John Burroughs High School Alumni

Burbank, 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

andrew felix
andrew felix
Class of 2007
Army, 3 Years

Active Army as a Combat Engineer.
Andrew Michael Van Donselaar
Andrew Michael Van Donselaar
Class of 1993
Army, 17 Years

After High School I left for the Navy spent 12 1/2 years in, then joined the Army and spent 5 years in this branch. Made SGT and PO2.
Brad Rogers
Brad Rogers
Class of 1980
Air Force, 4 Years

Law Enforcement Specialist - AFSC 81152
1980-1982 - RAF Greenham Common, UK
501st Security Police Squadron
1983-1984 - Eielson AFB, Alaska
343rd Security Police Squadron
Bruce Jones
Bruce Jones
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Semoer Fideles
Cap Wallington
Cap Wallington
Class of 1960
Navy, 30 Years

Retired Captain, USN, Aviator
Chris Cline
Chris Cline
Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 4 Years

1996-2000
David L. Kelly
David L. Kelly
Class of 1965
Navy, 20 Years

Minesweeper MSO-432 (Vietnam) 1969-1971, mine counter-measures officer; DLG-15 (Vietnam) 1971-1973, combat information center officer, navigator; Navy Combat Information Training Center, San Diego (1973-1975); Law School, USD [law education program]1975-1978; Defense Counsel, NAS North Island 1978-1979; Senior Prosecutor, Navy Legal Service Office, San Diego (1979-1980); Staff Judge Advocate, Naval Station, San Diego (1980-1982); Navy/Marine Corps Appellat Review Activity, Washington D.C. (1982-1984); Branch Head, Navy Urinalysis Drug Program, Office of Judge Advocate General (1984-1986); Military Judge, Southwest Circuit, San Diego (1986-1989).
David McHorney
David McHorney
Class of 1986
Air Force, 8 Years

Served 8 years as an Air Force Pediatrician. Achieved the rank of Major.
David Toombs
David Toombs
Class of 1971
Army, 10 Years

Joined Army in July 1971. Basic training at Fort Ord, California. Advanced training at Fort Lee, Virginia. MOS: 76P20 stock control specialist.
First assignment after training was 2nd Infantry
Division (Indianhead), Camp Casey, Korea 1972-73. Other assignments include Okinawa,and Germany, Fort Belvoir, Virginia and Fort Hunter-Ligett,Ca. Rank at discharge was specialist 5, E5
Don Foster
Don Foster
Class of 1950
Army, 20+ Years

ROTC at UCLA, served 25 years before retiring. You can find me in the bleachers at Burroughs football and baseball games.
Doug Rhyner
Doug Rhyner
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

Airport Management
Duane (Butch) Hugh Maddux
Duane (Butch) Hugh Maddux
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Passed away in 2021 of cancer and was buried in the military cemetary in San Diego.
Ed Swafford
Ed Swafford
Class of 1958
Air Force, 4 Years

Also 12 years Navy Reserves 84 to 96
Edgar Bautista
Edgar Bautista
Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years

us Army instructor and senior adviser,
Eduardo Tinoco
Eduardo Tinoco
Class of 1980
Army, 4 Years

3d Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
6th Ranger Training Battalion
Ranger Class 12-86
Edward Swafford
Edward Swafford
Class of 1958
Air Force, 4 Years

After 4 years in Paris was asked by Charlie to go home. At the age of 44 went back in to the Navy Reserves and spent 12 years going to Hawaii. Life is ruff
Jack Maurer
Jack Maurer
Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years

Served on the aircraft carriers USS Hancock and the Bonnie Dick from 1963 to 1967 during the Vietnam War. Three full WesPac cruises to the south China sea.
Jack Maurer
Jack Maurer
Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years

Serviced on aircraft carriers USS Hancock and Bonny Dick from 1963 to 1967 during the Vietnam War
James L. (Jim) Haynes
James L. (Jim) Haynes
Class of 1958
Army, 3 Years

1962 Thru 1965
82D Airborne Division
Military Intelligence Detachment
Jason A. Suarez
Jason A. Suarez
Class of 1993
Army, 3 Years

1st Cavalry Division - Armor Crewman
Army Commendation Medal in Kuwait
Jeffrey William Stein
Jeffrey William Stein
Class of 1968
Navy Reserves, 5 Years

Worked in Naval Intelligence as a CT (Communication Technician) “O” Branch assigned to a SPINTCOMM (Special Intelligence) Relay Station at NAVCOMMSTAHONO, Hawaii...1970/72
Joey Paysinger
Joey Paysinger
Class of 2004
Air Force, 4 Years

Served 4 years in the USAF
John Schofield
John Schofield
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

Served in the US Navy as a US Navy Diver in Vietnam with HCU1 (Harbor Clearance Unit 1).
Jonathan Martinez
Jonathan Martinez
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 4 Years

0331- Machingunner Served two tours in Iraq (Fallujah and Ramadi) with Weapons Company, 1st Bn 5th Marines in 2004 and 2005. Also sent as FAP to Miltary Police in Camp Pendleton in 2006.
Joshua Creadick
Joshua Creadick
Class of 2001
Army, 7 Years

Serving in Afghanistan currently. Served in Iraq in 2005-2006. Home station is Fort Carson, CO. Achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant in under 7 years.
Larry L. Raduenz
Larry L. Raduenz
Class of 1957
Air Force, 7 Years

Was in The Strategic Air Command Elite Guard and Drill Team at SAC Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska
Larry Valdez
Larry Valdez
Class of 1979
Army, 5 Years

I left Burroughs to join the Army in Feb. of 79. I spent 1 1/2 years at Ft. Carson, Colorado, 1 1/2 in Germany, 1 year at Ft. Ord, Ca., And 1 year In Korea.
Leo De Los Santos
Leo De Los Santos
Class of 1971
Army, 2 Years

PFC with the 14th DPU (Data Processing Unit) attached to 101st Airborne
Les Totans
Les Totans
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

Viet Nam
Martin Saklad
Martin Saklad
Class of 1963
Army, 6 Years

2 years active duty and 4 years reserves. Served in Korea with 7th Inf Div.
Martin Saklad
Martin Saklad
Class of 1963
Army, 6 Years

Drafted into the Army in 1965. Served 1 yr at Ft. Hood, TX in 2nd Armored Division and 1 yr in Korea with 7th Infantry Division. 4 years in Army Reserve.
Michael A. Grijalva
Michael A. Grijalva
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 8 Years

7 years on Active duty. Infantry Officer, currently SMCR with 2/24 in Chicago. 5 Deployments in 6 years, 3 combat tours.
Michael Larson
Michael Larson
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

wow.
Paul Anton
Paul Anton
Class of 1956
Army, 20+ Years

101st Abn Div Viet Nam 1968. PH, ARCOM Retired 1975 CW-2
Raoul Max Gradvohl
Raoul Max Gradvohl
Class of 1957
Army, 16 Years

Vietnam/Germany/Alaska/Japan/
Rev Dr Roger Kissel
Rev Dr Roger Kissel
Class of 1966
Air Force, 7 Years

Vietnam Service, computer systems analyst, Air Force Recruiter in L.A. Basin area. 1968-1975
Rev Dr Roger Kissel
Rev Dr Roger Kissel
Class of 1965
Air Force, 7 Years

Four years as computer programmer and 3 years as USAF Recruiter. TDY assignments to Vietnam during first 4 years. Honor Graduate of the USAF Recruiting School at Lackland AFB, Texas.
Richard
Richard
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Drafted in 9/65, served in Vietnam 9/66 thru 9/67
Richard Granlund
Richard Granlund
Class of 1954
Navy, 3 Years

electrician. USS Hancock, USS Essex
Richard Kenworthy
Richard Kenworthy
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Drafted 9/65, completed basic training at Fort Polk, LA then transferred to Fort Bliss, TX. Served one year in Vietnam

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John Burroughs High School Classmates

Susan Fuller
Class of '77

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DUANE (BUTCH) HUGH MADDUX

PASSED AWAY IN 2021 OF CANCER. HE WAS BURIED IN A MILITARY CEMETARY IN S.D.
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Our John Burroughs 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 John Burroughs High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Burbank are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!