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

Alex Gonzalez
Alex Gonzalez Class of 2001
Navy, 2 Years
Naval Aviator. MH-60R Pilot.
Andrew Douglas Neff
Andrew Douglas Neff Class of 2007
Army, 1 Years
Currently in Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Training to become a member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD/89D) in the upcoming months. Graduated from HHS in 2007 and served as the Battalion Commander for JROTC his senior year.
Anthony Braithwaite
Anthony Braithwaite Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
U.S. Marine Infantry Leader, Mountain Warfare Instructor.
Benjamin Kimsey
Benjamin Kimsey Class of 2002
Army, 8 Years
8 Years enlisted in the Army National Guard. Deployed to Guantanamo and Afghanistan. VMI Graduate 2009. Now serving active Duty as Infantry officer.
Beth (Bowman) Holt
Beth (Bowman) Holt Class of 1973
Army, 6 Years
Joined the Women's Army Corps (WACs) in 1974; served at US Army Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany and then at Fort Sam Houston, Texas (San Antonio). Honorably discharged and became Federal Employee; have worked for the US Government for over 30 years.
Blaine Franklin Jones, Jr. (Ben)
Blaine Franklin Jones, Jr. (Ben) Class of 1978
Army, 19 Years
Active Communication Sergeant 18E, 10th SFG, 1st Battalion, detached Bad Tolz; Army Communications Sergeant/Chief 18E/29T,NATO, AFCENT, ACE, LCO Baumholder, detached CAFB Baden Soellingen; 3rd SFG, Alpha364, Co. C, 2nd Battalion, detached JCET; 3rd SFG, 1st Battalion, detached Kabul; Inactive Communication Sergeant/Chief18E/29T, 35th Signal Brigade , 514th Signal Company, LRE Deployable, Fort Bragg > Fort Gorden
Bradley Smith
Bradley Smith Class of 2001
Navy, 8 Years
Served 8 years in the United States Navy on active duty as a Hospital Corpsman with the Marines. Deployed for two years to okinawa, japan with 12th marines artillery battery. Deployed to fallujah Iraq in 2005. Stationed at Recruit training command from 2004 to 2007. Stationed with Marine Corps security forces from 2007 to 2009, deployed to bahrain, jordan, and djibuti africa.
Cathy (Fisher) Bryant
Cathy (Fisher) Bryant Class of 1981
Army, 8 Years
Charles Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 8 Years
3 tours in Iraq and 1 tour in Afghanistan with 3rd Force Reconnaissance as a Scout Sniper.
Charles Henley
Charles Henley Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 8 Years
Three Tours In Iraq and 1 Tour in Afghanistan
Ed Spitler
Ed Spitler Class of 1978
Army, 6 Years
SGT. US ARMY Active. MOS 31Z
Edward L. Rader, Jr.
Edward L. Rader, Jr. Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years
Spent over 21 years in the U.S. Army. Retired at the rank of First Sergeant (1SG) and was selected for promotion on the Command Sergeant Major list. Selected as the 106th member of the Audey Murphy Club. Recieved both the Bronze and Silver medallion as an inductee into the Order of Saint Geroge for the calvary soldier. Served in the Army in different positions , ranging from Tank Commander, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Platoon Tactics Trainer- NTC Live Fire Division, Small Group Insturctor for Combat Arms Tactics, Master Fitness Traininer, Brigade Security Manager and finally was the First Sergeant for two Headquarters and Headquarters Companies, and a Marine Corps Training Company. Retired in 1999 turning down the rank of Command Sergeant Major due to family priorities.
Eric E. Jenkins
Eric E. Jenkins Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years
Served 24 years in the U.S. Army
Eric Jenkins
Eric Jenkins Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years
Served 24 years in the Army and now I'm retired!
James Michael Rowe
James Michael Rowe Class of 1978
Air Force, 15 Years
Law Enforcement Officer. Served USAF bases in Florida, North Dakota, Belgium, Germany and Wyoming. Served during the first gullf war. Honorably discharged and retired in 1995.
Jason Coffey
Jason Coffey Class of 1989
Coast Guard, 17 Years
Coast Guard Boot Camp Nov 91 - Jan 92, CG Cutter BEAR 92-94, CG Station Milford Haven 94-95, CG Group Hampton Roads 95-97, CG Training Center Yorktown 97-03, CG Integrated Support Command Portsmouth 03-07, Maritime Saftey and Security Team San Francisco 07-Present .
Jason S. Keller
Jason S. Keller Class of 2003
Army, 5 Years
Graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Class of 2007. Currently a 2nd Lieutenant in the Signal Corps and assigned to III Corps, Ft. Hood, TX.
Jeff Damron
Jeff Damron Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 4 Years
M.O.S. 0311 Stationed in 29 Palms, CA two pumps to Okinawa, Japan and Thailand
Jeff Damron
Jeff Damron Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 4 Years
29 Palms, Okinawa Japan, and Thailand
Jeremiah R. Weaver
Jeremiah R. Weaver Class of 2003
Air Force, 5 Years
Graduated from the University of Oklahoma ROTC (served USAFR), Class of 2007. Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in December 2007 and will be assigned to AWACS Command after an additional 2-3 years of USAF training.

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Harrisonburg High School Classmates

Steve Ramirez
Class of '03

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