Griffin High School Alumni

Griffin, Georgia (GA)

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

Alton Cleveland Powell, Jr.
Alton Cleveland Powell, Jr.
Class of 1961
Air Force, 14 Years

Five Stripes , Nine Service Ribbons including Air Force Achievement Medal, served overseas In Libya, Then several years in the USAFR
Amy Mackey (Connolly)
Amy Mackey (Connolly)
Class of 1997
Air Force, 10 Years

Loving the AF everyday!
Anthony J Corbin Sr
Anthony J Corbin Sr
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 6 Years

N/A
bernard cartez johnson
bernard cartez johnson
Class of 2007
Army, 9 Years

Completed 2 tours in Iraq in support of operation iraqi freedom and operation new dawn with 1ID. Served as a Basic Combat Training Drill Sergeant. Currently serving at Fort Jackson, SC as a Drill Sergeant Leader at the United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy.
Brandon William Chiat
Brandon William Chiat
Class of 2007
Navy, 6 Years

Still enlisted.
brian petersen
brian petersen
Class of 2002
Army, 7 Years

Served with the 2nd Bn 75 ranger Regiment for three years before attending Special Forces selection. I served the remainder of my army career with the 3rd special forces group out of Fort Bragg NC.
Bryan Clanton
Bryan Clanton
Class of 1995
Army, 3 Years

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to college/Reserve enlistment as a Psychological Operations Specialist to Officer Candidate. Military service ended due to injury.
Byron Howard
Byron Howard
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

Pilot Training: 1975-1976
C-130 Pilot: 1976-1981
Editor, The MAC Flyer: 1981-1986
Chief of Safety, 374th TAW: 1986-1989
C-9A Pilot: 1989-1990
Air Operations Staff Officer: 1990-192
Theater Airlift Liaison Officer, 3d MI: 1992-1995
Cassie Pritts
Cassie Pritts
Class of 2002
Coast Guard, 4 Years

Still serving in the Coast Guard as a Purchasing Agent for the Recruit Training Center in Cape May, NJ. Been stationed 4 other places since joining.
Chris Jones
Chris Jones
Class of 1994
Coast Guard, 16 Years

Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer. CG HQ command security officer
CSM  J. Barry Smallwood
CSM J. Barry Smallwood
Class of 1981
Army, 19 Years

10 yrs Army/9 years National Guard. ntelligence Analyst/Crypto-Analyst. Iraq 2005-2006 presently-878th Eng Bn CSM Augusta, GA
Daniel Stover
Daniel Stover
Class of 1984
Air Force, 11 Years

Served active duty four years 1984 through 1988. Also served in Air Force Reserve 2004 to present.
Demetrius Freeman
Demetrius Freeman
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Dianne Wynn Harris
Dianne Wynn Harris
Class of 1980
Army, 15 Years

Served 15yrs as finance and Accounting NCO Retired In Seo1997 in Orland FL Now reside in Griffin Ga
Donald T. White
Donald T. White
Class of 1996
Army, 10 Years

Served 10 years as a 13B Cannon Crewmember. Have been stationed in such places as Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado and been to Iraq 3 times. Currently a Drill SGT
Donivan (Donnie) Aaron
Donivan (Donnie) Aaron
Class of 1985
Army, 2 Years

U.S. Army (2) and Georgia National Guard (4)
Donivan Aaron
Donivan Aaron
Class of 1985
Army, 2 Years

Field Artillery Forward Observer
Geneline Glass
Geneline Glass
Class of 2010
Army, 5 Years

Human Intelligence Collector. Completed 1 tour in Afghanistan attached to SF and MARSOC. Duty Stations: Ft. Gordon and Ft. Shafter.
Gerald Pounds
Gerald Pounds
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Two years Army, 5 years Air Force, 36 years Air Force Reserves. Two combat tours (Viet Nam/Croatia). Colonel (Ret).
Greg Harris
Greg Harris
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 24.5 years as a Computer Programmer. Retired in 2006 in Warner Robins. Now living outside of St. Louis, work at Scott AFB, IL.
Jamorn Driver
Jamorn Driver
Class of 1997
Navy, 10 Years

I've been in the Navy almost 10 years now. I've been to many different places across the world and I've enjoyed every minute of it. I wouldn't trade it in for the world!!!
Jesse Becker
Jesse Becker
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 21 Years

Graduated boot camp right before the towers fell in 2001. Hard to capture 21 years of service, but simply was an avionics technician and deployed as one on land and sea for OIF. Became an ISR engineer the following enlistment and deployed again for OIF. Intel comms chief in Okinawa Japan with time in Korea, supported humanitarian efforts during the tsunami. Comms chief again in California. Drill Instructor in Parris Island, Deployed again at sea in as an anti-terrorism force protection chief. Then quietly retired out of the 2nd Intelligence Battalion on camp Lejeune. Currently living in Richlands NC and open to any questions about service.
Joey Bevil
Joey Bevil
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Spent 20 years and 16 days in the USAF, retired MSgt.
Joey Bevil
Joey Bevil
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20 Years

Stationed at Elmendorf AFB AK; Malmstrom AFB MT, Tyndall AFB FL, Robins AFB GA, Travis AFB CA, Shaw AFB SC
Joey Bevil
Joey Bevil
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20 Years

Medical field. Stationed in Alaska, Montana,Florida, Georgia, California, South Carolina
Joshua Hughes
Joshua Hughes
Class of 2003
Navy, 4 Years

United States Navy Search and Rescue Swimmer, Special Weapons and Tactics Crewman
Kevin Hayes
Kevin Hayes
Class of 1996
Army, 10 Years

Served six years with Special Operations as a Satellite Communications Specialist and currently a Satellite Network Engineer in Japan
Louis Baxter
Louis Baxter
Class of 2000
Navy, 7 Years

Just got out of the Navy, but served 6.5 years around the world for us.
Mac McRee
Mac McRee
Class of 2000
Army, 8 Years

Two Iraq deployments 2005 and 2009 and one Afghanistan deployment 2010
Michael Swetmon
Michael Swetmon
Class of 1989
Air Force, 18 Years

Airfield Systems Maintenance Journeyman.
Randall Distel
Randall Distel
Class of 2007
Army, 6 Years

Served with 1/75 Ranger Battalion in Savannah, GA for 2 years then served the remaining 3 years with 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. Completing 2 tours in Afghanistan.
Scott Parker
Scott Parker
Class of 1999
Army, 6 Years

Scott has served in both Iraq and Afghanistan within USASOC and currently attending the United States Army Warrant Officer Flight Program.
Tommy Ray Goolsby Jr
Tommy Ray Goolsby Jr
Class of 1980
Army, 12 Years

I served in several combat areas and was the first soldier to drive a Abram A-1 tank on Europian soil.
Valerie E. Lewis
Valerie E. Lewis
Class of 1995
Army, 5 Years

Currently a member of Georgia National Guard While active duty for 4 years she worked in the medical field in Afghanistan(Operation Enduring Freedom I) & Iraq
William Lee Briscoe
William Lee Briscoe
Class of 1987
Army, 6 Years

Served from 1990-1996 as a Aviation Communications Tech on U.S. Army helicopters. Served in 101st Airborne Division and 2nd Infantry Division.
Wlliam E. "Billy" Lewis Jr.
Wlliam E. "Billy" Lewis Jr.
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Army SFC, now working in IT in Singapore for the US Gov't. Be all you can be! Hooah!
YANCEY J. McDOWELL,Sr
YANCEY J. McDOWELL,Sr
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

RETIRED 82ND Airborne Division, Jumpmaster, Air Medal, MSM (2OLC), Master Parachutist Badge, 135 Parachute Jumps Master Air Crewmember Badge, 3500 Flight Hours, 100 Flight Hours in Combat, German Parachutist Badge, Three Combat Tours,
Yancey J. McDowell,Sr
Yancey J. McDowell,Sr
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

RETIRED 82ND Airborne Division, Jumpmaster, Air Medal, MSM (2OLC), Master Parachutist Badge, 135 Parachute Jumps Master Air Crewmember Badge, 3500 Flight Hours, 100 Flight Hours in Combat, German Parachutist Badge, Three Combat Tours,

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