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

BILL LOVERIDGE
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

Intelligence
TOM WELCHER
TOM WELCHER
Class of 1972
Navy, 6 Years

NAVY
William Hendley
William Hendley
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

3902nd Security Forces Squadron & Air Base Wing Hq's, 14th Air Division, 15th Air Force, SAC-HQ's.

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Margaret Shelley
Class of '62

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