Oxford High School Alumni

Oxford, Alabama (AL)

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

Anthony Todd Carter
Anthony Todd Carter
Class of 1987
Army, 8 Years

Served in 1990/1991 Operation Desert Strom
Received Bronze Star Medal.
Chris Tuggle
Chris Tuggle
Class of 1999
Navy, 5 Years

Commissioned as a Naval Officer in 2004. Deployed to Djibouti, Africa in support of the Global War on Terrorism and recently deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Current rank is Lieutenant.
COL Donald Howell
COL Donald Howell
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

30 plus years of service. Retiring in summer 2011 and Praising God each and every day for allowing me the grace to serve and protect this nation, alongside thousands of great Americans. Always a YellowJacket and always an Alabama native. God Bless you all.
Derriziel Pierce
Derriziel Pierce
Class of 1994
Army, 5 Years

Served in the U.S. and Germany. Honorable discharge.
Donald E. Howell
Donald E. Howell
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

US Army Officer (COL) soon to retire (2011) Served in Desert Shield/Storm, Balkans, NATO, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and recently in USAREUR for Ops Enduring Freedom and many overseas deployment operations. Proud to serve and proud to be a Yellow Jacket.
Donald Howell
Donald Howell
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

US Army career officer and dedicated Yellow Jacket.
I hav reached the 30 year mark and will retire this summer 2011. Thanks to a great teaching and coaching staff who allowed me to learn and excel and challenged me in those years at OHS. I pray for the safety and health of all and offer this encouraging remark: Keep God first in your life and all things are possible.
Durant Boyd
Durant Boyd
Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 10 Years

Desert Storm and Somalia during my tenure
Elizabeth Ann Graessle
Elizabeth Ann Graessle
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Started out at Ft Jackson (basic), Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center (AIT), Ft Ben Harrison (AIT2), Ft Hood, Ft McClellan, Baumholder, Ft McClellan, Carlisle Barracks (War College), Gunter AFB, Iraq, Ft Benning, Ft McCoy, Chicago MEPS, and retired at Anniston Army Depot.
Elizabeth Graessle
Elizabeth Graessle
Class of 1989
Army, 18 Years

Served in Operation Desert Shield, 1990-1991; recently served in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom for 24 months, 2003 - 2005.
Elizabeth Graessle
Elizabeth Graessle
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Got my dream career at 17 and retired at 40. Loved every minute of it!
Felicia McGrue
Felicia McGrue
Class of 1991
Army, 14 Years

Currently stationed in Hawaii
James E. Strickland
James E. Strickland
Class of 1989
Army, 15 Years

Captain in the Logistics Corp. Currently at Fort Lee, VA.
James McConathy
James McConathy
Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years

Served 22 years with 3 tours in Iraq.
James Turley
James Turley
Class of 2000
Army, 8 Years

stationed at Fort Bragg, NC for 7 yrs with the 27 ENG BN, deployed 3 times with them, recently moved to Fort Campbell, KY with the 511th ENG CO, currently deployed again
Jim Haynes
Jim Haynes
Class of 1975
Army, 10 Years

Air Traffic Controller and Instructor at the U.S. Army's Helicopter Flight School at Fort Rucker, AL during the Desert Sheild and Desert Storm.
Johnny Owen
Johnny Owen
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

I was in the Army during the Vietnam Conflict and served at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, White Sands, New Mexico, and Ulm, Germany.
Leslie P. Hochmeister
Leslie P. Hochmeister
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Admin Specialist, Computer Technician, Knowledge Ops Manager
Official Retirement - 1 October 2010
Stationed:
Moody AFB GA
Muscat Oman
Spangdhlem AB GE
Keesler AFB MS

Deployments:
Diyarbakir Turkey 48EIS
Pristina Kosovo NSU
Melanie Finuf
Melanie Finuf
Class of 1988
Air Force, 11 Years

Eleven years as Photo Interpreter for United States Air Force.
PHILLIP T. WATSON
PHILLIP T. WATSON
Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Served in Desert Storm
Richard Henderson
Richard Henderson
Class of 1990
Army, 9 Years

Served 4 years in the army ( Germany, Operation Desert Storm, Texas) 5 years in the Alabama National Guard.
Rony L. Kelley
Rony L. Kelley
Class of 1986
Navy, 15 Years

Joined The Navy In 1992. Went To Boot Camp In Orlando Florida 3/14/1992. Currently Station Onboard The USS Iwo Jima LHD-7 in Norfolk, VA. Present Rank E-6
Stacey L.Lee
Stacey L.Lee
Class of 1987
Army, 10 Years

ten years of service as a chemical specalist. served in Desert Storm.
Todd Williamon
Todd Williamon
Class of 1989
Navy, 17 Years

18 and stil going hoping to retire soon
Wayne Tucker
Wayne Tucker
Class of 1975
Air Force, 8 Years

I joined the Air Force in 1976 and was stationed at Langley Air Force Base (Hampton Roads, VA), Maurice Rose Army Air Field (Frankfurt Germany), and Columbus Air Force Base (Columbus, MS). I also spent time at Chanute Air Force Base (Rantoul, IL) and Lowery Air Force Base (Denver CO) attending training. I left the Air Force in 1983 as a Staff Sergeant and enjoyed my 8 years serving.
Wayne Tucker
Wayne Tucker
Class of 1975
Air Force, 8 Years

Served in Virginia, Germany, Colorado, and Mississippi. 1976-1984

Classmates Spotlight

Oxford High School Classmates

Joseph Lee Baughn
Class of '86

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"Walk of Champions"

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