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

Bill Gunner
Bill Gunner Class of 1968
Army, 5 Years
Army Air Traffic Controller, Vietnam 68 and 71
Chris Veblen
Chris Veblen Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
Admin Specialist, Sgt. 3 years stateside. 1 year Vietnam. I spent the majority of my Tour in Vietnam working in this facility. I was the Air Force Liaison to the Joint Central Graves Registration Office. It was comprised of Capt Milton Whitley, Jr, (U.S Army –Regular, CPO Gerome Gilman, AKA “Gil” (U.S. Navy – Career) and Yours Truly. We were tasked with the duty of recovering the Killed in Action- Body Not Recovered, Missing in Action, AWOL’s and POW’s. . I wandered all over RVN doing that job.
Jim Faull
Jim Faull Class of 1959
Air Force, 20+ Years
Commissioned thru AFROTC at the UW. Served 1963-1994 in the US, Europe, and Southeast Asia.
John Crippen
John Crippen Class of 1961
Marine Corps, 5 Years
Served as a Combat Engineer and Special Forces. Served in Japan, Thailand, Laos,Alaska,Viet Nam, New Zealand and California.
Kenneth jones
Kenneth jones Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years
Naval Aviator, flight instructor, airborne early warning and carrier on board delivery squadrons. Deployed to Tonkin Gulf to support of Naval operations in support of Vietnam Nam War.
Kenneth S. Larson
Kenneth S. Larson Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years
Chief Master Sergeant, USAF, Retired after 30 years.
Laurence Ray Simpson
Laurence Ray Simpson Class of 1965
Navy, 15 Years
After winning the Draft Lottery (#22), Larry chose to serve as a pilot in the US Navy. His first tour of duty was in Italy where the only fighting he did was with the traffic in Naples. He trapped 108 cycles aboard several aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean and North Sea. As a Lieutenant, Simpson returned to Navy Pensacola as an instructor for VT-10 in the T-2 and CT-39 aircraft. Following active duty, he joined a reserve squadron based on Whidbey Island Washington. All of this flying led to a 28 year career flying passengers for United Airlines. Following a Traumatic Brain Injury, Simpson took a four year refuge on the Island Of Kauai . Following a second brain surgery, he shares a home with one of his two sons, Thor, in Seattle. He looks forward to attending the 50th reunion of Roosevelt High School Class of '65, come September.
Pete Slater
Pete Slater Class of 1957
Air Force, 4 Years
Jet Engine Tech. & Refueling Boom Operator KC-135
Pete Slater
Pete Slater Class of 1957
Air Force, 4 Years
Graduated from Chanute AFB Illinois 1958 as a Jet Engine Technician. Spent time in Texas, Georgia, England, Spain and numerous other locations for short periods of time.
Robert Eugene DeRosa
Robert Eugene DeRosa Class of 1944
Navy, 3 Years
World War II Yoeman 3rd Class
stanley carl wahl
stanley carl wahl Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Viet Nam vetran 3/67 to 12/68
Terry (Lou) Cragin
Terry (Lou) Cragin Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
Medic in 9th Division 3/60 Hq Co, Mobile Riverine Force, Mekong Delta, South Vietnam 8/68-10/69
Terry (Lou) Cragin
Terry (Lou) Cragin Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
Medic HQ, 3/60, 9th Division, Mobile Riverine Force, Mekong River, 1968 & 1968
William L Moore
William L Moore Class of 1959
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
USCG Electronics communications and LORAN Two tours in Viet Nam on Cutters; Hamilton and Blackhaw. Twenty-six years, retired 1984. After the CG, Real Estate Broker commercial and resort management. Now retired in the Finger Lakes of NY. Fishing and golfing. Good life.
William Lee Moore
William Lee Moore Class of 1959
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
USCG Electronics retired Chief Warrant in 1984 with 25 years from 1959-84. Two tours Vietnam; 1966 and 1970. Married 1961 and now retired in the Finger Lakes of NY. 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Golf and fishing for fun and gardening for pleasure.

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Roosevelt High School Classmates

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Class of '70

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School News

Roosevelt Alum Wins Book Award

Wendy Parciak ('84) won the 2008 Montana Honor Book Award in March, 2009 for her debut novel, "Requiem for Locusts....
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