Fayetteville High School Alumni

Fayetteville, Arkansas (AR)

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!

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Honored Military Alumni

Amanda K Obley (Warren)
Amanda K Obley (Warren)
Class of 1993
Army, 20 Years

I entered the Army in Feb of 2001 as an Ammunition Specialist. In 2007, I commissioned and became a Human Resources Officer. During my time in service I deployed twice to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan for a total of four deployments. I served at multiple duty stations including Camp Humphrey's, S. Korea; Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; Ft. Wainwright, Alaska and more. I am Airborne qualified and jumped out of many perfectly good planes and helicopters. I am happy to have retired in 2021 and landed in SW Florida.
Andrew Lucas
Andrew Lucas
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Career Infantryman, serving with the 75th Rangers, The Old Guard, 25th Inf Div, US Army Special Operations Cmd, Joint Special Operations Cmd &others from 1978-2005. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and continues to serve on the OSD Staff.
Andrew Reed
Andrew Reed
Class of 1975
National Guard, 3 Years

Joined only 3 years ago. Finally my time to serve and they wrote a waiver for an old man! Basic at 54 was fun. I am a Behavioral Health officer. INNG.
Arthur E. Spooner, Jr.
Arthur E. Spooner, Jr.
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

1st Lt., Infantry; Ft. Benning, GA; Ft. Hood, TX; VietNam
Bill Johnson
Bill Johnson
Class of 1977
Army, 6 Years

Army Military Police, 1 year I South Korea
Blake Powell
Blake Powell
Class of 2005
Army, 2 Years

Patriot missile engagement operator.
chad david parker
chad david parker
Class of 1990
Air Force, 8 Years

Royal candian airforce gulf war 1991 B-52 bomberder
served us army iraq in 2001 discharged after comming under fire by saving another soilder, honorable discharged
Daniel B Jones
Daniel B Jones
Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF 1975 to 1979 Commendation Medal 1978, Outstanding Airman Award. Sgt, honorably discharged.
David Breece
David Breece
Class of 1988
Air Force, 4 Years

I was an avionics systems specialist. I worked on radar on the F-15. Served for a year and a half at Kadena AB in Okinawa and a year and a half at Luke AFB in Phoenix. I wanted to stay in for the whole 20 years but I was disabled in a traffic accident in Phoenix and got a disability discharge instead.
David Coffield
David Coffield
Class of 1979
Air Force, 6 Years

I worked in Supply/WRSK kits for the AWACS at Tinker AFB from 83-87 then Supply for Battle Damage A7 aircraft 87-89 also at Tinker.
David E Wilson
David E Wilson
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Served as a Fire Direction Specialist for 155MM, M109 Self-propelled Howitzers, 1981-1983, Ft. Riley, Kansas. Left the service for a year and a half. Re-entered in April 0f 85 as a Ground Suviellance Systems Specialist. Staions include the 105th MI (Military Intelligence) Battalion, Ft. Polk, Louisiana, 103rd MI, Wurzburg, Germany, assigned to the 3rd of the 7th Cavalry at Camp Harris, Coburg, East/West Border camp, 104th MI, Ft. Carson, Colorado, 801st MI Detachment, DMZ, South Korea, 101st MI Battalion, Wurzburg Germany, assignments included a year in Bosnia and 5 months in Kosovo, and 311th MI, 18th Airborne Corp, Ft, Campbell where I retired in 2002. Currently work for the Program Manager, Aviation Systems, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama.
Dewey Fritts
Dewey Fritts
Class of 1961
Army, 8 Years

Enlisted Spec, E-4 electronic specialist.
Captain, Registered Nurse, Critical Care and OR nurse MASH unit.
Frederick (Rick) Bailey
Frederick (Rick) Bailey
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

Helicopter Pilot, Fixed Wing Pilot, 1969 - 2009, Combat Engineers, 82nd Airborne, 10th Mountain, 244th Aviation, 11th Aviation Command. 6 wars on three continents. Retired 2009 Chief Warrant Officer Five.
Heather Gray
Heather Gray
Class of 1997
Air Force, 6 Years

Air Battle Manager on AWACS. Stationed at Tyndall AFB and Tinker AFB after one year as recruiter at Cal State Sacramento. Out in less than two months though!
Hiram Simkins
Hiram Simkins
Class of 1973
Army, 15 Years

Served as a Regular Army Officer for 15 years, separated at the rank of Major. Served around the world, participated in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada and Desert Sheild in Saudia Arabia and Kuwait. Continued in the Army as a DA Civilian, retiring at the grade of GS15 after 31 years.
Jacky Floyd
Jacky Floyd
Class of 2006
Navy, 3 Years

Navy Corpsman currently Active Duty
James ledlow
James ledlow
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 4 Years

0331 heavy machine gunner
Jason Padilla
Jason Padilla
Class of 2002
Air Force, 5 Years

Currently in Germany with his wife.
Jeff McCleland
Jeff McCleland
Class of 1988
Air Force, 19 Years

I'm currently the CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosives)advisor for NATO, serving in Geilenkirchen, Germany.
JOHN C. LUCAS
JOHN C. LUCAS
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Career USAF, John serves proudly (over 20 years). A superb officer, husband, father & brother, you couldn't ask for a finer man. Thanks, John, for your service!
LANCE WILLIAMS
LANCE WILLIAMS
Class of 1980
Navy, 4 Years

AZ3, MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATION, LOGS AND RECORDS FOR AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE IN E2C HAWKEYE SQUADRON VAW 120, NORFOLK, VA
LANCE WILLIAMS
LANCE WILLIAMS
Class of 1980
Navy, 4 Years

AZ3, MAINTENANCE ADMINISTRATION, LOGS AND RECORDS FOR AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE IN E2C HAWKEYE SQUADRON VAW 120, NORFOLK, VA
Lieutenant General Richard Harding
Lieutenant General Richard Harding
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

He just became the senior military attorney in the Air Force. He is the 16th Judge Advocate General of the Air Force.
Michael "Tony" Curtis
Michael "Tony" Curtis
Class of 1993
National Guard, 17 Years

US Navy 1993-1999 Gunners Mate.
US Air Force Reserves 1999-2002 Firefighter.
Hawaii Air National Guard 2002-Present Pilot.
Michael Tripp
Michael Tripp
Class of 1998
Army, 8 Years

Michael joined the Army Reserves in 1999. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2005-2006. He returned home in May but decided that the Army was his calling. He re-enlisted for Active Duty in Feb 2007 and deployed the fall of 2007.
Neil Gitelman
Neil Gitelman
Class of 1978
Army, 8 Years

Served over two years with 82nd airborne at Ft. Bragg, went to Germany for a year with 1st. Armored division, spent year and a half in MO. Then spent three years with SETAF command in italy. Started my service in 1979 and finished in 1987. Ran the motorpool.
P. Steven Posey
P. Steven Posey
Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years

Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired). CAPT Posey retired in 2012 after serving over 27 years in the Navy. His aviation tours included Patrol Squadron 44, Patrol Squadron 30, Patrol Squadron 8, and was highlighted by his tour as Commanding Officer of Training Squadron 4. At sea, he served aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and the USS Enterprise (CVN-65). Ashore he served on several staffs including the Navy Personnel Command (PERS-83), the Chief of Navy Personnel (OPNAV N10), and his last tour as the Chief of Staff, Commander Anti-Submarine Warfare Western Atlantic.
Richard "Rich" Harding
Richard "Rich" Harding
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

After graduating from the University of Arkansas (BA in 75 and JD in 79), Linda (my wife, and also a '71 Bulldog) decided that I should accept a direct commission in the Air Force as a first lieutenant. In my last job I served as a lieutenant general and as the legal advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force Chief of Staff. We (Linda and I) retired in 2014, after 34+years of service and too many moves to count.
Shane A Stroinski
Shane A Stroinski
Class of 2012
Air Force, 2 Years

Actually joined when a junior. Left for BMT 19 days afterm graduation. Served on island of Okinawa as F-15 crew chief.
Tamara (Stewart) Finley
Tamara (Stewart) Finley
Class of 1987
Air Force, 8 Years

Dec 88 - Feb 97
Thomas Sharp
Thomas Sharp
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 2 Years

served in Marine corps security forces
Tim Hixon
Tim Hixon
Class of 1990
Navy, 6 Years

Aviation Electronics Technician
Tony Samuels
Tony Samuels
Class of 1990
Army, 5 Years

5 year in the Army as a mechanic.

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Class of '88

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Byron Petersen (1970)

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Our Fayetteville 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 Fayetteville High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Fayetteville are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!