Parkersburg High School Alumni

Parkersburg, West Virginia (WV)

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!

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Parkersburg High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Big Reds lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

eric Shindledecker
eric Shindledecker
Class of 1997
Air Force, 2 Years

aircraft arrmorment
AARON MICHAEL DEATON
AARON MICHAEL DEATON
Class of 1996
Navy, 21 Years

Retired in 2022 after 21.5 years in the Navy. Now serving as NJROTC Naval Science Instructor at Lincoln High School, Shinnston, WV.
Amos Curry
Amos Curry
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Combat medic in Viet Nam with 173rd Airborne. Retired as a Social Work Officer in the United States Army.
Andrea Sall
Andrea Sall
Class of 2009
Air Force, 1 Years

Andrea completed her bachelors degree at Alderson Broaddus College in 2013 and then joined the Air Force in November of 2013.
Andrzej (Andy) Goldman
Andrzej (Andy) Goldman
Class of 1999
Army, 6 Years

Military Intelligence Professional. Previously stationed at: Fort Bragg, NC, RAF Molesworth, United Kingdom, and Fort Drum, NY.
I was the 2009 Army NCO of the Year for the Army Element at the JIOCEUR (Joint Intelligence Operation Center Europe). I deployed as part of the SOIB in Support of NSHQ to Afghanistan where I was with ISAF SOFFC.
Anthony Deem
Anthony Deem
Class of 2004
Air Force, 3 Years

I am going into my 4th year of service, my job is Command and Control. I have been in Honduras and currently in Kyrgyzstan. I am stationed in Tampa, Fl.
Arika Moats
Arika Moats
Class of 2003
Air Force, 3 Years

Serving in the USAF (Security Forces) from 2004 - current. Stationed at Offutt AFB, Nebraska and now currently serving in Germany. Recently re-enlisted for another 4 years and will be enroute to Langley AFB, Virginia for next assignment
ARTHUR SMAAGAARD
ARTHUR SMAAGAARD
Class of 1961
Army, 20+ Years

24 YRS SVC US ARMY, MAJ RET
17 YRS SVC US ARMY, CIVIL SVC, GS-13
Bobby Nolan
Bobby Nolan
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

U.S. Army Ranger Spec/Ops In Iraq 04-05. Retired in 2007, now working in Baghdad Iraq as a Site Manager of the Baghdad Embassy Security Force.
Bobby Riggs
Bobby Riggs
Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Vietnam orders canceled, 1st Marine to work for the Department of Navy, Paris Island,SC. Sent to Philippines for Marine Headquarters Group 1972/73. Honorable Discharge.
Bonnie J. Conner
Bonnie J. Conner
Class of 1971
Air Force, 12 Years

Served from 1972 to 1984, received many ribbons and several metals. I have been married three times. I now live in Phoenix Az.
Breanna Robinson
Breanna Robinson
Class of 1997
National Guard, 9 Years

WENT TO IRAQ BACK IN 03' TILL 04' NOW WORK FULL-TIME FOR THE GUARD AS A TECHNICIAN...
Breanna Robinson
Breanna Robinson
Class of 1997
National Guard, 10 Years

Sent to Iraq in '04 and still going strong..
Brian Braham
Brian Braham
Class of 1997
Air Force, 18 Years

Have been stationed in Florida, Japan, Arkansas, and Germany. Have done 1 tour in Iraq and 3 in Afghanistan. Am a Flying Crew Chief on C-130Js.
Bruce P. Lyons
Bruce P. Lyons
Class of 1971
Navy, 24 Years

US Navy Gunnersmate. Served from Sep. 1970 thru Nov. 1994. Time in included mine hunting in the Persian Gulf in 1988 and participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Bruce Wayne Phillips
Bruce Wayne Phillips
Class of 1977
Army, 6 Years

82 nd Airborne Division 505 th 3 rd Bde Ft Bragg N.C. 1977-1981
Bryan Lyons
Bryan Lyons
Class of 1976
Navy, 6 Years

Was in the USN Seabees. Trained as a Construction Mechanic. Working on all types of construction equipment. Home ported in Port Hueneme, Ca. Did two deployments to Okinawa Japan and two Deployments to Subic Bay Phil. Separated out in Sept of 1982.
Chad Glaspell
Chad Glaspell
Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years

Served in Army in Germany, Army Guard, Iraq 2003-2004, worked full time, retired 2015.
Charles H. Duckworth
Charles H. Duckworth
Class of 1955
Army, 20+ Years

Served 27 years in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer. Two combat tours in Vietnam. Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Charles Johnson
Charles Johnson
Class of 1959
Air Force, 20+ Years

Life Support Superintrndent
Charles William Ball
Charles William Ball
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

1968-2003 enlisted corpsman SF
Registered Nurse
Ret SF Captain
Charles William Ball
Charles William Ball
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Entered 91B Helicopter Medic---1977 Registered Nurse Boards--Stayed with SF--Commissioned--Retired Captain 32 years
Chrisitna Buskirk
Chrisitna Buskirk
Class of 1990
Air Force, 5 Years

Combat Communications
CHUCK METALLIDES
CHUCK METALLIDES
Class of 1980
Air Force, 4 Years

security forces
Coy Ferrell
Coy Ferrell
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Enlisted in 1985 and retired in 2005 as a Gunnery Sergeant.
Craig Sturm
Craig Sturm
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

I have served in Operations Just Cause, Desert Shield/ Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom (twice). I am currently at Ft Hood, TX with my family.
dana tanner
dana tanner
Class of 1992
Army, 16 Years

job description in the army is a combat engineer but currently serving as a drill sergeant at ft jackson sc. have deployes to somolia, haiti, kuwait, afganistan twice.
David Bush
David Bush
Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 12 Years

After a four year break, joined the North Carolina National Guard. Scheduled to be in Iraq by mid April.
DAVID KNAUS
DAVID KNAUS
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 4 Years

CREW CH53
David Knotts
David Knotts
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Combat medic in Vietnam 69-70 with the 9th Inf. Div. Retired after 23years service in the medical field as Command Sergeant Major. Went to work for DoD and served in Kandahar Afghanistan in 2011 in support of our soldiers.
David Wilcox
David Wilcox
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 4 Years

In Gitmo Missile Crisis in October 1962 .. was sent to Cuba from Caribbean... Tanker for 2 years...Admininstra Clerk 2 years .. Parris Island..Camp Lejeune..Okinawa..Portsmouth, Va.
Dawn Daugherty
Dawn Daugherty
Class of 1989
Air Force, 3 Years

Aircrew Life Support Specialist, maintained life support equipment for C-141 aircraft crew members. Was stationed at Norton AFB in San Bernardino, CA
Derek Manner
Derek Manner
Class of 2000
Air Force, 7 Years

Vehicle Operator/ Convoy Operator
Don Butcher
Don Butcher
Class of 1971
Navy, 6 Years

Bootcamp at Great Lakes, Ill March to May '72, San Diego, Cal 2 months, Data Systems "A" & "C" schools in Vallejo, Cal til Dec '73. Precom for USS MacDonough (DLG-8) in Norfolk, Va, Commissioned the ship in Philly May '74. Stationed in Charleston SC until Discharged honorably as an E 6, DS1. Blue Nose, Shellback, Order of the Ditch. Had a ball. Recieved an unexpected $300 check from West Virginia to say thanks for serving.
Don Smith
Don Smith
Class of 2000
Air Force, 6 Years

F16 Avionics Craftsman / SSgt
Donald Smith
Donald Smith
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Ground Radio Operator 1969-1974. Basic at Lackland AFB TX, Tech School at Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS, 3 1/2 years at Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo TX
Donovan Joel Winters
Donovan Joel Winters
Class of 2005
Navy, 2 Years

Fireman stationed in Norfolk, VA. To be deployed to USS Oahkhill LSD 51 Sept. 28,1009
Earl  Davis
Earl Davis
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

retired 1993
Earl Edward Dougherty
Earl Edward Dougherty
Class of 1946
Marine Corps, 2 Years

I graduated in January 1946 and went right on into the military, the big war was over, but
my group went to China and stayed there until latter part of 1947, the troops came home at that time...i later went to College in Nashville Tennessee and graduated in 1950, worked 30 years there with the U.S Courthouse Credit Union, i married Eva Hinzman, we have 4 girls,..health is a problem at this time, but the good Lord has been with us numerious times,
Click on the web if you want to chat...e-mail addres is jackinthebox44412@hotmail.com Love and best wishes always...Ed & Eva
Eric Dee Davis
Eric Dee Davis
Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years

MM2 two and one half Vietnam tours

Classmates Spotlight

Parkersburg High School Classmates

Kevin Hanna
Class of '89

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

Read and submit stories about our classmates from Parkersburg High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Big Reds.

School News

PHS Class member of 1966

Mary Elizabeth Tallman Starcher passed away at the age of 60 on July 31st 2009. She is survived by her husband Ernest (B...
Read More »

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