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.
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.

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A.L. Brown High School Classmates

Angela Parson
Class of '82

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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!