duPont Manual High School Alumni

Louisville, Kentucky (KY)

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

Bill Hambrick
Bill Hambrick
Class of 1959
Army, 5 Years

After graduation Western Ky U and ROTC served 2 years Field Artillery, Ft Sill Oklahoma @/firing battery Commander B battery 3rd howitzer battalion, 6th field artillery, 105mm howitzers self propelled. Three years Army Reserve 100th Division Louisville KY @ Division HQ.
Charles L. Phillips
Charles L. Phillips
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Jan. 67 to Jan71. Basic in Amarillo,Tx.Tech.school at Wichita falls,Tx.4th TAC fighter wing,seymor johnson AFB. 6 months in Kunsan,Korea 1968 during the Pueblo crisis.Wing commander was Gen. Chuck Yeager. One year in PHU CAT South vietnam. Last 6 months in Texas,Webb AFB. Job was Crew chief on F-4 Phantoms,Aero-Repair & Asst. flight chief on T-38's. Honorably discharged as a E-5 Staff Sgt. 7- Level.
Dale Short
Dale Short
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

3 hrs Security Service, 1 yr Black Bird Wing
DANNY KIRKENDALL
DANNY KIRKENDALL
Class of 1956
Navy, 20+ Years

Entered the Navy 3 Aug.1955 and retired as a 1st ClassAvaiation Ordnanceman 12 July 1979.
Awards ;Navy Unit Citation;Pres. Unit Citation;MeritoriousUnitCitation;Good Conduct(2);Vietnam Service w/bronzestars;VietNamCross of Gallenty;Vietnam Campaign;Comincinpacflt Ltr of Commendation;ArmForces Experditionary;American Nat. Defense;was in 1st Combat A6Squadron to deploy toVietnam
Served on thse shipsUSS Valley Forge;Midway; Independence;Kittyhawk;Enterprise;Ranger
Danny Kirkendall
Danny Kirkendall
Class of 1956
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined Navy 03 Aug.1955.Basic Training at Bainbridge,Md. Duty Stations include;NAS Quonset Point,RI. VU-4NAS Chincoteague,VA.VS-27,NAS Norfolk,VA. USSKITTYHAWKCVA63, VA-75NAS Oceana,Va. NAF CHNALAKE,CA; AO B SCHOOL;VT-21 NAS Kingsville,TX.;VA145 NAS Whidbey Island,Wa. VA-128 AND VA115 NAS Whidbey Island,WA. 7 Combat cruises to Vietnam.
Douglas Patterson
Douglas Patterson
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Enter Active Duty after graduation from UofK, spent 3 years Active and the remaining 25 years as an Army Reservist. Retired from the USAR in 2000.
gerald roberts
gerald roberts
Class of 1950
Air Force, 4 Years

graduated from Manual in 1950 3 weeks before the start of the Korean War. Enlisted in the USAF in April 1951. Finished Basic Training and 3 Tech Schools by June,1952.
Was stationed at Sewart AFB from June 1952 till Jan 1954 working as A/C Electrician on C-119 Troop Carrier Planes. Shipped to Kunsan, Korea in Feb 1954 in the 13th Bomb Squadron working on Douglas B-26's. Rotated back to Johnson AFB, Japan in Oct 1954. Returned to the USA and discharged in April 1955.
John E Meyer
John E Meyer
Class of 1943
Army, 4 Years

94 th. Infantry GEN. Patton, Battle of Bulge.
Purple heart, Silver Star, Bronze Star wounded in action. French legion of Honor.
My brother & Hero, now 91 yrs, of age.
KENNETH E. WRIGHT
KENNETH E. WRIGHT
Class of 1978
Army, 13 Years

Joined in 1979, one year after graduation. Served in Bosnia, and Operation Desert Storm.
Patrick Hawkins
Patrick Hawkins
Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years

Bandsmen, NBC, Raid-a Operator.
Richard Corbin
Richard Corbin
Class of 1967
Air Force, 7 Years

Aircraft Crewchief
VietNam Veteran 1969-1970
William E. Kruetzman,Jr.
William E. Kruetzman,Jr.
Class of 1962
Navy, 6 Years

Second Class Disbursing Clerk(pay clerk)active duty 1966 to1968. Spent two years with USNavy Seabees (construction battalion) in and around DaNang RVN with Seabee battalion The Great 58. Rest of time was spent on Navy Reserves

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Angela Bockmon
Class of '87

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