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
Ashley Jones Class of 2005
Navy, 4 Years Served as an Aviation Structural Mechanic, and qualified Plane Captain for F/A-18 legacys.
Bill Edmiston Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years Education 1. 1953-1958, Amer J. Hamilton Laboratory School @ Chico State College 2. 1959-1962, Chico Junior High School 3. 1963-1964, Bidwell Junior High School 4. 1964-1965, Chico Senior High School 5. 1965-1967, Pleasant Valley Senior High School, (1st Graduating Class) 6. 1971-1973, Butte Community College: AA Applied Arts, Drafting Technology. 7. 1974-1976, California State University @ Chico: BA. Industrial Arts, Drafting Design Major, Graphic Arts Minor. 8 1986-1988, United States Army Command & General Staff College, Diploma (top 10% of Class) 9. 1989, University of California @ Berkeley: Designated Subjects Credential, Mechanical Drawing (Phase I & II). 10. 1990, California Community Colleges: Life Credential, Architectural Drafting, Engineering and Related Technologies. 11. 1993, University of California @ Berkeley: Phase III Supervisory Processes Relative to Vocational Education (Phase III). Active Component US Air Force • OCT 1967 - JAN 1968, Airman Basic (E-1): Basic Training @ Amarillo, AFB, TX. • JAN 1968 - MAR 1968, Airman 3rd Class (E-2): Jet Aircraft Mechanic, 1 & 2 engines. Technical School @ Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX. • MAR 1968 - OCT 1969, Airman 2nd Class (E-3)/Airman 1st Class (E-3): F-4D, Jet Aircraft Mechanic, 68th Tactical Fighter Squadron/4535th Combat Crew Training Squadron, George AFB, Victorville, CA. • OCT 1969 - OCT 1970, SGT(E-4): F-4D,”Phantom II”, Crew Chief, 435th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Ubon, Thailand. • OCT 1970 - AUG 1971, SSGT (E-5): SR-71,”Black Bird”, Launch/Recovery Specialist, 9th Organizational Maintenance Squadron, Beale AFB, Marysville, CA. Reserve Components US Air Force • AUG 1971 - AUG 1973, SSGT (E-5): USAFR, 6th Air Logistics Command, attached to Chico Airport, Chico, CA. US Army • SEP 1975 - SEP 1976, SGT (E-5): USAR, C Co, 1st BN, 361st REGT, 91st DIV, Chico, CA. • SEP 76 - DEC 76, Officer Candidate, USAR, 5th Student BN, Ft, Benning, Columbus, GA. • DEC 1976 - DEC 1980, 2LT (0-1): USAR, Training Officer, C Co, 1st BN, 361st REGT, 91st DIV, Chico, CA. • DEC 1980 - DEC 1984, 1LT (0-2): USAR, Executive Officer, C Co, 1st BN, 361st REGT, 91st DIV, Chico, CA. • DEC 1984 - DEC 1986, CPT (0-3): USAR, S-4/Logistics Officer, HQ Co, 1st BN, 361st REGT, 91st DIV, Chico, CA • DEC 1986 - APR 1989, CPT (0-3): USAR, Commander, C Co, 1st BN, 364th REGT, 91st DIV, Redding, CA. • APR 1989 - DEC 1990, CPT (0-3): USAR, S-1/Administration Officer, HQ Co, 4th BN, 364th REGT, 91st DIV, Redding, CA. • APR 1990 - AUG 1990, MAJ (0-4): USAR, S-2/3 Training/Intelligence Officer, HQ Co, 4th BN, 364th REGT, 91st DIV, Redding, CA. • AUG 1990 - MAY 1993, MAJ (0-4): USAR, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Sierra Army Depot, Herlong, CA.
Brian Baker Class of 1994
Army, 9 Years Army Ranger, 82nd Airborne- 2 tours in Iraq
Brian Baker Class of 1994
Army, 9 Years 101st ABN; 3rd Ranger BN; 82ABN
Chris Larabee Class of 2003
Army, 6 Years Served 6 1/2 years in the Infantry and did 3 tours in Iraq.
david laubach Class of 2006
National Guard, 2 Years i love my service
Joseph Verne Olszewski Class of 1967
Navy, 2 Years Joseph Verne Olszewski EM3 USN (Electrician’s Mate) (CHS 1964-65, PVHS 1967) DET Ben Luc, NAVSUPPACT Saigon, USNAVFORV Birth: 9 Sep 1949, Chico, Butte Co, CA Death: 27 Jan 1970, Illness/Disease, Hau Nghia Province, 20 MI SW Saigon on the Vam Co Dong River Listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall, Washington, D. C. Panel 14W Line 072 Listed on the Gold Star Memorial Glen Oaks Memorial Park Burial: Chico Cemetery, 35 R03 1453
joseph wadzeck Class of 2001
Army, 6 Years Two tours to iraq
Matthew Campbell Class of 1991
Army, 17 Years Fire Support NCO
Mike Carrigan Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years Served for 25 years as a Naval Aviator
Richard Smith Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years 22 Years Now Working for Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance Fallon NV.
Scott Switzer Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years US NAVY Firefighter, Chemical Warfare Anti-terrorism Specialist
Steven Joseph Wahlberg-Riotto Class of 2006
Army, 2 Years Steven Joseph Wahlberg-Riotto (KIA) PFC USA (Light Vehicle Driver) (PVHS 2006) Unit: 1st SQ, 4th CAV Regt, 4th INF Brigade Combat Team, 1st INF DIV, Ft. Riley, KS Birth: 19 Aug 1988, Chico, Butte Co, CA Death: 14 Apr 2007, Baghdad, Iraq Burial: Skyway Memorial Park, Magalia, CA
Trevor Guillory Class of 1996
Air Force, 4 Years Four years active duty. Served in Operation Joint Guard (Bosnia) and Operation Desert Shield (Saudi Arabia)
Courtney Courtney Wild
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