Arroyo High School Alumni

El Monte, 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!

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Honored Military Alumni

Alan Shinn
Alan Shinn
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

Vietnam.
Camilo Venegas
Camilo Venegas
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Viet Nam
Candyce (Dragan) Kjos
Candyce (Dragan) Kjos
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

Vietnam Era Veteran. Served 3 years at Fort Dix in New Jersey
Candyce Dragan
Candyce Dragan
Class of 1970
Army, 4 Years

Vietnam era veteran
Cheryl Houston
Cheryl Houston
Class of 1972
Navy, 4 Years

Fours years active duty; four years reserves, 38 years total Federal service.
Cindy Lyons (Shields)
Cindy Lyons (Shields)
Class of 1976
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

As a Combat Medic I earned "Soldier of the Year" for E-4 & below. I also taught CPR, etc. Went on to become a Heavy Wheeled Driver and Instructor. Have been on many, many long distance convoys across the USA. I earn a driver's badge for my efforts. I am 90% disabled with the VA & 70% with the Army. No combat time.
David Escalera
David Escalera
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

USMC 30 yrs. In every clime and place. Semper Fi
Douglas Cole
Douglas Cole
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Infantry sgt, 1st cavalry div, Vietnam, 1968-1970.
Eric A. Portillo
Eric A. Portillo
Class of 1998
Army, 4 Years

9/11 US VETERAN 5/17/01 to 9/18/05. Air Force Reserves 4/17/07 to 10/03/11.
Fred Thomas
Fred Thomas
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Elecgtronic Warfare Technician 66-70
1 year Keesler AFB, MS
1 year Edwards AFB, CA
1 year Tan Son Nhut AFB, Saigon Vietnam
1 year George AFB, CA
Henry Granados
Henry Granados
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Served as a Logistics Specialist in the US ARMY. Deployed to Iraq twice and served in Korea as well as in Germany. Earned Bronze Star as a Logistic Advisor to Iraqi forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
joaquin jauregui
joaquin jauregui
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

was a radar mech. served in Korea, germany and Ft. Riley, Ka.
John Holloway
John Holloway
Class of 1974
Navy, 4 Years

Vietnam Era Veteran. 4 years in the Navy, with one on the NATO Base in Iceland and 3 on the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk CV-63
Ken Allender
Ken Allender
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

1972-75. Germany & El Paso.
MP & MPI
Ken Auzenne
Ken Auzenne
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

still serving
Kristine (Gailey) Scarber
Kristine (Gailey) Scarber
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Combat correspondent, media liaison while forward deployed, Newspaper editor in garrison. media analyst, developed strategic communications themes in order to ensure America continues to love their Corps
Lanny Hathaway
Lanny Hathaway
Class of 1966
Navy, 3 Years

Joined the navy right out of high school. Went through different navy schools and became a hospital corpsman attached to the marine coprs.
Went to Vienam and was wounded by morter rounds in the quang tri province (Mutters Ridge).
Med evacuated and got out after a few months in the hospital.
Leo Pettinato
Leo Pettinato
Class of 1976
Navy, 5 Years

Served Proudly aboard the USS Ranger CV61 3yrs and aboard the USS Enterprise CVN65 2yrs Aviation Fuels Flight Deck Supervisor
Aviation Structual Mechanic
Honorable Discharge
Leslie Nagy
Leslie Nagy
Class of 1981
Air Force, 8 Years

1981 to 1989, Aircraft Maintenance. Stationed at Ramstein AB Germany and Castle AFB Ca.
Lew Nelson
Lew Nelson
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Medic, Vietnam, 1968
Manuel Duran
Manuel Duran
Class of 1969
Navy, 6 Years

4 active 2 reserve naval air unit
Marton Lick
Marton Lick
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Tactical Communication chief and platoon Sgt.
Michael Thomson
Michael Thomson
Class of 1989
Navy, 5 Years

Hospital Corpsman for the Navy, and Field Corpsman for the Marine Corps.
Nathaniel (Nat) Farmer
Nathaniel (Nat) Farmer
Class of 1988
Navy, 20+ Years

Did 20+ and retired in Everett WA
Nelson Christian Fertig (Chris)
Nelson Christian Fertig (Chris)
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Vietnam 1966-1967
Randy Hunt
Randy Hunt
Class of 1962
Navy, 23 Years

Vietnam 1966-68, 71, 72, 73 (1st Mar Div, 3rd MarDiv); various other land & sea around the globe. Retired with 1st MarDiv Chaplain's office Camp Pendleton 1985.
Tomas Garcia
Tomas Garcia
Class of 1989
Navy, 12 Years

Hospital Corpsman with the Marines. Enjoying my yearly vacations to Iraq. Now waiting for new destination AFGANISTAN!!
Wayne P. Taylor
Wayne P. Taylor
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

Joined 12/65 Damage Controlman, 3 WESTPAC Tours, Liquid Cargo team USS Guadalupe AO32 Discharged 12/69

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Arroyo High School Classmates

Jerry Schlosser
Class of '70

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Jennifer "Jenny" Hamm -- class of '69 -- obituary

Jennifer "Jenny" Hamm (Feinstein), Class of ’69, suddenly passed away on September 10, 2010...
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Our Arroyo 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 High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in El Monte are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!