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

Allen Covington
Allen Covington Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years
served closing months of Vietnam; serverd on five different ships; participated in 1st gulf war ('90); 17 yrs West Coast Navy, last three yrs in Washington DC; various "ports-of-call" throughout Asia and Australia/New Zealand.
Charles P McKinney
Charles P McKinney Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served as aJet engine mechanic from 1972 to 1992 travel teh world work on j69,j85 ,t76 f100pw 100,200,220,220e,229 engines
Charles P McKinney
Charles P McKinney Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retire TSGT Jet Engine Mechanic planner
Gail "Ike" Ikerd
Gail "Ike" Ikerd Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years
Enlisted in Navy Reserve while attending college. Commissioned Ensign in 1968 after graduation. Command of "Swift Boat" in country Vietnam 1969-1970. Two more years brown water navy then two years blue water Navy supporting Vietnam. Surface Warfare Officer until 1989 when retired as Commander O-5.
Gerald "Jerry" Thorsell
Gerald "Jerry" Thorsell Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years
Served as a Ships Electrician, Navy Recruiter and attained the rank of Master Chief (E9) in only 15 years. Traveled the world. Lived in Saudi Arabia for a time and retired after 20 years in South Carolina
Gerald "Jerry" Thorsell
Gerald "Jerry" Thorsell Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years
Served as a Ships/Marine Electrician, Recruiter, In charge of deserter section in Washington DC during Desert Storm, Ships Photographer on deployments
Irene Bathgate (Fredricks)
Irene Bathgate (Fredricks) Class of 1971
Navy, 12 Years
Served in the Navy for eight years then four years after I got out, I became a weekend warrior for four more years.
Jason Lange
Jason Lange Class of 1993
Air Force, 14 Years
Utilities Craftsman for 12+ years ... currently in Air Force Space Command
Jim Gallagher
Jim Gallagher Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years
Logistics- Supply Branch Inspector
Jonathan (Hal) DeBoard
Jonathan (Hal) DeBoard Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years
Had a wonderful time (most of the time) traveling all over the world. I was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division for six of those years and was with the 101st Airborne Division in Iraq in 2003. (Something I will never forget yet wish I could....)
Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith Class of 1989
Army, 6 Years
Airborne Military Police
Laura Beggs Thorsell
Laura Beggs Thorsell Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served 22 years in the Corps. Spent most of the career as an Instructor of Marines in the Motor Transport field. Drill Instructor. Traveled the world and lived in Okinawa, Japan for several years. Retired from the Corps in North Carolina in 1998
Laura Beggs-Thorsell
Laura Beggs-Thorsell Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served in the Motor Transport field as Maintenance/Operations Chief, Wrecker operator, Tractor/Trailer driver,Mechanic, Instructor for Officers, SNCO/NCO's and entry level students.
Mike Spurgin
Mike Spurgin Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years
Communications Technician CT2 1968 - 1972
Miles Auderer
Miles Auderer Class of 1962
Navy, 9 Years
Spent four years in the regular Navy and five years in the Naval Reserve. Served on the USS America and USS Brinkley Bass as a Radioman.
William Samuel Barckley
William Samuel Barckley Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years
5.5 years active duty Air Force 3 years Army Reserves 13 years Air Force Reserves Retired in 1995 after 21 years of service

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