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

1LT Don Rookaird USA
1LT Don Rookaird USA Class of 1962
Army, 4 Years
Drafted 1966. commissioned 1967. Ft. Benning,GA. Ft Meade, Maryland, Riverboats, Mekong Delta, Viet Nam. Out, May 1969.
Ava Marie C. Huovinen (Canlas)
Ava Marie C. Huovinen (Canlas) Class of 1984
Army, 6 Years
California Army National Guard 146th Combat Support Hospital San Francisco, CA Surgical Nurse/Technology
Christopher Jose
Christopher Jose Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years
Army Aviator triained in the Scout, Cobra and Apache helicoter platforms. Stationed both stateside and abroad. Served in Iraq in 2007.
George Henderson
George Henderson Class of 1978
Navy, 8 Years
USS Harold E Holt Pearl harbor, HI FLEASWTRACENPAC San Diego, CA STG1 (E-6)
James O. Zimmerman Jr.
James O. Zimmerman Jr. Class of 1973
Navy, 5 Years
Helocoptors, aircrewman & mechanic. AMS 2, PETTY OFFICER SECOND CLASS
Jon Rego
Jon Rego Class of 1965
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years
Lieutenant-Commander in Naval Intelligence.
Karen Gould (married name Davis)
Karen Gould (married name Davis) Class of 1975
Air Force, 3 Years
Registered nurse in the Air Force. Pinned on rank of Captain and then gave up commission to get married.
Kellie Wright
Kellie Wright Class of 1994
Navy, 11 Years
Diesel Mechanic
Kurt Cannata
Kurt Cannata Class of 1979
Navy, 6 Years
US Navy Seabees - Heavy Equipment Operator
Lester Skelley
Lester Skelley Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired SKC/SS. Served on 4 fast attacks submarines out of Pearl Harbor, HI.
Richard B. Cadenasso
Richard B. Cadenasso Class of 1957
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Served on active duty 1957 to 1960 USMC. Assignments included artillery and military police. During 1960s became a member of US Army Reserve, commissioned 1973 as a Military Police Officer, and retired from reserves in 1992.
Richard Douglas Helms
Richard Douglas Helms Class of 1982
Navy, 4 Years
Joined U.S. NAVY in NOV '84, along with my brother Steve, and Dale Sieber, both Class of '84. Went to Great Lakes Recruit Training Command, aka 'Great Mistakes'! Then on to A and C School in Damn Neck, Virginia. Scored a 94 and 88 respectively in both. Had 4th highest overall score. Chose my orders. CINCPACFLT, Pearl Harbor, HI. Then Stationed aboard the USA BENJAMIN STODDERT, DDG-22. I'm Proud to say that I was apart of Finest Decorated Battle E Ship Ever! She became the First ship to earn Gold or Silver on every Battle Efficiency Award, Category!
Richard L. Castellano
Richard L. Castellano Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Helicopter door gunner.
Stanley R. Watrous
Stanley R. Watrous Class of 1950
Army, 20+ Years
US Marine Corps 1951-1953 Tanks/Amphibious US Army 1963-1981 Viet Nam, truck mechanic Germany, Data Processing; Presidio SF, food service. Retired E-07 1981
Steven Gerald  Robinson
Steven Gerald Robinson Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Steve fought in Viet Nam and was awarded many medals including the Purple Heart. He passed on from agent orange in 1993. He gave his life for our Country. He has a Son.
Terri Marshaa-Demarest
Terri Marshaa-Demarest Class of 1977
Army, 3 Years
41st Transportation Co, 151 Trans Battalion Mannheim, Germany
Tom Birse
Tom Birse Class of 1965
Navy, 3 Years
Midway Island , Viet Nam, Apollo 11 USS Hornet
W Daniel Rassett
W Daniel Rassett Class of 1965
Navy, 5 Years
Worked as Electronic Tech and spend 3 Years off Vietnam coast

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