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

Have you lost your Grafton High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Bearcats lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Carl F. Clark
Carl F. Clark Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years
819th RED HORSE, Combat Engineers
David A Jones
David A Jones Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Retired MSgt
ERIC SMITH
ERIC SMITH Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 6 Years
sationed in miramar ca. and was deployed overseas to persian gulf and was then transfered to reserve bas to train resvist for last year in sevice
Gerald (Boub) Jones
Gerald (Boub) Jones Class of 1966
Navy, 3 Years
Stationed on the USS Preston DD795 , I made 3 tours to Vietnam . I enlisted Feb 65 finished My Education in the Navy Aug 66. Attended Fairmont state under the GI bill
Harold D (Doug) Knotts
Harold D (Doug) Knotts Class of 1960
Army, 20+ Years
First MOS was Air Defense Arty, retired as an Intel Analyst. Served abroad in Korea, Okinawa, Vietnam. Served in ASA, Psyops and was S2 shop NCO for 2 different Brigade HQ's. I still stay close to the military and am presently Sr Vice Cmdr for VFW, Dept of WV.
Howard L. Freeze
Howard L. Freeze Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served 28 years, assignments included Lackland AFB, TX; Sheppard AFB, TX; Point Mugu NAS, CA: Ellsworth AFB, SD; Phan Rang AB, RVN; Dover AFB, DE; Takhli RTAFB, Thailand; Kokah RTAFB, Thailand; DaNang AB, RVN; Randolph AFB, TX; Patch Barracks, GE; US Embassy, Cairo, Egypt; and Izmir, Turkey. After I retired from the USAF, I spent 15 years at various posts in civil service. I am currently working on various projects in Grafton and reside in Parkview.
James Joseph Carney
James Joseph Carney Class of 1936
Navy, 20+ Years
CWO-4, US Navy. Enlisted in August 1936 and retired in December 1969. Decorations include: Navy Good Conduct Medal American Defense Medal American Campaign Medal European/African/Mid East Campaign Medal Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal World War 2 Victory Medal Navy Occupation Medal National Defense Service Medal Korean War Medal Expeditionary Medal Philippine Liberation Medal United Nations Medal
Jim Watkins
Jim Watkins Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years
Enlisted in 1971 finished my education in the army. Was trained as a 63H Track veh repman (tank mechanic) spent a couple of combat tours, spent 3 tours in germany, became a maintenance supervisor , Did Some CID work , did spec duty in the Saudi/Kuwait. did a tour in California and Maryland, and Korea , retired SFC in 1993
Jim Watkins
Jim Watkins Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years
I quit school in 71 and joined the Army and did a couple of tours in the sand and korea and 9 years in germany, also stationed in ft dix, ft leonard wood, ft ord APG md. retired 1993 with 22 years in and became a military instructor for auto maintenance in md. I am currently the Training and Marketing Manager for tesla Ind in Delaware
Joshua VanGilder
Joshua VanGilder Class of 2006
National Guard, 8 Years
E-4 Specialist, 1 tour to Kuwait/Iraq for Operation New Dawn
Larry Clark
Larry Clark Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Joined after graduation. Served in the Corps as an 0311 (rifleman) and then reclassed into Air Control/Anti Air Warfare Electronics Operator. Was selected for embasssy duty and served at the American Embassy in Tehran,Iraan and Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Left the Corps to attend college and joined the Army Reserves and was activated for Deseert Storm and then remained on active duty for twenty six years.
ROBERT LEE CARROLL
ROBERT LEE CARROLL Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years
WORKED IN EARLY WARNING RADAR UNITS NINCLUDING GROUND AND AIRBORNE AND EARLY MISSILE WARNING. WORKED IN BOTH NORAD (CHEYENNE MTN) AND SAC UNDERGROUND COMMAND POSTS RETIRED IN 1987 AS SENIOR MASTER SGT (E-8) SUPERINTENDENT OF OPERATIONS AT LUKE AFB PHOENIX AZ
Tom Dougherty
Tom Dougherty Class of 1975
Navy, 8 Years
Electronics Technician/Reactor Operator, Instructor, Submarine Service
Tom Dougherty
Tom Dougherty Class of 1975
Navy, 8 Years
Electronics, Instructor at Nuclear training facility near saratoga Springs, NY and Nuclear Reactor operator on USS Benjamin Franklin (SSBN 640)
william gerkins
william gerkins Class of 1949
Air Force, 6 Years
looking for william gerkin edward air force base ca. my name is carl seal at email bascrs@aol.com

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Class of '74

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2008 GHS HOMECOMING GAME EVENT

Greetings to all 1968 GHS Alumni:

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