Sparks High School Alumni

Sparks, Nevada (NV)

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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

Albert Mawby Forget
Albert Mawby Forget
Class of 1952
Navy, 20+ Years

Twelve days after graduating I enlisted in the Navy with the intent of fulfilling my obligation to serve and to then use the GI Bill to attend college. I had no idea that I would serve continuously for over 30 years before retiring as a master chief petty officer having twice served in command master chief petty officer positions.
Dave Hargrave
Dave Hargrave
Class of 1958
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served in CA, TN. AZ, Japan, Okinawa, Phillipines as well as on USS Coral Sea and USS Midway in the South China Sea. Member of Marine Attack Squadron: VMA-311 for 3 of my 4 years of service.
David Vance
David Vance
Class of 1981
Army, 22 Years

11C Indirect Fire Infantryman, 16 years.

15W UAS Operator (RQ-7B Shadow and MQ-1C Warrior Alpha), 6 years.
Dennis Gibbons
Dennis Gibbons
Class of 1972
Coast Guard, 12 Years

Stationed on every coast and the Caribbean
Donald Edward Kozacek
Donald Edward Kozacek
Class of 1964
National Guard, 26 Years

UNR ROTC Grag 1969, US Army Armor, Ft Knox, Helicopter flight school 1969-70, VietNam 70-71, Ft Lewis, Ft Bliss TX, NV Army National Guard 1976-95, Retired COL.
Edward (Ted) Dawson
Edward (Ted) Dawson
Class of 1948
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served in Korea and Vietnam. Held all enlisted ranks from Pvt to MSgt, then as officer, retired as Captain in 1968. Died 8/23/01.
Geoffrey Birch
Geoffrey Birch
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Marine Corps Artillery
1st Battalion 11th Marines
Fire Direction Control
Advanced Battery Survey
"Nomads" of the battlefield.
George Floyd
George Floyd
Class of 1969
Army, 6 Years

6 Years, 9 Months, 12 Days. Viet Nam, 5 years in Ft Bragg, NC
George Floyd
George Floyd
Class of 1969
Army, 7 Years

Served 6 Yrs 9Mon 12 Days but who counts, Viet Nam and Ft Bragg.
gerald a. lent
gerald a. lent
Class of 1957
Air Force, 6 Years

1st lieutenant , chief of security police, Korea, s.e. asia , during Vietnam era , 1963-1969.
Glenn MacDowell
Glenn MacDowell
Class of 1995
Air Force, 16 Years

Security Forces (Military Police)
Gordon Frank Burrill
Gordon Frank Burrill
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted as a Communication Maintenance Technician serving for 14 years attaining the rank of E-6. Selected for Officers Training and became Base Chief of Communications Electronics in Arizona and Wieisbaden, Germany. Moved to HQ Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, CO in 1986 and retired as a Major in 1993.
Jason Stewart
Jason Stewart
Class of 1991
Army, 20+ Years

Nevada Air National Guard - 6 years
Army - 14 years +
Jerome Washignton
Jerome Washignton
Class of 2001
Army, 5 Years

3 Overseas tours. US ARmy Pathfinder. 160TH SOAR Fort Cambell, KY. Diabled Combat Veteran
John Aswegan PO1, USN, RET
John Aswegan PO1, USN, RET
Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years

I was a Radioman for 5 years and changed my rate to Avation Ordnancemen. I have been to many countries in the far east and parts of Europe, Austrailia and the Caribbean Sea.
John Earle Dyer
John Earle Dyer
Class of 1967
Army, 4 Years

Served 1968-1972 in Army Security Agency, Massachusetts, Maryland, Turkey and Ethiopia
John King
John King
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

30 years in uniform. Viet Nam, Grenada/Barbados and Desert Shield/Storm veteran.
Michael Jakway
Michael Jakway
Class of 1975
Coast Guard, 30 Years

I was stationed in Alameda, CA, Loran Station Port Clarence, AK, Training Center Petaluma, CA, USCGC Glacier, Long Beach, CA. LORAN Station Searchlight, NV, 14th District Office Honolulu, HI, Aircraft and Repair Center Elizabeth City, NC, USCG Chase San Pedro, CA, Coast Guard Strike Force Coordination Center, Elizabeth City, NC Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic, Norfolk, VA, Coast Guard Deep Water Operation Test Command, Norfolk, VA.
Michael Kinnison
Michael Kinnison
Class of 1961
Air Force, 12 Years

5 years Intellegence Officer including tour in Viet Nam July 69 to July 70. Medical School and Residency USAF and 7 years in Medical Corp, all stateside.
Mona Lisa Brown Schmidt
Mona Lisa Brown Schmidt
Class of 1983
Navy, 5 Years

I served from 1984 - 1989.
Mona Lisa Schmidt
Mona Lisa Schmidt
Class of 1983
Navy, 5 Years

Lisa Brown - I served in the Navy for 5 years. I went to boot camp in Florida and went to A school in San Diego. I was then stationed at the Alameda Naval Air Station for the rest of my 5 year enlistment. It was a good experience.
Phillip Beebe
Phillip Beebe
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 11 Years

Machine Gunner (3 years)

Staff Sergent -- Motor Transport Maintenance Chief
Graduate, Staff Non Commissioned Officers Academy, Marine Air Base, El Toro, CA

Associate of Science degree -- Design Drafting, Cosunes River College, Sacramento, CA.

Level III Geotechnical Engineering Construction Technician, National Insitiute for Certification in Engineering Technologies.
Randal T. Hull
Randal T. Hull
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

After serving over 20 years on active duty, I am continuing my service as a active duty Reservist. Well I have to admit that I recall back to active duty several times after retiring so I decided "what the hell" I might as well stay on the roles and build up my points and retire when the Army decides they don't need an Operator like myself.
Randy A Hatzenbiler
Randy A Hatzenbiler
Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years

Served on U.S.S Kearsarge C.VS 33 from 1967 to 1969 4 tours to Viet Nam . I was a Boiler Tech E4
Raymond Sherwood
Raymond Sherwood
Class of 1996
Air Force, 18 Years

Enlisted 1997, Medically Retired 2015.
USAF Security Police.
Multiple post 9/11 deployments.
Current owner of BigDaddy's Firearms Training.
Rick Clayton
Rick Clayton
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Commo for 5 years, 15 years in the Army band as a 02E, trombone player.
Rick Clayton
Rick Clayton
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Five years as a 31K - Combat Signaler, 15 years as a 02E - Trombone Player. Training at Ft. Jackson, SC, Ft. Gordon, GA, and attended the school of music at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base in Virginia Beach, VA. Stationed at Hunter Army Airfiied, Camp Pieri in Wiesbaden Germany, Ft. Hood, TX, Yongson in Seoul , Korea, Ft. Huachuca, AZ, and Ft. Lewis, WA.
SFC Allshouse, Christopher
SFC Allshouse, Christopher
Class of 1994
Army, 15 Years

Held three different jobs Apache Helicopter Mechanic, Military Intelligence, and Military Police. Is currently stationed overseas in Iraq and has just been promoted to the rank of SFC. Got to give a thanks to the ROTC instructors of days past for guiding me in the right path..
W Leon Moore1961
W Leon Moore1961
Class of 1961
Navy, 6 Years

I served my tine in the navy in the submarine service serving on . the USS Grayback SSG 574, the USS Odax SS484 and the USSChivo.SS341 during which time I saw all of the Western hemisphere..
William Bartels
William Bartels
Class of 1993
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Master Sergeant Retired 2014
William H. (Bill) Cassing
William H. (Bill) Cassing
Class of 1959
Army, 2 Years

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