Venice High School Alumni

Los Angeles, 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

Al Czubiak
Al Czubiak
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

Viet Nam 1966-1967 25th Division Chu Chi
Bill Coles
Bill Coles
Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years

Served in 3rd Armored Division in Frankfurt, Germany
Bill Pike
Bill Pike
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

Served in Alaska (Fort Wainwright) Hawaii, (Schofield Barracks) And Voetnam (25the Division)
Bob Kornoff
Bob Kornoff
Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years

Medic 101st Airborne 1961-1963
Bob Kornoff
Bob Kornoff
Class of 1960
Army, 3 Years

Medic in the 101 Airborne DIv.
326 Medical Co. Support Group
1960-1963
101st Pistol Team 1962-1963
Bruce M. Donaldson
Bruce M. Donaldson
Class of 1975
Air Force, 11 Years

First 5 years pilot instructor on several different air rafts. Last 6 years Safety Specialist, editor of the Air Force Safety Kit Magazine. 30+ comerials
As the Grim Reeper for Seatbelt usage.
Charles Vaughn
Charles Vaughn
Class of 1962
Navy, 6 Years

Served in the Navy Reserves my Jr & Sr years of high school . Joined the regular Navy on October 31 1962. Served aboard the USS Alamo LSD 33. was discharged on October 31 1966.
colin merle smith
colin merle smith
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

paratrooper
Dale H. Pulju
Dale H. Pulju
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

1st Infantry Division, 1965-1966 Vietnam
daniel D grooms
daniel D grooms
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

viet nam and gulf war vet living in phx,az
David Brown
David Brown
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Spent 12 yrs in Hawaii. 3 in San Diego. 9 months in Long Beach and last 4 in Annapolis, Maryland where I retired. Now live in Charleston, SC
David Hignojoz
David Hignojoz
Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years

Served 20 years on 5 Aircraft Carriers completing six deployments.
Gordon Ray Slagle
Gordon Ray Slagle
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Corporal USMC Served at Andrews Air Force Base with Naval Detachment VMF 351 and Camp Lejeune North Carolina
Gordon Slagle
Gordon Slagle
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Corporal USMC I served at Andrews AFB with VMF 351 and MCB Camp Lejuene North Carolina with Base Material Battalion Is served from 1969-1971.
Grant Keller
Grant Keller
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

Served in Attack Squadron VA-55 as a Fire Control Tech and Bomb loader on the flightdeck of the USS Hancock. Member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club: 1968, 1969, 1970. Stationed 50 miles offshore of Haiphong Harbor in North Vietnam. We got both hostile fire and hazardous duty pay.
Harold "Hal" Robinson
Harold "Hal" Robinson
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

1st Air Cav Div
Vietnam
Harold Street
Harold Street
Class of 1954
Marine Corps, 14 Years

1954 - 1968 Air defense/air traffic controller; Vietnam - 1968 Danang, Monkey Mtn.
James Ivey
James Ivey
Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years

3 years on ships
Joe LaPietro
Joe LaPietro
Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years

RIP (1949-2019) ~ Sgt USAF Kadena AFB, Okinawa 1971-1973, hydraulics technician. In 1972, the 1st Special Operations Squadron was assigned, bringing their specialized C/MC-130 Hercules aircraft to the wing.
Joe LaPietro
Joe LaPietro
Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years

Basic Training at Lackland AFB, 1.5 years in Blytheville learning his trade as a hydraulics repairmen, and 18 months on Kadena AFB, Okinawa
John Cordell Cooper
John Cordell Cooper
Class of 1956
Army, 20+ Years

Retired.
JOHN GILLEMOT
JOHN GILLEMOT
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

DRAFTED 1970 ARMY, VIETNAM 6 MONTHS.
JOHN GILLEMOT
JOHN GILLEMOT
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

ME...1970 VIETNAM
JOHN GILLEMOT
JOHN GILLEMOT
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

DRAFTED 1970 WHILE WORKING FOR GTE.
VIETNAM (MOS) CABLE SPLICER
john wheeler
john wheeler
Class of 1969
Navy, 6 Years

1969 to 1975
SSN665,SSBN642
power plant electrican
LARRY RANDALL MCPHERSON
LARRY RANDALL MCPHERSON
Class of 1965
Army, 4 Years

Date of casualty 1/3/1969, Bien HoA
Lawrence D. Smith
Lawrence D. Smith
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

1965-1967 Third Amry Headquarters, Fort McPherson, Georgia.
Lawrence D. Smith
Lawrence D. Smith
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

1965-67 Station at Headquarters, Third Army, Fort McPherson, Georgia.
Mark Bredehoft
Mark Bredehoft
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Paratrooper in 101st ABM. Wounded 5/31/1967
Miguel  A. Hurtado
Miguel A. Hurtado
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Kilo Company - Platoon 3060 MCRD
2nd Battalion - 5th Marines 1st Marine Div
Camp Pendleton
Norman Authier
Norman Authier
Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

gunny sgt
Richard Curoso
Richard Curoso
Class of 1969
Navy Reserves, 2 Years

London, England
Richard Short
Richard Short
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft maintenance, recruiting
Robert Giles
Robert Giles
Class of 1983
Army, 9 Years

3rd Armor Division Butzbach Germany,
1st Infantry Division FT Riley Kansas,
Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Robert Pritchard
Robert Pritchard
Class of 1946
Navy, 4 Years

Served during WWII
Ron Murray
Ron Murray
Class of 1955
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

United States Coast Guard 32 yrs. Retired..
Roy Beals
Roy Beals
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 10 Years

Machine gunner, administration, Security Guard in Helsinki, Finland, Computer operation
Roy Sellers
Roy Sellers
Class of 1984
Navy, 11 Years

1984 - 1995
Desert Storm/Desert Shield
Primarily WestPac Deployments
rudolph m valencia
rudolph m valencia
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

security police
rudolph valencia
rudolph valencia
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

military police

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Venice High School Classmates

David Dixon
Class of '86

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School News

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