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

Amy Lambert
Amy Lambert
Class of 1997
Army, 8 Years

I joined the Army in 2000 went to BCT at FT Jackson, SC from there went to FT Lee, VA for AIT. After training I went to Korea for a year. From 2001-2005 I was at Ft Sill, OK. From 2005-2007 I was in FT Lee, VA as a Drill Sergeant.
Brian Lyninger
Brian Lyninger
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 5 Years

I served five years in the Marine Corps, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant. I was Military Police, and served two combat tours in Iraq. I have won various medals along with my unit.
Bruce A. Larson
Bruce A. Larson
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 4 Years

USMC 1979-1983
Sgt. 2nd Battalion 6th Marines
Weapons Company
81mm forward observer attached to Golf Company
Beirut Veteran
Christopher R. Cox
Christopher R. Cox
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Gunnery Sergeant, United States Marine Corps, Retired
Enlisted June 21, 1989 and attended bootcamp at Parris Island, SC
0311 Infantryman 4yrs. (Marine Security Forces 2yrs.)
3521 Automotive Maintenance Mechanic 6yrs.
3529 Motor Transport Maintenance Chief 11 yrs.
Marine Combat Instructor
Marine Combat Marksmanship Instructor
Deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from June 2009 to November 2009.
Other Deployments include: Republic of South Korea x2; The Kingbom of Thailand, and Kyrgyzstan.
Awards Include: Navy and Marine Corps Commandation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievemnet Medal x3, Navy Unit Commendation x2, Meritourious Unit Commendation x2, Good Conduct Medal x6, National Defense Service Medal x2, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon x9, Nato Medal-ISAF Afghanistan, Letter of Appreciation x7, Certificate of Appreciation x3, Certificate of Commendation
Currently retired from active duty April 18, 2011 and reside in Okinawa, Japan
Danny Beatty
Danny Beatty
Class of 1986
Army, 4 Years

I served in the United States Army Europe as a tank turret technician. I was responsible for the fire control system on the M60 and M1 tanks.
Darrell D. Burdge
Darrell D. Burdge
Class of 1978
Army, 6 Years

Went into the army after graduation. Took basic training and AIT at Ft Knox Kentucky. Did two tours at Ft Hood Tx, and 4 yrs in Germany, stationed at Giessin and Baumholder. Was a track mechanic on tanks and howitzers, and anything else that moved.
Dave Lowe
Dave Lowe
Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years

Army 3 yrs. as an MP.
Korea and Ft Benning Ga
David A Volk
David A Volk
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 4 Years

4 years in Marine Corps
George Grove
George Grove
Class of 1989
National Guard, 18 Years

Helicopter Crew Chief
Jeff Clark
Jeff Clark
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Spent two years in Okinawa Eight months in Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. The rest of my time was spent on deployments or hanging at the beaches in North Carolina.
Jeff Herold
Jeff Herold
Class of 1990
Army, 10 Years

US Army, Active Duty. Sergeant First Class, currently stationed in Hawaii.
Joe Nagel
Joe Nagel
Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years

I recently retired after twenty years of service in the US Navy's Submarine Fleet.
Joe Watson
Joe Watson
Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years

Served 1963 to 1967. After a year of training, maintained a secure high speed SAC communications system at the 320th Bomber Wing at Mather AFB near Sacramento during the Vietnam war. My old uniform doesn't fit right anymore :(
Kris Anita Beatty-Zimmerman
Kris Anita Beatty-Zimmerman
Class of 1983
Army Reserves, 8 Years

I served in the United States Army Reserves from 2005-2013 as an Operating Room Specialist (Surgical Technician) with the 629th Forward Surgical Team in Columbus, Ohio and the 874th Forward Surgical Team in Columbia, South Carolina.
M. Scott Getter
M. Scott Getter
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Univ of Dayton R.O.T.C class of 77
ABN/RGR/SF
CIB
michael powell
michael powell
Class of 2007
Army, 2 Years

currently stationaed in ft. bliss texas. recently returned to states after a 12 month deployment to iraq.
Mike Sizemore
Mike Sizemore
Class of 1974
Navy, 8 Years

Submarine Squadron(s) 6 and 11
Mona Salas
Mona Salas
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Inauguration for President Clinton 2nd Term
Instructor
Combat Communications
Phillip M Tharp
Phillip M Tharp
Class of 1990
Army, 18 Years

Apache Longbow Fighter Pilot, Warrant 4 Officer
Completed deployments to Afganistan immediately following 911, also Iraq, Kosovo and North Korea. Currently deployed in Iraq.
Randolph Harding
Randolph Harding
Class of 1982
Navy, 8 Years

After 2 yrs at Miami Randy joined the Navy and completed Electricians A School and Nuclear Power School in '86. He went on to serve on board the nuclear submarine USS MEMPHIS and completed several deployments to the Med and the N Atlantic.
Ron Cox
Ron Cox
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

3 years in Korea, 9 years in Germany, 2 years in Panama and the rest state-side.
Stephen Bradley
Stephen Bradley
Class of 1974
Navy, 6 Years

Naval aviation
Steve Hawes
Steve Hawes
Class of 1983
Navy, 4 Years

Served onboard the USS Iowa. Participated in the first Pursian Gulf War. Played on the ships softball team took on teams all over teh world.
Tad weitz
Tad weitz
Class of 1987
Army, 4 Years

US Army from 1989 to 1993
Terry Johnson - T. J.
Terry Johnson - T. J.
Class of 1983
Air Force, 6 Years

Last of the "Buck" Sergeants!!
Medic - 907th Tactical Airlift Group - Military Air Command
935th APSS, Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm 1/3 - 6/15/1991
Received the National Defense Medal - 6/1991
1996 - Name engraved on the Air Force Memorial monument, adjacent to Arlington Cemetery, as a charter member in Arlington, VA

Our Charter Sponsors have a belief in the ideals of the Air Force and are devoted to the development of a fitting Air Force Memorial for past, present and future Airmen. Charter Sponsors are individuals who donated to the Memorial prior to its Dedication Ceremony and their names will forever hold a special place in the history of the Air Force Memorial.
These individuals are listed here permanently as a thank you for their leadership, vision, support and service to our great nation.

Why is this special to mention? NO OTHER NAMES CAN BE ADDED TO THIS LIST OF VISIONARIES!
Tim Hawes
Tim Hawes
Class of 1984
Navy, 8 Years

Served with air-anti submarine squadron VS-31 on board the Aircraft Carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Made Meditteranian sea deployment and also served during gulf war.
Tim Hawes
Tim Hawes
Class of 1984
Navy, 8 Years

Tim was a second class petty officer. He was deployed to the Meditteranian Sea on board the USS Eisenhower for 6 months. He was stationed in Jax Florida.
Tracy Zech
Tracy Zech
Class of 1981
Army, 3 Years

Combat Field Medic, stationed at Fort Devens Massachusetts

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