Corona Del Mar High School Alumni

Newport Beach, 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

Charles Chan
Charles Chan
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

MSgt USAF Retired, Vietnam Veteran
Christina Berg
Christina Berg
Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years

I joined the Army as a Private. Worked as an admin assistant and in military intel, in North Carolina, Missouri, and Italy for almost seven years. Got out, went to college and law school. Upon passing the bar, I joined the Army JAG Corps,and served in D.C., Panama, Alabama, Florida, and again in NC. Retired now for many years, with government service giving way to grandmothering.
David Forler
David Forler
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

UH-60 Blackhawk Crewchief. Deployed to Afghanistan 2002/ Irag 2003. Great Honor to be assigned to the 57th Medical Company AA (Air Ambulance. Photos are from Afghanistan. I have been to all contries in CentAmerical and 5 in South America.
David Forler
David Forler
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Ended with over five years with the Original Dustoff. The 57th Medical Company Air Ambulance. Was the senior crewchief for the Units 15 UH60 Blackhawk Medevac Helicopters. Served with this unit in Afghanistan 2002 and Iraq 2003 It was rewarding job to help save so many of our soldiers lives by rushing to the point of contact, treating the patient with our onboard Medic's and transporting the wounded to the closest Hospital. The Motto, Unarmed and Unaffraid.
David J.M.Forler
David J.M.Forler
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Served 4 years right out of high school. Married my wife (of over 25 years now) stayed in the California National Guard for 10 years, then return to active duty. Retired yesterday.

Spent five years in Centeral and South America, travel to Afghanistan in 2002. Came home in Nov02 and headed to Iraq in April 2003.

Miss home, but I have two childern in college here and my youngest just started High School. I promised them no more moving

Picture, me after being covered with Ice cold water than rolled in the mud, I was just promoted, No hazzing, but tradition. Best wishes to all
Doug Beliakoff
Doug Beliakoff
Class of 1975
Army, 13 Years

Went into the Army as an Infantry Officer in 1979, after finishing college. Spent 7 years in the Active Army at Ft Benning, Ft Knox, and Schofield Barracks, HI. Spent 6 years in Calif's Army National Guard in Inglewood. Spent 9 more years in the Indiv Ready Reserve and was honorably discharged Sept 2001 as a Major.
Douglas Cunningham
Douglas Cunningham
Class of 1983
Army, 22 Years

Served in the army for about 22 years. Started my career as a Combat Medic, then finished off in Intelligence. Spent some time in the Balkans, Iraq, and East Africa. Moved around being stationed at multiple locations in the US, but finally settled to retire in Colorado.
Jay Mikaelian  aka Ralph Powell
Jay Mikaelian aka Ralph Powell
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Viet Nam Veteran Infantry 66'-69'. Wounded on last day in Nam, Purple Heart.
Jim Trotter
Jim Trotter
Class of 1970
Navy, 8 Years

1 year in schools, 2 years on USS Racine
1Year on USS Durham. 2 Years at NAS Cubi Pt, 2 Years NAS Lemoor. 2 wesPac tours, drank lots of beer saw a lot of water.
John M. Self
John M. Self
Class of 1985
Air Force, 3 Years

Egress maintance (ejection seat for aircrew)
Karl Schnug
Karl Schnug
Class of 1984
Marine Corps, 5 Years

1991-1995
Kurt Brockman
Kurt Brockman
Class of 1979
Navy, 17 Years

Naval Dental Officer
Laura Schwalbe
Laura Schwalbe
Class of 1987
Navy, 4 Years

Served on a Submarine Tender
Luz Nolasco
Luz Nolasco
Class of 1987
Army, 4 Years

Served for 4 years in the Army. Spend time overseas, my last duty station was in Ft. Hood, Texas.
Mark F. Maxwell
Mark F. Maxwell
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Graduated from UCI and then UC San Francisco with a degree in dentistry. Served 8 years as a general dentist with assignments at Ft. Sill, OK, Camp Stanley, Korea and Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, CO. Received an orthodontic certificate from Fort Knox, KY and Master of Science at University of Louisville in Oral Biology (TMJ). Severed as chief of orthodontics in Landstuhl Germany, and Ft. Lewis, WA. Also held numerous staff and teaching positions at each post. Retired in 2003 at the rank of LTC. Currently practicing orthodontics in Fashion Island. newportbeachorthodontics.com
Randy Seton
Randy Seton
Class of 1969
Coast Guard, 3 Years

After receiving a letter from the US Marines while finishing my senior year, about 17 of my male classmates were chosen to be Helicopter pilots! Not my choosing!, so with my buddy Garry Guenther we joined the US Coast Guard. My first duty station was a 213 foot Medium Endurance Cutter called the "YOCONA" docked in the middle of Astoria Oregon on the Columbia River. This ship was at sea over 270 days a year patrolling the coast of Washington and Oregon mainly for Search and Rescue and US Fishery Patrols. June - September we went to Kodiak Alaska and patrolled the entire Aleutian chain and part of the Bearing Sea. Spent my last year in Seatlle WA, and worked on a small inland water body tender. Surfed Northern Oregon with a fine crew out of Santa Cruz"s Freeline Design Surf Shop. Cold water, big nasty seas, salty sailors, tons of rain and Job Corp girls...
Raymond  (Mike) Baker
Raymond (Mike) Baker
Class of 1966
Army, 5 Years

SSG E-6 Military Police Corps, Customs Investigator and K9 trainer.
Rick SUGAR BEAR Miller
Rick SUGAR BEAR Miller
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

I entered the Army Military Police Corps in 1971 and retired in May 1991. I served in Viet Nam, Fort Hood Texas and 12 years in Frankfurt Germany. My final tour of duty was as an instructor at the Military Police School at Fort McClellan AL. Upon my retirement I moved to Pensacola Florida.
Ron Tobias
Ron Tobias
Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years

Quatermaster, Second Class Petty Officer: Served on the USS Ogden LPD-5 and the USS Fanning FF 1076.

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Corona Del Mar High School Classmates

Denny Hopwood
Class of '67

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Death of a 1968 graduate

Dennis R. Rhoden passed away Feb. 13, 2014 of cancer
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Our Corona Del Mar 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 Corona Del Mar High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Newport Beach are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!