Tumwater High School Alumni

Tumwater, Washington (WA)

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

Andrea Staley
Andrea Staley
Class of 2004
Army, 6 Years

SGT (E-5) 2009-2015
Korea 2010-2011
Afghanistan 2012-2013
Bruce J Johnson
Bruce J Johnson
Class of 1970
Air Force, 16 Years

Active duty 1972 - 1978; 1982 - 1992.
Automatic Flight Controls Systems, navigation systems, instrument systems, and other stuff. SAC Leadership, SAC NCO Academy and SAC QA graduate. Offered position with SAC IG...but, unbeknown to all parties, orders were already cut for a tour of Shemya a day prior to the offer. RATS!!!
Lackland AFB; Chanute AFB; Beale AFB - 456th AMS; Wiesbaden AB - 601st CAMS; Rhein Main AB - 435th AMS; Norton AFB; Castle AFB - 93rd AMS/HBW-QA/OMS; Shemya AFB; MAMC/McChord AFB - 62nd Med Sq.
TDYs: Anderson AFB (Bullet Shot); Hill AFB (SAC Det1 stuff); Greenham Common RAFB (NATO); Fairchild AFB (SAC Staff Assistance); March AFB (SAC Staff Assistance).
SAC and USAFE were the best!
Cliff Johnson
Cliff Johnson
Class of 1965
National Guard, 17 Years

3 yrs USN, USS PORTERFIELD DD-682 1967-1969
Dale Moon
Dale Moon
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

Served in the Army Security Agency
Debbie Lee Kilpatrick nee' James
Debbie Lee Kilpatrick nee' James
Class of 1975
Army, 3 Years

Enter into the Womens Army Corps in August 75 was part of the first 500 who enter the Army in January 1976 - as a Nuclear Weapons Storage and Handling spec/Conventional Ammo Spec 55G/55B
dennis berger
dennis berger
Class of 1966
Navy, 6 Years

USS southerland DD743 destroyer..NAM..GULF OF TONKIN, SHORE BOMB, SEA/AIR RESCUE, GUN MOUNT
Doreen Jung
Doreen Jung
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served honorably as an Air Traffic Control Radar Technician at various locations in the lower 48 and Alaska.
Gerry Hage4
Gerry Hage4
Class of 1996
Navy, 17 Years

Salder technology
James Lister
James Lister
Class of 1989
National Guard, 6 Years

Field Artillery, Petroleum Spec.
James Tod Lister
James Tod Lister
Class of 1989
National Guard, 6 Years

Petroleum specialist, field artillery crew member. Section Chief. Honorable discharge.
Jul
Jul
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Started as an electronics tech on the F4. Cross-trained into Education & Training, except for a very LONG 4 years as a Recruiter in Dothan, Alabama. If you knew me in school, my last name was Moon ~ in the Air Force it was Haney.
Keith berisford
Keith berisford
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Advanced Avionics repair, and guided laser systems.
Pascual Espinoza
Pascual Espinoza
Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Served honorably as a Marine Scout Sniper for 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
Rich Hilts
Rich Hilts
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

AWACS crewmember served in Granada, Libya, Gulf War and numerous drug interdiction sorties.
Robert Howden
Robert Howden
Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years

Signalman 3rd Class Petty Officer. Vietnam, two Westpac cruises. What a ride, met many good friends and many great memories.
Sharon (Moore) Sinklair
Sharon (Moore) Sinklair
Class of 1966
Army, 10 Years

Women's Army Corps, US Army and US Army National Guard
Sky Bryce Busk
Sky Bryce Busk
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 13 Years

I enlisted in 1988 to see the world, to get a college education, and to get job training. I've been to Okinawa, The Philippines, Japan, Suadi Arabia, Camp Lejeune (NC), and Camp Pendleton (CA). I earned a BA in the Management of Criminal Justice from Concordia University Wisconsin. My occupational field in the Corps was Supply Administration/Management. However, I learned other special skills. I was even a Primary Marksmanship Instructor for Weapons Training Battalion.
While I was in Okinawa, I ran into David Smith (1985 alumni), and while in Saudi Arabia (Desert Storm), I saw Lorne Curl (Snow, another 1985 alumni.

Classmates Spotlight

Tumwater High School Classmates

John Parrish
Class of '79

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School News

Class of 67 Reunion

August 26th at Tug Boat Annie's, 3pm to 7pm.Looking forward to seeing everyone.
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Our Tumwater 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 Tumwater High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Tumwater are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!