National Veterans and Military Families Month

For 98 years, Americans have remembered those who served our country in uniform on 11 November – first as Armistice Day, and then, since 1954 as Veterans Day. In this 99th year of commemoration, the Department of Veterans Affairs is broadening that tradition of observance and appreciation to include both Veterans and Military Families for the entire month of November.
 
 - From the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
 
Damien High School is grateful and thankful for the choice and contribution Spartan alumni have made to preserve, protect and defend our country, our freedom.
 
Veterans*
James Du Bransky (’63) – Air Force
Dr. Terry McCaffrey ('63), Major USV JSC – Air Force
Bill McCay (’63) – Army
Mike McCay (’64) – Army
Ret. Com. Lester Breeden (’65) – Navy
Ret. Col. Murray J. Ball (’70) – Air Force
Richard Pavkovich ('70) – Navy
Philip Ragone ('70) – Army
Gary Ticich ('70) – Army
Mjr. Mico Holguin (’73) – Army
Joseph Kaszelli (’75) – Marines
Col. Dan Sauter, III (’82) – Army
David Atkinson (’83) – Army
Ret. Maj. Dave Mazi (’85) – Army
Phillip Boyd (’86) – Army
Michael Odom (’86) – Army
Carlos Flores ('88) – Marines
Richard Visosky, Jr. (’89) – Air Force
William Walski (’89) – Army
Patrick Ward (’89) – Army
John K. Elchert (’90) – Navy
Ret. Lt. Col. William Griffiths (’90) – Air Force
Robert Gonzalez ('91) – Marines
Leonardo Lopez ('91) – Marines
Adam Stone (’91) – Navy
Matthew Wiger (’92) – Army
John Garcia (’93) – Army
Ryan McCormack (’93) – Army
Jesse Miranda ('93) – Marines
Anthony Alvo (’94) – Marines
Rudy Noriega (’94) – Army
Kevin O’Conner (’94) – Army & Navy
Michael Zievers (’94) – Army
Benjamin Fernandes (’95) – Army
Marius Greene (’95) – Army
James Bean (’96) – Army
Scott Patton (’98) – Army
Dominic Spandaro (’98) – Army
Jason Alisangco (’99) – Army
Christopher Salas ('99) – Army
David Tompkins (’00) – Army
Ryan Clinton (’01) – Army
Jonathan Lester (’01) – Air Force
Martin Martinez (’01) - Army
Anthony Piunno (’01) – Air Force
Mark Belanger (’03) – Air Force
Eric Gardiner ('04) – Navy
Tony Yeager (’05) – Air Force
Brian Gardiner ('07) – Navy
Alexander Krause (’07) – Army
Kyle Connolly (’09) – Army
Kenneth Leslie (’09) – Army
Kurt Yeager (’09) – Army
Jacob Garcia (’10) – Army
Ryan Norring (’10) – Army
Alex Trilles (’10) – Air Force
Eric Zavala ('11) – Navy
 
 
Active Service*
Norman Vadnais (’76) – Navy
John Spiszer (‘80) – Army
Lt. Col. Patrick Kirk ('81) – Army
Col. Robert T. Ault ('85) – Army
Eugene Wilson, IV (’87) – Army
Lt. Com. Frank Szczesniak (’91) – Navy
Arthur Connie (’92) – Army
Ryan Crockette (’92) – Air Force
Lt. Col. Robert Wolf (’94) – Air Force
Ryan Cardin (’96) – Air Force
Aaron Haynes (’96) – Air Force
Lt. Col. Steven M. Niewiarowski (’96) – Air Force
Master Srgt. Ryan Slanina (’02) – Air Force
Phillip Grigsby (’07) – Army
Gregory Simpson ('07) – Navy
Thomas Belna (‘08) – Navy
Bradford Brooks (’08) – Air Force
Justin Lamascus ('09) – Navy
Brandon Maxson (’10) – Air Force
1st Lt. Ryan Norring ('10) – Army
Colin Dorner (’11) – Army
Ryan Kaylor ('11) – Navy
Anthony Rosati (’11) – Air Force
Andrew Borer (’12) – Army
Ryker Convento ('12) – Virginia Military Institute
Juan Ramirez, II (’12) – Air Force
Bryan Wolak (’12) – Army
Trevor Adkins (’13) – Air Force
Kyle Garwick (’13) – Army
Andrew Kelly ('13) – Virginia Military Institute
Corey Maier (’13) – Navy
PFC Joshua Silvestro ('13) – Army
Joshua Zavala ('13) – Navy
Joshua Avila ('14) – Army
Adam Fortin ('14) – Army
Ryan Gorski (’14) – Air Force
Matthew Measer (’14) – Navy
Hayden Ward (’14) – Army
Lucas Hidalgo ('15) – Army
Michael Munoz (’15) – Army
Patrick Sanchez (’15) – Marine Corps
Michael Stanton (’15) – Army
Christopher Gregg (’16) – Navy
Galen Quiros (’16) – Army
 
 
* Please help Damien High School honor Spartan alumni who serve or have served in the military. Provide new or updated information to Stephen Quintero, quintero@damien-hs.edu.