Rio Linda High School Alumni

Rio Linda, 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

AARRON SMITH
AARRON SMITH
Class of 2005
Navy, 1 Years

replaces redar equipement on fighter jets
Brian McGuire
Brian McGuire
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 19 Years

Seerved in The gulf war
7 months Iraq in 2003
7 months Iraq in 2008
Brian Miller
Brian Miller
Class of 2001
Army, 4 Years

MOS 31L or 25L Cable Systems Installer, Attended Basic Training at Ft Benning, GA and AIT at Ft Gordon, GA, spent 2 years in S. Korea, & 1 yr at Ft. Riley, KS
Craig Kopel
Craig Kopel
Class of 1988
Air Force, 19 Years

USAF 20 years Jan 09
craig kopel
craig kopel
Class of 1988
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 21+ years
craig kopel
craig kopel
Class of 1988
Air Force, 19 Years

Still serving
Debby Fox Brown
Debby Fox Brown
Class of 1979
Army, 4 Years

SGT- 97B- Counterintelligence Special Agent. AIT at Ft Huachuca, AZ. Stationed at 205th MI Detachment and 205th MI Group in Frankfurt Germany. 902nd MI Battalion at Ft Ord, CA.
Debra (Seher) Goettsch
Debra (Seher) Goettsch
Class of 1967
Air Force, 1 Years

First woman in the Air Force Band
Dominic Del Carlo
Dominic Del Carlo
Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Infantry Rifleman and Marine Security Forces.
Dominic Del Carlo
Dominic Del Carlo
Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 4 Years

0311/8152
Dominique "Eddie" Johnson
Dominique "Eddie" Johnson
Class of 1993
Navy, 14 Years

U S Navy Seabees
Dondre Fairgood
Dondre Fairgood
Class of 2003
Army, 5 Years

5 years in the army. Living in Mannheim, Germany
Glen Walker
Glen Walker
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

Iraqi War Veteran. 23 years in Army aviation with the 1st Cavalry and 2nd Infantry and other smaller units. Worked on the UH-1H Iroquois (Huey) and the AH-64D Apache Longbow.
Jay Strong
Jay Strong
Class of 2006
Army, 4 Years

IN IRAQ
John Anderson
John Anderson
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

Joined June 1966, Basic Training at Ft. Polk, Lousiana, Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, served 1-1/2 years in Vietnam with the 4th Infantry Division, and discharged April 1969.
John Turner
John Turner
Class of 1989
Navy, 10 Years

Armed Forces Radio and Television/Combat Camera
justin swett
justin swett
Class of 2004
Army, 2 Years

ifantry, mortor man is leaving for iraq in semptember
Karl W Kornchuk
Karl W Kornchuk
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired USAF Instructor Pilot/Flight Examiner. Flew the T-37B, T-38A, B-52G, KC-135E, KC-135R, and RC-26B. Four tours in Iraq; one as lead coalition adviser to the Iraqi Army, three with Air Force Special Operations Command.
Kenneth Jordan
Kenneth Jordan
Class of 1987
Army, 2 Years

Currently over in Iraq for his second tour of duty. He works in the medical field.
LeeAnne Childers
LeeAnne Childers
Class of 2006
Army, 3 Years

U.S. Army
Mark Degner
Mark Degner
Class of 1980
Army, 14 Years

Tanks, Artiliry, Trucks

OIF 03
Matthew Chavez
Matthew Chavez
Class of 2005
Army, 1 Years

just graduated job training. Station in Sacramento, CA.
Neetu Baran
Neetu Baran
Class of 2005
Army, 3 Years

It Sucks but it pays the bills!
Randy Waite
Randy Waite
Class of 2005
Air Force, 1 Years

I recently graduted from Tech. training and now I am an aeronautical engineer for the Air Force, and am on my way to being a pilot.
Randy Waite
Randy Waite
Class of 2005
Air Force, 1 Years

Just got out of Technical Training. Stationed in Fairfield, CA.
Richard Gerber
Richard Gerber
Class of 2003
Air Force, 2 Years

Lovin the Air Force Life! gettin ready to deploy to Quatar in september
Robert Michael Lorenz
Robert Michael Lorenz
Class of 2006
National Guard, 4 Years

I've drank some of the finest beer in Germany, parties with the craziest karaokers in Japan, and celebrated the first year of independence with the hearty locals of Kosovo. And this is only the beginning of my service.
Rod Alexander
Rod Alexander
Class of 1979
Army, 18 Years

SFC
US Army, Retired
Roxanne Sherrill
Roxanne Sherrill
Class of 2000
Air Force, 7 Years

Airborne Communications, Radar, and Computer Specialist. Platforms worked on: AWACS, C-40B, C-20H. Currently Stationed in Ramstein, Germany
Samuel A Graham, Jr
Samuel A Graham, Jr
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

SENIOR MASTER SERGEANT SAMUEL A. GRAHAM, JR.

SUPERINTENDENT, 82D TRW COMPETITIVE SOURCING OFFICE

Senior Master Sergeant Samuel A. Graham, Jr. is Superintendent, Competitive Sourcing Office, 82d Training Wing. When he was Chief of Planning and Implementation for the 82d Communications Squadron, he was responsible for all activities related to planning and integration of communications-computer systems, deployment planning for communications systems and personnel, project implementation management, communications budget and financial management, and plans and agreement management for Sheppard Air Force Base and Frederick Municipal Airport, Oklahoma. His elements mission was to understand the needs of the people they served, translate and develop those needs into well-defined and validated requirements, and fulfill those requirements by identifying, obtaining, and implementing integrated and interoperable communications systems.

Sergeant Graham enlisted in the United States Air Force on 7 Feb 1974.

EDUCATION:

1972: Graduate, Rio Linda Sr. High School, Rio Linda, CA

1974: Graduate, 3ABR272X0, Air Traffic Control Operators Course, Keesler AFB, MS

1979: Graduate, Air Force Communications Command, Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School, Keesler AFB, MS

1988: Graduate, Air Force Communications Command, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tempelhof Central Airport, Berlin, GE

1988: Bachelor of Professional Aeronautics degree, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FL

1989: Associate of Applied Airway Science degree, Community College of the Air Force

1996: Graduate, Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Gunter Annex, AL

1997: Graduate, 3C371, Advanced Course, Keesler AFB, MS

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. February 1974 – March 1974, Airman, Lackland Technical Training Center, TX

2. March 1974 – September 1974, student, Air Traffic Control Operators Course, Keesler AFB, MS

3. September 1974 – December 1981, Air Traffic Control Operator, Beale AFB, CA

4. December 1981 – June 1985, Air Traffic Control, Technical Training Instructor, Keesler AFB, MS

5. June 1985 – July 1988, Chief, Air Traffic Control Radar Operations, Berlin Air Route Traffic Control Center, Templehof Central Airport, West Berlin, GE

6. July 1988 – November 1995, Chief, Standards and Evaluation; Assistant Chief Controller; Chief, Air Traffic Control Radar Operations, Sheppard Air Force Base, TX

7. November 1995 – September 1999, Chief, Planning, Implementation and Resources, Sheppard AFB, TX

8. September 1999-Aug 2001, Superintendent, Competitive Sourcing Office

Retired 1 September 2001

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Meritorious Service Medal with (4) Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Good Conduct Medal

Army of Occupation Medal

National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster

Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long

Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon

USAF NCO PME Graduate with two Oak Leaf Clusters

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

Air Force Training Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION:

Senior Master Sergeant 15 November 1994
Samuel Allen Graham, Jr.
Samuel Allen Graham, Jr.
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Traffic Controller; C4 Planning and Implementation Superintendent; Manpower and Organization Superintendent; Competitive Sourcing Superintendent; Process Improvement Black Belt
Sharon (Kcerrii) Bjishkian (Mitchell)
Sharon (Kcerrii) Bjishkian (Mitchell)
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corpman/Radio Isotope Tech/Security; Navy 5th District Gun and Rifle Team
Tabitha Reisdorf (Hogan)
Tabitha Reisdorf (Hogan)
Class of 2003
Air Force, 4 Years

I'm a SSgt in the U.S. Air Force. My job is Readiness and Emergency Management "the chem warfare guys" I've been at Travis AFB for almost 4 years. My family and I leave for Mildenhall RAF, UK in December.
Tiffani Xiong
Tiffani Xiong
Class of 2009
Army, 5 Years

Medically Retired Veteran
Tom Burkett
Tom Burkett
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 4 Years

deisel mechanic 1st 4 yrs returned as military police after 9/11
Weslee Gomez
Weslee Gomez
Class of 2005
Army, 11 Years

US ARMY SGT. 173rd Airborne. Airborne Infantry sharpshooter

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