East Bakersfield High School Alumni

Bakersfield, 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

Michael Don Lucas
Michael Don Lucas
Class of 1964
Navy, 7 Years

BUH2[Combat Carpenter PO 2nd class] Class A School "BU" Nov. 65 to March 66; U.S. Naval Construction Battalion 62 & 121 Gulfport MI.;Hue Phu Bia,Vietnam Jan.67 to Dec.67.
raymond rodriguez
raymond rodriguez
Class of 2009
Marine Corps, 4 Years

,nb nk.
samantha lee fellows (lagae)
samantha lee fellows (lagae)
Class of 2005
Navy, 5 Years

samantha entered the navy september 18 2007. she enlisted for 8 years 5 active and 3 reserve.her job in the navy is information system tech.
Sean Nagel
Sean Nagel
Class of 1987
Air Force, 5 Years

Supply
Teddy Brown Harrison
Teddy Brown Harrison
Class of 1962
Army, 12 Years

I was in the US Army Nurse Corps, 359th Combat Support, 63rd ARCOM, during Desert Shield/Desert Storm and was discharged 2 months before the invasion of Afghanistan--my time was up, and I opted for discharge. (A friend of mine with the same time in was sent--at age 60!) I received Expert in automatic rifle, the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct, the "Welcome to the Army" medal, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Phillippine Unit Citation, the Military Surgeons' Medal (Nursing Wing), and the Army Service Medal, mostly for just being scared, staying alive, and not resigning my commission. I was a captain at the end; I had no hope of ever becoming a major because I didn't want to go to graduate school.
The Army was thrilling and difficult, and the medical part of it was very like MASH the movie. It produced feelings I would not have experienced in my whole life had I not joined. Being convinced I could fight and die with and for any of my fellow soldiers was a stunning revelation to me. Also, to feel able to follow General Schwartzkopf into hell was amazing.
I had worked doing receiving during the evacuation of Saigon, but it was with the Red Cross. The Army was so different. I did things I would never have believed I could do (run fast in combat boots, do a whole lot of push-ups, fire a .45, field strip an M16, assist in surgery in the field, assemble a TEMPER tent, actually eat and enjoy an MRE--any flavor--and then be able to have a bowel movement within 4 days, and so on)
I joined the Army when the maximum age for nurses was raised to 52; I was 42, because I felt that while I was a pacifist I knew they'd have their wars whether I went or not. I knew I could care for wounded better then most, so I went. Plus, I was tired of spouting off about the military all the time in conversations and debates without ever having experienced it from the inside; I had never actually felt the deprivation, fear, and incredible satisfaction associated--oh, yes, and there's the glory. Don't forget the glory. Don't forget the incredibly cute uniforms either. Oh, yeah, and it's a feeling you can't describe when you get saluted.
Teddy Brown Harrison
Teddy Brown Harrison
Class of 1962
Army, 12 Years

US Army Nurse Corps, captain.
Vietnam: Red Cross-Evacuation of Saigon
Desert Shield/Storm
359th Combat Support Hospital, 63rd ARCOM; Public Relations Detachment, Los Angeles; Vietnam Women's Memorial Project, National
Executive Director, Washington, DC
Todd Barefield
Todd Barefield
Class of 1987
Navy, 5 Years

Dental Technicion
Verner Graves
Verner Graves
Class of 1957
Navy, 4 Years

Radioman seaman
Walter Chris Link
Walter Chris Link
Class of 1971
Navy, 6 Years

Advanced electronics tech, working on and repairing, surface search radar, crypto communications systems, and repairing/calibrating electronic test equipment. graduated number 1 in class, and stayed on as an electronics teacher at Treasure Island for 4 years. Served on the USS Wichita AOR1 for remaining time in service. got out in 1976 as a 2nd Class Petty Officer (E5).
William Scott
William Scott
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Combat missile tech.
Have a service connected disability from vietnam

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Class of '64

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Our East Bakersfield 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 East Bakersfield High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Bakersfield are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!