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

Andy Lee Holt
Andy Lee Holt
Class of 1996
Army, 6 Years

I was an Infantry SCOUT, stationed at Schofield Bks Hawaii. I have to been to various places and operations around the world, including Cobra Gold, Thailand 09', Multinational Force and Observers Sinai, Egypt for 6 mos from Jan-Jul 2000. Served with The Army National Guard 49th Armored/36th Infantry Division out of Waco in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II in Iraq 2004-05. Decorated with Army Accomodation Medal with "V" device for Valor, for combat Operations in Sadr City, Baghdad in Jun of 2004, and the battle for Fallujah November 2004. I am currently contracting for the State Dept. conducting High Threat Protection, Dipolomatic Security for US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan since May 2006.
Austin Pierce
Austin Pierce
Class of 2012
Navy, 3 Years

Currently on active duty as a navy Corpsman, Austin is stationed in Washington State.
david ronje
david ronje
Class of 1990
Army, 9 Years

currently on active duty living in Germany and on my way to Afganistan
david ronje
david ronje
Class of 1990
Army, 10 Years

currently ving over seas
Eston Ray Sutton
Eston Ray Sutton
Class of 1955
Air Force, 20+ Years

I joined the Air Force in 1955 and enjoyed a 20-year career. I spent five years as an enlisted man and then had the opportunity to go to Officer Candidate School. I was fortunate to retire a Major as I was a reserve officer due to the fact that I could not pass the physical for a regular commission.

As an officer, my Air Force career began at Lackland AFB in San Antonio where I was Administrative Officer in Basic Training. Then after three years was moved to Shreveport, LA as a Psychological Testing Officer at the recruiting station. When leaving Louisiana I was privileged to go to Squadron Officers School and from there was assigned to the base in Amarillo, Texas. Due to an outbreak of meningitis at Lackland AFB, we established a Basic Training Group in Amarillo. I was “honored” to command the first Basic Training Squadron. Shortly after that I was accepted for a Security Service assignment and was sent to Hof Air Station in Germany as the Chief Base Personnel Officer. After that tour of duty, it was back to San Antonio and Kelly AFB where I was Chief of Career Progression Division. My next move took me to Thailand (during the Vietnam era) where we reactivated Takli Air Base for the F-111. What an experience! (While serving there he was awarded the Bronze Star.) Then back to Kelly as Chief of Officer Assignments for the command. Then my 20-years were up and I was forced to retire.

(This I just a portion of what Eston wrote for his 50th high school reunion. He passed away April 20, 2008. I added the Bronze Star as he would not include it.) Kathryn M. Sutton
Jerry Juhl
Jerry Juhl
Class of 1998
Navy, 10 Years

Submarine Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Jim Jennings
Jim Jennings
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Serving now for 24+ years. I'm a nuclear missile launch officer and offensive space control operator. Have loved every job and location I have been assigned. Been deployed multiple times for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Currently at Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs working at US Northern Command doing some cool stuff protecting the homeland. God Bless America.
Joseph Lankford
Joseph Lankford
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 7 Years

Ive been in the Marine Corps now for 7 years. I am an Aviation Supply Expeditor and my family and I are currently stationed in Okinawa Japan. Ive been to Iraq, Korea, Iwo Jima, Iwakuni Japan, Kuwaite, California, Mississippi, North Carolina and Arizona. I love the Corps and will be going to Drill Instructor School next summer in San Diego California. I am an E-5 and SHOULD pick up E-6 this year. Semper Fidelis
Robert Allen
Robert Allen
Class of 1992
Air Force, 14 Years

I have been in the USAF for 14 years. I have been all over the owrld. I have served a remoted assignemnt for one year in Korea and I have beeen to the desert many times.
Robert Kessler
Robert Kessler
Class of 1983
Army Reserves, 20+ Years

served active for 3 yrs, in 2003,2004 served in Iraq for 1 yrs. served in the reserves total 26 yrs.
Staff Sergeant Jason Voss
Staff Sergeant Jason Voss
Class of 2000
Army, 6 Years

I have served in the Army for almost 7 years. I have been deployed twice and have recieved numorous awards.
STEWART "STEW" DRAKE
STEWART "STEW" DRAKE
Class of 1955
Navy, 15 Years

WAS AN AVIATION ELECTRICIAN. SERVED ON SEVEN CARRIERS . MEDICALLY RETIRED AS
AE-1 OR E-6. SAW A LARGE PORTION OF THE
WORLD BUT SPENT MOST OF MY TIME IN THE
PACIFIC.
Tara dine
Tara dine
Class of 1990
Army, 4 Years

I served in the Texas national guard and then active was stationed in germany
Teresa  Lee Staley
Teresa Lee Staley
Class of 1983
Air Force, 4 Years

I joined the Air Force to see the world.....I got stationed in Tucson. I had a great experience and wouldn't change it for the world.
Tim Willis
Tim Willis
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

I was a Fuels Specialist. I was served continuously from 1982 to 2005. I served in the US Air Force (1982-1986), Air Force Reserve (1986-1996), and Texas Air National Guard (1996-2005). The units I served in were the 40th Tactical Group, the 60th Military Airlift Wing, the 924 Tactical Fighter Group, and the 147th Fighter Group.
Travis Davis
Travis Davis
Class of 1986
Army, 6 Years

Transportation (88N)
Travis Davis
Travis Davis
Class of 1986
Army, 6 Years

I was stationed twice at Ft. Lewis, Wa and once in South Korea. I worked in the transportation filed primarily deployment units all over the world.

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