Montgomery High School Alumni

Santa Rosa, 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

Alan Davis
Alan Davis
Class of 1976
Navy, 4 Years

On board an amphibious assault ship. One of the more dangerous ways of attacking an onshore enemy from the high seas.
Beth Kearney
Beth Kearney
Class of 1972
National Guard, 20+ Years

Served 11 years with the 579th Engineer Battalion (Cbt) in Santa Rosa and 10 years at the National Guard Hqs in Sacramento.
Bob Parker
Bob Parker
Class of 1966
Navy, 6 Years

e4 cook and enjoyed it, was a good cook. served on a minesweeper, tugboat and a water barge. Luckliy no Vietnam .
Brian Bennett (Diklich)
Brian Bennett (Diklich)
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Marine Barricks NAS Lemoore, Ca and then to Camp Pendleton 1st Marine Division Weapons Company 81mm Mortars Platoon - did a WESPAC Tour in 1985 to Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Hawaii
Bruce Bowman
Bruce Bowman
Class of 1964
Navy, 6 Years

Fire Control Technician (Missle) First Class-Talos Missle Radar System.
4 1/2 years on the USS Chicago (CG-11); 4 WestPac (South China Sea-Vietnam)
Caleb Noal
Caleb Noal
Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served as a Combat Videographer and Helicopter Crew Chief.
Chuck Maddux
Chuck Maddux
Class of 1966
Navy, 6 Years

Naval Intelligence
NSG-Edzell Scotland
Chuck Maddux
Chuck Maddux
Class of 1966
Navy, 6 Years

Naval Intelligence
Naval Security Group - Edzell, Scotland
Connie A Van Schaick
Connie A Van Schaick
Class of 1973
Army, 3 Years

After Graduation I went into the Army and did my basic training at Ft McClellen in Alabama. Then I went to a basic electronics school at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. From there I went to Ft Monmouth in New Jersey where I learn how to repair receivers and transmitters. I was then sent back to Fort Jackson to teach at the basic electronics school.
David Love
David Love
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

Combat Medic
Dennis Keeffe
Dennis Keeffe
Class of 1964
Navy, 6 Years

Brown water Navy Vietnam GMG3 Served 30 months in Vietnam river patrol force
Dewey (Duke) Logan
Dewey (Duke) Logan
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos 1970 - 71
Freddie Haas
Freddie Haas
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

vet
Gary Musco
Gary Musco
Class of 1971
Army Reserves, 10 Years

Active Duty…Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Fort Benning, Ga Fort Bragg, NC. Fort Sherman, Panama.
California Army National Guard…6 years
California State Military Reserve-SOG 2 Years-6 months active duty
Gary Musco
Gary Musco
Class of 1971
Army, 10 Years

Total of 10 years, which included 2nd 508th 82nd Airborne. HHC 5th SFG Airborne, 579th Engineering (Delta Co). 100th Troop Command, CNG. After “911” and the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003, I spent 6 months active duty with 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Field
Gerrry Irwin
Gerrry Irwin
Class of 1966
Army, 5 Years

Captain in Artilley~Two Tours in Nam ~~
Gerry Irwin
Gerry Irwin
Class of 1966
Army, 4 Years

Went into the service right out of High School. Graduated from Artillery OCS and service two tours overseas. Left service as a Captain in 1970.
Jack Malan
Jack Malan
Class of 1968
Navy, 6 Years

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Crew Chief WESTPAC
James Noar
James Noar
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 4 Years

$ yers USMC, 10 ears CA NG, 2 years HI NG, 12 years US Army. Beirt, floods and earthquakes, all over the world and south america, korea, two tours afganistan. I am invincible
james rudloff
james rudloff
Class of 1976
Army, 6 Years

special forces medice (AIRBORNE)
Jim Dennison
Jim Dennison
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

US Navy Deep Sea diver. Served 1988 - 1998 on active duty. Served 1999 - Present in Navy Reserves. Deployed in support of Desert Storm to the Persian Gulf onboard the USS Acadia. Deployed in support of Iraqi Freedom as a Reservist in 2004. Love the Navy! Blue & Gold! HooYah!!
John a. Jennings
John a. Jennings
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

Taught radio navigation and instrument flying at Ft. Rucker, AL for 3 years. Attended Enterprise State Community College, AA and Troy State University, BS, MS and additional graduate study in Art Education and School Administration. Taught at a Junior High School and both of my alma maters. After retiring from 30 years of teaching, I worked for the Garrison Commander at Ft. Rucker as the School Liaison Officer.
John J Kopriva
John J Kopriva
Class of 1969
Navy, 5 Years

5 Years Navy (3 tours Vietnam)
1 year National Guard
10 years goverment service various
Ken Kronen
Ken Kronen
Class of 1964
Navy, 6 Years

After San Diego Boot Camp, Aviation Electroncs Trainng Memphis Tenn. Assigned to USS Independence Norfolk, VA. Re-assigned NAS Meridian, Miss. Re-assigned NAS Alameda, CA. Great training and life experience. Thank you !
Kevin Drake
Kevin Drake
Class of 2002
Air Force, 8 Years

Served 3 years active and 5 years reserve
Kristin Reynolds Winford
Kristin Reynolds Winford
Class of 1980
Navy, 4 Years

Fours years of military service at NAS Lemoore
Marc Stevens
Marc Stevens
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

Enlisted 1971 and retired 37 years later. Started as an Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Technician, left Active Duty in 1979 to acquire a BA and MS in Audiology from Univ of Maryland and Gallaudet College in 1981 and 1983. Retired in 2008 as an LTC and now living in Sweet Home Oregon
Margot Gitson
Margot Gitson
Class of 1964
Army, 10 Years

Army Nurse Corps
Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

I waited to be drafted until I turned 19 then enlisted unassigned in the Army which got me assigned to Advanced Infantry Training. In September '69, I was in the lucky half of the training company NOT to be shipped to Nam - I got 2 weeks leave and assigned to Germany. Once there I was the assigned as a guard to the 74th Missile Detachment which operated as custodians for the nuclear warheads of Pershing missiles (operated by the German Air Force) which we guarded, maintained, stored, transported, and attached to the German-owned missiles on a ready-to-go basis. With 2-1/2 years left in service, I was trained on-the-job as a missile crewman to replace Fort Sill-trained soldiers that were in short supply at the time. Within 14 months I made rank through E3, and E4 to Sergeant E5. The last 18 months in Germany I was in charge of a missile crew of about 12 guys. The only glitch was in 1970, Tricky Dick was stumping for the mid-terms and made a big show of drawing down troops in Nam, but he was transferring infantry personnel to there from Germany through "levies" (duty transfer orders) - my company lost all 4 infantry guys I came in with on levy after levy, then my name came up for transfer. Partied all weekend, packed, said my goodbyes, and then was notified the morning of shipping out that the order was cancelled. I truly thank the starts for that fortunate change! I left active duty in January '72 with an early out option offered by the DOD in downsizing troop strength globally, then started college at Cal Poly SLO in September '72. Eventually ended up married and graduated with B.S. in Civil Engineering at Chico State in '79. I am still consulting independently today and very happy!

[photo May 1970 Lager Lechfeld GAF base]
Mike DeCenso
Mike DeCenso
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined the Air Force 19 days after graduation. Went to Vietnam in 68 and returned alive, spent 4 years with the USAF Thunderbirds and then received my degree from Hawaii Pacific College. I was commissioned in 1977 and retired in 1988 as a Captain. I recently visited Vietnam and the country is totally different, I will be back.
Mike Deferow
Mike Deferow
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

signal
Ned Stageberg
Ned Stageberg
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

Nike Hercules Missile Electronic Manintenance
24U20 MOS
E-Btry, Republic of South Korea, 1970-71
Ramon Maddox
Ramon Maddox
Class of 1999
Army, 9 Years

Ramon Joined the Army In 1999 as an Intelligence Analyst, attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Upon completion of training, he was stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia where he served in the 513th Military Intelligence Battalion and deployed in OCT 2001 to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, then in 2003 deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2004 he attended Army Jump School and was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC and deployed to Iraq with the XVIII Airborne Corps. Upon return, he was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington where he still serves as a Sergeant First Class (E-7) Paratrooper for the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne).
He is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal x2, Army Achievement Medal x4, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal x2, Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Army Good conduct Medal X3, Combat Action Badge and Army Parachutist Badge.
He boasts over 30 months of combat, visiting over 28 countries and having over 65 Airborne jumps.
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RONALD NAGY
RONALD NAGY
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Awarded Bronze Naval Achievement Medal with combat "V" for distinguished service while in Vietnam.
Ronald Nagy
Ronald Nagy
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served one 18 month tour at Marine Barracks Guam's Naval Mag, one tour Vietnam and 6 months as an IT instructor at Camp Pendleton.
Russell Messana
Russell Messana
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

Bio Medical Engineer
Stephen Brown
Stephen Brown
Class of 1970
Navy Reserves, 2 Years

Trained in meteorology AG A School, Lakehurst, NJ. Went on to serve at the Fleet Numerical Weather Central, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Stuart White
Stuart White
Class of 1964
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Graduated from U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1969 with BS in Engineering; commissioned an Ensign. Assigned to USCG Cutter OWASCO in New London, CT as Deck Watch Officer. Naval Flight Training, Pensacola, FL 1970-71. USCG Air Station Barbers Point, HI 1971-74; helicopter pilot & C-130 navigator. Krannert School of Management (Purdue University) 1974-75; awarded MS in Industrial Administration (MBA equivalent in one year). USCG Aviation Training Center, Mobile, AL 1975-77; deployed helicopters to Coast Guard Icebreakers (Antarctica, Arctic West/Point Barrow area & Arctic East/Greenland-Thule-Kane Basin. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC 1977-81; Branch Chief. USCG Air Station Houston, TX 1981-86; Operations Officer. USCG Air Station Traverse City, MI 1986-88; Executive Officer. USCG Air Station New Orleans, LA 1988-90; Commanding Officer. Coast Guard Headquarters again 1990-94; Program Manager for Standard Workstation III acquisition (desktops, laptops, servers, systems analysts, system administrators & software conversion - entailed moving from proprietary environment to open systems). USCG First District, Boston, MA 1994-96; Chief of Search and Rescue - area of responsibility included New England, eastern New York and northern New Jersey. Retired July 1996 with rank of Captain (O-6)
Warren D. Calhoun
Warren D. Calhoun
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Army Corps of Engineers...Combat Engineer, power production, communications security, managed deployment of the first PAtriot Missile Battalion to Germany.
William Taylor McCauley
William Taylor McCauley
Class of 1960
Army, 20+ Years

After high school and one semester at SRJC, I joined the Army and was assigned to Germany, where I worked at Seventh Army Headquarters.
Later, I was accepted to and graduated from West Point, Class of 1968, as a second lieutenant.
I then served as an armored cavalry troop commander in (West) Germany, a mechanized infantry commander in Vietnam, and a training battalion commander at Fort Knox, KY. I also taught history for three years at West Point, NY, and served two tours in the Pentagon, including a stint in 1988-89 as the senior speechwriter to the Army’s highest uniformed leader, the Chief of Staff. I retired in 1993 as a Colonel.
That year, I started and ran a JROTC program in a high school in Miami, FL. While running the JROTC program, I entered the University of Miami’s law school. After graduating three years later, I practiced law as a civil litigator in Miami for 13 years.
Today, I am fully retired and, with my wife, Cindy, live in Miami and travel several months of the year.

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