Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Colton High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Yellowjackets lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Adam Bryant
Adam Bryant Class of 1989
Navy, 18 Years
1989-1993: Pearl Harbor, HI 1993-1996: USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN(CVN-72) 2 deployments to the Persian Gulf 1997-Present: CBMU 303 Naval Reserve Aug. 2009-Feb. 2010 Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom
Ben D. Perez Sr
Ben D. Perez Sr Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served 29 years in USAF. Veteran of the following : Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, Evasion of Panama. Held positions: Squadron Commander, Security Forces, Titan II Missile Crew Commander. Education: BA/Sociology, MA/Education/Supervision, Retired School Teacher/Arizona
Bill Swingle
Bill Swingle Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Enlisted in 1970 into the aircraft maintenance field. After 8 years, cross-trained into the cryptographic maintenance field. Retired in 1990.
Eileen Lopez
Eileen Lopez Class of 2005
Navy, 8 Years
currently still in the navy!! :)
Jimmie L Sadler
Jimmie L Sadler Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years
U S Navy UDT 21/ US Submarine Service Ret.
Joanne HInds
Joanne HInds Class of 1970
Navy, 3 Years
RM3 Basic Training Bainbridge MD 1971 Radioman 'A' School Bainbridge MD 1971 COMCRUDESLANT, Newport RI Quonset Point NAS, North Kingstown, RI
Joe G Perez III
Joe G Perez III Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years
Vietnam Vet from 1971-75 served on the USS Ranger Aircraft Carrier (CVA-61) as a Electrician Mate 2nd Class (E5).
Joseph Velasquez
Joseph Velasquez Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years
Beale AFB, California Sembach AB, Germany
Manuel Sanchez
Manuel Sanchez Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years
Enlisted 1962, served in California, Spain, Montana, Thailand (NKP - 2 Tours) Louisiana, Germany. Vietnam Veteran. Retired as a Master Sergeant in 1983.
Michael Hutchison
Michael Hutchison Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years
Cook and Artillery(155 sp)
Norman Patrick Pearson
Norman Patrick Pearson Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 4 Years
2yrs Sea Duty on the USS New Jersey (BB-62) 2yrs 1st LAI "C" Company Reconnaissance Scout 1st Marine Division Camp Pendleton, Ca./ Airborn.
Patrick Kazmierczak
Patrick Kazmierczak Class of 2001
Navy, 8 Years
Been in the Navy for a little over 8 years now, stationed at NAS Whidbey Island Washington.
Robert Lincoln Crites
Robert Lincoln Crites Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 1 Years
Wall Name:ROBERT L CRITES JR Date of Birth: 12/25/1949 Date of Casualty: 6/21/1969 Home of Record: COLTON County of Record: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY State: CA Branch of Service: MARINE CORPS Rank: PFC Panel/Row:22W, 104 Casualty Province: QUANG NAM - See more at: http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/11137/ROBERT-L-CRITES-JR#sthash.Q1LMpXJK.dpuf
Ronald Dale Kriner
Ronald Dale Kriner Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years
SK2 Storekeeper 2nd Class 1971 - 1975
Socorr Hernandez
Socorr Hernandez Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Living the Dream!!!
STEWART MANNING
STEWART MANNING Class of 1998
Army, 5 Years
JOINED THE NAVY IN 1998 RIGHT OUT OF COLTON HIGH THAT SUMMER, SERVED 4 YEARS DURING 9/11 :( GOT OUT IN 2002 JOINED THE NAVY RESERVES IN 2007 TRANSFERED OVER TO THE ARMY AS A SERGEANT AND PLANS ON FINISHING OFF HIS CAREER IN THE ARMY, CURRENTLY IS STATIONED AT FORT HUACHUCA AZ
Tony Gabaldon
Tony Gabaldon Class of 1970
Army, 13 Years
enlisted in the army 1973 - 1977, served a year in the air force reserve, then reenlisted inthe army 1979-1988, served during vietnam. left army in 1988 and began civil service career and retired in 2005.

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Class of '12

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DJ Richie (Class of 1991)

DJ Richie (Class of 1991) attended Colton HS from 1987-1991. Knowing the difficulties with our economy and Class Reunio...
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