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

Alfred R. Willis
Alfred R. Willis Class of 1962
Navy, 8 Years
Served as an Electronics Technician. Stationed aboard the USS Holland (AS-32) and USS Hunley (AS-31). Stationed in San Diego, San Francisco, Ft. Monmouth, Charleston, Rota, Spain, Guam and Oak Harbor, WA.
Brian McElroy
Brian McElroy Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Served in Desert Storm
Carl Bishop
Carl Bishop Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years
Started as a Medical Technician in 1972. Stationed at Wilford Hall in San Antonio, then to Howard AFB in Panama S.A., Little Rock AFB, Jacksonville, Ark. Then Back to Wilford Hall. Got out went to nursing school then back in as an officer and nurse. Stationed at Bergstrom AFB, Austin, TX, Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage AK, then Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX. Retired and remain in Wichita Falls as a teacher in a medical program at Hirschi IB Math/Science Magnet High School in Wichita Falls, TX
Charles G. Chaffin
Charles G. Chaffin Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years
UT ROTC Quartermaster Officer, accounting instructor at Ft. Lee Virginia 1969-1970, supply officer, Da Nang, Viet Nam, 1970-1971, received bronze star
Charles Stinebuck
Charles Stinebuck Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years
Service in aircraft Squadrons both ashore and Aboard various Aircraft Carriers
Delfino Flores
Delfino Flores Class of 1980
Navy, 15 Years
AD1/AW Aircraft Mechanic Honorable Discharge
Delfino Flores Jr.
Delfino Flores Jr. Class of 1980
Navy, 15 Years
Aviation Machinist Mate, 1st Class Petty Officer
Eric Olvera
Eric Olvera Class of 2005
Navy, 4 Years
Graduated in 2005 then enlisted into the U.S. Navy. Served on board the USS John F. Kennedy, USS Kitty Hawk, and USS George Washington. Along with serving temporary assigned duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fred Wicker
Fred Wicker Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Viet Nam Vet. Retired after 23 years service as Chief Master Sergeant in 1989.
FRED WICKER Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Viet Nam Vet. Served in USAF for over 23 years
Hector Hernandez
Hector Hernandez Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Histopathology Technician working with diseased tissue, forensic pathology. Love my work and currently work for a pathology group running 6 labs.
Hector Hernandez Jr.
Hector Hernandez Jr. Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired after 21 1/2 yrs. of service. Vietnam and Desert Storm veteran as a Pathology Technician.
Jose Rivas, Jr
Jose Rivas, Jr Class of 1984
Army, 15 Years
82nd ABN DIV 1984-1986 Ft. Bragg, NC 3/325th ABN 1986-1988 Vicenza, Italy 36th INF DIV 2002-2003 Guantanamo Bay, Cuba 1st CAV DIV 2003-2005 OIF I & II Kuwait, Baghdad, Taji, Fallujah Retired 2010
Kevin Eloy Acosta
Kevin Eloy Acosta Class of 1979
Army, 4 Years
16R Air Defense Artillery, Ft. Bliss (El Paso), TX. 1984-1988; Also served in the IL Air Force National Guard until 1996 at O'Hare IAP Air Reserve Station.
Larry Galbreath
Larry Galbreath Class of 1964
Navy Reserves, 6 Years
DK2 - Served one tour in Vietnam Served aboard the USS Eldorado AGC-11 and USS Princeton LPH-5
Louis De La Garza
Louis De La Garza Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years
88-96 Aviation community. Deployments in support of Desert Shield/Storm. 2000-currently serving as Naval Dental Officer. Deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF 2010-2. Currently in Hawaii.
Michael Keith lawler
Michael Keith lawler Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years
Multiple tours of Iraq, and one tour of afganistan, panama, Germany,
Noe Mendoza
Noe Mendoza Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired in 1999 as a MSgt. (Information Systems) Assignments: USCENTCOM, MacDill AFB FL NORAD, Peterson AFB CO NATO, Naples IT AFSC, Andrew AFB
Raul Garcia
Raul Garcia Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years
Retired as 1SG /E-8 with my last fourteen years in Recruiting Command
Robert D. Cecilio
Robert D. Cecilio Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years
MOS-92G/Food Service Specialist *3-325 Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division 2005-2006 *2-508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 82nd Airborne Division 2006-Present *15 Months in Afghanistan 2007-2008

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Class of '79

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