Austin High School Alumni

Decatur, Alabama (AL)

Recent Members

Karen Goens 1998
Kristi Kurz 1993
Kyla Jackson 1994
Linda Staggs 1971
Marcus Baker 1997
Noel Allen 1985
Rick Laborde 1971
Shantel Williams 1994

Military Alumni

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

Honored Military Alumni

Amanda Waugh
Amanda Waugh
Class of 2005
Air Force, 2 Years

I am a Medic for the USAF. I am stationed in Anchorage Alaska on Elmendorf AFB.
Andrew Guire
Andrew Guire
Class of 2003
Army, 2 Years

served overseas in the War against Terrorsim.
andrew guire
andrew guire
Class of 2003
Army, 2 Years

served ocerseas in the War against Terrorism. m1a1 abrams tanker crewmen.
Charles Baker Jr
Charles Baker Jr
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 6 Years

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Chuck Clearman
Chuck Clearman
Class of 1970
Army, 2 Years

Army Germany
Col Gary Shannon
Col Gary Shannon
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

Colonel, USAF (Ret)
Spacecraft Engineering R & D Manager
LASER Weapons R & D Manager
Missile Systems Development Officer
Daniel Spain
Daniel Spain
Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years

Retired US Army. Served in numerous locations in the US and overseas. Deployed to many conflicts and operations.
Deborah Lewis
Deborah Lewis
Class of 1986
Navy, 19 Years

Logistics and Procrement Specialist/ E-6
Dexter Malone
Dexter Malone
Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years

Computer Systems Operator
Dwight M. Jett, Jr.
Dwight M. Jett, Jr.
Class of 1981
National Guard, 20+ Years

Currently serving with the 1169th Engineer Group, 1st CAV Division, Baghdad, Iraq. Probably the oldest AHS grad in a combat zone.
Gary Shannon
Gary Shannon
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Force ROTC: 1968 -- 1972
Active Duty Air Force: 1972 --1980, A F Systems
Command
Air Force Reserve: 1980 -- 2003, AF Research
Lab
Air Force Retired: 2003 -- Present
Glenn Bazzel
Glenn Bazzel
Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years

Yeoman on USS Sylvania AFS-2 Battle Supply. 1982-1986.
James Whitt
James Whitt
Class of 1986
Coast Guard, 4 Years

Yeoman, Petty Officer 2nd Class
Jamie Tate
Jamie Tate
Class of 2007
Army, 11 Years

Captain Tate is currently a Signal Corps officer serving at FT. Gordon Georgia.
Jasper Hand
Jasper Hand
Class of 1972
Navy, 8 Years

Boatswainsmate
Joe Burnett
Joe Burnett
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Communicatoins/Computer Operator. Stationed in Texas, Austrailia, Maine and New Jersey.
John W Nelson
John W Nelson
Class of 1977
Navy, 6 Years

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Petty Officer Second Class/ Survival Instructor
Joseph Vess
Joseph Vess
Class of 2004
Army, 7 Years

Joined in July 2004. Became a Military Police Officer stationed in Fort Carson, CO where he deployed two times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in Mosul, Tikrit, and Southeast Baghdad for a combined 27 months. Still currently serving as a US Army Recruiter in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Lonnie Woods
Lonnie Woods
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Comm Center Specialist, Photojournalist, and driver for Commanding General
Mario D. Orr
Mario D. Orr
Class of 1991
Navy, 20+ Years

Aviation Machinist Mate. Specializing in logistics,ASF,and Aeronautical Engineering. Deployed overseas on 8 seperate occasions,fighting Global War on terrorism,Haiti relief,Desert Storm,Desret Shield,Operation Enduring Freedom,

Classmates Spotlight

Austin High School Classmates

Kimberly Jett
Class of '97

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

Read and submit stories about our classmates from Austin High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Black Bears.

School News

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Our Austin High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Austin High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Decatur are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!