Dos Pueblos High School Alumni

Goleta, California (CA)

Recent Members

Abigail Mortensen 2018
Dale Heath 1975
Gavin Lee 1987
Jan Loewen 1975
Jana Hall 1989
Jim Eckelhoff 1974
Kyle Laird 1985
Vanessa Balcazar 2014

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

Alan Reichel
Alan Reichel
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Force pilot
Alan Singleton
Alan Singleton
Class of 1991
Army, 8 Years

(19K) Armor Crewman, M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank.
Alan Wilcox
Alan Wilcox
Class of 1990
Army, 6 Years

11C with HHC 2/27 Inf., 7th ID(L), Ft. Ord & HHC 3/36 AR, 2nd AD, Ft. Hood. 31R with D. Co. 17th Sig., Kitzingen, GE. Deployed to support OJE and OJG.
Albino J. Quarisa
Albino J. Quarisa
Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years

US Navy Seabees, 1974-1994.
- Construction Mechanic
- Various duty stations and deployments around the world.
- 1991Gulf War (Desert Shield/Storm)
Alex Potter
Alex Potter
Class of 1986
Army, 18 Years

I am commo. "you can talk about me but you cant talk with out me"
Carole (Pearcy) Lail
Carole (Pearcy) Lail
Class of 1972
Air Force, 10 Years

Served as an Air Transportation Specialist in in Washington, Okinawa, Illinois, and Germany -- and saw quite a bit of the rest of the world in the meantime. Best 10 years of my life.
Christopher Leu
Christopher Leu
Class of 1990
Army, 9 Years

Army Officer
10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)
A/1-32 Inf
HHS/3-6 FA
HHC - 10th SSB
B Det - 10th SSB
2-409th RGT
Milwaukee Recruiting Bn
Clark Metz
Clark Metz
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Marine Corps Infantry Officer. Deployments have included Operation Desert Storm, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Turkey, Thailand, Jordan and OIF 2007.
David Hopwood
David Hopwood
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 5 Years

C-130 turbo prop engine mech and test cell operator
Dennis Vavra
Dennis Vavra
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Enlisted Marine (1973-1977) served with 3rd Battalion 5th Marine Regt 1st Marine Division.
Also Marine Barracks at Subic Bay Phillippines.
Enlisted Navy (1978-!993) Served aboard ships and various overseas Duty Stations.
Don Wenke
Don Wenke
Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years

Served two tours western pacific during the Iran Hostage Crisis aboard the USS Jouett and the USS Bradley with HSL 33. I am currently living in the Pacific Northwest and my two sons are currently serving on active duty.
Don Wenke
Don Wenke
Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years

My 2 sons and I are all Navy Vets
Doug Fraser
Doug Fraser
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 18 Years

Marine Barracks Gitmo, A/1/4, A/1/1, K/3/9, K/3/4, Recruiting Sub-Station Santa Barbara, A/1/4, Drill Instructor (Lima & Kilo 3rd RTBN) San Diego, W/1/5.
0331, 0311, 8411, 0369, 8541, 8511
Currently at 1/4 (again...). Deploying in Oct '08 (OIF 08.2)
Douglas Pickard
Douglas Pickard
Class of 1970
Army, 4 Years

Platoon Leader 2/6 CAV; XO A/2 Sch. Bde; CO A/2 Sch. Bde; Chief - Hands On Component of Armor SQT - Mar 76 to Jan 80
Erik Brun
Erik Brun
Class of 1979
National Guard, 20+ Years

Have served in CA, AZ and DC National Guards. Mobilized for Desert Sheild/Storm and OIF 3. Still having fun and they pay me for it.
Francisco Maldonado
Francisco Maldonado
Class of 1973
Air Force, 5 Years

4 yrs active. 2 yrs reserve. Med Ser Spec. Emergency room Spec. 35 yrs as a nurse.
Galen Cooter
Galen Cooter
Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Defense Specialist/Instructor, 4th Light Armored Reconissianse Batallion. Served OEF and OIF I
Gary Burns
Gary Burns
Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years

1973 - 1977
George Villa
George Villa
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

Started off as a Gunner's Mate on a gunboat and after one tour of duty in Viet Nam was transferred to the Medical Corps. Became a Navy Hospital Corpsman and completed a second combat tour in Viet Nam.
Discharged in 72 & went to college.
Guy Lennon
Guy Lennon
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 9 Years

Service in the Regulars and Reserves. Overseas service 2.5 years.
Howard A. Schaffer
Howard A. Schaffer
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

Univ SF ROTC Grad of 1984 after three yrs of active duty has served in Reserves in Calf and Oregon - last 10 years as Civil Affairs officer in Portland, OR. Rank: Lt Col. Deployed three times OEF/ OIF (Afghanistan 2003-04, Iraq 2007-08, and just returned FEB 2010 (Iraq 09-10).
James Hutchings
James Hutchings
Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 10 Years

1977-87
Infantry Mortars-2nd Bn/3rd Mar-Hawaii
Marksmanship Instr. & Forward Observer-1st Mar. Div.-Camp Pendleton, Cal.
2 Yrs.-Indian Ocean / Persian Gulf
James Iwanek
James Iwanek
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Fire Fighter and Flight Medic.
James Paul
James Paul
Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 2 Years

2nd BN H/S Co. 23rd MAR. Deploying to Iraq/Afghanistan sometime soon. Still have 4 years to go. OOH RAH!
James Paul
James Paul
Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 3 Years

I am currently serving the corps on the reserve side. I have been in for almost three years and will be deploying for Iraq next year. I am also attending school and cal state northridge to recieve my bachelors degree to become an officer.
Jay (Buddy) McAmis
Jay (Buddy) McAmis
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Served 12 years at Fort Bragg, NC as a paratrooper. Involved with Greneda and Panama. Served in El Salvador, Panama, Colombia and Guatemala. Specialized in Operational and Intelligence. Civil Affairs qualified and Spanish linguist.
Jay McAmis
Jay McAmis
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Served 12 Years At Fort Bragg, NC while assigned to 82nd Airborne Div, 18th Airborne Corps and Special Forces Cmd. Served overseas in El Salvador (Conflict), Panama (Conflict), Colombia (Drug War), Guatemala and 12 other countries in Latin America. Specialized In Operations and Intelligence.
Jeffrey  Salmon
Jeffrey Salmon
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

Spent 14 years in Europe. MOS 52D reclass to 19K M1A2 Tank Comander. , ending rank E7 ; 1983-2003 Ret. Fort Hood ,Texas .
Jeffrey Ward
Jeffrey Ward
Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years

Aviation Maintenance Officer retired
John F. Radcliffe
John F. Radcliffe
Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years

United States Air Force Academy 1987-1992

AF Pilot/Instructor Pilot 1993-Present

USAF Reserves 2006-Present

Current T-1A Instructor Pilot at Laughlin AFB in USAF Reserves

27 Combat Missions in Northern Irag during Operations Provide Comfort and Northern Watch

13 Combat/Combat Support Missions during Operation Deny Flight and Deliberate Force

T-1A Instructor Pilot/Evaluator Pilot for last ten years in Air Force Joint Specialized Undergradute Pilot Training (JSUPT).
john unick
john unick
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

Viet Nam 1970-1971. Engineers - Mekong Delta.
Johnny Vongpanya
Johnny Vongpanya
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served as a Heavy Equipment Diesel Mechanic, went to Iraq twice
Joshua D Mullenary
Joshua D Mullenary
Class of 2003
Air Force, 2 Years

Tv Reporter and Video Director. Officially called Radio and Television Broadcaster.
Joshua Nybakken
Joshua Nybakken
Class of 2002
Army, 4 Years

Airborne Infantry (Paratrooper), 173rd Airborne Brigade, based out of Vicenza, Italy. Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of OIF 1, and OEF 7.
Ken Campbell
Ken Campbell
Class of 1980
Air Force, 18 Years

Aircraft Loadmaster (C-141B & C-17)
Ken Williams
Ken Williams
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Master Chief after 24 years in Submarines
Kevin Larsen
Kevin Larsen
Class of 2000
Navy, 15 Years

Navy, 2000 - Present. AME1 (AW) Larsen.
Kevin Larsen
Kevin Larsen
Class of 2000
Navy, 10 Years

Stationed in San Diego and Lemoore, Ca. AME and ASTC Instructor.
Kevin R. Amstutz
Kevin R. Amstutz
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy Corpsman specializing in Laboratory and Shipboard Independent Medical Duty
Kristina Green (Goode)
Kristina Green (Goode)
Class of 1989
Army, 4 Years

Basic training Fort Jackson, AIT Fort Lee Quartermaster, Stationed Fort Carson, 77F, 88M, 4th Infinity Division.

Classmates Spotlight

Dos Pueblos High School Classmates

Michelle Barrett
Class of '82

Alumni Stories

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School News

Class of 1972 50th reunion

October 14-16, 2022.
Send contact info to DPHS1972@gmail.com or visit/ join our Facebook group “Dos Pueblos...
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Our Dos Pueblos 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 Dos Pueblos High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Goleta are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!