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

Abel Abundez
Abel Abundez Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served in Strategic Air Command, Air Training Command, and United States Space Command
Bill Loftis
Bill Loftis Class of 1970
Army, 2 Years
Claude "C.A." Hines
Claude "C.A." Hines Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years
Aviation mechanic Jets. Retired in 1986 as Sr. Chief after 23 years of service.
George Anderson
George Anderson Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 4 Years
3 years stateside, 1 year Okinawa
George Anderson
George Anderson Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Dec. 71 - Dec. 75 Electronic Maintanence
Hardie Matthews
Hardie Matthews Class of 1945
Army, 3 Years
I was in the US Army, Dachau, Germany, 1946. Came back to US, last semester at Tech was called back in as a Reservist, Korean War, 1950-51.
James C McCrary
James C McCrary Class of 1955
Army, 2 Years
8th Signal Battalion, Bad Kreuznach, West Germany
Jerry L. Wadsworth
Jerry L. Wadsworth Class of 1958
Air Force, 4 Years
Aircraft Refueling Specialist B-52 Bombers and KC-135 refueling tankers. Later, Quality Control Jet fuel Lab Tech. Top secret clearance for fueling Air Force One and Presidental Fleet.
John Eddie Kinney
John Eddie Kinney Class of 1959
Navy, 3 Years
Forward observer for naval gunfire with various Marine infantry units, Vietnam, I Corps, 1965-1966.
JOHN ROBERTSON Class of 1941
Air Force, 3 Years
Lindsay Hull
Lindsay Hull Class of 2000
Navy, 4 Years
Gunner's Mate on USS Camden
Lynn Ann Dickinson
Lynn Ann Dickinson Class of 1974
Air Force, 15 Years
Classified Courier
Marcus J. Fernandez
Marcus J. Fernandez Class of 2000
National Guard, 8 Years
Severed in Iraq from August 2004-January 2006. Is presently on his 2nd tour July 2008 and is in the Sniper division.
Meliton (Tony) Arriola
Meliton (Tony) Arriola Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
Commissioned after graduating from Hardin-Simmons University. Served as an Infantry officer and later in the Adjutant General's Corp in various assignments in the United States, Panama and Germany.
Meliton (Tony) Arriola
Meliton (Tony) Arriola Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
I was commissioned in the Army after graduating from Hardin-Simmons University. Served in numerous stateside assignments as well as 2 tours in Germany and one in Panama.
Meliton (Tony) Arriola
Meliton (Tony) Arriola Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
Commissioned in the Infantry. Served in Texas, Washington, California, Georgia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Panama, Germany
Michael Deel
Michael Deel Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years
Jan. 1969-Jan 1971 Vietnam; US Army Infantry CIB, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, NDSM, VN Service Medal
PAUL PAREDEZ Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years
Crewchief C-141 from 74 to 78.
ROBERT LARA Class of 1990
Army, 8 Years
Nuclear Biological Chemical Warfare Specialist
Ronald D. Wrigtsil
Ronald D. Wrigtsil Class of 1968
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) The meritorious Service Metal The Army Commendation Metal

Classmates Spotlight

Big Spring High School Classmates

Cherri Polanco
Class of '74

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School News

Looking for Wanda Simpson

I have lost my classmate, Wanda Lou Simpson from 1968. The last time I saw her was about 3 yrs ago while she was visitin...
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