Military Alumni

Military 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

Adam Trapp
Adam Trapp Class of 1994
Army, 2 Years
Basic Training: Ft. Jackson, SC AIT: Ft. Leonardwood, MO Duty Station: Ft. Drum NY Served in Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan from 02-2011 - 02-2012
Collin Olmstead
Collin Olmstead Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Served 4 years during Desert Storm as a Radio Repair Tech.
David Gibson
David Gibson Class of 1987
Navy, 4 Years
Served during Desert storm (1st Irac war)
David Just
David Just Class of 1997
Navy, 4 Years
I made 2 (almost 3) deployments. The first was straight to the Persian Gulf. Going through the "Line of Death," the Suez Canal and the Arctic Circle were highlights of that cruise. The second was a "Love Boat" tour of the Mediterranean Sea
David Just
David Just Class of 1987
Navy, 4 Years
I did 2 (almost 3) cruises. The first took me straight to the Persian Gulf. The second was a "Love Boat" tour of the Mediterranean Sea. I've been to Italy, Spain, France, Egypt, Israel and England. Oops, almost forgot...St. Thomas.
Don G. Burleson
Don G. Burleson Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 2 Years
Received injuries in Vietnam that renderd me disable and retired in 1971 with full military rights.
Douglas Saxton
Douglas Saxton Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
Served for 20 years seen half of the world operation desert storm and desert shield. reside in CA
Gary Hartman
Gary Hartman Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years
20 years service in US Army Bands; Augusta, GA; TDC, Korea; Indianapollis, IN; SHAPE, Belgium; Columbia, SC. Retired as Enlisted Bandleader at Fort Jackson, SC.
Gary Hartman
Gary Hartman Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years
Basic Training @ Fort Knox, KY: June - August 1976 as Private First Class. Army School Of Music @ Norfolk, VA: August - Dec 1976. (Promoted to Specialist 5) Trumpet Player, Bus Driver, Vocalist, Drum Major, Librarian @ Fort Gordon, GA: Jan 1977 - Sept 1982. Music Leadership Training @ Army School Of Music: Jan - May 1980. (Promoted to Staff Sergeant) Trumpet Section Leader, Operations Leader, Drum Major @ Tong Du Chon, Korea: Oct 82 - Oct 83. Brass Group Leader, Operations/Training Leader, Drum Major, Featured Vocalist, Jazz Band Leader, Arranger @ Fort Harrison, IN (Promoted to Sergeant First Class): Oct 83 - July 89. Brass Group Leader, Sound Technician, Training Leader @ Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Mons-Belgium: Aug 89 - July 93. (Promoted to First Sergeant) Enlisted Bandleader/Conductor, Featured Vocalist, Arranger @ Fort Jackson, SC: Sep 93 - Jan 96. Retired July 96.
Gary Hillman
Gary Hillman Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired 1 Jun 11 after 20 years of service.
George Meyers
George Meyers Class of 1945
Army, 2 Years
WWII Asiatic Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal. Drafted to the Army in his senior year at CHS in 1944, George was awarded his HS diploma in 2002 for the class of 1945.
Joseph Baes
Joseph Baes Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
USMC 28 years active duty service. Served in Desert Storm, 3 Tours in Iraq since 2004.
Kevin McCarley
Kevin McCarley Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years
I've been in for almost 25 years. Duties included: Heavy Anti-armor infantryman & Squad Leader at Ft. Polk, LA; Rifle Platoon Leader, Battalion Operations Officer, Technical Supply Officer & Maintenance Control Officer at Schofield Barracks and Ft. Shafter HI; Battalion Support Operations Maintenance Officer, Division Material Maintenace Control Officer -Aviation, Brigade Logistics Officer & Company Commander at Ft. Hood TX; Battalion Operations Officer in Qatar and Iraq; Department of JOINT Military and Interagency Operations Officer at Ft. Leavenworth KS; Battalion Executive Officer at Aberdeen Proving Ground MD. I'll be in Afghanistan this Fall as a Support Operations Ammunition Officer.
Scott Spencer
Scott Spencer Class of 1976
Navy, 4 Years
Was a Machinery Repairman on USS Point Defiance, Two WESTPACS.
Stephen B. Page
Stephen B. Page Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
30 Years Service in the Air Force
Takayenna Myers-McGee
Takayenna Myers-McGee Class of 2002
Army, 5 Years
United States Army
Wayne E. Riggs
Wayne E. Riggs Class of 1987
Army, 8 Years
Served in U.S. Army for eight years. Did tours of duty in Germany twice, Italy, Egypt, Azores Islands.

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Class of '06

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