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

Bob Mayne
Bob Mayne
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

Communications Technician
Charles Bergen
Charles Bergen
Class of 1972
Navy, 4 Years

EM4 Served on the USS Conyngham DDG-17 out of Norfolk,Va
George Cottman
George Cottman
Class of 1972
Air Force, 12 Years

Stationed in Vandenberg AFB,CA; Minot AFB,ND; Peterson AFB, Colorado; NORAD, Cheyenne Mountain; Thule AFB, Greenland
Jackie Coulbourn
Jackie Coulbourn
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 5 years active duty and 25 years as a reservist in the AIR FORCE as a Jet Engine Mechanic
Jacqueline K PinkettSmith
Jacqueline K PinkettSmith
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served as a 70250/73250/4S071/8R030 Admin-Personnel-Recruiter from 1984-2012. Reached the rank of E7-MSgt. Bases: RAF Heyford, United Kingdom; Beale AFB, CA; Kunsan AB, Korea; RAF Bentwaters, UK; McChord AFB, WA; Shaw/ Charleston AFB, SC; McClellan AFB, CA; Rhein Main/Ramstein AB, Germany; Cannon AFB, NM; Schriever/Buckley AFB, CO; Vandenburg AFB, CA; Davis Monthan AFB, AZ
James "Richard" Murphy
James "Richard" Murphy
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 9 Years

9 years of Active Duty Service in the USMC.
John Anderson
John Anderson
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Was in Logistics, then crosstrained into Aircraft Maintenance. Retired 29July08
Keith Towns
Keith Towns
Class of 2002
Army, 7 Years

Signal Support Communication Specialist
Mary Gavarinski Meister
Mary Gavarinski Meister
Class of 1966
Navy, 3 Years

Hospital Corp
Nicky (Holubyckyj) Adams
Nicky (Holubyckyj) Adams
Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years

Master Chief Air Traffic Controller (E9) retired in 2003 with 20 years. Stationed at Orlando, FL, Millington, TN, Patuxent River, MD, Diego Garcia, BIOT, Point Mugu, CA, Keflavik, IC, Virginia Beach, VA, Pensacola, FL
Patrick McPhail
Patrick McPhail
Class of 1979
Navy, 4 Years

4 years active duty and a few in reserves. Was frocked AO2 at discharge. Plank owner, USS Carl Vinson, CVN-70. Was a fun time.
paul cottman
paul cottman
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

served various places
PAUL COTTMAN
PAUL COTTMAN
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

SERVED VARIOUS PLACES
Randall Dyer
Randall Dyer
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired from the U.S. Navy as a Senior Chief Aerographer's Mate after 26 years service in the meteorology career field.
Regina (Bright) De Leon Guerrero
Regina (Bright) De Leon Guerrero
Class of 1978
Army, 8 Years

US Army generator mechanic until injured then became administration. Medically separated
Reuben
Reuben
Class of 1997
Army, 6 Years

During my time in the army I did basic in ft. benning ga I was staioned in FT hood texas, friedburg, germany I deployed to bosina kosovo and Iraq
Ronald W. Covey
Ronald W. Covey
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired as Senior Master Serganet in May 2000 with 24 1/2 years as Security Policemen. 1975-1979 - F. E. Warren AFB, Cheyenne, WY (missile); 1979-1986 Andrews AFB, MD (Presidential Security): 1986-1987- Comiso AS, IT- (GLCM);1987-1992 - Ellsworth AFB, SD (B-1 Bomber); 1992 -2000- Eglin AFB, FL (Force Protection & Non-Lethal Weapon Test Director)
samuel lopez
samuel lopez
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 8 Years

enlisted in the Navy in 2000, than crossed over to Marine corps in 2006, left the service honorably in 2010, 2 tours in Iraq.
Timothy D. Roxbury
Timothy D. Roxbury
Class of 1975
Navy, 14 Years

I served for 14 years in the active duty U.S. Navy and 10 years in the Texas Air National Guard as a U.S. Air Force reservist.
Turkessa Mike (Ferguson)
Turkessa Mike (Ferguson)
Class of 1994
Air Force, 16 Years

Air Force Security Forces Member
Wayne Wootten
Wayne Wootten
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 11 Years

Now in the Army to finish out career
william w. smith
william w. smith
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired as an E-6 after 21 years as an Aircraft Life Support Systems Technician, worked on fighter aircraft ie. F-4, F-15, F-15E, F-16, A-10, and B-52s.
Served in the Gulf War from 1991-1993. Toured Europe, the Middle East, and South East Asia (Korea) . Also served 2 years in Saudi Arabia after "Desert Storm".

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James M Bennett High School Classmates

Lee Neese
Class of '96

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