A.L. Brown High School Alumni

Kannapolis, North Carolina (NC)

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

Bill Ballard
Bill Ballard
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Naval Flight Officer - A6 Intruder
Brad Axsom
Brad Axsom
Class of 1992
Air Force, 16 Years

Police Officer,
Brooks Gulledge
Brooks Gulledge
Class of 1982
Navy, 7 Years

ABE-2 Petty Officer 2nd Class I serverd onboard the USS Ranger CV-61 Launching and Recovery of aircraft. 3 Tours of Duty. Nothing like wearing the green shirt and being the last one to run out from under an F-14 Tomcat. What a rush!!!
Brooks Gulledge
Brooks Gulledge
Class of 1982
Navy, 7 Years

Aviation Boatswain Mate Launch and Recovery Petty Officer 2nd Class,,, ABE-2 for short. Served onboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger CV-61. 3 tours of duty in the North Arabian Sea. Air support after the tragic bombing of our USMC Peace Keeping Forces in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983. We broke all records for the longest on station at sea. 9 months. I wore the green shirt on the flightdeck with the C on it. It stood for Catapult or Crazy you choose but it was both.
Bruce DeMarcus
Bruce DeMarcus
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

Viet Nam Vet.. 101 airborne, 10th special forces.
Bruce DeMarcus
Bruce DeMarcus
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

Military intelligence, Stationed in Alaska, 1 tour in Viet Nam 10th Special Forces.
Chounce Russell
Chounce Russell
Class of 1983
Army, 21 Years

Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Germany, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan. Served in 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, 91st Division (Training), 7th ID, 3d Army, 335th Signal Command, Army ROTC Cadet Command.
Claude A. "Buz" Rich
Claude A. "Buz" Rich
Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years

Graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1966, and then pilot training in 1967. Numerous world wide assignments as a Command pilot with 4000 hours fighter time, including 351 combat missions in Southeast Asia. Retired Air Force Colonel with 28 years of service.
Dan Howard
Dan Howard
Class of 1978
Air Force, 4 Years

Avionics Technician. KC-135 and KC-10 Tankers.
Darrell Grier
Darrell Grier
Class of 1977
Navy, 20+ Years

I entered the Navy Oct. 77 and retired Sept. 03 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer ( E - 7 )
Darrell Johnson
Darrell Johnson
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

JAG
David A. Hardin
David A. Hardin
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

I served as an Aviation Ordnance Technician, which means I loaded bombs on aircraft and maintained the systems for their delivery. Served in Viet Nam and during Operation Desert Storm. My most rewarding duty was that as an instructor. The students keep you on your toes. Also became a motorcycle safety instructor.
EDDIE R DUNN
EDDIE R DUNN
Class of 1966
Army, 6 Years

Did my 6 in regular Army and USAR
Edward Wayne Holder
Edward Wayne Holder
Class of 1969
Navy, 8 Years

U.S.S. Lexington in Pensacola, FL. for 5 years, shore duty in CA 2 yrs, then a WESTPAC on U.S.S. Dubuque.
Garrett (Gayr) Roy
Garrett (Gayr) Roy
Class of 1981
Air Force, 6 Years

Law Enforcement K-9/ explosive ditection dog
Jerry Garrett
Jerry Garrett
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Served as part of the Multi national peace keeping Force, Beiruit Leabanon, 1983. Also served with the Army Special Operations Command as part of the 360th civil affairs and psychological operations command. From 2006-2009
John A. Sweat, Jr.
John A. Sweat, Jr.
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired with over 24 years of service.
Justin Bradshaw
Justin Bradshaw
Class of 2010
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Military Police
Lacy Loan
Lacy Loan
Class of 1986
Navy, 8 Years

4 active and 4 reserve
Lacy Loan Jr.
Lacy Loan Jr.
Class of 1986
Navy, 4 Years

2 med.tours,1 persian gulf tour(combat action ribbon)
Larry Oneil Price
Larry Oneil Price
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Entered Air Force in 1966 and retired in 1989. Worked in Supply and as an Office Manager. Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, two Air Force Commendation Medals, plus a Joint Service Achievement Medal. Retired as a Master Sergeant.
Larry W. Newsom
Larry W. Newsom
Class of 1965
Army, 33 Years

Army Aviator for over 30 years. Served on tour in Vietnam. Accumulated over 3600 flying hours, was overseas for over 12 years and accumulated over 3600 flight hours. Retired as a Chief Warrant Officer 5.
Lindsey Scaggs
Lindsey Scaggs
Class of 2007
Air Force, 6 Years

A1C Crew Chief currently serving with United States Air Force stationed at Seymore-Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, NC.
Michael Morris
Michael Morris
Class of 1973
Army, 3 Years

Served in the 82nd 503rd 2nd Bat. For 3 years.
Michael Ragan
Michael Ragan
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired 1 Feb 2001
Rachelle Fisher Logan
Rachelle Fisher Logan
Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years

Public Affairs Officer
Rachelle Fisher Logan
Rachelle Fisher Logan
Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years

Served 20 years on active duty in the United States Navy. Retired as a naval officer in 2004.
Reid Overcash
Reid Overcash
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Rank Sgt 1985-1991 Also Gulf War
Richard Lynch
Richard Lynch
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Served in Vietnam, Germany, Ft. Benning, Ga, Carlisle Barracks, PA, Ft Bragg, NC and Ft Campbell, Ky
Rick Norris
Rick Norris
Class of 1976
Navy, 13 Years

After attending boot camp right after graduation I served 4 years on the USS Hermitage and nine years in the Navy Reserve Special Boat Unit 24
Steve Gordon
Steve Gordon
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

Nike Herc Missiles. I spend time in the States and Germany.
Tammi Diggs
Tammi Diggs
Class of 1984
Air Force, 2 Years

Personnel Specialist; assigned to Langley AFB., Hampton Va-Honorable discharge-Oct.1986
Tammi Diggs
Tammi Diggs
Class of 1984
Air Force, 2 Years

Personnel Specialist; assigned to Langley AFB., Hampton Va-Honorable discharge-Oct.1986
Timothy Wyatt
Timothy Wyatt
Class of 1978
Air Force, 6 Years

Enlisted into 263rd Combat Communications Squadron, Feb 1981-Feb 1987. Honor graduate. Honorable discharge with rank of E-5 Staff Sergeant. Decorations: Air Force Longevity Service Award; Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon; Air Force Training Ribbon; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; NC National Guard Service Award. Furthest stationed base was Roosevelt Roads Naval Base, Puerto Rico.

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A.L. Brown High School Classmates

Brennan Barefoot
Class of '97

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DECEASED

CHARLES JERRY RUSSEL, PASSED SEPTEMBER 16, 2021. VIA SISTER PAT RUSSEL. 09/26/23, JOHN TROUTMAN / CLASS 52..
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Our A.L. Brown 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 A.L. Brown High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Kannapolis are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!