Cooper High School Alumni

Abilene, Texas (TX)

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

2LT John J. Button
2LT John J. Button
Class of 1994
Army, 1 Years

Sapper Platoon Leader, 173D Airborne Brigade Special Troops Battalion
Graduate of US Army Airborne, Ranger, and Sapper Leaders Courses.
anthony w. crow
anthony w. crow
Class of 1985
Navy, 5 Years

us. navy for 3years on board the USS Stien FF-1065 Asw boat then 2yrs reserve was a 1st divison then a snipe (engine room) saw the world and meet wife got out in 1989
Benjamin Alexander
Benjamin Alexander
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 3 Years

1st Recon BN 1st MarDiv
1966-1968
Benjamin Cook III
Benjamin Cook III
Class of 1993
Army, 3 Years

16T Patriot Missle Crewmember of Gulf Wa Era;
Missle Launcher & Radar Set main operator; Served
@ Fort Bliss Texas; Active Duty w/Honorable Discharge
Bobby E Ake Jr.
Bobby E Ake Jr.
Class of 1986
Army, 14 Years

Infantry, Sergeant First Class, currently stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia as a Drill Sergeant. Served in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom in 2005
Brian Hoffman
Brian Hoffman
Class of 1987
Army, 8 Years

Field Artillery
Bruce Alan Brannon
Bruce Alan Brannon
Class of 1988
Army, 16 Years

Unit Supply Specialist

SFC (Sergeant First Class) Bruce Brannon

Now serving Fort Sam Houston, Texas, San Antonio
Bruce Blackstock
Bruce Blackstock
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 3 Years

2nd Bat./11th Marine reg. Field Artillery. (speak up I cant hear you).
Bruce L. Davidson
Bruce L. Davidson
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

Served in 82D Airborne Division as a radio-teletype operator in 82D Signal Battallion
Chad Vickers
Chad Vickers
Class of 1993
Air Force, 5 Years

An AF Civil Engineer & Prime BEEF(Base Emergency Engineer Force) member. Duties:3 yrs @ Kadena AB, Okinawa , tours in Korea, Saudi, Hill AFB, Ut, & Kelly AFB,Tx
Cliff Dean
Cliff Dean
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Explosive Ordnance, Infantry 5th Marines, 7th Marines 88-94
Colonel (Dr) David Murchison
Colonel (Dr) David Murchison
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

Presently Dean, US Air Force Post-graduate Dental School at Lackland AFB, TX. Dental Squadron Commander for 4 years, USAF Dental Education Special Consultant.
Dan Howell
Dan Howell
Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years

HT2 , worked on submarines and destroyers while I did my tour. Spent 16 months in Italy and rest of my time in the states. Live in Beaumont,Tx. firefghter
Dan Howell
Dan Howell
Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years

First ship USS. Howard W. Gilmore AS16, was a submarine repair ship. I work in the Repair Shop 11A, or Shipfitter Shop. Most heavy metal work on the subs came from this shop. I have been from the top of the sail to the bottom bilges and all places inbetween. Spent 16 months in La Maddalena Sardinia.
Second ship USS Shenandoah AD26 was a Destroyer Repair ship, once again I worked out of Repair 11A, Shipfitter Shop, worked all over the destroyer or "tin cans" working out of Norfolk, Va
Dana Stephenson
Dana Stephenson
Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years

I am A Sergeant First Class, Platoon Sergeant for man MLRS (Multiple Launch,Rocket System) served in Operation Desert Storm and Also Operation Iraqi Freedom.
David L. Carson
David L. Carson
Class of 1971
Army, 30 Years

Served 30 years in Air Defense Artillery. 1972-1985 was with HAWK and 1985-2002 was with PATRIOT units.
Dewey L Tessier
Dewey L Tessier
Class of 1963
Air Force, 26 Years

Firefighter to Fire Chief and Squadron First Sergeant.
Dr. Bruce Tabor
Dr. Bruce Tabor
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Legal Clerk/Court Reporter, COM 5 Headquarters
Norfolk, VA
Edward Monsen
Edward Monsen
Class of 1983
Army, 15 Years

Served from Aug 83 to Aug 98, Honorable Discharge. AIT at Ft. Gordon, Ga Oct 83 - Sep 84,
Duty stations: Ft. Carson, CO, Berlin, Germany, White Sands Missle Range, NM, Izmir, Turkey(NATO), Ft. Huachuca, AZ.
Current Job: Civil Service
Eric McCullough
Eric McCullough
Class of 1994
Army, 9 Years

Joined July 1997. Fort Bragg, NC- 82nd Airborne Division (combat operations Bosnia and Afghanistan), And now Washington DC
Eric William Heinz
Eric William Heinz
Class of 2003
Army, 6 Years

Served in Korea, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Fred Bravo
Fred Bravo
Class of 1988
Air Force, 16 Years

Missile officer my first four years of service. Followed by pilot training. I have flown the C-130, T-1 and am currently stationed at Andrews AFB flying the C-21 aka the learjet 35
Garry Thornton
Garry Thornton
Class of 1984
Navy, 5 Years

U.S. Navy Chaplain: Command Chaplain, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE THIRTY-THREE (deployed to Okinawa & Iraq); Command Chaplain, First Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
Garry Thornton
Garry Thornton
Class of 1984
Navy, 5 Years

Command Chaplain for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, Naval Construction Battalion Center, Gulfport, MS (deployed to Okinawa and Iraq); currently serve as Command Chaplain for First Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit
George Connors
George Connors
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted after graduation, served on a variety of submarines. Rose through enlisted ranks and earned a commission. Retired in 2005 as a Commander, now lives in Mechanicsburg PA
Jacob Payton
Jacob Payton
Class of 2006
Air Force, 6 Years

Active Duty
James Jackson
James Jackson
Class of 2003
Air Force, 3 Years

Comm/Nav guy
James Morton
James Morton
Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician
James Rose
James Rose
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

Medical Corps, spent all my enlistment in Corpus Christi, TX with my new wife Gloria Ritchey ("65)
james w parsons
james w parsons
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 10 Years

beruit marine
Jason Hudgins
Jason Hudgins
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Military Police, Infantry 5th Marines
36th Infantry Division, 1st Cav and 82 Airborne, US ARMY
Julie Johnagin Bonner
Julie Johnagin Bonner
Class of 1988
Army, 8 Years

US Army Dental Hygienist
Ft.Dix NJ
Ft. Ord, CA
Kenneth Ewing
Kenneth Ewing
Class of 1983
Navy, 7 Years

Served in Desert Shield/Desert Storm as a combat medic (Hospital Corpsman) attached to the Marine Corps
Kent Mueller
Kent Mueller
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

Airlift, airborne command post, helicopters, systems development program management, F16 fighters, and Speical Operations.... 27 years of service.
Kristian J.E. Faulkenberry
Kristian J.E. Faulkenberry
Class of 1998
Air Force, 6 Years

Communication and Navigation
Kyle Scott
Kyle Scott
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Ohhrah
larry brumfield
larry brumfield
Class of 1991
Army, 8 Years

Gunner on the bradley
Lazarus Garcia
Lazarus Garcia
Class of 1996
Air Force, 10 Years

I am currently in the US Air Force where I have served ten years so far. My first four were as Security Forces member and the past six have been as an HVAC Technician. I am currently stationed at Misawa AB, Japan where I have been for 2 and a half years. I hope to soon return to the states and someday retire from the military.
LCDR Elizabeth Hall (Betty Mathews)
LCDR Elizabeth Hall (Betty Mathews)
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

Medical Service Corps Officer (Naval Medical Center San Diego).
lee dutton
lee dutton
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

served in in united states submarine service (silent service). i was stationed on three submarines including the newest Trident subs USS Tennessee and USS Pennsylvania

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Class of '79

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Jackie Anton

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