Sandia High School Alumni

Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM)

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

Allyson Vaughan
Allyson Vaughan
Class of 1996
Army, 14 Years

Military Police Investigations
Bill Buckalew
Bill Buckalew
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

US Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District, 1972 - 1974. Discharged as Sp4 Aug, 1974
Bradford Shanahan
Bradford Shanahan
Class of 1999
Air Force, 7 Years

SSgt in USAF Stationed at RAF Lakenheath, England
Cameron Martinez
Cameron Martinez
Class of 2000
Army, 3 Years

Joined up right after graduating, had a good time, then got out
Carla Hoffman
Carla Hoffman
Class of 1999
Air Force, 9 Years

Air Traffic Control
Cary R Henshaw
Cary R Henshaw
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

USS EDSON DD 946
Celida (Smith) Bruss
Celida (Smith) Bruss
Class of 2001
Navy, 6 Years

Serving as a a CTN at NIOC Suitland MD
celida bruss
celida bruss
Class of 2001
Navy, 8 Years

Served 8 years as a computer network operations specialist. deployed USS Tarawa, USS Kitty Hawk.
Charles (Chuck) Hollingsworth
Charles (Chuck) Hollingsworth
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

Aviation Maintenance Control/Logs and Records/Aircraft Wts. and Balance.
Corey J Hotchkiss
Corey J Hotchkiss
Class of 1987
Army, 7 Years

Served 4 years of active duty Army from 2001 to 2004 with the 3rd Infantry Division. Completed tours in Kosovo, Macedonia and Iraq (OIF). Currently serving in the Army National Guard for the State of California.
Curtis Smith
Curtis Smith
Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years

Flew back and right seat of several Navy aircraft.
Curtis Smith
Curtis Smith
Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years

I was trained as an avionics technician but after reaching my duty station, I was trained to fly in several different Navy aircraft including twin props and jets. I received my mach two pin in an F4 Phantom.
David Epstein
David Epstein
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

Supply Officer on nuclear sub and on repair tender, comptroller RDT&E facility; 16 years in Naval Reserve
David Garvin
David Garvin
Class of 1961
Navy, 6 Years

NAAS & NALF Kingsville & Orange Grove
HM2(AC) Kept south Texas safe!
David Gonzales
David Gonzales
Class of 1965
Navy, 6 Years

PBRs,(Gun Boats) on the Mekong Delta
David Laird
David Laird
Class of 1963
Navy, 28 Years

Aviation Electronics Technician Senior Chief (E-8), Air Warfare Specialist
David Louis Gonzales
David Louis Gonzales
Class of 1995
Navy, 4 Years

Gun Boats mikong Delta
David Louis Gonzales
David Louis Gonzales
Class of 1965
Navy, 6 Years

P.B.R.s (GUN BOATS) VIET NAM ,MEKONG DELTA
Dennis Roberts
Dennis Roberts
Class of 1960
Navy, 6 Years

Served in Vietnam aboard ship in weather department now a retired banker.
Don Harmon
Don Harmon
Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years

A Marine reservist "weekend warrior" while at Sandia, then 6 years of active enlisted service in the Marines. Back to the USMCR while in college at USC, getting BA and MA. Then commissioned in the Air Force via AFROTC. 15 more years as an Air Force officer. Served 13 mo. in Vietnam. Taught 4 years at the Air Force Academy. Served 4 years in NATO. Assigned to the DOD space program. Retired while assigned to the Space Shuttle Program at NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL.
Dustyn Carroll
Dustyn Carroll
Class of 1999
Air Force, 8 Years

Everywhere
Dustyn Carroll
Dustyn Carroll
Class of 1999
Air Force, 9 Years

Air force active duty, South Dakota, England, Middle east. Now currently at CCAFS Florida, in range safety on launching the rockets and shuttle.
Eileen Martinez
Eileen Martinez
Class of 1977
Air Force, 8 Years

Air craft emerency responce/flight data
last duty assignment in suport of Desert Sheld/Desert storm
Eric Dickman
Eric Dickman
Class of 1986
Air Force, 4 Years

Persian Gulf War Veteran
Frank Tomaszewski
Frank Tomaszewski
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years

Master Chief Petty Officer enlisted in 1964 retired with 30 years of service in 1993
Gaylene Dolan McCartney
Gaylene Dolan McCartney
Class of 1964
Navy, 3 Years

Corpsman for viet nam casualties sent to orthopedic center
James Dawson
James Dawson
Class of 1996
Army, 2 Years

Drafted in the Army Jan. 1969, Spec. 4, MP, served 18 months with 5th Corp, EURSA. I was a regular GI Joe. Decorated Vietnam Nam War Vet.
Jennifer L Morris
Jennifer L Morris
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Tactical Microwave/Satellite repair technician
Jeremiah Kirschman
Jeremiah Kirschman
Class of 2000
Air Force, 3 Years

Currently a Contracting Officer for the Air Force. I will be attending the Naval Postgraduate School in July 2007. After receiving my MBA I will become an instructor at the Air Force Academy in Color
Joey Allen
Joey Allen
Class of 1994
Army, 10 Years

SSGT US INFANTRY, Three time combat vet. One tour under operation Enduring Freedom. Two time under Operation Iraqi Freedom. Station in Buamholder, Germany
John Crutchfield
John Crutchfield
Class of 1982
Navy, 6 Years

Served on board the USS Enterprise and at Field Command, Defense Nuclear Agency at Kirtland AFB. Served as a Data Processing Technician.
John K Thompson
John K Thompson
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 22 Years

United States Marine Corps, various roles
John K Thompson
John K Thompson
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 22 Years

Class of 1974
Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry
Class of 1967
Army, 4 Years

Army Security Agency Ending up at Can To Viet Nam
Justin Paul Lindsey
Justin Paul Lindsey
Class of 2006
Army, 6 Years

6 years of service in the army. Deployed for 18 months to Iraq. Trained troops to go to Iraq and Afghanistan. Served with honor.
Karen (Manweller) Wright
Karen (Manweller) Wright
Class of 1982
Army, 8 Years

Served 4 years active duty in the Military Police. Stationed in West Germany and Ft. McPherson, Georgia. Promoted to Sgt - E-5 prior to completing active duty. Served 4 years in the Indiana National Guard while attending Ball State.
Larry Bradley
Larry Bradley
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

Started after "lottery win", Helicopter PIlot in Vietnam, enjoyed it so much, stayed in and flew at sites around the world. Retired as a Chief Warrant Officer - 4, Master Aviator, Instructor PIlot in AH-1 Cobra's, UH-1 Huey's. Had a lot of fun, most of the time.
Lawrence (Larry) Bradley
Lawrence (Larry) Bradley
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

Helicopter Pilot; Helicopter Instructor Pilot. Vietman to Panama
Leonard Jablon
Leonard Jablon
Class of 1977
Navy, 6 Years

USS New Jersey BB-62 from 11/1986 - 2/1991. C.I.W.S. (Anti-Missile/Anti-Aircraft) - Defensive Weapon System
Major Don Harmon
Major Don Harmon
Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years

6 years prior enlisted service in USMC. Commissioned in 1968 in USAF after earning BA and MA at USC. Served 13 mo. in Vietnam. Taught 4 years at Air Force Academy. Other tours in NATO, NORAD and NRO. Retired in 1985 while assigned to NASA at Kennedy Space Center, FL, FL.

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Class of '64

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