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Name: Gerald (Gerry) Guess
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Military: 1 LT, US Army
Years Served: 1966 – 68 Active Duty; 1969 – 1970 Reserves
Outfit: Ft. Knox, KY (BCT and AIT), Ft. Lee, VA (OCS); 53rd GS
Group, IV Corps Vietnam; CO, 40th S&S Company, Ft. Irwin, CA
Tours in: South Vietnam and Ft. Irwin, CA
Paul H. Boliou Class of 1967
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Military: US Air Force
Years Served: 1968-1976
Outfit: 7405th Support Squadron S/Sgt (E-5), Aircraft Radio
Technician, Wiesbaden, Germany. 1969-1972 / 60th AMS, Avionics Maint.
Technicial, S/Sgt (E-5),Travis AFB, CA, 1972-1976.
Tours in: Turkey, Germany
Jim Busse Class of 1967
US Army vet Spc-5
Retired McDonnell Douglas Engineer/Sr. Manager.
Lawyer in Retirement raising my 14 year old Granddaughter.
Reside in Bixby Knolls, Payson, AZ and Copey, Costa Rica. Mostly Long Beach.
Web Site: thelawoffice.us.com
Stephen C Combs Class of 1967
USAF Vet 1968-1971
Vietnam Nam 1970
Terry Lewis Class of 1967 USNavy
(Don) B. Nobles Class of 1964
HQ Company Sixth Army, Presidio, San Francisco
38th Artillery, 8th Army ASCOM, Korea, Sgt (E5) at time of
seperation from service.
Class of '64. Mike was killed in Viet Nam Thanksgiving Day
From: Sue (Woodward) Hodges
Class of '64
Sophomore & Junior class photos from Doyle Flock Class
Jerry D. Poss Class of 1964
Years Served: 1969 – 1970 (Drafted)
Outfit: 84th Combat Engineers B Troop 7th Cavalry 1st Cavalry
Division (Air Mobile) Garry Owen
Tours In: Binh Dinh South Vietnam
Herlehy, Class of 1964
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Years Served: 1966-68
2BN 23INF 2ND Infantry Division, Combat Medic
Tours in: Republic of Korea
Bill Rumble Class: 1964
US navy (USS Dupont- destroyer; USS Albert David- destroyer escort)
Two "WestPac"tours, both off the coast of Vietnam, providing naval
gunfire support to Army/Marine units in-country
Larry Ford Class of 1964
'64 Millikan, joined Navy 8/65, went to Naval Air Station Atsugi
Japan. Worked at the Base Air Termial. E-4, and second in
charge.,,we loaded, unloaded...mail, freight, KIA'S. Pax, jet engines,
you name it. got out 8/65. Worked at Douglas Aircraft for 7
months,......started at United Airlines 4/68. Was on the flight
ramp at LAX, same gig, loading and unloading...did 5 years there,
traveled alot on their dime. January '73 started 20 career with
Los Angeles City Fire Dept.....retired in '93,,,moved to Indiana to
marry high school sweetheart. Worked 14 more years in Security at
large Retirement Community....retired for good June '07.
H Hedrick Palmer Class of 1964
Class of 1964
United States Marine Corps
Served in Vietnam Nam 1966-67
Class of 1964, email@example.com, service July
1964 to August 2002, many tours, many units, US Army.
Class of 1965
Years Served: 1966 to 1970
Tours in: Vietnam !969/70
Former neighbor until 8th grade, Innes Marland, was killed in Viet Nam. I don't have any information about when,
but I saw his name on the Viet Nam Memorial wall in Washington D.C.
From: David Elliott
From the HonorStates.org web site: CASUALTY CIRCUMSTANCES - Marland experienced a traumatic event which resulted
in loss of life on February 8, 1968. Recorded circumstances attributed
to: "Died through hostile action, artillery rocket mortar".
Incident location: South Vietnam, Quang Ngai province.
Stevens, John Class of 1965, Died in helicopter crash while serving in VietNam in late 1965 or early 1966.
Limited information from Mike Lichty, class of '65.
Ritch (Ritchie) Wright
Class of 1965
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Years Served: August, 1967 - April, 1969
Outfit: 20th Engineering Brigade, 86th Engineers Battalion, attached to
the 9th Infantry
Tour in: Vietnam, December, 1967, through April, 1969. Served as
a "combat engineer" sergeant in the Delta part of South Vietnam, and
was there for the 1968 and 1969 "Tet Offensives". We built
airstrips for Special Forces, and roads and bridges for civilian and
military use, and accompanied infantry as demolitions support.
Interestingly, I read in this Millikan Vet section that Steve Hinkle,
from my class of 1965 and I both were sent through Army training at Ft.
Leonardwood, MO., before being sent to Vietnam.
Another interesting event happened in Vietnam. One day I ran into
another Millikan classmate, Mike Lichty, about 50 miles south of
Saigon. We had played Little League together, and attended
Stanford Junior High and Millikan High School, and then saw each other
15,000 miles from home!
I attended CSULB for one year before the draft, then LBCC after the
Army; ultimately graduating from CSULB with a BS in Finance, and an
MBA. Worked for Bank of America, then Barclays Bank, then
McDonnell Douglas, and retired from Boeing in 2010 as Director of
Finance after 30 years. Have lived in Huntington Beach since 1975.
Trapani Class of 1960
Years Served: 1960 - 1964
Outfit: US Marines
Tours in: Aircraft electronics training
in Memphis, TN, served with VMA-221 and VMA-121 in Japan, Thailand,
Philippines and Okinawa. Returned to MCAS El Toro in So. Cal to a HAMMS
outfit before getting out. Currently reside in No. Cal. Michael Trapani
Classs of 1982
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Years Served: 1982-1986
Outfit: Coast Guard
Tours in: Behring Sea,
Swett 71' (Woody)(Finian's Rainbow)
1972 - 2002
Completed 23 years active and 7 years
Aviation Electronics Technician
Naval Air Reserve
Tours in Spain, Phillipines, Tailand, Japan, Portugal and Hawaii,
Alaska and North West, South West and South East United States
Photo to Follow
Dave Cooper '71
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Years Served: 71-92
Tours in: Texas, Panama, Iceland, England, California
| Craig Ogborn
Class of 1967
CW2 [Aviation] U.S.Army 1968 - 1971
48th Assault Helicopter Company, BlueStar
28 "OGGY" - Lift Pilot '70 -'71
7/1 Air Cavalry, Blackhawk Sqdn. Apache
Trp. Apache 12 - Scout Pilot '71
Flight Ops - RVN, Cambodia, Laos, Oz
I suspect not too many read this part of the
homecoming site pages.
I just happened to momentarily reflect back and
thought I would
Google up R.A. Milliken and see what happened.
I found this, and spotted the Vet section and here I
am. Sure seems
like both a long time ago, and only yesterday we were
It's been a considerable time since then hasn't
it? I will write a little
something about myself from then, to now. And
try to be brief (Nah!)
By September of '68, I was tired of City
College, tired of being unsure
of whatever future I was moving into and wanting to
anything really different than what I had been doing
for the past 18 years.
And the Southeast Asian conflict had my attention for
Being young, and a child of SoCal and the silver
screen, it was almost
destiny I should join the Army. I applied
for and was accepted
to (the) Army Rotary Wing Flight Training program as
a condition for my
volunteering to enlist. Got through that,
whew! Of course, that I was sent to
Vietnam straight away was certainly no
surprise. That's what I joined up for.
To fly helicopters in Vietnam. Maybe I could
have thought that through a
bit more than I did. But no regrets.
Certainly my time flying combat missions
and all that entailed was a huge life defining
experience for me.
As a side note;
The Military Channel runs a story of the
48th Assault Helicopter Company
I served with. An episode titled Lam Son
719 , documents the 48th's
part in the air invasion of Laos in 1971. South
Vietnamese troops were
flown into Laos to sever the NVA supply
system trailing south from
North Vietnam. Interesting watch. It
was an intense time.
I also flew with the 7/1 Air Cavalry in the
Delta, flying scout missions.
Looking for members of the opposition, and attempting
and fight with those we found. This with
help from Cobra gunships above
my wingman and myself. Covering as enemy troops
(we) flushed up
I managed to survive, returned to Long Beach, school,
a wife and
not long after that, two children. Now all grown up
with kids of their own.
I did a career with the Long Beach Fire Department,
found myself as a disability retiree. One
of the reasons I retired grew more
serious, and by the last decade of the last
century I needed a heart
transplant. Finally in 2004 I underwent that
procedure and have
never looked back. Thank you God.
Dr's Debakey and Cooley, in South Africa and Texas,
each did the first
successful cardiac transplants in 1967, my graduation
year. Who knew?
I have had an interesting and eventful life thus
far. My friends have long
shared with me that I undoubtedly have an excess
of luck, the good kind,
if there can be such a thing, I
won't disagree with their perspective.
I am still in California, but have relocation plans
soon. I never thought I
would leave California but I am excited and looking
forward to it.
I failed to notice any combat losses as
part of this site but I doubt
this represents a comprehensive listing of all the
alumni in this
specific military service category. But it's
just fine for those that
are here now, and welcome to all who come after.
God Bless America.
Mike Stevens / Posted 6/4/08
Stevens Class of 1958
1963 to 1967
Captain, USMCR, 1st Marine Division, 2nd & 3rd Marine Air Wings
Tours: Overseas in
Caribbean, Okinawa, & I Corps, et. al., in Vietnam
Glenn Crowder - Attended Millikan 1960
Served in the U.S.Army from
1963 to 1974
Was a Army MP
Korea, Viet Nam, Germany, Fort Ord CA Fort Riley KS
Class Year: 1972
Name: Mark Stephens
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Years Served: 1972-2003
Outfit: US Navy
Tours in: Naval
Communcations Station Guam, USS Buchanan DDG14, USS Sterett
DLG31, USS John R. Craig DD885, USS Leahy CG16, Naval Telecommunications
Center North Island CA, USNS Ponchatoula TAO148, USNS Sioux TATF171,
Communications Station San Miguel Republic of the Philippines, Naval
Telecommunications Station Puget Sound Bangor WA, USS Denver LPD9, Naval
Special Warfare Group ONE.
Stephen A. Ralls, Class of 1967
Years Served: 1974 to 1997
spent 23 years in the Navy after graduating from dental school in 1974
(U.S.C.). I served the last 16 years as a periodontist and retired in
1997 as a Captain. My last assignment was as Commanding Officer of the
Naval Dental Research Institute. I've been executive director of the
American College of Dentists since then and live in northern Virginia.
Steve Hinkle , class of 1965.
I spent one year at LBCC then in Jan 1967 got my draft notice. I went
down and enlisted for 3 years in the US Army, taking a crap shoot on
what school I might get due to the buildup going on in Vietnam at the
time. Well of course the only school openings were infantry, artillery
or combat engineers. I did find a slot in the combat construction
school so I took it, went thru basic training and school at Ft.
Leonardwood Mo. I was all set for a nice assignment maybe
or something peaceful-wrong! The Army took our whole class, sent
Ft Carson Colorado and made artillery canoneers out of the entire
group! We made up a new 105mm Howitzer unit, the 6/33rd Field
Artillery that was headed for Vietnam. We trained in the fall of 1967
and in Jan 68 flew to Long Beach, were put on the USS Upshur and sent
to Nam. We landed green as could be during the Tet Offensive and sent
North to the DMZ to help break the siege at the Khe Sahn Combat Base.
It was there that we started losing guys and the reality of Vietnam set
in. LZ after LZ, so much firing that to this day my head rings
loud siren sounds. The rest of 1968 was spent entirely in the field
along the DMZ fighting the North Vietnamese units that moved in and
around that area. I came home in Jan 1969, had a year left to do
joined the Army Honor Guard and performed military burial honors at
cemeteries around Colorado, sometimes as many as 12 per day. Got out in
1970 and still wish I would have gone to Ray Vines Chrysler Plymouth on
Willow St and bought a Hemi Cuda! Oh well, it was good to
be home and
startin life anew, no job, no skills, a high school education and
wondering what the hell I was going to do in life.
John Stickles, Class of 1984 - Now serving in the US Navy
US Army Reserves
1986-1987 Aurora, IL Still photographer
1987-1989 Portland, OR Psychological Operations
1989-1990 Eugene, OR Drill Instructor
1998-2002 USS Monterey CG-61 Norfolk, VA
2002-2004 Instructor for SPY-1 radar system
2004-2006 USS Antietam CG-54 San Diego, CA
2007-2009 USS Monterey CG-61 Norfolk, VA
Edward Donald Freeman
Class of 1957
AKA DON served 1957-1977 U.S.A.F overseas tour
Okanawa ,twiwan,thiland, cambioda texas. since i was allll the
way to the south tip it was like another country. state side was
cal. texas arizona retired at davis monthan afb sept 1977 was very
active in the sr71 project for 5 years . go to http://www.sr-71.org/blackbird/sr-71/
22 Year Military
Air Force 1969-1973 (1131st Special Activities Squadron MACV - Vietnam
National Guard, Army National Guard 1975-2006 (42nd Infantry Division -
Tikrit, Iraq 2005)
Edwin B. Adair Jr. (E.B.)
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Years Served: 1971 - 1975
Outfit: USNR, Seabees, Third Class Petty Officer, Heavy Equipment Operator
Class of 1968
Chief Petty Officer Roberto Zamora on
Daniel S Malloy FCC
Sept 1969 - Mar 1992
NAS Memphis TN; FAETUPAC NAS Det, San Clemente Is; FLEASWTRACENPAC, San
Diego; FASOTRAGRUPAC, NAS North Is.; FLECOMBATRACENPAC, San Diego;
COMBATSYSTECHSCOLSCOM, Mare Is; USS ELLIOT (DD 967); NAVSURFPAC
READSUPPGRU, San Diego
Class of 1994
San Diego, California
Chief Petty Officer, United States Navy
Class of 1991
Years Served: 7 years
Outfit: U.S. Army
Tours in: Kuwait-Iraq-Germany
Harry J. Dirks, Ph.D.
Class of 1963
I served active duty in the U.S. military Naval Air branch from Feb/66
to Feb/69 (3 years active duty).
Original orders for Viet Nam were as a river boat gunner . . .
David E. Corrasa
Millikan Class of '61
Specialist 4 Military Police
HQ Detachment 728th MP Battalion, Seoul, Korea
Co. A, 300th MP Battalion, Presidio, San Francisco
Peter Roumpos - rank - E4P
Class year - 1985
- 3 years - honorable
Mechanized Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 3/19th Infantry, Fort Stewart, Ga
tours. Missed desert storm by 7 months.
Class Year: 1985
Steven A Sewell
E-mail address: Skynoodle1@aol.com
Years Served: 1985
through 2009 (college ROTC 1992-1995)
assignment, 962 Airborne Air Control Squadron (AWACS)
Operations ONW, OSW, Desert Sheild, Desert Storm, OIF
Leroy Granvle Class of 1987
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Years Served: 1988 - 1995
Outfit: United States Navy
Tours in: VAQ - 142 Grim Watchdogs Operation Desert Shield, Naval
Air Station Whidbey Island, WA
AIRTEVRON 5 Weapons Test Facility, China Lake, CA
Russell Class of 1987
served: US Army 1987-1992
364th S&S Co., Fort Bragg, NC
82nd DISCOM, 82 Airborne Div., Fort Bragg, NC
Tours: Team Spirit - South
Hurricane Hugo - St. Croix, USVI ('89)
Persian Gulf War - Operations Desert Shield ('90-;91) and Desert Storm
Bright Star -Jordan and Egypt
Guantanamo Bay ('91-92)
(Bill) Guertin Class
US Army Finance Corp, Specialist 4
in: Fort Ord; Fort Lewis WA, Oakland Army Base -Oakland was a Personnel
Center that processed troops who were returning from Viet Nam to be
discharged. I was responsible for providing them with their final
pay. I saw several classmates process through Oakland and, sadly,
heard of others who died in Viet Nam.
Class of 1979, I am also look for a year book from
I served in the Marines from May 5, 1979 to June 16, 1997
Class Class of 1978
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Years Served: 1985 to 2010
Outfit: U.S. Army
Tours in: Germany, Italy, Bosnia, Iraq, Honduras, Kentucky,
Georgia, Texas, and South Carolina
Gerald (Jerry) Campbell Class of 1978
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Years Served: 1991 to
Tours in: VF-202, NAS
Grand Prairie TX 1991-1994, NOSC WHIDBEY ISLAND Oak Harbor WA
1994-1998, VF/VFA-201 NAS JRB FORT WORTH, Ft Worth TX 1998-2003, VP-69
NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND, Oak Harbor WA 2003-2007, VR-61 NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND,
Oak Harbor WA 2007-2010, CTSW NAS JRB FORT WORTH, Ft Worth TX 2010 to
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