Roosevelt High School Alumni

Seattle, Washington (WA)

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

Ben Baker
Ben Baker
Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years

Sgt. E-5 Stationed in Germany Infantry
Bill Gunner
Bill Gunner
Class of 1967
Army, 5 Years

Left high school end of fall semester. Took Basic at Ft Lewis, E/4/2. AIT Keesler AFB for Army Air Traffice. Vietnam 1/1/68-12/31/68, and 9/20/71-12/08/71, 1st Inf Div and 1st Avn Bde. Hanau AAF 4-70/08-71 TWR and GCA
Charles Melrose
Charles Melrose
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

Basic Training at Ft Lewis, WA.
Clerk School Ft. Ord Monterey, CA.
Finance and Advanced Finance Training Indianapolis, IN.

I spent 13 months in the greatest city and country: Heidelberg, Germany. I am German as my last name before HS was Schoenemann.

I was stationed in Bien Hoa, Republic of Vietnam with the 1st Cav Division as the Division check writer and the distribution of monies. Vietnam was the most beautiful country I had ever been in. Their beaches are the finest in the world. The people of Vietnam were the most intelligent people I've ever met.
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.
Don Webb
Don Webb
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

I worked in Training, Security and Battalion HQ, my job was so secret even I didn't know what I was doing
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
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Class of 1976
Army, 32 Years

Started out as a Korean Interrogator in the US Army Reserve during college and got commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant at graduation. Served in the Military Intelligence Branch for the first 20 years & later spent 10 years as a Korean Foreign Area Officer (FAO) in both Seoul and Panmunjom Korea.
Stan H. Kossen
Stan H. Kossen
Class of 1949
Navy, 4 Years

Of all of America's eternal wars, this one was Korea. Not being a hero, I joined the US Navy. I was fortunate. At first I was assigned to a jet squadron getting ready to go to Korea on an aircraft carrier. I brown-nosed an officer who sent me instead to a school in Washington D.C. After that I was sent to a small base in Norfolk, VA, where I volunteered for the swimming team. Everyday I swam laps in the morning and taught the children of officers how to swim in the afternoon. In the evenings I attended a division of The College of William and Mary, where I earned a year of university education. Then I was sent to a ship that never went anywhere--a submarine tender in New London, Connecticut, where I became associate editor of the ship's newspaper, "The Tender Times." I looked for and found a lot of luck while in the Navy. After discharge, the GI Bill then paid for my University of Washington education, helping me to obtain a B.A. and an M.B.A. That's what this daddy did during the war, son.
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

Dika Sukmana
Class of '85

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