Valparaiso High School Alumni

Valparaiso, Indiana (IN)

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

Alison (Hasse) Taylor Keeley
Alison (Hasse) Taylor Keeley
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Three Theaters of Operation: Panama, Desert Storm and OIF/OEF. Enlisted as a Private First Class with a Masters Degree and Retired as a Lt Colonel after attending the Command and General Staff College and serving as an Anti-Terrorism Officer and Battalion Eecutive Officer.
Bethany Allen
Bethany Allen
Class of 2004
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF Force Support Squadron; Lackland AFB, Tinker AFB and Spangdahlem AFB
Burt Harter
Burt Harter
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

Enlisted regular Army in 1970. Basic at Ft Lewis, advanced Artillery Surveyor at Ft Sill. Assigned to 1st/41st FA, 56th Brigade in Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany for just under 3 years. Did my part in trying to level Poland. Definitely went native. Came back to Indiana.
Charles Banks
Charles Banks
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

I took Air Force ROTC for 4 years at Purdue University. Upon graduation, I entered pilot training at Laredo AFB, TX. After graduating near the top of my class, I got an assignment to F-4 training at George AFB, CA. I was assigned to the 35th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Kunsan Air Base, Korea, but spent 5 months of that 12-month tour at Korat AB, Thailand, flying combat mission into Vietnam. Later, I flew the O-2 at Bergstrom AFB, TX. Then, I went to George AFB, CA, again, but flew F-105G Wild Weasels this time. I also had a tour at Fort Hood, TX, as an Air Liaison Officer with the 2nd Armored Division. For my last 3 years, I was at Hurlburt Field, FL, as Course Manager at the Air Ground Operations School's Joint Firepower Control Course
Charles W. Wark
Charles W. Wark
Class of 1982
Navy, 8 Years

stationed in Norfolk Va
Cher Blake Rogers
Cher Blake Rogers
Class of 2000
Army, 4 Years

Medic, member of the female engagement team
Cory Challenger
Cory Challenger
Class of 2002
Air Force, 14 Years

Joined the Air Force in April 2010 after finishing a Master's Program through the University of Cincinnati. Looking to go to 20+ years!
Cory Kennedy
Cory Kennedy
Class of 2002
Navy, 5 Years

Currently in Dover, NH. San Juan Sub
Curt Smith
Curt Smith
Class of 1988
Army, 8 Years

US Army Signal Corps, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm veteran
Debra Lynn Henderson
Debra Lynn Henderson
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Military Intelligene (sums up the 21 years)
Edwyn L. Boyd
Edwyn L. Boyd
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

Enlisted in USAF a few months after graduation and did basic training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX, then trained as a medic at Sheppard AFB in Witchita Falls, TX. First assignment was 78th Field Hospital at Hamilton AFB, San Francisco. Was selected to attend aeromedical evacuation training at Brooks AFB, TX, and completed training in 1969. Was deployed to Vietnam October 15, 1969, in the 903rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and returned to USA October 17, 1970. Completed my tour with an "early out" to start college in June 1971.
Jean (Hine) Macias
Jean (Hine) Macias
Class of 1978
Army, 16 Years

I joined the Army in september of 1978. I spent most of the first 6 years in Germany. I came home and spent the next 7 years in the Army Reserves and working for the government. I met my husband while working as a government DOD employee at Great lakes in Illinois and moved to San Diego, CA. I finished up my time with the Army reserves, had my second daughter and some time later joined the Navy reserves for 3 years. I'm still working for the government (31 Years) and still live in San Diego.
Jeff Tucker
Jeff Tucker
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

20 plus years of faithful and devoted service to this fine country. Faught in all Iraqi Wars and made it back unharmed.
Jeffrey D Engel
Jeffrey D Engel
Class of 1988
Air Force, 10 Years

Jeff was United States Air Force Security Policeman for 10 years. He was stationed for 6 years at Aviano Air Base, Itally and 3 years at Ramstein Air Base, Germany with United States Air Forces Europe (USAFE). While there he was deployed several times for different operations including: Incerlik Air Base, Turkey in support of Operation Northern Watch which enforced the "No Fly Zone" in northern Iraq, Kenitra Air Base in Morocco in support of Operation African Eagle, Skopje, Macedonia in support of Operation Allied Force which was started due to the violence in the former Yugoslavia. In addition, Jeff had short deployments to Spain, Sardinia, Sicily, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania as part of a USAF personnel protective detail for high ranking NATO officials. He left the Air Force in 2004 and is currently working as a fraud investigator for State Farm Insurance.
Joseph Cross
Joseph Cross
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Served in Korea, Germany and numerous state side locations
Kevin Roof
Kevin Roof
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Proud to be serving for over 30 years beside my high school sweetheart. The former Pamela Hiener .
mark valentin
mark valentin
Class of 1983
Navy, 8 Years

served as an aviation refuler on uss john f kenndy cv67,1986-1990
Michael L Clouse
Michael L Clouse
Class of 1965
Army, 20 Years

I joined the Army right after graduation in July. I did my basic at Fort Knox and my advanced individual training at Fort Gordon Georgia. In December 1965 I left for Vietnam as a trained infantry Man. When I got to Vietnam The army had sent to many of us over at the time by several hundred. After a week in the replacement battalion they had not only not gotten us all sent out to units but managed to have us grow back to over 1000 strong. The replacement battalion commander called all of us out into the parade ground and asked a bunch of questions one of those questions Was how many of you can type. That was my training that would lead me to be the hand receipt holder, instructed and operator of the overseas autodin switch eventually at Fort Gordon some years later. I worked for 20 years in the signal field with never having any training in it other than on the job. Having all that going for me I met and married my wife at my first duty station upon returning to the United States of Fort Leavenworth Kansas. I worked at the RUFL switch there. I did a few years as a recruiter in Overland Park Kansas after my first tour In Germany with the 123 signal battalion in Wertzberg. After returning stateside for a few years I return to Germany then back to the states again and On to Korea. I return back to Georgia and the home of the signal Corps again after that and retired there 20 years and five days. I applied for and got hired on Fort Gordon to teach in the signal school and after about three years the school had a reduction in force and I was let go I got back on working at Dwight David Eisenhower medical center as the patient admin Computer System point of contact. It was CHCS put out by SAIC Corporation. I joined the implementation team and took over the creation of the patient file where all medical data both in an out patient would be hung Off of. We started with the DEERS dump of about 40,000 names and when I retired 27 years later we had 1,400,000 patients in our data file. Nobody ever came out of the data base just corrected and moved. Excuse this as I am doing it on my phone ???? keyboard.
Pamela Hiener (Roof)
Pamela Hiener (Roof)
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Proud to be still serving this great country!
Pamela Roof  (Hiener)
Pamela Roof (Hiener)
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Currently finishing my 23rd year of service in the Army as a medical officer.
Scott McDowell
Scott McDowell
Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years

North Island. San Diego,Ca .Aviation electronics
Steve Lawson
Steve Lawson
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

I served 8 years in regular army then another 19 in national guard. Tours in central America, Europe, Egypt and the middle east

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