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

Alan Pope
Alan Pope Class of 1966
Army, 6 Years
1st Battalion 502 Infantry Division 101st Airborne. Vietnam Nov. 28 1968 thru Dec 2 1969. Wounded July 10 1969
Albert Smith
Albert Smith Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years
Intercept Control Tech on EC-121D Warning Star, Served in Sacramento, Thailand, Vietnam & Iceland.
Andrew A Amato, Jr
Andrew A Amato, Jr Class of 1974
Navy, 4 Years
Served in VAQ-33 last rate AE, PO-2 duty stations were NSA Norfork, Va, NAS Oceana, Va, and NAS Key West, FL. from 1979 to 1982
Carole Winquist Allums
Carole Winquist Allums Class of 1969
Navy, 5 Years
HSL-30 Squadron AFRTS Far East Network JO2
Clifford L Jones
Clifford L Jones Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years
deep sea diver
Connie Harrell (Hulme)
Connie Harrell (Hulme) Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years
Us Air Force and Air National Guard. Service in Mississippi, Korea, Alaska, Georgia and Florida. Supply Specialist
Connie Harrell (Hulme)
Connie Harrell (Hulme) Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years
Air Force and Air National Guard. Retired 1995. Served in Mississippi, Korea, Alaska, Georgia and Florida. Inventory Management Specialist
Daniel J. Waters
Daniel J. Waters Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years
USAF Postal &Courier Service, Vietnam and Germany.
David Johnson
David Johnson Class of 1959
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired as Lt. Colonel in 1984 after 21 years as a military intelligence officer. Served in Vietnam 1970-1971. Other duty assignments in California, Colorado, Washington DC, Canada and Germany.
Fred K. Waller
Fred K. Waller Class of 1966
Air Force, 8 Years
1st duty assignment was with the Tactical Air Command in Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. I crewed an old T-33, moving up to crew for the base commander. Next, 3 tours in Southeast Asia. We moved around a lot, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Pahom (NKP), Ubon, Da Nang, Phu Cat, Pleiku, Phan Rang and Tan Son Nhut (Saigon). Then base of choice…. Base Ramey in Puerto Rico. I did 3 ½ wonderful years there. I was a flight engineer on a C-130-b with the 53’d Weather Squadron (Hurricane Hunters). We mapped weather patterns all over the globe. The base closed and we all went to Biloxi Mississippi, this ended my military career.
George E. Burke
George E. Burke Class of 1960
Army, 20+ Years
US Army Ranger, Parachute Infantry, and Pathfinder
Greg Waldroff
Greg Waldroff Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years
Naval Cryptologist
James Robert Taylor "Bobby"
James Robert Taylor "Bobby" Class of 1964
Army, 1 Years
Paratrooper with the 101st Airborne. He was killed in Viet Nam January 28, 1966.
Jennifer Gillespie
Jennifer Gillespie Class of 2000
Army Reserves, 4 Years
fort Jackson Basic Training
Joe Dyke
Joe Dyke Class of 1981
Army, 8 Years
Enlisted Infantryman 2 1/2 years West Point Class of 1989 Combat Engineer officer 6 years Served with 1st Armored Division's Cavalry Squadron (1/1 Cav) in Desert Storm
John Fromhartz
John Fromhartz Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years
Entered Army Aug. 1963. Two tours in Vietnam 65-66. 173rd Airborne Brigade
Karin (Harper) McArdle
Karin (Harper) McArdle Class of 1964
Army Reserves, 17 Years
Entered the WAC in Aug 1969; served at White Sands Missile Range, NM, Aberdeen Pvg Grd, MD; Taegu, S.Korea; Washington, DC. Retired in 1989 with rank of MAJ (USAR).
Kenneth Lawton
Kenneth Lawton Class of 1990
Army, 20+ Years
Ken graduated from FLSH class 1990.
Mal Smith
Mal Smith Class of 1959
Navy, 6 Years
LT. USNR ( inactive) Naval Aviator Flew P- 3 Orion aircraft mostly in Europe and North Atlantic. The primary mission was to search and track Soviet submarines.
Paul 'Terry' Payne
Paul 'Terry' Payne Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years
Nuke Sub, USS Sea Devil SSN-664 Diesel Sub, USS Cutlass SS-478 Navy Diver (UWSS), Key West, Fla. Heavy Guided Missle Cruiser, U.S.S. Columbus CG-12. PC3/DV

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Class of '11

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