Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Dawson-boyd High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Blackjacks lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Barry Anderson
Barry Anderson Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years
Air Traffic Controller. Stationed in Phillippines, Guam, Maine & WA state. Served on USS Hancock, USS Kitty Hawk, USS Ranger and USS Enterprise. Retired in 1991.
Brad Strand
Brad Strand Class of 1986
Navy, 15 Years
Submarine Service for 7 years, Military Police 4 years, 4 years in Naval Reserves.
Jason Abernathy
Jason Abernathy Class of 1993
Air Force, 17 Years
Father of Brennan and Gavin Abernathy
Michael Willand
Michael Willand Class of 1979
National Guard, 6 Years
I was in the Army National Guard based in Dawson. I joined while in my senior year and chose a delayed entry program. I left for Army basic training in Fort Leonard Wood Missouri right after graduation. I trained and earned a wheeled vehicle mechanic MOS and returned to Dawson to my Unit that fall. I then cross-trained to the field artillary MOS of 13B. I served as truck driver, assistant gunner, gunner and Section Chief during my time. I was promoted to the level of E5 Sergeant and also served in the E6 Staff Sergeant position while waiting for a "time in grade" promotion. I took an Honorable Discharge in 1985 after moving to Texas. I served 2 years inactive reserve and recieved my letter of intent to call me up to serve in the first Gulf war, however, I was never deployed.
robert j. kloos
robert j. kloos Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years
Photographer for the first 10 years and safety (OSHA) the last 10 years
Robert Kloos
Robert Kloos Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years
Joined the service in Oct 1989. Tour includes: 10 years as a photographer at Nellis AFB, NV and 10 years as a Safety Professional throughout Texas and back to Las Vegas. Retired in Oct 2009.
Steven Kaas
Steven Kaas Class of 1988
Navy, 9 Years
Meteorology/Oceanography (Forecaster) 5 years active duty, 4 years Navy Reserve
Ted Nelson
Ted Nelson Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years
Airborne, Infantry, Commo
Tony Wilking
Tony Wilking Class of 1996
Army, 12 Years
ssg tony wilking has served in the united states army for 12 years, he is currently stationed at fort sill oklahome and is also currently deployed to iraq in support of opperation iraqi freedom

Classmates Spotlight

Dawson-boyd High School Classmates

Diane Monnens
Class of '74

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School News

DBHS vs. Adrian FB on Fox web

FOX Preps is going to be coming out to cover the October 9th game between Adrian and the Blackjacks.

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