Kalani High School Alumni

Honolulu, Hawaii (HI)

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Military High School Alumni

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This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Allyn J. Merrell
Allyn J. Merrell
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Serviced 10 years with the 27th TFW at Cannon AFB working F-111D and then the 9th SRW at Beale AFB woriking KC-135Q and 11 years in the Air Force Reserve with the 940th ARW woriking KC-135E at Mather ABF, McCallen AFB, Beale AFB and retired as a TSGT Aug. 2001
Carl E  Teets
Carl E Teets
Class of 1979
National Guard, 20+ Years

From 1979 to 1983 Marine Corps
S.O.M.S @ Marine Corps Air Station-Kaneohe
Flight Clearance Clerk Hanger 105.
From 1985 to 2010 Hawaii Army National Guard - 12 Personal Service Company & 29th BCT / 1 Yr tour in Iraq
Charles Jaber
Charles Jaber
Class of 1967
Navy, 2 Years

Upon graduating from UH, enlisted in 1972, but declined OCS for shorter enlistment. Schooled/trained as OS (Operations Specialist), served on destroyer, USS Rathburne out of Pearl Harbor (won COMCRUDESPAC basketball championship), completed two WESPAC Vietnam tours, sustained sharpnel injuries to back, underwent surgery/rehab, honorable medical discharge 1974, utilized G.I. Bill to obtain 2nd degree.
Charles Jaber
Charles Jaber
Class of 1967
Navy, 2 Years

Upon graduating UH, enlisted in 1972, declined OCS for shorter enlistment, schooled/trained as OS (Operations Specialist), served on destroyer, USS Rathburne out of Peal Harbor (won COMCRUDESPAC basketball championship), two WESTPAC Vietnam tours, sustained sharpnel to back, underwent surgery/rehab, honorable medical discharge, utilized G.I. Bill to obtain 2nd degree.
Christian M. Kiyuna
Christian M. Kiyuna
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

Vietnam , Munition Maintenance
Christian M. Kiyuna
Christian M. Kiyuna
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

Ubon Thailand 8th TFW Munitions Mait.
Jesse Wilson
Jesse Wilson
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined the USAF a week after graduating...Basic at Lackland AFB, TX...Tech Training for aircraft maintenance at Chanute AFB, IL...F-104s & F-4s at George AFB, CA...RF-4Cs, F-4C&Ds, HH-53Cs, HH-3Cs, C-47s, HH-43s, A-1E, Ds at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand...got out and worked as a civilian aircraft maintenance F-4s and F-5s in Teharan, Iran...C-54s and C-7s in Kwajalein, Marshall Islands...went to college and back into USAF in aircraft maintenance OV-10s at Sembach AB, Germany, T-37s & T-38s at Laughlin AFB, TX, F-4Es, F-5Es, T-33s at Clark AB, PI, AFROTC instructor at USM Hattiesburg, MS, F-15s and F-117s at Holloman AFB, NM, C-17 and V-22 support at Keesler AFB, MS, F-16, F-15C/D/E, KC-135R, and B-1 at Mountain Home AFB, ID, C-130, F-15C/D/J at Yokota AB, Japan, QF-4, QF-4, BQM-34, MQM-107 drones at Tyndall AFB, FL...31+ years as enlisted and officer...great career and now enjoying retirement...in the Sunshine State...God Bless America.
Jimmie Agapay
Jimmie Agapay
Class of 1968
Army, 4 Years

Sgt. Airborne infantry mos-11b-11c-11h & sf/ranger train in special Ops jungle desert mountain snow&ice urban.
Jimmie Agapay
Jimmie Agapay
Class of 1968
Army, 4 Years

82nd Abn. Div. Paratrooper-11/b/11h/11c..
John M. Gunson
John M. Gunson
Class of 1963
Army, 6 Years

Enlisted in U.S.Army Reserve, 100BG, 442Inf at Fort DeRussy, HI, in March, 1963. Upon graduation from Kalani in June 1963, I completed 6 months ACDUTRA at Schofield Barracks, HI. In 1964, after my father's (USCG) transfer from HI to Philadelphia, PA, I completed my military obligation with the Maryland Army National Guard in Denton, MD.
Ken Quero
Ken Quero
Class of 1967
Navy, 2 Years

Served during the Vietman Conflict (WAR)..on the USS Ticondaroga CVA-14..Two (2) tours in Vietman. I am now a Disabled Vietman Vet..Was an Avation Ordanance builder..
Lisa Clement
Lisa Clement
Class of 1974
Navy, 22 Years

Served as a Radioman/IT Specialist.
Myron D Toyama
Myron D Toyama
Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years

Basic at Fort Ord in Fall 1969. Training at Fort Rucker and Eustis. Stationed in Vietnam 1970-1971 and DEROS out of Fort Hood in May 1972.
Patrick Stack
Patrick Stack
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

With draft notice in hand went to the US Army Recruiter in Waikiki, the Sgt had me take the entry tests over again, was offered OCS or Helicopter school, chose still photographer, basic at FT. OR Ca. 1972, Ft Monmouth, NJ. Photo school 1973 then stationed at Ft. Hood TX. 1973-1975, photo taken Ft. Hood Sep 75 just before ets
Phil Van Alst
Phil Van Alst
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Helicopter pilot
Reid Lofton
Reid Lofton
Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years

Joined the Navy in July of 1970. Basic training was at RTC/NTC SanDiego, CA. After basic, went to Radioman school. First duty station was at Naval Communications Station - Guam and then the U.S.S. Oriskany (CVA-34). Served 2 tours off Vietnam.
Richard Coffin
Richard Coffin
Class of 1973
Air Force, 2 Years

Served as Radar Repairman for AC&W at Keesler AFB, MS., and Mill Valley AFS, CA., (the 666th RADS, yes 666). Vietnam War ended and like many others took an early out.
Ross Shiraki
Ross Shiraki
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

4 years active - 28 years reserve
Recalled to active duty 98-99 and 2001
Sanford Tanna
Sanford Tanna
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Military career spanning 30 years in Army Signal Corps and Army Aviation Branch. Graduated from Southern Illinos University, Carbondale in 1986 and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy in 1989. Served two Tours in the Republic of Korea, two tours in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1 tour at Schofield Barracks, HI. Deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operations Desert Shield and Storm. Held leadership positions as Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Battalion and Brigade Command Sergeant Major. Served as Commandant of the Aviation Center Noncommissioned Academy, Fort Rucker, Alabama before retiring from active duty on 30 June 2000. Awards and decorations include Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal 2OLC, Army Commendation Medal 3 OLC, Army Achievement Medal, Expeditiary Forces Medal, Expert Marksmanship Badge, Master Crewmember Wings.
Terry Chang
Terry Chang
Class of 1969
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

I began my service upon graduation Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI in 1974, when I was commissioned a 2LT. The Vietnam Conflict ended a month after I completed IOBC at Ft Benning, GA. From that time forward until the conclusion of Desert Storm, I served in various positions in the USAR (BCT instructor at Ft Wood, MO; Training Officer at Ft Jackson, SC; Personnel Officer at Ft Dix, NJ; AT Platoon Ldr at Schofield Barracks, HI; Executive Officer at Ft McCoy, WI; to name a few). My highest rank attained was that of a CPT.
While I was an Executive Officer of an Ordinance Company, I took part in exercises in Germany in 1983.
Later, as a Company Commander, I was able to take part in Operation Team Spirit 84 (Winter Maneuver exercises that were held annually in Korea).
For a short time in 1985, I served with another Kalani 69 grad name Walter Best. He was an E6 in an MI battalion in Los Angeles, CA.
In 1992, with the conclusion of hostilities with Iraq and relative peace in the world, I was relegated to the Retired Reserves for a a space of 14 years.
I re-entered the ranks of the Army in 2006 as an E5 (as I had exceeded my MRD) and deployed as a Civil Affairs NCO in Afghanistan. I served two combat tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and then returned home in February 2008. I was, on an average, roughly thirty years older than most of my counterparts in the field. By the time I returned, I was quite beat up and suffering from a herniated disc in my neck.
In April 2010, I submitted my paperwork and was officially retired in the end of that year.
Thomas K Roberts
Thomas K Roberts
Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years

Basic and AIT at Ft. Ord, California. Radio school at Ft. Monmouth, N.J. Sent to Radar School in March 1962. Maintained Radar at Ft. Mac Arthur, Calif till May of 1964. Discharged in June 1964, at Scholfield Barracks, Hawaii. Made my home in Diamond Bar, California.
Thomas K Roberts
Thomas K Roberts
Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years

Served 3 years in the U.S. Army from 1961-1964.
Thomas Sugars
Thomas Sugars
Class of 1972
Navy, 6 Years

Tom spent his first two years in advanced technical schools followed by assignment to USS Mariano G Vallejo SSBN 658 Blue Crew ssbn658.org During the off crew cycle, Tom continued with more advanced training.
April 12, 1976, Tom was awarded Silver Dolphins and delcared "Qualified in Submarines"
One interesting note: The 658 was next to the 642 during construction at Mare Island Naval Shipyard. 642 was named USS Kamehameha.
Tracy Chang
Tracy Chang
Class of 1989
Navy, 20+ Years

1990 - NTC San Diego
1990-1994 - USS Constellation (CV-64)
1994-1997 - VP-9 Golden Eagles
1997-2000 - NAS Barbers Point AIMD
2000-2004 - HSL-37 Easyriders
2001, 2003 - USS Port Royal (CG-73)
2004-2007 - VP-9 Golden Eagles
2007-2010 - MALS-24 MCAS Kaneohe Bay
2010 - Retired!!!!!
Val Daigle
Val Daigle
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy Pilot with 155 combat missions in Viet Nam flying A-7's from USS Oriskany (now a reef off Pensacola FL). Retired with 2,500 flt hours and 350 carrier landings (many at night!!). Three tours as a Flight Instructor and a few desk jobs. Flew T-34, T28, T-2, TF-9, TA-4, A-4, A-7, C-1 aircraft during my career. After retirement flew with Pan American World Airways til they decided to try bankruptcy.
Wade Daffinee
Wade Daffinee
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

Joined in 1971 after graduation. Basic training at Fort Ord California. Stationed at Kaiserslautern, West Germany; Fort Benning, Georgia; Frankfurt, West Germany; Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Zweibruecken, West Germany; and lastly Fort Lee, Virginia. Participated in Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. Retired as Master Sergeant in March 1992. Receives two Meritorious Service Medals among other various medals and awards.
Wayne Waterman
Wayne Waterman
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 7 Years

Upon graduation USMC Reserves -Force Recon. Vietnam 1st Marine Division Infantry.
William Hicks
William Hicks
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served at Misawa, Kadena, Camp Foster, Camp Kinser, Yokota, & Camp Zama Japan, Osan Korea, Beale AFB, Ca, Randolph AFB, Tx, Corry Sta., Fl, Monterey, Ca., Hickam AFB, Hi.

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Our Kalani 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 Kalani High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Honolulu are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!