Wilson High School Alumni

Tacoma, 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

Allison Wilcoxson
Allison Wilcoxson
Class of 2001
Navy, 6 Years

Hospital Corpsman in the Naval Reserves.
Angelica Roth
Angelica Roth
Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served in Camp Pendleton, Ca
Brent Snyder
Brent Snyder
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Stationed on the Atlantic coast with IIMEF. Trained Iraqi Army Divisions in Fallujah and Ramadi for combat affective Transition Teams.
Brian Clements
Brian Clements
Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years

Served in the Navy and Naval Reserves for 20 years as a shipboard Navigator, Naval Intel, and Military Police Officer.
Brian Kreiner
Brian Kreiner
Class of 1979
Air Force, 6 Years

Worked on FLight Simulators for the Airforce. Was stationed at Grand Forks North Dakota.
Charles Martens
Charles Martens
Class of 1993
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired as Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic. Duty stations include Spain, Oklahoma, Guam, Florida, Virginia, San Diego, and Whidbey Island.
Christian K Thomas
Christian K Thomas
Class of 1980
Army, 12 Years

Active Duty 3 Years, Reserve duty 9 Years. Attainf rank of SSG. Served in Panama, Grenada, and LA Riots. Participated in drug interdiction mission on US Mexico Border. Traveled to Germany, Korea, Saudi Arabia. I was a 19D Scout, then an MP in the reserve and later on served in a Anti Terrorist team as a Sniper.
Christian K. Thomas
Christian K. Thomas
Class of 1980
Army, 12 Years

SSG 19D/95B 3 years active and 9 year.s Res/Nat Guard. Tours of duty in Ft.Polk, Ft.Irwin, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Panama, Grenada and El Salvador.
Christopher Harris
Christopher Harris
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

Army Major, currently (2007) serving in Afghanistan as Operations Officer for a Medical Task Force. Served in Kosovo in 2003, Honduras in 1989, Korea in 1986
Christopher Harris
Christopher Harris
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

MAJOR in the Army Reserves. Currently in Afghanistan - Operations Officer for Task Force MED, assigned to 82nd AA. Served in Kosovo, Honduras, and Korea.
Dave Granquist
Dave Granquist
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Served over 20 years in US Navy - spent 4 years serving overseas onboard USS Sterett - CG-31 (guided missle cruiser). Made 3 tours of duty in the Persian Gulf Region from 1991-1995. Retired as Chief Sonar Technician (Surface Warfare) in 2001.
Dave Granquist
Dave Granquist
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Served in US Navy until retirement in 2001. Served in Persian Gulf War during 2 tours of duty in the Persian Gulf.
Retired as Chief Sonar Tech.
David Mathison
David Mathison
Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years

I retired after 22 yrs active duty and reserves. I worked on the flight decks of five diffrent aircraft carriers, launching and recovering aircraft. duty stations enclude Iceland, Germany, Purto Rico, and navy bases inside the US. GO NAVY
DERICK LOWE
DERICK LOWE
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

SCOUT SNIPER IRAQ TWO TOURS OF 8 MONTHS EACH WOUNDED THREE TIMES AND STILL UP AND GOING
Don A Wischmeier
Don A Wischmeier
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Viet nam 1964-1967
Doug Stuart
Doug Stuart
Class of 1964
Air Force, 5 Years

U.S, Air Force 1964 thru 1969 - Texas 1 yr, Thule Greenland 1 yr, Wiesbaden Germany 3 yrs. Communications Specialist
Eric Olson
Eric Olson
Class of 1992
Army, 3 Years

Military Police in Ft. Shafter Hawaii.
Gregory P Wooldridge
Gregory P Wooldridge
Class of 1977
Navy, 16 Years

16.5 years of Naval Service, Honorable Discharge, over thirteen Medals/Ribbons
Harvey Rulien
Harvey Rulien
Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years

Served 4yrs in Navy 2yrs in Viet Nam.
Isaac Stegman
Isaac Stegman
Class of 1997
Army, 5 Years

Paratrooper in the 82d Airborne, then a firefighter in the Air Force.
Jacob Christin
Jacob Christin
Class of 2002
Air Force, 5 Years

Air Force Firefighter for 4 years now. Two 4-6 month rotations in middle east, once in Iraq and once in Kyrgyzstan. Stationed in Travis AFB, CA.
James  Krilich
James Krilich
Class of 1963
Army, 40 Years

I attended WHS in 1961 - 10th grade. I graduated from Stadium in 1993 Military Bio: Private to Colonel - sniper. FO, CIB, Btry CO, BN-S3; BNCO. BDECO. Asst G1 HQ VII Corps; Budget Chief ACES; SECARM War Planner; Advisor to VP Bush; Advisor to Senator Bob Dole, ; PMA Spec Ops Wpns for USCG and Navy Seals at NAVAIRSYSCOM; Liaison Officer for SECDEF Cheney, Aspin, Perry, Cohen . Wounded in Vietnam. Army War College Graduate 1991
Janice (Jay) Dextradeur
Janice (Jay) Dextradeur
Class of 1974
Army, 10 Years

SSG (E-6) Ammunition Specialist
Jeff Coker
Jeff Coker
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 14 Years

UH-1N/Y pilot, served with HMLA-169, 1st LAR Bn, MCAS Yuma SAR and currently with VX-9 testing the new UH-1Y
Jeff Drake
Jeff Drake
Class of 1974
Air Force, 25 Years

Served on active duty in the Air Force from1974 to 1979 as a Pararescueman. (PJ). After my discharge, I joined the Kent Fire Department. Still wanting to serve, I enlisted in the AF reserves and joined the 40th aeromedical evacuation squadron at McChord AFB, later known as 446 AES, serving from 1986 to 2005 as an EMT on medivac flights.
Jere A. Call
Jere A. Call
Class of 1983
Navy, 7 Years

Honorably discharged in 1990 at the rank of E5.
Jim Shook
Jim Shook
Class of 1989
Air Force, 4 Years

Aircraft Structural Maintenance
John Hamilton
John Hamilton
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF Officer, Retired Major, Contracting
USCG Reserves, 4 years Port of Tacoma
Kathy Gruber (Winder) Ret. ARMY Sgt
Kathy Gruber (Winder) Ret. ARMY Sgt
Class of 1988
Army, 15 Years

While serving in the ARMY I had various jobs -
OR Tech, Welder, Admin Assistant, Battalion Mail
Clerk, Deck Hand, Unit Public Affairs Sargent,
Unit Recruiter
Kevin LaVergne
Kevin LaVergne
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

MC-130 Combat Talon/Shadow Crew Chief, 39th/16th Special Operations Wings - USAF Technical Instructor, Aircraft Apprentice Technician Course - Gulf War Veteran
Lawrence C. Keeton
Lawrence C. Keeton
Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years

U.S. Army retired. 1986-2006. Served in Bosnia and all over the world. Served as Drill Sergeant for 3 years from 2001-2004. Retired at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
Marcia Kossman
Marcia Kossman
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Army Nurse Corps
Marco Andrade
Marco Andrade
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

0612 Field wiremen "Wire Dog"
Mark A. Perkins
Mark A. Perkins
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

US Navy 5 years. US Army Reserve/National Guard as a Field Artillery officer. Served in Bosnia in 1976-77. Retired as a Major in 1999.
Matt Botnen
Matt Botnen
Class of 1989
Coast Guard, 18 Years

Army pilot for 12 years. Switched to U.S. Coast Guard in April 2001. Currently serving in Kodiak, AK.
Melissa DeCoteau Ashley
Melissa DeCoteau Ashley
Class of 1992
Air Force, 4 Years

I served in the US Air Force as a security police officer.
Michael Eischens
Michael Eischens
Class of 1981
Army, 3 Years

Germany,Fort Carson,Colorado
Michael Orlando
Michael Orlando
Class of 2001
Air Force, 6 Years

Combat Controller and JTAC; 21 Special Tactics Sq. (AFSOC)
MICHAEL ROE
MICHAEL ROE
Class of 1965
Navy, 23 Years

1966-1990 RETIRED AS CHIEF PETTY OFFICER. WORKED AS AN AVIATION ELECTRICIANS MATE ON A-6 AIRCRAFT STATIONED AT NAS WHIDBEY AND NAS OCEANA,VA. BECAME A SEARCH AND RESCUE SWIMMER IN 1975. SERVED AS A RESCUECREWMAN AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND FLYING IN THE H-46 HELO. BECAME A PLANKOWNER ON THE USS BELLEAU WOOD AND THE USS PELELIU. SERVING ON BOTH SHIPS AS SENIOR RESCEWMAN ON THE H-1 HELO. RETIRED IN 1990 AT NAMTRAGRUDET OCEANA AFTER SERVING AS A MASTER TRAINING SPECIALIST TEACHING INERTIAL NAVIGATION TO MEMBERS OF THE NAVY,MARINE CORPS AND US COAST GUARD. NOW TOTALLY RETIRED LIVING IN ARIZONA.
NINA SWANSON
NINA SWANSON
Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years

I have served in the Air National Guard for 24+ years and have served during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Desert Storm and 9/11. I have spentr the last 20 years serving on the Washington National Guard Counterdrug Task Force as the Budget Analyst and Program Manager. I also served as the 194th Medical Group Health Services Superintendant. I have received many awards and have served in and out of country.

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Class of '90

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Annual Ram Fans Fundraiser - Saturday October 15th 2016

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