South Saint Paul High School Alumni

South St. Paul, Minnesota (MN)

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

Burton Groenheim
Burton Groenheim
Class of 1980
Navy, 4 Years

Sonar Technician aboard USS HONOLULU submarine. 1987-1991. Injured during Desert Storm. Now 100% disabled vet.
Daniel Ebeling
Daniel Ebeling
Class of 1994
Army, 12 Years

I served in an Air Defense Recce Unit. As Seargent First Class I commanded a squad and I was deputy platoon leader. I spent time in Bosnia and Greece. I also served as First Seargent for the German Guard Units wich protected Ramstein Air Base in 2005.
Dave Opatz
Dave Opatz
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

USNA graduate
ODU graduate
ICAF graduate
Squadron Command VAW-77
Base Command NAS JRB Willow Grove
Dave Opatz
Dave Opatz
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Went to the U.S.Naval Academy - graduated in '86
Became a Surface Warfare Officer (86-90)
Changed to Navy Aviation (90)
Became a Naval Flight Officer (91)
Became a Reserve Full Time Support Officer (97)
Had command of VAW-77 (2002-2004)
Has command of NAS JRB Willow Grove (2008+)
Doreen Deutsch
Doreen Deutsch
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

US Navy Reserve from 1984 - 1993 as an Electronic Technician. Re-joined in 1997 until April 2009 as a First Class Yeoman (Admin). Retiring with 20 years of service
Doreen Deutsch (Pieper)
Doreen Deutsch (Pieper)
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

Entered the Naval Reserve in 1984 - 1994 as a Electronics Technician. Tried Army National Guard but didn't stay, too different from the Navy. Spent 6 years in the US Naval Sea Cadet Corp from 1996 - 2004. Also reentered the Naval Reserve in 1997 and retired in May 2009.
Doug Cherney
Doug Cherney
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 16 Years

Served in the Marine Corps for 13 years and then 3 more in the National Guard after 9/11. Retired 2011 after injury. I loved my years serving in the military.
Doug Cherney
Doug Cherney
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 11 Years

I led Naval Intelligence teams using Russian Language skills and analysis to support efforts. Now I am a recruiter in the Army National Guard in Lakeville MN
Douglas Cherney
Douglas Cherney
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 12 Years

Still serving but now in the Army National Guard as a linguist (Russian and soon Persian Farsi). So. St. Paul afforded me Russian language training. What a school!
Douglas Cherney
Douglas Cherney
Class of 1982
National Guard, 13 Years

Served 10 years in Marine Corps and currently Active Duty with MN Army National Guard.
Douglas G Beaudoin
Douglas G Beaudoin
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

VF-84 CVA42 FDR Line Division Petty Officer
Douglas G Beaudoin
Douglas G Beaudoin
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

VF84, CVA 42 (FDR) Line Division (flight deck) night shift lead petty officer
Glenn David Boche
Glenn David Boche
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
Served with Co A, 3Bn, 22nd Inf Regt, 25th Inf Division, Tay Ninh Province, South Vietnam, Sept 1969 to March 1970. Was wounded severely and medivac'd back to the states. Retired from the BNSF Railroad Telecommunication Deparment in 2008 after almost 40 years. Married to Valerie Groebner, have 3 boys all grown up and graduated from college and still live in South St. Paul when Val and I are not traveling.
Hansel (Butch) Schultz
Hansel (Butch) Schultz
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

1969 R&R in country stand down, Chu Chi Base Camp. Me on the right.
Jason Keapproth
Jason Keapproth
Class of 1991
Air Force, 4 Years

Active Duty from 1992-1996
F-15E Avionics Specialist
Lackland AFB - San Antonio, TX.
Lowry AFB - Denver, CO.
Elmendorf AFB - Anchorage, AK.
Eileson AFB - Fairbanks, AK.
Osan AB - Songtan, South Korea
jeffrey french
jeffrey french
Class of 1985
Navy, 5 Years

USS Schnectady
Keith T Wenda
Keith T Wenda
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 4 Years

HMX-! Executive Flight Detachment
Quantico, Virginia
Marine One Crewchief
Kenneth Dimmick
Kenneth Dimmick
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

73rd Signal Battalion, MACV.
Cam Rahn Bay, 11/66 - 3/67;
Phan Rang, 4//‘67 - 7/67;
Phan Thiet, 8/67 - 11/68...
marshall scott brunelle
marshall scott brunelle
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

1st aviation brigade, Vietnam. door gunner and rigger with recovery team , vinh long, Mekong delta
Michael Wade
Michael Wade
Class of 1973
Navy, 14 Years

Cryptography
Sheryl Provine McCreary
Sheryl Provine McCreary
Class of 1978
Army, 9 Years

Active Duty Army, CID - Criminal Investigative Department, served with the Dutch Army, final duty station, Washington DC
Steven Herbert
Steven Herbert
Class of 1978
Navy, 5 Years

Repaired electronic communications gear and test equip. Did one overseas cruise on a Destroyer Tender, stopped in Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Phillipines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Diego Garcia, Kenya and Somolia.
Terry Pieper
Terry Pieper
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Graduated from SSP 1979 Join the Army in 1984. Spent 6 years stationed in Germany with the 3rd Infantry Div and Central Army Group Europe as a communications specialist. Then joined the Minn National Guard, and retired in 2006 after 20 years of service and one deployment in 2004-2005 to Iraq. Live in Eagan and work at Thomson Reuters.
Tim Belde
Tim Belde
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Dental Assistant, Periodontal Therapist (= 2 dental hygienist in civ sector), and dental service manager supervising over 250 personell and five dental facilities. Spent fourteen years overseas: Japan, Spain, Germany (twice), and ten years stateside... Traveled to more countries than states. Completed associates degree, BS Health Care Managent (3.75 GPA) NO JOKE!! Retired out of Lackland AFB TX in 2006 (thanks to all my friends who attended my retirement ceremony from SSP) Now working on my Master Degree in Secondary Education with a teaching certificate in communication at Texas A&M. Call Texas home now, but love all my SSP buds. All are invited to come and play golf in those cold winter months. Special thanks to all those who have served in combat zones to protect the best country in the world!

Classmates Spotlight

South Saint Paul High School Classmates

Jeff Courteau
Class of '74

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The Passing of Donna Waldhauser

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I am very sad to post the passing of my wife, Donna Lee Waldhauser who graduated from South St Paul...
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Our South Saint Paul 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 South Saint Paul High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in South St. Paul are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!