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

Anthony Spearman
Anthony Spearman Class of 1989
Army, 12 Years
Graduated basic traing in 1992 at Fort Leonard Wood MO. AIT combat medic at Fort Sam Houston TX. Served in the reserves until 2006 then went back on active at Fort Gordon GA,Germany, Fort Polk, Fort Bragg and two tours of combat duty in Afghanistan.
Barry Dillard
Barry Dillard Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years
Yeoman - USS FORRESTAL CVA-59 1966-1969 Supreme Allied Command 1969-1970
Charles Middlebrook
Charles Middlebrook Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Vietnam Veteran 1967 to 1968, Unit: 3rd Battalion 7th Marines, Kilo Company, 1st Platoon, Combat Radio Operator, Purple Heart for wounds received 12/16/67.
Dave Lawrence
Dave Lawrence Class of 1962
National Guard, 6 Years
October - December 1963 Basic Training - Ft. Jackson, SC AIT - Basic Artillery School - Ft. Sill, OK, by correspondence Released from 6-months of active duty - March, 1964 8 weeks - Summer Camp - Ft. Bragg, NC 4 weeks - Summer Camp - Ft. Stewart, GA Called to active duty - April 4, 1968 - Released April 20, 1968 Called to active duty - May 21, 1969 - Released May 25, 1969 Honorably discharged October, 1969.
don dunn
don dunn Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years
dover del.----------tuy hoa Vietnam-----eglin fl
Don Montgomery
Don Montgomery Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years
Loadmaster (Combat Crew) C5A Galaxy
Frankie Glenn
Frankie Glenn Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years
Tour in Viet Nam 67- 68
Furman Jefferson "Man Tan Man" Lindsay
Furman Jefferson "Man Tan Man" Lindsay Class of 1961
National Guard, 6 Years
Valuable jewels learned from my 6 years in the Guard: 1. When the pin is pulled, Mr. Hand Grenade is no longer your friend. 2. Friendly fire isn't. 3. Incoming rounds have the right of way. 4. Never tell your First Sergeant you have nothing to do.
Harlan Sanders
Harlan Sanders Class of 1959
Army, 20+ Years
Created and helped implement the United States Army Bathroom Malodor (aka, the Stink Bomb). Test subjects actually started screaming within seconds, when exposed. They stated that it smelled worse than anything they had ever inhaled times 10. Volunteered as a test subject for the U.S. DARPA's "stay awake pills" project. Set Army record by staying awake for 49 straight hours without ill effects, then slept for 30 days.
Ian M. Sampson
Ian M. Sampson Class of 2010
Marine Corps, 1 Years
active service
James H. Witherspoon
James H. Witherspoon Class of 1961
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Gunnery Sergeant - 1st Battalion, 7th Marines Received the Medal of Freedom at Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, 21 January 1968. Witherspoon's unit came under attack by a regiment of approximately 3,000 NVA soldiers. They began a frontal attack using machine guns, grenades, mortars and PEZ dispensers against Witherspoon and the Marines. He used eight machine guns, firing continuously throughout the night. He also fired his rifle, a 45 caliber pistol and at least 60 lawn darts at the North Vietnamese. At morning's first light, Witherspoon was the only people still standing. He's now living in Hong Kong with his dog, "Chesty" and a live-in house keeper, Wai Yu Kum Nao.
James K. (Kent) Cobb
James K. (Kent) Cobb Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Col USMC. Infantry and Reconnaissance. Vietnam, Desert Storm, Somalia
James Michael McLean
James Michael McLean Class of 1966
National Guard, 20+ Years
Army National Guard. Fuel Handler,Cavalry Scout, Radio Operator,Truck Driver,Chaplain's Assistant.
Jim peoples
Jim peoples Class of 1965
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
Army helo pilot in viet nam and Germany. Ncng 75 to 77. Direct commission aviator uscg. Stationed in cape may nj , Kodiak am, traverse city mi, cape cod ma. Desert storm vet
larry lund
larry lund Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years
Navy patrol plane crew member in southeast Asia.
Ray Rose
Ray Rose Class of 1988
Air Force, 19 Years
Has served in the US Air Force for nearly 20 years and will be retiring this May 2008.
Robert D. Bender
Robert D. Bender Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years
Served 3 years aboard the USS Higbee DD 806 in Long Beach, Ca. as the ASW Officer. Also served an additional18 more years in the naval reserve.
Steve Bostick
Steve Bostick Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
US Army Intelligence

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