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 Class of 1987
Army, 8 Years Served in 1990/1991 Operation Desert Strom Received Bronze Star Medal.
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 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 Class of 1994
Army, 5 Years Served in the U.S. and Germany. Honorable discharge.
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 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.
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 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.
Felicia McGrue Class of 1991
Army, 14 Years Currently stationed in Hawaii
James E. Strickland Class of 1989
Army, 15 Years Captain in the Logistics Corp. Currently at Fort Lee, VA.
James McConathy Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years Served 22 years with 3 tours in Iraq.
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 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 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 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 Class of 1988
Air Force, 11 Years Eleven years as Photo Interpreter for United States Air Force.
PHILLIP T. WATSON Class of 1987
Marine Corps, 6 Years Served in Desert Storm
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 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 Class of 1987
Army, 10 Years ten years of service as a chemical specalist. served in Desert Storm.
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"Walk of Champions"
The Oxford City Schools, in 2010, will open a new Oxford High School. The entrance to the building will feature a "...