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

Honored Military Alumni

BG Walter M. Golden, Jr.
BG Walter M. Golden, Jr. Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Graduated from West Point - 1981 Veteran of Operation Joint Guardian, Kosovo and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq Still serving on active duty in the Republic of Korea as the Deputy Commanding General for Maneuver, 2nd Infantry Division, 8th U.S. Army
Brandon Shepherd
Brandon Shepherd Class of 2001
Army, 4 Years
Enlisted in 2002 as a member of the Third Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne. Served two tours of duty in Iraq as a U.S. Army Specialist.
charles veltri
charles veltri Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years
Artillery gun chief with 25th Infantry Division; Section chief for FDC 7/8th FA, IIFF.
Gordon Hamel
Gordon Hamel Class of 1976
Army, 3 Years
Oboy, Fort Rucker, Alabama
John Tafoya
John Tafoya Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years
Served with the 1st Armored Division, 1st Bn 22nd Fld Arty--S-2 72-75
Josh Lewis
Josh Lewis Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Has served as an aviation electrician on AV-8B Harriers in Yuma, AZ and Cherry Point, NC. Has deployed on one patrol mission in the waters of Japan, Phillipines, and Indonesia. Has served as a Marine Corps marksmanship coach. Currently serving as a C-9 and H-46 avionics technician for Cherry Point NC's Search and Rescue squadron, as well as seeking a multi-focus degree in engineering.
Ken Keller
Ken Keller Class of 1981
Navy, 4 Years
went through boot camp with MC Hammer; i know, big deal !
Ken Kerns
Ken Kerns Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years
U.S. Submarine Service
Melissa Eggert
Melissa Eggert Class of 2003
Army, 2 Years
Combat Medic currently serving in Iraq.
Nicole Marle
Nicole Marle Class of 2003
Army, 5 Years
Counterintelligence Agent; served three overseas tours.
Paula LaCoe
Paula LaCoe Class of 1971
Army, 6 Years
561st Military Police, Fort Myer, VA
Pete Davidoff
Pete Davidoff Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron VMFA-333. Flight Line/ Logs and Records
SGM Michael Stokes
SGM Michael Stokes Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Explosives specialest
Terri Hamel
Terri Hamel Class of 1978
Air Force, 6 Years
USAF Fire Protection Specalist: Crash Fire andRescue (aircraft,building,etc)

Classmates Spotlight

Salida High School Classmates

Mike Hoeschen
Class of '81

Alumni Stories

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School News

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