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

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Claud Ernest Redwine
Claud Ernest Redwine Class of 1942
Air Force, 3 Years
Claud was a first lieutenant flying B24. Stationed in England and Italy 1944, 1945. Purple heart, Distinguished Service Medal etc. Claud Died in 2007
David E. Phillips
David E. Phillips Class of 1956
Army, 20+ Years
US Army Officer, Adjutant General Corps Lieutenant Colonel at time of retirement
Ed Custer
Ed Custer Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Served in USMC 1960-1964 MCRD San Diego, Camp Pendleton, Marine Barracks NAS Moffett Field, Camp Hansen Okinawa, Coronado Ca. Was in the 9th Marines (The Walking dead). Thanks to my dad, who wanted me out of the house, I missed serving in Vietnam by 5 months. Otherwise, I'm sure I would not be sitting here typing this.
George A. Musser
George A. Musser Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 3 Years
13 month tour in Vietnam 1965-66, Awarded Purple Heart.
Jim Smith
Jim Smith Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years
After graduation, active duty in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service as enlisted man. Served in USS Benjamin Franklin SSBN 640 (B) and USS Rock AGSS 274. Later back to school, first at Foothill, and then to Stanford. Navy commission in 1977 through OCS in Newport RI and 4 1/2 additional years of active duty in submarines. Served in USS Lafayette SSBN 616 (B) and USS Bonefish SS 582. Active and reserve service took me to the Western Pacific, Japan, Korea, Hawaii, San Diego, Connecticut, Scotland, the Arctic, Norfolk and Washington DC. Retired after 27 years as captain from Navy Reserve in 2003.
Karen Poore
Karen Poore Class of 1969
Army, 5 Years
Served Active duty Army and reserves for anohter 4 years
Peter Cavagnaro
Peter Cavagnaro Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Served from 1965-69. Paris island, Memphis TN, Iwakuni Japan, Vietnam (66-67), New River, NC. Attained rank of Sgt. in 2 years.
Tim Watkins
Tim Watkins Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years
Captain, US Navy Enlisted Navy 1977. USNA Prep School 1978 Graduated US Naval Academy 1982 Naval Aviator H-46 Helicopters. Also flew UH-1N "Hueys" and C-12 King Air. US Naval Attache to Pakistan 2008-2009 Commanded: Helicopter Squadron HC-2 "Fleet Angels", US Naval Staion, Ingleside, TX, NROTC Unit at University of Virginia. B.S US Naval Academy 1982 MS University of Southern California 1990 MA US Naval War College 1993
Timothy W Large CPA
Timothy W Large CPA Class of 1960
Army, 7 Years
Finance Corps. Section Chief Supply and Maintenance Agency Communication Zone Europe 1967-1968.

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