Monterey High School Alumni

Monterey, 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

Bob Robinson
Bob Robinson
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

1963 Basic: Ft Ord. 1963 Communications School: Ft Gordon, 1964 2nd Armored Division, Ft Hood, Texas 1964 16th Artillery, Honest John Rockets, Bad Kitizegen, Germany. 1965-66, 581st Signal Co. Det 4, Can Tho, Vietnam
Branimir B. Roessler
Branimir B. Roessler
Class of 1963
Army, 7 Years

U.S. Army - 1966 to 1973. Duty stations at Fort Ord, CA; Kitzingen, Germany; Cu Chi, Vietnam; Fort Benning, GA; and Fort Amador, Panama Canal Zone;
Bruce Harris
Bruce Harris
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years

Served as a Navy Seabee (construction) Chief Petty Officer.
Cameron Garcia
Cameron Garcia
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

Joined the Army in October of 1968, and was sent to Germany, where I served with the 56th Artillery Group at Schwbasch Gmund. Left the Army in 1971, continued to serve with the Army Reserves, and then the Air Force Reserves with the 2852nd Security Police Squadron. I went active with the Air Force Reserves during Desert Storm/Shield 1, and left the Air Force as an E-6 in 1995.
Carlito Dorsey
Carlito Dorsey
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Carlito served during the Vietnam war and was sadly killed shortly before returning home. His Classmates remember him at every Reunion by using his wonderful illustrations on invitations, stickers, pens, and other memorabilia. RIP Carlito.
Charles Richard Woodson
Charles Richard Woodson
Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years

U.S. Army Special Forces 1966-1968, 1985-2006.
Dave Joslin
Dave Joslin
Class of 1962
Navy, 20+ Years

Officer and a gentleman school in Pensacola, Florida. Comissioned as Ensign in 1967. Flight school for a while (eye problems). Intelligence officer school in Denver, Colorado. Assigned as mission briefing officer aboard the USS Intrepid in Westpac. Back in the states my air wing was disestablished. Sent to Riverine Strike Group in Dong Tam, South VietNam. Assigned to intel school in Denver as an instructor. Sent to Westpac again where I served with a tin can (destroyer) squadron as intelligence officer and watch officer. My forth trip to Southeast Asia found me in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand where I was the weaponeer for all of the US targets in four countries in the theatre. During that year I was sent on a special two month trip that I can't tell you about. My last assignment while in the regular Navy was in Norfolk, Virginia. Got out of regular Navy in '78 and transferred into the Reserves. In 1990 I was reactivated and worked in Colorado Springs, Co. for about three months. After 25 years I figured it was about time to retire which I did.
David L Nelson
David L Nelson
Class of 1964
Air Force, 21 Years

S Vietnam and S Korea Veteran and 18 yrs in US Air Force and 3 yrs in US Army
Denis Litvinenko
Denis Litvinenko
Class of 1993
Army, 10 Years

Iraq 06-07 (The Surge)
Doug Matthews
Doug Matthews
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Military police with service in Korea, California and Okinawa.
Fredrick James
Fredrick James
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20 Years

Enlisted U.S. Air Force two months after graduating from MHS ‘73. Integrated Avionics Specialist for F-111 and F-15 at Nellis AFB. After four years of enlisted service, selected for AFROTC at ASU, commissioned ‘80. Received my Silver Air Force Wings ‘81. Flew T-37, T-38, KC-135Q, EC-135. Served as an Air Force Instructor And Evaluator Pilot. Flew Operation Desert Shield. 20 years of service. Retired as a Major ‘96.
James Burris
James Burris
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

Military Policeman E5 Stationed at Fort Leavenworth Ks.
John Skinner
John Skinner
Class of 1964
Coast Guard, 4 Years

First two years based out of Honolulu as an Engineman on a Seabee team. We sailed on a freighter called the Kukui all over the Pacific Ocean with construction equipment. Visited Guam, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Hong Kong, Japan, Taipei, Truk, Manila, and dozens of little dots in the Pacific. Spent last two years at Air Station San Diego. Great Service, should have stayed in.
Joyce Dukes
Joyce Dukes
Class of 1974
Army, 8 Years

Was stationed in Ft. Huachuca, AZ; 2 years in Germany, Ft Bliss and Ft. Hood, TX where I got out on a medical discharge and stayed.
Katherine F McLaughlin-Wyatt
Katherine F McLaughlin-Wyatt
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Sgt. Wyatt joined the United States Marine Corps in 2006 almost immediately after graduation. She started as a Supply Administrations Clerk and was promoted to Corporal before her one year mark in service. After picking up Corporal, she began expanding her field of understanding by becoming an armory custodian, squad leader of ASF, and volunteer military police on Camp Courtney in Okinawa, Japan. Sgt. Wyatt was pinned on after moving to Camp Pendleton, CA in 2005. After finishing her contract, she was honorably discharged in July 2006.
Leon T. Meek
Leon T. Meek
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Graduated from Monterey High School June 1968, then attended 1 1/2 year of college at MPC. In Sept 1969 enlisted in the USAF. Served a tour of duty in Viet Nam from 70 -71 at Phu Cat Air Base. Returned home unharmed in 71 and was stationed at Travis AFB in California for 10 months. Reassigned to Kingsley Field Oregon for 18 months, then assigned to Goose Bay Labrador for 12 months. Came home and was stationed at Francis E. Warren AFB for 11 months. I was discharged in June of 76 and immediately enlisted in the Wyoming Air National Guard on a full time basis and retired in March of 1990 as a Major. I now live in northeastern Wyoming and retired as a Deputy Sheriff after 20 years. I miss Monterey California a great deal and still call it home.
LYLE MEEK
LYLE MEEK
Class of 1959
Air Force, 20 Years

Entered the Air Force shortly after graduation. Got my bus ticket to basic training that night when I turned in my graduation robe. Basic training Lackland AFB TX Jun 59-Jul 59, Air Police Tech School Jul 59-Nov 59. Hamilton AFB Nov 59-Mar 65. While stationed their I served 2 yrs in the Sentry Dog Section. Mar 65-66 Johnston Island South Pacific back to Hamilton AFB, Ca Apr 66-Jun 69, Lackland AFB TX Jun 69-Jan 74, Drill Instructor and Academic instructor in USAF Basic Military Tng School. Jan 74-Nov 74 Southeast Asia, Nov 74-Dec 77 Law Enforcement Instructor, USAF Security Police Academy, Dec 77-Jul 79 Kingsley AFB, OR Retired there SMSgt. Moved to Santa Rosa, Jul 79-Jun 93 several jobs while there. Jun-93 -Apr 2013 San Antonio TX worked 9 yrs with Narcotics Task force and then with the TX Division of Emergency Management. Retired 2012 moved back to Monterey. Lost my wife of 48 yrs in 2009. Once I was back home in Monterey met up with my High School sweetheart Eydie Strehlitz ('60) and married in 2017. Life is good
Mark Ward
Mark Ward
Class of 1999
Army, 10 Years

Joined the Army in Aug2000. Went to Iraq twice. Came back the second time with Shrapnel wounds but alive.
Marvin A. Glazier
Marvin A. Glazier
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Technical Sergeant (E-6) Aerospace Maintenance Technician (Crew Chief) On C-5 And C-17 Aircraft
Paul Howard
Paul Howard
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

USS Kitty Hawk ABF-3 (Aircraft Refueling)
Paul Howard
Paul Howard
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

US Navy - USS Kitty Hawk CVA-63 - E-4
Richard Inokuchi
Richard Inokuchi
Class of 1968
Army, 24 Years

Served with 173d Abn Bde; 101st Abn Div; 25th Inf Div; 82d Abn Div; 75th Rgr Regt. Combat tours in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia.
Tom Murray
Tom Murray
Class of 1952
Navy Reserves, 22 Years

22 years in Navy Reserve, 2 years were active duty: in the Atlantic Fleet with 6months deployment to The Med (6th Fleet)
William Barron
William Barron
Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years

Submarine Sonar Tech. Served on the USS Haddock SSN-621 '69 to '73, out of Pearl Harbor Hi.
William Barron
William Barron
Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years

Submarine Sonar Tech. Served on the USS Haddock SSN-621 '69 to '73, out of Pearl Harbor Hi.

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