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07/04/19 09:14 AM #879    


Sue Ferreira (Nunes) (1967)

07/07/19 08:59 AM #880    

Clifford Nannini (1967)

I just saw Ralph's photo albums that included the newspaper article describing Rick Gazarian's actions in Viet Nam. Thanks Ralph for posting this and thank you, thank you, thank you Rick for your heroic actions that night! I suppose there were many other harrowing nights when you acted with courage. Knowing you in school, your well deserved medal is no surprise. Again, many thanks for all you did.  


07/29/19 01:45 PM #881    


Thane Thomas (1977)

(Hardly a response as indicated by the button thingie; more a post, period- but then, coders of pages aren't known for their stellar command of anything but flashy signs saying "NEW!" or menus that amount to three cryptic ittle bars instead of actual language, are they? This is simply a...)


Nod and thanks to all those in the classes preceding ours ('77) who, one way or another, stepped up to serve our Greatest Nation to Ever Exist, in that s-storm on the other side of the Earth (technically up to 73, though I've met folks who were in the Highlands to after the 75 issue)

              Having given up on that seditionist farcebook thingie, the post goes here:

             Following on Cliff N.'s note, anyone should feel as impressed and honored as I to have known any Vikes who put themselves through that Hotpot of Phan (a fave word of theirs), "They fight not for the lust of conquest..." as FDR said, but that, just as per the Ike quote re:  Normandy, "the World could be free".

          I was lucky to watch real-time Hathcock get his Cup at Perry, get a homemade sandwich from a kindly Julian C. Smith for which I still owe the Corps, and crash the 91st Div. workouts at Cronkhite, but missed out on going as I had wanted to do (not up for using the GI Bill, just didn't go in, or would have gladly as the Folks had in their day)... but really respect any/all of those who did.

           That man to the left of this page, in his NSAM 263, had it right: help out but don't bleed our own great people for it.. Even LBJ didn't want it, mentioned privately, early in his term. I went years later to see personally the answer to that sign on your Hill 937, and, after working among the V. kieu here and the natives there, can answer a distinct "no". Our fine people proved nothing new, that we always do more for the World than it has done for us, while today one sees Americans on the streets while same kieu live it up with their concerts and VSOP, helping themselves after ours suffered to help them. There's a news piece online from the time; a Viet says a la tieng-Anh that "I hope that the Americans will do all they can..." I stayed vertical long enough to read each name on that Wall; each name of the Americans who did all they could. I quit keeping tally at 58,163 awhile ago.

The facts that for every My Lai Medina there were probably 10 Hugh Thompsons (and he's a local hero there, btw), or that today the nuocs can't wait to come here, still...

...proves that you were all on the right side, doing, as some older family whom ours lost, the best for those people, as true Americans always have done. I see that just now, the VA wises up to the Blue Water A. Orange thing, and that after waiting 'til 09 to get their heads out and start admitting to it anyway (per the VFW blurb, at least). The cats I met working on Stand Downs, living with it to now, did all they could, way more than what they got back. Those of you with us today did the same, and I'll speak as one who absorbed as much as he could ex post facto of your heroism.

You're great people in my book. Thanks Again.


08/27/19 08:05 AM #882    


John Tapia (1967)


09/18/19 10:02 AM #883    


Sue Ferreira (Nunes) (1967)

A Fellow Viking, Jackie Newman DeCesari (Class of 1974) is having some family medical difficulties and I hope I can count on our fellow Alumni for help.   

Jackie’s son Tony has been sick for a few months and all the Doctors, Emergency visits and Hospital stays plus way too many test, MRI Scans etc,  They now know that he has a very rare brain tumor.  The doctors have told her that they have NEVER seen this kind of brain tumor and are waiting for a Surgeon from Stanford to join the team to go over all his MRI’s.  This week they will be finalizing surgery.

All the hours back and forth to the Hospital is hard on every one, when asked what we could do, Jackie mentioned that it would be nice to have some gift cards for some of the food places in the area such as  Pete’s coffee, Subway, McDonald’s, Maybe a Gas Cards etc. If you would like to help Jackie and her family please send any thing you would think would help to me and I will mail them to Jackie & her son Tony.  

If you can’t help, please pray for her son and if possible how about a get well card to brighten his day.


Thank you all in advance

Sue Ferreira Nunes

1142 Windsong Drive

Tracy CA 95377

09/19/19 08:26 AM #884    


Marla Fry (Evans) (1974)


How do we get your address to send cards to you.

Marla Evans

09/19/19 11:54 AM #885    


Sue Ferreira (Nunes) (1967)

I'm Sorry.  I should have put in my address

Sue Nunes

1142 Windsong Dr

Tracy CA 95377

09/23/19 11:21 AM #886    


Peggy Wood (Guernsey) (1968)

Hi and good morning Everyone,

I am looking for or contact for Linda Babbino, class 69.  Want to say hi and see how she is.


Just thinking after seeing the County Music on channel 9 and all our county was going through in the mid sixties!!!   I encourage all of you to see the current issue, last night Sept22.   Women's Rights and Civil Rights. Protests, Sit ins, Stand ins, shooting of Martin Luther King Jr and Bobby Kennedy, President Johnson signs freedon to choose to serve over draft, the boys of Pacific joined up, served, were killed,     and our lives went on and on.


We, were so blessed then to live in San Leandro, CA    We were protected from so much and grew to give so much.  I am so sorry I did not watch our Track Team run, jump and have fun, or the swimmers and where they went on to do.  I so agree with starting either a Hall of Fame or Remerance of those guys.     OH and GEE didn't we start to have Girls in Athletics!!! ???????       I'm also an alumni of Chabot College and California State University Hayward and I didn't go to many sports activities then either, even the go back to college to finish my BA and Masters!!!    


Why is it...we need to be busy with the now and just not the PRo stuff.    Go to those kids, grandkids, friends kids and have fun.


Chabot is getting together Alumni activities that don't cost $250 per table !!!!    Come on and join or get us out to do together things.  Please see history thru the County Music series WOW

Vikings go on and on, Bless you all,

Peggy Wood Guernsey



09/26/19 03:46 PM #887    


Sue Ferreira (Nunes) (1967)

Ken Fuller and Dan Heiser,Thank you for contributing !!!  Way to Go Class of 1967 !!!

10/02/19 10:18 AM #888    


Sue Ferreira (Nunes) (1967)

Thank you Lynn Wiegardt Haley  (Class of 66) and Patricia McFadden Martinez (Class of 1965) Your donation to help Jackie DeCesari son Tony will be so helpful. I will be talking to Jackie this evening and will have an update for everyone soon.  

Thanks Again


10/04/19 03:13 PM #889    


Sue Ferreira (Nunes) (1967)

I asked Jackie Newman DeCesari if I could share the status of Tonys Surgery and she said Yes.  She will be thanking everyone personally that sent donations to her family soon. 

While trying to tell everyone whats going on it was way to much for me  soooooooooo  I decided to share with you some of her Facebook notes:


Jacqueline DeCesari And another Kaiser we visited. Tony had a pick-line put in arm, getting ready for his big operation tomorrow. We have to be at Kaiser Morse at 5 a.m. ( can you believe that) his operation starts at 7:30 and it will take about 7 hours.

9-25Jacqueline DeCesari  The doctors had a glitch. It’s upsetting but we have to put all our faith in their hands and skills. They weren’t able to get any feelings in his legs. They aren’t positive if it’s an error in the machine, or how he’s positioned and the machine can’t pick up his nerve endings in his legs or what. You have to have faith. We wait that’s all.

9-25Jacqueline DeCesari  At 3:30 Still a long was to go. We just got word from the OR we’re still looking at another 4-6 hours in surgery

9-26Jacqueline DeCesari  Gino and I are home now. Tony looks good, he was joking and lit with pain meds. They were sending him down again for another MRI after we left. His Love was keeping him company tonight. We'll all take shifts to keep him company. It was touch and go. We were scared but we put our faith in his doctors. I don't know how his surgeon does it. Non-stop with Tony from 7:30 a.m. this morning and he left tonight at 11:45 driving back to Vacaville for more surgeries tomorrow. These guys are heros in our book. It's been a long day so it's lights out. Thank You All again for your prayers.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏


9-28Jacqueline DeCesari no pain in his head, back, or butt! His eyes are still looking down even though he’s trying to look straight ahead. Dr said once swelling goes down they should go back to normal. He does have neck pain still

9-28Jacqueline DeCesari  I'm home trying to catch up around the house while Gino is at the hospital. Gino called me this morning to tell me Tony's having problems with his legs but he is feeling them. His back and neck hurt and he's very groggy. I won't be able to know more until later today. They had to go into the back of his head and split his brain in two to get to the tumor. They do this operation while the patient is sitting and leaning over like you would if you were getting a back massage in a chair. They will be sending him down this morning to do a MRI. I'm not sure if one was done last night after we left or not. We just wait and see day by day. We are so thankful for your prayers and support.

9-28Jacqueline DeCesari  What a difference 1 day makes. Yesterday Tony wouldn’t eat, wouldn’t wake up , he was in severe pain but by late yesterday night Gino and the nurses got him to stand, Amanda got him eating and Today he’s pretty chipper. His feet are still numb but he’s improving fast.

9-30Jacqueline DeCesari  Tony got his head bandage off yesterday. His brain is still swollen so that makes his eyes bug out and even though he's looking at you, his eyes are looking down. He's still unable to walk but he can stand and has made small sidesteps near his bed. His pain is manageable. His appetite is like a BEAR because of the steroids in his meds. Sometime today or tomorrow he will know where he's being sent for rehab. The doctor wants to send him to this great center but he would be too far for us to visit. I miss him so much at home. The month of September is gone and all I can remember is going back and forth to hospitals, sitting waiting, worrying, and getting stressed out driving. The good news, we still have our son so that we are thankful for. We are thankful for so much. The one thing I'm looking forward to is a sit down meal at home at the table with him and family. 


9-30Jacqueline DeCesari  While I was at the hospital the staff came in to ask me some questions to see if we qualify for Vallejo Kaiser rehab. and it looks like as soon as they have a bed open over there, they will call and have Tony moved and on his way, it could be as soon as tomorrow. He'll have three hours of intense therapy each day. I think we're looking at a 10-day stay, not 100 percent sure yet. He's excited to get this show on the road.


10-3Jacqueline DeCesari He had elevated white blood cells. They ran tests this morning looking for infection or other causes. He just called me from the hospital, all the test they did this morning while I was there came back fine. They said most likely it is the medication he's on that spikes it but they had to be 100 percent sure. All is good and he's back on the waiting list.


10-4Jacqueline DeCesari   We’ve got the orders to ship out and head to Rehab in Vallejo around 12:30. Yes!!

Tony still has a long way to go, Rehab for at least the next 10 days plus chemo later..

Sending prayers for Tony and his entire family.   Sue

10/15/19 07:44 AM #890    


Joseph Bustos (1962)

today at 4am otis mcqueen passed away in houston tx i will miss talking with him every sat


10/16/19 06:34 AM #891    


Shirley Calvin (McCarthy) (1962)

So sad to hear of Otis McQueen's passing.  Prayers for the family and wife Gayle.

10/17/19 07:45 AM #892    


Ellen Wolfe (Pierson) (1963)

Very sorry to hear of Otis McQueen's passing.  He was a great and crazy guys.  My thoughts are with you Gayle.

Ellen Wolfe Pierson

10/18/19 08:05 AM #893    


Jan Polk (Krill) (1971)

Hi everyone! When I read the posts, I am so impressed with the alumni!  I didn’t get involved in much during my high school days unfortunately.  I wish now that I had, as it would have allowed me to get to know some of you personally.  I was engaged during my senior year and got married 14 days after graduation!  Kinda moved forward and didn’t look back.  Now in my senior years, I have 2 sons and three grandsons that keep me busy.  Anyway, just wanted to send a shout out and let you know that I find myself lucky to have sat in class with some of you and walked the same halls.  God bless you all!

10/19/19 09:46 AM #894    

Sheryl Bryant (1963)

Sorry to hear of Otis McQueen's passing. Remember him in classes. Sympathy to his family.

11/21/19 09:31 AM #895    

Patricia Gonsalves (Wagner) (1970)

Good day Sue,

Thank you for your continued fine work :):):)   My guess is next year our class will have a 50th reunion.  I would like to help with a specific project :)  Not sure whom to contact????  You...being the queen of things may know???

Do have a nice thanksgiving to you and yours,

Yes!!! eat all the food you want :)

11/22/19 01:21 PM #896    

David Loucks (1970)


Pat our reunion is scheduled for 10/10/2020. Please save the date. We are working out the details and should start posting notices by January. If you would like to volunteer to help Denise Velez is in charge of decorating and I am sure she would appreciate help. You can email me at if you have questions?

David Loucks

11/27/19 05:28 PM #897    


Vincent Acosta (1967)


11/28/19 10:07 AM #898    


Randall Johnese (1968)

And a very happy Thanksgiving to you, Vincent.

11/28/19 12:34 PM #899    


Vincent Acosta (1967)

thanks Randy

11/29/19 11:10 AM #900    


Sue Ferreira (Nunes) (1967)

Thank You Marla Fry Evans (1974), Sharon Whalen Talso (1967), Gary Sheldon (1963) and Bruce Williams (1963) for your donation to help Jackie DeCesari son Tony. Your gift cards and cash  will be so helpful to them.  Tony is just starting Radiation and they are having big problems and again spending hours and hours in the hospital. 

This is one of the notes on facebook about Tonys problems with Radiation

His head has to be screwed down to a table with a mask, like some medieval torture. His arms , legs are strapped down and he is not allowed to even, twitch. They say they got the measurements ready to go for tomorrow.

Unfortunetly it didnt work and they are going to try again on Monday Morning. Prayers are needed for the enitre Family. 


UPDATE>>>>>>>>>  Friday Dec. 13th   One week of Radiation Done !!!  


12/31/19 10:17 AM #901    


Sue Ferreira (Nunes) (1967)

I want to wish all of you the Happiest of New Years !! 

 I cant believe it's 2020 !!!!


01/01/20 07:59 AM #902    

Jackie Newman (De Cesari) (1974)

Happy New Year Sue! I want to thank you and the alumni for the gift cards. My son Tony will have his last radiation on his spine this Friday, then 10 more sessions on his brain. We are almost at the end.of this trying journey. He is now walking with just his cane, he still has braces on his legs but he's doing great. His eyes are almost adjusted back to normal. The brain tumor grew and put pressure on the backs of his eyes which made them point in different directions. The radiation made his hair fall out but in a few short months, it should be growing back again. He's on a lot of medication so once he gets cleared, weaning him off could take some time. My husband and I are grateful and Thank God he's made a comeback. He is excited to get back on the water for trout fishing again. The boy loves his fishing with catch and release in his souped-up kayak. Thank You Again for the prayers and help. Happy New Year!

01/02/20 09:59 AM #903    


Sue Ferreira (Nunes) (1967)



Jackie thats great news.. We are still praying for Tony and wish your entire family A Happy New Year!!!



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