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
Gregory Blake Casey Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years Retired as Lt Colonel with 4 years Active Duty and 22 years Reserve. Last duty assignment was with the 446th Air Wing at McChord AFB, Washington as Deputy Commander, Combat Support Group.
Julie Whiteman Thompson Class of 1973
Army, 4 Years 5th Transportation Co. (Heavy Boat) Ford Island, Hawaii 25th Infantry Division, Ft. Shafter Harborcraft Operator 1974-1979
Nathan Guy Aalapuna Figueira Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years Started in the Air Force as a side door gunner on a helicopter in Vietnam. After that I became. survival instructor for the remaining years with stint as in Air Force Recruiting and as a drill instructor at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Retired in 1993.
Patrick J. O'Malley Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years Retired in 2003 after 20 years of service. Stationed overseas 4 times, with 2 combat tours and assignments in Bosnia, Southwest Asia (3), Germany (2), and Korea (2).
Paul O'Rourke Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years Retired as a LTC after 20 yrs and tours in Germany, Middle East and Mainland.
Rodrigo Medalla Bolo Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years U.S Navy Boatswain Mate 14 Yrs, Provide Underway Replinishment, Fuel and Supply. U.S Navy Master At Arms for 7 Yrs, Provide and Enforce Laws and Anti- Terorism, 5th Fleet Saudi Manama, Bahrain, (EST) Embark Security Team Tactical Supervisor.
Seth Kuoha Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years United States Air Force/CA ANG. Active duty from 1980-1987. I was a Security Specialist from 1980-1985 with assignments to North Dakota; Osan Korea and Grissom Indiana before going into radio communications maintenance and working on Air Traffic Control equipment until 1987 in California. I left active duty service and entered the California Air National Guard with the 147th Combat Communications Squadron in San Diego, CA until retirement in 2005.
Terry W. Lee Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years I joined the U.S. Army in 1971, with the all Hawaii Voluntee Army. I did my basic training at Fort Ord, California and applied for Officer Candidate School (OCS), either as a helicopter pilot or Arttillery officer. I did my advance training at the Quartermaster School at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Virginia. I graduated as a Aircraft Repair Parts Specialist but never worked in my field. My whole class was shipped out to Viet Nam, except for 7 students. My orders were held up pending my test results for OCS. I was assigned to the mess hall as a mess clerk working with a sargent that had previously been stationed in Hawaii. We had so much fun in the mess hall that the Company Commander decided to make me his company clerk ( Morning Report clerk, legal clerk and the mail clerk). Little did I know that the company next door had one person for each position. But I did get to play volleyball with the company commander and I made the All Post Volleyball Team. This was an Air Force team with two guys from Hawaii, as coaches, and four tall African Americans that I got to set. After 2 1/2 years I got an early out but was required to serve 1 year in the Hawaii National Guard at Fort Ruger with the 447th Field Artillery. I spent one more year with the Guard because it was so much fun. My regards go out to all my classmates that went to Viet Nam, that was really the hard job, and those that did not make it back. Aloha nui loa
Vicki Boles Class of 1968
Navy, 10 Years Nurse: Oakland, Guam, San Diego
William j paz Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years I was an electronic warfare technician. I recieved full retirement after 20 years plus 50% disability. I have sailed in almost every sea and visited every continent except Antarctica. I have been to Paris, Rome, Berlin and London. I've been to Tokyo, Phuket, Subic Bay and Perth and Melbourne Australia. I would do it again.
William Martin Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years Active US Navy 1968-1974. Served onboard USS Joseph Hewes DE 1078 as RM2 in Gulf of Tonkin '72 USNR-R 1982-2000 in various reserve units. Honorable Discharge as RM1 in 2000.
William Martin Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years Active Duty 1968-1974 Served on board USS Joseph Hewes, De-1078 from 1969-1972. Served in Viernam USNR-R 1982-2000. Last command Battle Group, USS George Washington CV73. Honorable Discharge 2000.
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