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

Have you lost your Asheville High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Cougars lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Arthur James Shepard   (Jim)
Arthur James Shepard (Jim) Class of 1952
Navy, 8 Years
Korean Conflict, Naval Basic Training, San Diego, CA 1953, Classification changed to Aviation Division USN 1953, Aviation Fundamental School, Norman ,OK, 1953, Aviation Electronic School, Memphis ,TN 1954, O&R Test flight group San Diego, CA, 1954, Plank member at Comissioning of first atomic All- weather Night Fighter Squadron VF-213, Mountainview, CA 1955, Fighter Squadron VF-213 assigned to Pacific Fleet in the Far East as component of CAG-21 aboard Aircraft Carrier Bon Homme Richard CVA-31, 1956, completed 4 years active duty, 1957 and 4 years reserve in USN, Honorable Discharge May 1961
Beverly Bartlett Nix-Hoyle
Beverly Bartlett Nix-Hoyle Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years
Luke AFB Phoenix AZ 1973-1975 and Wurtsmith AFB Oscoda MI 1975-197
Brian Tucker
Brian Tucker Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 6 Years
2nd Tank Bat 2nd Marine Division C Company
Cedric Austin Nash
Cedric Austin Nash Class of 1981
Army, 9 Years
Served as a chaplain's assistant fro 1992-2001.
David L. Roberts
David L. Roberts Class of 1956
Air Force, 20+ Years
Command Pilot, flew KC-97, KC-135, C-124 and C-7 aircraft. Active Duty 1959-66, AF Reserve '67-'82. Retired as Commander, 80th Mobile Aerial Port Squadron, Dobbins AFB, GA, October 1982. Lt. Col., USAF, Retired.
Doris Hall
Doris Hall Class of 1965
Navy Reserves, 2 Years
Served proudly in Navy Intelligence - one of two enlisted women in Group Command Unit. Recruited for advance pay grade program from international Fortune 500 company serving 52 countries in LA/WA. Top secret projects and honorably discharged.
james king
james king Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years
Joined Air Force in July 1979. Current rank is Chief Master Sergeant. (E-9)
jimmy worley
jimmy worley Class of 1991
Navy, 17 Years
US Navy Blue Angels
Lisa Gilpin Tan
Lisa Gilpin Tan Class of 1977
Army, 4 Years
Personnel Sergeant
Melanie Caldwell
Melanie Caldwell Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 14 Years
Ammunition Co., Greenville, SC '95-'01 Reserve Support Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC '03-present
Michael Todd McClure Jr
Michael Todd McClure Jr Class of 1993
Army, 10 Years
Mike-Mike was an inspiration to all that knew him. He served his country for 10 years. While serving, he was awarded several distinguished awards. He was a true Dallas Cowboy fan!
Randy Reynolds
Randy Reynolds Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 2 Years
Initially selected to the "Yankee White" Program out of Boot Camp which is the Presidential Security Unit at Camp David, but I had a terrible car accident while on leave after boot camp that derailed the Yankee White assignment, served 12 months at Marine Barracks, North Charleston then onto Camp LeJuene from where I was Medically Discharged from issues from my initial Trauma from the Car Accident, did 18 months Active Duty.
Randy Reynolds
Randy Reynolds Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Marine Barracks, Naval Weapons Station, North Charleston, SC, 8th Marines (2-8) Camp Lejune, NC
Robert C McFee
Robert C McFee Class of 1955
Army, 20+ Years
Spent 4 years on active duty. The much later rejoined the North Carolina National Guard, Asheville, and spent 15 more years. Had 2 years NCNG duty before going active.

Classmates Spotlight

Asheville High School Classmates

Steven Hendrix
Class of '74

Alumni Stories

Read and submit stories about our classmates from Asheville High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Cougars.

School News

Ms. Doris Hall, MBA and Doctoral Candidate

Veteran of the US Navy Intelligence. Served in many executive leadership capacities. Seeking a Doctorate in Management...
Read More »