Garey High School Alumni

Pomona, 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

Ana Osorio
Ana Osorio
Class of 2002
Air Force, 3 Years

I have working as a Security Forces member and have served in Iraq in the Area Security Operations, searching and clearing IEDs.
Anna Sue Hayes Blackway
Anna Sue Hayes Blackway
Class of 1972
Navy, 2 Years

1973-1975
Brenda Gonzales
Brenda Gonzales
Class of 1992
Navy, 19 Years

Navy Corpman
Charity BLOCKER ( Pohl)
Charity BLOCKER ( Pohl)
Class of 1993
Army, 10 Years

Retired
Charles Cain
Charles Cain
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

spent my time in the fun & sun capital Viet-Nam
Israel Castro
Israel Castro
Class of 2001
Army, 4 Years

Iraq Veteran
j. mcauliffe
j. mcauliffe
Class of 1991
Army Reserves, 7 Years

Served in the US Navy for 4.5 yrs - HT3, Now serving in USAR.
James Bernardino Flores
James Bernardino Flores
Class of 1984
Marine Corps, 16 Years

Served initially as a rifleman in the infantry and part of security forces in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines guarding military installation and its property as well as its interests. Served with 3rd Battalion 7th Marines as we spear headed the ground phase of Operation Desert Shield/Storm and were operating combat missions in Kuwait 3 days prior to the ground operations commencing. I served a certified U.S. Customs inspector while in the Philippines and later became a Correctional Specialist and Correctional Counselor at the Base Brig at Camp Pendleton, CA. I served 3 years as a Marine Corps Recruiter in Recruiting Station Milwaukee, WI. Later I was part of the American Correctional Association Accredidation Team and was part of the first Marine Corps correctional faciltiy to become accredited. I served as the correctional counselor and played a key role in the standing up of the Correctional Custody Unit (CCU) at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, CA. Became the Training Chief for Brig Company, Camp Pendleton, CA and returned to CCU as the Staff Non Commissioned Officer In-Charge.
James Tamburro
James Tamburro
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Hawk missile crewman in Germany (1966-1969). Traveled all over Europe and expanded a 19 year olds knowledge and mind to the history and art of the different cultures and peoples. Saw the Doors, Jimi Hendrix, The Bee Gees, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Procol Harum, Donovan, Frank Zappa, Ronnettes, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie Orch. It was an adventure until the Russians invaded Czechsolavkia late 1968 and we were put on alert-if they would have continued into Germany-that would have meant war. They didn't. Peace.....
Jeff Bigelow
Jeff Bigelow
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

Lowery AFB 1975
George AFB '75-'78
Osan AB, Korea '79
Jorge Aleman
Jorge Aleman
Class of 1994
Army, 8 Years

Served with 2/502nd Aviation Reg during Operation IFOR in Bosnia. Served as an Instructor at Norther Warfare Tarining Center in Ft. Greely Alaska. Laeft the military as a Sgt with D co 1/227th Aviation Reg (Apache) 1st Cav Divison
Jose Velasquez
Jose Velasquez
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 4 Years

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Kevin Neal
Kevin Neal
Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 4 Years

CPL USMC Ground Radio Repairman, 2841
Matthew Carroll
Matthew Carroll
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

Spent two years on the aircraft carrier USA Midway, two years in Vietnam and the Philippines
Michael E. Joy
Michael E. Joy
Class of 1966
Navy Reserves, 4 Years

Aviation Boatswains Mate 2 ND Class, Qualified AirCrew, Flew Air Cargo and COD. Honorably Discharged. Viet Nam Era Veteran. Currently a Member American Legion Post 324. Listed Disabled American Veteran.
Pedro Ayala
Pedro Ayala
Class of 1997
Army, 15 Years

mechanic
Robert M. Rodriguez
Robert M. Rodriguez
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy EOD Officer. I joined after graduation and I am still in. January 2017 will be 30 years in the Navy. My goal is to do 40 years total.
Terry Dieirnger
Terry Dieirnger
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

Hospital Corpsman, I served with the Marines as a Fleet Marine Corpsman, Served one year in Iraq during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Retired 21 yrs Navy.
terry Dieringer
terry Dieringer
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

Served 21 years in the Navy as a Paramedic/Corpsman. He served 1 year in Iraq and earned his second combat action medal. His first was earned in panama. He also served in Guantanamo Bay as a Medic for the Refugees.

Classmates Spotlight

Garey High School Classmates

Jerry Fierro
Class of '01

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School News

Ron Schweitzer

Ron Schweitzer class of 1965 passed away Friday, January 27, 2012 after a short illness.
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Our Garey 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 Garey High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Pomona are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!