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

Barry Lawson
Barry Lawson Class of 1995
Coast Guard, 7 Years
I have been serving in the Coast Guard for 7 years now, just reenlisted for 6 more. I plan on making it a career, the job is very rewarding. Since I have been in I have been stationed in Charleston, SC Alexandria Bay, NY San Francisco, CA and currently stationed in Kodiak, AK.
Beth Haynes
Beth Haynes Class of 1990
Army, 12 Years
I've been a medic and pharmacy tech for 12 years and counting.
Beth Haynes
Beth Haynes Class of 1990
Army, 12 Years
Medic/Pharmacy Tech. So far I've served in Texas, Georgia, Missouri, and briefly in Germany. I had the honor of completing the 2005 Bataan Memorial Death March in White Sands NM.
Connie Odom (Summey)
Connie Odom (Summey) Class of 1992
Navy, 3 Years
Legal Department with the United States Seabees in Port Hueneme, CA
Ernest McGee
Ernest McGee Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
Served proudly --retired in August 1991
Ernest McGee
Ernest McGee Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
Served in numerous jobs, 13 years in Special Forces, 3 years Drill Sergeant @ Ft. Sill, Ok, the rest in Recruiting Command, retired in 1991 as CSM E-9. Post military worked as Registered Respiratory Therapist-NPS at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Oh. Retired in May, 2008.
Fid Hommell
Fid Hommell Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years
Go Navy
Gary Calhoun
Gary Calhoun Class of 1975
National Guard, 20+ Years
currently serving in Afghanistan
glendon taylor
glendon taylor Class of 1980
National Guard, 12 Years
i joined the virginia national guard upon graduation and served until 1992. was called to active duty to the persian gulf ward
Ivan k. Moore
Ivan k. Moore Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years
Served in the U.S. Army Signal Corp.
John Lay
John Lay Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years
John served in Texas, Colorado, Utah, Japan, Thialand, and Korea
john salley
john salley Class of 1969
Army, 12 Years
tank commander M60A3
Kenneth Ervin
Kenneth Ervin Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
Vietnam 66-67
Leta Sumner Deyerle
Leta Sumner Deyerle Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
Retired Regular Army Lieutenant Colonel. Joined the Army Reserve in 1975 and was commissioned in Regular Army in 1980. Served until 2001 and then continued to serve in support of the Army through 2012 to include tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mason Roberts
Mason Roberts Class of 2008
Army, 3 Years
Michael Lane
Michael Lane Class of 1994
Army, 4 Years
served 4 years in Germany, was in Bosnia for one year
Michael Peters
Michael Peters Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
USMC Retired. Air traffic control radar tech / electronics instructor.
Paul McConnell
Paul McConnell Class of 1984
Air Force, 7 Years
I served for 6 1/2 years (Extended for Desert Storm) as a Security Specialist. Aim High!
Randy Dean
Randy Dean Class of 1989
Air Force, 20+ Years
I'm currently stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ. I plan to retire in the next couple of years. Others places I've been stationed: New Mexico, Texas, Utah, Washington D.C, Korea, Saudia Arabia, Iraq, & Japan.
Rodney Taylor
Rodney Taylor Class of 1984
Army, 11 Years
Various different assignments traveling the world, meeting interesting people. TMDE

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