Leigh High School Alumni

San Jose, 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

Albert E Fletcher
Albert E Fletcher
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

R.T.O in the 9th Infantary Div. 1968-1969
Arnold R Sanders
Arnold R Sanders
Class of 1972
Navy, 21 Years

3 years AirForce, 18 years Navy. Retired 31 Dec 1992 Missile Tech, Submarines.
Barry Giannoni
Barry Giannoni
Class of 1982
Navy, 8 Years

Ht1 E-6
Bart E. Owens
Bart E. Owens
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Drafted.... Basic Fort Lewis WA, Advanced, Fort Sill OK. Vietnam 1968-69. Sergeant on an air mobile 155.
Bill Gray
Bill Gray
Class of 1974
Navy, 3 Years

I served 3 years active duty then 3 years active reserve. I was very lucky and spent the bulk of my enlistment in Italy, I played football for the base team and had a great tour of duty.
Bob Clarke
Bob Clarke
Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 4 Years

4.5 years active duty, first as an infantry platoon commander with 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines on Okinawa, then was transferred to the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C., where I had jobs as an Assistant Operations Officer and ceremonial Platoon Commander (B Company).

A side job included working at the White House for state dinners, receptions, etc.
Bob Singer
Bob Singer
Class of 1974
Air Force, 9 Years

30671, Cryptographics and Teletype maintenance
Bob Singer
Bob Singer
Class of 1974
Air Force, 9 Years

Worked as Communications Maintenance, served in Italy, Oklahoma, Florida
Bob Singer
Bob Singer
Class of 1974
Air Force, 9 Years

USAF E-5 SSGT in Communications Electronics
Charles Henry
Charles Henry
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Based in Hawaii, North Carolina, Los Angeles then the Washington, D. C. area. Worked across Central and South Asia, East Africa, Austalia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.
CHRISTOPHER GALVEZ
CHRISTOPHER GALVEZ
Class of 2003
Army, 11 Years

Currently serving in the national capital region as a Defense Fellow.
Cire Clarke
Cire Clarke
Class of 1996
Air Force, 9 Years

ICBM Maintenance
David Butters
David Butters
Class of 1992
Coast Guard, 4 Years

Maritime Law Enforcement Officer
Fireman
Engineer

Changed last name to Bailey
David Damron
David Damron
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Spent some time in OIF and OEF and now my son is doing the same and I am proud. I am on the far left of the pic I sent
Donald W. Ballard
Donald W. Ballard
Class of 1968
Navy, 6 Years

Vietnam 1972 - Special Operations
Douglas Cardinal
Douglas Cardinal
Class of 1968
Navy, 30 Years

Entered the Navy at NAS Pensacola, Fl. In 1974. Designated as a Naval Aviator in 1976 at NAS Corpus Christi. Assigned to VP-48 at NAS Moffett Field in Sunnyvale, Ca. 25 miles from Leigh High School. Join the Navy and see the world. The Squadron deployed to Naval Station Adak, Ak where I met my wife Holly (married 43 years and counting). In 1979 Left active duty at NAS Whiting Field, Fl. Where I served as a flight instructor in VT-3. Remained in the Navy Reserves in a number of assignments until 2004 when I retired as a Captain
Eric Shofner
Eric Shofner
Class of 1977
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Electronic Technician (ETCS); Chief Warrant Officer Electronics Specialty; Lieutenant.

Specialized in radar, communications and navigation equipment maintenance and repair (depth sounders, GPS receivers; direction finders; etc).

Assigned to: Hawaii (twice); Kodiak, AK (twice); Oxnard, Point Reyes Station, Eureka CA; Seattle, WA: New York, NY; Chesapeake, VA
gary lentz
gary lentz
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

paratrooper,jungles 67-68 boonie rat
Gary Timmons
Gary Timmons
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

USN Seabees 1971-1975 Builder E-4
Gary Timmons
Gary Timmons
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

Navy Seabees from 1971-1975
George Clare
George Clare
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

Basic:Fort Lewis AIT:Fort Ord,Cook. 13 Months in South Korea 16 Months in Northern Thailand
Jacqueline Weaver
Jacqueline Weaver
Class of 1967
Army, 5 Years

Active duty with the Army Nurse Corps from 1970 to 1974 then 7 years in reserves. Stationed at Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg North Carolina.
James Fairbarn
James Fairbarn
Class of 1963
Navy, 6 Years

US Navy FMF Corpsman. Served with Marine combat units, Chu Lai, Vietnam.
James J Katawicz
James J Katawicz
Class of 2008
Marine Corps, 3 Years

I am just getting ready to start my second deployment to Afghanistan, hoping to make it home in time for my sister's graduation from Leigh in June 2012!
JAMES W NEIL
JAMES W NEIL
Class of 1967
Air Force, 38 Years

7 Tears Active Duty, 15 Years Reserves, 16 Years Air National Guard
Jason Orton
Jason Orton
Class of 1996
Navy, 4 Years

Damage Controlman Petty Officer 2nd Class
Jeff Dunasky
Jeff Dunasky
Class of 1982
Army, 6 Years

Served 18 months in Friedburg, Germany; Served 18 months in Columbus, Georgia - both duties as an 11-Bravo (infantryman); Graduated Officer Candidate School finishing out my military service.
It was awesome serving my country!
Jeff Forbes
Jeff Forbes
Class of 1966
Air Force, 7 Years

Crew Chief 141.s
Jeff Madigan
Jeff Madigan
Class of 1989
Army, 10 Years

Anywhere and every where the Army sent me. 11A with a secondary of 54A (now 74A). 6 years conducting Counter-narcotics for DOD.
Jim Hunnewell
Jim Hunnewell
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

Spent over 24 years as a Naval Aircrewman flying in P-3C and S-3B aircraft.
Jim Hunnewell
Jim Hunnewell
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

Spent over 24 years as a Naval Aircrewman flying in P-3 and S-3 aircraft.
Joe R. Daniel (Garewal)
Joe R. Daniel (Garewal)
Class of 1979
Army, 8 Years

Will fill in when I have more time
john erickson
john erickson
Class of 1977
Navy, 15 Years

STOREKEEPER
John G Dudey
John G Dudey
Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years

ABH3 - Three WESTPAC Cruises - One on USS Oriskany - Two on USS Enterprise
John McLean Chambers
John McLean Chambers
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

Russian Linguist
John Robinson
John Robinson
Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years

USS Midway, Constellation, Nimitz, Theodore Rosevelte, George Washington & Enterprise
John Steely
John Steely
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

Helicopter Jet Engine Mechanic. Air crewman.
Served 1 yr. in Viet Nam as a door gunner on a
helicoptr gun ship with the seawolvs.
Jordan (Coco) Guzman
Jordan (Coco) Guzman
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Corporal (E-4) - Rifleman & MP to Radar Engineer.
Joseph P. Fernandez Jr.
Joseph P. Fernandez Jr.
Class of 1965
Navy, 3 Years

Served from 1965-1968. Served aboard the USS Parsons DD949 and the USS Iwo Jima LPH2. Finished my tour at the VP-31DETNORIS North Island in San Diego.
Joseph Turman
Joseph Turman
Class of 2008
Navy, 4 Years

Coming up on 4 years of active duty service with the Navy. Currently stationed in Norfolk, Va. Did a deployment on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower 2016.

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