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

Bill Routh
Bill Routh Class of 1960
Navy, 6 Years
Electronics Technician Petty Officer2nd.Class-E5 Attended U.S.Navy Electronics Technician Class-A school ,Treasure Island,California. Served aboard The U.S.S. Capriicornus AKA-57 based in Norfolk Va.Served at the Amphibious Maintanance Support Unit Atlantic Fleet (AMSULANT) Little Creek Va. Service period 1963-1969
Charles K. Williams
Charles K. Williams Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years
Nuclear Electrical Operator
Charles K. Williams
Charles K. Williams Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years
'60-'80; IC Electrician Class A School, San Diego; USS Henry W. Tucker DDR-875; Nuclear Power School MARE Island, Vallejo, CA; NPTU W. Milton, NY; USS Bainbridge DLG(N)-25; Commissary Store, Norfolk, VA; USS Enterprise CVA(N)-65; Boat Support Unit, Coronado, CA; Naval Advisory Detachment, DaNang, RVN; USS Truxtun CGN35; USS Long Beach CGN-9;Navy Recruiting Dictrict, Dallas, TX; USS Enterprise CVN-65
Chester Johnson
Chester Johnson Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years
Served two years in U.S. Army with one year of that in South Vietnam with and infantry unit. Served as a RTO and 60 gunner for the first six months of tour and served as a 50 gunner and driver on an APC for the last six months of my tour.
Corporal Randy Williams
Corporal Randy Williams Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Randy is a Tow Gunner, of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 5. He has served two tours in Iraqi. He took part inover 2,000 miles of counter-improvised explosive divice (IED) sweeps and assisted in over 25 cordon and search missions. January 22 2006, when the lead vehicle was hit by an IED, he ordered his vehicle to take up a position forward to establish a cordon around the blast site. He immediately began to use his tow to scan the surrounding terrain for the triggerman. Later that month while driving Randy's vehicle hit a IED, he and his crew members all survived this hit. Randy was recognize for his action. Randy was named Marine of the 4th quarter in 2006.
Danny Gonzales
Danny Gonzales Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years
2 tours, Iraq 2005/Afghanistan 2010
Air Force, 11 Years
James (Jimmy) Turner
James (Jimmy) Turner Class of 1955
Navy, 4 Years
Navy Aircrewman, flew as a Flight Engineer for 3 years. Stationed at McGuire AFB, New Jersey. Had the opportunity to fly to many places all around the world. Enjoyed every minute of each flight. There is no country like the United States of America.
James (Jimmy) Vernon Turner
James (Jimmy) Vernon Turner Class of 1955
Navy, 4 Years
Served as an Aircraft Crewman, as a Flight Engineer. Stationed at McGuire AFB, in New Jersey for over 3 years. We flew cargo, Military personell for operation, and many other items. Flew over Vietnam before war started in 1961.
Jim Yarnell
Jim Yarnell Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years
Served overseas with the United States Air Force Security Service. Stationed in Turkey and In England. Former Bearcat QB played football in both Turkey and England.
Matt Allen
Matt Allen Class of 1984
National Guard, 3 Years
Texas State Guard
Paula Martinez
Paula Martinez Class of 1987
Army, 6 Years
A 3rd of 61st, Columbia, SC D-187, San Antonio, TX 10th Med Lab, Landstuh, Germany DeWitt Army Community Hostpital, Fort Belvoir, VA
Randy Everett
Randy Everett Class of 1968
National Guard, 15 Years
Communications chief for 15 years with Co B, 3rd Bn, 112th Armored Texas Army National Guard
Ruben C Baumann
Ruben C Baumann Class of 1967
Air Force, 9 Years
Served in the USAF from Dec 1968 to Nov 1977. Stationed in RAF Alconbury, Hunts, England from 1969 to 1973. Stationed at Holloman, AFB, New Mexico from 1973 to 1977. Served as Supply Specialist, then Cross trained to Computer Operations.

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