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

Carl C Linke Jr
Carl C Linke Jr
Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired as a TSgt after 24 years and numerous deployments. Heavy Equipment Operator (Dirtboy)
David James Berry
David James Berry
Class of 1971
Navy, 22 Years

Enlisted Jul 1972, selected for NESEP program at OLE MISS, 1975. Commissioned May 1979. Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer (1520) managing A-7E, F/A-18A, SH-3 Sea king, A-6 Intruder, UC-12, UH-1N, aircraft. Deployments on USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and ships company on USS coral Sea (CV-43) Jul 1972- Nov 30 1994 . Retired as a Lieutenant Commander.
Dirk Markestein
Dirk Markestein
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Back overseas-Afghanistan Feb-Sep 09
Douglas R. Bailey (Seman)
Douglas R. Bailey (Seman)
Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired from the Air Force in 1990 at Nellis AFB Nevada as a Chief MSgt (E-9). Served in Germany, Holland, Greece, Beale AFB CA, Mountain Home ID, and Ellsworth AFB SD.
Frank Fidani
Frank Fidani
Class of 1986
Air Force, 19 Years

He started as a cop moving around from TX, to Germany then Spain. Now he is a satellite systems operator. He started his new career in Colorado Springs and now is at Vandenberg AFB. He was just promoted to Senior Msgt.
George Gordon
George Gordon
Class of 1968
Navy, 2 Years

Naval Security Group, Galeta Island, Canal Zone
Joseph Lee Hamilton
Joseph Lee Hamilton
Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Served as a Scout with 2d Light Armored Reconnaissance battalion. Deployed to East Africa in 2001 and Iraq in 2003 for O[peration Iraqi Freedom.
Philip Owens
Philip Owens
Class of 2001
Army, 7 Years

Completed 2 combat tours in Iraq
Rick Woer
Rick Woer
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

E5 Petty Officer. Shipfitter. Amphibious Force. Assault craft Unit 1. Vietnam, Subic Bay PI, Naval Amphib. Base, Coronado, CA.

Classmates Spotlight

Sonoma Valley High School Classmates

Rich Paxton
Class of '87

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