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

Aaron Sheppard
Aaron Sheppard
Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Weatherman in the 10th marine unit, served in Iraq two times.
Art Ascencio
Art Ascencio
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Desert Storm Veteran

Semper Fi
Billy Webb
Billy Webb
Class of 1990
Army, 16 Years

I joined in 1991 and love ever day of it. I have deployed several times to include Haiti, Kosovo, Afghanistain and Iraq. I look foward to making it back home for a visit.
Brandon Dobbs
Brandon Dobbs
Class of 1997
Army, 6 Years

98-04 OEF VETERAN
Brian Hunter Warren
Brian Hunter Warren
Class of 2003
Navy, 4 Years

Master-At-Arms, Petty Officer Second Class currently stationed aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
Clarence Harris
Clarence Harris
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft technician during Vietnam era.
Served at Reece AFB, Texas, Chanute AFB, Illinois, Udorn, Thailand, McDill AFB, Florida, Lackland AFB, Texas, Randolph AFB, Texas, Vance AFB, Oklahoma, Kadena AFB, Okinawa, and Dyess AFB,Texas. I am exceptionally proud to have served my country. God Bess America!
david williams
david williams
Class of 1987
Navy, 8 Years

Jet Engine Mechanic .. Naval Air Station Miramar.. San Diego California.. 1988-1991
Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Washington.. 1991-1995
David Wright
David Wright
Class of 1979
Army, 13 Years

82nd Airborne
Donald W. Williams
Donald W. Williams
Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years

Attended OCS at Ft. Gordon, GA & received a commission as 1LT, US Army Signal Corps, 1966. Served as Communications Center Officer in Germany. Separated from active duty in 1969.
Edward "Bo" McInroe
Edward "Bo" McInroe
Class of 2003
Navy, 6 Years

Served 9 month tour of the Gulf of Oman.
Aviation Electronics Engineer Tech-E4
Edward (Bo) Mcinroe
Edward (Bo) Mcinroe
Class of 2004
Navy, 5 Years

was a fire controlman for 1 year in the navy and an aviation electronics technician my other 4
Gina Stuckey
Gina Stuckey
Class of 1986
Navy, 5 Years

Spent 2 years as a non-designated in Japan (where I ran into chuck chick from our class!), then went to virginia to tech school for Operations specialist -- using radar to plot courses, and track subs, planes and missiles. Remember the movie, "Hunt for Red October"? My job was like the ones that wrote backwards on the clear boards.
Gina Stuckey
Gina Stuckey
Class of 1986
Navy, 5 Years

Operations specialist during the first Desert Storm.
Gina Stuckey
Gina Stuckey
Class of 1986
Navy, 5 Years

Served as Operations Specialist during first gulf war.
GLORIA MULDUN
GLORIA MULDUN
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

ARMY WAC SERVED WITH CORP OF ENGINEERS SCHOOL
Gordon Cooper
Gordon Cooper
Class of 1993
Army, 15 Years

Deployed several times to help defend the country against the Global War On Terrerisom
Henry Howk
Henry Howk
Class of 1987
Navy, 4 Years

US Navy Aviation Electronics Technician, served 4 years as a "Tomcat Tech" working on the F-14A with the VF-102 Diamondbacks onboard USS America CV-66 and at NAS Oceana VA from 88-92. Desert Shield Desert Storm 90-91
James Wright
James Wright
Class of 1986
Army, 12 Years

machinist
Jamie Cole (Jones)
Jamie Cole (Jones)
Class of 2002
Army, 15 Years

OIF (2004-2005)
OEF (2011-2012)
Medically Retired
Signal Support, Recruiting & Retention, Supply and Logistics
Jamie Valentine
Jamie Valentine
Class of 2005
Army, 3 Years

Operation Iraqi Freedom 4
Jimmy Crawford
Jimmy Crawford
Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years

Two tours -Vietnam-
Justin Wade Warren
Justin Wade Warren
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 4 Years

N/A
Larry Wayne Johnson
Larry Wayne Johnson
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired August 2007
Tech Sergent in charge of New Students
Served in Desert Storm, South Korea, Retired from Goodfellow in San Angelo
Marty Boyd
Marty Boyd
Class of 1991
Army, 10 Years

3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg North Carolina. Commo guy, thus far been ther done that, got the T-shirts, jumping out of plains, just another way to get to work. Well any ways hope to make it to the next reunion.
Morty Boyd
Morty Boyd
Class of 1990
Army, 17 Years

Just a note to let you all know that Morty was killed in a motorcycle accident in North Carolina on May 12,2009. After 7 trips to the desert and home on special missions without a scratch we lost him at home to a careless accident.
Paul Gohlmann Jr
Paul Gohlmann Jr
Class of 1998
Air Force, 5 Years

Journeyman Loadmaster
Rick Mathewson
Rick Mathewson
Class of 1981
Navy, 20 Years

Navy active duty service 1982-2002. “Don't give up the ship!”, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”, and “You may fire when ready! “Fair Winds and Following Seas.” RMC/E7
Ted Howk
Ted Howk
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

First Duty Assignment was 8 1/2 years at Langley AFB, VA. Did a 1 year Tour to Korea 1993/1994. Tour to Saudi Arabia during Y2K. Tour to Kuwait during the build up just prior to 9/11. Tour to Kyrgyzstan in 2003. Combat Tour to Baghdad in 2004. Retired from the Air Force after 22 years.

Recognized as the "Top Gun" for M-16 (rifle) and M-9 (pistol) for the entire Wing in while in Oklahoma 1996.
Thomas McAninch
Thomas McAninch
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Infantry Officer
Viet Nam 67-68, Co M, 3rd Bn, 7th Marines
Commander, Co. B, 1/23
Commander, Co M, 3.23
Commander, Wpns, Co, 1/23
Commander 3rd Bn, 23rd Marines
Chief of Staff, 4th Marine Division
Tom McAninch
Tom McAninch
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Marine Infantry officer, 1965-1995
Viet Nam, 1967-68
Retired as Colonel, 1995
Willis Andrew Warren
Willis Andrew Warren
Class of 2001
Air Force, 4 Years

N/A

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Class of '88

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