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

Anthony Oliveira
Anthony Oliveira Class of 1997
Navy, 7 Years
Navy medic, did 3 tours in iraq.
Barbara Clogston
Barbara Clogston Class of 1979
Air Force, 13 Years
6 Years Active Duty, 7 Years USAF Reserve
Bill Kern
Bill Kern Class of 1971
Navy, 6 Years
Nuclear Interior Communication Electrician, 1st Class, Submarine Service (IC1/SS). Served aboard the U.S.S. Hammerhead (SSN-663)
Bill watts
Bill watts Class of 1963
Navy, 6 Years
Vietnam 1965-1967 Sub base pearl harbor 1967-1969 2 years reserve
chris akelian
chris akelian Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years
Navy active duty 1976-1982 served as Sonar Technician. Then 24 Years with Coast Guard Reserve, and the last 8 years with the Army National Guard. Still Currently serving with over 40 years total as a CW4 in the Signal Corp
Christopher Garcia
Christopher Garcia Class of 1989
Air Force, 10 Years
US Navy6 1/2 yrs, US Air Force 3 1/2 yrs.
Chuck Parra
Chuck Parra Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years
Swore in at the L.A. AAFEES.Basic training at Ft. Jackson, SC. AIT at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio TX. Became 91 B10 Combat Medic. Sent to Ft. Kit Carson,CO. (4th Med. Bn.,4th Infantry Div.,(Mech). Ended up stationed in Bamberg, W.Germany- 1st of 52nd Infantry (Mechanized)remaining there until Hon. discharge. It was the height of the "Cold War' In Europe at that time.
chuck parra
chuck parra Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years
served as a combat medic (91 bravo)
Craig Van Wagenen
Craig Van Wagenen Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Weapons B-52g+h/B-1b/F-4c+e/O-2a/OA37b/UH1n, Senior Controller, AD Chief Munitions Logistics, Services Operations/Superintendent, ret E-7 1995.
Dan Sebby
Dan Sebby Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Retired Command Sergeant Major, now a Department of the Army Civilian and Director of the California State Military Museum, the US Army Museum Activity of rhte Cal NG.
Danielle Kilgore
Danielle Kilgore Class of 2005
Air Force, 9 Years
Currently serving third tour in Afghanistan
David C Stafford
David C Stafford Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
After training at Ft. Bliss, TX and Ft. Sill, OK, I served 13 months in Germany with the 1st TAB, 26th Artillery. After 6 more weeks of training back at Ft. Sill, I served 12 months in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division Artillery near the Cambodian border and Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Devan Govindasamy
Devan Govindasamy Class of 1998
Army, 9 Years
Devan has just served his second tour-of-duty in Iraq. He is currently living in Arizona with his wife, Heather, of nearly six years.
Devan Govindasamy
Devan Govindasamy Class of 1998
Army, 8 Years
currently serving in Iraq
Ernest A. Schmidt
Ernest A. Schmidt Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years
US Army Military Police, Enlisted in 1973 and retired in Oct 1997 as First Sergeant, E-8, from the 101st AB Div, Fort Campbell, Ky. Saw combat duties in Mogodishu ,Somalia 93, with deployments to Honduras, Panama, Korea, Germany
Ernest A. Schmidt
Ernest A. Schmidt Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years
23 Years Army Military Police, with tours in Germany, Honduras, Panama, Korea and Combat Mogodishu, Somalia, 6 years with the Famed 101st Air Bourne Divison, Air Assault, Fort Campbell, Ky, duty at Fort Lewis, Wa, Fort Ord, Ca., Ft Irwin, Ca.,Ft Hunter Liggett, Ca. Retired as First Sgt. E-8 in 1997.
Ernest A. Schmidt
Ernest A. Schmidt Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years
Served 23 years,Army Military Police, retired First Sgt, E-8, Duty in Germany, Panama, Honduras, Somalia, Korea. Basic at Fort Ord, Ca, AIT Fort Gordon, Ga. Saw combat in Mogodishu, Somalia with the 571st MP Company. 6 years 101st Air Bourne Div. Air Assault, Fort Campbell, Ky. retired in 1997. Now working for DoD as Antiterrorism Officer, Federal Police Officer
Evan Aanerud
Evan Aanerud Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Staff Sergeant, Scout/Sniper Team Leader OIF 2003 and 2009
Francis Harry Rowan
Francis Harry Rowan Class of 1951
Army, 4 Years
I was one of 90 local men who were members of the 161st Ordnance Base Depot Co. of the California National Guard at Camp San Luis Obispo we were called up by the feds on August 21 1950 served three months at CSLo and a year at Camp Cooke ( now Vandenberg Air Base) Shipped to Korea with 21 guys from SLO and served together for six months with the 502nd Ordnance Platoon at the main ordnance depot in Pusan the 226th Logistical Command OBD No. 1.
James C. Phillips
James C. Phillips Class of 1954
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired after 31 years on active duty - loved flying fighter A/C F-4 and F-15s in Viet Nam as well as Desert Storm. Retired after 31 years Active Duty.

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Class of '74

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