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

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Honored Military Alumni

Alonda (Loni) M. Byington Smith
Alonda (Loni) M. Byington Smith Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years
33 years, 16 years Active Duty US Army, 17 years US Army Reserve, Sergeant Major (Retired), Logistics/Administrative/Finance/Postal
Bill Welsh
Bill Welsh Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
!8 Months In Germany and a Year in Viet Nam
Daniel William Shrigley
Daniel William Shrigley Class of 1992
Army, 13 Years
I have Served in the United States Army as a Cavalry Scout and have served 2 deployments in Iraq. I will be headed back to Iraq sometime before summer of next year.
Danny Coggins
Danny Coggins Class of 1987
Air Force, 18 Years
I've been working aircraft maintenance my entire career. I've worked F-4 Phantom II's, F-15 Eagles, and F-22 Raptors.
Dave Bruggeman
Dave Bruggeman Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years
Army Security Agency (ASA)
Dave Grip
Dave Grip Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years
58-80
David Christensen
David Christensen Class of 2000
Army, 5 Years
Served as a emergency medic for 4 years. Then I switched in up. Now I am a aviation crewchief. Going to become a pilot.
Duane Rapelje
Duane Rapelje Class of 1949
Air Force, 20+ Years
I was a M/SGT and worked as a First Sgt
Eric Weppler
Eric Weppler Class of 1986
Army, 13 Years
Soldier first, Warrior second, Officer third, Physician fourth. Army physician specialty trained in pathology and laboratory medicine. Stationed in Germany.
Gene Backstrom
Gene Backstrom Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Joined Jan 1974 MCRD Platoon Honorman, 2 years Marine Barracks Yokusuka Japan, promoted to Sgt after two years of active duty Honorable Discharge
Herschel Self
Herschel Self Class of 1956
Navy, 12 Years
Retired with Arthritis and unable to Go To Sea aboard the Carriers
Herschel Self
Herschel Self Class of 1956
Navy, 11 Years
Retired On a Medical Discharge in 1967 with a 50% Disability!!!!!
Jason Gladney
Jason Gladney Class of 1990
Army, 16 Years
Jason Gladney is now an officer in the Veterinary Corps
Jason Hagan
Jason Hagan Class of 1999
Army, 10 Years
Chief Warrant Officer 2 US Army Aviator UH-60M Blackhawk Helicopter
Joel Swenson
Joel Swenson Class of 2002
Army, 2 Years
Combat Medic currently deployed to Paktiya Province, Afghanistan with 1/40th CAV 4th BCT 25th Infantry Division (ABN)
Jon DeBoer
Jon DeBoer Class of 2008
Marine Corps, 2 Years
1833 AAV crewman
Joy Newton
Joy Newton Class of 2001
National Guard, 9 Years
Served 9 years in the Army National Guard but have spent most of that Active Guard. I am a Administrative Sergeant and a Military Police Officer. Have completed 1 tour in Iraq.
Ken Futrelle
Ken Futrelle Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years
Viet Nam veteran
Kevin Osborne
Kevin Osborne Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
7 years as 462X0, the rest as 2E3X0... Did a couple years in Alaska with Kevin Pulley and Derek Morris (same unit), it's a small world..
Kyle Bennin
Kyle Bennin Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 1 Years
Ceramonial Marcher, Living in Washington DC

Classmates Spotlight

Sedro-woolley High School Classmates

Terri Mccoy
Class of '80

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