James Madison High School Alumni

San Diego, 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

Alan Makinson
Alan Makinson
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base
Anthony F. Mendiola Jr.
Anthony F. Mendiola Jr.
Class of 1982
Army, 15 Years

Multi-Channel Communication Operator - V Corps
Vulcan Weapon Repairer - 2ID, 2AD, 1CD
Executive Administrative Assistant - 1CD
Intelligence Analyst - 1CD
ETS'd as a SSG/E-6
Anthony H. Perez
Anthony H. Perez
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

US Naval Officer, Naval Avaitor, Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter Pilot.
Audrey (Gilbert) Reid
Audrey (Gilbert) Reid
Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Hospital Corpsman Chief. Stationed at Branch Medical Clinic Iwakuni, Japan; US Naval Hospital Long Beach; US Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan; Naval Medical Center San Diego; and US Naval Hospital Naples, Italy
Bob Deyo
Bob Deyo
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

4 years active (65-69), mainly at Bitburg AB, GDR
18 years guard (83-01) at March AB, CA
Brandy Godinez
Brandy Godinez
Class of 1991
Air Force, 13 Years

I have served for the past 13 as an Air Force Cryptologic Linguist. I have been stationed in Alaska and Nevada and have travelled to Russia, Germany, France, Poland and the Czech Republic
Carol Waugh
Carol Waugh
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

B-52 crew chief. Civil engineering tech.
Chris Tilley
Chris Tilley
Class of 2003
Navy, 6 Years

Hospital Corpsman, Fleet Marine Force
Clay Wheeler
Clay Wheeler
Class of 1978
Army, 4 Years

U.S. Army Infantry,
4th Infantry Division at Ft. Carson, CO.,
1st Infantry Division (FWD), Goeppingen, Germany
Deployed from Germany to the sand box for Desert Storm.
David Daugherty
David Daugherty
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20 Years

Communication. Malstrom AFB MT, Clark AB PI, Edwards AFB CA, San Vito Dei Normanni, IT, NMCC at the Pentagon.
David Santoro
David Santoro
Class of 1972
Air Force, 18 Years

Pararescue - CRO - O5 Ret
David Santoro (Lt Co. USAF Retired)
David Santoro (Lt Co. USAF Retired)
Class of 1972
Air Force, 18 Years

Pararescue - CRO - AFSOC
demetrius dukes
demetrius dukes
Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 10 Years

served in the marines as a demolitions expert with an honorable discharge. later, he then joined the army as a part of a search and rescue team.
demetrius also served two tours in kuwait/iraq, and bosnia-herzgovena
Dennis M. Seymour
Dennis M. Seymour
Class of 1975
Army, 10 Years

Served as a Military Policeman and Military Policie Investigator from February 1976 to August 1986 including assignments in West Germany (76 to 81), South Korea (82 to 83), Panama (86), and California (81 to 82 and 84 to 86). Staff Sergeant.
Dennis Seymour
Dennis Seymour
Class of 1975
Army, 10 Years

Served 1976-1986 in (West) Germany, Korea, California, and Panama.
Donald Bennett
Donald Bennett
Class of 1992
Navy, 6 Years

US Navy Physician
Earl Woods
Earl Woods
Class of 1978
Army, 12 Years

Corba. Apache Helicopter Mech: Desert Storm Vet
Ed Deverell
Ed Deverell
Class of 1964
Army, 12 Years

Infantry with two tours in Vietnam, Military Police upon my return at Fort Carson, CO.
Ed Deverell
Ed Deverell
Class of 1964
Army, 12 Years

Infantry Vietnam, Military Police upon return
Eddie B. Hill
Eddie B. Hill
Class of 1983
Army, 4 Years

Basic training at Ft. Knox, AIT at Ft. Knox. Served with 1st/2nd Cavalry at Bindlach, West Germany as armor crewman; loader, driver, gunner. Border patrol on the East German border (when there was one).
Gene Valenzuela
Gene Valenzuela
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

Served from Nov. 1970 to Aug. 1974. ICBM Missle Mechanic. Stationed in Cheyenne, Wyo. at F.E. Warren AFB.
Gerald Hollie
Gerald Hollie
Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

21 years active duty. Tours included Iran Hostage Crisis, 1st Gulf War and Somalia
Hilburne E Knowles, Jr  (Ski)
Hilburne E Knowles, Jr (Ski)
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Vietnam, truck & trailer driver convoy's to fire bases from Long Bein.
James E Shriver II
James E Shriver II
Class of 1977
Navy, 26 Years

MMCS(SW) Retired
Jeff Trickey
Jeff Trickey
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Petroleum Supply Specialist, Ft Campbell, KY; Okinawa, Japan; Drill Sgt at Ft Lee VA:; Ft Belvoir, VA; Split Croatia; Hanau, Germany
Jeffrey D. Trickey
Jeffrey D. Trickey
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Petroleum Supply Specialist, Air Assault, Drill Sergeant, Served at Ft. Campbell, Ky; Okinawa Japan; Ft Lee, VA; Ft Belvoir VA; and Budegen Germany, Retired out of Iraq with the 1-1 CAV.
Jerald A. Coleman
Jerald A. Coleman
Class of 1975
Air Force, 17 Years

Retired and on to the next career
Jim Robilotta
Jim Robilotta
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

28 years all over the world....
Jim Robilotta
Jim Robilotta
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

28 years in air traffic control, communications, and combat camera. Gulf War I and II, and numerous other operations. Capstone was designing, implementing and operating the Iraqi National Airspace (ATC) System from March to Sep 2003.
Jimmie Purrier
Jimmie Purrier
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Light Wheel Mechanic / Power Generator Mechanic / Fire Fighter- Chief- Crash Rescue / Petroleum Specialist / Digital Radio Operator
JOHN BROKAMP
JOHN BROKAMP
Class of 1979
Army, 4 Years

101 AIRBORNE 159TH AVIATION UNIT AIRCRAFT RE-FUELER
John W Owens
John W Owens
Class of 1980
Air Force, 4 Years

Sgt. E-4, Firefighter
40th CEF Aviano AB Italy Fire dept.-40th Tactical group
23rd CES England AFB Louisiana Fire Dept. -23rd Tactical Fighter Wing (Flying Tigers)
Johnny Q. Gogue, III
Johnny Q. Gogue, III
Class of 1985
Army, 9 Years

Served from 1985 to 1994 in Air Defense Artillery. Went to Desert Storm/Shield and was assigned in various posts to include Colorado, Germany, Louisiana, and Texas. Since departing the military, I have had a family and have given a speech for Memorial Day: http://www.usmemorialday.org/speeches/other/oath.htm
Jon  Ambrosia
Jon Ambrosia
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Field radio operator, and support group with the 459the Signal Battalion \Ban Me Thout
Viet Nam 1968/69
Jon  Ambrosia
Jon Ambrosia
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Field radio operator, and support group with the 459the Signal Battalion \Ban Me Thout
Viet Nam 1968/69
Jon Eric Ambrosia
Jon Eric Ambrosia
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Radio/ radio teletype operator Ban Me Thout Viet Nam. /Duties were to establish secondary communications between camps via radio waves using teletype signals vs land line communication . Also served as a field radio operator for field operations
Joseph Fuller
Joseph Fuller
Class of 1972
Army, 8 Years

Field Artillery, served in Germany, Korea and Ft. Lewis WA. Served another 4 years in the WA Army National Guard.
Joshua Lucio
Joshua Lucio
Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Serving as an Air Traffic Control Communications Technician
Kenneth M. Blizzard
Kenneth M. Blizzard
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

2 years Army 19th Combat Engineer's. Vietnam, 1967-1968.
Khoi Pham
Khoi Pham
Class of 2004
Army, 8 Years

Military Police, 670th Military Police, San Diego, CA. Joint Task Force Vista '06, Operation Iraqi Freedom '07, Operation Enduring Freedom '09

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Class of '79

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In memory of Robbie Hansler

Robbie Hansler, Class of 1965, passed on Tuesday, January 11 in San Marcos following a stroke he suffered in late 2015.
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Our James Madison 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 James Madison High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in San Diego are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!