Military Alumni

Military 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

anthony lares
anthony lares Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years
Air Traffic Controller/Combat Engineer/Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne
Art Padilla
Art Padilla Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years
Airborne Infantry Ranger
Dan Meza
Dan Meza Class of 1964
Navy, 3 Years
USS Hancock CVA-19 Aircraft Carrier
Dawn Hoover Coburn
Dawn Hoover Coburn Class of 1975
Navy, 19 Years
Retired E-6,k served in various commands/jobs. Met my husband and moved to Hawaii in 1978. Have been there ever since and now work civil service for the US Coast Guard
Hoytt Runnels
Hoytt Runnels Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years
Two years in Viet Nam and two years state side. That was enough for me.
Jon Mercy
Jon Mercy Class of 1972
Coast Guard, 4 Years
Ice Patrol, Antartica and Artic. Search and Rescue-Newport Beach California
Joseph Bright
Joseph Bright Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 10 Years
Medically retired from injuries sustained in combat. Three tours in Iraq for a total of 29 months deployed.
Joseph Henderson
Joseph Henderson Class of 1975
Navy, 11 Years
Served U. S. Navy, retired Chief Petty Officer
Kevin Faler
Kevin Faler Class of 1988
Navy, 20+ Years
Electronic Technician. Two tours in Iraq, OEF/OIF, 2004 Indonesia Tsunami Relief, 2005 Hurricane Katrina clean up. 2003 San Diego wild fires, 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
leonel e holguin
leonel e holguin Class of 1992
Army, 15 Years
us army sgt tours of duty were 97 98 south korea . tour of duty iraq 05 06 severily injured. MOS 19k 19d 62b 63b just retired due to injures sustain in combat. thanks for not forgetting about soldiers. indio high whaoooooooooooooo!
Mal Maloney
Mal Maloney Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Squadron HMA-169, MAG-39, 3rd MAW. Avionics Technician and member on the All Marine Basketball Team.
Miles Standish
Miles Standish Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years
Enlisted right out of high school in 1966. Trained in ground equipment and assigned to SAC in 1967. Temporary Duty to Guam in support of operation ARCLIGHT, over Vietnam. Served at Cam Ranh Bay AFB, Vietnam in 1969. Discharged SSGT in 1970
Nancy Marshall
Nancy Marshall Class of 1974
Air Force, 5 Years
Medical Materiel Technician. Training and tours. USAF Training at San Antonia, TX Specialty Training, Sheppard AFB Witchita Falls, TX 1. Clark AF Base, Philippines 2. Sheppard AFB, Witchita Falls, TX 3. Holloman AFB, Alamogordo, NM
Philip Ballard
Philip Ballard Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 9 Years
Phillip Torres
Phillip Torres Class of 1973
Air Force, 6 Years
Intergrated Avionics Technician, Specialized in the Mark II Advanced Avionic Package.
Reginald L. Smith
Reginald L. Smith Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
Entered initially into the California National Guard-1970 as a Armor Crewman. I requested to enter active duty(1974) US Army as a 91B Combat Medic(Medical Specialist).I have been trained as a Paramedic and have trained former medics and medical professional in trauma and in the capabilities of our enlisted medic.I have been at various sites, Ft Knox,Ky.,Ft. Hood and Ft. Sam Houston, Tx.Ft Polk,La.,Ft. Lewis, WA, Schofield Barracks,Hawaii, Ft. Riley, KS, Ft Benning, Ft. Rucker,Ala.,Ft Meade and Aberdeen Proving Ground,MD, Ft. Sill, OK, Ft.Leonard Wood, MO and Ft. Ord and Ft. Irwin, CA, just to mention a few in my career. I started out as enlisted and attained SFC(E-7) rank before being given a CW2 warrant officer rank as a Physician Assistant(PA). Due to militarychanges in rank structure, all PA were commissioned. I retired as a active duty CW2 but 1 LT in the US Army Reserve. I have various decorations but the best I have is seeing one of my combat medic that I have trained do his duty under the most terrible stress that is life-threatening in cases and go back into that zone without thought for his own well-being but his ability to save his fellow soldier.
Reginald Smith
Reginald Smith Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
Armor crewman,Combat Medic, EMT/Paramedic Medical NCO and Medical Instructor. Military Physician Assistant.(PA-C). Varies tours in U.S. and overseas. Retired as CW 2
Thomas Barger
Thomas Barger Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years
11 years as an avionics technician and 14 years as a flight engineer on the C-141 and KC-10 aircraft. 13 desert deployments starting with Desert Shield and ending with OIF/OEF.
Yvonne V. Perez
Yvonne V. Perez Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years
Military K-9 Handler/Law Enforcement , Stationed at the largest K-9 unit in the world--Clark AB, Philliphines. I was a Military Dog Handler during the time when it was very rare to have Women In the Field of K-9.

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Indio High School Classmates

Georgia Emerson
Class of '80

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