Jacksonville High School Alumni

Jacksonville, Illinois (IL)

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

Amy Hardwick Thomas
Amy Hardwick Thomas
Class of 1987
Army, 8 Years

I served most of my time right here in NC, as a pharmacy tech...
Anthony Scott Crouse
Anthony Scott Crouse
Class of 1979
Navy, 4 Years

Served on board USS England (CG-22), stationed San Diego, CA. Operations Specialist & Air Intercept Controller.
Bill Dwyer
Bill Dwyer
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

14+ yrs as an Inflight Refueling Operator (Boom Operator)
8 yrs as a Computer Systems Officer
Bill Dwyer
Bill Dwyer
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

Mustang - Enlisted to Officer
15 years as a Inflight Refueling Tech (Boom Operator) attaining Senior Master Sargeant (SMSgt)
8 years as a Computer Systems Officer attaining Captain.
David E. Chaney
David E. Chaney
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Airborne Radar Instructor
Francis (Butch) Coats
Francis (Butch) Coats
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Served as a Nuclear, Biological and Chemical specialist all 20+ years. Positions included: squad leader, platoon sergeant, operations sergeant, instructor, drill sergeant. Special qualifications included: paratrooper (airborne) and air assault. Retired in 2003.
Gene Young
Gene Young
Class of 1959
Air Force, 4 Years

Non Morse Intercept - Intelligence
Served 1 Year in USA Tech School & 3 years in Scotland - Played Right Wing on Soccer team and also Right Wing for Dunfermline City, Scotland
Jeffrey L Piercy
Jeffrey L Piercy
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

US Army Retired
Larry Welch
Larry Welch
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Larry played on the undefeated 1964 JHS football team. the sectional champion 1964-65 basketball team and the state finals 1965 baseball team. He was killed in action during the TET offensive in Vietnam in 1968.
Larry Wilson
Larry Wilson
Class of 1978
Army, 8 Years

3yrs active duty, Foot Hood, Texas and Spangdahlem Germany. 5yrs Illinois National Guard and Reserves.
Max Murfin
Max Murfin
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

Served in Vietnam 1968 and 1969 with 981st Military Police Sentry Dogs
Phillip M. Dennis
Phillip M. Dennis
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Marine Corps from 1967-1971. 67'-68', 3rd Marine Division, Vietnam ( 0311 Infantry)
Reg Ankrom
Reg Ankrom
Class of 1964
Navy, 3 Years

Within days after graduating high school, he was doing pushups on a grinder at the Great Lakes Naval Training Station. Expecting to be a boilerman, he should some skill in writing and became a reporter and editor of the Newport, Rhode Island, Navalog, the Navy's oldest newspaper.
Robert David Flynn
Robert David Flynn
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Served as a missile guidance technician from 1966 to 1970. Last 3 years of service was spent at RAF Greenham Common in England supporting USAF Europe. Honorable discharge in 1970 as Senior Guided Missile Technician with the rank of Sergeant.
Robert Graus
Robert Graus
Class of 1970
Marine Corps, 25 Years

Artillery
Robert Lee Watts
Robert Lee Watts
Class of 1959
Army, 3 Years

Bobby won the long jump at the IHSA meet in 1958 and was second in 1959. He was killed in action during the TET offensive in Vietnam in 1968
sam hall
sam hall
Class of 2002
Army, 6 Years

is currently serving as an active duty recruiter in mississippi
Sammye Harney
Sammye Harney
Class of 2002
Army, 5 Years

Serve in the Illinois National guard and Sergeant with 3637th Support Maintence Unit out of Springfield. Just returned home from Iraqi Freedom tour in May of 08'
Shirley J ward
Shirley J ward
Class of 1993
Air Force, 20 Years

Stationed at Scott, Lackland, and Randolph AFB + 4 deployments to the Middle East

Classmates Spotlight

Jacksonville High School Classmates

Danny Farmer
Class of '61

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Our Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Jacksonville are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!