Recent Members

Beverly Strauss 1969
Bryce Pratt 1994
David Johnson 2019
Earl J 1980
Falan Ballard 1996
Larry L. Harrison 1967
Pamela Ellis 1986
Tray Josh 2013

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!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Albert Lee Swearington Jr
Albert Lee Swearington Jr
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

Served as Disbursing Clerk Supervisor for Military Payroll
Allen L. Doyle
Allen L. Doyle
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Drafted by the Marines after graduating from High School
Anthony Keeling
Anthony Keeling
Class of 1977
Air Force, 1 Years

Anthony Keeling Honorably Discharged
Arnesta C. Wilson
Arnesta C. Wilson
Class of 1994
Army, 8 Years

Communications Specialist (31 series) Mechanized Infantry (FT. Stewart GA)
Arnesta Wilson
Arnesta Wilson
Class of 1994
Army, 8 Years

Communications Specialist
Arthur Triplette
Arthur Triplette
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Small Arms Repairman/Unit & Organizational Supply Specialist 06/1968 to 06/1971. Vietnam Service 11/68 to 11/69. Stationed stateside at Fort Bliss, Texas-Fort Lee, Virginia-Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Discharged at the Rank of Specialist E-5.
Bruce Johnson
Bruce Johnson
Class of 1983
Army, 3 Years

Served 18 months in darmstadt germany and 14 months in Fort Hood in 1st Calvary
Bruce W. Walker
Bruce W. Walker
Class of 1972
Army, 2 Years

United States Army Field Artillery Europe Nuerenburg,Germany
Carey Wiggins
Carey Wiggins
Class of 1971
Navy, 2 Years

Served in Vietnam
Carlton B.G. Land
Carlton B.G. Land
Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired as Chief Master Sergeant (E-9) after 30 years of service. Overseas tours included Spain, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam (1965-66). Retired Oct 1992 at Randolph AFB in San Antonio, TX.
CLIFFORD JAMES
CLIFFORD JAMES
Class of 2001
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corpsman
Clifford James
Clifford James
Class of 2001
Navy, 4 Years

Served in The United States Navy for 4yrs. Now a Gulf War Vet.
Clifford James
Clifford James
Class of 2001
Navy, 4 Years

Served in The United States Navy for four years.
Dameon Thomas
Dameon Thomas
Class of 2006
Navy, 10 Years

Aviation Electrician 2nd Class (AW/SW)
Daniel Allen Henry
Daniel Allen Henry
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Enlisted in the Marie Corps immediately after graduation. Graduated from Boot Camp as a PFC and Platoon and Series Honor Man. One combat tour in Viet Nam. Numerous tours at Marine Corps Base 29 Palms, Ca., with tours in Hawaii and Okinawa Japan. Obtained the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and in 1976 appointed as a Warrant Officer. As a Chief Warrant Officer-2 I was selected to the Limited Duty Officer program and promoted to 1st Lieutenant and completed my 27 years in the Marine Corps on 1 Oct 1992 with the rank Major.
Darrell E. Hayes
Darrell E. Hayes
Class of 1986
Army, 3 Years

Gulf War Vet from Fort Hood 1989, Combat Medical Specialist.
dejuan west
dejuan west
Class of 1998
Army, 4 Years

dejuan is currently serving in 101airborne 3/187 bct. he is alpha company second platoons weapons squad leader he has been to irauq 3 times and is going back oct.07 until jan.09 good blessall of the iron rakkasans
Domanica Thomas
Domanica Thomas
Class of 2005
Navy, 11 Years

In dry dock under my ship..
Douglas DeWayne Griffin
Douglas DeWayne Griffin
Class of 2000
Navy, 5 Years

Served on the USS Nimitz 2004-2009 And in the U.S. Army 3rd ACR 3/3 as a 35M
Dr. Sam H. Hughes
Dr. Sam H. Hughes
Class of 1963
Navy, 3 Years

Hospital Corpsman 2nd class. Stationed in San Diego, Oakland Naval Hospital, assigned to 2/26 Marine Golf Comp-Da Nang,Viet Nam. Injuried on patrol, sent to Guam Huspital then to NAS Corpus Christi,TX Retired from Navy due to injuries. Member of Yates ROTC Drill squad and member of Prairie View A&M ROTC Pershing Rifles .

Classmates Spotlight

Jack Yates High School Classmates

Christopher Thomas
Class of '01

Alumni Stories

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School News

Jack Yates Class of 1969 50th Year Reunion

Good morning! The JY Class of 1969 is planning a 50th year Class Reunion for November 22-24, 2019. We're working to cont...
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Our Jack Yates 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 Jack Yates High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Houston are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!