East Wilkes High School Alumni

Ronda, North Carolina (NC)

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!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your East Wilkes High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Cardinals lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

adam l crouse
adam l crouse
Class of 1999
National Guard, 11 Years

currently serving our country at cop meade, iraq
Austin Pearson
Austin Pearson
Class of 2014
Marine Corps, 8 Years

I went to basic training in 2016 and I love being a Marine!
Bill Oakley
Bill Oakley
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Infantry enlisted and then as an Officer; branch transferred to Quartermaster for last 16 years of service.
Bobby Barker
Bobby Barker
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Air Force 20 + years. Great career. Spend most of 20 years overseas.
Bobby Barker
Bobby Barker
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Flew as a Air Crew member for a number of years and then switched to computers to end my career. Loved the flying.
Chad Rakes
Chad Rakes
Class of 1987
Army, 4 Years

Spec.4 Operation Desert Storm.
Dustin Steele
Dustin Steele
Class of 2001
Navy, 7 Years

I work in Ordnance
Eddie Johnson
Eddie Johnson
Class of 1989
Army, 21 Years

Retired SFC
Eric Eller
Eric Eller
Class of 2002
Army, 6 Years

Station in Schweinfurt Germany, Ft Riely Kansas, and Ft Stewart Georgia. Deployed to Iraq twice.

ARMY STRONG!!!!!!!!!
Garry Crouse
Garry Crouse
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

retired in 1996 Ft.Lewis WA served more than half of my career o seas Germany Korea Panama tdy Viet Nam Hawaii Slovakia Haiti and a few others
Gray Collins
Gray Collins
Class of 2001
Army, 6 Years

Stationed in Germany until 2009. Served 4 years in the Air Force and then switched to the Army.
Greg Wilmoth
Greg Wilmoth
Class of 1984
Navy, 16 Years

Currently serving in Charlotte area
John Myers
John Myers
Class of 2000
Army, 3 Years

Served as a Cavalry Scout with the 3rd Infantry Division in both Kosovo and Iraq.
John Myers
John Myers
Class of 2000
Army, 3 Years

John Served with the 3rd Infantry Division when Operation Iraqi Freedom started in 2003. John served as a scout with 3/7 Infantry Scout Platoon.
Kris Transou
Kris Transou
Class of 1973
Air Force, 16 Years

Active Duty USAF and Air National Guard. Served as C-130 combat aircrew/flight medic. Served in operations Desert Shield/ Storm, stationed in Al-Jubail, Saudi A. Retired as a captain in'99.
Lester Whisenhunt
Lester Whisenhunt
Class of 1994
Army, 3 Years

M60 machine gunner, team leader....FIRST IN LAST OUT
Matt Parker
Matt Parker
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Infantry, Anti tank Assaultman. The job that I do requires me to carry a 83mm Rocket launcher and the use of demolitions

Classmates Spotlight

East Wilkes High School Classmates

Jennifer Holsclaw
Class of '92

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

Read and submit stories about our classmates from East Wilkes High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Cardinals.

School News

Lynn Barnes is terminally ill

I saw Lynn Barnes in the mammogram waiting room
at Hugh Chatham on 7/13, Wednesday. She told me
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Our East Wilkes 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 East Wilkes High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Ronda are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!