El Camino High School Alumni

South San Francisco, 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!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

CDR John Verniest
CDR John Verniest
Class of 1985
Navy, 18 Years

Numerous tours as a Naval Aviator in the P_3 Orion aircraft as well as a graduate of the Naval Test pilot School. Currently serving as the Executive Officer of Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.
Cyrus Villarosa
Cyrus Villarosa
Class of 1995
Air Force, 12 Years

Security Police

F. E. Warren, AFB, Wy
Hickam, AFB, HI
Travis AFB, CA
Aviano, Air Base
Ta'if, Air Base, Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Air Base, Saudi Arabia
Ali Al Salem, Air Base, Kuwait
San Vito Air Base, Italy
Moron Air Base, Spain
Ponce Air Base Puerto Rico
Diego Garcia, Air Base
Gordon G. Zagar
Gordon G. Zagar
Class of 1979
Air Force, 4 Years

5th Combat Communications Group

303x1 Ground Radar technician: 1979 through 1983. The 5th Combat Communications Group provides communications, air traffic control and weather systems support for U.S. military operations anywhere in the world.

The 5 CCG is an Air Combat Command unit reporting to 9th Air Force at Shaw AFB, S.C. The group's four mission combat communications squadrons and one support squadron deploy in support of joint task force, combatant command, and Air Force flying wing operations and exercises. The 5 CCG also serves in an advisory capacity for three Air National Guard combat communications groups and Air Force Reserve communications flights with more than 2,500 people in subordinate squadrons from Maine to the Virgin Islands.
John Roesli
John Roesli
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Surface Warfare, Cryptologist, and Information Warfare Officers for 21 years. Retired November, 2008.
Lydia Pozzato
Lydia Pozzato
Class of 1984
National Guard, 11 Years

Lydia enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1987. She served as an intelligence analyst (96B),for four years, with the 353rd Civil Affairs Battalion (PSYOPS) at the Presidio of San Francisco. In 1991, she received her commission, via the Army's ROTC program at USF. From 1991 through 1997, Lydia served as a military intelligence officer (35D) and as a Spanish, German and Chinese (Mandarin) linguist with the 223rd MI BN (Linguist), CAARNG, Ft. Funston. She also served as Executive Officer and later, Acting Company Commander of Co. A, 223rd MI BN. As a Guardsman, Lydia served on Active Duty for Special Work (ADSW) through numerous, emergency deployments; at Camp Roberts (Paso Robles, CA); and at NICI, Camp San Luis Obispo, CA. Sadly, as was required by the policy in place at that time, Lydia had to leave the Army National Guard when she joined the FBI in 1997. She left the service with the rank of Captain (promotable). But, due to a lengthy, "stop-loss" delay, Lydia did not receive her honorable disharge until 2003. She continues to serve her country as a Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI.
Michael Belmessieri
Michael Belmessieri
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 2 Years

1968 - 1970 USMC 3rd and 5th Tank Battalion. Tank Commander B 12 (gun Tank) and F 11 (Flame Tank). Plt. Sgt Flames Plt..
Richard Tarkon
Richard Tarkon
Class of 1968
Army, 6 Years

E5 Sargent Geinsheim, West Germany, Niki SIte Radar Operator
Steven Faulkner
Steven Faulkner
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Viet Nam Vet 1968/1969

Classmates Spotlight

El Camino High School Classmates

Selena Banaga
Class of '95

Alumni Stories

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School News

Class of 1970. 50th reunion

Would anyone from our class want to help set up a reunion in 2020 for our 50th? Pete Saco and I are willing to help. H...
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Our El Camino 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 El Camino High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in South San Francisco are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!