Bridgeport High School Alumni

Bridgeport, West Virginia (WV)

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!

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Honored Military Alumni

ALAN B.BINEGAR
ALAN B.BINEGAR
Class of 1979
Navy, 5 Years

GREATLAKES RTC, BEE SCHOOL,MERIDIAN MISS., CARRIER QUAL
USS DD EISENHOWER CVN 69 THROUGH DEC 1984
Bob Beerbower
Bob Beerbower
Class of 1968
Air Force, 6 Years

C-141 pilot flying out of Norton AFB CA, mostly to Southeast Asia
Bradley C. Palmer
Bradley C. Palmer
Class of 1987
Army, 17 Years

Served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom in reconnaissance. Currently, active duty with the North Carolina National Guard for mobilization to Iraq in the near future. Serving as senior scout and instructor.
Bruce Hill
Bruce Hill
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

Aircraft Mechanic on C-133s and C-130s, one tour in Southeast Asia including Vietnam.
Charles gumbus
Charles gumbus
Class of 1996
Air Force, 9 Years

Stationed in Turkey with a follow on of Aviano AB, Italy in 2008. Other previous bases, Langley, VA, Andersen, Guam, Wright Pat, OH, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt.
Charlie Hall
Charlie Hall
Class of 2000
Air Force, 10 Years

Currently stationed in Alaska.
Cindy Snider
Cindy Snider
Class of 1988
Air Force, 8 Years

US Air Force
Daniel Gray Sr
Daniel Gray Sr
Class of 1987
Navy, 19 Years

Stationed at NAS Norfolk VA as a SAR instructor. Has served in Operation Desert Storm, Somolia, Kosovo, Operation enduring freedom and Global War on Terroism.
Donald Shriver
Donald Shriver
Class of 1978
Army, 8 Years

US Army ER nurse. Member of a Combat Support Hospital. Completed combat tour in Kosovo as OIC of the ICU
Ed Pais
Ed Pais
Class of 1966
Navy, 13 Years

Naval Air Intelligence, VFP63 of CVA43 in Tonkin Gulf ‘71-73, Amphibious Officer, NIS, Admiral Staff as LCDR.
Gary Ash
Gary Ash
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired in 2011 (28 Years) after enlisting in 1983. Served at the following locations: Bergstrom AFB, (Austin) TX, Honduras, RAF Chicksands, UK, Zweibruken, GE, Little Rock, AR, France (Operation Joint Forge). Now serving as a DoD civilian at Travis AFB, CA.
Glen Freeman
Glen Freeman
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Missing in Action in Vietnam 1968. Loved to wrestle, box, play basketball at Maple Lake court.
Gregory Brown, MAJ EN USAR (ret.)
Gregory Brown, MAJ EN USAR (ret.)
Class of 1965
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

1971-2007. Basic Trng FLW MO 62J20 Gen Const Mach Opr Course, WVARNG, OCS NYARNG, Engineer Officer Basic Course (Commandant's Award), Engr Officer Advanced Course, Command & General Staff Officer Course, Company Cdr Combat Engr Bridge Company
jack metheny
jack metheny
Class of 1960
Navy, 12 Years

served in navy, met and worked for jack for two years in japan, wifes name was gayno.
would like to know how he's doing
Jerry Brown
Jerry Brown
Class of 1985
Army, 14 Years

Went in august 1986 to Ft. Dix, N.J., then went to Ft. Belvoir for AIT, Hanau, Germany in 1987-1988, Ft. Benning, Ga. 1989-90. Iraq (Gulf War) aug. 8, 1990-april 1, 1991, Ft. Benning, Ga. 1991-92, Muenster, Germany 1992-1994, Darmstadt, Germany 1995, Ft. Benning, Ga. 1995-1997, worked 1996 Olympic games and para-olynpic games, Camp Casey, Korea 1997-98, WV national guard 1998-2000.
Jerry Zingg
Jerry Zingg
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Retired after 22 years of service.
Jim Baker
Jim Baker
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

SSG with 1st Infantry Division, 2nd Bn, 28th Bde, Recon platoon based out of Lai Khe Viet Nam.
John A Elder
John A Elder
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Gysgt
Beruit,Gulf war Veteran
John Clark
John Clark
Class of 2008
Army, 2 Years

Currently deployed. Undisclosed location in Afghanistan. Served almost two full years in the 300th Chemical Company for the duration of junior and senior years.
John Lough
John Lough
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

Infantry Officer, Battalion Commander, 2nd Armored Division
Jonathan Kelchner
Jonathan Kelchner
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

NAS Pensacola, USS Coronado (AGF-11), NATTC Memphis, NAS Atlanta, NAS New Orleans, NAR Memphis, Naval Aviation Depot Jacksonville, AIMD Jacksonville, NADEP Orlando, NAR Lubbock, NOSC Orlando
Larry T. Weesner
Larry T. Weesner
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Bombing-Navigational Systems Technician on B52's-Amarillo, Texas
Mike Burge
Mike Burge
Class of 1982
Army, 10 Years

Been to Ft.McClellan Al., Ft. Gordon Ga., Ft. Bragg N.C., Mojave Desert, Camp Lejuene N.C., Ft. Drum N.Y. and spent 10 months in the sunny sands of the Middle East in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Kuwait in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm in 1990 and 1991
Ray Newlon
Ray Newlon
Class of 1966
Air Force, 6 Years

Most time spent in USAFE
Richard Kiger II
Richard Kiger II
Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined the Navy on 17 Mar 86 and retired on 31 Mar 06. Served in Operation Desert Storm, Kosovo, and the Gobal War on Terrorism. Currently a Defense Contractor.
robert koon
robert koon
Class of 1965
Navy, 5 Years

pettyofficer 2nd class USS RALEIGH LPD1
Robert W Moore
Robert W Moore
Class of 1953
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired as Chief Master Sergeant w/38 years of service.
Shirley Van Wildman
Shirley Van Wildman
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Joined US Army July 1981
Retired October 2001
Thomas Reeder
Thomas Reeder
Class of 1966
Air Force, 10 Years

USN enlisted reserve 1966-1970. USN Medical Corps 1970-1976. USAF flight Surgeon 1989-1998. Served during VN, Desert Storm, and after as USAF Flight Surgeon, Chief of Clinical Services, and Consultant to SGUSAF.
Tyler Olson
Tyler Olson
Class of 2007
Army, 5 Years

5 years as an Engineer. 1 deployment to Iraq
Willard Bland
Willard Bland
Class of 1965
Air Force, 7 Years

Weather Equipment Technician

Classmates Spotlight

Bridgeport High School Classmates

Tammy Urtso
Class of '77

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School News

Tim Gocke class of 67

I have written a memoir called--Number Twelve Son: An Outside Shot. There are many stories during my younger years in Br...
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Our Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Bridgeport are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!