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
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years
served from 1966 - 1970, trained at Lackland AFB, Keesler AFB, then off to Turkey and several TDY stations from there. Returned stateside in November 1968 to undergo training for a Southeast Asia assignment. trained at Goodfellow AFB Texas, Fairchild AFB Washington, Hamilton AFB California, Clark AFB Phillipines, for airborne duties out of Saigon South Vietnam March 1969 - March 1970. returned stateside March of 1970 for 5 months at Kelly AFB & Medina Base in San Antonio.
Class of 1959
Navy, 6 Years
Served from July 1958 to July 1964 in the U.S. Naval Reserve for 4 years and 2 years active duty aboard the USS Independence CVA62 as a Signalman and Radar operator. Served two tours in the Mediterranean. You may believe it or not, but they were shooting at each other in Lebanon even then. We were never fired upon but were almost constantly being observed by "fishing boats" with more radar and radio antennae than most warships. LOL
They were fishing for our secrets, not those swimming below. These were the days before hundreds of space satellites that know where everything and everyone might be at any given time.
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 14 Years
Infantryman 0311..1981-87 Served in Marine Barracks NAS North Island, WPNS CO 1/9 1st Mar. Div., M.C.R.D. San Diego...1996-2003 Surgical Support Co. A 4th FSSG 4TH MAR DIV (USMCR) as Senior Enlisted Advisor (injured in accident and no longer physically able to reenlist as of 2003((spine fused after 3 vertebrae injured--drug addict hit me head-on 50+ mph)
Class of 1973
Army, 7 Years
76PAccounting Specialites, 76C Truck Drivee,57 Echo Laundry an Bath operator etc
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years
12 B Combat engineer last combat deployment Iraqi 2003 - 2005 1st ID (big red one)
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years
I served in the navy for almost 26yrs. I served aboard five ships and nine shore stations moving fourteen times.and retired in Beeville TX. I retired as a Command Master Chief.
Class of '97
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