Fort Knox High School Alumni

Fort Knox, Kentucky (KY)

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

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.
Bernd "Bernard" De Ases
Bernd "Bernard" De Ases
Class of 1969
Navy, 16 Years

Surface Warfare Officer
USS Esteem MSO-438, USS Jouett CG-29, USS John A. Moore FFG-19,
Medically Retired 1988
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

GMG3,
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 www.dietercarlton.com
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
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.
Jimmy E. Grant
Jimmy E. Grant
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

Flight engineer/ Load Master
John Miller
John Miller
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Served in U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps for over 22 years. The Army is seeing fit to promote me to Brigadier General on November 9, 2009. The Miller family looks forward to continued service.
Larry Penix
Larry Penix
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

Served on 5 U.S. carriers on the east coast. Completed 13 deployments during most conflicts from 1972 to 1991
Leland C. McCaslin
Leland C. McCaslin
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Would have been '65 but we moved to Germany. I was Command Security Manager of US Army Europe. I am now retired and my book has been published and is available on Amazon,con: SECREST OF THE COLD WAR, approved security-wise, by the Army.
Linda Holley Grund
Linda Holley Grund
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

CSM (Retired)
Martin Conley
Martin Conley
Class of 1962
Air Force, 6 Years

Flew on c-97's for General Wells while stationed in Calf. and transfered to C-130's and sent to Vietnam
Melvin Andrew Hulse
Melvin Andrew Hulse
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Enlisted in the Army in 1967. Attended OCS (fld arty) and was commissioned in 68. Was a fwd obsvr with an infantry company in the 1st Cav in Vietnam. Wounded and medevaced to US. Tours of duty, Ft. Sill, 2 AD at Ft. Hood, 4th Msl Cmd at Camp Page, Korea. Went to Defense Language Insititute (Russian) in 79. Served as an asst army attache at the US Embassy in Moscow 83-5 and retired in 90 after several intel officer assignments.
Michael Karpinsky
Michael Karpinsky
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Colonel, US Army Signal Corp
Michael Karpinsky
Michael Karpinsky
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Tactical Combat Communications
Mike Karpinsky
Mike Karpinsky
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

US Army Signal Corp; Retired in 1998 as a Colonel.
Morgan Roseborough
Morgan Roseborough
Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years

Overseas tours in Korea, Viet Nam, Germany.
CONUS Assignements: Ft Benning, Ft Leonard Wood, Ft Wolters, Hunter AAF, Ft Knox, West Point, Ft Lewis, Ft Leavenworth, Pentagon
Army Schools: Airborne, Ranger, Rotary Wing Flight, Armor Officer Advance Course, Command and General Staff College.
Paul D. Peterson
Paul D. Peterson
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

USMA Class of 73, Senior Parachutist, Army Ranger; 3rd SQN/11th ACR (74-74); 2-67 AR & Div Asst War Plans Officer 2nd AD (78-81); XO 3rd BN (ABN)-73rd AR/82nd Airborne Division (87-89); Advisor NC NG & Army Reserve armor & Special Forces units (89-91); Project Officer Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) (91-95); MS-OR Stanford University (83), MA-Teaching UofL (97)
Philip Callahan
Philip Callahan
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

US Third Infantry The Old Guard, Ft Myer (Arlington) VA
Ralph Cooper
Ralph Cooper
Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years

10th Special Forces Gp
Ralph Cooper
Ralph Cooper
Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years

10th Special Forces Group stationed in Bad Toltz Germany
Ralph D. Haines
Ralph D. Haines
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted service: USAF Staff Sergeant
Nakhon Phanom, Thailand,1970-71; Son Tra, (DaNang) Vietnam, 1972-73

Commmissioned service: USAF Major
- USAF Security Forces/Shift Cmdr
- JCS/Nat'l Mil Cmd Systm/J3, (Desert Storm)
- US Special Ops Cmd - NSA Liaison Officer
- Dep Chief/Cryptologic Support Group
- Senior Ops Staff Officer, NSA

Colonel Ralph D. Haines
Lexington, Kentucky
Honorable Order Of Kentucky Colonels
Ralph D. Haines
Ralph D. Haines
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

2 tours of duty Southeast Asia/Vietnam, SSgt, USAF
Security Police Officer, Signals Intelligence Officer, NSA Liaison - U.S. Special Operations Command, Nat'l Military Command System/Joint Chiefs of Staff, DIA, Appointed Joint Specialty Officer by SecDef
Rand White
Rand White
Class of 1983
Army, 25 Years

Telecommunications
Randy White
Randy White
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Marines from 1986 - 1990

Army 1997 - preasant

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Class of '76

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John Ivan Umbel

Passed away September 21, 2021, heart failure. This is all the information I was given. RIP Johnny, always love for you.
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Our Fort Knox 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 Fort Knox High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Fort Knox are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!