Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Adrian lopez-smith
Adrian lopez-smith Class of 2008
Coast Guard, 2 Years
Machinery technician, currently assigned to the maritime security response team first responder team two
Dave Shaw
Dave Shaw Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
USAF 20 years retired. Fire-fighter, Avionics Engineer, then Explosive Ordnance Disposal expert.
Desiree Black
Desiree Black Class of 1998
Navy, 15 Years
Never forget the efforts of a few for the rights of many; our freedom was gained at tremendous cost, and the true costs of maintaining it are higher than you could possibly fathom. Never forget, "All gave some, some gave all".
Edward McEwan
Edward McEwan Class of 1988
Navy, 6 Years
USS Hurricane (PC 3)
Florentino  Arispe
Florentino Arispe Class of 1979
Army, 13 Years
Served as a heavy equipment construction operator for six years then as a heavy wheel diesel mechanic for seven years
Jack R. Waite
Jack R. Waite Class of 1976
Army, 6 Years
Military Police- 571st MP Co., Ft Ord, CA Helicopter Pilot - 3rd ACR, Ft Bliss, TX
Jared Rossetto
Jared Rossetto Class of 2001
Navy, 5 Years
Jared served our country as Search and Rescue for the Navy. He died in a helicopter accident. He was the best friend anyone could have and was a leader!
john scanlon
john scanlon Class of 1981
Army, 3 Years
Huey Helicopter Crew Chief Central America, 1985.
Justin Loza
Justin Loza Class of 2005
Air Force, 4 Years
Command post... Still at McGuire AFB NJ
Katelin Matulevich (Brucker)
Katelin Matulevich (Brucker) Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 5 Years
Sergeant of Marines, Criminal Investigator with the Criminal Investigation Division, MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa Japan.
Kurt Kelley
Kurt Kelley Class of 1976
Air Force, 4 Years
Security Police. Castle AFB 93rd Bomb Wing SAC. Taegu AB Korea 6168th Combat Support Squadron. Malmstrom AFB 342nd Missile Support Squadron SAC.
Lani James Acosta
Lani James Acosta Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 4 Years
A brotherhood unlike any other.
Philip N Park
Philip N Park Class of 1988
Navy, 10 Years
Serving as a military chaplain to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guards.
Roy Ruiz
Roy Ruiz Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Marine One advance party White House Military Office.
Shawn Aquino
Shawn Aquino Class of 1993
Coast Guard, 8 Years
Currently serving stationed in Eureka, Ca
Tim Martin
Tim Martin Class of 1980
Army, 4 Years
Communications Systems
Virgil "Don" M. Kester III
Virgil "Don" M. Kester III Class of 1975
Marine Corps Reserve, 7 Years
Active to Reserve, Enlisted up to Staff Sergeant (E-6), Motor Transport & MP. Worked Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office for 30 years, as did several Aptos Alumni.

Classmates Spotlight

Aptos High School Classmates

Ryan Nosler
Class of '99

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