Military Alumni

Military 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

Carolyn Irwin
Carolyn Irwin Class of 1999
Army, 9 Years
went through basic training from july-december 1999, got stationed in camp casey, korea after completing training. stationed in fort hood, tx from january '01-may '05, deployed to iraq from march '03-'04, went back to korea may '05-may '06, went back to fort hood, tx til present. currently deployed in iraq since mid december '07
Charlie Coppess
Charlie Coppess Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years
Location * Served in the Untited States Air Force for 24 years and retired as a SMSGT. I started my career in the USAF as a telephone installer and it was culminated as the Wire Chief for Offutt AFB (Hq SAC) and Hurlbert Field Fl. Served on Air Force Bases throughout the world, to include, Germany, Korea, Guam, North Dakota, Illinois, Florida, Texas and Nebraska.
Geraldine (Burnett) Jackson
Geraldine (Burnett) Jackson Class of 1978
National Guard, 20+ Years
Captain, Press Officer 120th Public Affairs Detachment
Jacob D Finley
Jacob D Finley Class of 2002
Air Force, 9 Years
Hydraulic systems-heavy aircraft. Tech. Sgt.
John R. Chaney
John R. Chaney Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
Military intelligence "spook" my entire career
Kemp Stieber
Kemp Stieber Class of 1951
Army, 2 Years
1953 to 1955 service. Korea from 1953 to discharge.
Kenneth R Bucy
Kenneth R Bucy Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
D Co Ranger, 151st INF, Republic of Vietnam, 1969. HHC, 256th INF Bde, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2005. Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal 2x, Army Commendation Medal 2x, Meritorious Unit Citation, Combat Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab
Matthew Flowers
Matthew Flowers Class of 1982
Army, 7 Years
Basic training at Ft. Jackson, SC (11/83 to 01/84). First A.I.T. at Ft. Eustis, VA (01/84 to 06/84). My first duty station was Hunter Army Airfield, located in Savannah, GA (06/84 to 10/85). My second duty station was at a U.S. Army base in Seoul, South Korea called K16 (11/85 to 11/86). The end of my year in Korea was also the end of my first enlistment,and at the time I didnt want to reenlist, so I was honorably discharged. Three months later I changed my mind and reenlisted and was sent back to HAAF (02/87 to 07/89). My M.O.S. was changed in the summer of '89 and I was sent to Ft. Leonardwood, MO (07/89 to 09/89) for my second A.I.T. and then was sent back to HAAF (09/89 to 10/90). In October '90 my unit was deployed to Saudi Arabia for what was to become the Gulf War, a.k.a. Desert Storm (10/90 to 04/91). My second enlistment was supposed to end in February '91, but the Army put all discharges on hold because the war was going on at that time. After my unit returned to the States in April, I spent one more month at HAAF and was honorably discharged a second time in May '91.
Richard L. Tompkins
Richard L. Tompkins Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Enlisted in 1968 attending MCRD San Diego. Serving in Vietnam in 1969 staying overseas for 3 years with service later on Okinawa. Returned to the United States as member of Inspector-Instructor Staff for U.S. Marine Reserve Indianapolis. Served as Squad Leader then after promotion to Sergeant became Platoon Sergeant. Discharged in 1975 due to injuries from auto accident.
Air Force, 9 Years
II started out as a jet engine mech. then I learned the different systems of of the F-15,T33,B-52F-16,andC130 along with theA-10 which we used over seas,after Shield I got an Medical Discharge under Honorable conditions.It took awhile to get back on my feet-But I did it.I really enjoyed Basic traing at Lackland AFB in Texas.
Steven Cochran
Steven Cochran Class of 1966
Army, 1 Years
Served in infantry at Ft. Campbell, KY

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