De Anza High School Alumni

Richmond, 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

CDR Charles Dwy
CDR Charles Dwy
Class of 1992
Navy, 20+ Years

1996 Naval Academy Graduate
DAVID PERONA
DAVID PERONA
Class of 1962
Navy, 8 Years

JOINED THE NAVY OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL.VOLENTEERED FOR SUBMARINES. WAS ON TWO SOBS, USS SALMON(SS573) AND USS EATHAN ALLEN(SSBN) SERVED 9 MONTHS IN VIETNAM ON THE USS SALMON. WOUNDED TWICE.
DAVID W PERONA
DAVID W PERONA
Class of 1962
Navy, 8 Years

SUBMARINE FORCE. VIETNAM VETERAN, PURPLE HEART
Dennis Callegari
Dennis Callegari
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Helicopter flight training
Dennis Johnson
Dennis Johnson
Class of 1959
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Coast Guard and Coast Guard Reserve 8 years and 16 yrs. 12/59 to 9/02
Dominic Moscarelli
Dominic Moscarelli
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served as a Life Support Technician/Superintendent, Power Production Specialist, Electrical Superintendent and First Sergeant.
Emerson Stone III (Paul Emerson Featherstone III)
Emerson Stone III (Paul Emerson Featherstone III)
Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years

Emerson views Business as a Battlefield and is a “mustanger” having served as both a non-commissioned officer in four major combat campaigns with the United States Marine Corps, and later as a commissioned U.S. Army infantry, operations, plans and training officer. He has twice served as a Commanding Officer. Three key military career “lessons learned” for Emerson are those of “paradoxical management - how to lead and follow at the same time,” “battles are won before the battle - plan and prioritize properly,” and “avoid ‘fragging” - listen to the troops.”Emerson Stone III is a Distinguished Military Graduate and Superior Cadet of the University of Oregon, where he received both his Bachelor of Science Degree in Military Science & Management and a Master of Science Degree in Systems Science. His Ph.D. studies were in Business Administration with research specialization in Executive Leadership Development at Harvard University/Fielding Institute, including executive stress management study with Professor Herbert Benson at Harvard University. Emerson was also trained by the U.S. Army in Heidelberg, Germany as an Organization Development (OD) Trainer-Consultant-Coach. He received his special ops/combat fitness training jointly with the US Army/US Navy. Emerson has been a student of the martial arts for over 35 years and holds the rank of Kudan (9th degree black belt) in the military (non-sport) art of Daskikudo.
Frank Nickells
Frank Nickells
Class of 1967
Air Force, 11 Years

Served during the Viet Nam era. Stationed at Barksdale AFB, Shreveport, LA; Incirlik CDI, Adana, Turkey; Andrews AFB, Washington DC; Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH.
Gary Peters
Gary Peters
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 6 Years

1965-1971
Jennifer Brown (Bradley)
Jennifer Brown (Bradley)
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served in the USMC as a Military Police officer from Sept. 1998 to Sept. 2002. Stationed at Camp Foster in Okinawa and Camp Pendleton, Ca.
jerry paul moore  USA RET 1975-2007
jerry paul moore USA RET 1975-2007
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 5 Years

USMC ,5YR USAF 6YR USA 4YRS CAARNG 4YR KSARNG 8YR TX ARNG 4YR 4 TOURS OVERSEAS
John (Teeter) Howery
John (Teeter) Howery
Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years

Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman, Pharmacy Instructor, Vietnam 78/79, BA Chapman College
Larry Baker
Larry Baker
Class of 1960
Army, 2 Years

US Army. Korea 1960-61 for 16 months
Takoma WA
Leonard Jackon
Leonard Jackon
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

I joined the U.S. Air Force just after graduation, married Judi Jackson (my high school and current sweetheart), had two fantastic children (Damien and Desiree'), traveled across the United States and Europe, before retiring from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years and 3 months. I had a long but very rewarding career in the military.
Mac Bennett
Mac Bennett
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Joined the Army Right out of high school, traveled all over the world Ie. Germany,Korea,Saudi Arabia,iraq,Kuwait. loved the military and all the cool people I meet while serving my Country.
Mark Allen Leonesio
Mark Allen Leonesio
Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years

I served most of my Navy Career as a Photographer's Mate. Now I'm working as a Mass Communication Specialist promoting the Navy through Photography mostly. This is all the same stuff as I did back at De Anza.
Mark Bish
Mark Bish
Class of 1986
Army, 6 Years

U.S. Army Airborne Ranger/Sniper
Mel Huth
Mel Huth
Class of 1961
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

Served 30 years in the California Guard and Army Reserve - retired at the rank of Colonel
Mel Huth
Mel Huth
Class of 1961
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

Retired, COL, FA
29 years
Micah Bittner
Micah Bittner
Class of 2001
Army, 9 Years

Cavalry Scout
Cryptologic Interceptor/Analyst
Combat Medic

OIF '03-'04

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De Anza High School Classmates

Ellen Ray
Class of '67

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DAHS All Years Alumni Picnic

Saturday, August 18, 2018, Kennedy Grove, El Sobrante, 10:00
AM to approx 3:30-4:00 PM. Bring your own food and ...
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Our De Anza 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 De Anza High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Richmond are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!