South Lake Tahoe native Kelderhouse earns military accolades
Jacob Kelderhouse graduated from South Lake Tahoe High School in January 2006, and soon after joined the Marine Corps. Kelderhouse has an Air Medal with strike/flight VII, along with five Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. Kelderhouse is recommended for the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for distinguishing himself by outstanding achievement, and meritorious service.
Kelderhouse is now serving as the CH-53E Mechanics Course Supervisor at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Marine Unit New River in Jacksonville, NC. He and his wife Jessica will be reporting to HMH-462 (Aviation Squadron) in San Diego at the end of February.
Kelderhouse said, “My time spent in South Lake Tahoe consisted of snowboarding, biking riding, hanging out with friends. I worked at Raley’s (Stateline) store as well as the Heavenly Village Movie Theater for about two years prior to graduating. After I left South Lake Tahoe I enlisted in the Marine Corps and left for Marine Corps Bootcamp in October 2006. My first duty station was in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii working on the CH-53D Sea Stallion. I deployed a total of three times; (1) Okinawa, Japan / Camp Mujuk, South Korea, (2 & 3) Southern Helmand Providence, Afghanistan. I have flown a total of 375 combat hours and 500 hours while in garrison (in America).”
Kelderhouse sent a message to his father John and others in South Lake Tahoe. “I would love to say hello to Marty, Susan, and Jenelle Allesi as well as Wendy and Tony Tucker — They are are family to me,” Kelderhouse said, “I miss and love you all, I hope to see you soon.”
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