Military Service: Enter branch served and any information you would like to share regarding your military service. (Leave blank if you did not serve in the military.)
Thank you for your service to our country!
US ARMY F Troop 8th Cavalry ( Blue Ghost ) Vietnam
Comments: What have you been up to since you graduated?
I'm a retired Pilot . Flew Medical Helicopters for 30yrs .Out of the Military in 73 I flew for Evergreen Helicopters For 10yrs . served in U.S. Army for 8yrs . Flying work career span 48yr. Still fly for sport .
School Story: (Have a favorite school story? Funny memory? This can be used for anything you'd like to share.)
I really Enjoyed working In the AG shop that's where I met the Racing Farmers & began going to the drag races
What do you do for fun?
Restore Motorcycles & Fish & Play/Care For my 4yr old Grandson Emmanuel, Golf duffer , & Motorcycle Riding & Traveling . I really love Motor Sports .
What was your favorite class?
What was your least favorite class?
Industrial Arts & Physical Education were favorites . I also enjoyed History , Government , Geography . Social Studies . It took me 2 tries to get thru Sophomore English so English would be my least favorite .
What was your favorite event during your years at WUHS?
Cruising Santa Cruz & Listening to Corney & the Corvettes At the Board Walk . The Annual Tomato Battle at Murphey's Crossing . Motorcycling the Santa Cruz Mountains Fire Trails .
Who were your best friends in High School?
The Pajaro Boys Tom Gugale, Marty Lopez, Tabag Bros. ,Richard Guidotti,Bob Idemoto, Richard Hiroshima, Mark Pervitich , Martinez Bros. My mentor Mr. Merle Baldwin Sr. of Baldwin's Construction & Cabinet shop .
Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?
Well, dwelling here in Texas Harriet & I really haven't kept up our class friendships . One of us does get home every couple of years & we try to touch base with Friends but it's difficult & we usually only have a short time which is mostly devoted to family .We did get home more often when the kids lived with us traveling to Watsonville for family celebrations &holidays .I have bumped into different folks when home and those are always fun encounters . Thanks to Bill & his mastery of the website , it's enabled us to interact have fun & keep up with our classmates . Cornelia Tavares Gugale is one I have kept up with & thanks to the last reunion (50th) I have interaction with a lot more classmates & Watsonville friends thru facebook & Email .