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

Aja Al Fasah
Aja Al Fasah Class of 1973
Army, 3 Years
82nd Airborne 1st of the 504th Served under the first Black Commander of the of the 82nd Airborne Division Rosco Robinson
Charles Mann
Charles Mann Class of 1958
Air Force, 4 Years
1958 to 1962. Served in Turkey with a cold war nuclear strike force aimed at The Soviet Union. Rotated through France, England, Scotland, French Morroco (Casablanca) Libya,(Tripoli) Africa, Aviano Italy, Madrid and Seville Spain and the Azores Islands as relief squadrons.
Chris bautista
Chris bautista Class of 1993
Marine Corps, 9 Years
US Marines
Dennis Russell
Dennis Russell Class of 1959
Navy, 20+ Years
I joined the Naval Reserve in 1958, was at Los Alamitos on weekend drills once a month till I graduated in 1959, THen I went active duty August 1959, after boot camp I went to Jax Florida for two years after that I reenlisted for six more years, went aboard the USS Ranger CVA61 out of Alameda , Calif, spnt three years with VA 93 on the same ship went to different bassis different ships during the Viet Nam War ended up in Yuma Az on my last tour with theMarines here as a NDTI tech corrosion control specialist, decided to stay here in AZ after retiring in 1980
Donna Franklin
Donna Franklin Class of 1964
Army, 7 Years
Joined the army after floating around for several years trying to figure out what to do with my life. Smartest move I ever made. Dumbest move was getting out, but I have had a good life with few regrets.
Douglas J. Steffens
Douglas J. Steffens Class of 1960
Air Force, 4 Years
Heavy Ground Radar repairman station at 690th ACW sq San Pedro, Cal
Earl Kidder
Earl Kidder Class of 1958
Air Force, 4 Years
1959 -1963 Stationed on stateside & Middle East bases.
Gary Rollefson
Gary Rollefson Class of 1960
Army, 4 Years
Cambodian translator 1965-1969, Army Security Agency at the National Security Agency
Jackie Williams
Jackie Williams Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
retired in 1998
Jay Ayers
Jay Ayers Class of 1955
Air Force, 4 Years
Left Long Beach in January 1956 for basic training in San Antonio. Was stationed in Okinawa Japan and then in Colorado. I was honerably discharged in 1960, returning to Long Beach.
Jay Turner
Jay Turner Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years
Stationed in Okinawa twice, Viet Nam, PI, Beale AFB - twice, Nellis AFB, Point Arena Air Force Station, LA AFS. Shemya AFB AK.
Jerry Mejia
Jerry Mejia Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years
Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran. Disabled Vet.
Jesus Pasillas
Jesus Pasillas Class of 1999
Navy, 4 Years
four great years in the US NAVY ABH3 ( Aviation Boatswain Mate) . Tour included one year on baord the USS Essex LHD-2 and USS Bellauwood LAH-3. Two west pac deployments. to include one ship swap in Sasabo Japan.
John J. Schreiber
John J. Schreiber Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years
26 years in the Navy Submarine service. Advanced to Master Chief and Chief of the Boat. Assigned to 6 different submarines spending a total of 4+ years underwater.
John Young Schroder
John Young Schroder Class of 1958
Army, 2 Years
Served 1963-1965
KENNETH (ANDY) SOLUM Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
LaVetta Wilkins
LaVetta Wilkins Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
I joined the Air Force to travel. My first assignment was in Riverside, CA. Yes, just a little over a hour from Long Beach. I was stationed there for 6 years. I went to Spain for 21/2 years and spent the rest of my career in Florida with a short to Guam and back to Florida.
leonard rey
leonard rey Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years
aviation boatswains mate on the uss independence cv-62
Martin Jensen
Martin Jensen Class of 1972
Air Force, 12 Years
Purple Heart and Bronze Star Recepient
Maxine Y. Anderson
Maxine Y. Anderson Class of 1981
Army, 5 Years
Light-Wheeled Vehicle Specialist 92nd Military Police Company Baumholder, Germany

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