Newport High School Alumni

Newport, Kentucky (KY)

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

Alfred G. Maybury III
Alfred G. Maybury III
Class of 1959
Army, 6 Years

See Attached
Bob Morris
Bob Morris
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

Radar
chris wolfe
chris wolfe
Class of 1988
Army, 4 Years

desert storm/shield veteran
CMSgt Bill R. Starnes
CMSgt Bill R. Starnes
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

1966-1988:
Vietnam War
Operation Eagle Claw (1980 Iranian hostage rescue)
Operation Urgent Fury (1983 US invasion of Grenada)
Operation El Dorado Canyon (1986 US Bombing of Libya)

Crew Chief:
B-1B Lancer
B-2A Spirit
B-52H Stratofortress
C-5A/B/C/M Galaxy (AWACS)
C-41A Aviocar
C-130E/H Hercules
E-3B/C Sentry
E-4B (Special Mission in 1986 & 1987)
F-15C and D Eagle
F-16C and D Fighting Falcon
KC-135s Tanker

Notable Air Operations:
Rolling Thunder
Steel Tiger
Arc Light
Commando Hunt

Stationed:
Lackland AFB - San Antonio, TX
Mather AFB - Sacremento, CA
Kadena AFB - Okinawa, Japan
Lockbourne AFB / Rickenbacker AFB - Columbus, OH
Torrejon AFB - Madrid, Spain
Loring AFB - Loring, MA
Kadena AFB - Okinawa, Japan
darren piccirillo
darren piccirillo
Class of 1984
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Served first 3 years in Southern California with some occassional deployments south america,
I was a Military Policeman, after 3 years I went to serve over seas for 12 months, while there served again in the Military Police force and also was on the researve action team. Once I got back to the USA, i served at Champ Pendletion and then we were all called up for the first golf war.; once the war was over we were given our honorable discharge papers
Darryl Dykes
Darryl Dykes
Class of 1980
Army, 4 Years

1st BN 4th PSYOP Group, 2 years Ft Bragg N.C.
2nd ACR Hq S-2(Cav) Nurnberg Germany
David C. Collins
David C. Collins
Class of 1963
Army, 6 Years

Enlisted July, 1963. Basic at Ft. Knox E-15-4. Ordered to Ft. Meade, 19th. Combat Engineers as a radio operator/wireman. I was on an ATT when President Kennedy was assassinated. Being a STRAC unit, we were immediately sent back to base and sent to airport to await further orders. After 12 hours we were ordered to stand down. Our unit had the privilege of standing post on Pennsylvania Avenue for the funeral procession. It was a long, cold day. After discharge I was assigned to the 478th. Engineers at Ft. Thomas. I was ultimately promoted to SSG E-6 as Commo Chief until final discharge July, 1969.
Delbert Barrett
Delbert Barrett
Class of 1973
Army, 16 Years

Served Missile maintenance
Dennis Robinson
Dennis Robinson
Class of 1977
Navy, 14 Years

Me in Jacksonville Fla as MS2 Dennis Robinson
doug deaton
doug deaton
Class of 1955
Air Force, 4 Years

radar repairman.staff/sargeant.Stationed in Misissippi new york michigan west virginia canada and ohio.
DOUG DEATON
DOUG DEATON
Class of 1955
Air Force, 4 Years

s/sGT radar repairman
Ellice Monthell Wykes (cherry)
Ellice Monthell Wykes (cherry)
Class of 1995
Army, 11 Years

Served in the the U.S. Army for 11 years
Gary R. Walz
Gary R. Walz
Class of 1967
Air Force, 10 Years

Radar Tech. Ground and Airborn
Guy E Daines, LTC, Infantry, Retired
Guy E Daines, LTC, Infantry, Retired
Class of 1954
Army, 20+ Years

Entered service as a 2LT after graduating from EKU. Two tours in Vietnam as Infantry Battalion Advisor, Division Ranger Advisor, advisor to Vietnamese Joint General Staff and Plans Officer US XXIV Corps. Also served in Korea , Germany and Japan. Retired in 1978 and live in Florida.
James R Smith (Robert)
James R Smith (Robert)
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Am in the middle of my 5th Deployment to the Middle East. (Afghanistan)
James R Smith (Robert)
James R Smith (Robert)
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

I am going on my 29th year now while serving in Afghanistan for the third time and have be abroad the globe to protect my family and friends in the great town of Newport KY.
James Raike
James Raike
Class of 1984
Air Force, 8 Years

Finance Officer
Jerald P. Becker
Jerald P. Becker
Class of 1954
Army, 20+ Years

Enl 1 Dec 54, Knox, Belvoir, Story, Bragg. 82d Abn, 77SF.....ArNG 20th SF, 29th Div......USAR 100th Arm.Div, Maneuver Tng Cmd, 68th Bde......Ret 1 Jul 94........Rank: Command Sergeant Major........Master Parachutist......One of original Army Sky Divers ("free fall") jumpers in 57-58........current age 75
Jim Raike
Jim Raike
Class of 1984
Air Force, 8 Years

Finance Officer
Jock Thompson
Jock Thompson
Class of 2007
Navy, 1 Years

Jock is a medic in the United States Navy currently serving our country in Iraq. So keep him in your thoughts and hope for a safe return home for him
Joyce (Slone) Fraganeno
Joyce (Slone) Fraganeno
Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years

also served in the US Navy for 2 yrs and 7 yrs in the AF & Navy Reserves as Substance Abuse Counselor
LTC Andrew Addison
LTC Andrew Addison
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

I am still in the Army Reserves. I have been on and off Active duty numerous times since 2001. I am currently assigned in the 391st MP BN. I am transferring to another unit in Michigan soon...Perhaps I will retire in the next 3 yrs and that will give me 32+ yrs in the military.
LTC Andrew Addison
LTC Andrew Addison
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Retired in June 2014. Served over 33 years. 2 combat tours. Afghanistan, Kuwait, UAE, Kyrgstan, Honduras. Received Combat Action Badge. Survived terrorist attack. Received Bronze Star Medal.
Michael Fannon
Michael Fannon
Class of 1986
Army, 7 Years

US. Army. AIrborne, & Air Assult
Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

Grand Forks AFB
Raymond R. Furnish
Raymond R. Furnish
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

3 tours Vietnam with the 173rd Ab Bde (Sep), Persian Gulf War
Robert Curtis
Robert Curtis
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

First served 4 years Army including 1 year in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. Three years National Guard while attending UK. Joined the Marines in 1975. Retired as a Major in 1993.
Steven R. Cooley
Steven R. Cooley
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

I served in the Panama Canal Zone and with the 101st Airborne Div., in Phu Bai / Hue in Vietnam, (1970) as a Criminal Investigator with the Army CID.
Thomas D Schulte, Brigadier General, ARNG, Retired
Thomas D Schulte, Brigadier General, ARNG, Retired
Class of 1953
National Guard, 20+ Years

Commissioned a 2nd Lt in 1958 upon graduation from Eastern Kentucky University. Served in the military both active and National Guard for 37 years which included eight years as a federally recognized Brigadier General serving as the Assistant Adjutant General for the Ohio Army National Guard. Responsibilities included the training, administration and finances of 88 OHARNG facilities and 15,000 soldiers.
Thomas Richard Porter  II
Thomas Richard Porter II
Class of 1975
Air Force, 8 Years

material facilities Inspector Stationed ;Kadena- Okinawa, Osan- Korea, Minot- North Dakota, Lowry-Colorado, March- Calif.
Tim Delaney
Tim Delaney
Class of 1995
Army, 14 Years

Still in!
Walter Mace
Walter Mace
Class of 1976
Army, 18 Years

Regular Army as well as National Guard. 3 Years in Berlin at an ASA site. I was also in Desert Storm and participated in the police action during the Lucasville Prison Riot.
WAYNE STAPLETON, JR.
WAYNE STAPLETON, JR.
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

VIETNAM - DECEMBER 1967 TO DECEMBER 1968

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