Vallivue High School Alumni

Caldwell, Idaho (ID)

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

Celia Sandoval
Celia Sandoval
Class of 1992
Navy, 12 Years

Religious Proram Specialist, Law Enforcement School, COMUSNAVCENT, Naval School of Health Sciences, 1st FSSG, Operation Iraqi Freedom, MCB Camp Pendleton
Christopher Loogman
Christopher Loogman
Class of 2002
Army, 5 Years

I am active duty in the Army and volunteered for Iraq. Currently overseas, I fly around Liberty, Taji, and Prosperity. I am E-4 and a 94M Radar Repairer. I worked on Field Artillery and the Sentinel radar systems.
Cory Becherer
Cory Becherer
Class of 1999
Navy, 12 Years

United States Navy from 1999 until present time
Dan Peller (Dixon)
Dan Peller (Dixon)
Class of 1993
Army, 9 Years

Dan served in the US Army from 1993 to 2002 as a combat medic. Less than a month after graduation from VHS, Dan reported for basic training at Ft.Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma. After basic he went to Ft.Sam Huston, Texas and completed AIT to become a combat medic. From 1994-1995 he served our country in Korea, and returned to Ft.Sill, Oklahoma to complete he last seven years of service at Ft.Sill as an medic for the home of the heavy artillary. Dan was honorably discharged from the US Army in 2002, after he sustained injuries on active duty that have left him a disabled veteran. Dan now resides near Shawnee, Oklahoma raising his two teenage daughters, Sara (17), and Emily(15). He is engaged to Joanne Weber (VHS class of 1996,) and is a DOT compliance officer for Trican well service in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Dan Peller (Dixon)
Dan Peller (Dixon)
Class of 1993
Army, 9 Years

Dan served in the US Army from 1993 to 2002 as a combat medic. Less than a month after graduation from VHS, Dan reported for basic training at Ft.Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma. After basic he went to Ft.Sam Huston, Texas and completed AIT to become a combat medic. From 1994-1995 he served our country in Korea, and returned to Ft.Sill, Oklahoma to complete he last seven years of service at Ft.Sill as an medic for the home of the heavy artillary. Dan was honorably discharged from the US Army in 2002, after he sustained injuries on active duty that have left him a disabled veteran. Dan now resides near Shawnee, Oklahoma raising his two teenage daughters, Sara (17), and Emily(15). He is engaged to Joanne Weber (VHS class of 1996,) and is a DOT compliance officer for Trican well service in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Eric Lee Phillips
Eric Lee Phillips
Class of 2000
Navy, 8 Years

I lest for boot camp in 2000 right after we graduated and spent a total of 8 years in the Navy. I spent four years active duty and then got out and joined the reserves. I have been sent to Iraq twice since being in the Navy Reserves. So now I have a total of 6 years active duty and 2 reserve.

I attained the rank of E-5 which is a Second Class Petty Officer.

I was awarded 13 medals which are Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, Reserve Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal W/ "M" Device, Sea Service Medal (2nd Award), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Navy Pistol Expert Medal, Navy Rifle Markmanship Ribbon...
Franklin E Rinaldi
Franklin E Rinaldi
Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years

Served on the USS Midway CV-41, USS Independence CV-62, USS Stephen W. Grove FFG-29, USS McCampbell DDG-85, USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 as an Electronic Warfare Technician / Cryptologic Technician Technical and a Tour as Military Police. Retired as a Chief (E-7) in 2007.
Gregory Gilbertson
Gregory Gilbertson
Class of 1990
Navy, 16 Years

Participated in Operation Desert Shield. Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism on Active an Reserve duty.
Joe Navarro
Joe Navarro
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

1SG/Master Sergeant (Infantry, Airborne Ranger) - US Army
(Retired after 22 years total Military Service, Honorable Discharge)
Gulf War Veteran -101st Airborne Division
John R Chambers
John R Chambers
Class of 2002
Army, 8 Years

US Army & US Army Reserves 2001-2009
La Ann (James)Ringma
La Ann (James)Ringma
Class of 1973
Army, 7 Years

Sargent Medical Corp
Stephen Goertzen
Stephen Goertzen
Class of 1979
Navy, 10 Years

Served as a Cryptologic Technician in various parts of the world and during the first Gulf War.
Wendy (Wilson) Tallman
Wendy (Wilson) Tallman
Class of 2000
Army, 6 Years

Staff Sergeant. Korean Linguist and Intelligence Analyst. Served in Korea and Germany. Honorably discharged to be with husband.

Classmates Spotlight

Vallivue High School Classmates

Joshua Wilson
Class of '01

Alumni Stories

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School News

Malinda Lou - Class of 81

Malinda Lou Shorter
1962-2009
Malinda Lou Shorter was born March 8th,1962 at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital ...
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Our Vallivue 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 Vallivue High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Caldwell are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!