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
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
Brian Tucker Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 6 Years 2nd Tank Bat 2nd Marine Division C Company
Cedric Austin Nash Class of 1981
Army, 9 Years Served as a chaplain's assistant fro 1992-2001.
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.
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 Class of 1991
Navy, 17 Years US Navy Blue Angels
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 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 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 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 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.
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