Military Alumni

Military 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

BobKidd
BobKidd Class of 1961
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
Search and Rescue and Federal Law Enforcement
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
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!
Lonnie Jefferson Jones
Lonnie Jefferson Jones Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Vietnam war veteran
Monte J. Jones
Monte J. Jones Class of 1936
Air Force, 5 Years
Enlisted in the Army Air Corp. in Bakersfield in 1940. Served in the Pacific and was wounded twice. Has never heard from the Alumni. 84 East 1600 S. Bountiful, Ut 84010 (801) 292-9279
Ralph S Roark
Ralph S Roark Class of 1956
Army, 4 Years
Served in the Army
Robert Andreoli
Robert Andreoli Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years
ADCS (Ret.) P3 Flight Engineer
Robert Andreoli
Robert Andreoli Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years
ADCS VA-34 VP-47 VP-10 VX-5 P3 Flt. Eng.
RON SMITH
RON SMITH Class of 1957
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served 26 honorable years, retiring as a Master Gunnery Sergeant. Speciality was logistics and combat loading. Served two tours in Viet Nam, one with helo's and the other with an infantry battalion. Also served two Navy shipboard tours of two years each. Went to bootcamp at MCRD San Diego, which is where I retired 26 years later, SEMPER FI.

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Class of '68

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