, WA in 1988. On completion of flight surgery training I was a flight surgeon with the Marine Air Wing at Cherry Point, NC. I then completed residency in Portsmouth, VA in 1996 and subsequently spent the next 14 years teaching residents at the Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, retiring in October, 2010.
Steven E. Wold
Steven E. Wold Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years
Vietnam Era Veteran 1972-1976. Spent 1.5 years in the Philippines. Was there during the evacuation of South Vietnam In May of 1975.
Timothy Risnes
Timothy Risnes Class of 1978
Air Force, 6 Years
Son of Jeanine Vaughn-Risnes (class of 1978) and Scott C. Risnes (class of 1976). Served as a Surgical Assist for 2 tours in Iraq, 1 turn in Kuait. Also "borrowed" while in Baghdad Iraq from the US Army for their Mass Casuilty Team.
William James Binford
William James Binford Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years
My brother Bill was an Aviation Fire Control Technician (AQ1) from 1968-1988. He served on the USS Enterprise CVN65 among other ships. He passed from this world in January 1999 watching the Vikings win a division playoff game.
William Wood
William Wood Class of 1970
Army, 4 Years
Classified 1AO U.S. Army (4) years. Bill was a medic who enjoyed playing hockey and his years at RHS.

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Class of '78

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RHS 78 Class reunion Sept. 19

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