Placer High School Alumni

Auburn, 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

Adam Johnisee
Adam Johnisee
Class of 2006
Army, 3 Years

82nd Airborne Paratrooper, attached as a Airborne Recon Scout for 3/73 Airborne Recon Regiment.
Airman 1st Class Justin Erickson
Airman 1st Class Justin Erickson
Class of 1997
Air Force, 2 Years

Security Forces
Alex Peat
Alex Peat
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 23 years on active duty in Asia, Europe, North and South America.
andrew keeler
andrew keeler
Class of 2003
Air Force, 1 Years

security forces
Aryn Goodrich
Aryn Goodrich
Class of 1996
Army, 9 Years

Half way around the world and back.
Bill Loyd
Bill Loyd
Class of 1983
Army, 6 Years

Microwave Radio Repairman
SGT E-5
Ft Jackson, SC
Ft Gordon, GA
Ft Hoot, TX
SHAPE NATO Headquarters, Belgium
Bob Bradley
Bob Bradley
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

10 years USAF enlisted
15 years USA officer
Retired MAJOR
Bodie Grundel
Bodie Grundel
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

26 years in the Air Force, with several trips abroad. Retired 1 Jan 07. Now working for Merck Pharmaceuticals. Married in 1981 to Jody we have two grown children. Bodie II age 25 Mallory age 20
Bonnie C. Sudman
Bonnie C. Sudman
Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years

built and maintained the US Stockpile of underwater mines and bombs......retired a First Class Petty Officer
Chief (Navy) / Sergeant First Class (Army) Barry D. Urtel
Chief (Navy) / Sergeant First Class (Army) Barry D. Urtel
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

Over 21 years military service. 18+ in the Navy (Desert Storm Veteran). Almost three years in the Army (Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran).
Dave Callahan
Dave Callahan
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

Sonar Tech, retired Aug 03, now I'm in silly service in the same seat I was when I retired.
David Sims
David Sims
Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years

I went in the Navy Dental technician program 1 year after graduation. I served on two US Navy ships ( Hector AR-7 and Proteus AS-19 , The best tour of service was the Island of Guam. I served in a BSSG-7 out of Camp Pendalton California in a medical-dental support group.
Dennis A Seisa
Dennis A Seisa
Class of 1984
Air Force, 8 Years

Initialy enlisted in the USAF Reserves with the 406 CLSS/McClellan AFB, Ca. as a Aircraft Maintenance Specialist from Dec 1984-Sept 1991.

Reenlisted as a USAF Reserves in July 2009-present with the 349th CES/Travis AFB, Ca., as a Water & Fuel Utilities Maintenance Specialist
Dennis L. Woodrich
Dennis L. Woodrich
Class of 1957
Navy, 4 Years

Navy musician
Dennis Michael Moore
Dennis Michael Moore
Class of 1985
Air Force, 10 Years

USAF Armament Systems Tech (Weapons) 1986-1995. USAFR Laboratory Tech 1996-2001.
Dr. Robert (Bob) Colomb
Dr. Robert (Bob) Colomb
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Officer in the American Emb. -Paris, France--
Fred A. Bertolozzi
Fred A. Bertolozzi
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

As a school trained Army Area Intelligence Master Sergeant I served in overseas organizations located in Germany and Hawaii. My last assignment involved a First Sergeant command position located in Aberdeen Proving Ground Maryland where I performed command senior enlisted duties for approximately 360 personnel ranging from Major General to Private.
Gregg Miller
Gregg Miller
Class of 1996
Navy, 12 Years

Currently serving as an LCAC Engineer instructor with Assault Craft Unit 5, Camp Pendleton California. I just picked up Chief Petty Officer and put my anchors on September 08. It's been a fast 12 years with 8 more to go until I retire. God Bless our Military.
Harriett "Eddie" Francis
Harriett "Eddie" Francis
Class of 1976
Air Force, 18 Years

Weapons Control systems Specialist-F106
Identification Specialist - ID inbound aircraft.
NCOIC Student Assignments
Jacob Weinberg
Jacob Weinberg
Class of 2003
Army, 4 Years

Army combat medic. Two tours. One o Iraq in 2005, and currently deployed to Afghanistan until May 2008
Jason Gardner
Jason Gardner
Class of 1999
Army, 5 Years

Army Military Police, 2 years in Iraq so far, and am currently here as of Nov 21, 2007
Jim Weger
Jim Weger
Class of 1973
Navy, 4 Years

US Navy Seabee....
Mobile Construction Battalion 3 {MCB-3}
Stationed on the USS Oriskany {CVA-34}
during Vietnam....
John G. (Jack) Briner
John G. (Jack) Briner
Class of 1957
Air Force, 20+ Years

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations in 1962 from the University of the Pacific. A "Distinguished Graduate" of Officer Traininng School. Served as a Titan II Missile Combat Crew Commander 1963 to 1968. Served as an Active Reservist until 1989 when he transferred to the Retired Reserve as a full Colonel after 27 years of total service. Subsequently awarded the honorary rank of Brigadier General by the California State Military Department. Began his banking career with Wells Fargo Bank in 1968, joined Placer National Bank in 1972 as President & CEO serving in that capacity until its merger with Bank of Alex Brown in 1980. In 1981, he formed Auburn Bancorp and The Bank of Commerce, N.A. serving as President and CEO until bank was acquired by Westamerica Bank in 1997. In 1998, formed Auburn Community Bank serving as Chairman and CEO until it was acquired in 2005 by Umpqua Bank. In 2006, He was recruited to serve as President and CEO of First Mountain Bank in Big Bear Lake, California. He also serves as a Director of Pacific Coast Bankers' Bank in Walnut Creek. Served in numerous leadership positions throughout his military and banking careers. Some of his past civilian roles include Placer County chairman of the United Way Campaign, Trustee of Auburn Faith Hospital, director of the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce, and founding director of the Sacramento Home Loan Counseling Center. Also served as a director of the Auburn Community Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Sutter Health's Sacramento-Sierra Region, and chairman of the Board of Sutter VNA-Hospice Corporation. Is a Paul Harris Fellow and past president and charter member of lthe Auburn Daybreak Rotary Club. He is a member of Placer High School's "Hall of Fame" and has appeared in Marquis' "Who's Who In America".
Jon Bielar
Jon Bielar
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

Lieutenant Commander; Combat Systems Officer, Commander Ronald Reagan Strike Group
Kenneth "Wayne" Allen, Jr.
Kenneth "Wayne" Allen, Jr.
Class of 1987
Navy, 4 Years

Interior Comm. Electrician (IC3). Served during "Desert Storm" & "Hurricane Hugo".
Kenneth Niegel
Kenneth Niegel
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired 26 -year Security Forces Master Sergeant. Married (Deborah) with two children (Camille and Eric). We have been stationed in South Dakota, Comiso Italy, Great Falls MT, Ramstein Germany and Colorado Springs CO. Ken was a Manas AB Kyrgzstan for Operation Enduring Freedom. Ken and Deb now live in Colville WA working on a second retirement. Eric has joined the AF while Camlle still lives in Colorado with her husband a two children. Ken recently had the honor of having his son Eric pose in unifrom with him. "We are very proud of him". K
Kevin T Via
Kevin T Via
Class of 1987
Navy, 8 Years

Combat Photographer. I retired after being injured in Iraq during combat
MARK D FOWLER
MARK D FOWLER
Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years

SEABEE
Mark Garcia
Mark Garcia
Class of 1991
Army, 7 Years

Active Duty
11B
97B
Mark Miller
Mark Miller
Class of 1983
Army, 3 Years

Military Police, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
Mark Vaughan
Mark Vaughan
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

US Navy Deep Sea Diver. Commads include: USS Independence (CV-62), Naval Aviation Water Survival Training Unit-El Toro, CA, SEAL Team Three Coronado, CA, Naval Spacial Warfare Group-ONE Coronado Ca, SEAL Team Five Coronado Ca, Explosive Odnance Disposal Mobile Unit-8 (Sicily), Naval Submarine Support Facility, Groton, Ct.
Matt Haskin
Matt Haskin
Class of 1987
Army, 9 Years

Firefighter: Stationed at Fort(s) Carson, Wainwright, and Lewis
Matt Phillips
Matt Phillips
Class of 1998
Army, 4 Years

1st Ranger Bn. Served in Iraq and Afghanistan
MSgt(R) Ken Niegel
MSgt(R) Ken Niegel
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Pictured with my Son Eric after his return from training in 2009.
Nathaniel Phebus
Nathaniel Phebus
Class of 2004
Army, 7 Years

92G - Food Service Specialist 2nd Battalion redeployed in December 2007 to Fort Bliss, TX. In 2008, it deployed from Fort Hood, TX to Iraq in support of OIF 08-10. Maintaining control of the northern half of the Maysan province of Iraq, it operated out of FOB Garryowen. FOB Garryowen, located in Amarah, Iraq's border city with Iran, was established in June 2008 for the battalion by a team of 23 Air Force Enlisted Engineers. B/2-7 CAV worked with the Iraqi Police in Majar al Kabir to capture the criminals responsible for murdering 6 British Military Police in November 2004. Among its other accomplishments, 2-7 CAV worked with the Iraqi Security Forces to provide successful security to Iraq's provincial elections in January 2009 and is responsible for several large volume cache finds. During its tour, the 10th Iraqi Army Division conducted Operation "Lion's Roar," a combined live-fire exercise in Maysan province in April 2009 - the first of its kind in the Iraqi Army. The exercise integrated U.S. enablers and demonstrated the capability and lethality of the Iraqi Army. 2nd Battalion is currently deploying to Mosul, Iraq.
Patricia Dooley
Patricia Dooley
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Ground to Air Communications. Stationed in Turkey, Texas, New York and Sacramento. Served in Nato during Desert Stormat Izmir, Turkey
Pete Callamaras
Pete Callamaras
Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years

Entered USAf 1965. Reached rank of TSgt, the selected for OTS. Retired as a Major after 37 years.
richard mckellips
richard mckellips
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft armament systems technician
Robert Carr
Robert Carr
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Ret. Lt. Col.
Acitve service, 3 combat tours
Robert E Keyser
Robert E Keyser
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Mostly Artillery, But all marines are riflemen first VietNam 1967-1968 Tet time in the city. In I corps at DMZ.

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