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

Alisha Fore
Alisha Fore
Class of 1999
Navy, 6 Years

Alisha spent 6 years in the Navy, 4.5 of those serving onboard the USS Bonhomme Richard, and made 3 tours to the Persian Gulf in support of the war on terror.
ALLEN DOVE
ALLEN DOVE
Class of 2002
Navy, 2 Years

STAIONED ON USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Ashley Doster
Ashley Doster
Class of 2001
Air Force, 5 Years

I have been in the military for 5 years, married to Ryan for over 4 and have been to Iraq. My husband and I have one son, Robert. I am stationed in Nevada.
Benita Cruz Reyes
Benita Cruz Reyes
Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 9 Years

I am in the Marine Corps currently stationed in Cherry Point, NC. I will probably retire from the Marines. I am a 3043 Supply Admin. I will leave Cherry Point hopefully next year. Then on to my next duty station.
Brandi Baker
Brandi Baker
Class of 2000
Air Force, 15 Years

I joined in February 2001 as an Emergency Management Apprentice. I've been stationed at Warner Robins, Lackland, Whiteman, Osan, and Moody. Five more years to go...
Carlos Duran
Carlos Duran
Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Im a 1341 Heavy Equipment Mechanic, im stationed in Okinawa, Japan,im finishing a 2 yr tour there. And right now i am currently in Iraq, finishing tour.
Casey Metzger
Casey Metzger
Class of 2006
Air Force, 6 Years

I spent 6 and a half years in the Air Force. Greatest experience of my life. I would go back if I was allowed back in.
Cesar Ruiz, SGT
Cesar Ruiz, SGT
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Served 8 great years of service. While in he deployed to Iraq and Afghan. Cesar was married and had a wonderful little boy. During his most recent deployment Sgt Ruiz, Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice on October 31, 2009 for his country, family and friends! Although he is gone he will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN! REST IN PEACE,
Chris A Hudson
Chris A Hudson
Class of 1989
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served a couple of tours overseas (Germany, Afghanistan, England, Italy). Loved all of it..well except getting shot at in Afghanistan. Retired as the Flight Chief, for the Mental Health Flight.
David Franklin
David Franklin
Class of 1996
Navy, 4 Years

Served aboard USS Nimitz CVN-68.
Eddie Paniagua
Eddie Paniagua
Class of 2000
Air Force, 4 Years

I enlisted in May of 2001. I worked Egress and I was stationed at Langley AFB, Kunsan AB, and Davis-Monthan AFB. I left the Air Force an E-5 and called it quits to become a pastor back at home.
Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez
Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 5 Years

I grad from Taft High School in 2004. I joined the Marine Corps in March of 05. Im an aviation mecanic for the EA-6B. I with 2maw/mag14/vmaq-4/W-C Power Line.
Helen Hernandez
Helen Hernandez
Class of 1988
Air Force, 16 Years

Currently serving in the Air Force National Guard
James Gill
James Gill
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 3 Years

I am a rifleman with 3/3 Kilo Co. I served in Afghanistan, and then Iraq. I was wounded in Iraq and am now workingto rejoin my unit and continue the fight.
Jennifer "Davis" Maitland
Jennifer "Davis" Maitland
Class of 1998
Air Force, 9 Years

Well I joined the Air Force right after high school and have been having a blast! I met my husband at my first duty station, and he was commisioned last January. I signed up as a pharmacy technician but am currently serving as an MTL (think calmer version of a T.I.)
Jennifer Whipple Roach
Jennifer Whipple Roach
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 5 Years

March 1996-March 2001
John Martinez
John Martinez
Class of 1999
Navy, 5 Years

Serves in US Navy, currently stationed in Fallon, NV. Been deployed to Afghanistan, Spain, Israel, and Japan
Joleen English
Joleen English
Class of 2001
Air Force, 4 Years

Personnelist
joseph moore
joseph moore
Class of 2002
Army, 3 Years

i am a graduate of taft highschool i went to taft and i graduated in 2002 and i now have a wife and a 18month old son
kampol paksrilert
kampol paksrilert
Class of 2001
Army, 2 Years

mos: 11b (infrantry)
deploy to iraq (operation iraqfreedom) oct. 05' - sept. 06'
awarded purple heart in deployment to iraq.
Karissa Barrows
Karissa Barrows
Class of 2003
Air Force, 2 Years

I'm active duty Air Force serving as a nutritional therapist. I'm currently stationed at Langley AFB, VA.
Kyle Richards
Kyle Richards
Class of 2001
Air Force, 6 Years

Graduated 2001 and enlisted. Deployed twice to Iraq and am heading back in Spring '07. I'm staioned out of SD as a MWD handler
Lance Hairston
Lance Hairston
Class of 2002
Army, 2 Years

Logistics
Leo Richard
Leo Richard
Class of 2001
Air Force, 6 Years

Minuteman III nuclear missile PREL master technician
matthew milligan
matthew milligan
Class of 2001
Air Force, 3 Years

i am a c-5 crewchief and im station at travis afb ca
MAXX IMEL
MAXX IMEL
Class of 1997
Army, 9 Years

Maxx is currently stationed in Germany and has done 2 tours in Iraq.
Melissa (Espinoza) Hecker
Melissa (Espinoza) Hecker
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Spent March 2002 - March 2004 in Okinawa Japan. Was the Maintenance Management Clerk for the Motor Transport Section, as well as the Communication/Electronics Maintenance Management Clerk.

March 2004- Sept 2005, spent at Camp Lejeune, NC as the G-4 Maintenance Management Office as the clerk for the entire Division.

Re-enlisted back in Jan 2008 and have been here at Cemp Pendleton, CA as the Maintenance management Chief for the Battalion.
Michael Maldonado
Michael Maldonado
Class of 2001
Army, 5 Years

I am a combat medic/ healtcare specialist. Currently stationed at Landstuhl regional medical center in Germany.
Michael Mojica
Michael Mojica
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Jan -2000 to Jan - 2005
natalie hernandez
natalie hernandez
Class of 2003
Navy, 3 Years

i'm a Navy corpsman currently station at camp pendleton, ca.
Natanael Rivera
Natanael Rivera
Class of 1995
Army, 1 Years

Was in the military a short time due to knee and back surgery due to an injury in the military. I was one that was always in trouble and messed with the wrong crowed but the military changed my life and that is why i am alive and out of jail. My job was infantry and was a snipper as well as being involved in S.E.A.R.S. school trust me it was not easy but it was worth every sweat and blood that i shead for my country
Nicholas McLarty
Nicholas McLarty
Class of 1998
Air Force, 3 Years

I have been a member of the Air Force Reserve since 2003 and am currently a combat arms instructor at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
Nicholas Whitman
Nicholas Whitman
Class of 2002
Navy, 6 Years

Master At Arms (Military Polilce)
Philip M Alvarado
Philip M Alvarado
Class of 1988
Navy, 8 Years

Served two tours to the Persian Gulf onboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson CVN 70 and USS John Paul Jones DDG53. I was a operations specialist operating radar and controlling aircraft
Philip M Alvarado
Philip M Alvarado
Class of 1988
Navy, 8 Years

Operations Specialist E-5 OS2 (Enlisted Warfare Specialist)
Prudence Powell (Pru)
Prudence Powell (Pru)
Class of 1990
Navy, 5 Years

Navy was great! I got to live and travel in Europe for three years. I also received a great deal of money to continue my education.
Ro Wilson
Ro Wilson
Class of 1990
Air Force, 16 Years

Stationed in FL, MD, GU, ND, Korea, MS, and currently in IL. Deployed/TDY to various locations around the world. (too many to list) Currently deployed to.....
Roxanne Garza-Mermea
Roxanne Garza-Mermea
Class of 1989
Air Force, 4 Years

I served 4 years in the USAF. I was stationed at Bergstrom in Austin and Plattsburg NY.
Stacey Caballero Covarrubias
Stacey Caballero Covarrubias
Class of 2003
Army, 4 Years

Proudly served with the 3rd ID as a Power Generation Equipment Repairer and deployed to Iraq. Hooah!
Sydney Almengor
Sydney Almengor
Class of 2001
Air Force, 4 Years

I joined the US Air Force in 2002. After my training I was brough back to San Antonio. I am currently stationed at "Big Willy" on Lackland AFB. Being medical I have served as a medical admin in Iraq and have loved every minute of my caree

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