Western High School Alumni

Anaheim, 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


Class of 0
, Years

Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

schooling in power plants in Washington DC area.. In Okinawa for short period on time.
Dorothy Husen
Dorothy Husen
Class of 1978
Navy, 4 Years

Served onboard the USS Frank Cable stationed in Charleston, S.C. Met husband on board.
Gary Simons
Gary Simons
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy pilot. Retired 1993.
Gordon Watson
Gordon Watson
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 3 Years

United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.
Jerry Burden
Jerry Burden
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

After being drafted in Sept 67, I opted for the US Navy, spending 4 years. After separating from the Navy, I transferred to the Army, gaining entrance into the Army Watercraft Engineering branch. I spent an additional 34 years as an Engineering Officer, retiring after my last deployment in 2006, where I served as a unit commander during the Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom campaigns.
Jim Miller
Jim Miller
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

Served from 1965 to 1969 in the Naval Security Group. Stationed in Japan and Hawaii
Larry Flaherty
Larry Flaherty
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Served at DLIFLC-German Monterey CA, Stuttgart Germany, Ft Polk, Ft Ord. Retired 1990
lawrence lausin
lawrence lausin
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

infantry-vietnam 69-70
michael mendoza
michael mendoza
Class of 1977
Navy, 4 Years

special forces , nuclear wepons
Michael Rodgers
Michael Rodgers
Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years

Entered service June '68,3 tours Viet Nam aboard destroyer E.F.Larson DD830,4 years active,2 active reserves,Honorable Discharge June '74,
Monique Stamper (O'Brien)
Monique Stamper (O'Brien)
Class of 1978
Army, 5 Years

Army Airborne
monique stamper (obrien)
monique stamper (obrien)
Class of 1978
Army, 5 Years

Army, SOCOM
Monte Rathbun
Monte Rathbun
Class of 1961
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Artillery and Crew Chief in USMC reserves from 1966-72

Blessed to serve our country during Vietnam War years.
MSGT. Luther (Luke) Hankamer
MSGT. Luther (Luke) Hankamer
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

Worked as an aircraft electrician, ground radio technician, and ground nav-aids technician. Stationed in Thailand, Germany and USA. TDY to over 20 different countries and geographical reigons. Worked Airforce One support in Washington, D.C. Retired out in fall of 1988.
Norm Shearer
Norm Shearer
Class of 1961
Navy, 6 Years

After several schools served mostly at sea - six months in "Nam including shore duty.
Norm Shearer
Norm Shearer
Class of 1961
Navy, 6 Years

I was a Tech - lots of schooling. Stationed on ships on both coasts, lots of traveling. Did one tour inam. "N
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
Class of 1971
Navy, 6 Years

HC-7 Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Vietnam
Paul Smith
Paul Smith
Class of 1971
Navy, 6 Years

U.S. Navy Airwing... HC-7 Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 7... Combat Search and Rescue, Vietnam
Phil Ross
Phil Ross
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Postal clerk, personnel specialist

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Jerry Hambly
Class of '63

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School News

Class of 1967 50 Year Reunion

September 23, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Garden Grove. For information contact Dan Deleon at (949) 233-1298 or email ...
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Our Western 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 Western High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Anaheim are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!