Arroyo Grande High School Alumni

Arroyo Grande, California (CA)

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!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Arroyo Grande High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Eagles lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Bob Galloway
Bob Galloway
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Military Police (Army) 1973 thru 1981
Army National Guard 1991 thru 2010
Bruce McCain
Bruce McCain
Class of 1985
Army, 4 Years

Airborne Cannon Crewmember stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC. with the 82nd. Airborne Division. Joined just after graduation from High School.
EMIL G SORIANO
EMIL G SORIANO
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Graduating from Cal Poly and commissioned as Art Defense Artillery Officer, I was assigned to the 38th Artillery Division in South Korrea during Vietnam era. After tour of duty there, sent to Ft, Devens, Mass, thereafter Camp Drum in upstate New York. Learned a lot in military and came out as 1st Lieutenant.
James (Jim) Petersen
James (Jim) Petersen
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 25 Years

Sworn into United States Marine Corps in 1968. Commissioned 2nd Lt. in 1971. Served in Japan, Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as a year “haze gray and underway” aboard 7th Fleet ships. Piloted the last military aircraft to leave Vietnamese airspace on the morning of April 30th, 1975. After almost eight years with the Marines I “retired”, mostly to teach sailing and race sailboats on the Gulf Coast, while trying to get into medical school. After three years I joined the United States Coast Guard where I spent nearly ten more years, mostly in Miami, doing intense Search and Rescue operations, drug interdiction, and participating in the invasion of Grenada. Left the USCG to fly for Northwest Airlines, and served almost seven more years in the National Guard, to finish up my required retirement obligation. There I deployed for operations in Panama, and fought forest fires in the Black Hills. I was a test pilot at several points in my military career and served in that capacity at the NASA Ames-Dryden Integrated Test Facility at Edwards AFB. All in all, through combat, aircraft crashes, shoot outs with drug smugglers, and aircraft mechanical failures of every description, I a happy to say I have come away from my military experience relatively unscathed, and with a lifetime of memories and friends. I have become a bit of an anti-war advocate these past twenty plus years as I have lived and worked in many countries around the globe as an environmental consultant, mostly concerning portable water issues. I have returned to Vietnam several times, sometimes for months, on these projects.
Semper Fi
James Hix
James Hix
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

served in Viet Nam and Germany
Jerry J. Pitts
Jerry J. Pitts
Class of 1992
Navy, 17 Years

Aircraft Director. CPO Selectee.
Joseph burdine
Joseph burdine
Class of 2004
Army, 8 Years

Iraq 06/07
Karl Shifflett
Karl Shifflett
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 11 Years

Love the Corps, best years of my life.
Katherine Reno
Katherine Reno
Class of 1979
National Guard, 14 Years

E-7
Katherine Reno
Katherine Reno
Class of 1979
Air Force, 12 Years

Oregon Air National Guard Active Duty E-6
Kenneth Nappier
Kenneth Nappier
Class of 1994
Army, 4 Years

PATRIOT missile battery, Germany
kip searcy
kip searcy
Class of 1968
Army, 4 Years

Special Forces (MACSOG) Viet Nam
Larry Woodrum
Larry Woodrum
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Master Chief Petty Officer, Sonar Tech
Lisa Clark (Dutra)
Lisa Clark (Dutra)
Class of 2000
Navy, 4 Years

Served as a Hospital Corpsman in Twentynine Palms, Ca.
paul bandurraga
paul bandurraga
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Serves as the Sergeant Major for Army Special Forces at fort bragg Nc, e-mail; bandurrp@soc.mil
Phillip STECK
Phillip STECK
Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served as a Command Pilot in both T-38 and KC-135 jet aircraft. Served in Viet Nam and the Middle-East and Europe.
Ricardo A. Herrera
Ricardo A. Herrera
Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years

20+ years in the Army as a Cavalry Scout. Served in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
Robert Condosta
Robert Condosta
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 3 Years

1963-66
Robert Garza
Robert Garza
Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 6 Years

USMC Captain, Naval Aviator, Cobra Pilot
Steve Mills
Steve Mills
Class of 1984
Navy, 18 Years

Chaplain
Terry Gofforth
Terry Gofforth
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Served world wide as Helicopter maintenance technician.

Classmates Spotlight

Arroyo Grande High School Classmates

Susan Sawyer
Class of '77

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

Read and submit stories about our classmates from Arroyo Grande High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Eagles.

School News

Class of 1962 "Birthday Party"

The Class of 1962 is holding a "70th Birthday Party and BBQ" on Sept. 6, 2014 at the American Legion Hall, 417...
Read More »

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