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
Angela Pylant Woodworth Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years Enlisted in Jan 1978 in the Missiles Systems career field. Separated in 1982 and re-enlisted in 1985 to receive college benefits and finish Bachelors degree. Retrained into Computer Operator careerfield in 1994 and retired in 2002. Deployed to Saudia Arabia, Eskan in Sept 1999-Jan 2000 with a 6 day notice as a single parent of 5. Duty called.
Bill Lieurance Class of 1966
Navy, 10 Years Navy SAR HC-7 in country viet-nam 1967-1970 aircrew brownwater navy
Bill Lieurance Class of 1966
Navy, 10 Years Combat SAR HC-1 HC-3 HC-7 south vietnam 1967-1970 Also served with OKNG 45thIND 1978-1980 Scout Platoon
Bill Lieurance Class of 1966
Navy, 10 Years U.S.Navy Combat SAR Brown water Navy Vietnam 1967-1970 HC-7
Charles Golloway Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years Served from March '67 to December '70. Graduate of Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. Served as Chinese Translator/Interpreter.
Donnie Joe Johnson Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years Enlisted in OKC in aug1979 served as tank driver,loader,gunner and tank commander. Served as Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Platoon Leader and First Sergeant, ROTC Instructor, and M1A1 Instructor to Egyptian Army. Retired in 1999.
Edward Anderson Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 18 Years I have been in the Marine Corps for almost 18 years and I have loved most of it. I think it has made my life it is today. I am still married to Joy (Rounds) we are working on 17 years in March. I am doing three more years then I will retire from the Corps and start my next career in Home Land Security. I would have never thought I would have done 21 years in the Marine Corps once I am finished.
Jack Nigh Class of 1950
Navy, 9 Years Served four year during Korean War as a medical assistant on the U.S.S. Logan Then he served five years in the submarine service on the U.S.S. Skipjack. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetary February 1, 2012, with full military honors.
Jeff Johnson Class of 1996
Army, 7 Years I was stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY with the 101st ABN for 7 years, and I did 3 tours to Iraq.
Jeff Johnson Class of 1996
Army, 6 Years Served 6 years active duty with the 101st out of Ft. Campbell, KY including 3 deployments to Iraq.
Jerry Clay Yeargain Class of 1950
Marine Corps, 4 Years Active duty July 27, 1950 to February 28, 1952. Departed on troopship USS Breckinridge January 1951, arrived in Pohang, South Korea, January 1951. Served with Item Company, Third Battalion, First Marine Regiment, First Marine Division. Awarded the Bronze Star. Citation reads as follows: In the name of the President of the United States, the Commanding General, 1st Marine Division, takes pleasure in awarding the BRONZE STAR MEDAL to Private First Class Jerry C. Yeargain, United States Marine Corps-for service as set forth in the following citation: "For heroic achievement in connection with operations against the enemy while serving with the Marine infantry battalion in Korea 25 June 1951, PFC. Yeargain, serving as a gunner in an automatic weapons section became engaged in a furious fire fight with well concealed enemy forces firing automatic weapons from bunkers. When the section leader became wounded during this action, he assumed command and by his initiative and inspiring leadership, succeeded in restoring order to the disorganized section. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, he then employed his section with such skill that the unit was able to aid the company immeasurably in the successful accomplishment of its mission. His courageous action served as an inspiration to those who were serving with him. PFC Yeargain's initiative and heroic leadership were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. PFC Yeargain is authorized to wear the Combat "v." Sighed G.C. Thomas, Major General, U.S. Marine Corps. President Truman recognized his action above and beyond the call of duty with a field decoration ceremony.
John W. Gay Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years Served in the Strategic Air Command (SAC), first with a Minute Man nuclear missile wing in Montana, then moved to B-52's in Puerto Rico, Texas. Finally in 1972 shipped to Guam in direct support of B-52 operations in Southeast Aisa (Viet Nam) just before and during the North Viet Army's invasion of South Viet Nam in March of '72. Our 43rd Strategic Wing bombed the heck out of them from there.
Kristin Edelman Class of 2001
Navy, 4 Years I am GM3 Edelman, I was a gunner's mate, missile tech. I completed boot camp, went to gun school in Great Lakes, IL then went to MK 41 VLS school in SanDiego, CA and was stationed on the USS Decatur DDG 73. From there I was on shore duty at SWRMC, also in SanDiego, CA.
Lawrence M. Watts Class of 1941
Army, 4 Years He was discharged with honor on April 24, 1946, as a Staff Sergeant. He was with the 30th Bombardment Squadron, 19th Bombardment Group. He served for approximately 13 months with his unit on the Island of Guam in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations. He served as a Remote Control Turret Mechanic, which meant he maintained and repaired turrets on B-29 bomber aircraft (superfortress). He rewired electrical systems, replaced condensors, generators, servos, electrical tubes, resistors, computors, condensors, flow lamps, switches and amplidynes. He also loaded bombs & ammnunition and repaired bomb racks and machine guns. Awards received were the American Theater Service Ribbon, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Service Ribbon with 3 battle stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the Distinguished Unit Badge with 1 bronze star, and the World War II Victory Medal. Additionally, Lawrence received a letter from President Harry Truman, as likely did all soldiers, with a heartfelt thanks to him from a grateful nation.
Randy Bercher Jr. Class of 2000
Army, 10 Years Randy is still currently active duty. He just completed his 3rd tour in Iraq.
Randy Bercher, Jr. Class of 2000
Army, 8 Years Randy is currently serving as an AH-64D Apache Armament/Avionics/Electronics repairman in the Army. He has served in Iraq twice and has completed 8 years of service. He is currently stationed in Bavaria, Germany. He is also planning on doing 20 years of service to his country.
Richard D. Casteel Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years Basic......1966....Ft. Bliss A.I.T........1966....Ft. Huachuca RVN........1967....1st Logistics Command Okinawa.1967-1968 1968/ 1969...Ft. Monroe
Vicki Bishop Kohout Class of 1971
Army, 10 Years Served as Administrative NCO for 3rd Armored Division in Germany, I Corps Replacement Detachment NCO at Ft. Lewis, WA, 2nd Armored Division (FWD) in Garlstadt, Germany, and 3rd Corps at Ft Hood, TX.
Wesley Lewis Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years Commissioned in the Corps of Engineers; held 3 company commands; Commanded 3-414 Training Battlaion (ROTC), Ft. Lewis, WA; currently attached to the Air University at Maxwell AFB, AL.
William T. "Bill" Hasley Class of 1943
Navy, 3 Years Bill was in the Sea Bees and was stationed on Guam during WWII. The following was taken from his separation papers: "Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy This is to certify that William Troy Hasley a Carpenter's Mate Third Class (CB) USNR is Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Naval Personnel Separation Center, Norman, Oklahoma and from the Navel Service of the United States this 27th day of March 1946. This certificate is awarded as a Testimonial of Fidelity and Obedience. Signed by D. Carlson, Captain, U.S. Navy He received the WWII Victory Metal and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Metal."
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Jack Nigh, is he the first from Webster to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery?
Jack Fowler Nigh, son of the late Samuel Melvin Nigh and Minnie Young Nigh, left for Eternal Patrol on November 8, 2011,...