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

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Honored Military Alumni

Alonzo J. Doswell
Alonzo J. Doswell Class of 1969
Navy Reserves, 5 Years
Join Naval Air Reserves April 1969 to April 1975 commissioned and served aboard the USS INCHON LPH-12 FROM "69" to "71" finished my time station at Andrews Air Force Base honorable discharged April 1975.
arthurgray Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
Vietnam Veteran 3 years in service, honored with Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, 1st Infantry Achievement Medal, Expert Rifle, M60 and M15. Served in Vietnam 1967-1969 Rank E5 Specialist. Agent Orange related disability. I salute all Veterans domestic and abroad
Calvin A. Holloway
Calvin A. Holloway Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years
USN 1968 -72; USS DELTA AR-9, Alameda, CA 68-69 -Norfolk, VA
Charles Beatty
Charles Beatty Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years
Enlisted 02/70. From San Antonio, Texas to Bolling AFB in DC to Hahn AB, Germany until discharge. Sergeant (E4), Security Policeman at 50th Tactical Fighter Wing. Mostly guarded F4 Phantom fighter jets, munitions depots, other restricted areas.
Charles H. Darvin
Charles H. Darvin Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years
Graduated from Univ. of Evansville in 1967. Commissioned through ROTC program. Retired USAF Reserve in 1994 with 26 years service. Rank: Lt. Col.
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
Prior Army and finished in the US Coast Guard. 04
Deborah Vanzego
Deborah Vanzego Class of 1976
National Guard, 8 Years
Attached to the 115th Mash Unit - D.C. Army National Guard, which later became Det.3 Health and Dental Clinic. Served as a Orthopedic Specialist and as a field Medic.
Gary Ponds
Gary Ponds Class of 1979
National Guard, 20+ Years
I served 32years in the DC Air National Guard and retired as a Technical Sargent.
James W. Preston, Sr.
James W. Preston, Sr. Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
Vietnam War -- April 1967 - July 1969 (2 tours). Received the Army Commendation Medal at a ceremony for me before I left country and was discharged. I made E-5 under 18 months and was offered E-6 if I would extend 4 more months. I just couldn't. My unit was attacked 4 days after I left. I am a 100 % serviced connected veteran with 3 disabilities, but I'm still here.
Jeanetta Alston
Jeanetta Alston Class of 1978
National Guard, 20+ Years
Disrict of Columbia 2010, District of Columbia Army National Guard Senior NCO of the year. (SFC Jeanetta D. Hines)
Keith M. Harrison
Keith M. Harrison Class of 1973
Coast Guard, 4 Years
Four years Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC
Lionel W. Williams
Lionel W. Williams Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Msgt, Medical Service Trainng Manager.
Nola Coleman
Nola Coleman Class of 1976
Army, 6 Years
US Army
Norman McKenzie
Norman McKenzie Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years
Enlisted 2/70 - stationed at Plattsburgh AFB NY and Rhein Main AB Germany on active duty-11/73-7/91-Air Force Reserve at Andrews AFB, MD
Preston Herald
Preston Herald Class of 1965
Navy, 2 Years
Joined the Navy Reserve while a junior at Eastern High School in 1964. Served 2 years active duty aboard the USS Norhampton CC-1 from October 1966-October 1968
Reggie Dawkins
Reggie Dawkins Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
Served in the us Army 20 years. Retired as a Major.
Reggie Dawkins
Reggie Dawkins Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
Served 20 plus years in US Army. Retired in 1993 as a Major. Served in Germany, Korea, Central America and numerous locations in the US.
Ronald Boo-Boo Settle
Ronald Boo-Boo Settle Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years
I served as an officer in the Ordnance Corps. I retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. I served in a myriad of assignments which took me all over the world. I am thankful for the opportunities which opened based on my military career!
Vanderlyn Mintz-Ransom
Vanderlyn Mintz-Ransom Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years
Aviation Maintenance Administration
Winfred D. Walton
Winfred D. Walton Class of 1973
Army Reserves, 17 Years
11th Special Forces Group (Abn) Hand-to-Hand Close Quarter Combat Specialist. Master Parachutist/Anti-Terrorist Combat Controller/Light Weapons Specialist Rank of Colonel (Ret.)

Classmates Spotlight

Eastern High School Classmates

Tina Jackson
Class of '90

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