Commerce City, Colorado

Veterans 1980s

ACHS 1980
Dan Groetken, Navy: Dan served in the Navy for
4 years until 1986 as an E-4. He attended Boot Camp in San Diego, CA and MMM School in Great Lakes, IL. USS Dixon AS-37, Point Loma Submarine Base, San Diego, CA Honors : Captions Citation, Sea Service, Battle E, Good Conduct Medal

ACHS 1981

ACHS 1982

ACHS 1983

ACHS 1984
Kevin Bond, 
Michael W. Chard, Navy:
1984-2007, Assignments : Naval Security Group Activity, Adak, Alaska. USS Cape Cod (AD-43) in San Diego, California. Assault Craft Unit Five (ACU-5), Camp Pendleton, California. Naval Air Facility, Misawa, Japan. USS Decatur DDG-73, San Diego California . White House Communications Agency, Washington DC.  Honors : Navy Commendation Medal 1 award Navy Achievement Medal 3 awards Joint Meritorious Unit Award 2 awards Meritorious Unit Commendation 1 award Battle E Good Conduct Award 6 awards National Defense Service Medal 2 awards Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Sea Service Deployment Ribbon 2 awards OverSeas Service Ribbon 5 awards M16 Sharpshooter 9mm Sharpshooter Presidential Service Badge Enlisted Surface Warfare Pin. Comments : Retired with 22yrs 4mos service. and loved every minute of it.
Ed Drury, Marines:  
Enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1989, honorably discharged 1993.

ACHS 1985
Patrick D. Patterson, Navy: He served from 1985 to 2005. CM1(SCW/AW). He was assigned to VF-1, NMCB-3, NMCB-40, BMU-1, NAS Adak, AK, PWD Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, CSBR-1, VQ-4.  He received the Navy Achievement Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.
ACHS 1986
Matthew Vigil, Navy:
He was stationed in HI for 3 years.

ACHS 1987
Joe Amato, Navy: He
completed boot camp in CA. He attended A school becoming a machinist mate at the Great Lakes Academy.  He went aboard the USS Enterprise were he was a Machinist Mate and fireman He served 2 years.
Marvin Barela, Navy: 
After high school, he joined the Navy with his brother, Mark, in 1988 He completed boot camp in San Diego. He was stationed aboard the USS NIMITZ CVN 68. He meet Cris Mortan on ship. He traveled to Guam, Hawaii (Ported in Pearl Harbor) next to the USS Arizona. Viewing the USS Arizona from the flight deck was a sobering moment.  He was in Anchorage, Alaska, The P.I. Subic bay, Thailand, Washington state, Oregon, Hong Kong. Cruised the Pacific and Indian.  He tried out for the Navy boxing team in Washington State. 
Thomas DeYoung, Army: As of March, 2009, he is
 currently stationed in Ft Huachuca Arizona in the United States Army.
Jeffrey Griswell, Navy:  He was in the Navy for 
9 years, 9 months, and 11 days. He spent his time in  Japan, Guam, and Washington.
Mario Lopez, Army: 
 He is currently serving in Iraq at this time (2009) after 18 years in the service.
Allan Meador, Air Force: He
joined the Air Force after graduating and was stationed in Spain, Germany, and the US Embassy in Paris, France during his nine and a half years.
William Daren Nordell, Navy: 19
88 to 1992. He was an E-r assigned to the USS America CV-66. He was honorably discharged and received a Letter of Commendation for service during the Gulf War. He thanks all those who have served and continue to serve, Military, Police, Fire, and Teachers.Jason Shaw, Navy: He spent 12 years in the U.S. Navy
Stephen Sipe, Air Force: He
enlisted in the Air Force in 1989. He spent four years as a Fuels Specialist, specializing in Aviation Fuels and Cryogenic Liquids Accounting at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas.
Mathew Vigil, Navy: 
 He was stationed in Hawaii for three years.
Dirk Wikstrom, Navy:  He spent six years in the Navy.

ACHS 1988

ACHS 1989
Joseph McBeain, Navy:  
He has been in the Navy for nearly 18 years.  He started out as a Hospital Corpsman. He was stationed in Orlando, Fl; Great Lakes, Ill; San Diego, CA; Yokosuka, Japan; then back to San Diego where he completed his undergraduate at San Diego State University. He earned his commission in the Nurse Corps and served three years at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego in Oncology and then the Emergency Room. He was deployed with a Fleet Hospital (think MASH) during Operation Iraqi Freedom where he spent four months taking casualties from the invasion efforts. From 2005 - 2008 he completed a tour at Naval Hospital Guam working in the Emergency Department. As of March 2009, he is completing his first year in anesthesia school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.
Sean Shields:  He
 joined the military out of high school and spent time in the desert during the first Gulf war.