Independence High School Alumni

San Jose, 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!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Bryan C. Coronel
Bryan C. Coronel
Class of 2001
Army Reserves, 6 Years

United States Army Reserves
David Lopez
David Lopez
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

After graduating high school I joined the United States Navy were I served for 20 years as an aircraft mechanic, troubleshooting, servicing, overhauling and just general maintenance of million dollar aircraft and engines. I served honorably from February 1984 to March 2004 and during my career with the Navy I served in many duty stations and ships:
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Oak Harbor, WA (AIMD VAQ132, VAQ137)
Moffett Field, CA (AIMD)
North Island San Diego, CA (VQ5)
Point Mugu, CA (VX30, Weapons Test Squadron).
I deployed on several aircraft carriers:
U.S.S. Saratoga CV-60 (1985 & 87 Deployments)
U.S.S. America CV-66
U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 (1993 & 1998 Deployments)
U.S.S. Ranger CV-61 (1993 Deployment)
U.S.S. George Washington CVN-73 (2000 Deployment).
Elizabeth Perez-Sinclair
Elizabeth Perez-Sinclair
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Retired with 24 years of Service.
Esteban Garcia
Esteban Garcia
Class of 2000
Coast Guard, 4 Years

I have served for four years in the US Coast Guard. I have been all over the country as well as abroad. i was deployed overseas to the Persian Gulf for one year. Did service in Bahrain, Persian Gulf, and Kuwait.
John Plisch
John Plisch
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Retired Active Duty Marine who served in the U.S and abroad
Class of 2001
Navy, 17 Years

Joy Dela Cruz
Joy Dela Cruz
Class of 2001
Air Force, 4 Years

Aerospace Medical Services Technician
Lance Corporal Arden Joesph A Buenagua
Lance Corporal Arden Joesph A Buenagua
Class of 2009
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Passed Awy IED IN AFGAN.
Mark Laurenciano
Mark Laurenciano
Class of 2001
Army, 8 Years

• Enlisted in 2006.
• Completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, KY.
• Concluded Advanced Individual Training at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD.
• Served with the 101st Airborne Division, 4th Brigade Combat Team at Fort Campbell, KY.
• Completed a 15-month tour of duty at FOB Shank, Afghanistan.
• Officially and Honorably Discharged in 2014.
• Currently serving as a Firefighter at Keyes Fire Department.

Classmates Spotlight

Independence High School Classmates

Rebecca Dillow
Class of '10

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

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School News

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