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

Adrian N. Parker
Adrian N. Parker Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years
Retired out of Fort Sill Oklahoma in 2002, now living in Kentucky.
Applewhite, Frederick A.
Applewhite, Frederick A. Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years
Submariner, Part of the initial Trident Submarine program, Plank owner on USS Michigan SSBN727, and USS Nevada SSBN733.
Bobby Harris
Bobby Harris Class of 1991
Navy, 4 Years
Radioman served on board U.S.S Carl Vinson cvn-70 from 1991-1995.
Bobby Smith
Bobby Smith Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years
Carol Ann Dabney Barbee-Dixon
Carol Ann Dabney Barbee-Dixon Class of 1957
Marine Corps, 6 Years
A D I in P I
Cary Woodrow Coyne
Cary Woodrow Coyne Class of 1962
Air Force, 6 Years
Distinguished Grad Baylor University AFROTC,1966. Two tours in S.E.A. Weapons Controller,Captain -131 combat msns, separated 1972.
Charles Presley
Charles Presley Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
Also spent four years in the U.S. Air Force.
Clifford Deal
Clifford Deal Class of 1985
Army, 18 Years
Commissioned after college, served in 82d Airborne Division for 4 years, 7 yrs in the Virginia Army National Guard. Have been a surgeon in the Army Reserves since 2000.
Dieter Carlton
Dieter Carlton Class of 1969
Army, 13 Years
Commission officer serving primarily as a U.S. Air Cavalry combat helicopter pilot. Four years active duty and 9 years reserves. Highest rank 0-4. See website at
Domonique Brown
Domonique Brown Class of 2004
Army, 3 Years
Army Nurse Corps Officer...HOOAH!!!
edward h. tilson
edward h. tilson Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
two tours in viet-nam, one with the 2/506th abn inf 67-68- the next with pCo 75th rangers in 70-71. ist sgt of e Co 2/7 inf in desert storm 90-91. retired in 92 with 26 plus years of service.
Frederick A. Coots
Frederick A. Coots Class of 1952
Army, 2 Years
After Graduating from Fort Knox High School, class of 1952, I attended University of Ky. I graduated from UK class of 1958. I went into the Army in 1958 for 2 years. From there I worked for NSA for 32 years. I now live in Cocoa Beach Florida.
Frederick Applewhite
Frederick Applewhite Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years
Submarine sailor. Plank owner USS NEVADA SSBN 733 & USS Michigan SSBN 727..
Glenn McDonald
Glenn McDonald Class of 1984
Army, 1 Years
M1 Abrams Armor Crewman
GROVER WEST Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
Commissioned 1966 OCS. Flight school then service with 227th Aviation Battalion, 1st CAV DIV 68-69 RVN. Service in Desert Shield/Storm with Third Army (Engineer Staff). Retired at Ft McPherson, GA 1994.
Harry G Foster, III
Harry G Foster, III Class of 1954
Army, 20+ Years
Enlisted '55 ... retired '78 - Lt Col 2 Vietnam tours ... 2 Pentagon assignments, final assignment: Prof Strategy, C&GSC.
James F Bruce Jr
James F Bruce Jr Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years
Worked in Communications / IT Field, During my 20 years of service Nov 1981 - Mar 2002. I worked on 2 ships (USS Guadalcanal LPH7 from 1982 - 1986 and USS Abraham Lincoln CVN72 from 1988 - 1992). Tours at Mayport FL, Norfolk Va, Naples, Italy.
James Gutknecht
James Gutknecht Class of 1979
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
Completed bootcamp May 1979 . Retired June 2009 as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CWO4) Naval Engineer
James R. (Wally) Waldrop
James R. (Wally) Waldrop Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years
Multiple leadership positions with increased responsibility spanning an active duty career of 20 years leading, training and safeguarding military and civilian personnel and protecting government combat and military equipment and material in defense department organizations at assignments with NATO, U.S. Army Europe and in the United States. Key duty positions included: • Unit Commander - Battery/Company/Battalion level • Chief of Staff/Chief Operations Officer/Chief Human Resource Officer
Jerry Curtis Patee
Jerry Curtis Patee Class of 1962
Navy, 20+ Years
Captain, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy. Served 31 years as an Aviation Physiologist in a variety of assignments on the West Coast, East Coast and Gulf Coast, to include command of the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, Specialty Leader for the Aviation Physiology Community, and as Deputy Director, Medical Service Corps, Washington, D.C.

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Fort Knox High School Classmates

Charles Rettig
Class of '71

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