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

Albert Azua
Albert Azua Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Cathy Valdiviez
Cathy Valdiviez Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years
United States Army Reserve
CESAR DAVILA Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years
Charles Vance Hudson
Charles Vance Hudson Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years
Navy diver (17 years) Senior Chief Electricians Mate Submarine Warfare qualified
David Hansen
David Hansen Class of 1958
Air Force, 20+ Years
Logistics Officer and Missile Launch Officer in US and Germany.
Dora Zapata
Dora Zapata Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years
Information Systems Technician.
Eric Babauta
Eric Babauta Class of 2005
Air Force, 2 Years
Aircraft Fuel Systems Maintenance
Hinojosa John
Hinojosa John Class of 1992
Army, 7 Years
U.S Army light wheel mechanic. One deployment in Baghdad Iraq. One deployment in kandahar Afghanistan.
Jaime Munoz
Jaime Munoz Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
I would have graduated from McHi in 1975, but instead took my G.E.D. test and joined the Marines. I did so proudly. I left for the Corps in Aug of 1975 and retired in Aug of 1995. I served as an 0311 Infantry Man through the rank of Company First Sergeant. Semper Fi!
Joe P. Patterson
Joe P. Patterson Class of 1950
Air Force, 4 Years
Years of Service 1951-1955. Korea 1952-53. Sergeant, Operations/Inteliigence Section. 51st Fighter Wing. Honorably Discharged as Staff Sergeant, Wolters AFB, Texas, 1955.
Jose Edin Garcia
Jose Edin Garcia Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years
Viet Nam Veteran Korean service
Joshua V Morales
Joshua V Morales Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years
Vietnam 1970
Juan (Johnny) Garcia
Juan (Johnny) Garcia Class of 1984
Army, 17 Years
Commissioned in 1989, currently serving at the Pentagon.
Judge John T. Wooldridge
Judge John T. Wooldridge Class of 1977
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years
Judge Wooldridge is a Captain, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy. He was commissioned an Ensign in the JAG Corps Student Law Program in 1985 and graduated from the Naval Justice School in 1988. Judge Wooldridge was assigned to USS PHARRIS (FF 1094) and served as Trial Counsel at Naval Legal Service Office, Norfolk, Virginia. He transferred to Gulfport, Mississippi and served as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport and TWENTIETH Naval Construction Regiment. Judge Wooldridge was Honorably Discharged from active duty in 1991 and affiliated with the U.S. Navy Reserves. His Reserve assignments have included: Staff Judge Advocate, Navy Reserve Unit, USS CAPE COD (AD 43, Detachment 510); Staff Attorney, Navy Reserve Unit, Commander Seventh Fleet (NR COMSEVENTHFLEET, Detachment 111); Appellate Defense Counsel, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Appellate Defense Division (NR NAVJAG 211); Force Inspector General and Assistant Force Judge Advocate, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan; Executive Officer and General Court-Martial Military Judge, Navy Reserve Unit, Navy-Marine Corps Trial Judiciary (NR JUDACT); and Commanding Officer, Navy Reserve Unit, Region Legal Service Office, Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia (NR RLSO EURAFSWA). Judge Wooldridge currently serves as a Senior Military Justice Officer for Navy Reserve Unit, Region Legal Service Office Hawaii (NR RLSO HAWAII). Judge Wooldridge was recalled to active duty in 2008, serving with the Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants (OARDEC), U.S. Navy Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His personal decorations include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal (two awards), and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Julian Javier Puga
Julian Javier Puga Class of 1990
Navy, 13 Years
Enlisted - MM3, Nuclear Program LT in US Navy Special Warfare Community (Navy SEAL) 8 years. Seperated, now in Architecture School UTSOA-Austin
Julio Melendez
Julio Melendez Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Infantry Marine
Leandro Navarro Jr
Leandro Navarro Jr Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years
serve in Vietnam in 68-69
Leo Gaitan
Leo Gaitan Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years
Libby Zuniga
Libby Zuniga Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Served as Administrative Chief for The Marine Corps Institiute. I also served as part of the ceremonial parade staff as the Time Orderly at Marine Barracks 8th & I in Washington, DC in 1984. Also served at Marine Barracks Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
Marcelino Banda
Marcelino Banda Class of 1971
Army, 2 Years
Serviced two year active and 4 years Army Reserve in McAllen, Tx

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McHi Class of 2005 - 10 Year Reunion, Sept. 18 - 20th, 2014

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