Southwest High School Alumni

Minneapolis, 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!

Lost Class Rings

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

Honored Military Alumni

Allen L Wurtz
Allen L Wurtz
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired 1994 as Master Chief Air Traffic Controller. Tours included NAS Chase Field/NALF Goliad; USS Ranger CV-61; NAS Cubi Pt; NAS Miramar; USS Midway CV-41; COMNAVAIRPAC; NAS North Island; FCDSSA/NRAD/NCCOSC as Force Master Chief/Command Master Chief.
James Boyer
James Boyer
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

Communications Technician - Naval Security Group Activity, Winter Harbor, Maine & U.S.S. Georgetown AGTR-2
James E. Anderson
James E. Anderson
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Active and Reserve
Mark Hillerns
Mark Hillerns
Class of 1964
Navy, 10 Years

Nuclear Submarines (SSBN 610)-Tech. Design/Sales/35 Years
Michael S. Hunter
Michael S. Hunter
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

Served as an enlisted Soldier for over 27 years. Retired as a Sergeant Major in Army Medicine.
Richard Reep
Richard Reep
Class of 1962
Air Force, 6 Years

Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (SEA)
Richard W. Van Doren
Richard W. Van Doren
Class of 1964
Air Force, 8 Years

Electronic Intelligence Officer serving in Europe and the Middle East for 6 years active, two years inactive duty. Flight Commander of 120; Mission Management Officer of 1000+ men and women. Highest permanent rank of Captain. VIP briefing officer for International military HQ and Congress and White House levels. Decorated.
Ronald Karkhoff
Ronald Karkhoff
Class of 1974
Navy, 8 Years

USS Enterprise, USS Camden, SeaBees

Classmates Spotlight

Southwest High School Classmates

Lesli Chinnock
Class of '79

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

Read and submit stories about our classmates from Southwest High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Lakers.

School News

2011 Homecoming Sat Oct 1st vs North

This year Southwest plays North High for homecoming Saturday October 1st at the Southwest stadium. Parade at 10am.
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Our Southwest 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 Southwest High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Minneapolis are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!