Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
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Honored Military Alumni
Cardenio A. Tolentino Jr. Class of 1991
Army, 20+ Years 11B Infantry- MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket Systems Computer Specialist 13P- 13T Meterological and Surveyor Met Station Leader- 92Y Logistics and Administration Specialist
Gabriel O. Gandia Sr. Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years Combat Engineer
John Parongao Jr. Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years Aviation Electronics Technician. As I progressed up the ranks, I moved into Aircraft Maintenance as the squadron maintenance chief. My service was mainly on the West Coast and far east, with deployments to Yankee Station off the coast of Vietnam, and four deplyments to the Persian Gulf. I also did a five year tour as an electronics instructor, teaching radar, navigation, and communications systems utilized in various Naval aircrafts. The last 10 years of my Navy tour was in the Command Master Chief program. I did CMC tours with an S-3 Viking squadron, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, California, Navy Recruiting District Albuquerque, New Mexico, and finally with Helicopter Anti-submarine squadron 14 deployed with Carrier Air Group Five aboard the USS Independence and USS Kitty Hawk while these carriers were forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan. I went to boot camp in June 1967 and retired in May 2000. Yep, 33 years of serving my country and proud of it. I will add that I got promoted to Master Chief (E-9) in less than 18 years.
Kristopher Speegle Class of 2001
National Guard, 8 Years 4 years Hawaii Army National Guard UH ROTC 4 years California Army National Guard
Michael Ginez Class of 1991
Air Force, 20+ Years 2T3X0 Vehicle Management; 554 RED HORSE, PACAF, AETC, SOCOM, AMC, ACC, JTF, OEF, OIF, OSW, WRM. Spent numerous tours Iraq, Afghanistan, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Cuba, BIOT. AIM HIGH!!!
Tommy Texeira Class of 1972
Air Force, 6 Years Served as a Jet Mechanic Specialist forwar ready aircraft with over two engines, to include B-52,C-130,KC-WC 135, C-5, C-141, eventually stationed at Hickam AFB where I finished my enlistment with a Honorable Discharge
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