Airport High School Alumni

West Columbia, South Carolina (SC)

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 Julian
Bill Julian
Class of 1981
Navy, 4 Years

I was a Hospital Corpsman in the navy.
Bret Warren
Bret Warren
Class of 1988
Air Force, 19 Years

Air Force officer...retiring in 2012.
Brian Crowe
Brian Crowe
Class of 1990
Army, 13 Years

Chief Warrant Officer Medical Logistics
Chanda Beall
Chanda Beall
Class of 1991
Navy, 13 Years

YN Petty Officer First Class
Chris Bailey
Chris Bailey
Class of 2008
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Supply
COL Charles Moore
COL Charles Moore
Class of 1980
National Guard, 20+ Years

Currently serving as the commander of the 218th Regiment, Eastover, SC
COL Charles Moore
COL Charles Moore
Class of 1980
National Guard, 20+ Years

Commander of the 59th troop command
Dave Antley
Dave Antley
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Communications and Signals-Intelligence Analyst. I was stationed in Europe and the Far East for most of my career.
Donna Sharpe Prevatte
Donna Sharpe Prevatte
Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years

Senior Chief Storekeeper
Doran Vaught
Doran Vaught
Class of 1979
Navy, 6 Years

Served 1981-1987. Nuclear Systems Operator aboard two submarines - USS Sargo, SSN 583 (Skate Class Fast Attack) and USS Omaha, SSN 692 (LA Class Fast Attack). Stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Dwight Bailey
Dwight Bailey
Class of 1973
National Guard, 20+ Years

Served 25 years in the National Guard & retired as a Master Sergeant in 1998.
Ed Greenwold
Ed Greenwold
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

US Submarine Service - USS Pollack SSN-603 - Thresher Class.
Euel Derwin Blanton II
Euel Derwin Blanton II
Class of 1965
National Guard, 20+ Years

4 years Active duty Air Force 437 MAC Jet engine Mechanic
21 years Army National Guard Retired in 2005
Frank Buchanan
Frank Buchanan
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Served in S.C., N.C., Co., Tx.,Germany, Korea, Haiti. Retired from Ft. Bragg after 14 years with the 82nd Airborne. Medical Corps
Griffin D. Spires
Griffin D. Spires
Class of 2008
Army, 1 Years

SPC Spires graduated Basic from Ft. Benning Ga. February 2014. He is currently stationed near Arlington Va.
Henry Bryant Lanier Sr Esq PhD
Henry Bryant Lanier Sr Esq PhD
Class of 1986
Army, 38 Years

UNITED STATES ARMY SIGNAL CORP USRA31MXLANI7831 CAGE 1X2Y8 ITU ITAR SIGINT INTEGRITY AUDITOR
John C. Windham
John C. Windham
Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years

Tonken Gulf yacht club
John W. Spires
John W. Spires
Class of 1983
Navy, 5 Years

Served in the US Navy from 1983 to 1988. Stationed onboard USS Coral Sea CV-43 from 1984 to 1988. I participated in Operation El Dorado Canyon in April 1986. Ended active duty as a MM2 (Machinist Mate 2nd Class).
Johnny Jackson
Johnny Jackson
Class of 1990
Army, 9 Years

Sgt Combat Engineer

Ft. Ord, Ca

Ft. Stewart, Ga
Joseph Sebastian Ammer
Joseph Sebastian Ammer
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served 4 years in the USMC - one tour of duty in Iraq. Presently out of the Corps and attending college.
Justin D. Spires (Cody)
Justin D. Spires (Cody)
Class of 2012
Marine Corps, 1 Years

L Cpl. Spires graduated MCRD Parris Island in August 2013. He is currently stationed in MD.
Kara Gaines
Kara Gaines
Class of 1995
Air Force, 8 Years

Served in TX, Iraq, Korea, Italy and the UK. Comm Technician
Kenneth M. Spires II (Matt)
Kenneth M. Spires II (Matt)
Class of 2002
National Guard, 7 Years

Sgt. Spires graduated basic training from Ft. Jackson in July 2007. He is currently serving.
Lawrence E. Demby III
Lawrence E. Demby III
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Enlsited in March of 2008. Currently an active duty Marine.
Profession: Personnel Administration
Mark Spires
Mark Spires
Class of 1978
Army, 6 Years

Entered service on August 29, 1978 at the home of the Military Police Corps, Ft. McClellan, Alabama. Served in Georgia at Ft. Gordon with the 140th MP Company, Karlsrule, Germany with the 66th Mp Company, and South Carolina at Ft. Jackson with the 132nd MP Company. Left military service in 1984 with the rank of Sergeant.
Norman Williams
Norman Williams
Class of 1981
National Guard, 20+ Years

Joined Army National Guard in 1984. Served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm in October 1990 - through April 1991. Was mobolized in 2004 for Operation Iraqi Freedom but prtion on Battalion was sent back home after 4 1/2 months of training at Ft. Benning..
Randall Spires
Randall Spires
Class of 1989
Navy, 20+ Years

20 great years in the United States Navy
Ray Watson
Ray Watson
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Missile/Munitions Technician, CSSP, and MTI. Currently serves as an AFJROTC Instructor in Houston, TX.
Rex Lizardi
Rex Lizardi
Class of 1991
Army, 8 Years

Stationed Schweinfurt Germany
rick spires
rick spires
Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 16 Years

sniper
Ron Gerald
Ron Gerald
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

I was stationed at Myrtle Beach AFB Oct 76-Dec 77, Germany Dec 77- Oct 80, Langley AFB Oct 80 - May 82, Beale AFB May 82 - May 85, Alaska May 85 - April 97. 21 Years was a good life.
Roy Pleasant
Roy Pleasant
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Fighter Aircraft Crew Chief; Desert Storm; 3 years on USAF Thunderbirds; 4 years as First Sergeant; Stationed at Moody AFB, GA (Twice), Shaw AFB, SC, Nellis AFB, NV, Incirlik AB, Turkey; Retired in 1997
Ryal Van Williams II
Ryal Van Williams II
Class of 1983
National Guard, 20+ Years

One deployment to Kuwait 1999-2000, Two deployments to Iraq 2004-2005, 2011-2012.
SGM (ret) John Gmbrill
SGM (ret) John Gmbrill
Class of 1973
National Guard, 38 Years

14 years Active, 24 years S.C. Guard
Shawn Price
Shawn Price
Class of 2004
Air Force, 3 Years

SrA as of now
Stephanie (Robertson) Doherty
Stephanie (Robertson) Doherty
Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years

Served from 1991 - 1995.
Steven Becker
Steven Becker
Class of 1984
Army, 25 Years

Served as a Combat Medic, Desert Storm & 3 Tours in Iraq. SFC Retired 2011
Steven Gregory Ammer
Steven Gregory Ammer
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 13 Years

Joined the USMC in my junior year (Delayed Entry Program) and went into the USMC after graduation. Presently stationed in Anchorage, AK.
William "Chuck" Sharpe
William "Chuck" Sharpe
Class of 1995
Army, 22 Years

Served 13yrs in USN and then 9yrs in the Army before retiring in 2017.

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Class of '81

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Our Airport 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 Airport High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in West Columbia are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!