Brookland-cayce High School Alumni

Cayce, South Carolina (SC)

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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

Albertina Adams Garvin
Albertina Adams Garvin
Class of 1968
Army Reserves, 12 Years

Served in the Nurse Corp from 1973 through 1985.
Barnett H. Miller
Barnett H. Miller
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Navigator on C-130E/H Hercules transports, AC-130H Spectre Gunships, AMC, Special Operations, ALCE Commander, Strategic Plans
Betty (Dixon) Henry
Betty (Dixon) Henry
Class of 1978
Navy, 13 Years

Hospital Corpsman. Served: Orlando, FL; Great Lakes, IL; Cutler, ME; Norfolk-Portsmouth, VA; USS Yellowstone-AD41, VA; Beaufort, SC
Bob Darley
Bob Darley
Class of 1977
Navy, 4 Years

Commissioned in 1981.
Served as Weapons Officer and Engineering Officer on destroyers. Served on following ships: USS Tripoli (LPH 10), USS Kalamazoo (AOR 6) and USS E. Montgomery ( FF 1082).
Bradley Davis
Bradley Davis
Class of 2002
Army, 8 Years

8 long years and i'm fixing to get out and move back to cayce.
Charles Bouknight
Charles Bouknight
Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years

After Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antino, TX, and Administrative Specialist School at Keasler Air Force Base, MS, I was stationed at Sembach Air Base, Germany all 4 years.
Charles R. Bouknight
Charles R. Bouknight
Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years

Served 4 years at Sembach Air Force Base in Germany (1969 - 1972).
Christopher J Haltiwanger
Christopher J Haltiwanger
Class of 1994
National Guard, 15 Years

4 Years in the United States Marine Corps and another 11 years in the South Carolina National Guard.
Christopher Jerome Haltiwanger
Christopher Jerome Haltiwanger
Class of 1994
Army, 16 Years

Deployed to Iraq in 2003 and 2006
Clifford J. Millard
Clifford J. Millard
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

20 Years Active Duty, 12 Years Reserve Duty retired with 32 years total service. Retirement date 11/25/1998 in Lexington, KY where I currently live.
Clifford J. Millard
Clifford J. Millard
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

Recruiter - 18 yrs; Storekeeper - 12 yrs
Retired Nov 25, 1998
Chief Petty Officer Navy Counselor
Clyde A Fetner (Tony)
Clyde A Fetner (Tony)
Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted USN on 18 July 1977, retired on 31 July 1997. Served in the engineering field as a achionist Mate, at one time I was the only Machinist Mate in the Navy certified to perform the duties of a carrier flightdeck safety supervsor during flight operations. Currently live in West Columbia, literally 4 blocks from where I lived in high school
Clyde Anthony Fetner (Tony)
Clyde Anthony Fetner (Tony)
Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired US Navy July 31, 1997 as Machinistmate First Class (E-6) with 20 years and 14 days active duty service. served on 5 ships USS Richard S. Edwards DD-950 (decomissioned), USS Emory S. Land AS-39, USS Coral Sea CV-43 (Decomissioned), USS Frank Cable AS-40 and USS John F. Kennedy CV-67 (Decomissioned)
craig powell
craig powell
Class of 1979
Navy, 10 Years

Served as Navy Hospital Corpsman
Also served with 2nd and 4th Medical Battalions
USMC, 6 medivacs in Granada....orrah!
Daryle O"Cain
Daryle O"Cain
Class of 1978
Navy, 4 Years

Aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger CV-61-as Aviation Fuels Flight Deck Crew Leader
Debra Moore Kidney
Debra Moore Kidney
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

108th Div (Tng) Army Reserve Band 1977-1980; 113th Army Band, Ft Knox, KY 1981-1983; 282d Army Band, Ft Jackson, SC 1983-1988; 25th Inf Div Band, Schofield Barracks, HI 1988-1993; US Continental Army Band, Ft Monroe, VA 1993-1996; 8th US Army Band, Seoul, Korea 1996-1997; US Continental Army Band, Ft Monroe, Va 1997-2002
Debra Moore Kidney
Debra Moore Kidney
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

US Army musician; served for 3 yrs from 1977-1980 in US Army Reserves in Charlotte, NC; served for 22 yrs from 1980-2002 assigned to Ft Knox, Ky; Ft Jackson, SC; Schofield Barracks, HI; Seoul, Korea; and Ft Monroe, VA.
Donald Wayne Branham Jr
Donald Wayne Branham Jr
Class of 1988
Navy, 8 Years

Gulf war veteran who proudly served
Faith Nicole Donaldson
Faith Nicole Donaldson
Class of 1998
Army, 15 Years

Served proudly from August 1998- Jan 2013 regular army then reserves mar 2013-August 2014.
George Bigbee
George Bigbee
Class of 1962
Coast Guard, 6 Years

Search & Rescue
George Crowe
George Crowe
Class of 1996
Coast Guard, 10 Years

Served 3 years in Portsmouth Va where I was part of Operation Allied Force. I then spent 3 years at Coast Guard Station Panama City, Florida where I did Search and Rescue and Law Enforcement. From their I went to MOL OPS Charleston in Charleston, SC where I was apart of Operation Noble Eagle and Operation Enduring Freedom for 4 years.
Glenn J. Martin
Glenn J. Martin
Class of 1984
National Guard, 20+ Years

Enlisted in the US Navy immediately after HS in 1984. Served the Navy for 12 years then switched to the National Guard. Currently still serving full time in the guard. I'm a Chief Warrant Officer Three and I run the pay and exam office for the SCARNG.
Grady Gaines
Grady Gaines
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years

20 years Submarine Service in the Atlantic Theater from late Viet Nam era thru the Cold War.
Retired as Senior Chief Electronics Technician (Submarines) in 1995.
Jennifer Lynn Wyckoff
Jennifer Lynn Wyckoff
Class of 2003
Army, 5 Years

I served 5 years in the United States Army as a 68W (Combat Medic) stationed at Ft. Bragg. I deployed once for 12 months in support of OEF and left my career with numerous awards for my expertise in the medical field including an EFMB, 2 AAMs, and 2 ARCOMs.
Joel Smithwick
Joel Smithwick
Class of 1983
Navy, 27 Years

I worked in undersea medicine (submariners [rode about a dozen subs], divers, and EOD) and shipyard industrial settings. Afghanistan deployment for public health development for the Afghan army, 2011-12. Lived a dozen different places from Panama City FL to Pearl Harbor, HI. Crossed 1 ocean by ship--the Indian.
John A "Jab" Brown
John A "Jab" Brown
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired Major, ICBM Missile Launch Officer, Protocol Officer, KC-135 Tanker Ops Officer and Commander. Instructor Air Command and Staff College, Currently AFJROTC Senior Instructor.
John Burt
John Burt
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired Air Force
Mark Chavis
Mark Chavis
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Colonel Vincent “Mark” Chavis (retired). Recently completed fourth tour of duty since 9/11/01. Aircraft: KC-10 and KC-135, C-130, C-17 and ISR platforms including the E8-C JSTARS, MC-12 and MQ-1 Predator the MQ-9 Reaper UAV. PRT CMDR 2009/10 RC-S Kandahar, AFG.
Michael Koen
Michael Koen
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Camp Pendleton, California.
Michael White
Michael White
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

Enlisted August 1969. After basic training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX assigned as Admin Specialist at Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ for 1 1/2 yrs, then transferred to USAF Academy, CO for 2 1/2 yrs. Obtained rank of SGT before leaving USAF in 1973.
Mickey Hollingsworth
Mickey Hollingsworth
Class of 1971
Army, 8 Years

Team A/5-3-2, 5th Special Forces Grp, Ft. Bragg, NC
Weapons
Medic
Sniper
Co. B, Communications Electronics Installation Bn, Ft. Huachuca, AZ
Tactical Satellite Communications
Satellite Earth Station Install/Test/Repair
Pamela Webb Tubbs
Pamela Webb Tubbs
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Line officer, retired in 2004...photo shows me swearing in my son, Gordon.
Pamela Webb Tubbs
Pamela Webb Tubbs
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Commissioned 30 September 1976 at USN OCS, Newport, RI; career duty stations: Public Affairs Officer, Naval Support Activity, Mare Island CA; Training Programs Director for the Chief of Naval Technical Training, Millington (Memphis) TN; Enlisted Programs Officer, Navy Recruiting District New Jersey, Iselin, NJ; Officer in Charge, Personnel Support Detachment, Naval Hospital Great Lakes, IL; Executive Officer, Navy Recruiting District Chicago, Glenview, IL; graduate student, Memphis State University; Officer in Charge, Family Service Center, Naval Air Station Memphis, TN; Chief of Staff, Navy Recruiting Area 3, Macon, GA; Commanding Officer, Personnel Support Activity Far East, Yokosuka, Japan; student, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI; Commanding Officer, Personnel Support Activity Atlantic, Norfolk, VA. Retired July, 2004. Currently living in Tokyo, Japan.
Ralph Bishop
Ralph Bishop
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted in Navy directly out of high school in June, 1969. Attended school in Pensacola, Florida for training as Cryptologic Technician. First duty assignment as Sidi Yahia, Morocco where I served 3 years. From Morocco, now a 2d Class Petty Officer, Went to Northwest, Virginia for 2 Years. From Northwest went to Hawaii for 3 years where I was promoted to 1st Class Petty Officer. From Hawaii my next assignment was Guam, Marianas Islands. On Guam I was promoted to Chief Cryptologic Technician (Communications), finished last several courses to complete degree, and obtained instructor certification and taught for Los Angeles Community College. In 1980 I was selected for Officer Candidate School and left Guam for Newport, Rhode Island. I was commissioned Ensign, United States Navy, in February of 1981 with a designator of 1610 - Cryptology (a Naval Intelligence career field). My first commissioned assignment was Homestead, Florida. From Homestead I made numerous deployments into and around Central America: Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and so on. Also helped design and implement new computer systems environment to automate much of the front-end work of Naval Cryptology. Promoted to Lieutenant (junior grade) and Lieutenant while in Homestead. From Homestead my next assignment was Rota, Spain. In Rota I was communicaitons officer and also direct support officer where I both deployed and directed the aircraft, surface ship, and submarine deployments of approximately 250 sailors and officers in assignments ranging from support to the TWA 847 hijacking in Beirut in 1985, to incursions into Khadafi's Gulf of Sidra in 1987, to other special operations in and around the Mediterranean. I was assigned to the Staff, Commander in Chief, US Atlantic Fleet, in 1988 as the National Sources and Sensors Tasking Officer. Promoted to Lieutenant Commander in 1991 and assigned as Officer in Charge (OIC), Electronic Warfare (EW) Operational Programming Facility. As the OIC provided EW support to platform surveillance and protections systems installed in over 2600 aircraft, ships, and submarines, Navy-wide. I declined promotion to Commander in 1995, electing instead to retire from the Navy to pursue a career in industry supporting DoD programs and systems. My 26 years of service to the United States Navy will always be remembered among the best of years of my life.
Randy Thackston, MSG (Ret.)
Randy Thackston, MSG (Ret.)
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

23 years of outstanding service to this awesome country! My first 12 years were as an M1 Abrams Tank Technician and Instructor, then I crossed over to "the dark side" (Special Operations) for 7 years. I also served as a company first sergeant in the Army's largest non-divisional unit. I've been rebuilt one time too many from various major injuries sustained from the Special Forces years (14 surgeries total, resulting in many pins, brackets, plates and screws). You wouldn't really know it though; I'm still kicking better than ever! Some things just get better with age. I am currently serving (can't get enough) as a contractor in Afghanistan (in the Parwan Province) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom! God Bless America!
Rick Ralph H Corley, Jr
Rick Ralph H Corley, Jr
Class of 1980
National Guard, 20+ Years

Full time tech for the South Carolina Army National Guard. work at CSMS.
Rocky Panter
Rocky Panter
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

Army retired
RUSS CANTRELL
RUSS CANTRELL
Class of 1975
Navy, 11 Years

RADIOMENT FIRST CLASS; SERVED AT NAVAL COASTAL SYSTEMS CENTER PANAMA CITY, FL; USS FORT SNELLING (LSD-30); USS LUCE (DDG-38); NAVAL RECRUITING DISTRICT COLUMBIA, S.C.; USS RICHARD L. PAGE (FFG-5); AND USS FRANK CABLE (AS-40). NAVY EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL (BERUIT 1983).
steve moore
steve moore
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

us navy & us army
Steven Jackson
Steven Jackson
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted in 1969, served in Vietnam, worked in Electronics, received BS in Aerospace Engineering while active duty, attended Officer Training School, retired as an Officer

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