Honoring Our Heroes
This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!
Lost Class Rings
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Honored Military Alumni
Ardessia Groze de Vaughn Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years 91F40 - Psychiatric Nursing Inpatient Wardmaster Drug & Alcohol Counselor Psychiatric Nursing Instructor
Ardessia M. Groze de Vaughn Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years Retired US Army Sergeant First Class, mother of two children, grandmother of two, Educated Basic Medical Specialist and Psychiatric Specialist Programs 1974, 1979 Military Faculty Development1980, Primary Leadership Development1981, Pharmacy Program1982, Advanced Leadership Development1982 at Baylor University and Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; University of Maryland, Seoul Korea 1987 Midland College, Columbia, South Carolina, Degree in Criminal Justice; 2000 Southern University and A & M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; BS Degree â€“ Psychology. Former Positions: 1975- 1977 Inpatient Psychiatric Specialist, Fort Gordon, GA; 1977 - 1979 Drug & Alcohol Counselor Landstuhl, Germany; 1979 - 1982 Psychiatric Nursing Instructor San Antonio, TX; 1982 - 1986 Inpatient Psychiatric Supervisor Ft Dix, NJ; 1986 - 1987 Inpatient Psychiatric Supervisor and Drug & Alcohol Counselor Seoul, Korea; 1987 - 1992 Inpatient Psychiatric Supervisor Ft Jackson, SC; 1992 - 1994 Inpatient Psychiatric Supervisor and Drug & Alcohol Counselor Seoul, Korea Awards: Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal 5th Award, Army Achievement Medal 2nd Award, Good Conduct Medal 6th Award, National Defense Service Medal 2nd Award, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with #3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with #3, Expert Marksmanship Badge Rifle, M-16 Member PSI CHI Lifetime member American Legion and former Adjutant - Ricard-Stewart American Legion Post 505 2/15/07
Dwayne "Butch" Mcafee Class of 1981
Navy, 10 Years Did my time........Plus!
Frank B. Thompson III Class of 1971
Navy, 8 Years Service aboard The U.S.S. Forrestal (CVA-59) attack air craft carrier. Air Wing Squardron VMFA-531/VFA331 Attack S/Force.
JAMES TRESVANT Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years US ARMY 24 YRS.1962-1986 SERVED VIET-NAM 3 TIMES 82ABN.,101ST ABN.1ST AIR CAV.DRILL SERGENT,ETC.
stennis bryant Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years Retired Master Sergeant assignments include: Fort Stewart, Ga, Germany (twice), Panama, Miami, Fl. Korea and Fort Drum, Ny.
Steven H. Greene Class of 1959
Army, 2 Years Served in USARAL (Alaska) Headquarters after basic training at Fort Knox, KY.
Thomas J Minor Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years Commissioned as 2nd lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves Chaplain Corp in 1975 went on active- duty United States Army 1001st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. Released from service in 1980 remained in Army Reserves. In 1984, returned to military United States Air Force in rank of Captain, Chaplain at Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, Springs, Colorado. Retired as Chaplain Lt. Colonel at Andrews Air Force Base, Air National Guard Chief of Chaplains Office, Arlington, Virginia as last assignment.
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