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

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
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
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 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
Timmy Trussell
Timmy Trussell Class of 1999
Air Force, 4 Years
Operation Iraqi & Enduring Freedom. Iraq Afghanistan Kuwait Saudi Arabia Djibouti
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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