Bakersfield High School Alumni

Bakersfield, 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

Bill Schey
Bill Schey
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

Vietnam Veteran
BobKidd
BobKidd
Class of 1961
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Search and Rescue and Federal Law Enforcement
David Puissegur
David Puissegur
Class of 1971
Air Force, 12 Years

Served in USAF from 1973 to 1986.
Dayne Frary
Dayne Frary
Class of 1967
Navy Reserves, 3 Years

Active duty aboard USS Schofield DEG-3 and USS DeHaven DD-727. Crossed Pacific 3 times, Vietnam service 1969-71.
Deborah Johnson
Deborah Johnson
Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years

Held every leadership position to include Plt SGT, Drill SGT, 1SG. Retired SGM
Doug James
Doug James
Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years

Served in Kaiserslautern Germany from 1962-65.
Elmore Jean Elliott
Elmore Jean Elliott
Class of 1943
Navy, 3 Years

Died in battle of Okinawa on April 6, 1945-- my brother, my hero.
Everrett Barnes
Everrett Barnes
Class of 1991
Navy, 4 Years

Served aboard the USS Asheville SSN 758 Fast attack submarine, qualified Submarine Service (Dolphins), planned on going full 20+ years before becoming disabled for life.
Everrett Barnes
Everrett Barnes
Class of 1991
Navy, 4 Years

4 years in US Navy, MM2(Nuc SS) during first Iraq War. Served aboard USS Asheville SSN 758. Got hurt while serving, and 100% disabled now.
Jack (now Jost)  Kirkwood
Jack (now Jost) Kirkwood
Class of 1959
Navy, 20+ Years

Entered Navy in 1959 with Bill Alexander. Served at/on NAS Moffett Field CA, USS Wedderburn DD684, USS Saint PAUL CA73, USS Providence CLG6, COMNAVFOR Vietnam, NAVCOMMSTA Sfran Stockton CA, NAVCAMSWESTPAC Guam, NAVCAMSEASTPAC Honolulu, USS Niagara Falls AFS3
Jack Kirkwood (Jost)
Jack Kirkwood (Jost)
Class of 1959
Navy, 20+ Years

Radioman "A" School, NAS Moffett Field, USS Wedderburn DD684, USS St Paul CA73, USS Providence CLG6, COMNAVFORVietnam, NAVCOMMSTA Stockton, NAVCOMMSTA Guam, NAVCOMMSTA Hawaii, USS Niagara Falls AFS3
Jack Qualman
Jack Qualman
Class of 1953
Army, 2 Years

A member of the dirty half dozen, all from Bakersfield, under the leadership of PFC Blair Russell, acting Major. 4th I.D. 22nd IR.
Jacob Wells
Jacob Wells
Class of 1994
Army, 13 Years

Two tours in Iraq with an honorable discharge
Jeffry Martin
Jeffry Martin
Class of 2001
Army, 7 Years

Medic
Jerilyn Owen
Jerilyn Owen
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

123rd Signal Wurzberg, Germany, Honor graduate Generator School.
Jim Rude
Jim Rude
Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years

Sgt. 173rd AB Dark To, Vietnam-1965-67,
Joe Cox
Joe Cox
Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years

Infantry
John M Parish
John M Parish
Class of 1959
Marine Corps, 4 Years

5 th Marines Joined in 1959 out in 1964 Yes - I would do it again!
Katherine Rendon
Katherine Rendon
Class of 2010
Navy, 5 Years

4yrs active. Now in the reserves
Lonnie Jefferson Jones
Lonnie Jefferson Jones
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Vietnam war veteran

Classmates Spotlight

Bakersfield High School Classmates

Phillip Ginn
Class of '73

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50th Edition IKON

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