Watsonville High School Alumni

Watsonville, 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

Altus "Monty" Campbell
Altus "Monty" Campbell
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

Infantry, Stationed in Germany and Vietnam during enlistment. 1969-1971.
Antonio jardines
Antonio jardines
Class of 2000
National Guard, 5 Years

Served in afghanistan
Bob Ingersoll
Bob Ingersoll
Class of 1970
Army Reserves, 6 Years

Served both active and reserve deployments with the 382nd Military Police Detachment. 1971-1977. Honorable discharged in 1977 with the rank of E-6
Donald Williams
Donald Williams
Class of 1968
Air Force, 11 Years

Servied in USAF from March 5, 1969 untill January 5, 1976 ann in the CANG January 1 1992 untill July 7, 1996
Dorothy (Dottie) Deerwester (Long)
Dorothy (Dottie) Deerwester (Long)
Class of 1972
Air Force, 19 Years

First Sergeant (E8) for Aerial Port Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, US Air Force Reserve (2000 to present). Iraqi Freedom veteran.
Air Traffic Controller, US Air Force (1972-1980), Vietnam Veteran
Dorothy Long (Dottie Deerwester)
Dorothy Long (Dottie Deerwester)
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Force, (active duty) 1972-1981, Vietnam Airports
Air Force Reserve, 2000-2013, veteran of Iraqui Freedom & Enduring Freedom
Gary Birlem
Gary Birlem
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

1967 - 1971. I went to boot camp training with high school buddies Carl Preston and Mike Snyder. I then attended submarine and navigation schools and became a Quartermaster (navigator) 2nd class in the submarine service. Duty stations included San Diego, CA and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It was a great experience and I'm proud to have served my country.
gary craig
gary craig
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

did 29 years in the army retired with a very succesfu l career
Harry M Leippe
Harry M Leippe
Class of 1947
Navy, 2 Years

Served in Halsey's Third Fleet as a Sonarman on the USS Connolly, DE 450. We were 400 miles from Tokyo when the two bombs fell in August 1945. Started in the WUHS class of 44 but graduated in the class of 47.
Jere Pallister
Jere Pallister
Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years

S.E.R.E. Superintendent
John L. Kistler
John L. Kistler
Class of 1945
Navy, 2 Years

Served in US Navy 1945 - 1947. Signed up for a 4 year term. We were allowed out after WWIII ended.
Jose Franco
Jose Franco
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 4 Years

1968 to 1972. Vietnam Veteran
judy Carson Carroll
judy Carson Carroll
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

1971 -1992, Stationed in South Korea, Heidelberg Germany, Iran, Ft Bragg, NC Ft Jackson, SC, Ft Lewis Wa, FT Bliss, Tx, Mainz Germany. Had a great time and now retired.
Marisol Hermosillo
Marisol Hermosillo
Class of 2002
Army, 6 Years

So far, Korea, Fort Bliss, and Fort Sam Houston. Signal Support Systems Specialist.
Shannon J. Kelley
Shannon J. Kelley
Class of 2006
Army, 1 Years

As of 18 Jan 2011

Mos: 11B Infantry
Unit: 3-15 INF 4th BCT 3rd Infantry Division
Location: Ft. Stewart, Ga
Tomas A. Madrigal
Tomas A. Madrigal
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Chief Warrent Officer-4, Heavy Engineer Construction Equipment Maintenance Technician currently stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.
Walter Hare
Walter Hare
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

1981-2001, SFC (E-7), 11B Infantry; stationed in Ft Riley KS & Germany (1st Division), Ft Irwin CA (6th Battalion 31st Infantry Brigade/aka 1st Battalion 52nd Armored Infantry Brigade), Ft Sam Houston TX (5th Army) (twice), Rhein Main Air Base Germany (DOD On-Site Inspection Agency) (Arms Control Treaties), ROTC Instructor at Boise State University ID, Schofield Barracks HI (25th Inf Div)
William (Bill) Gile
William (Bill) Gile
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

Enlisted and entered the Regular Army 15 days after graduating WHS.
Basic: Fort Lewis, Wash
AIT: Fort Gordon, Ga; trained as an 11Charlie (81mm motars)
Jumps School: Fort Benning, Ga. last class of 1967. Graduated the middle of Dec. Took the test to get into S.F. traing at jump school and out of 61 only 9 of us past.
Fort Bragg, NC: JFK Special Warfare School; Jan '69 thru Jun '69. Volunteered for Vietnam.
Vietnam: June '68 thru Jun '69. Assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sep). Severed with Charlie Co. 3/503rd, 173rd Airborne, weapons plt. down in Bao Loc. Had an MOS change and ended up driving 2 1/2 tons and lead convoy jeep from An Khe to Bong Son.
Finally year was at Fort Jackson, SC, convoy section as a convoy commander till I ETS in June '70.

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Leslie Valadez
Class of '92

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