Mt. Diablo High School Alumni

Concord, 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

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.
Doug Johnson
Doug Johnson
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

Civil Engineer Squadron, TAFB CA deployments - desert Storm, southern watch, Iraq, Iraq, Afghanistan, 2018 Afghanistan.
DSCM (E9) Bryan Copas, RET
DSCM (E9) Bryan Copas, RET
Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined the United States Navy while still a senior at MDHS in 12/1976 and went off to San Diego in 08/1977.

Enjoyed my 20 years, volunteered for any assignments that came my way. Met a lot of great people and served in many places a regular sailor would not get to visit.

I would do it all over again if the Navy would invite me back.
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.
Mike Thompson
Mike Thompson
Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years

ChuChi, Vietnam 25Th Infantry
Ozzie Rivera
Ozzie Rivera
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

Joined in 1967 Vietnam Veteran Signal Corp .
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
Stephen A. Berger
Stephen A. Berger
Class of 1967
Navy, 2 Years

Aboard the USS PROCYON AF61 for two years off the coast of Vietnam and also in Cam Rah bay, Da Nang Harbor two tours.
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.

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Mt. Diablo High School Classmates

Brenda Bacon
Class of '81

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