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 Class of 1992
Navy, 20+ Years 1996 Naval Academy Graduate
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 Class of 1962
Navy, 8 Years SUBMARINE FORCE. VIETNAM VETERAN, PURPLE HEART
Dennis Callegari Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years Helicopter flight training
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 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) 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 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 Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 6 Years 1965-1971
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 Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman, Pharmacy Instructor, Vietnam 78/79, BA Chapman College
Jordan A. Nelson Class of 2014
Marine Corps, 1 Years Graduated from MCRD - San Diego 11/7/14. Attending School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton, CA currently.
Larry Baker Class of 1960
Army, 2 Years US Army. Korea 1960-61 for 16 months Takoma WA
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 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 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 Class of 1986
Army, 6 Years U.S. Army Airborne Ranger/Sniper
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
Micah Bittner Class of 2001
Army, 9 Years Cavalry Scout Cryptologic Interceptor/Analyst Combat Medic OIF '03-'04
Michael Bloat Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years Served at the Naval Security facility in Pearl Harbor and Washington DC, 68-72
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