Mesquite High School Alumni

Mesquite, Texas (TX)

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


Class of 0
, Years

Alvin Benat
Alvin Benat
Class of 1966
Navy, 15 Years

years of service:
5/66 - 10/68: reserve at Naval Air Station Dallas
10/68 - 12/79: active duty stationed aboard NAS Los Alimitos, Los Alimitos, CA; NAS Mirimar, San Diego, CA; and NAS Dallas, TX. Was a Parachute Rigger working on pilot's personal flying equipment and removing and installing ejection seats in F-4 Phantoms and F-8 Crusader fighter jets. Was aboard two aircraft carriers--the USS Saratoga and the USS Lexington. And yes, parachutes I packed worked every time.
12/79 - 12/81: reserve at NAS Dallas, TX
Clinton Davidson
Clinton Davidson
Class of 2005
Army, 6 Years

Paralegal Specialist & Chemical Specialist
Daniel Huey
Daniel Huey
Class of 2001
Army, 5 Years

one year in Iraq and one right now in Afghanistan
Donnie Slate
Donnie Slate
Class of 1971
Navy, 6 Years

USNavy MM1(SS) Submarine Service USS Daniel Webster SSBN 626
Gary D King
Gary D King
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Basic training at MCRD San Diego October to December 1970; 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division - April 1971 to April 1972 - embarked with BLT 1/4 aboard USS Dubuque June/July, 1971 with South VN contingent group; contingent readiness group with MAU 1/4 in Philippine Islands July 1971, Sept 1971, Feb 1972. Chief Congressional Correspondence liaison for MCB Camp Pendleton May to October 1972 earning Commanding General Letter of Commendation.
Gary Gillispie
Gary Gillispie
Class of 1976
Army, 6 Years

Served from 76 to 82 .Graduate of Hawk missile crewman course,Advanced field medical specialist course,Airborne course,Ranger school,Special forces qualifacation course. Served at Ft Bliss Tx, Camp Casey Korea,Ft Bragg Nc,Ft Benning Ga, and Hunter Army Airfield Ga.
James Dale Ballard
James Dale Ballard
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF B-52s, Minot, ND C5 Galaxy, Altus OK, Vietnam Vet, Edwards AFB Test
Jerry Dillard
Jerry Dillard
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

ETR3, USS Beatty, COMOPTEVFOR Norfolk
Kenneth R. Smith
Kenneth R. Smith
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

July68-Sept90. Lives in Greenwood La. Retired form Air Force and Shreveport Police Department
Larry  O. Campbell
Larry O. Campbell
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served first as a construction equipment operator for four years and then as a :Medic for sixteen years. Served two tours in Viet Nam, and several areas int the Pacific including New Zealand, Korea, Alaska, and the Truk Lagoon in the south Pacific. Retired in 1987,
Larry C. Jenkins
Larry C. Jenkins
Class of 1973
Air Force, 22 Years

Joined in July 73, served 7 years as a Airman and NCO, ROTC at ETSU and retired as an officer.
Larry D. Johnson
Larry D. Johnson
Class of 1967
Navy, 6 Years

Radioman, two years duty at NAS Pax River, Md., year and half onboard USS Alwyn, destroyer. Two years active reserve, Dallas, Tx.
Mark Anthony Mark
Mark Anthony Mark
Class of 1989
Army, 15 Years

I have been serving in the US Army for 15 years, as a 68W Combat Medic. Have completed three combat tours in Iraq. I am currently in Mosul, Iraq with the 2nd Battalion 7th Cavalry out Ft. Bliss, Texas.
Mike Potter
Mike Potter
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

1966 - 1970
Mike Scott
Mike Scott
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

C-130 Flight Engineer
Raymond John Munden
Raymond John Munden
Class of 1991
Army, 17 Years

Served with 10th Mountain Division(Infantry) from 1991-1997.Went to Somalia in 1992 and Haiti in 1996. Recruiter in Buffalo from 1997 to 2001. Back to infantry with 101st Airborne on Sept 11, 2001. Served in Afghanistan in 2002, Iraq in 2003, Iraq in 2006, then Afghanistan in 2008 until death on Feb. 16, 2009 on FOB Tillman in Eastern Afghanistan
Shameko Ragsdale
Shameko Ragsdale
Class of 1996
Army, 18 Years

1997-2016, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF 3) 2005, Retired.
Stephen G. Brown
Stephen G. Brown
Class of 1964
Army, 6 Years

Army Security Agency, 8/65–8/71: basic at Fort Leonard Wood; Defense Language School at Monterey, CA; Joint Service Cryptologic Center and School at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, TX; assigned as Russian Linguist to electronic listening posts in Gartow, Schöningen, and Schneeberg, West Germany.
Timmy Trussell
Timmy Trussell
Class of 1999
Air Force, 4 Years

Operation Iraqi & Enduring Freedom. Iraq Afghanistan Kuwait Saudi Arabia Djibouti
W. Michael Johnson
W. Michael Johnson
Class of 1974
Army, 18 Years

Served in two services with most of the time in the Army. I did three years in the Marine Corps 1974 - 1977, time in Camp Pendleton CA and Marine Barracks Ft. Meade, MD. Joined the Army 1977 - 1990. Spent time at Ft. Meade MD Oct 1977 - Mar 1979, Peden Barracks, Wertheim Germany
March 1979 - April 1982, Ft. Devens MA April 82 - Sept 82, Ft. Lewis WA Oct 82 - Apr 84, Ft. Devens MA Apr 84 - Apr 85, Berlin Germany Apr 85 - Jul 90. Was in Berlin for Reagan's "Tear down this wall speech and when the Berlin Wall came down in Oct 89.
Wesley Hatley
Wesley Hatley
Class of 1986
Navy, 12 Years

Wesley as of 2011 is still serving on active duty US Navy. He has served on board the USS Coral Sea, USS George H W Bush, USS Theodore Roosevelt, VA-65, VF-101 and is presently a Instructor for the Center for Naval Engineering. He teaches US Navy Cryogenics.
Wesley Hatley
Wesley Hatley
Class of 1986
Navy, 12 Years

Wesley as of 2011 is still serving on active duty US Navy. He has served on board the USS Coral Sea, USS George H W Bush, USS Theodore Roosevelt, VA-65, VF-101 and is presently a Instructor for the Center for Naval Engineering. He teaches US Navy Cryogenics.

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Mesquite High School Classmates

Danny G Bonham
Class of '66

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Jeff Orsak 1971-2008

Donations may be made In Memory of Jeffrey Scott Orsak to the Epilepsy Foundation, 8301 Professional Place, Landover, MD...
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Our Mesquite 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 Mesquite High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Mesquite are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!