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

Albert Kerstetter
Albert Kerstetter
Class of 1968
Air Force, 14 Years

487 TMW, Comiso Sisily
Security Police
Food Services Supervisor
Anthony Velasquez
Anthony Velasquez
Class of 1999
Army, 3 Years

I am still currently servicing in the Army. I have been deployed to Iraq with the 25th Infantry Division Aviation from October 2006 to October 2007.
Ariel Tolman Keiffer
Ariel Tolman Keiffer
Class of 1994
Army, 6 Years

I joined after 9-11-2001 and deployed twice to Iraq with the First Infantry Division aka THE BIG RED ONE. MOS 13 Bravo Field Artillery
Bob Rutherford
Bob Rutherford
Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years

Naval Aviator commissioned 1979. Retired 2008. Flew A-7s and F/A-18s operationally (Desert Storm & Southern Watch). Test pilot. NAS Lemoore Base Commander. Now living in San Diego and working for Northrop Grumman.
Bobbymanley
Bobbymanley
Class of 1978
Marine Corps Reserve, 6 Years

Gunnery sergeant E-7 Retired 100%service comnected
BRUCE C TRETHEWY
BRUCE C TRETHEWY
Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years

Mobile Construction Battalion 4; overseas duty stations, Puerto Rico, Diego Garcia, Guam, where the battalion built the tent city and helped process Vietnamese refugees for entrance into the United States following the Vietnam Conflict. Involved as news reporter with American Forces Radio while on Diego Garcia.
chris heater
chris heater
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 10 Years

Infantry Platoon Sergeant/ Staff Non-Commisioned Officers Academy Instructor.
Chris Mandell
Chris Mandell
Class of 1990
Air Force, 17 Years

I have been stationed at Edwards AFB, Ca; Sheyma AFB AK; Aviano AB Italy, twice; Peterson AFB CO; Goodfellow AFB TX; and now I am at Davis-Monthan
Christa Jaramillo
Christa Jaramillo
Class of 2006
Army, 2 Years

92 (m) Mortuary Affairs Specialist currently deployed in Kuwait.
Chuyck Thomas
Chuyck Thomas
Class of 1964
Air Force, 7 Years

USAF Radar Maintenance
conrad ochoa Jr.
conrad ochoa Jr.
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 7 Years

served during the fall of Saigon South Vietnam, and was a member of 9th MAB which was the last unit in country. Served for the State Department in 1976 in the Washington D.C. unit. later was injured and was retired from the U.S. Marine Corps.
Darrell Chase
Darrell Chase
Class of 1995
Air Force, 10 Years

Darrell is currently serving in Kuwait.
David Barnhill
David Barnhill
Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 17 Years

Ten years Marine Corps Reserve, with a tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Seven years, and continuing, in the Arizona Army National Guard.
David J McConn
David J McConn
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

Served from 1966-1969. Vietnam 67-68
David Marcoux
David Marcoux
Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years

Missile field 61-65 . Wisconsin Army National Guard 76-93. Army Reserve 93-2000 Mechanized Infantry an tow missiles
David W Johnson
David W Johnson
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Enlisted USMC in September 1967, Vietnam February 1968 with Lima 3rd Bn 27th Marines, Award's include: combat action, purple heart, naval accommodation with combat v, presidential unit, meritorious unit citation, vietnam service medal, vietnam meritorious unit w palm, vietnam accommodation with oak leaf, national defense, good conduct discharged Cpl., E4 after 2+ years with early out for college.
Donell Johnson Wingren Kelly
Donell Johnson Wingren Kelly
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Served Active Duty at FT Huachuca 71-73. Re-commissioned 86 in Army Reserve. Served in multiple USAR units and duties in US & abroad: Tucson, Panama, Argentina, Tarawa, Salt Lake City, FT Hood Tex., Brunswick, ME., and Landstuhl, Germany.
Francisco C. Ybarra
Francisco C. Ybarra
Class of 1959
Air Force, 4 Years

Joined the USAF in Dec.1960. After basic training at Lackland AF Base, I was assigned to the 541st AF Band at Williams AF Base. Luke AF Base was my next home for 1 1/2 years. Subsequently transferred to Clark AF Base, Phillipines, to the 600th AF Band. Toured most all of SE Asia. Honorable discharge in 1963 with the rank of A1C.
Gary W Adams
Gary W Adams
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Enlisted 1973, Basic Training Fort Ord California, AIT Fort Devens Massachusetts. Military Occupational Skills 05G Communications Security Specialist and 74F Computer Programmer. Three tours in Germany, 1 in Korea. Also stations in San Antonio Texas and Fort Meade Maryland. Retired SFC in January 1998. Currently living in Maryland and working as a government contractor for Computer Sciences Corp.
Gary W Adams
Gary W Adams
Class of 1973
Army, 24 Years

Enlisted 1973, BCT Fort Ord, CA: AIT Fort Devens, MA; Duty 301st ASA Bn, Augsburg, Germany; HQ V Corp, Frankfurt, Germany; 2d ACR, Fulda, Germany; CI SIGSEC Support BN, San Antonio, TX; (a trip to Panama); 302d MI BN, 2d Infantry Div, Dongducheon, South Korea; 902d MI Group, Fort Meade, MD; 204th MI BN, Augsburg, Germany; 704th MI Brigade, Fort Meade, MD; Retired Jan 1998. Was a helluva ride but worth it in the long run.

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Jerry Elliott
Class of '62

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CLASS OF 1969 - 50TH REUNION

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Main Event at
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Our Sunnyslope 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 Sunnyslope High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Phoenix are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!