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
BRUCE PINKHAM Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years ARMY ENGINEERS
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 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 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 Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years Army Helicopter Pilot, Viet Nam - 1969-70 190th Assault Helicopter Company 1st Aviation Brigade
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 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.
Mike Chapin Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 3 Years Instructor, Aviation Radio Repair Course, C&E Battalion, MCRD San Diego
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 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 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 Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years Did a little of everything from clerk, loadmaster, postmaster, intelligence to Inspecter General staff.
Tom Cook Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years Served as medic on air rescue became physician assistant
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.
vic block Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years Special weapons specialist. Worked with conventional and nuclear assets.
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 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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Jerry Lipetzky obituary
Jerry's memorial service will be at noon on October 2nd at El Monte Park, area 4, in Lakeside, California.