South High School Alumni

Bakersfield, California (CA)

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

Aaron C. Knapp
Aaron C. Knapp
Class of 1991
Army, 2 Years

19k Tanker
Adrian Argueta
Adrian Argueta
Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years

Communications Specialist and Motor Transport Operator. Deployed to Iraq
Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
Class of 1998
Navy, 7 Years

Hospital Corpsman
Anthony Jacob Martinez
Anthony Jacob Martinez
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Senior Chief Radioman
Armando Gomez
Armando Gomez
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 6 Years

served in the Marines from 88 to 94
Arney Johnson
Arney Johnson
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired in 2001. 20 years. Navy Corpsman, 8 years supporting Marine Corps.
Benjamin Martinez
Benjamin Martinez
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

California Army National Guard, Staff Sergeant, Retired.
Benjamin Ray Martinez
Benjamin Ray Martinez
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

1973-1986 served in U. S. Air Force as a security policeman-Staff Sergeant; then followed into the California Army National Guard from 1994 to 2002 as a wheeled and tracked vehicle repairer, Staff Sergeant, retiring in March 2002, 20 years honorable service. In 2003-2004, served in a role as a private civilian/military Coalition Forces Government Contractor for US, NATO, and multi-national forces in the Baghdad, Iraq theater-of-war, as well as a private contractor for the US Army in Doha, Qatar, summer of 2003.
Benjamin Ray Martinez
Benjamin Ray Martinez
Class of 1973
National Guard, 20+ Years

1973-1986, served active duty in the U. S. Air Force Security Police, E-5 Staff Sergeant on world wide assignments. 1994-2002 served in the California Army National Guard, E-6, Staff Sergeant, as a wheeled vehicle and track tank repairer and trainer, with full honorable retirement in the the Retred Reserves List. Served as a Army JROTC mentor and trainer, 1999-2006 for the North High School (Saxon Battalion), Torrance,
California, teaching military leadership and citizenship courses in Magruder and Casimir Middle Schools, Army JROTC, Torrance, California, 1999-2001.
Benjamin Ray Martinez
Benjamin Ray Martinez
Class of 1973
National Guard, 20+ Years

California Army National Guard, Staff Sergeant, Retired. Also worked with the Army JROTC high school program, North High School, Torrance, California, 1999-2006, teaching leadership, education, and development.
Bruce MacWhinney
Bruce MacWhinney
Class of 1966
Army, 10 Years

I served in the army fro 1980 to 1990, as an M60 and M1 tank gunner. I did this for 6 yrs. serving with the 2nd Armor Division, 1st Cavalry Division and the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. I was reclassified to a Tank Turret Repairer after loosing my hearing. Became an E-7 (Sergeant First Class) and became a Platoon Sergeant. I was medically discharged after falling off a tank during Desert Storm.
Bruce MacWhinney
Bruce MacWhinney
Class of 1966
Army, 10 Years

Started out as a gunner on an M60 tank gtunner then was reclassified as a Tank Turret Mechanic. My secondary MOS (job) was as a Personel Specialist
Bruce MacWhinney
Bruce MacWhinney
Class of 1966
Army, 10 Years

Served as a 19E Tank gunner and then reclassified as a 45K Tank Turret Mechacnic. My secondary MOS (job) was a 71l Personnel Specuialist
Calvin E. Williams Jr.
Calvin E. Williams Jr.
Class of 1997
National Guard, 7 Years

Combat Medic/EMT
Chanan (Cortez) Smith
Chanan (Cortez) Smith
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Nuclear Biological Chemical Defense Specialist
1998 - 2005
Charles Hamilton
Charles Hamilton
Class of 1966
Navy, 26 Years

Retired in 1992.
Charles Hamilton
Charles Hamilton
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years

U S Navy 26 years. Retired as an LDO LCDR.
Charles Lee White (Bird)
Charles Lee White (Bird)
Class of 1986
Army, 8 Years

82nd Airborne Division/2nd Battalion/505th Parachute Infantry Regiment/Fort Bragg, NC
Charles Simco
Charles Simco
Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Charles Simco served with honor, courage, and commitment as a member of 2nd Batallion, 1st Marines, in the 1st Marine Division, assisgned to Fox Co. Weapons Platoon, as a machine gunner.
Charles Simco
Charles Simco
Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 4 Years

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS MACHINEGUNNER
Cpl. Ramirez, Anthony
Cpl. Ramirez, Anthony
Class of 1999
Army, 3 Years

Bco 2/87INF
10th Mountain Division
Fort Drum, Ny
11Bravo
Cristal Sanchez
Cristal Sanchez
Class of 2004
Navy, 2 Years

Currently stationed on the USS Ronald Reagan CVN 76
Daniel Ponton
Daniel Ponton
Class of 1973
Air Force, 24 Years

Retired acft mechanic
Darius Allesch
Darius Allesch
Class of 2006
Army, 2 Years

I fix UH-60 L which is a Blackhawk Helicopter. My job is to work on the Avionics.
David Dullum Jr
David Dullum Jr
Class of 2005
Navy, 4 Years

Aviation/ SAR Swimmer
DAVID T. MAESTAS
DAVID T. MAESTAS
Class of 1974
Army, 8 Years

Physical Security Military Police
David T. Maestas
David T. Maestas
Class of 1974
Army Reserves, 6 Years

348th Physical Security Military Police
Debra Ringer
Debra Ringer
Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 2 Years

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Dennis A. Coltart
Dennis A. Coltart
Class of 1965
Army, 6 Years

United States Army, Vietnam
Dennis A. Coltart
Dennis A. Coltart
Class of 1965
Army, 6 Years

Vietnam Veteran
Derrell D. Victory
Derrell D. Victory
Class of 1971
Navy, 8 Years

Good Times
Derrell D. Victory
Derrell D. Victory
Class of 1971
Navy, 8 Years

would do it all again.
Elizabeth (Jones) Reed
Elizabeth (Jones) Reed
Class of 2003
Air Force, 4 Years

Spent 3.5 years at Langley AFB, VA as an Imagery Analyst.
Frank Reichert
Frank Reichert
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Served as a Military Policeman in DesertShield/Storm and in Iraqi Freedom
Greg Sheldon
Greg Sheldon
Class of 1980
Army, 4 Years

Cavalry Scout
Griffin Testa
Griffin Testa
Class of 1993
Navy, 11 Years

Just got back from the Middle East...
Holly (Thomas) Mowery
Holly (Thomas) Mowery
Class of 1991
Army, 4 Years

Served as a computer operator for 4 years.
James Taylor
James Taylor
Class of 1984
Navy, 9 Years

FLEASWTRACENPAC
USS Cook FF1083
NCCOSC RDT&E
SPAWAR
Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
Class of 1999
Army, 15 Years

UH-60M Pilot-in-Command
Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander
Class of 1999
Army, 10 Years

Enlisted as a Forward Observer in 1999. One deployment to Kosovo, 3 deployments to Iraq. Currently a Warrant Officer in Helicopter Flight Training at Fort Rucker, AL. Awards include Purple Heart and ARCOM with "Valor" device.

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Class of '10

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looking for carol beck and teri fitch class of 77

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