Military Alumni

Military 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

Abel Glardon
Abel Glardon Class of 2003
National Guard, 5 Years
been to Iraq for a year
Brad Rice
Brad Rice Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Brad just retired from the Marine Corps. Good job Brad!
Bradly Smith
Bradly Smith Class of 2003
National Guard, 5 Years
Returned from Iraq in August 2007 after being stationed there for 1 year.
Bryan Kirby
Bryan Kirby Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years
Served in the 82nd Airborne Division as a Paratrooper, 3 tours in Iraq, Promoted to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3.
Bryan kirby
Bryan kirby Class of 1989
Army, 19 Years
4 Years Army national Guard 15 Years active duty "AIRBORNE!!"
Chris William
Chris William Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 6 Years
I spent six wonderful years in the Corps. while I was in i did 1 deplyment on ship for 6 months then did 2 tours in Iraq in 2003 and 2004. in november of 2006 i was medically seperated and moved back to CO with my wife and kids
Claudia (Messer) Wheeler
Claudia (Messer) Wheeler Class of 1973
Air Force, 10 Years
Served In the US Air Force in Turkey, California, Louisana.
David Farnsworth
David Farnsworth Class of 1989
Navy, 17 Years
Military Police Investigator
Debbie Wenzel
Debbie Wenzel Class of 1981
Air Force, 10 Years
Served proudly in health care and professional military education.
Elias Martinez
Elias Martinez Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 9 Years
Aiming for 20 years.
Jennifer L. Spicer
Jennifer L. Spicer Class of 2007
Army, 4 Years
88M. Delivered supplies to other posts while over seas & in conus.
Joe Lavery
Joe Lavery Class of 1992
Army, 4 Years
Combat Engineer.
Joel "Joe" Medina
Joel "Joe" Medina Class of 1983
Navy, 8 Years
Spent 6 years in the Submarine Service. Retired as a Disabled Veteren
John A. Samora
John A. Samora Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 6 Years
MOS 5811...Military Police
Marcellino J. Ortiz
Marcellino J. Ortiz Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served from 1982-1986 in the United States Army and from 1987-2006 in the United States Marine Corps both Active and Reserve. Desert Shield/ Desert Storm combat veteran. Retired E-8 1stSgt.
Melvin Kennon
Melvin Kennon Class of 1979
Army, 4 Years
US Army Signal Corps. Electronic Telecommunications Technician. Ft Gordon, Georgia. Permasens, Germany, Frankfurt, Germany, Ft. Ritchie, Maryland. Arlington, Virginia.
Michael Bass
Michael Bass Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years
Joined right after Highschool. I just retired in 2009. Been all over the world a couple of times. Some places I liked others I did'nt. Spent too much time at the places I did'nt like.
Michael Gerber
Michael Gerber Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years
I am currently the Aircrew Flight Equipment Supervisor for the 120th Fighter Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base. During my career I have had the privilage to see many exotic places and try many exotic beers! I can't wait to share some war stories with the other vets during the upcoming reunion. See you there.
Michael J Bass
Michael J Bass Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years
I have served for 21 years in the Army. Been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield, been to Germany and Korea twice, and I am looking forward to retirement in the near furture.
Michael W. Gerber
Michael W. Gerber Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years
I am currently the Aircrew Flight Equipment Supervisor for the 120th Fighter Squadron at Buckley Air Force Base. I have 24 years of service in and am looking forward to retiring in August of this year. I would love to hear from the vets from Thornton High and exchange some "war stories".

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Class of '83

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