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

Blanchard Jacobus
Blanchard Jacobus Class of 1968
Army, 8 Years
I was a radar technician and spent two tours in Germany
Claude Sneed
Claude Sneed Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years
Daniel R. Hilbert
Daniel R. Hilbert Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years
I served 26 years in the U.S. Navy. I enlisted in Aug. 1970 and went to boot camp in San Diego and then on to 2 welding schools before reporting to my first ship located in Long Beach CA. Went to Viet Nam in 1972 aboard this Repair ship where we repaired many of our ships and also several South Vietnamese ships. I advanced up the enlisted ranks to Senior Chief Petty Officer(E-8) and then was accepted into the Chief Warrant Officer program after 16 years of service. Retired at the 26 year level as a CWO4. During my career I served on 7 different ships, participated in two wars and went on 12 overseas deployments. My career was centered around welding, metal fabrication , firefighting, damage control and Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Defense. My last 3 tours all involved Firefighting and Damage Control and being a Pacific Fleet Inspector. Served with many great enlisted and officers. After my Navy career I spent 15 years working for one of my brothers in Tucson in New construction plumbing. I can say that I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve my country. I would serve again if called. Lastly, I say Welcome Home to all my Vietnam Brothers and Sisters!
Edward Hill
Edward Hill Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired after 20 years. Spent 15 years in the Dental career field and 5 years as a Leadership School Instructor. Stationed in Texas, Germany, Turkey, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Edward Voss
Edward Voss Class of 1964
Navy, 12 Years
SpecWar Training for R.V.N. Marine Corp. Forward Viet Nam, Counter Unconventional Warfare in Rhodesia and was in the French Foreign Legion for a very short period of time. Domestic Intel. with U-2 operatives in still classified areas. Not a seal, but had much more training and less R.O.E.`s to deal with
Francisco J Ley
Francisco J Ley Class of 1986
Navy, 8 Years
Hospital corpsman
Gene W. Baumgartner
Gene W. Baumgartner Class of 1958
Army, 20+ Years
Served in variety of assignments in CONUS and overseas including Korea, Viet Nam, and Germany. Retired as Sergeant Major in 1989.
George A Rodriguez
George A Rodriguez Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
Military Service -Sept. 1967-Sept.1970.Basic training Fort Bliss Texas. Stationed in Wurzburg,Germany 1968-1970.123rd Signal Battalion-3rd Infantry Division.Radio Relay carrier attendant.Last rank-Sergeant
Jeff Huntsinger
Jeff Huntsinger Class of 1982
Army, 5 Years
Chinook crewchief with 160th SOCOM. Desert Storm vet.
Jim Nichols
Jim Nichols Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years
Served at Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Ord, California; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Pak Chong, Thailand and Fort Lewis, Washington
Larry Cox
Larry Cox Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years
USS Pensicola, SEAL Team 2, NSHS Great Lakes, IL., Naval Hospital San Diego, CA. Fleet Hospital Trama Unit San Antonio TX., BUD/S, SEAL Team 5, 1/23 Marine. Toured: Somalia, Kosavo, Desert Storm, OIF.
Lon skay
Lon skay Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years
mark kubista
mark kubista Class of 1969
Army, 11 Years
Vietnam with H Co, 75th Inf Ranger (Airborne), 1/8 Inf Regt, 1/10 Cav Regt, 1/51 Inf Regt in 1 Armd Div, 2d Cav Regt, 1/2 Inf Regt in 1 ID. 15 years reserve in USAFR, Pentagon, Wash DC. Called up for Desert Storm. Retired from Reserves, 26 years service.
Mark Morgan
Mark Morgan Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years
Started in the Navy... USN 1976-1986 USNR 1986-1988 PAArNG 1993-1996 USAR 1998 ORArNG 1998-1999 WAArNG 1999-2002 USAF 2002-2005 WAANG 2005-2006 MOANG 2006-2008
Mark Stevens
Mark Stevens Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years
U.S. Navy Vietnam Vet.
Nancy C. Gibbs
Nancy C. Gibbs Class of 1960
Navy, 5 Years
I served 3 years active and 2 years in reserves. My active duty tour was at the San Diego Naval Hospital as a Hospital Corpsman. My reserve time was in Pomona, California. When I left the service I had the rank of Third Class Petty Officer. It was a pleasure serving in our armed forces. I have very fond memories of my time in the Navy. My experience in the Navy opened many doors for me after my initial enlistment which I otherwise would not have had.
Pamela Scherf
Pamela Scherf Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years
I actually served for three months more than two years. At that time you got out when you got married. I served at Presidio of San Francisco in the JAG corp at a legal secretary. I never went to Vietnam, but I did sit on the court martials of those that didn't want to go.
Richard Every
Richard Every Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
Cold War to War on Terror (Afganistan/Iraq). Logistics/War Planning
Rick Lust
Rick Lust Class of 1964
Air Force, 10 Years
Air Force Pilot
Ricky T. Gaylor
Ricky T. Gaylor Class of 1978
Air Force, 8 Years
Served all 8yrs at Grand Forks A.F.B. N.Dakota. Working with the Minuteman III , weapon systems. Highest rank made was SSGT. Proud to have served.

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