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

Aaron Martin
Aaron Martin
Class of 1989
Army, 17 Years

Aaron is an Operation Sergeant and has been stationed in Kentucky, Hawaii, Virginia and Italy. He is a combat veteran and lives in Mililani Hawaii.
Allen Leon Rumer
Allen Leon Rumer
Class of 1995
Army, 6 Years

Joined army during Persian Gulf & was greatest learning experience of my life.
Bob  Moore
Bob Moore
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Accounting and Finance Specialist

Stationed at:

Eglin AFB Florida
Los Angles AFS Los Angles Calif
Iraklion AFB Iraklion Crete Greece
17 Years Service civilian Wright Patterson AFB Ohio (Services Division)
Director Youth Activities Center
Director Outdoor Recreation
Director Civilian Recreation Center
bobby price
bobby price
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 2 Years

rifleman, cook/baker
Brennon McGuire
Brennon McGuire
Class of 1991
Air Force, 16 Years

Being part of the Air Force has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I'm proud to call myself a member of the most powerful Air Force in the world... I've been stationed in North Dakota, South Dakota, Arizona, South Korea, Alabama, Ohio, and now back to Alabama.
Brent Wright
Brent Wright
Class of 1980
Army, 9 Years

Basic training at FT. Leonard wood Mo. July 1980
Jump school ,Ft Benning Ga. Assigned to 27th Combat engineer Bn. at Ft Bragg Nc. attended training at Aberdeen Proving Ground MD. and returned to Ft Bragg as an instructor in soviet weapons and tactics with the 19th military intelligence bn.
left Army and attended training at Chanute AFB Il. as aerospace equipment tech.
left military service in 1989
Carol (Maughmer) Adkins
Carol (Maughmer) Adkins
Class of 1990
Army, 8 Years

Army Reserves
cory merkamp
cory merkamp
Class of 2004
Army, 3 Years

stationed in fort irwin california
Dakota Janchi
Dakota Janchi
Class of 2008
Marine Corps, 2 Years

I am currently enlisted in the marine corps and recent grad from pv i am deploying for thefirst time with the 24th MEU
David Purpero
David Purpero
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft Weapons Systems Technician
Donald E. Lytle
Donald E. Lytle
Class of 1961
Navy, 9 Years

Went to Radio School, became radioman, stationed on Midway Island, COMNAVAIRPAC Staff, Communication Center NAS North Island, USS Dennis J. Buckley, DD-808, as radio communicator.
Dwayne Gillingham
Dwayne Gillingham
Class of 1982
Navy, 6 Years

Traveled the World, But
"There is no place like Home"
James A. Mettler Jr.
James A. Mettler Jr.
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

Worked in security with aircraft and nuclear weapons.
Jason Conley
Jason Conley
Class of 1999
National Guard, 5 Years

Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from February 2004 to February 2005 and just signed on for another 8 years.
Jerry Knott
Jerry Knott
Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years

US Naval Academy(1966), entered flight school, flew A-7's in Vietnam, stayed in the cockpit flying off of aircraft carriers continously until 1981, last four years were at the NROTC unit at the Ohio State University> Retired as a Comander(O-5) in 1985.
Jerry Knott
Jerry Knott
Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy carrier aviator, retired as a Commander(O-5) in 1985.
Joseph Wright
Joseph Wright
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired Msgt.
Justin Vangundy
Justin Vangundy
Class of 2004
Army, 2 Years

Joined the Army a couple years after we got out of school, got stationed in Fort Stewart, GA for a year then was deployed to Iraq in OIF5. Currently in Iraq until 2008
Kathy Yoakem Hines
Kathy Yoakem Hines
Class of 1976
Army, 8 Years

Went on to work and Retire from Department of Veterans.
Larry Angus
Larry Angus
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 2 Years

1 Year in Vietnam
Larry Baldwin
Larry Baldwin
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Active Duty Army in Military Intelligence, Recruiting and Postal. From Germany to Hawaii and many points between
Lynn Haynes Wilson
Lynn Haynes Wilson
Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years

Served in the Army 4 years. Trained at Ft Sam Houston, Texas in Radiology Technology. Was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood Missouri, and William Beaumont Medical Center, El Paso Texas.
Matt McGuire
Matt McGuire
Class of 1995
Army, 20+ Years

Current assign as First Sergeant to Alpha Company 237th Brigade Support Battalion in the Ohio Army National Guard. Previous assignments with 637th Chemical Company, Kettering, OH, HHC 237th Personnel Services Battalion, Colunbus, OH with whom I deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III 2004-2005. 211th Maintenance Company, Newark OH, HQ STARC, Columbus, OH. Prior Active Duty Assignments, HHC 728th Military Police, Daegue, South Korea, and 289th General Supply Company, Fort Hood, TX.
olin rumfield
olin rumfield
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

vietnam vet.
Raymond William Kirkbride
Raymond William Kirkbride
Class of 1981
Air Force, 17 Years

17 years total. 11 years active duty, 5 years Reserve, called back to active duty in 2002 for 1 year. Security Police, 7 years in S. Korea, 2 years in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1 year in Holloman AFB, New Mexico. Reserve time done in California and Texas.
Rob McGuire
Rob McGuire
Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years

I am currently in the OHARNG, assigned to the 37th IBCT in Columbus serving as the Brigade PSNCO. I entered the Army in August 1987 and have been stationed in Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, Germany and Kentucky. During my time in the Guard I have had the opportunity to travel to serve on Active Duty at HRC in Alexandria, Virginia. Have attended various schools throughout the States and provided hurricane relief support to Louisiana after Hurricane Gustav.
Robert McDonald
Robert McDonald
Class of 1991
Air Force, 15 Years

My greatest honor is to have served and to continue to serve for those that either could not or would not, in the defense of our nation’s children and families.
Robert Ryan
Robert Ryan
Class of 1976
Army Reserves, 17 Years

E-5 11C20, U.S. Army OCS & Infantry Officers Basic Course Ft Benning, GA. 1978, 2nd LT Inf., Company C 147th Infantry Bn. 73rd Brigade,. Officers Rotary Wing Aviators Course 1985, Fixed Wing Multi Wing Course 1986, OV-1 Aviators Qualification Course,1988, Flight Section Leader Company a 158th Military Intelligence Bn. (Aerial Exploitation), UH-60 Aviators Qualification Course , Company Commander 6th Bn. 159th Aviation Regt. Mobilized for Operation Desert Storm 1991.
Stephen Thompson
Stephen Thompson
Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Operation Iraqi Freedom March 2003
Thomas Miller
Thomas Miller
Class of 1988
Army, 12 Years

US Army - 3 years Combat Engineer, 3 years Transportation, 6 years Field Artillery.
Tina Wisecup
Tina Wisecup
Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years

My Retirement in 2007 after 26 years in the U.S. Navy.
Todd Guden
Todd Guden
Class of 2001
Army, 7 Years

In the Field Artillery. Has been stationed in Germany and currently Louisiana and has been deployed twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan.
William Dickey
William Dickey
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

served in the Marine Corps from Sept. 1977 to Sept. 1998

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