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 Barnett
Barry Barnett Class of 1981
Air Force, 16 Years
C-5 Aircraft Crew Chief - Altus AFB, OK C-141B Flight Engineer - Travis AFB, CA C-5 Maintenance Supervisor - Travis AFB, CA ISO Dock Shift Supervisor - Lackland AFB, TX Logistics NCO - Lackland AFB, TX Conflicts Desert Shield Desert Storm Operation Iraqi Freedom
Chris Renkema
Chris Renkema Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years
After my initial three years, I volunteered for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (bomb disposal) program. Once I was selected, I attended the Naval School Diving and Salvage Training Center in Panama, City, Fl. From there I continued my training around the country. I would continue my tour f duty in this field until retiring. In that time, i acquired certifications as a Naval instructor, Curriculum Developer, AHA CPR/First Aid Instructor, Firearms instructor, Naval Parachutist, Surface and Air Warfare specialist and the hardest to obtain, Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician. My proudest moment in the Navy besides the birth of my two kids was when my brothers Tim and Brian otained the same ank as I and we all three served at the same rank (E-7). I am now retired and reside in Lufkin, TX. Here I travel to jobs clearing bombing ranges around the country. When I am not traveling, I can be found teaching CPR/First Aid, consulting with the local Sheriff's Department, working on curriculum for the local police academy and my favorite pass timem, officiating high school football. In fact, the last game I officiated was at Leveretts Chapel (2007). I hope to officiate more of their games as I have to maintain an unbiased approach but get front row seats to some athletes with huge hearts.
Paul Headen
Paul Headen Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years
During high school, I enlisted in the Army Reserve; I re-enlisted for active duty in 1988. I was assigned duty as a Russian linguist and sent to training in California. Following completion of training, I served in Berlin, Germany. I arrived just before the Berlin Wall opened in 1989. Duty later took me to Ft Polk, La; Ft Hood, Tx; Ft Stewart, Ga; back to Ft Hood; San Antonio, Tx; and finally Ft Irwin, Ca. I retired in April 2008 after 22 years of duty.
Robert Dwain Villyard
Robert Dwain Villyard Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years
Enlisted in 1962 and received Honorable Discharge in 1966 with attained rank of E-5 Staff Sergeant. My AFSC was 29450(Electronic Intercept Operations/Analysis Specialist. After graduating Basic Training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio transferred to Electronics Tech School at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, MS. First assignment out of Tech School was the 6901st Special Communications Group in Zweibrucken, West Germany from 1963-1964 and next assigned Duty Station was the 6912th Security Squadron at Tempelhof Air Base in West Berlin, East Germany behind the Iron Curtain from 1964-1965. From there my last assignment was the 6984th Security Squadron at Shemya Air Force Station on Shemya Island, Alaska 1500 miles down the Aleutian Chain for a 12 month Remote Duty Tour from 1965-1966. From there I elected to not ReUp as I was very ready to go back home to Kilgore, Texas and civilian life once again. I thoroughly enjoyed those 4 years, though and would serve again if needed.
William H. Propes
William H. Propes Class of 1958
Army, 6 Years
Served in Adjutant General Division of the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. Served two years active serve, then four years in U.S. Ary Reserves.

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Leveretts Chapel High School Classmates

Dan Kennedy
Class of '60

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