Valley High School Alumni

Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM)

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

Agapito Silva
Agapito Silva
Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years

Served four year in the USN, 1972-1976. Was a Navy Hospital Corpsman-O.R Tech.
God Bless America!
Alisha Thomas
Alisha Thomas
Class of 2000
Army, 6 Years

82nd ABN 282 Aviation
Andrew Motto
Andrew Motto
Class of 1970
Navy, 5 Years

Maintained special weapons
Bill Grommes
Bill Grommes
Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years

Been all over the world. Only 4 years in the state everything else over seas.
Charles Russell Spicher
Charles Russell Spicher
Class of 1962
Air Force, 23 Years

Security Police
Curtis McCann
Curtis McCann
Class of 1977
Air Force, 6 Years

20thMMS, USAFE, 3098thAVDS, Manzano AB
David anderson
David anderson
Class of 1971
Air Force, 16 Years

16 years around the world
Delfino Candelaria, Jr.
Delfino Candelaria, Jr.
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Marine Corps Infantry in Vietnam 1967-68./
U.S. Commissioned Corps 1988-2007.
Dennis Thomas
Dennis Thomas
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 6 Years

I served 6 years in the Marine Corps. I was discharged as a Sgt.
I served in the 1st MAW and the 2nd MAW also the FMFPAC
Dennis Thomas
Dennis Thomas
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 6 Years

served from 1973 -1979
Don Lewis
Don Lewis
Class of 1958
Navy, 20+ Years

retired after 22 years as a Senior Chief Petty Officer
Donnie Case
Donnie Case
Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years

Retired as a CW4, ammunition-EOD technician. Served in two deployments, Panama and Bosnia. I retired after 27 years in 2004.
Doug (Hensley) Chevrier
Doug (Hensley) Chevrier
Class of 1965
Navy, 9 Years

ET schools, mostly. USS Mt. McKinley WESTPAC cruise '69; ARVN Advisor '71; NAVCOMMUNIT London '92-'95
DOD Civil Service: USN '83-'97; USAF '97-'06
Edward Lascano
Edward Lascano
Class of 1970
Air Force, 9 Years

Security Forces. Left as a TSgt.
Elizabeth Jean Warren
Elizabeth Jean Warren
Class of 1959
Navy, 6 Years

Served during Viet-nam
Gary Dean Hamelstrom
Gary Dean Hamelstrom
Class of 1961
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Marine Band, EOD
Gloria Jenny Rodarte Hoffman
Gloria Jenny Rodarte Hoffman
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

Shore Patrol San Diego,Ca.
BarbersPoint, Hawaii
Boot camp , Millington,Tn.
Gloria Jenny Rodarte Hoffman
Gloria Jenny Rodarte Hoffman
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

Shore Patrol San Diego,Ca.
BarbersPoint, Hawaii
Boot camp , Millington,Tn.
Jake Trujillo
Jake Trujillo
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

1st Infantry Division
Supply and Transport
James Airy
James Airy
Class of 1961
Army, 6 Years

Artillery officer, Germany, Vietnam, Fort Sill, OK
Jerry Dewees
Jerry Dewees
Class of 1961
Army, 2 Years

E4

809th Engineer Batt.
Thailand '63--'65
Jim Ciccarello
Jim Ciccarello
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF Security Service
Misawa, Japan
Trabzon,Turkey
jim coates
jim coates
Class of 1965
Navy, 8 Years

Aviation storekeeper 2nd Class
Seved at Beeville Texas, Atsugi Japan and aboard CVA19 (USS Hancock) during Vietnam
War
Jim Thomas
Jim Thomas
Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted in the Navy in June of 1961, retired in February of 1985. Duty stations, aircraft carriers, naval air stations, naval squadrons. Was a flight engineer on vaious C-130 squadrons for sixteens years. Retired as a senior chief petty officer.
Jimmie Brooks
Jimmie Brooks
Class of 1958
Navy, 20+ Years

Served 30 years active Navy. Highest rank held: CWO2. Retired as MCPO (E-9).
Jimmie E. Brooks
Jimmie E. Brooks
Class of 1958
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired E9 (YN). Served 30 years active naval service (Aug 58 ~ Aug 88).
Johnnie Barker
Johnnie Barker
Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years

FEB 1961, I joined with Tom Brannon, class of 1959, to go to Germany, & little did we know everybody was going to Germany.We did basics with the 2nd Armor Division @ Ft Hood TX; Artillery trng @ Ft Sill OK; & we ended up in Artillery Units in Germany, as planned. Tom was in a line unit near Nuermburg, I ended up in a Hq & Hq Btry, 24th Inf Div Arty in Munich. Arrived on July 11 just before they closed the Wall in Berlin on August 16. Served 31 of my 36 mos.in Germany... Got out in Feb 1964. Finally saw Brannon on the ship coming home across the North Sea, Not a pleasure cruise, I can assure
you.
Jose Barela
Jose Barela
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired 2002 Cheif Master Sergeant Security Forces
Jose Orlando Barela
Jose Orlando Barela
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

security forces Cheif, ,also Civil engineer
JOSEPH M. LUCERO
JOSEPH M. LUCERO
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 8 Years

BEST TIME OF MY LIFE. ALSO DID 6 YEARS IN THE ARMY. AFTER THE CORPS.
Joseph Schear
Joseph Schear
Class of 1994
Army, 8 Years

US Army- Infantry
Larry Matthews
Larry Matthews
Class of 1966
Army, 5 Years

Larry was an Infantry Officer who served two tours in Vietnam. He was an infantry platoon leader in 1968 and an infantry company commander in 1970. Larry was a Captain with a Bronze Star with V device (for valor) a Purple Heart, an Army Commendation Medal, a Combat Infantryman Badge and several service and campaign medals.
Lawrence B. Montoya
Lawrence B. Montoya
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

21.5 years as an Infantry Soldier. Deployed to Iraq twice and Afghanistan once. Retired in March 2011as a First Sergeant and I am currently a JROTC Instructor at Albuquerque High.
Michael D. Bohannon
Michael D. Bohannon
Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years

Fire fighter, WMD Defence coordinator (Retired a Chief DC
Nicholas Martin Peron
Nicholas Martin Peron
Class of 1962
Army, 6 Years

Nick joined Army Reserves in 1962, and served in the Army from 1964 through 1968. He was stationed in Germany where he was a message center code specialist.
Nick Pavlakovich Jr.
Nick Pavlakovich Jr.
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Joined Jan 1966, Basic Training - Ft Bliss TX. AIT - Ft Knox, KY. Spent May 66 to Dec 67 in Bamberg, Germany H Trp. 2nd Armor Cav. Sent to Sounth Viet Nam Mar 68 to 69 with 1st Inf Div. B Co 2/34th Armor. Returned to Ft Knox, KY, C Co 2/37th Armor till ETS Jan 70. Joined USAR 72 and retired 95.
Philip P Archuleta
Philip P Archuleta
Class of 1975
National Guard, 20+ Years

Currently a Chief Master Sgt. with the NM Air National Guard
Richard (Rico) Johnston
Richard (Rico) Johnston
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Photojournalist in California, W. Germany, New York, Texas, Virginia, S. Korea.
Counterintelligence Special Agent in W. Germany and Maryland.
ROBERT MCKINLEY
ROBERT MCKINLEY
Class of 1966
Air Force, 9 Years

Air Force Academy Cadet, Laredo Air Force Base, Canadian Forces Base Chatham in New Brunswick.
RODNEY H. Mann
RODNEY H. Mann
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

He served working on airplanes with radar repair. I don't remember the rest.

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