Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Santa Barbara High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Dons lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Charles Cushing Clarke
Charles Cushing Clarke Class of 1952
Army, 20+ Years
Thirty years, army officer, combat Vietnam, served on Joint Chiefs of Staff, held commands at company, battalion, brigade level. Awarded Defense Superior Service, Medal, Bronze Star, and 12 other decorations, badges, and awards.
Dave  Martinsen
Dave Martinsen Class of 1951
Navy, 4 Years
USS Lewis DE 535 Radarman RD3 (Petty Officer 3rd Class) Korean War Combat Vet 13 Months sea Duty..... USS Yarnall DD541 west Coast Ops.... Naval Reserve SB
Francisco Mendoza
Francisco Mendoza Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 4 Years
0311 sgt...PMOS.......The riflemen employ the M16A2 service rifle, the M203 grenade launcher and the squad automatic weapon (SAW). Riflemen are the primary scouts, assault troops, and close combat forces available to the MAGTF. They are the foundation of the Marine infantry organization, and as such are the nucleus of the fire team in the rifle squad, the scout team in the LAR squad, scout snipers in the infantry battalion, and reconnaissance or assault team in the reconnaissance units. Noncommissioned officers are assigned as fire team leaders, scout team leaders, rifle squad leaders, or rifle platoon guides
Fred  E. Palato
Fred E. Palato Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Loved the Service, travelled from Viet Nam to Europe and all over the US. Worked on the most advanced platforms in the world. Proud of my brothers and sisters who serve and/or wanted to serve.
Gary M Hughs
Gary M Hughs Class of 1954
Navy Reserves, 8 Years
Qualified as a Korean Veteran. Joined in 1953 while still in High School. Presently a charter member, American Legion Post 4
Gilbert Hoag
Gilbert Hoag Class of 1954
Navy, 8 Years
Korean War Vet, and severed on Mine Sweepers which were wooden ships. Our motto was Iron men on wodden ships
Mark Staszak
Mark Staszak Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
Cobra mechanic in Vietnam and Sky Crane crew chief in Oklahoma.
Robert Hoffman
Robert Hoffman Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years
Veitnam Era Vet. Served 22 months overseas with squadron VR-21.
Walter Marquez
Walter Marquez Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years
March 1968 to March 1970.

Classmates Spotlight

Santa Barbara High School Classmates

Tom Hartnack
Class of '49

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