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

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Honored Military Alumni

Allen June
Allen June
Class of 1972
Air Force, 10 Years

After graduating from Baylor University, I was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. and entered pilot training at Ft Rucker, Alabama (1976). I flew helicopters/search and rescue and missile site support for 5 years and finished my last 5 years in fixed wing aircraft. My last assignment was in C-130H aircraft. I spent most of my time in southern U.S. but flew multiple deployments outside the country. I finished my service as a captain senior pilot, with over 2,200 flight hours.
Anita (Roethlisberger) Plotz
Anita (Roethlisberger) Plotz
Class of 1972
Air Force, 2 Years

A1C, Russian Linguist. Stationed at Defense Language Institute(Monterey CA), Shu Lin Ku AFB in Taipei, Taiwan.
Bert Axline
Bert Axline
Class of 1996
Army, 20+ Years

Served as Mechanic Recovery nco
bill knebel
bill knebel
Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years

worked on a-4 skyhawk jet engines. my squadron was va95. two cruises in vietnam with uss ranger and uss intrepid
carl bare
carl bare
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

22 years as aircraft maint. on b52's c5a's c141's c130's and aircraft job controllers assignments guam thailand, japan ,spain,korea ,new jersey castle ,ellsworth s.d.
carl bare
carl bare
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

air force b 52 mechanic,air force c141,c5,c130 mechanic,air force weapons controller
Clarence Miller
Clarence Miller
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Served during the Berlin Crisis and Cuban Missile Crisis in France. Assigned to Crash Rescue - 366TFW.
Cynthia Lynn Carlisle Lee
Cynthia Lynn Carlisle Lee
Class of 1974
Army, 16 Years

Supply Sgt.
david peterson
david peterson
Class of 1983
Army, 8 Years

gulf war veteran
David R. York
David R. York
Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Vietnam(69-70). Duty stations at Camp Pendleton, Camp Lejeune, Gitmo Bay, Cuba, Okinawa, and Marine Barracks at Yokoska, Japan.
Final rank was a Sgt.
david rahn
david rahn
Class of 1987
Army, 7 Years

2 times Korea, 2 times Kuwait and 4 years at Ft. Carson, 94-00
Dennis Brink
Dennis Brink
Class of 1959
Army, 2 Years

3rd Infantry, Old Guard -- Ft. Myer, Virginia and Ft. McNair, Washington, DC. Ceremonial soldier and S2 Intelligence.
Dennis Brink
Dennis Brink
Class of 1959
Army, 2 Years

Drafted in December 1963 and completed 2 year engagement in December 1965. After basic training and advanced infantry, I was chosen to go to the 3rd Infantry at Ft. Myer, VA and Ft. McNair, Washington DC. I was in the Old Guard, the ceremonial battalion of the army and involved in parades, guarding at Arlington Cemetery, political events in Washington, DC, and in the S-2 intelligence section of the battalion.
Diane R. King
Diane R. King
Class of 1968
Navy, 2 Years

SN-3: Enlisted in Chicago. Boot in Orlando, Fla. Served at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.; Norfolk Naval Station, Norfolk, VA; Naval Air Station Oceana. I am a member of WIMSA (Women in Military Service of America). My name/picture can be found in the database (& seen) at the Women's Memorial at Arlington, Washington DC. I am PROUD to be an American & I am PROUD to have served. THANKS to all the other service people that have served!
Doug Kopecky
Doug Kopecky
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Army Intelligence Sp5-S2, Europe
Dwayne J Behrens
Dwayne J Behrens
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Infantry, Instructor and Recruiter.
Earlene Johnson
Earlene Johnson
Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 8 Years

SGT OF MARINES!
Ed Pulda
Ed Pulda
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 4 Years

1964 - 1968
Ernest Rimrodt
Ernest Rimrodt
Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years

US Army Berlin Brigade 62-65
Iowa Army National Guard 73-85
US Army Reserve 85-94
Ernie Coleman
Ernie Coleman
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Joined Marines Aug. 66. I served in a rifle company with Company C 1st Battalion 5th Marines for 13 mo. from 67-68. Once back in the states, I was a rifle instructor for new recruits at Edson Rifle Range at Camp Pendleton Calif., until being honorably discharged in April of 69.

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Thomas Jefferson High School Classmates

David Marsden
Class of '71

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School News

1959 Jefferson Class 60th Reunion

At the Long Branch Hotel in Cedar Rapids IA. on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. We will be at the Banquet room at 6 PM followe...
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Our Thomas Jefferson 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 Thomas Jefferson High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Cedar Rapids are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!