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

Brad Lind
Brad Lind
Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years

Machinist Mate E4
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
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.
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

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Victoria Hunter
Class of '86

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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!