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

Ashley Bunch
Ashley Bunch
Class of 2008
Air Force, 1 Years

Security Forces
Bill Moody
Bill Moody
Class of 1989
Air Force, 6 Years

Crew Chief on KC-135 (refuel aircraft)
Bradley Walker
Bradley Walker
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Served in Iraq, injured. Recuperating at Walter Reed.
Brandon Hamblin
Brandon Hamblin
Class of 1999
Army, 8 Years

I have been to Alaska, Georgia, Kentucky and I raq three times.
Brandon Hamblin
Brandon Hamblin
Class of 1999
Army, 11 Years

Airborne Infantry, 3 combat deployments to Iraq
C. Hale Comer
C. Hale Comer
Class of 1989
Navy, 16 Years

Enlisted in June of 1989. Has served in Hawaii, Japan, and currently stationed in Colorado. I will retire in the year 2009. Married for 13 yrs with two children
Craig Hinchey
Craig Hinchey
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

20+ years working aircraft avionics systems. Now I teach those systems to others airmen, both US and international.
d. wayne craig
d. wayne craig
Class of 1978
Army, 3 Years

comsec maintenance
Dan Hicks
Dan Hicks
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served from 1 May 78 until my retirement 1 Oct 98
Daniel Livesay
Daniel Livesay
Class of 1976
Air Force, 6 Years

Communications / Intelligence
Daniel Randolph
Daniel Randolph
Class of 1999
Army, 14 Years

Army infantryman 4 years
Army aviation 10years
Crew chief on Blackhawk
QC NCO
David L. Guy Jr.
David L. Guy Jr.
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Multiple stateside and overseas locations
Don Palmer
Don Palmer
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Served in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm USS Blue Ridge 1990-91, Operation Just Cause 1989. 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, FMF. H&S Co. School of Infantry Camp Pendelton CA
Eric Gann
Eric Gann
Class of 1998
Air Force, 10 Years

Just came back from the streets of Iraq
Eric Gann
Eric Gann
Class of 1998
Air Force, 7 Years

Staff Sgt, Combat/Civil Engineering, Utilities Systems Craftsman
Frances Krol Young
Frances Krol Young
Class of 2003
Army, 9 Years

Army Nurse Corps Officer, going on 10 years active duty service next year.
Fred Mize III
Fred Mize III
Class of 1996
National Guard, 12 Years

Enlisted on October 13th, 1999. Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom III as a Cannon Crew Member. Now serve as the Army National Guard Recruiter for Jefferson, Grainger and Hamblen County.
George (Eddie) Carter
George (Eddie) Carter
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

21 plus years in the U.S. Army. Worked as an electronic technician on guided missile weapon systems. I was stationed in Germany for a total of 9 years and numerous assignments in the U.S. as well as tours in Korea, Bosnia and Iraq. I am now happily retired in Huntsville, Alabama.
Jake Stokely
Jake Stokely
Class of 1994
Army, 10 Years

Major, CH-47 pilot, served in OEF I, OIF I, and OIF 4.
James Baldwin
James Baldwin
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Camp LeJeune
JAMES FRANKLIN
JAMES FRANKLIN
Class of 1991
Army, 19 Years

13 FOXTROT/FORIEGN OBSERVER/71 LIMA/CLERICAL/3 TOURS IN AFGHANISTAN/3TOURS IN IRAQ/I AM CURRENTLY A MASTER SEARGENT/PROMOTION TO FIRST SEARGENT NEXT YEAR
James Lillquist
James Lillquist
Class of 2003
Air Force, 8 Years

Spent 4 years as a C-17A Crewchief at Charleston, SC. Now in the Tennessee Air National Guard in Alcoa.
James Murph
James Murph
Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years

2 yrs Tennessee Army National Guard - Combat Engineer
15 yrs Active Army - Combat Engineer
3 yrs Tennessee Air National Guard - Civil Engineer

Stationed at Ft Knox, KY - Iraq - Germany - Bosnia - Ft Hood, TX - Kuwait - Ft Leonard Wood MO

Positions: Team Leader - Squad Leader - Platoon Sergeant - Drill Sergeant - Senior Drill Sergeant - Operations Sergeant
James Tarr
James Tarr
Class of 1980
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Great experiance the whole way!
James Tarr
James Tarr
Class of 1980
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Most of my time in the service was spent on the East Coast. I have nine (9) years at sea, three (3) on 44 ft. Lifeboats, and eight (8) at the CG Training Center in Yorktown, VA
Jeff Manning
Jeff Manning
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Jeremy I. Pelham
Jeremy I. Pelham
Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Currently a Ssgt.; working as an instructor at the Marine Corps Detachment on Fort Leonard Wood; has served in Iraq twice (2003 and 2004)
Jim Tarr
Jim Tarr
Class of 1980
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Proudly served my Country in the U.S. Coast Guard for just over 20 years!
Joe Horner
Joe Horner
Class of 1987
Air Force, 8 Years

Medical Service Journeyman
served in Operation Desert Storm/Sheild
stationed in TX, LA and Turkey
John Philpot
John Philpot
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Served in Japan, Philippines, Desert Shield/Storm. Permanent duty station MCAS Tustin, CA. Have traveled to Singapore, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirate
Jordan Wilson
Jordan Wilson
Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Jordan is currently at Parris Island, SC at Marine Corps Boot Camp...he and fellow alumi Joey Metzger joined together under the "buddy program" and will graduate November 30, 2007.
Jordan Wilson
Jordan Wilson
Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Jordan is now a Lance Corporal in the USMC and is stationed at Camp LeJeune, NC and is in Logistics and Recovery.
Kenneth Davis
Kenneth Davis
Class of 2004
Navy, 3 Years

I am in the United States Navy and I have served my country for 3 years now and I feel proud to know that I am serving my country. I am reenlisting on December 3rd of this year for 6 more years of service.
kevin ray thomas
kevin ray thomas
Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 7 Years

2 tours in Iraq 04to 05 and 07to07
Laura Burkhart
Laura Burkhart
Class of 1992
Navy, 5 Years

I served from 1994-1999. I was a Hospital Corpsman/Psychiatric Technician. My main duty stations were in Charleston, SC and Portsmouth, VA.
Laura Burkhart Simonson
Laura Burkhart Simonson
Class of 1992
Navy, 5 Years

Active Duty Hospital Corpsman/Psychiatric Technician from 1994-1999. Stationed at Naval Hospital Charleston (SC) and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (VA).
Laura Zigler
Laura Zigler
Class of 2003
Army, 3 Years

Served 3yrs in as an Intelligence Analyst with one deployment to Iraq.
Laura Zigler
Laura Zigler
Class of 2003
Army, 3 Years

3yrs as an Intelligence Analyst with one deployment to Iraq in 2005.
Lee Cutshaw
Lee Cutshaw
Class of 1989
Army, 8 Years

Served in Panama, Haiti, stationed in Korea for 2 years, Hawaii for 3 years. Stateside I was stationed at Fort Hood, TX. I was a sergeant with several awards
Leslie A. Byrd
Leslie A. Byrd
Class of 1983
Army, 12 Years

12 year's of Army service. 7 year's in Germany and 5 year's stateside. Served 6 month's in Iraq and 3 month's in Honduras.

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Class of '94

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