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

Angel Diaz
Angel Diaz Class of 1989
Navy, 10 Years
Arabic and French linguist, served as a Naval Aircrewman aboard EP-3E reconaissance aircraft as a Airborne Cryptologic Support during the Global War on Terrorism, and Operation Iraqi Freedom, earning him 5 Air Medals, the Iraq Campaign Medal, and an honorable discharge for service with distinction. Was stationed in Rota, Spain, from which he forward deployed to Sicily (Signoella), Algeria, and Souda Bay in Greece (Crete). Was later stationed in the Persian Gulf (Bahrain), from which he forward deployed to Qatar (Al-Udeid), and Iraq (Tallil AB). His final tour on Active Duty was as a Military Language Instructor in Arabic at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey in California.
Asiel Dominguez
Asiel Dominguez Class of 2009
Army, 2 Years
I am an Infantryman in the U.S.Army. Currently serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Asiel Dominguez
Asiel Dominguez Class of 2009
Army, 2 Years
I am an Infantryman in the U.S.Army. Currently serving a tour of duty in Afghan
bill murphy
bill murphy Class of 1957
Navy, 20+ Years
Naval Aviator active and reserve. instructor in fighter tactics weapons development both executive and commanding officer
boB Nunemaker
boB Nunemaker Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served in Logistics in the USAF for 23+ years. Served in Saudi, Kuwait, and Iraq for Desert Shield, Storm, and Calm. Retired from USAF in 1999.
Bob Zellermayer
Bob Zellermayer Class of 1942
Air Force, 20+ Years
Joined 8 months after Pearl Harbor straight out of Miami High. Was in the first Army Air Corp band. Applied for Air Cadets and became a fighter pilot. Between active duty and Reserve served 33 years and retired as a Lt. Col.
Buddy Close
Buddy Close Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 1 Years
Killed in action Republic Vietnam 1-25-1969
Butch Garrett
Butch Garrett Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
Drafted 1967, basic training Ft. Jackson S.C. Advanced Infantry Training, Tigerland, Ft. Polk La. 101 airborne infantry Vietnam 68-69
Carlos A. Hernandez
Carlos A. Hernandez Class of 1991
Coast Guard, 12 Years
Prior Navy from 1996-2000 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71. Joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 2005-present.
Carlos Estrada
Carlos Estrada Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 7 Years
Was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1986.
Charles Marley
Charles Marley Class of 1954
Air Force, 4 Years
Navy, 4 Years
David Hartford
David Hartford Class of 1963
Air Force, 19 Years
Served 22 years in the Air Force serving as a Loadmaster on C-124, C130A&E, C141A&B model Aircraft. I was stationed at Hunter AFB, GA, Japan, Nah Trang RVN, Norton AFB, CA and Altus AFB OK.
Denis Delgadillo
Denis Delgadillo Class of 1991
Navy, 5 Years
Still active as an Aviation Electronics Petty Officer 3rd class.
Donald P. Rhindress
Donald P. Rhindress Class of 1952
Army, 8 Years
Served for 8 years in the regular Army and Army Reserves. Last active duty was with the 3rd Inf. Div., 30th Inf. Combat Command, 3rd Tank BN at Fort Benning, Ga. Served with the 814th Eng. Bn in Miami. Honorable Discharge, April 30th., 1963, rank of Sgt.
Donald Schroeder
Donald Schroeder Class of 1952
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served in SAC for 21 years.Hunter AFB GA. B47 Crew Chief,Glasgow AFB MT B52 Crew Chief, F.E. Warren AFB WY. Electronic Technician on Minuteman 1 ICBM Missile and Missile Quality Control Inspector (QC). Retired 1974
Douglas Powell
Douglas Powell Class of 1958
Air Force, 12 Years
Graduated from the US Naval Academy, Class of 1962, but was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force. Spent three years as Deputy Commander of a Titan II ICBM missile crew. Began pilot training training in 1965 and then served as an instructor pilot in the super sonic T-38 until leaving the service in 1970.
Earl M. Francis
Earl M. Francis Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years
Served 26 years in the United States Army and served in 5 major combat tours (Iraq and Afghanistan).
Edgar Palma
Edgar Palma Class of 1985
Army, 3 Years
Elio J Loi
Elio J Loi Class of 1951
Navy Reserves, 3 Years
Served on Minesweeper, USS Albatross, EMS(C)-0, out of Key West, Florida for 6 months. The remainder of my service time was spent on aircraft carrier USS Franklin D Roosevelt, CVA 42, as a Cryptographer. Other duties were: Postal Officer, Registered Publications Custodian, and Armed Forces Courier.

Classmates Spotlight

Miami Senior High School Classmates

Rosa Santiesteban
Class of '66

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School News

Patty Sanchez class of '86. RIP

My best friend Patricia (Patty) Sanchez class od 1986 sadly passed away 10/14/2017. Wonderful, friendly, helpful, fun.....
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