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

Alex Smith
Alex Smith Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years
USAF: 1991-PRESENT Rank: Colonel, O-6 Specialty: Cyberspace Operations (Updated Sep 2013)
Art Barker
Art Barker Class of 1976
Army, 13 Years
Attack helicopter pilot, maintenance test pilot, instructor pilot
Betty Dent
Betty Dent Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years
Judge Advocate General Corps
Connie Sanchez
Connie Sanchez Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 4 Years
USMC 1985-1989; USAFR 2000-present
Ernest Riojas
Ernest Riojas Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years
CV 67 USS JOHN F. KENNEDY 1989-1992
George Tovar
George Tovar Class of 1966
Army, 13 Years
Enlisted end of july 73; completed basic combat training Sep 73; completed advanced individual training Dec 73; served with 8th Psychological Operations Battalion at Fort Bragg, NC, from Dec 73 - Oct 74; attended & graduated from branch immaterial officer's candicate course from Nov 74 - Mar 75; attended & graduated from infantry officer's basic course from Apr - May 75; attended parachutist course from Jun - Jul/Aug 75; assigned to 1st Battalion (Bn), 4th Infantry (Inf) Regiment (Regt) in Aschaffenburg, Germany from Aug 75 - Oct 78; attended & graduated from infantry officer's advanced course from Nov 78 - May 79; served as operational tester with Training and Doctrine Command Combinted Arms Test Activity (TCATA) from Jun 79 - May 87; served wth1st Bn, 9th Inf Regt(Manchus) from Jun 82 - Aug 83; returned to TCATA and served as operational tester from Sep 83 - Dec 86; became temporary hire civilian with TCATA in Feb 87; became permanent Department of the Army Civilian operational tester at what is now known as the US Army Operational Test Command in Mar 88; left USAOTC in Jan 11 to become operational tester with Army Medical Department Board at Fort Sam Houston, where I am currently employed.
Isabel Sandoval Jr
Isabel Sandoval Jr Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years
Chief Petty Officer
James C Chavis II
James C Chavis II Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
I had a variety of assignments with the USAF as a NCO and Officer throughout the world. My last 14 years was as a special agent/criminal investigator for USAF.
James C Chavis II
James C Chavis II Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years
I had a variety of assignments with the USAF as a NCO and Officer throughout the world. My last 14 years was as a special agent/criminal investigator for USAF.
James G. Elkins
James G. Elkins Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired in 1990 after 23 years service as a Master Sergeant.
James Ramos
James Ramos Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
Served in Viet Nam, and later in Desert Shield and Desert Storm as an Army Medical Officer, Physician Assistant with the 1st Cavalry Division.
JAVIER A. GONZALEZ Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
Still serving. Twenty-five years this year. Participated in Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. C5A Crew Chief. Travel world wide every year.
Jesse larralde
Jesse larralde Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
Still serving desert storm Iraqi freedom southern watch F. 16 weapons specialist.
Joe Alfred Correa
Joe Alfred Correa Class of 1975
Army, 6 Years
Joined in 1977 , served with 7th special forces group at Ft. Bragg, N.C. US PARATROOPER WHO VISITED ECSOTIC PLACES , MET INTERESTING PEOPLE AND NEUTRALIZED THEM
Joe Gomez Jr.
Joe Gomez Jr. Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years
Serviced our country with pride and honor in country and overseas. God bless America
Leonardo Hernandez Jr
Leonardo Hernandez Jr Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years
Proudly served my country for 4 years. God Bless America.
Martin Rios
Martin Rios Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Proudly Served in Iwakuni, Japasn - Colts Neck NJ - Camp Pendleton, CA & Yuma, AZ
Mary-Angel Torres
Mary-Angel Torres Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
Retired from U.S. Army in 1997.
Paul Zurita Ramirez
Paul Zurita Ramirez Class of 1995
Navy, 19 Years
Senior Chief Petty Officer (CECS) (SCW/FMF) Paul Zurita Ramirez served in the Navy for 19 years. He served as a Seabee Electrician. Was deployed to Iraq twice and to Afganistan once. He traveled the world representing our Country with Pride and Honor. Received his Associate Degree in Applied Electronics, was an Instructor, Recruiter, received a medal for Valor while serving in Afghanistan. Paul was an outstanding individual and excelled in all his endeavors. There is a memorial honoring Paul's service, it is located out side the Headquarters of the Navy Recruiting District San Antonio (located in Fort Sam Houston). Paul was born on April 5, 1976 and died on April 22, 2014 from PTSD wounds received while in Afghanistan. He left behind his wife Divina and 6 children; Katherine Brooke, Jeremiah, Tabitha, Arron, Maximus, & Sebastian. This is being submitted by his mother Yolanda Z. Donias. I can be reached at (210) 535-7362 cell or (210) 434-4878 home. Paul was a quarterback for the Kennedy Rockets! Yea Go Win.....
Ramon R. Martinez Jr
Ramon R. Martinez Jr Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years
Telecommunications Technician, 11 years in Germany, 3 years in Holland, 1 year in Saudi Arabia, 2 years in Kentucky, 2 years in Colorado, 2 years in Texas, 1 year in CA.

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John F Kennedy High School Classmates

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Class of '73

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Updated contact for class 68 reunion

Classmate for class of 68 ask me to pass along info for your upcoming 50th class reunion, see below:

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