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

ALDRICH DAVIS Class of 1988
Navy, 20+ Years
Bryan K Johnson
Bryan K Johnson Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 9 Years
Grunt University, Supply and Logistics
Carolyn Faye Tackwood-Tiller
Carolyn Faye Tackwood-Tiller Class of 1978
Navy, 9 Years
I served as an Aircraft Mechanic for the United States Navy in San Diego, California and Rota Spain.
Dennis Pomonis
Dennis Pomonis Class of 1970
Army Reserves, 12 Years
Gulf War, 808th Engineer, Combat Unit
Garland Bell
Garland Bell Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Retired United States Marine Corps First Sergeant and Vietnam Veteran
George E Broussard (Buddy)
George E Broussard (Buddy) Class of 1965
Navy, 8 Years
Two Combat Tours In Vietnam
Gilbert Arocha
Gilbert Arocha Class of 1990
Army, 11 Years
13Mike-Multiple Rockets Launching System Artillery. 2x Iraqi Veteran, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom 1&2.
Harold Lee
Harold Lee Class of 1979
Army, 13 Years
Served as a CH-47 (Chinook) mechanic, flight engineer, then as an inspector. Made the rank of Sergeant. After 13 Years of Army adventures I got out and started working for contractors, still supporting the military.and still doing it.
Jerry Smith
Jerry Smith Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years
Senior Chief Firecontrolman (Surface Warfare)
Lavelle Perkins
Lavelle Perkins Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Retired MGySgt
Lewis Garrison
Lewis Garrison Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years
Michael Ray Morgan
Michael Ray Morgan Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years
Served in the 589th Signal Company, Stuttgart Germany
Regenial P. Davis
Regenial P. Davis Class of 1989
Army, 5 Years
Gulf War veteran.Served with 24th Infantry,2nd Infantry and 3rd Armored Cavalry.
Richard Anderson
Richard Anderson Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 1 Years
Anderson was born on 16 April 1948, in Washington, D.C. At an early age, he moved with his parents to Houston, Texas. He graduated from M.B. Smiley High School there in May 1966, then attended San Jacinto Junior College in Pasadena, Texas, for a year and a half. Anderson enlisted in the Marine Corps in Houston on 8 April 1968. Upon completion of recruit training with the 2d Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California, he received individual combat training with the 1st Battalion, 2d Infantry Training Regiment, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California, and returned to San Diego to attend Sea School. He was promoted to Private First Class (PFC) effective 1 July 1968. PFC Anderson completed his training in October 1968, and was ordered to the Far East, where he joined Sub Unit #1, Provisional Service Battalion, 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade. In November 1968, he was reassigned duty with the 3rd Marine Division in the Republic of Vietnam, and served initially as a rifleman with Company D, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines. In January 1969, he assumed duty as scout and, later, Assistant Fire Team Leader with Company E, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. He was promoted to Lance Corporal effective 1 June 1969. On 24 August 1969, while participating in combat approximately 12 miles northwest of Vandergrift Combat Base in Quang Tri Province, he was mortally wounded. Richard is the only Marine, from Texas, to receive the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam war
Roger W. Beck
Roger W. Beck Class of 1968
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years
Retired SK1 in 1990
Steve Parks
Steve Parks Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years
24 years retired USAF
Thelma Williams Jefferson
Thelma Williams Jefferson Class of 1992
Army Reserves, 14 Years
92 F Petroleum Supply Specialist
Theodore Thomas
Theodore Thomas Class of 1981
Navy, 8 Years
Served on 2 Destroyers as a ship's serviceman and military police in Millington, Tn.
Tim Mathews
Tim Mathews Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 16 Years
USMC MGST Ret gunner UH-1 and AH-1 6 tours of combat service
Wayne E Walker
Wayne E Walker Class of 1973
Navy, 3 Years
I joined the Navy in 1974 where I attended boot camp along with my friend Johnny Ferguson also of class of '73. After boot camp we were stationed in Bainebridge for radioman school. I served the rest of my tour in Yokosuka Japan.

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M.b. Smiley High School Classmates

Paul Blanton
Class of '66

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Name of the Movie about Smiley

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