Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
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Honored Military Alumni
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 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 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 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.
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 Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years Cobra mechanic in Vietnam and Sky Crane crew chief in Oklahoma.
Robert Hoffman Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years Veitnam Era Vet. Served 22 months overseas with squadron VR-21.
Walter Marquez Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years March 1968 to March 1970.
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