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


Class of 0
, Years

Brian  Bradley
Brian Bradley
Class of 1988
Navy, 20+ Years

Spent 4 years on active duty after graduation. Spent the last 16 years in the Reserve. Served in Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.
Brian Coffee
Brian Coffee
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Served from April 85 to March 2012, served overseas in various locations. Was in Iraq 04 to 05, Medically Discharged in 2012.
Brian Keith Coffee
Brian Keith Coffee
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Was stationed at various Army Bases in the U.S., Deployed to Iraq 04-05, Medically discharged in 2012, With Honorable Discharge.
Brian Sammons
Brian Sammons
Class of 1989
Air Force, 15 Years

Air Intelligence Agency; Served in Operation Southern Watch/Operation Northern Watch
C. Henry Peters II
C. Henry Peters II
Class of 1992
Coast Guard, 11 Years

My job has to be one of greatest around. I conduct Law enforcment (Homeland Security) and get to play with some of the latest technology (boats) around. I'm stationed out of Sunny Miami Florida. Searc
Candice Conklin
Candice Conklin
Class of 2006
National Guard, 1 Years

I have 7 years to go
Clay Greene
Clay Greene
Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 16 Years

Master Sergeant in the USMC. Currently stationed in California. Have been around the world a few times and seen many of the exotic 3rd world countries to include the middle east, far east, Europe, the carribean and Central America.
Curtis Wireman
Curtis Wireman
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Retired after 24.5 years of service. Final duty station as Sgt Major of Training Brigade at Fort Knox.Deployed to Desert Storm as an M1A1 tanker. Also served in several locations in Germany and the U.S. HOOAH!
CW4 Robert "Chris" Phillips
CW4 Robert "Chris" Phillips
Class of 1990
Army, 19 Years

Serving in the Army Medical Department as a Chief Warrant Officer. I've deployed several times to both Iraq and Afghanistan planning, designing, and constructing health facilities. Upcoming deployment to Iraq in the fall of 2009 to oversee the repair and servicing of medical equipment throughout the country.
CWO4 Jay Brewer
CWO4 Jay Brewer
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

He was in ROTC at GCHS and graduated and went into the Marine Corp. He has served for over 20 years and has had 3 deployments to the middle east. I in Kuwait for the start of the war in Iraq, 1 in Iraq and another in Bahrain. He currently is serving in Hawaii.
Daniel Neal
Daniel Neal
Class of 1980
Army, 8 Years

Received the US ARMY Medal of Commendation in 1983; Expert Marksman; and US ARMY Service Ribbon. Was stationed at Ft. Sill, OK as a Food Service Specialist.
Darren Horton
Darren Horton
Class of 1985
Air Force, 16 Years

Boom Operator USAF Reserves
Eddie Vanderpool, SMSgt, Retired
Eddie Vanderpool, SMSgt, Retired
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired 1 May 07 after 22 years service. Lived in Hawaii, Virginia, Illinois, Ohio, England and South Carolina. Been all over the Middle East several times and am currently the 9 Air Force/USCENTAF Inspector General.
Henry "Michael" Samons
Henry "Michael" Samons
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Markmenship Instructor, Hummvee Instructor
Henry "Michael" Samons
Henry "Michael" Samons
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 6 Years

served over sees for 1 year
and the rest in Cal, and N.C. / S.C.
Honorable Discharged in Jan 2001
Henry "Michael" Samons
Henry "Michael" Samons
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 6 Years

served over sees for 1 year
and the rest in Cal, and N.C. / S.C.
Honorable Discharged in Jan 2001
J.D. Whitman
J.D. Whitman
Class of 1988
National Guard, 18 Years

Served with the 216th Engineer Battalion in Tikrit Iraq 2004 to 2005. Is currently still in the Ohio Army National Guard in Portsmouth Ohio.
Jack Gilliam
Jack Gilliam
Class of 1991
Air Force, 8 Years

Combat Engineer/Red Horse
James Ratliff
James Ratliff
Class of 1988
Army, 19 Years

Spent six years in Germany and the last four in Alaska. I have done one very long 16 month tour in Iraq and I am going back again real soon.
Jamie Jones
Jamie Jones
Class of 1988
Navy, 3 Years

Aviation Ordnanceman (AO) Served during Desert Storm
Jay Brewer
Jay Brewer
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Currently stationed at Marine Forces Pacific Headquarters at Camp H.M. Smith HI. Joined as a Weather Observer, became a forecaster and currently serving as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 Weather Service Officer. Have deployed to Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Most recently returned from Iraq in April of 2008. Best duty was when I was a Weather School Instructor at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi MS.
Jeff Harris
Jeff Harris
Class of 1985
Navy, 8 Years

Aviation Support Technician 2nd class 1987-1995
Operation Dessert Storm Vet.
Jeff Harris
Jeff Harris
Class of 1985
Navy, 8 Years

Served in Operation Desert Storm
Jeff Sargent
Jeff Sargent
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

1SG Jeff Sargent served 21 years in the US Army and retired in 2006. First Sergeant Sargent served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Jim Traylor
Jim Traylor
Class of 1977
Air Force, 18 Years

Actually served 17 1/2 years. Retired early as an E-7 (Master Sergeant). Bases included Tyndall AFB, FL; Grissom AFB , IN; Osan AB, Republic of Korea; Keesler AFB, MS. Been to Japan & Greenland. Was prepared to go to Desert Shield/Desert Storm but oour group was told to stand down. Served as a Fuels Specialist refueling all military aircraft, receiving, storing, and testing all fuels. Enjoyed every minute of it!
Jimbo Osman
Jimbo Osman
Class of 1986
Army, 8 Years

M1A1 Tank Crewman, traveled to many strange and exotic lands. Served with Greg Dillow and Sam Bentley, enough said!
John Holbrook
John Holbrook
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Joined straight out of high school. Served over 28 years with various units.
Joseph McFarland
Joseph McFarland
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Joe served in Marine Corps as an Air Traffice Controller. He performed service to his country overseas in Operation Enduring Freedom.
Joseph Riley
Joseph Riley
Class of 2006
Navy, 2 Years

Police officer in US Navy. Served one tour of duty in afghanistan
Julie Traylor Murphy
Julie Traylor Murphy
Class of 1992
Air Force, 4 Years

Stationed at Vandenburg AFB, CA. Still married to the military. 5 years until he retires! He deploys next month. A cops job is never done. spent time at Vandenburg, Travis, MacDill, Charleston, Keesler-twice, Lackland-twice, now thinking about Alaska or Germany.
Kevin Whitman
Kevin Whitman
Class of 1986
Army, 8 Years

Operation Desert Storm
Larry Belford
Larry Belford
Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 15 Years

He has been in the Marine Corps since a couple months after graduation. Has been to, or supported operations in every hot spot for the past 15 years in one capacity or another to include, a MEUSOC (Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Capable) in support of the war in Afghanistan and 4 tours to Iraq including the invasion in 2003 with 1st Marine Division.
Michael Blevins
Michael Blevins
Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Spent time with 1/8 Weapons Co, 2/2 Weapons, 1/6 and 3/6 Weapons Co. Been to Bosnia, Somalia, Haiti. Loved it all and joined the CORPS just for that to get some baby...
michael burkhardt
michael burkhardt
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 4 Years

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Michael Tater  Ferguson
Michael Tater Ferguson
Class of 1987
National Guard, 20+ Years

He is a LT COL with the National Guard He is the battlion commander of the 201st Engineers in Ashland. He is currently serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan for 10 months.
Michael Whissen
Michael Whissen
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 9 Years

Sgt in the Marine Corps. Stationed in Yuma Az with VMA-214 Blacksheep. AV8B Harrier Ejection Seat/Environmental Systems Mech. Been on five deployments, four of them in the middle east. Been to Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, and about 15 other Countrys around the world.
Mike Akers
Mike Akers
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 6 Years

CH-53 Aircrew, Hydraulics Mechanic
Mike Esposito
Mike Esposito
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired in April 30th after 23 years, 4 months
nicholos colegrove
nicholos colegrove
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 1 Years

DDC..due to a delay on a medical discharge and subsequent felony convictions for theft of military owned firearms. Okinawa,Japan; Mogadishu,Somalia.

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