James River High School Alumni

Buchanan, Virginia (VA)

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

Brandon Blankenship
Brandon Blankenship
Class of 2000
Navy, 4 Years

Plank owner off the USS Ronald Reagan and Electricians Mate
Captain Mac Westland
Captain Mac Westland
Class of 1993
Army Reserves, 13 Years

Mac Westland, CPT, Military Intelligence

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Basic Training
Total Army Instructor Training Course
Warrior Leadership Course
Basic Officer Leadership Course
MI Officer Basic Course
Combatives Trainer Course Level 1
Aerial Sensor Operator Course
Company Commander First Sergeant Course
Master Resilience Trainer Course
MI Captain Career Course
National Defense University, Ft McNair
Institute for Defense & Business, UNC Chapel Hill


Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal (3)
Army Achievement Medal
Army Good Conduct Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (M and Hourglass Device)
Humanitarian Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal (BS)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal (BS)
Army Service Ribbon
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (3)
NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Joint Meritorious Unit Award (1)
German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge
Basic Aviation Badge

SOURCE OF COMMISSION: Direct Commission (August 2008)
Harold Martin
Harold Martin
Class of 1991
Army, 11 Years

A lot of blood, sweat and tears.
Jeffrey Costa
Jeffrey Costa
Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Was based in Jacksonville NC.
Jeremy Gilbert
Jeremy Gilbert
Class of 1999
Army, 8 Years

8years three deployments Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom
John M. Slusser II
John M. Slusser II
Class of 1981
Air Force, 11 Years

Got caught in the early 90s reduction in force program, really had plans of staying but it was great while it lasted.
Johnnie C. Landram III
Johnnie C. Landram III
Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years

Grand Forks AFB, ND (1988-1994)
Dyess AFB, TX (1994-2003)
Ramstein AB, Germany (2003-2009)
Charleston AFB, SC (2009-present)
Katherine Howe Jones
Katherine Howe Jones
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

Served as a JAG Officer from 1978-1982. Stationed at 438 AFB/JA, McGuire AFB, NJ.
Kristen DuPont
Kristen DuPont
Class of 2006
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Field Radio Operator
Linwod Stull
Linwod Stull
Class of 1988
Air Force, 17 Years

Looking forward to retirement
Michael Broughman
Michael Broughman
Class of 1995
Air Force, 19 Years

MSgt Michael Broughman is married to his wife Mary Frances and had three children. He is currently Stationed at Eglin AFB, Florida where he directs the Anesthesia department at the 96 Medical Group. He served in a special duty position as a flight medic for 13 years, completing 6 deployment tours, totalling 3 years of combat experience, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn. For his sustained performance and delivery of medical care to hundreds of critically injured patients he has been awarded the Air Medal and 2 Aerial Acheivements for meritorious service during combat. He has also been awarded the Defense Meritiorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal and 2 Air Force Commendation Medals and the Military Volunteer Medal. He has received over 10 performance awards including the 2014 Senior Non-Commisioned Officer of the Year for the 96 Medical Group.

He has also excelled in education receiving his Associates in Healthcare Science, a Bachelors of Science in Healtcare Administration Management (Magna Cum Laude), a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management (w/honors), and was recently accepted into the Naval Post Graduate School to specializing in Healthcare Simulation and Modeling.
michael johns
michael johns
Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Phillip  Hall
Phillip Hall
Class of 2000
Army, 3 Years

have served one 15month tour in Iraq currently stationed in Ft Stewart GA
Richard Sirry
Richard Sirry
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Served Gulf War, OEF/OIF
Robert (Bob) McCulloch
Robert (Bob) McCulloch
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in Croughton, England; Clark AB P.I.;and Tague, South Korea
SSgt Eric Kitt
SSgt Eric Kitt
Class of 2002
Air Force, 5 Years

Served one 7 month tour Baghdad, Iraq, 10 month tour Camp Bucca, Iraq and 6 month tour in Karshi Khanabad, Uzebekistan. Looking forward to getting out and being a Civilian Cop..

Classmates Spotlight

James River High School Classmates

Alison Wendling
Class of '02

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