Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
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Honored Military Alumni
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 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 Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years Served as a Navy Seabee (construction) Chief Petty Officer.
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 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 Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years U.S. Army Special Forces 1966-1968, 1985-2006.
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.
Doug Matthews Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years Military police with service in Korea, California and Okinawa.
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 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 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 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 Class of 1959
Air Force, 20+ Years off to basic the night of graduation. Training Policeman but moved over to being a Drill Instructor and Military Training Instructor. Served 8 year in California, 1 year on Johnston Is., back to 4 yrs California, then 10 yrs in Texas, 1 year South East Asia, and then return to Oregon to retire. Moved back to Texas for my retirement home. SMSgt Lyle Meek
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 Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years Technical Sergeant (E-6) Aerospace Maintenance Technician (Crew Chief) On C-5 And C-17 Aircraft
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Monterey High School History
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