Military Alumni

Military 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

Barry McKinney
Barry McKinney Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years
15 months in Nam Oct. 69 to Dec. 70
David McGaughey
David McGaughey Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years
4 years in Weapons loading. I loaded bombs on F-100's and was in the first squadron of A-7d's that were in the Air Force inventory. I served in Vietnam in 70-71 at Phan Rang and Phu Cat air bases, Finished up at Myrtle Beach SC
Gordon W. Farrell
Gordon W. Farrell Class of 1962
Navy, 20+ Years
Served in as an Aviation Ordnanceman first tour, returned to Lexington 1965, attended UK-completed one semester, started 2nd semester in fall of 67, recalled to active duty and served until June of 89 primairlly in aircraft manintenance .
harley ritchey
harley ritchey Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years
navy hospitalcorpsman 30 yrs 25 of those where with the usmc
J. Daniel McGowan, II
J. Daniel McGowan, II Class of 1962
National Guard, 20+ Years
Both USAR and Iowa Army National Guard service. Fourteen enlisted, twenty commissioned, over twenty on jump status with over 15 in Special Forces assignments. Currently as The Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for the state of Iowa.
Jack D. Mathews
Jack D. Mathews Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
USAF Jet engine specialist. Retired April 1994. Living in Valdosta, Georgia near Moody AFB.
Jack Mathews
Jack Mathews Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
US Air Force Jet engine mechanic. First assignment Lakenheath, England. Worked as an engine technician on F-100 super sabers. Other duty assignments were in North Carolina-F4E, Oklahoma , engine overhaul facility, Florida-A7, Nebraska-EC 135 & Georgia-F16. We now reside here in Valdosta, Ga. near Moody AFB. Was deployed to south west Asia in support of Desert Storm while assigned to Moody AFB. Now retired and keep busy on classic cars in my workshop.
Jack Mathews
Jack Mathews Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
USAF jet engine mechanic. Retired April 1994
Linda Mitchell Birk
Linda Mitchell Birk Class of 1964
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years
Served 23 years as a Nurse Corps officer, CAPT RET. Worked with great people: Shout out to HMC Ritchey!
michael a. andersen
michael a. andersen Class of 1956
Army, 3 Years
Served with 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, mostly as Battle Group phoytographer in 1/14th Inf.
RICHARD G. TAYLOR
RICHARD G. TAYLOR Class of 1959
Navy, 4 Years
2 YRS. N.A.S. JAX. FLA. 2 YRS. ABOARD USS VULCAN AR/5 NORFOLK VA.
RICHARD G. TAYLOR
RICHARD G. TAYLOR Class of 1959
Navy, 4 Years
NAVAL AIR STATION JACKSONVILLE FLA. 2 YRS.ATTACH TO SEA BEE DIV. TRANSPORTATION 2YRS USS VULCAN AR 5 NORFOLK VA. SHIP FITTER WELDER.
RICHARD G. TAYLOR
RICHARD G. TAYLOR Class of 1959
Navy, 4 Years
NAVAL AIR STATION 2 YRS JAX . FLA. SEABEE'S2 YRS . ABOARD USS VULCAN AR5 WELDER AND FITTER REPAIR TENDER FOR SUB'S AND ETC.NORFOLK VA.
william i sparks
william i sparks Class of 1963
Navy, 6 Years
metal worker

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