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

Allan Dean Masteller
Allan Dean Masteller Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years
Allan Dean Masteller (DOW) 66000798 SP4 USA (MOS 51B20: Carpentry/Masonry Specialist) (CHS 1961) Unit: D Co, 554th ENG BN, 79th ENG Group, 20th ENG BDE Birth: 12 Apr 1944, Chico, Butte Co, CA Death: 16 Mar 1968, Hua Nghia Province, South Vietnam Listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall, Washington, D.C. Panel 41E Line 074 Listed on the Gold Star Memorial Glen Oaks Memorial Park Burial: Clear Creek/Butte Valley Cemetery, Butte Co, CA Purple Heart
Alvin F. Winter
Alvin F. Winter Class of 1943
Air Force, 4 Years
Alvin F. Winter (KIA) 39414159 SSGT USAAF (B-17 Aerial Gunner) (CHS 1943) Unit: 815th Bombardment Squadron, 483rd Bombardment Group (Heavy), Pisa, Italy Birth: 2 Jan 1924, Glenn Co, CA Death: 10 May 1948, Pisa, Italy Burial: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA, Section J, Block 759
Alvin Lehman
Alvin Lehman Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years
Ballistic missile submarine and nuclear reactor qualified - USS Kamehameha SSBN642(Blue)
Armin (Pat) Webster
Armin (Pat) Webster Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Helicopter Crew Chief (Flight Engineer), Marine Security Guard, ( U.S. Embassies), Instructor Duty, and Aircraft Special Tools and Test Equipment Officer.
Ashley Marion Guynn
Ashley Marion Guynn Class of 1937
Air Force, 2 Years
Ashley Marion Guynn (KIA/MIA) O-746256 CPT USAAF (B-17 Pilot) (CHS 1937) (Chico State Alumni) Unit: 710th Bomb Squadron, 447th Bomb Group (Heavy), RAF Rattlesden, Suffolk, England Birth: 28 Jan 1920, Chico, CA Death: 27 Apr 1944, Air Loss/Crash, Ostend, Belgium Burial: Chico Cemetery, 08 A6 5 Purple Heart, Air Medal w/3 OLC
Casey James Holmes
Casey James Holmes Class of 2011
Marine Corps, 2 Years
Casey James Holmes PFC USMC (CHS 2011) Unit: I Co, 3rd BN, 3rd Marines, Marine Corps Base, HI Birth: 18 Jun 1992, Chico, Butte Co, CA Death: 11 Mar 2013, Training accident, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twenty-nine Palms, San Bernardino Co, CA Burial: Glen Oaks Memorial Park, Chico
Donald William Ray
Donald William Ray Class of 1941
Air Force, 3 Years
Donald William Ray O-804228 1LT USAAF (P-40 Pilot) (CHS 1941) Unit: 407th Fighter Squadron (RTU), 372nd Fighter Group, Pollock Army Airfield, Pollock, Grant Parish, LA Birth: 11 Feb 1923, Chico, Butte Co, CA Death: 6 Sep 1945, Illness/Disease, Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, CA Burial: Chico Cemetery, 26 2328 1 Purple Heart
Earl Lorrain Watson
Earl Lorrain Watson Class of 1940
National Guard, 2 Years
Earl Lorrain Watson (KIA) 1LT USA CA NG (CHS 1940) Unit: 184th INF Regt, 7th INF DIV Birth: 21 Dec 1921, Chico, Butte Co, CA Death: 4 Feb 1944, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands Burial: Chico Cemetery, 26 265 1
Edgar E. Roberts
Edgar E. Roberts Class of 1916
Army, 2 Years
Edgar E. Roberts (KIA) 1LT USA (CHS 1916) Unit: 59th INF Regt, 4th INF DIV Birth: 1888, Buckeye, Shasta Co, CA Death: 29 Sep 1918, Septsarges, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, Argonne, France Burial: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement de la Meuse, Lorraine, France
Edward Murray Ricker
Edward Murray Ricker Class of 1932
Army, 2 Years
Edward Murray Ricker (KIA) O-1321331 1LT USA (CHS 1932) Unit: 12th INF Regt, 4th INF DIV Birth: 1915, Australia Death: 9 Jun 1944, Utah Beach, Normandy, France Burial: Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Plot E Row 20 Grave 39 Purple Heart
Elmer LeRoy Button
Elmer LeRoy Button Class of 1936
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Elmer LeRoy Button (KIA) 490698 CPL USMCR (CHS 1936) Unit: 16th AAA Marine Defense BN, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific Birth: Feb 26 1923, Chico, Butte Co, CA Death: 16 May 1945, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, Japan Burial: Chico Cemetery, 26 1649 1
Elton Farrel Larremore
Elton Farrel Larremore Class of 1940
Air Force, 2 Years
Elton Farrel Larremore O-759624 2LT USAAF (CHS 1940) Unit: Unassigned, Columbia Army Air Base, Lexington, Lexington Co, SC Birth: 26 Dec 1921, Butte Co, CA Death: 13 Feb 1944, Lexington, Lexington Co, SC Burial: Kimshew Cemetery, Magalia, CA, East Section, Row 12, Plot 21
Floyd Morris Meinberg
Floyd Morris Meinberg Class of 1940
Marine Corps Reserve, 2 Years
Floyd Morris Meinberg (KIA) 343582 PFC USMCR (CHS 1940) Unit: E Co, 2nd BN, 2nd Marines (Reinforced) Birth: 16 Nov 1921, Chico, Butte Co, CA Death: 10 Nov 1942, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands Burial: Chico Cemetery 26 160 1
Floyd Wayne Strange
Floyd Wayne Strange Class of 1964
Army Reserves, 2 Years
Floyd Wayne Strange (MIA) 562640967, CW2 USAR (CHS 1964) (MOS 062B: Helicopter Pilot, Utility & Light Cargo Single Rotor) Unit: 48th AHC, 268th AVN BN, 17th AVN Group, 1st AVN BDE, Phu Hiep Air Field Birth: 1 May 1946, Chico, Butte Co, CA Death: 2 Feb 1968, Air Loss/Helicopter Crash, Phu Yen Province, South Vietnam Listed on the Courts of the Missing, National Memorial of the Pacific Honolulu Memorial Cemetery, Honolulu HI Listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall, Washington, D.C. Panel 31E Line 025 Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co, VA, Section 60, Site 7763 Air Medal
Galen Ambroe Brooke
Galen Ambroe Brooke Class of 1937
Air Force, 4 Years
Galen Ambroe Brooke (MIA) 39404187 SSGT USAAF (B-24 Radar Operator) (CHS 1937) Unit: 36th Bombardment Squadron (H), 801st /492nd Bombardment Group Royal Air Force Bomber Command 100th Group, RAF Skuthorpe, Fakenham, Norfolk, England Birth: 23 May 1918, Butte Co, CA Death: 5 Feb 1945, Air Loss/Crash, England Listed on the Tablets of the Missing, Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton Cambridgeshire, England Purple Heart, Air Medal w/OLC
Gary Ralph Schwellenbach
Gary Ralph Schwellenbach Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years
Gary Ralph Schwellenbach (KIA) 18907134 CPL USA (MOS 91A10: Medical Corpsman) (CHS 1966) Unit: HHC, 3rd BN, 503rd INF Regt, 173rd ABN BDE Birth: 15 Jun 1948, Chico, Butte Co, CA Death: 27 Dec 1967, Phu Yen Province, South Vietnam Listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall, Washington, D. C. Panel 32E Line 81 Listed on the Gold Star Memorial Glen Oaks Memorial Park Burial: Glen Oaks Memorial Park B6N W E 3 2 Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart
George H. Buckman
George H. Buckman Class of 1940
Army, 2 Years
George H. Buckman (POW) 19030056 PVT USA (CHS 1940) Unit: 33rd QM Truck Regt (Aviation) QMC, Clark Field, Manila, Philippines Birth: 1911, CA Death: 8 Jun 1942, POW Camp #1-Cabanatuan, Nueva Province, Luzon, Philippines Burial: Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Fort William McKinley Cemetery Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Manila, Philippines Plot N Row 8 Grave 54
Gordon P. Foster
Gordon P. Foster Class of 1941
National Guard, 3 Years
Gordon P. Foster (KIA) SSGT USA CA NG (CHS 1941) Unit: 184th INF Regt, 7th INF DIV Birth: 7 May 1923, Paradise, Butte Co, CA Death: 21 Apr 1945, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, Japan Burial: Paradise Cemetery, Paradise, Veterans Section, Grave 11
Grover Milton Hobson
Grover Milton Hobson Class of 1936
Army, 3 Years
Grover Milton Hobson (KIA) O-1116383 2LT USA (CHS 1936) Unit: C Co, 299th Combat ENG BN Birth: 19 Mar 1920, Round Mountain, Shasta Co, CA Death: 6 Jun 1944, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France Burial: Chico Cemetery, 17 44 2
James Eugene Barnes
James Eugene Barnes Class of 1942
Air Force, 3 Years
James Eugene Barnes (KIA) O-748520 1LT USAAF (B-29 Co-Pilot) (CHS 1942) Unit: 3rd Photo Recon (VLR) Squadron, 20th AF, Isley Field, Guam, Mariana Islands Birth: 16 Mar 1924 Death: 18 Aug 1946 Burial: Paradise Cemetery, Old Pioneer Section, 356

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