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

Ben Hunter
Ben Hunter Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Charles B.Booth
Charles B.Booth Class of 1960
Army, 2 Years
Purple heart received for combat injury in Vietnam 1968 Tet Offense.
Chris Alexander
Chris Alexander Class of 1975
Army, 8 Years
Army Medic. Served 4 years of active duty at Ft. Knox, KY, Bad Kissingen, Germany, and Ft. Leavenworth, KS during Operation Desert Storm. Also served 4 years in U. S. Army Reserves in Charleston, SC.
Chris Alexander
Chris Alexander Class of 1975
Army, 8 Years
Army Medic (4 years active duty, 4 years US Army Reserves) plus 2 years SC State Guard.
Dan Richard
Dan Richard Class of 1960
Air Force, 4 Years
Military intelligence. England 1963-1966 Vietnam ARDF Recon 1966-1967 Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal
Donald Weston
Donald Weston Class of 1984
Army, 8 Years
served in Fort Lewis, Bamberg (Germany) and in Fort Hood. Also participated in Desert Storm from October 1990 until April 1991
Donna Lynn (formerly David) Reynolds
Donna Lynn (formerly David) Reynolds Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
C/504th MP Bn/18th MP Bde/USARV, Vietnam 525th Co./3rd US Army (HQ), Fort McPherson, GA Retired as lieutenant from DeKalb County (GA) PD.
Earl R. Allen+
Earl R. Allen+ Class of 1952
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Naval Aviator; Fighter/Attack Pilot
Gail B Haley
Gail B Haley Class of 1956
Navy, 4 Years
3rd Class Radar man, on board USS Canberra, Guided Missile Cruiser.
Gregg Barnes
Gregg Barnes Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
Chief Master Sergeant - Aircraft Maintenance. HQ PACAF Functional Manager.
Gunnery Sgt. David Ponder
Gunnery Sgt. David Ponder Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 13 Years
4/26/2011 Tampa. Florida native promoted to Marine Corps gunnery sergeant VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. — Tampa, Florida native and Hillsborough High School graduate class of 1997, David Ponder IV was promoted to the rank of Marine Corps gunnery sergeant during a ceremony with fellow Marines aboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia, today. Gunnery Sergeant Ponder, who entered active military service in August 1997 is currently serving as the intelligence chief, Coordination, Liaison and Assessment Team, Marine Corps Forces, North located within Marine Corps Training and Advisory Group (MCTAG) in Virginia Beach, Va. MCTAG provides conventional training and advisor teams to work alongside partner Nations' security forces. Before checking into MCTAG, Ponder served as an intelligence instructor at the Navy and Marine Corp Intelligence Training Center, Naval Air Station Oceana’s Dam Neck Annex from June 2009 until October 2010. Prior to that, he served as an intelligence chief with 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Air Support Element aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu from August 2007 until June 2009. Ponder is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Allied Force in the Republic of Kosovo. Gunnery Sergeant Ponder is married to Shonita Ponder of Charlotte, N. C. and they have two children Donte and David Ponder V. His mother Sandra Brown still resides in Tampa, Fl. His father David Ponder III was a veteran of the Vietnam War and was an influence in the younger Ponder joining military service. Cutlines: - Marine Gunnery Sergeants Nicholas Weatherman and Lonnie D. Buckner of the Coordination, Liaison and Assessments Team pin on the rank of gunnery sergeant to the Tampa, Fl. native, David Ponder IV. Gunnery Sergeant Ponder is the intelligence chief, Coordination, Liaison and Assessment Team, Marine Corps Forces, North located within Marine Corps Training and Advisory Group (MCTAG) in Virginia Beach, Va. For more information on Gunnery Sgt. David Ponder IV or on Marine Corps Training and Advisory Group, please contact Gunnery Sgt. Alexis R. Mulero, MCTAG public affairs chief
Harold Robert Hjort
Harold Robert Hjort Class of 1954
Navy Reserves, 8 Years
YNT3 Blessed with never having to fight. Thank you my Lord, Jesus.
Jim Green
Jim Green Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years
CTO3 Scotland Okinawa
Kristen Hileman
Kristen Hileman Class of 1999
Air Force, 10 Years
I am still currently serving in the Air Force. I am in Security Forces ( a cop). I am stationed at Minot AFB, North Dakota. I have been stationed at Barksdale (Louisana), Kunsan (korea), Iraq (Balad, twice), Qatar, and Macdill (tampa).
LARRY IVEY Class of 1959
Army, 3 Years
Roger E Flanders
Roger E Flanders Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years
Law Enforcement
Ron Swanson
Ron Swanson Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired Navy Captain having served as a Navy JAGC officer in assignments from Guantanamo Bay to Bahrain, Washington DC and elsewhere.
Ronald P Haley Sr
Ronald P Haley Sr Class of 1965
Navy, 3 Years
3rd Class Petty Officer, Communications. On Board the USS Franklin D Roosevelt CVA 42
Steven A. Pla
Steven A. Pla Class of 1965
Army, 4 Years
Tank Platoon Leader, 1st Bn 68th Armor
Thomas O'Hern
Thomas O'Hern Class of 1957
Navy, 20+ Years
Enlisted '57, retired ETCS.

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