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

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.
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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Cindy Farwell
Class of '71

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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!