Happy Valley High School Alumni

Elizabethton, Tennessee (TN)

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

alan w moore
alan w moore
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 4 Years

UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS JULY 1 1996 TO JULY 1 2000 ACHIEVED RANK OF E4 WHILE SERVING AS A HUMVEE TECH.
Dan Hubbard
Dan Hubbard
Class of 1988
Army, 18 Years

1989-1992 USMC, Desert Storm Veteran. Commissioned as an Armor Officer in the U.S. Army in 1996. Commanded Bravo Co, 4th BN, 64th Armor during "Thunder Runs" into Baghdad in 2003. Currently serving as a Major at TARDEC in Warren, MI
Daniel  Lee Denton
Daniel Lee Denton
Class of 2006
Navy, 1 Years

Naval Academy Class of 2010
Dexter Terry
Dexter Terry
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

Security Police
19th SPS
Robins AFB, GA
douglas coy phipps
douglas coy phipps
Class of 1974
Navy, 12 Years

1st class Navy Storekeeper....saw the world
Douglas Randall Maupin
Douglas Randall Maupin
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Served six years Army Reserve, three years active duty Navy, and thirteen years Navy Reserve. Retired as Commander U.S. Navy
Ed Mottern
Ed Mottern
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Viet Nam 69-70 823 Combat Security Squadron
Honor to serve and thankful for those who did not make it back
Gerald "Jerry" Granai
Gerald "Jerry" Granai
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Started out as a Power Generator Mechanic, ended up as a 1st SGT in Armored Cavalry. Spent time in Honduras, Germanym, Korea, Desert Storm, and finished with Bosnia.
James Matherly
James Matherly
Class of 2003
Air Force, 9 Years

Nine years in, 5 bases, two tours in Iraq and one in South America and not stopping there. My plan is to retire from the AF, teach and coach football.
Jeff Birchfield
Jeff Birchfield
Class of 1986
National Guard, 9 Years

Served in U.S. Army and 771st National Guard unit in Johnson City. Rank of E-5 (Sergeant) at end of enlistment.
Jim Carr
Jim Carr
Class of 1984
Navy, 8 Years

Served on USS Coral Sea from 1985-1987. Naval Reserves for 5 years.
joe deel
joe deel
Class of 1998
Coast Guard, 9 Years

boot camp in new jersey
stationed in virginia
currently stationed in the florida keys
Joe Lunceford
Joe Lunceford
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served USMCSF Co. Yorktown, Va 1990 through 1992. 1992 through 1993 Camp Lejeune, NC. 2nd Mar Div.
Joe Lunceford
Joe Lunceford
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served MCSF YORKTOWN, VA 2 YEARS CAMP LEJEUNE, NC.
John Lewis
John Lewis
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served 27 years. Two tours in Vietnam. Retired in 1992.
Jon Snodgrass
Jon Snodgrass
Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Fox Co 2/9 15th MEUSOC
Joseph Barnett
Joseph Barnett
Class of 1978
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in Charleston, SC as the Crew Chief on a C-141.
Joshua Morris
Joshua Morris
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Marine Corps machine gunner. Tour to Iraq.
Justin Davis
Justin Davis
Class of 2005
Air Force, 1 Years

I am an aircraft mechanic for the A-10 Warthog. I'm stationed in Tucson, AZ at Davis-Monthan, AFB. I am an E-3 and have served for 1 year and 4 months.
Justin Garland
Justin Garland
Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Served In The USMC for 11/2 years.
Kenneth Fagans
Kenneth Fagans
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

Active Duty 20 +
Kevin Chesser
Kevin Chesser
Class of 1992
Army, 10 Years

Served 4 years in Hawaii as an Infantryman, Then moved to Fort Campbell Ky, where I served 2 tours in Iraq in 2003 and 2005
Larry Carver
Larry Carver
Class of 1967
Air Force, 5 Years

Vietnam Nam Veteran with three tours. Flew 62 combat missions as a gunner on AC-130 "Spectre" gunship, with the 16 th Special Operations Squadron.
Loida Burns
Loida Burns
Class of 1995
Air Force, 9 Years

Currently stationed in Pope AFB, NC in the 43rd Civil Engineer Squadron.
Matthew Parker
Matthew Parker
Class of 2006
Navy, 1 Years

US Navy Submarine torpedoman (or Machinist Mate - Weapons). Deal with all the on board rifles, machineguns, shotguns, and pistols. As well, of course, the Mk. 48 Torpedos and the Tomahawk missiles launched from VLS.
Maxine Olgin (Britt)
Maxine Olgin (Britt)
Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years

Served in the Gulf War all three campaigns, Somila. Retired in 2009
NATHANIEL MCKINNEY
NATHANIEL MCKINNEY
Class of 1958
Army, 3 Years

MOS 632.20
Peter Anthony "Tony" Barnett
Peter Anthony "Tony" Barnett
Class of 1987
Navy, 3 Years

Served as a gunner's mate on the battleship USS Wisconsin out of Norfolk, VA maintaining and opperating the 16 inch guns.
Rebecca Olsen
Rebecca Olsen
Class of 1990
Navy, 8 Years

Rocked out of Air Traffic school (good thing, too). After that, I went to work on CH53E helicopters in Sicily, Italy. Later I went to Weather School in Biloxi MS and eventually finished my Naval career as a weather observer in the San Diego area.
Roger Lynn Burchfield
Roger Lynn Burchfield
Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years

Served in USN (san diego 2yrs/
Philadelphia 2 yrs)
ROGER SMITH
ROGER SMITH
Class of 1965
Army, 24 Years

one year viet nam. retired E8 master sergeant.
roy bowman
roy bowman
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

SAW THE WORLD, BUT NOW I'M BACK IN THE GREAT STATE OF TN.
Ryan Garland
Ryan Garland
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 1 Years

infantry
Sharon Hawkins
Sharon Hawkins
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired after 20 years as Chief Petty Officer. Served in combat zone during Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Iraq/Afghanistan.
Steve Barnett
Steve Barnett
Class of 1986
Navy, 2 Years

Served on the USS O'Bannon (DD-987) out of Charleston, SC.
Steven Nunley
Steven Nunley
Class of 1996
Army, 8 Years

I have currently obtained the rank of E-5/ SGT and I am serving in Fort Hood, TX. I am an Information Technology Specialist. Previous duty stations include Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Gordon, GA and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
Tim Young
Tim Young
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Actively serving with the Maryland Air National Guard
Tim Young
Tim Young
Class of 1979
National Guard, 20+ Years

Currently MSgt in the Maryland Air National 175th Civil Engineering Squadron, Baltimore Maryland. Spent 4 years active (1980-84). The photo is of the Electrical section of the 175th at Operation Jump Start, Mexico Border, Feb 08 I'm third from the right.
Wes Hardin
Wes Hardin
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

Combat Communications Engineer - Desert Storm, OEF, OIF(Multiple tours)

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