Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your El Cerrito High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Gauchos lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Andy Garnica
Andy Garnica Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years
3/4 Cav, 25th ID, RVN KIA 1968
Bob Anderson
Bob Anderson Class of 1951
Air Force, 4 Years
USAF Security Service Language Specialist
Byrne “Buzz” Sherwood
Byrne “Buzz” Sherwood Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years
1/46 Inf, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, RVN
Charles Wigon
Charles Wigon Class of 1996
Air Force, 16 Years
Serving the country in the Army and Air Force since 1997. 4th battalion 31st Infantry, 10th mountain division, 319th Air Refueling Wing, NATO E-3A AWACS, US Air Force Test Pilot School since 2010.
Craig Mosher
Craig Mosher Class of 1966
Army, 14 Years
David Martuscello
David Martuscello Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years
drafted 1965, combat engineer Vietnam, 1966-67, with the 4th and 65th engineers
David Ward
David Ward Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
4 years active Army, 19 years Army Reserve
Denny Derrer
Denny Derrer Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
1st Inf Div, RVN
Don Righter
Don Righter Class of 1966
Army, 4 Years
Military Intelligence RVN
Harry Palu
Harry Palu Class of 1958
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years
Retired after 37 1/2 years as Chief Petty Officer (Yeoman). Served active duty at Naval Air Station, Barber's Point, Hawaii; served in numerous units at Reserve Centers on Treasure Island, San Francisco and Huntington, WV, including a Destroyer Squadron, Legal Unit, Seabees, and 3rd Fleet Staff.
J. Dave Nidever
J. Dave Nidever Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years
82nd Airborne Division; America's Guard of Honor. Entrust your life, unconditionally to a Ranger.. Ready for instant deployment.
James Worth
James Worth Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
101st Airborne Div, RVN
Jim Graham
Jim Graham Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Master Sgt, USMC retired
John Stone
John Stone Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
1/5 Cav, 1st Cav Div., RVN WIAx3
mike mendoza
mike mendoza Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years
101st airborne 502nd pir vietnam
Pat Hilliard
Pat Hilliard Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
1/28th Inf (Black Lions), 1st Inf Div., RVN
Ralph Stacy
Ralph Stacy Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
173d Airborne Brigade, KIA 1967
Roger Oliver
Roger Oliver Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years
WIA RVN Silver Star
Rudy Cariaga
Rudy Cariaga Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years
1st Cav Div, RVN, 1970, WIA
Tony Zanotelli
Tony Zanotelli Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years
3/7 Inf, 199th Lt Inf Bde, WIA 1968

Classmates Spotlight

El Cerrito High School Classmates

Lorrie Mcclain
Class of '65

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