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

Alfred John (Johnny) Herrera
Alfred John (Johnny) Herrera Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 6 Years
Marine secrurity forces, 1st Marine Div. Infantry unit. Marine Barracks NAS Alameda ,CA.
Billy Burleson
Billy Burleson Class of 1975
Army, 14 Years
U.S. Army Infantry
BOSS SALCIDO
BOSS SALCIDO Class of 1989
Army, 3 Years
AIR MEDIVAC 82ND AIRBOURNE 57TH MEDICAL DETACHMENT FT. BRAGG NORTH CAROLINA
Bryan Perry
Bryan Perry Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 5 Years
United States Marines Motor Transportation 1st Light Armored Recon Bn
Carl  Joseph Ellerd
Carl Joseph Ellerd Class of 1959
Navy, 7 Years
Carl was from the oilfield town of Odessa, Texas, in far West Texas near New Mexico. Carl was a 1959 graduate of Odessa High School. He worked in the oil fields after high school and then joined the U.S. Navy in 1962. He had decided to make a career in the Navy and was in his second enlistment at the time of his death. He had reported to Cubi Point Naval Air Station at Subic Bay in the Philippines for transportation to his ship, the USS Constellation, which was serving in the waters off North Vietnam. On October 2, 1969, he and 25 other personnel were on a C-2A Greyhound cargo aircraft that went down for unknown reasons and all 26 personnel were lost. Carl is remembered by his community and by the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial located at Midland International Airport, Midland, Texas. The photograph is taken from his high school annual (1958-59).
Chris Funderburg
Chris Funderburg Class of 1991
Air Force, 4 Years
I was an Aircraft Armament System Specialist and spent 2 years at RAF Upper Heyford in the United Kingdom loading bombs onto F111 fighters. My final 2 years I was stationed at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina where I loaded bombs onto F16s. Had a brief tour of Saudi in 1994 for a month. Good times.
DON WHITED
DON WHITED Class of 1950
Navy, 4 Years
LCDR
Fredrick I Grant
Fredrick I Grant Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years
Naval Officer for 27 years. Served in numerous assignments all over the world. Navy Pilot. Commanding Officer of Naval Air Squadron. Director of Naval Council of Personnel Boards.
Gary Archer
Gary Archer Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served 22 years in the Marine Corps. Spent my time as an Aviation Mechanic maintaining helicopters and jets in combat and non-combat operations throughout the world.
Glenn D. Wood
Glenn D. Wood Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Served as a Hawk Radar Repairman. Spent most of my time at Yuma Marine Corps. Air Station. 2nd LAAMBs.
Glenn Wood
Glenn Wood Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 4 Years
1966 thru 1970. Hawk Radar Repairman
Isaac Gallegos
Isaac Gallegos Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years
Served in Italy, Germany, Panama, El Salvador, Bolivia, Bosnia, Haiti, and Iraq. Retired out of Fort Sam Houston, TX as a Foreign Area Officer.
john ( tommy) mitchell
john ( tommy) mitchell Class of 1959
Navy, 20+ Years
I served in the Navy for 30 years retiring as a Rear Admiral. I was an engineering Duty Officer and spent 16 years of my career in the Strategic Systems Project Office ( Polaris/Poseidon/Trident !/Trident II Submarine Launched Strategic Missile Systems ) I was Technical Director/Director of the Program my last 7 years. I am now the President of the Naval Historical Foundation.
John Robert Carmichael, Jr
John Robert Carmichael, Jr Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years
Navy medical corpsman attached to marine unit in Viet Nam.
John Thomas Carruth
John Thomas Carruth Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years
SP5/E5 TAB 26th Artillery Ft. Sill, Okla.
Jonathon Huse
Jonathon Huse Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 10 Years
I spent 10 years in the Marines, did 3 deployments to Iraq one to bahrain. Started out in 3/4 7th mardiv, ended with 3/9 2 MarDiv. I was injured by a IED in 2007 that fractured my back. I loved being a Marine. I been around the world.
Lazaro Hinojos
Lazaro Hinojos Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Grunts baby!!! Been around the world and aye, aye aye!!!!
Luis Aguilar
Luis Aguilar Class of 1991
Navy, 5 Years
Active duty Navy
Oakley Glynn Baker
Oakley Glynn Baker Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
CW3 Airdrop Systems Technician, On Airborne status 20 yrs. 5th QM Det. Korea, 82nd Abn. Div Ft Bragg NC, JFK Special WarFare Center Ft Bragg NC, 5th QM Det Germany, 528th Special Operations Support BN Ft Bragg NC, 7th Special Forces Group Ft Bragg NC
Oakley Glynn Baker
Oakley Glynn Baker Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
CW3 Airdrop Systems Technician, On Airborne status 20 yrs. 5th QM Det. Korea, 82nd Abn. Div Ft Bragg NC, JFK Special WarFare Center Ft Bragg NC, 5th QM Det Germany, 528th Special Operations Support BN Ft Bragg NC, 7th Special Forces Group Ft Bragg NC

Classmates Spotlight

Odessa High School Classmates

Jimmy J Gomez
Class of '95

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