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

BRUCE PINKHAM Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
Christine M. Wilson=Strickler
Christine M. Wilson=Strickler Class of 1977
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
I have served since 1981 and have been to Germany, Korea, Iraq and numerous assignments state side. I am currently a supply sergeant and instructor for transportation.
david r woods
david r woods Class of 1969
Air Force, 6 Years
special ops for 6 years then went into the army for 10 year in the securityintel unit at mchord and fort lewis
Jim Conner
Jim Conner Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Enlisted in Jan 63. Went on active duty 10 days after graduation. 10 years enlisted attaining rank of Gunnery Sergeant.. Commissioned as a Warrent Officer in 1973. 2 tours in Vietnam. First tour infantry, second tour in a helocopter squadron. Retired a Major in 1983.
Jon Logan
Jon Logan Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years
Army Helicopter Pilot, Viet Nam - 1969-70 190th Assault Helicopter Company 1st Aviation Brigade
Jonathon Logan
Jonathon Logan Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years
Warrant Officer Helicopter Pilot - Viet Nam. Flew helicopters supporting grounds troops in combat. Twice awarded Distinguished Flying Cross, 34 Air Medals, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
Kevin Bunn
Kevin Bunn Class of 1972
Air Force, 6 Years
Active Duty in Civil Engineering at Loring AFB, Caribou, ME from April 1973 to March 1974. Transferred to CA Air National Guard, 163rd Civil Engineering until discharge in November 1979.
michael arnke
michael arnke Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years
Vietnam Era. Assigned to Ist Inf Div. 1967&1968 Path finder, Armor Scout (M-88 crew after TET offensive) Clean up Base Camp Lai Khe Fire Base Loc Ninh, Claymore corners
michael arnke
michael arnke Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years
1966 Basic Ft Ord, Advanced Ft Polk, Special Training: Bad Tolz Gerrmany NCO Academy, Ft Benning GA Path Finder School, Combat leader, Artillery co ordination, Air Strikes, Armor Scout.
Mike Chapin
Mike Chapin Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Electronics Instructor at Aviation Radio Repair Course, Communications and Electronics Battalion, MCRD San Diego. Sergeant E-5, Honorable Discharge
Robert Shaner
Robert Shaner Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
SSgt on B-52's and KC 135's. Went to many different bases, loved it.
Robert W. Conen Jr
Robert W. Conen Jr Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years
Enlisted in August 1968 and sent to Fort Dix, New Jersey for Basic and AIT. Spent two years there as Personnel Records Specialist, released from active duty as an SP5, E-5.
Terry Nore
Terry Nore Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Crew Chief for C-130 aircraft then Disaster Preparedness (Emergency Management). Stationed in Albuquerque, NM (twice), Germany, Nevada, Florida, and Turkey during the Persion Gulf War.
Terry Reid Wagner
Terry Reid Wagner Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years
Did a little of everything from clerk, loadmaster, postmaster, intelligence to Inspecter General staff.
Tom Cook
Tom Cook Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served as medic on air rescue became physician assistant
vic block
vic block Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years
All the way from Vietnam to Iceland to Germany and the Rebel south. Went to Lousiana Tech University. Worked as a photo specialist and crossed into nuclear weapons. I've had a great life traveling and seeing the world. I got to fly a A-37 fighter jet. WOW, was that cool.
Vincent Presley GM1 (ret)
Vincent Presley GM1 (ret) Class of 1973
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
Served from 79 to 99. Was a Gunner's Mate 1st Class when I retired. Went to the Persian Gulf in 98 on the Coast Guard Cutter Chase, the first Coast Guard ship to go to the Persian Gulf. Did 20 then out.
Virginia Lee Payne
Virginia Lee Payne Class of 1965
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
Navy during Vietnam War, then 20+ years on reserve and active duty in Army National Guard and Army Reserves. Retired as Major, Ordnance Corps

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Class of '62

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Jerry Lipetzky obituary

Jerry's memorial service will be at noon on October 2nd at El Monte Park, area 4, in Lakeside, California.

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