Military Alumni

Military 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

Daniel Harris
Daniel Harris Class of 1961
Air Force, 5 Years
Explosive Ordnance Disposal, served in Turkey, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand.
Dave Joslin
Dave Joslin Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Enlisted USMC Dec 1964. Viet Nam Aug 65'-Sept 66' with Bravo Battery 1st.Bn 11th Marines. Honorably discharged 1967. Enlisted Ca. Air Nat'l. Guard 1985 and retired with 20+ yrs. in 2003 as a MSGT, E-7.
Jeff Kramer
Jeff Kramer Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
Jeff spent 36 years in the Army as a Field Artillery Officer. He retired as a Colonel in 2006. During his career, he served in Vietnam, Korea, Germany, England, Italy, Kuwait and Iraq. After his retirement, Jeff was rehired by the Army as a Department of the Army Civilian where he continues to serve Soldiers and the Nation.
Jim Cunningham
Jim Cunningham Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired General Officer, pilot
Johnny (RENO) Black
Johnny (RENO) Black Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years
Dad Started out in the Navy did 10 years then after a short time as a civillian enlisted in the Army where he is still serving this great country. He has been a military policemen and combat infantryman, he holds 5 Army MOS`s and multiple awards.
Kimberly Foster
Kimberly Foster Class of 1969
Navy, 14 Years
I served at Naval Facility Bermuda, Commander Ocean Systems Pacific, Counsilling and Assistance Center Pearl Harbor, Naval Facility Argentia, Newfoundland and Drug and Alcohol Education Program Groton, CT.
Mark Gough
Mark Gough Class of 1978
Air Force, 6 Years
Jul 81 - Jul 87 Weapons Control Systems Specialist F4E/G aircraft. Tech School Honor Graduate Apr 82 Spangdahelm AB Germany 4/82-4/85 George AFB, CA 4/85-8/86 March AFB Regional Hospital 8/86-7/87
MARK S PELAYO
MARK S PELAYO Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 4 Years
AMMUNITION SPECIALIST
MARK S PELAYO
MARK S PELAYO Class of 1974
Air Force, 10 Years
FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS
MARK S PELAYO
MARK S PELAYO Class of 1974
Navy Reserves, 6 Years
AVIONICS CONTROL SYSTEMS
Michael guzman
Michael guzman Class of 2002
Navy, 5 Years
G
RENO BLACK
RENO BLACK Class of 1979
Navy, 12 Years
AFTER 12 YEARS HONORABLE SERVICE IN THE NAVY HE GOT OUT THEN HE REINLISTED IN THE US ARMY IN 96 AND HAS BEEN THERE EVER SINCE, AS FAR AS I KNOW HE IS ON HIS THIRD TOUR OVER SEAS KEEP HIM IN YOUR PRAYERS AS WELL AS THE OTHER MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM.
Robert boadway
Robert boadway Class of 1956
Navy, 4 Years
Served on u.s.s. o'brian dd 725
William E Johnson
William E Johnson Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years
Entered the Navy in 1964 and served aboard the following Ships and stations: Naval Training Center, San Diego 1964 Fleet ASW Training Center, San Diego '64 -'65 USS Hull DD-945, '65 - 67 Fleet ASW Training Center, San Diego '67 - '68 USS Herbert J Thomas DD-833, '68 - '70 NTC, San Diego, '70 Fleet ASW Training Center, '71 - '73 NAS Corpus Christi, TX, '73 - '75 USS Decatur DDG-31, '75 - '77 USS Turner Joy DD-951, '77 - '79 MOTU-6, Naples, IT, '79 - '80 USS Puget Sound AD-38, Gaeta, IT '80 - '83 NAVFAC Pacific Beach, WA, '83 - '84

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