Burroughs High School Alumni

Ridgecrest, 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

Alfred Scott McLaren (former Alfredo Johnson)
Alfred Scott McLaren (former Alfredo Johnson)
Class of 1950
Navy, 20+ Years

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Alfred Scott McLaren (former: Alfredo B. Johnson)
Alfred Scott McLaren (former: Alfredo B. Johnson)
Class of 1950
Navy, 20+ Years

Captain, USN (Ret.) Nuclear submarine officer and captain. USS Seadragon (SSN-584), USS Skipjack (SSN-585), USS Greenling (SSN-614), and XO and CO of USS Queenfish (SSN-651). Over 20 Cold War Missions and two Vietnam patrols. DSM, LOM (2)
August Trottman
August Trottman
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted in Dec 1986, Commissioned in 1998. P-3 Inflight Technician to P-3 Naval Flight Officer.
Benjamin Ray Piatt
Benjamin Ray Piatt
Class of 2006
Army, 4 Years

Combat Engineer with two deployments to Iraq.
Conrado Mangapit
Conrado Mangapit
Class of 1965
Navy, 10 Years

Entered the Navy through the NROTC program at the University of Southern California. Served as a surface warfare officer for 10 years and held positions as a division officer, department head, executive officer and officer-in-charge.
Daniel Cripps
Daniel Cripps
Class of 1973
Army, 6 Years

Desert Sheld / Desert Storm
Daniel Cripps
Daniel Cripps
Class of 1973
Army, 6 Years

Served in the Gulf War 1990-1991
144th Evac Hospital
Daniel Hunt
Daniel Hunt
Class of 1985
Navy, 6 Years

mmm
David Coenen
David Coenen
Class of 1998
Navy, 4 Years

Corpsman
David Fossum
David Fossum
Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corpsman.
USS HAVEN, AH-12 1966
Long Beach Naval Hospital 1967
Station Hospital, NSA Danang, 67-68.
NAB Little Creek, Norfolk, Va. 69-70
David Lumbley
David Lumbley
Class of 1985
Army, 8 Years

Helicopter Sgt crew chief. Iraq desert storm 1990.
David W. Lumbley
David W. Lumbley
Class of 1985
Army, 8 Years

Helicopter crew chief, Desert Storm deployment 1989-1990,
David Zegers
David Zegers
Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years

Reired after 30 Years of Naval Service, Last Duty Sation was Command Master Chief at China Lake for NAVAIR and NAWS.
Dawn (Klamt) Sanders
Dawn (Klamt) Sanders
Class of 1976
Navy, 6 Years

Joined 1979. The Great Lakes. Graduated EN3. Stationed China Lake 1980, Stationed on the AFDM8 Boat, Guam. Married, then spent 20 yrs as a USCG spouse.
Deborah Diane Martin
Deborah Diane Martin
Class of 1979
Navy, 16 Years

Cryptologic Technician - Interpretive (Russian), CTI1, stationed at NSGA Misawa AFB Japan; NSA, Ft. Meade MD; NSGA Sinop, Turkey; and NMIC Suitland, MD.
Don Sweet
Don Sweet
Class of 1989
Army, 7 Years

Now a disabled veteran working for the Federal Goverment
Douglas Sharkey Chartier
Douglas Sharkey Chartier
Class of 1958
Navy, 6 Years

After escaping a really bad homelike I was allowed to enlist and became a Nuclear trained submariner. In spite of a poor start in college at Bakersfield, I managed to attain three degrees in later years. Resident as an expatriate in the UK, Saudi Arabia I was able to travel to over 20 countries with many more to come.
Ernest Davidove
Ernest Davidove
Class of 1964
Army, 1 Years

KIA-Viet Nam War
Jim DeVous
Jim DeVous
Class of 1956
Army, 6 Years

NCO in Nike Ajax SAM Missile Battalion, facilitated take-over by Army National Guard...
Jim DeVous
Jim DeVous
Class of 1956
Army, 6 Years

Missleman ~ Nike Ajax SAM's
Jim Patras
Jim Patras
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Aug 1967 - March 1971

Special Forces Medic
John Pinney
John Pinney
Class of 1959
Army, 3 Years

KIA-Viet Nam
John Pinney
John Pinney
Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years

KIA-Viet Nam
Kelvin L. Bennett
Kelvin L. Bennett
Class of 1954
Navy, 4 Years

served in the Korean war and was a great athlete at Burroughs High. Was wondering if the high school has a hall of fame and if I his son could nominate him before he dies.
Mark West
Mark West
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

15 yrs Artillery, 9 yrs Recruiter honor serving this country with some great men and women. To bad this last six plus years makes me feel like it was for nothing. Hopefully 2016 will get our country back on track with change in oval office.
MICHAEL B HARDY
MICHAEL B HARDY
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Served in Thailand for 1 year, Spent rest of service in Fort Mc Arther San Pedro Ca.
Mike Lillywhite
Mike Lillywhite
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Marine Corps Air Station (H) Tustin, CA
1976-1980
Pat Jones
Pat Jones
Class of 1956
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Joined up in 1957 and then served three tours in Viet Nam. I started out as a combat photographer but subsequently changed to aircraft electronics technician. Spent many years workng on various electronic systems. Ended my career at NAS Whidbey Island in Washingon as an electronic systems instructor at the NAMTD. Upon retirement I was hired by Naval Aviation Engineering Unit to provide technical assistance to Navy squadrons aboard NAS Whidbey. I finally retired in 1995.
Patrick J. Connelly
Patrick J. Connelly
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

Veteran of
Strike on Libya
Invasion of Panama
Gulf War/ Southern Watch
NATO's Operation Allied Force
Operation Iraqi Freedom [OIF]
Paul Kapusta
Paul Kapusta
Class of 1991
Navy, 20+ Years

Command Senior Enlisted Leader
Paul Kapusta
Paul Kapusta
Class of 1991
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer currently stationed in Newport, Rhode Island. I've been on 3 ships, 10 deployments, visited 26 countries and 25 states.
Randy Crook
Randy Crook
Class of 1991
Navy, 10 Years

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Rick Connell
Rick Connell
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

Served in Grovetown, GA and then in Germany. He died 3 years ado of cancer. He is surviced by his two sons, Rick Connell II age 38 and Aaron Connell age 28. He had 5 grandchildren.
Stuart Young
Stuart Young
Class of 1958
Army, 3 Years

Entered active duty upon graduation from University of California,Davis ROTC (1962). Qualified parachutist, & Army aviator. Assigned to 501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Ft. Hood, TX. left military sevice as Captain, USAR
William Cooper
William Cooper
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

The worlds a Playground
William Willard
William Willard
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 12 Years

Military Police Patrolman, Radar Operator, Traffic Accident Investigator, Weapons Instructor, Customs Inspector, Recruiter

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Jeremy Kenly
Class of '00

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