Military Alumni

Military 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

BILL LOVERIDGE Class of 1971
Navy, 3 Years
was i would have stayed in the service.
Bob Belden
Bob Belden Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years
Served at Naval Security Station in Washington D.C.
Brian Bates
Brian Bates Class of 1990
Army, 2 Years
Basic training Ft.Jackson South Carolina Training Ft.Jackson South Carolina Stationed in South Korea Camp Humphries
Christopher Jordan
Christopher Jordan Class of 1987
Navy, 6 Years
I served aboard the USS Tunny (SSN-662). I was a sonar technician aboard a nuclear powered submarine. I was stationed in Great Lakes, IL, San Diego, CA, Bremerton , WA, and Pearl Harbor, HI.
Darrell Jaggers
Darrell Jaggers Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
US Army Rotary Wing Flight School and Instructor Pilot School; Served two consecutive tours in South Vietnam - Feb 1969 - Sep 1970 with 1st Aviation Brigade - 268th Aviation Battalion - 196th ASHC Flipper (CH-47 Chinook). Served in South Korea 1972 - 1973. Served with 101st Airborne Division 1973 - 1974; Served in Indiana and Texas Army National Guard until Sep 1997. Decorations - Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with 21 oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expedionary Medal, Army Commendation Medal, various other service and achievement medals/ribbons. During my career I flew the following helicopters - CH-47 Chinook, UH-1 Huey, OH-58 Kiowa. TH-55 Osage, OH-23 Raven, CH-34-Chocktaw, AH-1 Cobra and OH-13
Debralee (Ballenger ) Sturdevant
Debralee (Ballenger ) Sturdevant Class of 1972
Army, 3 Years
US Army Security Agency, November 1973 to February 1977
Dwight Yaden
Dwight Yaden Class of 1977
Army, 10 Years
US Army crew chief on US Army military aircraft. Served in the Grenada Invasion and Bosina and The Gulf War. Retired from U.S. Army because of military related injury.
Eric R Sample
Eric R Sample Class of 1965
Navy, 6 Years
Served on many different ships. My favorite was the USS Buchanan DDG14. MY rate was ETN4 and I worked on communications and navigation electronics equipment.
Jacky D. Frawner
Jacky D. Frawner Class of 1988
Navy, 4 Years
I served on the USS Paul F. Foster (DD-964). During Operation Desert Storm, we departed our normal battle group, Battle Group Echo, to get on station inside the Persian Gulf. We arrived on my 21st birthday (Jan. 12, 1991). Three days later we fired the first tomahawk during Desert storm. This was Jan. 15th local time zone, Jan. 16th back in the states. I was award the Navy Acheivement Medal and Combat Action Ribbon amoung others. Our ship was responsible for sinking 7 Iraqi patrol boats as well as detecting and destructing many surface contact mines.
JD Strain
JD Strain Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Still severing as of right now.
Jesse hildebrand
Jesse hildebrand Class of 2007
Army, 5 Years
Iraq Aug08-Aug09 Afghanistan Aug2010-Aug2011
Keith Chezem
Keith Chezem Class of 2005
Army, 7 Years
US Army Infantryman, served in Operation Iraqi Freedom V and Operation Enduring Freedom XI. Currently stationed at Fort Campbell with the 101st Airborne (Air Assault).
Kris Biddle
Kris Biddle Class of 1995
Army, 8 Years
Military Police staff sergeant. Served in Iraq 03'-04' and 05'-06'. Afghanistan 2002. Received 2 Bronze Star Medals for service in Iraq.
Lesha Self
Lesha Self Class of 1984
Army Reserves, 12 Years
Commissioned Officer Military Intelligence & Airborne
Paul W. Markey
Paul W. Markey Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years
Navy Hospital Corpsman. NNMC Bethesda, Md; Viet Nam service with US Marine Corps in Chu Lai and DaNang '66-'67; USS Independence; Navy Dispensary, Washington, D.C.
Rick True
Rick True Class of 1972
Navy, 6 Years
MM1 (SW).
Shannon Sears Moffett
Shannon Sears Moffett Class of 1991
Air Force, 17 Years
Currently serving as a First Sergeant at Tyndall AFB, Florida
Steve Glidden
Steve Glidden Class of 1965
Navy, 10 Years
TOM WELCHER Class of 1972
Navy, 6 Years

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