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

Honored Military Alumni

Bobby J. Slayton
Bobby J. Slayton
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

I did 3 tours in Bosnia 3 tours in Iraq including the Liberation of Kuwait 1991, and many Operations in theater. I was awarded the US Navy Commendation Medal 2 times and the US Navy Achievment Medal 2 times along with many other medals and awards.. I served onboard the USS G. Washington 2 tours and 1 tour onboard the USS John C. Stennis which we took around the world.
Dennis Likens
Dennis Likens
Class of 1978
Coast Guard, 20 Years

Radioman - Telecommunications Specialist (they changed our names after 94 to TC but we kept our SPARKS)
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
1979 - Boot Camp, Cape May NJ // 1979 - Coast Guard station St. Clair Shores MI. // 1980 - Hospital Corpsman school New London CT. // 1980 USCGC Mobile Bay Sturgeon Bay WI // 1981 - USCG TRACEN Radioman School Petaluma CA // 1981 - USCGC Diligence Key West FL // 1983 - USCG Group Ohio RIver Owensboro KY // 1986- COMMSTA (Call sign NMO) Honolulu HI // 1989 - USCG District 9 (great lakes) Headquarters Cleveland OH // 1993 - USCG TRACEN Radioman school instructor Petaluma CA // 1997 - USCGC Resolute St. Petersburg FL // 1999 RETIRED-Detroit MI.
Gerry Craft
Gerry Craft
Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Boot camp at MCRD Paris Island in June 2007 after graduating. Then on to School of Infantry in Jacksonville, NC. My first unit was 2nd Batallion 6th Marine Corps Regiment, Camp Lejeune , NC where I deployed twice. My first deployment was with the 26th Marine Expeditionary as a rifleman and squad automatic weapon gunner. My second deployment was a very active and kinetic combat deployment to Marjah, Afghanistan in Helmand Province from June–December 2010. While in Marjah, I served my unit as a platoon radio operator, team leader, and very briefly (2-weeks) as a platoon sergeant; and also re-enlisted for another four year term.

During my second enlistment I served with 3rd Battalion 5th Marine Corps infantry Regiment Camp Pendleton, CA and Headquarters and Services Battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. While at Camp Pendleton I deployed for a third time detached from 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and reattached to the Maritime Raid Force of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit as a squad leader and rifleman. At my final duty station Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego I was Cerimonial detail where I served as a flag bearer for the Base Color Guard and a Funeral detail supervisor. The highest rank I achieved was Corporal and was discharged in 2015.

Immediately upon my release from service, I began attending San Diego Community College ,Miramar campus, studying Psychology with the goal of transferring to California State University San Marcos. After receiving my Associate of the Arts degree from Miramar I transferred to Cal. State San Marcos to finish my bachelor of the arts degree in Psychological Sciences. I graduated from Cal State San Marcos in June 2020, with a 3.27 GPA. I plan to begin working on a Master of the Sciences/Arts Degree at either Arizona State University or Alliant University in January 2021.
Isaiah J Dennison
Isaiah J Dennison
Class of 1992
Navy, 20 Years

08 June 1992 - 30 June 2012
Retired Machinery Repairman 1st Class Surface Warfare/Air Warfare Bootcamp San Diego Ca. USS Simon Lake AS-33 La Maddalena Italy S.I.M.A. Mayport FL. USS John F. Kennedy CV-67 Mayport FL. Trident Refit Facility Kingsbay GA. USS Wasp LHD-1 Norfolk Va. Naval Station Norfolk Virginia
Jason Jennings
Jason Jennings
Class of 1989
Army, 13 Years

Served in the US Army for 13 years, deploying to such places as Saudi Arabia, Korea, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Served as flight engineer on the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Served nine years at Fort Campbell, KY, three years in Alaska, and 1 year in Korea, not including deployments around the world.
Keith Rigdon
Keith Rigdon
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

I am a Medical Service Corps Officer which monitors and plans medical support for military units. Currently, I am the battalion commander for the 61st Multifunctional Medical Battalion in Fort Hood, Texas. Recent jobs include Chief of Plans, 44th MEDCOM (Fort Bragg, NC); Corps War Planner, Multi-National Corps Iraq (MNC-I) and XVIII Airborne Corps (Fort Bragg, NC) and Operations Officer, 3rd Army (CFLCC), Camp Doha, Kuwait.
Michael McKinney
Michael McKinney
Class of 1979
Navy, 4 Years

US Navy
Fire Control technician
Electronics technician first Duty station Great Lakes, Millington Tennessee, final Duty station NAS Jacksonville Florida AIMD Aviation electronics division
Richard Wood
Richard Wood
Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years

I served 4 years acitve duty in the Army, being stationed in Ft. Benning Georgia, Korea, & Ft. Polk, La. I then served an additional 20 years in the Kentucky National Guard. I deployed to Iraq in 2005, and retired in 2012 as the First Sergeant of Charlie Battery of the 1st BN 623rd FA.
Ruby A. Shipley-Lehner
Ruby A. Shipley-Lehner
Class of 1976
Army, 3 Years

Military Police-Heidelberg, Germany & Fort Knox, KY.

Classmates Spotlight

Barren County High School Classmates

Jennifer Weyrauch
Class of '05

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

Read and submit stories about our classmates from Barren County High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Trojans.

School News

BCHDA Inductees for 2008

The selection committee for the BC Alumni Chapter has chosen six individuals for induction into the "Barren County ...
Read More »

Our Barren County 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 Barren County High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Glasgow are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!