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

Allan Baker
Allan Baker Class of 1963
Army Reserves, 4 Years
I was in the 8th Bn/40th Armor in Tucson, Arizona and the 349th Mobile Army Hospital in Maywood/Bell, California. Basic Training at Ft. Polk, La., and AIT at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. I came out as an E-6, and proudly served stateside.
Allen Sheffield
Allen Sheffield Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years
Vietnam - 1969 - Infantry Platoon Leader 9th Infantry Division 1969-1971 - Company Commander 524th Military Police Co & 35 Military Police Detachment, Fort Shafter, Hawaii
Arthur Najera
Arthur Najera Class of 1952
Air Force, 3 Years
I served as a captain at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan. I was the first orthodontist assigned there, so I had to set up the clinic. It was 3 wonderful years.
Bianca Gordon (Paxton)
Bianca Gordon (Paxton) Class of 1991
Army, 14 Years
I joined the Army the summer after graduation serving mainly as a Human Resources Clerk with a brief stint in Chemical Operations. The last three years of service I was an Army Recruiter in Lakeland Florida, where I was medically retired.
Clem Mejia
Clem Mejia Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
Served `1966-1970. 15th Air Force- 93rd Combat Support Squadron (SAC).
Col (Ret) Tony O Flores
Col (Ret) Tony O Flores Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (Fleet Marine Force, 3rd Marine Division, Vietnam '66-'67) U.S. Army, Infantry & Armor Officer, '76-'81 U.S. Army, Infantry
Darrell Jackson
Darrell Jackson Class of 1995
Navy, 9 Years
Was the Senior Class Vice President, shortly after college I joined the Navy and had a blast!! Go Panthers!!
David Meinik
David Meinik Class of 1969
Army Reserves, 6 Years
Enlisted in US Army Reserves 900 th Quartermaster Corp. in 1970. Honerably Discharged1976 E-6
Edward Robledo
Edward Robledo Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years
Served 4 years Air Force as Air Traffic Controller 20 plus years in Navy as Submarine Officer on 5 Subs. Currently Commanding Officer of a SSBN
Frederick Nelson
Frederick Nelson Class of 1989
Navy, 20+ Years
Panthers for life!!
Gerald Lee Watson
Gerald Lee Watson Class of 1958
Air Force, 4 Years
Air Force 1960-July 31 1964
Leonard "Chip" Maldonado
Leonard "Chip" Maldonado Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years
Signal Officer and Foreign Area Specialist retired as a LtC. Combat assignments in Vietnam and Cambodia. Stationed in Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Germany, Washington, D.C., Fort Bragg. Battalion commander, Defense and Army Attaché.
Leonard James Anderson "Jim"
Leonard James Anderson "Jim" Class of 1974
Navy, 6 Years
Hospital Corpman 3rd class. Surgical Technician at NRMC Philadelphia Main Operating Room.
Luis Vidal
Luis Vidal Class of 1965
Navy Reserves, 12 Years
Naval Support Activity Station Hospital Marble Mountain Vietnam, USS Bronstein DE 1037, USS Jenkins DD 447
Michael Hansen
Michael Hansen Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years
1969-73 active, 1973-87 reserves. Vietnam aboard USS Ranger CVA-61.
Michael Trevino
Michael Trevino Class of 1979
Coast Guard, 4 Years
He was Seaman Apprentice. .
Mike Gonnell
Mike Gonnell Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years
Was drafted in 1970
Rene Ayon
Rene Ayon Class of 1984
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Marine and Army Retired, Deployments to Iraq, Somalia, Haiti, 2 WesPacks with 1st Marine Division. Working on Ft Carson Colorado
RICHARD M. LUNA Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
Viet Nam Kuwait, Deseret Shield/Dessert Storm, Iraqui Freedom, Enduring Fredom, 9/11 active duty.
RICHARD M. LUNA Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
Viet Nam Kuwait, Deseret Shield/Dessert Storm, Iraqui Freedom, Enduring Fredom, 9/11 active duty.

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Steven Willis
Class of '73

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School News

45th Class Reunion Austin High School

Planning our 45th class reunion September 23,2017,
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