Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Bobby Johnston
Bobby Johnston Class of 2007
Army, 4 Years
Infantry in U.S. Army, 14 month deployment in Iraq, 10 months in Afghanistan.
Daniel T Conway Jr
Daniel T Conway Jr Class of 1981
Army, 9 Years
Served two combat tours as an Airborne Infantryman in Iraq
David Sharber
David Sharber Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired in 2007 after 25 years. Stationed overseas in Korea (2 times), Italy, and Belgium. Stationed sateside in Mississippi, Florida, California, Texas and Arizona. Traveled to 13 countries and 26 states.
Eric Minchey
Eric Minchey Class of 2009
Army, 2 Years
Sep-Nov 2009: Trainee 1-61 IN, 165th IN BDE, USATC&FJ, TRADOC | Fort Jackson, SC Nov 2009 - Jan 2010: Trainee Chaplain C&S, TRADOC | Fort Jackson, SC Jan 2010 - Jan 2011: Chaplain Assistant HHC, 302nd BSB, 1st BCT, 2nd ID | Camp Casey, South Korea Jan 2011 - Mar 2011: Chaplain Assistant 15th Sust BDE, 13th ESC, III Corps, FORSCOM | Fort Bliss, TX Mar 2011 - Mar 2012: Chaplain Assistant HHC, 1-36 IN, 1st BCT, 1st AD | Fort Bliss, TX
HAYWOOD HUNTER Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Jason Farmer
Jason Farmer Class of 1991
Army, 20+ Years
Graduate of 1991, joined Army in 1992 and been a proud member ever since. Loved Apex High School and always checking in!
Jonathan Minchey
Jonathan Minchey Class of 1999
Air Force, 3 Years
Operation enduring freedom, Operation Iraq freedom, Charleston A.F.B.
Kyle Douglas Zweig
Kyle Douglas Zweig Class of 2007
Army, 3 Years
One year tour in South Korea MRLS 82nd Airborne Division 8 month deployment in Afghanistan
Lance Oliver Eakes
Lance Oliver Eakes Class of 2001
National Guard, 6 Years
Sgt. Lance O. Eakes of Apex, N.C. joined the 1132nd Military Police Company in 2003, then transferred to the 105th Military Police Battalion and deployed to Iraq from 2004 to 2005. He returned to the 1132nd in May of 2007. In June of 2007 he was mobilized for a second tour in Iraq. He earned multiple awards during his military career including the Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Reserve medal with "M" device, Global War on Terror medal, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi campaign medal and Meritorious Unit Citation and the Combat Action Badge. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal and the NC Meritorious Service Medal. Lance was an outgoing, mischievous joker, who loved his family, had a big heart and believed in his faith. He died in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device at age 25.
Leslie McCann
Leslie McCann Class of 2002
Army, 5 Years
Captain, Logistician 82nd Airborne Division Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Tours to Iraq - 2006-2007, Afghanitstan 2008 Currently stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA
Steven Will
Steven Will Class of 2008
National Guard, 7 Years
Apache attack helicopter electronics/armament systems repairer 14 month deployment to Iraq 09-10
William Houston
William Houston Class of 2000
Air Force, 6 Years
Operation Iraqi Freedom 2007 (May-Oct) Tour in Guam, England, Hill AFB, UT Currently stationed at Goodfellow AFB, TX

Classmates Spotlight

Apex High School Classmates

Sonja "mandy" Unbehend Unbehend
Class of '97

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School News

Age 50+ Former Football Players Needed for Magazine Article

For the January 2011 issue of our magazine, OutreachNC, we would like to profile former football players age 50 or older...
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