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

Ashley Slack
Ashley Slack Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 5 Years
aviation electrician
Brandon Hughes
Brandon Hughes Class of 1984
Air Force, 3 Years
Strategic Air Command, Castle AFB, Merced, CA. Military Transport of military personnel, Expert Marksmanship Award.
Brandon k. Slack
Brandon k. Slack Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 5 Years
Communications wireman. Served 2 tours in Iraq
Chris Torres
Chris Torres Class of 1991
Air Force, 18 Years
USAF Fighter Pilot. Stationed at Laughlin AFB (TX) for pilot training, Columbus AFB (MS) as a T-38 Instructor Pilot, Seymour Johnson AFB (NC) for F-15E Training, RAF Lakenheath (UK) for F-15E operations, SJAFB as F-15E Instructor Pilot, Saudi Arabia as F-15S Instructor Pilot, Ramstein Air Base (Germany) for staff tour. Currently (2013) in Wichita Falls (TX) as a T-38 Instructor Pilot.
Christopher & Nicolas Gemme
Christopher & Nicolas Gemme Class of 2008
Army, 1 Years
United Stats Army Infantry. Christopher is in Korea. Nickolas Is in Alaska
David F Burkett
David F Burkett Class of 1966
Army, 15 Years
Ist Cav.Co D 15th transportation battalion Viet Nam Airforce: C-141 loadmaster-710th MAS
David M York
David M York Class of 1955
Army, 3 Years
49th Tank Battalion, Santa Cruz National Guard. 4 yrs: 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg , 3 yrs.
Debbie A Gaub
Debbie A Gaub Class of 1971
Army, 4 Years
1976-1980 active duty Supply Sargent 76Y20 1980-1982 inactive reserves
Devon Modrak
Devon Modrak Class of 2005
Army, 9 Years
Animal Care Specialist, still currently serving.
Donald J Sutherland
Donald J Sutherland Class of 1955
Navy, 6 Years
Stationed at Barber's Point, Hawaii & Monterey Naval Air Station.
Ed Sims
Ed Sims Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 8 Years
From boot camp at MCRD San Diego, I served with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron - 1 MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Headquarters & Service Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA; Marine Aviation Training Support Group - 90, NATTC, NAS Memphis, TN; Marine Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron - 3 MCAS El Toro with two deployments aboard the USS Midway (The Midway's homeport was Yokosuka, Japan). Altogether a total of 28 months service overseas. Honorably discharged a Staff Sergeant (E-6) with 8 years 3 1/2 months service. Occupation at time of discharge Radar Reconnaissance Systems Technician.
Frank David Bowen
Frank David Bowen Class of 1981
Army, 6 Years
U.s. Army Tanker 5+years Erlangen West Germany 1982-1988 in 1992 assumed a career as a commercial driver
Gary Bowen
Gary Bowen Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years
Inventory management specialist
George Pool
George Pool Class of 1961
Navy, 2 Years
Served on Rear Admiral Evan P Aurand's staff - Anti Submarine Warfare Group ONE - Cruising around Yankee Station (Gulf of Tonkin) on his flagship the USS Bennington (CVS-20) - 1966 and 1967.
Harold B. Russell "Pete"
Harold B. Russell "Pete" Class of 1953
Navy, 20+ Years
US Naval Academy Class of 1958. 30 years U.S. Navy (Unrestricted Line-now called Surface Warfare) - served on Pacific Fleet destroyers and cruisers - commanded Pearl Harbor-based frigate USS Rathburne (FF-1057). Retired 1988,Captain, USN.
Hershel Atkinson
Hershel Atkinson Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Aircrew on C130's for 21 years, stationed in Philippines, Okinawa, Japan and Taiwan in addition to Arkansas, Tennessee and Washington.
Jack Arneson
Jack Arneson Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years
Quit school to enlist. Served in Vietnam 1968-1969. Bronze Star for courage under fire. (rescued pinned down comrades, eliminated enemy machine gun firing at them) Not wounded.
Jack Calhoun
Jack Calhoun Class of 1964
Navy, 6 Years
Served on board the USS BARB, SSN396,fast attack nuclear submarine. I was trained in nuclear weapons arming and maintenance. Was in country of Vietnam for a total of six weeks performing demolition details. Left service as a second class petty officer. I would do it all over again. The view out of the front window was fantastic. HA HA!
James D. Wilson
James D. Wilson Class of 1984
Navy, 14 Years
I'm currently in the U.S. Navy Reserves, now 14 years strong, as a First Class Petty Officer. Recently home from a 2 year deployment to Kuwait. Though still in the Reserves I am now a partner/owner of a Security business in Anaheim, CA.
James Vincent Carbone
James Vincent Carbone Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years
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