San Luis Obispo High School Alumni

San Luis Obispo, 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

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.
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.
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 Sargent
John Sargent
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

1 LT, Field Artillery, 2/34 FA, VII Corps

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Class of '65

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