San Juan High School Alumni

Citrus Heights, 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

Boyle, Charles
Boyle, Charles
Class of 1967
Army, 6 Years

2 tours RVN68,69,70 ABN INF anb ABN Ranger 1967 1973
Boyle,Charles
Boyle,Charles
Class of 1967
Army, 6 Years

Army Infantry,Airborn Ranger(!Rangers Lead the Way) 2 tours RVN)
Bruce Alan Zerr
Bruce Alan Zerr
Class of 1964
Army, 4 Years

Army Security Agency (ASA) Dec67-Sep71
RVN Da Nang and Phu Bai...(Extended-18 months incountyr)with the 138th Aviation Company (RR). Then to Vent Hill Farms, VA
Then - off to college for a BSChE degree.
Bryan Dion
Bryan Dion
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

A long and varied career starting in 1975 as a private E-1 and still continuing today as a LTC with a few more years to go!
Charles James
Charles James
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 2 Years

1st Bn, 9th Marines, 3rd MarDiv, III MAF C Co
02/19/1969 Quang Tri Province, So Vietnam
Charles Robert James
Charles Robert James
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 1 Years

1948 t0 19690311 Rifleman 9th Marines, 3rd MARINEDIV, lll MAF Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
Christine Onechyk
Christine Onechyk
Class of 1967
National Guard, 20+ Years

Served as a Reservist for 23 years in the California Army National Guard and retired as a Major.
Christopher Leo Kahm
Christopher Leo Kahm
Class of 1976
Army, 7 Years

US army engineer and NBC NCO
Christopher Leo Kahm
Christopher Leo Kahm
Class of 1976
Army, 7 Years

US army engineer and nuclear biological and chemical warfare NCO
Clarence Nicodemus
Clarence Nicodemus
Class of 1960
Army, 6 Years

Captain, Battery Commander, Nike Hercules Air Defense, Fairbanks, Alaska 1967-68, Vietnam 9th Inf Div 1969-70, Instructor, Guided Missile System Officer Course, El Paso, Tx 1970-71
Claudette Keene
Claudette Keene
Class of 2001
Army, 5 Years

123rd MSB Dexhiem, Germany
Clyde Tigner
Clyde Tigner
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

January 1968 to January 1971; Basic Training: Ft. Lewis, Washington. Advance Training: Ft Lee, Virginia; Stationed at Nellingen, Germany (near Stuttgart) for the remainder of my tour of duty. 94th Engineer Battallion (Construction). Exited as an E5.
Dale Masters
Dale Masters
Class of 1976
Navy, 6 Years

Petty Officer 2nd Class
Hospital Corpsman
Bio-Medical Electronics Technician
Daniel Bierwirth
Daniel Bierwirth
Class of 1975
Navy, 6 Years

3 Westpac's, 1 world cruise, Iran/Iraq war, Iran Hostages, USS Stark incident, VA-146 USS Kitty Hawk, USS Nimitz
Debra Breeden
Debra Breeden
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

Airborne Linguist, served in various units overseas and stateside in Germany and PACAF.
Served in Operations Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom (Infinite Justice).
Master Sergeant, retired in 2003.
Dennis Flannery
Dennis Flannery
Class of 1985
Air Force, 10 Years

Served from 12/85-3/95 @ Castle AFB.
Don Caldwell
Don Caldwell
Class of 1978
Navy, 6 Years

U.S. Navy Engineering Operations. Heavy Equipment Operator. U.S. Navy Seabees.
Don Glass
Don Glass
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 2 Years

1st Bn, 4th Marines, 3rd MarDiv, III MAF
Qunag Tri Province, So Vietnam 03/28/1969
Gary Arney
Gary Arney
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 3 Years

7th FMF, 3rd Bn 5th Mar 28 Mar div
Vietnam 66-69
Gary Arney
Gary Arney
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 3 Years

USMCRD San Diego 3/66
66-69 USS Bennington CVS20 Marine Detachment. 3Bn 5 Marine Reg 28 Marines (3/5/28)
Gary Arney
Gary Arney
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 3 Years

7th FMF, Fleet Marine Force, USS Bennington CVS20; 3rd Bn 28th Marines 5th Marine Div
Gary Howe
Gary Howe
Class of 1958
Army, 20+ Years

Served on Guam During the B-52 Arclite bombings and other Sac missions-Left the Air Force and entered the Army. Did two tours SEAand letft the active Army 1974 to take an active full time National Guard Tech position and retired 1982 in Auburn where I had run the Armory since 1974.
George Alm-Buckner
George Alm-Buckner
Class of 1997
Army, 5 Years

E.O.D. (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
Harold  (hal) Clark
Harold (hal) Clark
Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years

4 years infantry 24 years logistics, 3 tours vietnam,8 years germany,5years Panama Dessert storm, Somalia. Retired in 1993 as cwo4
Jack Price
Jack Price
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Active duty 73 to 76. Reserve 76 to 93
Jay Darnell
Jay Darnell
Class of 1965
Army, 6 Years

Was welcomed into the Army by President Johnson and a draft notice. Served two years active and 4 in -active reserve. Was aircraft crash rescue and structural fire-fighter. Later heavy vehicle driver.
Jeri Meredith
Jeri Meredith
Class of 1969
Navy Reserves, 9 Years

Navy Yeoman 1974-1983; served at Reserve Training Center Sacramento CA, Reserve Training Center San Angelo TX, NAS North Island San Diego CA, NAS Dallas TX
Jerry Abbott
Jerry Abbott
Class of 1972
Navy, 8 Years

Was a flight deck trouble shooter, aviation electronics tech. Aboard USS Ranger, USS Coral Sea, 3 west pacs to Vietnam. spent time in Danang.
Jim Erickson
Jim Erickson
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

April 11, 1968 to March 23 1970 Army Artillery First Infantry Division, Viet Nam
Joe Damiata
Joe Damiata
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

Received my "Greetings" from Uncle Sam in '65, went to MP School at Ft Gordon, Ga, then to Viet Nam in'66. Didn't like hassling the troops from the field when they came to town to have fun so went to dog handler's school in Okinawa. Went back to Nam and guarded a helicopter base. When door gunners were needed I volunteered, not one of my wiser decisions, and managed to get home in one piece. Then went to Ft Rucker, Ala for my last 6 months. All in all I kinda enjoyed it.
Jon E Mankowski
Jon E Mankowski
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Served as Foward Observer 81mm mortors. Operation Hue City Bravo 1/5 Severely wounded Good Friday 1968.
Joseph Onechyk
Joseph Onechyk
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

Served our county honorably from 1968 to 1972.
L. Bruce Holder
L. Bruce Holder
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Medic 1st Bn 12th Infantry Regiment 4th Div. Central Highlands 68-69
Larry Graham
Larry Graham
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

US Navy 68-74, US Air Force 1972-2001
2 tours Vietnam and first gulf war.
Leon Barrow
Leon Barrow
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

Quit high school October of my senior year 1967 joined the US Army in November traveled to Vietnam and Germany.
Mark Robinson
Mark Robinson
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Security Police Com-Plotter in Central Security Control Phu Cat AB. Then Base Detention Facility, Travis AFB. Then Warrant Officer Calif State Military Reserve 2002-2004
Martin Peter Wyatt
Martin Peter Wyatt
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

Served aboard 3 aircraft carriers. USS Kearsarge on Yankee Station in Vietnam (Kearsarge was decommissioned upon returning to Long Beach), USS John F Kennedy on Med Cruise and USS Independence to nowhere significant.
Melvin Charles Lapp
Melvin Charles Lapp
Class of 1966
Army, 1 Years

11B10 Infantryman G CO,2nd BN, 12th CAV, 1st DIV, USARV 1947 to 1967 Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam
Neil Howe
Neil Howe
Class of 1984
Army, 8 Years

served overseas and in Texas
Pete Bustabade
Pete Bustabade
Class of 1988
Army, 3 Years

Medic, Gulf War, 369 Armor 24th Infantry Division

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Class of '81

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