Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
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Honored Military Alumni
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 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 Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years 3 hrs Security Service, 1 yr Black Bird Wing
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 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 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 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 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.
Patrick Hawkins Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years Bandsmen, NBC, Raid-a Operator.
Richard Corbin Class of 1967
Air Force, 7 Years Aircraft Crewchief VietNam Veteran 1969-1970
James (mike) Kelsey
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