Recognizing Altoona School District Staff for Their Service

David Boley
Army, 1985-1993
Honored to have humbly served my country and grateful for the opportunities it created for me.

Gary Clark
Army, 1988-1991
Served in first Persian Gulf War; Was on the East/West German border on October 3, 1990, the day that Germany officially reunified.


Phil Graser
Army, 1994-1997
Field Artillery Meteorologist
Trained Kuwaiti military near the Iraqi border, 1995

Trish Jensen
Active and reserve Army for 28+ years 
Enlisted for 10 years as a mechanic for light and heavy wheeled vehicles, generators, and track vehicles.  After graduating from Officer Candidate School, became an officer in 1993.  Deployed from 2005 to 2009 to Ft. Snelling, Kuwait, and Iraq.  Have attained the rank of lieutenant colonel and work as an operations officer for an area support group at Ft. Snelling, MN.  I appreciate my reserve family and the opportunities that the Army has given me.  I am deeply grateful to those who continue to sacrifice for the freedom of others.

Mike Laporte
Army, 1985-1989
Served in the period known as The Cold War; witnessed the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.