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 Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 5 Years aviation electrician
Bill Davis Class of 1959
Navy, 4 Years Musician (MU2) - Attended and graduated from US Navy School of Music and served 3 yrs with the Unit Band 191 stationed at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Dates of service 1959-1963
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 Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 5 Years Communications wireman. Served 2 tours in Iraq
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 Class of 2008
Army, 1 Years United Stats Army Infantry. Christopher is in Korea. Nickolas Is in Alaska
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 Class of 1955
Army, 3 Years 49th Tank Battalion, Santa Cruz National Guard. 4 yrs: 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg , 3 yrs.
Devon Modrak Class of 2005
Army, 9 Years Animal Care Specialist, still currently serving.
Donald J Sutherland Class of 1955
Navy, 6 Years Stationed at Barber's Point, Hawaii & Monterey Naval Air Station.
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 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 Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years Inventory management specialist
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" 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 Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years Aircrew on C-130 aircraft
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 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 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 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.
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