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

clarence britton
clarence britton Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years
us army for 24 years Germany from 64 to 67. then 13 years on and off at fort hood texas ,with four tours in korea, one in new York at Seneca army depot and one in A> P> Hill Virginia. My wife was also a graduate of glenelg the class of 65 Loretta stonesifer.
David Joseph Davis " Joey"
David Joseph Davis " Joey" Class of 1991
Army, 3 Years
He was station in Fairbanks Alaska from 2003. Went to Baghdad Iraq and was killed by a road side bomb in 2006. He was an Army medic. Also a 14 year member of the Lisbon vol Fire Dept. We brought Joe home so he could be near his family.
David Negley
David Negley Class of 1980
Army, 8 Years
Computer sites around the world, including Fort Polk, La.; MacDill AFB; Fort Frum, NY; Heidelberg, Germany; and SHAPE, Belgium. Was at the head of the line when we went into Somalia. Part of the clean-up crew that put Florida back together after Hurricane Andrew.
Dianna Shultz
Dianna Shultz Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years
Proudly served in the Active Army, Army Reserve and National Guard totally 23 yrs. Also participated in 2 campaigns in Iraq, both Desert Shield and Desert Storm. During my service time I have held numerous positions all dealing with Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Warfare. Most emphasis as a Chemical Officer has been directed towards insuring troops/units; be they Division, Brigade, Battalion or Company level in NBC intelligence and chemical operations to include surviving a dirty battlefield. Exercised staff and advised commanders of the impact of NBC on tactical, logistical and civil-military operation. Some of the positions I held while serving were, Division Chemical Staff Officer of the 47th Infantry Div, Chemical Operations Officer, 2nd Armored Div., Division Artillery Chemical Officer, 2nd Armored Div,, Company Operations Officer, 44th Chemical Company, Brigade Chemical Officer for 101st Aviation Brigade, Executive Officer for the 1/338th Regiment, Commander, HHC, 85th Division Exercise and Chemical Staff Officer, U.S Army Central Command, Saudi Arabia.
Gary Bloom
Gary Bloom Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 9 Years
Served 9+ years from 1969 to 1978, served in Vietnam 69/70 as a radio operator with the 1st Marine Division.
George Brosenne
George Brosenne Class of 1995
Army, 16 Years
Several tours of duty to Iraq and Afghanistan. Reciipent of Soldier's Medal.
James A. sands
James A. sands Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years
This was a great adventure for me, I really developed as a person and made a difference for my country. I traveled the world, met lots of people, great friends in different countries and so many experiences. I also met my wife in military, best thing ever.
James Patrick
James Patrick Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years
Joined in 1986. Transportation/Maintenance. Desert Storm, Bosnia, Enduring Freedom Veteran. MSG-E8
James Patrick
James Patrick Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years
Joined in 1986. Was stationed in Erlangen Germany 1986-1990. Fort Hood, Texas 1991-1994. Mannheim Germany 1995-1997. Fort Stewart, Georgia 1998-2003. 2003-presant, Fort Meade, MD. MSG/E8 Senoir Logistic/Maintenance Supervisor. Served in Desert Storm, Bosnia and Operation Enduring Freedom.
jimmy kappes
jimmy kappes Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years
MP Vietnam Vet.
Joe Collons
Joe Collons Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years
Cambat medic / specialized in cardiology
Joshua Paul Krout
Joshua Paul Krout Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 5 Years
Joshua Krout has been serving in the USMC since graduation aand has served several overseas tours in ireland germany and Iraq. He is scheduled to go to Afghanistan before he leaves the military for a career as a Maryland police officer.
Kelli Bobb Hanaway
Kelli Bobb Hanaway Class of 1994
Navy, 8 Years
Served as a CIWS technition onboard destroyers.
Leland JACKSON Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
21+ years working in computers all but 3.5 years as an Air Force recruiter in Lexington, KY. First assignment out of Basic Training was to Indiana University for Intensive Russian Language training. Was a 9 month training period but I only stayed 7 months. Left Indiana for computer position in Georgia. I spent 2 years at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska (I drove there and back), and 4 years in Wiesbaden, Germany. I retired at 21+ years after 8.5 years at Scott AFB. ILwhere I still reside in Belleville, IL. I loved my Air Force career!
Melissa Ridgely Covolesky
Melissa Ridgely Covolesky Class of 1986
Army, 18 Years
Spent 12 years on Active Duty as a Military Police Officer. 8 years at Fort Bragg, NC; 3 years in Stuttgart, Germany and a year at different training courses, to inlcude the Officer Basic and Advance Courses at Fort McClellan, AL. Spent 7 years in the Army Reserves. Currently back on Active Duty as an Army Judge Advocate General.
Phil Campbell
Phil Campbell Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years
1 tour vietnam as a grunt. 30 yrs as helicopter pilot. active army, army reserve, alabama army national guard. retired CW4 dec. 2002
Richard (Doug) Kramer
Richard (Doug) Kramer Class of 1964
Army, 15 Years
Served in the active Army, Army Reserve and National Guard from 1969 - 1984. Currently assigned to the Retired Reserve in the rank of MAJ. Commissioned from ROTC at Auburn University as a 2LT in 1969 in the Air Defense Artillery. Had assignemnts in Air Defense, Special Forces, Chemical Corps, Army Aviation, Ballistic Research, Missile Intelligence, and as an Army instructor. Units and instutions assiged to included: 20th Special Forces Group (ABN); 1/5 ADA, 2nd Armored Div.; 326th Chemical Co. & 490th Chemical Bn; 3392 USAR School; Army Air Defense School, Ft. Bliss, TX; Army Aviation Flight Test Activity, Edwards AFB, CA; Ballistics Research Lab, Aberdeen, MD; Missile Intelligence Agency, Redstone Arsenal, AL.
Richard Embrey
Richard Embrey Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Richard Served for 25 years, most of them during the Cold War Era. Richard's occupational specialties include Communications, Drill Instructor, Enlisted Academy Instructor, Recon-parachute qualified, Chief of Operations and Training at the Marine Corps Communications School
Ronald Detter
Ronald Detter Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 11 Years
Spent 11 years in the marine corps, and died valiantly for his country. His end was in the hands of terrorists. They took him hostage, and tried to extract information from him. The methods they used killed him.
Sarah Gambrell
Sarah Gambrell Class of 1985
Army, 6 Years
Enlisted in Frankfurt, Germany after living in Berlin Germany for 2 years, 1989-1991. Originally trained as a Graphic Artist, where I spent 2 years at the Pentagon working for the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. (ODCSPER). Then stationed at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indiana and reclassified as a Military Journalist and was assigned to the Far East Network in Okinawa Japan, doing television and radio. Left the military at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in 1996.

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