Homestead High School Alumni

Cupertino, 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

Al Fuentes
Al Fuentes
Class of 1965
Navy, 3 Years

EM 3
Bill Hatch
Bill Hatch
Class of 1976
Navy, 22 Years

Retired Commander. Served on board frigates, Destroyers, Cruisers and carriers. Home ports were Pearl Harbor Hawaii and Yokosuka Japan. Served in Gulf War.
Brad Lind
Brad Lind
Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years

Machinist Mate E4
Caroline Carey (Thomas)
Caroline Carey (Thomas)
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

Air traffic controller.
Christopher Rivera
Christopher Rivera
Class of 1999
Navy, 10 Years

Joined the Navy to see the world and protect it now from terrorists and those who want to take it from us!
David C Vickerman
David C Vickerman
Class of 1967
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years

Diving and Salvage
Elizabeth Van Sandwyk
Elizabeth Van Sandwyk
Class of 1972
Air Force, 3 Years

Joined during Viet Nam. Assigned to the Medical Air Evacuation Squadron. Stationed at Travis, we coordinated the return of injured service men (all branches). My service is still something that I am very proud of. Not a lot of woman in the military when I joined.
Erika Garcia
Erika Garcia
Class of 2002
Army, 3 Years

As of 2008, stationed in Ft.Rucker, AL for Army Aviation Flight School.
Harvey Bowser
Harvey Bowser
Class of 1964
Navy, 11 Years

Naval Aviator, Attack Squadron 46 '72-'75, Flight Instructor '75-'77.
Howard Ruth
Howard Ruth
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Fighter Pilot
Jeffrey T Williams
Jeffrey T Williams
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

US Army Airborne, Viet Nam, 69-70, Special Forces Advisory Team 43.
JOHN FRANZMAN
JOHN FRANZMAN
Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years

864TH Engineers Ft Lewis Wash
3RD armored Div. Frankfurt Germany
John Rostami
John Rostami
Class of 2002
Army, 5 Years

MP
Keith Bass
Keith Bass
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20 Years

Lieutenant Colonel(ret). KC135and C130 Aircraft Commander; Viet Nam and Desert Storm vet
Larry Masuoka
Larry Masuoka
Class of 1970
Air Force, 6 Years

Captain
Leonora (Williams) Shaw-Mason
Leonora (Williams) Shaw-Mason
Class of 1971
Army, 27 Years

Nurse for 3 years in the Army then served as OB/GYN physician. Retired 2003 as Colonel.
Mark J. Mattoon
Mark J. Mattoon
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Entered the Air Force in 1968. Worked in Special Weapons on B 52, F111, F4, and F105.
Marshall Seal
Marshall Seal
Class of 1971
Air Force, 11 Years

Pilot
Melanie (Thomas) Bonagofski
Melanie (Thomas) Bonagofski
Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years

Sargeant E-5, Personnel Management, First Support Brigade, JAG, Manheim, Germany.

One of the best decisions I ever made was joining the Army. It helped me to grow up and be better prepared to enter the workforce and adult life.
Mike Bovey
Mike Bovey
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired as Lt Col and Senior Navigator, primary weapon system was F-4. Spent 14 years in Germany in 5 different assignments.
Mitchell Bradshaw
Mitchell Bradshaw
Class of 2006
Army, 2 Years

EOD Specialist
Ozel Kirkland
Ozel Kirkland
Class of 1988
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAFA Graduate, Class of 1993. Cyberspace operations officer.
Patrick Gillum
Patrick Gillum
Class of 1971
Air Force, 6 Years

Stationed in Germany, deployed TDY to various areas as an Air Traffic Controller/GCA & PAR approach controller.
Robert E. "Bob" Grafe
Robert E. "Bob" Grafe
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Five years enlisted to grade of Sergeant E5; Fort Benning, Infantry Officer Training School, assigned 6th U.S. Army attached to U.S Army-Alaska. Mechanized Infantry Advisor. Retired a Infantry Major. Great experiences. No regrets. Army - Navy Game each year?? GO ARMY!! No question about that!!
Ron Sanders
Ron Sanders
Class of 1979
Army, 14 Years

Served proudly until medically separated.
Ronald Sanders
Ronald Sanders
Class of 1979
Army, 14 Years

Served for 14 years until medically discharged.
Ryan Carrigan
Ryan Carrigan
Class of 1986
Army, 9 Years

Infantry officer
Scott S. Kokka
Scott S. Kokka
Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years

Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 1991
Surface Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Commander
USS LEAHY (CG-16)
USS SHILOH (CG-67)
Active Duty - 1987-1996
Reserve-1996-2007
Retired in 2007
Shannon L Gomes
Shannon L Gomes
Class of 1966
Army Reserves, 21 Years

After graduating from Cal Poly and ROTC served 8 years Active and 13 years Reserve retiring as an LTC.
Steven Monahan
Steven Monahan
Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years

I was proud to serve my time in the Army having spent 8 months in Vietnam and receiving an honorable discharge.
Susan Gibbons-Davis
Susan Gibbons-Davis
Class of 1970
Air Force, 8 Years

Aero Space Ground Equipment first female at George AFB, Then a medic at Hahn AFB Germany,Travis,AFB,and finished as a Psych Tech. 1972- 1980
TED LYON
TED LYON
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

VIET NAM,TRAVIS AFB,AMARILLO BASIC,KEESLER BILOXI FIRST BASE AFTER BASIC
ted mulder
ted mulder
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

after training as a small arms infantryman I attended nco academy and jump (paratrooper) school. I then managed to survive a year in Viet Nam as a fireteam / squad leader, truly the most defining year of my life.
Terry Matteis Smith
Terry Matteis Smith
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

Chaplain Assistant responsible for one of the Chapels at Eglin AFB. Met my husband there. Left as an E-4.
Thomas Moore
Thomas Moore
Class of 1978
Navy, 6 Years

Enlisted Electronic Technician First Class E6 made two WestPac's
Tim Bailey
Tim Bailey
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

Entered USAF 3/71, trained in radar ops, served a year in NORAD/SAGE at McChord AFB, WA; a year in PACAF/7thAir Force during Vietnam; and two years with TAC/12th Air Force near Barstow (mobile tactical radar). Attained the rank of Sergeant (now days called Senior Airman).

Classmates Spotlight

Homestead High School Classmates

Carol Hiersch
Class of '70

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