Yerba Buena High School Alumni

San Jose, 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

Alma Curiel
Alma Curiel
Class of 2001
Army, 8 Years

United States Army Stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA
Bill (Billy Keen
Bill (Billy Keen
Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years

I was an Aerospace Physiology Instructor then I finished my career as a Paralegal. I was stationed in Texas, California, Washington, Korea, and South Dakota. I deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom
Bill Soliz
Bill Soliz
Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years

27 years and counting...
bonny thompson
bonny thompson
Class of 1975
Air Force, 14 Years

1976 to 1990 usaf medical admin spec
Christopher Mason
Christopher Mason
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

Naval Officer. Surface Warfare Officer and switched over to Engineering Duty Officer. Served in San Diego, Pearl Harbor, Saudi Arabia, Monterey. Retired as a Commander (0-5)
Douglas Rhodes
Douglas Rhodes
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted June 1981. Was a firefighter, instructor, radio/tv broadcaster, and technical writer. Retired in April 2005 as MSgt(E-7)
Gerri Kemp
Gerri Kemp
Class of 1974
Army, 8 Years

Gerri served overseas in Korea and Germany. Served stateside in Virginia and Texas. Graduated basic training in 1976 in Anniston Alabama, last class of the Womans Army Corp. HONORABLE DISCHARGE December 1983.
Ivan Hernandez
Ivan Hernandez
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Still In service
James D. Malato
James D. Malato
Class of 1974
Army, 8 Years

I proudly served a total of 8 years with 5 years (1975-1980) in various tactical assignments/locations in the United States and 3 years (1980-1983) in strategic assignments at Field Station Augsburg (FSA), West Germany. This still is truly a great country and we should all give thanks for our many blessings.
Martin Corona
Martin Corona
Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Still Active duty.
Michele Aragon
Michele Aragon
Class of 1988
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

I served on active duty for 8 years. I was stationed in Colorado, Hawaii, and Georgia. I've been mobilized twice, once stateside and the other to Iraq. I am currently in USAR and just hit 22 years of service. Wow! how time flies. I must say I've enjoyed my time in the military and I would not trade all the experiences I've had for anything. I've met some really cool people and made some great friends along the way.
Ramises Perez
Ramises Perez
Class of 1989
Air Force, 5 Years

Deployed to Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Stationed in South Korea for 2 years.
Rizaldy Caalim
Rizaldy Caalim
Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted in the Navy April 1986. Last deployment was in 2005. Participated with the Nimitz battle group during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Robert Garcia
Robert Garcia
Class of 1995
Army, 4 Years

OIF and OEF Veteran. 10th Mountain Division.
Yes, it's me " Rob G" , leave me alone Ha!
Robert Sotelo
Robert Sotelo
Class of 1990
Army, 6 Years

Desert Shield and Desert Storm Veteran (1)
Rodrigo "Rigo" Leanos
Rodrigo "Rigo" Leanos
Class of 1993
Army, 18 Years

I enlisted with the Army in February 1998. Worked in Logistics, Military Police, Recruiting, and currently teach as a Military Instructor with the Oakland Military Institute. 18+ yrs and counting, looking forward to "hanging up the boots" soon.
Tamara Scott
Tamara Scott
Class of 1988
Army, 12 Years

Served as logistician (supply sergeant). Served in Colorado, Hawaii, Haiti, & Georgia.
Vince Guerrero
Vince Guerrero
Class of 1979
Navy, 10 Years

great time overseas (japan) seen the world north and south and also a miltary police for 3 yrs
Vince Guerrero
Vince Guerrero
Class of 1979
Navy, 10 Years

station in japan,seen 3/4 the of the world,climb Mt fiji (first warrior?) shellback(1980) 7yrs down that engineroom and 3 years miltary police was a MM2(sw) and i will allways remember that

Classmates Spotlight

Yerba Buena High School Classmates

Trang Nguyen
Class of '85

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