San Luis Obispo High School Alumni

San Luis Obispo, California (CA)

Military Alumni

Military High School Alumni

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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.
Archie Cheda
Archie Cheda
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Drafted: 4NOV69, Released: 7SEP71
Electronic Engineering Assistant, SP5
Ft. Huachuca, AZ
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.
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.
David Stafford
David Stafford
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Drafted August, 1967. Separated April, 1970. After training, served 13 months in Germany and 12 months in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division Artillery.
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.
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.
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.
James Paget
James Paget
Class of 1965
Army, 4 Years

Captain, Infantry; pilot RVN
Jennifer Johnston-Ryan
Jennifer Johnston-Ryan
Class of 1989
Army, 15 Years

Army- Active Duty
Army National Guard
American Legion Assistant Service Officer
Family Readiness Representative
Jill Legge
Jill Legge
Class of 1975
Army, 4 Years

Stationed in San Francisco - so much for my travel experience - but it was great working in a hospital my entire time! My medical experience has followed me into the civilian life.
John Goodwin
John Goodwin
Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years

4th ID, HHQ, G2 Ft. Carson, CO
4th ID, DIVARTY, HHB, S2, Ft. Carson, CO
1st IDF, HQ, G2, Cooke Barracks, Geoppingen, Germany
John Sargent
John Sargent
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

1 LT, Field Artillery, 2/34 FA, VII Corps
keith ybaben
keith ybaben
Class of 1986
Navy, 8 Years

US Naval CEC UT 3
Kory Fierstine
Kory Fierstine
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

Naval aviator and shameless tailhooker for over 2 decades.
Larry Baker
Larry Baker
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

Served 4 years active duty as F-15 Avionics Specialist, primarily based out of Las Vegas, NV (rough duty!), 1975-79. Great educational and developmental opportunity that helped in all aspects of future career growth.
Les Mensinger
Les Mensinger
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Infantry....199th light Inf Sep
Redcatcher
Mark Wise
Mark Wise
Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Army, having served as a Social Work Officer and Military Intelligence Officer (LTC). Lives near Cuernavaca, Mexico, running a small B & B excursions business with wife Tina out of their country home!
Matt Smith
Matt Smith
Class of 1983
Army, 2 Years

Arctic Paratrooper
501st Airborne, 6th Inf. Div, Ft. Richardson, Alaska
Michael K. Murphy
Michael K. Murphy
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF service 1969-1973.
Duty stations:
Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX. 3708 Basic Training. Sqdn.
Mather AFB, Sacramento, CA. 3535 Air Base Group.
Weisbaden AB/Lindsey AFS. 601st Transportation Sqdn.
Kirkland AFB, Albequerque NM., 4900 Air Base Group.
Patrick Talbot Hall
Patrick Talbot Hall
Class of 1962
Air Force, 7 Years

OTS, 1966-67, commisioned 2nd Lt. Jan. 1967; Air Defense Command, 31st Air Division Intelligence Officer, 1967-69;
Pilot Training, Laughlin AFB, TX; KC-135 pilot, Barksdale AFB, LA; EC-47 pilot at Phu Cat and DaNang, 1971-72; KC-135 Pilot, Westover AFB, 1972-73; Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters
Patrick Talbot Hall
Patrick Talbot Hall
Class of 1962
Air Force, 7 Years

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Jan., 1967;
Pilot Training at Laughlin AFB, TX, 1968-1969;
Flew KC-135 air refueling tankers and EC-47
at Phu Cat AB and Da Nang AB, 1971-72; Honorably discharged in Aug. 1973 with the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with 3 oak clusters
Ralph H Soto jr
Ralph H Soto jr
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

Boatswains mate first class surface warfare served on three ships most notable uss coronado third fleet command ship 1992-1997
Randall Emmons
Randall Emmons
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined in the Navy in 1966. Was sent to Alaska where I bacame a Photographer's Mate. Left the Navy and worked for the San Diego Union-Tribune in 1970 and returned to the Navy in 1971. In 1973 the Navy sent me to Syracuse University to be trained as a Photojournalist. In 1976 I was honored as the Navy's Photojournalist of the Year. Accepted a commission in 1979 as a Photographic Officer. Retired as a Lieutenant Commander in 1991. During my Navy career in lived in Kodiak AK, Republic of the Philippines, San Diego CA, Indianapolis IN, Syracuse NY,
Mountian View CA and Whidbey Island WA.
Randy Kendall
Randy Kendall
Class of 1975
Army, 6 Years

Truck Driver / Heavy Equipment Operator
Robert  Lindsay  Moore
Robert Lindsay Moore
Class of 1974
Navy, 4 Years

San Diego Naval station,LongBeach Naval shipyard,Meridian Mississippi naval A school USS Agerholm DD 826,USS Debuque LPD,3 Wespac tours, Veteran S/C
Robert J. Delgado Jr.
Robert J. Delgado Jr.
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Enlisted in 1983 as a 19D Cavalry Scout, Commissioned as a 2LT in 1986 as an Armor Officer. Served in Operation Desert Storm with 3/2 ACR, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn and Operation Inherent Resolve. Served in Europe, the Middle East and U.S. Post Installation at For Lewis, WA, Fort Riley, KS, Fort Knox, KY, Fort Benning, GA, and Fort Leavenworth MO. Held positions as Tank Company Commander, Battalion S3 & Executive Officer, Observer Controller at Hohenfels Army Training Center Germany, Armor Office Advanced Course Small Group Instructor, and OPSO for 3rd Army.
robert woodward
robert woodward
Class of 1966
Army, 12 Years

combat arms
Ronald Welch
Ronald Welch
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

Pilot, served 1979-2004. Flew in all contingencies during that time. OTS grad, Squadron Commander and Director of Operations for the 340 Flight Training Group. Retired and living in Northern CA
Steven Schlobohm
Steven Schlobohm
Class of 1969
National Guard, 4 Years

Army national guard, camp san luis

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