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

Bennett Weidemann
Bennett Weidemann Class of 1998
Air Force, 6 Years
Sgt Bennett Weidemann started his military career in 2001 when he was hired as a drummer for the USAF Band of Liberty in Boston, MA. Since his time in service began, Bennett has performed for over 1.5 million people, been deployed to Iraq.
Byron Lee gann
Byron Lee gann Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
Joined Army 1967 left active duty 1983. Joined Reserves 1983 until 1995
Chad M. Thompson
Chad M. Thompson Class of 2000
Army, 8 Years
I am in the Army Reserves as a Combat Engineer in the 704TH Route Clearance Company in Arkadelphia, AR.
Christopher Gray
Christopher Gray Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Artilleryman/ Infantryman
Dawn Ruiz
Dawn Ruiz Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Spent 3 years in Okinawa, Japan then went to Camp Pendleton, CA. While there I spend 2 months in FT. Lee, VA, 4 months at 29 Palms, CA, and 5 months in Iraq.
Dorrie Thompson
Dorrie Thompson Class of 1992
Air Force, 1 Years
Captain, Air National Guard. 188th Fighter Wing Medical Group
James (J.D.) Ransom
James (J.D.) Ransom Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years
I am with the 917th Reserve Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana. I have been in the Active Air Force and Reserves for 27 years and will retire in September 2010. I have served in Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
John Searcy
John Searcy Class of 2004
Army, 2 Years
I am a 91W10(68W10 now) searving in the Arkansas Nation Guard as a Combat Medic.
Jonathan Klein
Jonathan Klein Class of 2000
Army, 8 Years
Served 8.5 years total. 5 years in the Navy as a BM and 3.5 years in the Army as a 19D Cav Scout.
Justin Shehane
Justin Shehane Class of 2000
Air Force, 6 Years
A-10/F-16 Depot Aircraft Craftsman
Major J.A. "Al" Harris
Major J.A. "Al" Harris Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 18 Years
Currently serving as the Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Atlanta, Ga.
Mason Greene
Mason Greene Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 10 Years
The Worlds Finest.
Nancy Johnston Faggons
Nancy Johnston Faggons Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
Began military service (Army Nurse) during Vietnam War and retired after Persian Gulf War. Been there...done the T-shirt.
PS1(SW) Donald R. Thomas
PS1(SW) Donald R. Thomas Class of 1988
Navy, 19 Years
Stationed at Navy Operational Support Center Fort Worth TX. Leading Petty Officer for Manpower/Personnel Department
Ray A. Estes
Ray A. Estes Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years
Entered US Army Dec 1971 in the Armor Branch, Ft Knox, KY; Assignments in: 2nd Squadron, 11th ACR, Bad Kissingen,Germany; Advanced Course - Ft Benning, GA; Helicopter Flight Training, Ft. Rucker, AL; 9th Air Cavalry Squadron, Ft Lewis, WA; Command & General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS; Aviation Brigade, Ft Bragg, NC, 19th Support Command, Taegu, Korea; National Training Center, Ft Irwin, CA; Aviation Brigade, Ft Wainwright, AK; US Military Committee - US Delegation to NATO HQs, Brussels, BE; Retired as Lt. Col. after 22 yrs, 6 mos, in 1994. Settled in San Antonio, TX.
RONALD TATE Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years
Ryan Schuck
Ryan Schuck Class of 1992
Army, 17 Years
Spent 17 years of military service to end being a AH64 APache pilot for the Army the last 12 years of his service
Terry Daniell
Terry Daniell Class of 1977
Army, 15 Years
Captain in the 431st Civil Affairs Company
William R. (Randy) McMurray
William R. (Randy) McMurray Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years
Enlisted in the Air Force in January 1966. Did 6+ years in Administration, then 10+ years Aircraft Maintenance (B-52's and KC-135's) then 3 years as Flight Engineer (C--5A's) Retired in January1986. Have lived in New Mexico since then.

Classmates Spotlight

Arkadelphia High School Classmates

Greg Summerville
Class of '88

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Looking for a friend, who I served with in Viet Nam 1970. He was from Arkadelphia, his name was Delious D Brown. Proba...
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