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 Azua
Albert Azua
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Infantry
Cathy Valdiviez
Cathy Valdiviez
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

United States Army Reserve
CESAR DAVILA
CESAR DAVILA
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

COMBAT CONTROLLER, AIRFIELD MANAGEMENT,
CIVIL ENGINEER
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
Laura Hinojosa
Laura Hinojosa
Class of 2001
Navy, 7 Years

Best decision I made after graduation!
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

Vietnam
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
Maria Alicia (Vargas) Tyree
Maria Alicia (Vargas) Tyree
Class of 1972
National Guard, 30 Years

Enlisted in 1977 and went to basic training at Fort McClellan, AL
Worked full time for the Indiana Army National Guard as a state and federal employee in various positions. Achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5 and retired in 2007. Was the first female and first Hispanic to achieve the rank of CW5 in the Indiana Army National Guard.
Mario Eufracio
Mario Eufracio
Class of 1991
Navy, 11 Years

Mario Eufracio's rate is that of a Gunner's Mate, which consists of anything that fires a projectile. Gunner's mates (GM) are responsible for the operation and maintenance of guided missile launching systems, gun mounts and other ordnance equipment, as well as small arms and magazines. They work with electrical and electronic circuitry; mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
Michael L. Jackson Jr.
Michael L. Jackson Jr.
Class of 1998
Navy, 16 Years

Currently stationed at ACU-4 in Virginia Beach, VA.
Myka Gober-Bangert
Myka Gober-Bangert
Class of 1995
Navy, 15 Years

Left for bootcamp in July 1995 and has been serving in the United States Navy for the past 15 years. Currently serving on Oahu, Hawaii. Myka's husband Josh is also in the Navy and has been since June 1995. They have two children.
Paul Cuellar
Paul Cuellar
Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 4 Years

stationed in Camp Pendleton, Ca and went on vaction to Iraq twice. I was with 1st MLG
Pete Cruz
Pete Cruz
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Vietnam
Pete Padron
Pete Padron
Class of 1988
Navy, 4 Years

Aviation Ordnanceman served on board the USS America as a member of VFA-86 during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Awarded the Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Southwest Asia Medal, National Defense Medal, Sea Service Medal (third star) and Good Conduct Medal.
roberto esparza
roberto esparza
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Join the usmc in 1982, was part of Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Here's a few of the aircraft I was attached to: A-4, KC-130, F-18, and CH-53. I tour with the marines was cut short of my years, I later join the Army National Guard in 2000. We deployed to Iraq in Sep 2005. I join the Regular Army in 2006 and was part of the Wounded Warrior program in Fort Bragg, NC. I retired in Mar 2008. I'm currently working with the MV-22 aircraft as the Aircraft Data Analyst.
Rodolfo Hernandez
Rodolfo Hernandez
Class of 1971
Air Force, 6 Years

Active duty. Mar 72 to Jul 75. Overseas duty 24 months RAF Wethersfield,Essex,England. 12 months at Laughlin AFB, Tx (Del Rio). Active reserve at Kelly AFB,Tx. 433rd Airlift Wing
Rogers Cavasar
Rogers Cavasar
Class of 1971
Army, 17 Years

Entered military service as a private and was direct commissioned as a Second Lieutenant from the rank of corporal. Achieved five officer branch qualifications (Engineer, Infantry, Ordinance, Quartermaster (Logistics) and Army Medical Services), Trained by the JFK Special Warfare Center in Special Forces Operations, Special Forces Aid-man and Special Forces Detachment Commander. Trained by the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force in photographic applications for historical documentation, reconnaissance and intelligence gathering, Served in the positions of Engineer Platoon Leader, Company Executive officer, Engineer Company Commander, Engineer Battalion Staff Officer (Adjutant / S1), attachments and assignments at the discretion of the Army and selected by name for a non-MTOE staff support position by the Commanding General of White Sands Missile Range (security sensitive position). Participated in NATO Nuclear Planning for Europe, “Minor Scale” nuclear effects testing project, Space Defense Initiative (SDI / “Star Wars Defense System”), military combat operations in the liberation of Kuwait, pre-planning of insertion of troops into Bosnia, management of military engineered construction projects, trained drilling crews for water well drilling in “Nation Building Programs” for Central America. Designed road, bridge, landing strips and combat defensive positions. Awarded the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service to the Commander and Command Staff of White Sands Missile Range, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster for Outstanding Achievement in Re-Deployment Operations, National Defense Service Medal (Desert Storm/Desert Shield), Letter of Commendation from Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Perle and endorsed by Major General Niles Fulwyler for participation in NATO Nuclear Planning in Europe. Served seventeen years and three hundred-five days on the rolls of the U.S. Army.
Roland Garza
Roland Garza
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired after 30yrs of active Naval Service
Rolando Garza
Rolando Garza
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Master Chief Hospital Corpsman after 30 yrs of Naval Service.
Rolando Roberto Gsrza
Rolando Roberto Gsrza
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Command Master Chief, USNS MERCY TAH-19 during humanitarian relief efforts from Tsunami 2004-2006
Santos Olvera
Santos Olvera
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 10 Years

Combat Engineer A.D.M
Sigfredo Guzman
Sigfredo Guzman
Class of 1990
Army, 19 Years

Spent 10 years active duty with the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Devens, MA and then Fort Carson, CO as an All-source Intelligence Analyst from the year I graduated until 2000. Since then, I'm a member of the 197th Fires Brigade, New Hampshire Army National Guard.
steve ayala
steve ayala
Class of 1989
Army, 2 Years

infantry
Teresa Luna
Teresa Luna
Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 17 Years

Joined the DEP December'76
Left for MCRD July '77
Completed Comm School/29 Palms and
Reported to MCAS Beaufort, SC and then to
MCAS Iwakuni, Ja.
Returned to 29 Palms as a Comm Instructor, graduated Honor Grad at NCO School, El Toro
Reenlisted as a Sgt, reported to CamLejeune
Went on to recruit in Houston,Tx
Served with 1st MarDiv, CamPendleton and
3rd MarDiv, Okinawa, Ja
7th CommBn, Kaneohe, Hi
MCLB Albany, Ga
7th CommBn, Camp Hansen, Ja
Tony Villarreal
Tony Villarreal
Class of 1970
Army, 14 Years

U.S. Army Pharmacy Officer 1st Lt--Medical Service Corp
Stationed--Sierra Army Depot
Herlong, California

U.S. Army Medical Officer Major--Medical Service Corp
Stationed--Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Tx & Wildflecken, West Germany
Victor Carrasco
Victor Carrasco
Class of 1993
Army, 10 Years

Serve from 1993 to 2003 in the United States army as a Combat Engineer. Sgt. US Army

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