Essex High School Alumni

Tappahannock, Virginia (VA)

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

Honored Military Alumni

Alice Vaughan
Alice Vaughan
Class of 1978
Air Force, 23 Years

Air Force
GLENN N RUFFIN
GLENN N RUFFIN
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

Chief Master Sergeant (retired)
GLENN N. RUFFIN
GLENN N. RUFFIN
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired from the US AIr Force in 2007
Jessica (Lewis) Harvey
Jessica (Lewis) Harvey
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 5 Years

3 Yrs w/ 7th Comm BN-- 1 Year w/ 4th Maintainance BN-- 1 yr Inactive Reserve
Jessica Harvey (Lewis)
Jessica Harvey (Lewis)
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Went to bootcamp in Parris Island, SC in December of 2004. On April 15, 2005 I gratuated and was sent to Marine Combat Training in North Carolina. After completion of that training I was sent to 29 Palms California for Field Radio Operators School. In Aug 2005, I was stationed in Okinawa Japan where I was with 7th Communication Battalion and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. In my 3 years in Okinawa I traveled to the Phillipines, Korea, and Indonesia.
Justin T. Norris
Justin T. Norris
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

LCPL 3rd BAT 3rd MAR DIV 81's WPNS Co.
Lieutenant Commander Joseph "Nicky" Byrd
Lieutenant Commander Joseph "Nicky" Byrd
Class of 1988
Navy, 16 Years

US Navy Pilot. Has flown H-57's, CH-46's, and T-34 instructor. Returned from Bahrain in February, and is currently flying C-12's in NAS North Island, San Diego.
Nicole Ford (Norman)
Nicole Ford (Norman)
Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 12 Years

GySgt (E-7) Admin Chief/Martial Arts Instructor
Oliver D. Washington, Jr.
Oliver D. Washington, Jr.
Class of 1985
Air Force, 17 Years

Lt. Colonel in the US Air Force
is currently stationed at the Pentagon
Works as an Aquisitions Officer
Thomas "Tommy" Cannon
Thomas "Tommy" Cannon
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Only 3 stateside assignments!

Classmates Spotlight

Essex High School Classmates

Michelle Williams
Class of '08

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

Read and submit stories about our classmates from Essex High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Trojans.

School News

Essex County High School Reunion

The Mighty Tigers(class of 1970) is excited and proud to invite the classes 1969 and 1971 as their special guests to cel...
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Our Essex 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 Essex High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Tappahannock are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!