Hillside High School Alumni

Durham, North Carolina (NC)

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

Alex James Norman
Alex James Norman
Class of 1949
Air Force, 4 Years

U.S. Air Force Sergeant with Japan Occupation Forces, United Nations Forces in Korea, Military Airways and Air Communication Services.
Anthony W. Lassiter
Anthony W. Lassiter
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

B-52 Avonics Technician
Non-prior Service Recruiter
Barbara Fletcher (Thompson
Barbara Fletcher (Thompson
Class of 1971
Army, 8 Years

Administration
Bobby L. Hamm, Sr.
Bobby L. Hamm, Sr.
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

Served July 1963 - September 1967. Vietnam September 1966 - September 1967
Brenda Laney
Brenda Laney
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

I joined the US Army as a 91G Behavioral Science Specialist. Being in the military afforded the opportunity to further my education and learn skills that I would not have been able to learn in the traditional school settings. It also allowed me to meet a multitude of people from different cultures and I made a lot of wonderful life long friends.
DANITA PATRICK-LUMPKIN
DANITA PATRICK-LUMPKIN
Class of 1990
Air Force, 4 Years

I served as a Med Tech in the USAF. Once I got out of the service I continued to serve my fellow brothers and sisters at the Atlanta VA and then back home at the Durham VA, where I continue to serve.
ERIC C WILLIAMS
ERIC C WILLIAMS
Class of 1979
Navy, 3 Years

Cryptologic Technician(copied Morse Code)
Places visited are: Pensacola, Fla, Orlando, Fla, Okinawa, Japan, Yokohama, Japan, Pataya Beach, Thailand, Phillipines
Fletcher Lee Rivers
Fletcher Lee Rivers
Class of 1970
Navy, 9 Years

US Navy Vietnam Era Honorable Discharge. Served in the Nuclear Fast Attack Submarine Special Operations, Special Forces, Intel, Communications, Telecommunications field. Numerous Navy field awards and accomodations.

Master Trainer. ET1SS
Gloria Fuller Jones
Gloria Fuller Jones
Class of 1969
Army, 4 Years

O5B, Germany, Fort Pope, Fort Hood, Fort Jackson, etc.
John Glover
John Glover
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

Spent all my time as a military policeman in both airplane and base security. I was stationed at Walker AFB New Mexico (now closed) which was 10 miles from Roswell N.M. Had temporary assignments to Nebraska and Montana. Was on high alert during Cuban Missile Crisis and missed shipping out to Vietnam by 6 months. I had decided early in my tour of duty that the military was not for me.
KEITH GILCHRIST
KEITH GILCHRIST
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

US and Germany
Kendra Burgess
Kendra Burgess
Class of 2004
Navy, 7 Years

Currently stationed in Norfolk, Virginia
Leroy Gerrard Taylor
Leroy Gerrard Taylor
Class of 1981
Army, 13 Years

Transportation
Leroy Taylor
Leroy Taylor
Class of 1981
Army, 13 Years

was a 64C/88M transportion
Reid LaMonte Pennington
Reid LaMonte Pennington
Class of 1971
Navy, 16 Years

Vietnam Era Veteran, Honorably Discharged, served land and sea. 8 active 12 reserve.
Reid LaMonte Pennington
Reid LaMonte Pennington
Class of 1971
Navy, 8 Years

Hospital Corpsman
Robert Henry
Robert Henry
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

1 tour VietNam, 18 months in Baumholder Germany
Rodney Wallace
Rodney Wallace
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

United States Army Chemical Operations Officer, 74B, Major, Retired
Virginia Watson Adams
Virginia Watson Adams
Class of 1963
Air Force, 13 Years

Began military career as direct commissioned officer in the US Airforce. Ended military career as Lt Colonel in the US Army Reserves Nurse Corps.

Classmates Spotlight

Hillside High School Classmates

Keith Moore
Class of '86

Alumni Stories

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School News

"70 Blue Note Evening of Jazz & R&B

November 26, 2017, Wills Social Bistro & Lounge, 5400 S. Miami Blvd, #112. Durham, NC. HHS Class of '70. For ticket...
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Our Hillside 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 Hillside High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Durham are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!