Hillsdale High School Alumni

San Mateo, 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

Bob McReynolds
Bob McReynolds
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

24 years USAF, Aircraft Maintenance
Brent Packman
Brent Packman
Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years

Musician..
Brent Packman
Brent Packman
Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years

MUC
Christopher M. Kaprielian
Christopher M. Kaprielian
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 11 Years

Combat Engineer assigned to MWSS-371, MCSF Regt, 9th ESB, and 3d MLG. Served in Al Anbar during OIF and Helmand during OEF.
Chuck Staff
Chuck Staff
Class of 1980
Navy, 18 Years

Engineman 2nd Class Petty Officer specialized in Diesel Engines and main propulsion. Certified Military Law Enforcement Officer and Training specialist. Plank owner of 2 US Naval Ships. Left the Navy in 2001 and moved to Scotland where his wife of 34 years is from.
D.J. Sekany
D.J. Sekany
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

I served in the Army as a military police officer during the Viet Nam period. I had a varied variety of assignments from dignitary protection, riot control, prisoner transportation, traffic death investigations and patrol supervisor. The friendships I made have lasted a lifetime. Go Army, Beat Navy!
David M. Miller
David M. Miller
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

82nd Airborne (Grenada 1983), 1/31st Mechanized Infantry (Korea), 1/10 Cavalry (Fort Carson, Colo.), ROTC (Univ. of Colo. at Colo. Springs), 1/503rd Air Assault Inf. (Camp Hovey, Korea), United Nations Command/Eighth United States Army (Korea), Fort Lee (VA), JFK Special Operations Training (North Carolina) , Kaiserslautern (Germany), Pirmasens (Germany), Phoenix Recruiting Battalion (Arizona), 11th Signal Brigade (Fort Huachuca, AZ), Kuwait, Iraq, Network Enterprise Command/9th US Army Signal Command (Fort Huachuca, AZ).
Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medals, US Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Parachutist Badge, Rigger Badge, and various other medals and citations.
Dennis Evans
Dennis Evans
Class of 1959
National Guard, 6 Years

member CALARMYNG. B, BTRY, 2ND BAT 143 FIELD ART, 49TH BG. RECON SGT.
Greg Robillard
Greg Robillard
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Drafted in January 1968 and served as an infantry squad leader and patrol team leader with 4th infantry division in Vietnam. Last five months spent in Germany as an armored personel track commander.In August 2012 my wife and I will attend my first Vietnam unit reunion in San Antonio Texas.
Ian Silverman
Ian Silverman
Class of 1989
Army, 14 Years

Combat Engineer, Supply Specialist, Automated Logistics, Combat Medic
Jay Port
Jay Port
Class of 1977
Air Force, 5 Years

Refueled airplanes in Fort Worth, Texas and Bitburg, Germany. Other assignments as well. Currently serving on a Naval base in Djibouti, Horn of Africa, as a civilian contractor.
Jay Port
Jay Port
Class of 1977
Air Force, 5 Years

Aircraft refueler including some secret assignments. Don't ask.
Joe Ellis
Joe Ellis
Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years

Thirty Three Years- US Army Reserve and National Guard
Retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Four in Military Intelligence
Specialty Areas were Terrain Analysis, Imagery Analysis and All Source Intelligence
John Francis
John Francis
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

aircraft engine mechanic Tachikawa AFB Japan, Mactan Air Base Phillpines,Scott AFB illinois. TDY to many bases in East and South East USA
john moore jr
john moore jr
Class of 1963
Army Reserves, 12 Years

RVN, 91st Div, 4th Inf Div, 4th Army HQ, Operation Desert Shield
John Porter
John Porter
Class of 1988
Navy, 33 Years

Navy EOD. E1-E6, O1-O6 still active Duty Joint Staff, J7, Team Chief
Lawrence (Larry) Willis
Lawrence (Larry) Willis
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

1971-1976 US Air Force Military Policeman (SGT). 1976-1992 US Army Military Policeman (SFC) Platoon Sergeant/Operations Sergeant and Acting First Sergeant. Lived in England, Germany, Alaska, Korea and visited/assigned on short stays: Vietnam, Phillipines, Japan, Hawaii, most of Europe. As well as Russia in 2004 and 2006 as a civilian tourist.
Markus Andrews
Markus Andrews
Class of 1995
Army, 4 Years

Fort Sill Ok.
Michael Bibler
Michael Bibler
Class of 1965
Navy, 3 Years

Air Controlman aboard the aircraft carrier U S S Coral Sea from 2/66 to 3/69
Niko Georgatos
Niko Georgatos
Class of 1985
Army, 5 Years

Served in Panama (Just Cause), Desert Storm, Honduras, Bolivia. Paratrooper, Air assault, Ranger. Ft Bragg, NC.
Parker Jones
Parker Jones
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

Fort Lewis / Basic Training
Fort Benjamin Harrison / Defense Information School 71R20
Johnston Atoll / American Forces Radio & Television
Fort Belvoir, VA / US Army Engineer School Brigade
Pat Tanner
Pat Tanner
Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years

MOS 63T, 63M, 88M 2/6 INF 87-90, 2/159 INF 90-99, B/340th 2000, 1/185 INF 00-04 (O.N.E. I), 756 TC 04, 2668 TC (O.I.F. III) 04-06, 128 QM current.
Paul E. Metzger
Paul E. Metzger
Class of 1992
Air Force, 4 Years

Served as a Helicopter Crew Chief at Nellis AFB. NV. from June 1993 to November 1996. Currently an instrument rated commercial helicopter pilot.
Rick Hart
Rick Hart
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft Mechanic F-105, F-4, KC-135R. Served on active duty from 1974-1978 and then transfered to the ready reserve as a full time reservist from 1978 to 2005. Currently work as an Engine Equipment Specialist on the E-4B at Tinker AFB, OK.
Robert Ballou
Robert Ballou
Class of 1964
National Guard, 20+ Years

Arizona Army National Guard, 30 years 6 months. 10 years enlisted, E6 and the balance commissioned. Retired Lieutenant Colonel. Served combat medic, transportation officer, quartermaster petroleum officer, commanded 222nd Transportation Co, 58th Combat Support Battalion, 2-98th Aviation Support (heavy lift) Battalion. Two brief tours in Korea.
Robert Hoffman
Robert Hoffman
Class of 1985
Army, 5 Years

US Army M1 Tanker
Robert Pacheco
Robert Pacheco
Class of 1997
Navy, 8 Years

Aviation electronics technician. Served aboard USS. Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), USS George Washington (CVN-73), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). Deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan in support of OEF & OIF
Ron van Lienden
Ron van Lienden
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Served at Vandenburg AFB in central California as a graphic illustrator for 3 years. Served at MACV headquarter in Saigon, Vietnam for one year as an illustrator and a computer control specialist. Attained the rank of Staff Sargeant
Shane Francis
Shane Francis
Class of 1986
Air Force, 5 Years

Nuclear Weapons Specialist-
Tech School Lowry AFB, Denver CO
509th MMS Pease ABF, Potsmouth NH
48th EMS RAF Lakenheath, Uk England
Deployed- 48th TFS, F111F Aircraft
Desert Shield/Storm
TAIF, Saudi Arabia
Shannon Chambless
Shannon Chambless
Class of 2000
Air Force, 3 Years

Worked with UH-1N Huey helicopters in Great Falls Mt. Picture is me with Ted Nugent when he came out for a flight.
Shivnesh Kumar
Shivnesh Kumar
Class of 1997
Army, 5 Years

Enlisted Active duty: 4 years as Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Weapon Specialist. 2 tours at Fort Hood Texas, 1 at Johnston Atoll.
Currently Commissioned Active Duty Quartermaster Corps. At Fort Campbell, Kentucky
Shurolin Blender
Shurolin Blender
Class of 1983
Navy, 4 Years

I served on the USS Frank Cable out of Charleston SC. The Cable was a Submarine Tender. On the ship I worked with the Interior Communications Dept. Unfortunatly while I was on the ship we did not see much. We went out on manuvers. IE Can you find the Sub out there? After leaving SC I did service in Alemeda where I was A Hull Tech.( lots of grinding):)
Steve Brandt
Steve Brandt
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Most of my military service was during the Vietnam War. I was fortunate to spend most of my enlistment at Travis AFB, CA.
Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson
Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years

Joined the Navy after graduation and headed for boot camp in San Diego. Class A school in Napa and then off to Adak Alaska. Also served in a Navy detachment on Shemya Alaska. Adak, six months and Shemya for six months. (Shemya not on most maps. Extremely small island, second to the last island in the Aleutian Island chain.) Last duty station was San Diego. Nice change from the winds and cold in Alaska. Finished duty October 1968.
Vince Aiello
Vince Aiello
Class of 1986
National Guard, 11 Years

Avionics Technician on the KC-135R and currently with the MQ-1 Predator UAV.
Wayne Yohe
Wayne Yohe
Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years

Regular Army, NC National Guard, retired 1992

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Our Hillsdale 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 Hillsdale High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in San Mateo are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!