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

Alberto Yates
Alberto Yates
Class of 1991
Navy, 10 Years

Master Diver involved in Special Warfare and reconnaissance missions
Benji Adkins
Benji Adkins
Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Benji served 4 years in the US Marines. As well, he spent 6 months in the Mediterranean Sea on the USS Ponce and saw combat action in Kosovo in 1999. He also aided in earthquake relief in Istanbul Turkey
Beth Kleykamp
Beth Kleykamp
Class of 1993
Navy, 5 Years

United States Naval Academy, Class of 1998
Surface Warfare Officer:
USS THORN (DD988)
USS AUSTIN (LPD 4)
USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC 20)
Brooks Collins
Brooks Collins
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Retired and living in Etown, KY
Chico Johnson
Chico Johnson
Class of 1970
Army, 2 Years

Military Police Corps
David Damron
David Damron
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Senior Enlisted Advisor of SEALOGEUR 102
As the Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Damron has the responsibility for the counseling, directing, and career development of a unit of 10 enlisted members.
Dwight Blevins
Dwight Blevins
Class of 1975
Army, 6 Years

Basic training and AIT at Ft. Jackson SC, (Honor platoon and best drill team). First duty station Scofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii. Second duty station, Ft Knox, Ky. Overseas duty, Korea. MOS 36K20 (Fieldwireman) and 31V10 (Radio Repairman) Driver for CO,S4 and Supply.
George G. Brewer
George G. Brewer
Class of 1990
Army, 5 Years

Completed Basis Training and Advanced Individual Training in Fort Leonardwood, Mo. as a Combat Engineer. Servied in the Army National Guard, 201st Engineer Battalion in Ashland, KY until 1990. Transferred to Active Army in 1990 as a Combat Enginee, serving in Desert Storm, Desert Sheild, and Somolia.
George Thomas Seagraves
George Thomas Seagraves
Class of 1963
Army, 5 Years

1 Lt serving as nuclear weapons officer in Germany and Korea.
James Bare
James Bare
Class of 1967
Army, 4 Years

Republic of South Vietnam 68 - 70
JAMES BUSTETTER
JAMES BUSTETTER
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

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James W. Moore
James W. Moore
Class of 1963
Navy, 6 Years

Service period: !961-!967(Naval Reserve). Served 2 years active duty time abroad the U.S.S. Bache (DD470). Based in Norfolk, Va.
James W. Moore
James W. Moore
Class of 1963
Navy Reserves, 6 Years

Service period: 1961-1967 (Naval Reserve). Served 2 years active duty time abroad the U.S.S. Bache (DD470). Based in Norfolk, Va.
James W. Moore
James W. Moore
Class of 1963
Navy Reserves, 6 Years

Service period: 1961-1967(Naval Reserve). Served 2 years active duty time abroad the U.S.S. Bache (DD470). Based in Norfolk, Va.
Joe Dartey
Joe Dartey
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

After 24 1/2 years I retired as a First Sergeant and am now teaching JROTC at Blazer.
Joe Huff
Joe Huff
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

Stationed in Germany 2 years, then Minot AFB, North Dakota.
John T. Cassady
John T. Cassady
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Staff Sergant, Cryogenics Section, Fuels Management Branch
Karen Cantrell
Karen Cantrell
Class of 1970
Navy, 4 Years

PO3 Yeoman Special Intelligence stationed stateside Vietnam era
Keith Smith
Keith Smith
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Commissioned at a Second Lieutenant in August 1977 after graduating from Eastern Ky Univ. Served in Germany, Fort Campbell, Ky, San Antonio, Tx and Korea. Retired in September, 2005 with 28 years of service.
Kent McClanahan
Kent McClanahan
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

retired after 27 years in the Military 1st Sgt
Kent McClanahan
Kent McClanahan
Class of 1969
Army, 20+ Years

Spent 37 years in the Army now Retired
Larry A. Dean
Larry A. Dean
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

USS AUCILLA (AO-56)
STAFF, COMANDER US ATLANTIC FLEET
Larry Dean
Larry Dean
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

USN 1968-1972
Michael D Short
Michael D Short
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

Military police, serving state side and Europe., central and South America
Michael Jay McCoy
Michael Jay McCoy
Class of 1988
Navy, 20+ Years

Retires from Active duty in November of this year after 20 years of honorable service. EMC(SS) McCoy attended Nuclear Field 'A' school and Nuclear Power School in Orlando Fl. from 1992-1993 then reported to Nuclear Power Training Unit Charleston SC as a student then graduated from there in May 1993. He stayed there training students in Nuclear Reactor Operation until 1996. From there he went to Silverdale, Wa and served aboard USS FLorida(SSBN-728 Blue Crew) making 10 strategic deterrent patrols and transferred in Jan. 2000. He then returned to Charleston to again train students in the Operation of Nuclear Power Plants. In 2003 he reported to USS Providence (SSN-719) homeported in Groton, Ct. as the Electrical Division Leading Chief Petty Officer and took the ship to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to undergo the first ever 688 class Engineered Overhaul. After bringing the Providence out of the shipyard and back to Groton, Ct. in 2006, he transferred to the Quality Assurance Office at Naval Submarine Support Facility New London as the Audits and Surveilence Director. In 2009 he transferred to the USS San Juan (SSN-751) as the Electrical Division Leading Chief Petty Officer. He did one six month deployment on the ship and had port calls in Souda Bay Crete, Diego Garcia, Seychelles, and the first ever US Nuclear Submarine visit to South Africa and upon the San Juan's return to homeport, it was back to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard again as the San Juan reported there for an Engineered Overhaul which started in April of 2010. He is married to the former Heather Leake (class of 1989) and has two children, Brittanny(17) and Kaitlynn(10). Heather, Brittanny and Kaitlynn will be moving back to Ashland this summer and Brittanny will be a Senior at Paul G, Blazer and Kaitlynn will be attending Oakview Elementary School.
Micheal Leader
Micheal Leader
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 5 Years

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Miles Derane Duncil
Miles Derane Duncil
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Trained at Ft Jackson, SC. Stationed in Texas, Georgia, Germany, Korea, and Kentucky. Residing in Ashland, KY since retirement.
Paul Michael Ballard
Paul Michael Ballard
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

S/Sgt USAF 2 tours South East Asia Vietnam Munitions Specialist / E O D
Randy Coburn
Randy Coburn
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

Mechanic in 201st Engr Bn located in Ashland
Robert L. Anderson
Robert L. Anderson
Class of 1978
Air Force, 16 Years

Avionics Maintenance Technician, Master Instructor, left for medical reasons in 1998.
shayne moore
shayne moore
Class of 1993
Marine Corps, 4 Years

served for 4 years. 6months of overseas duty. occupation was mortarman. served as triple award expert on the rifle range.honorable discharged. after marine corps service, enlisted in ashland arny national guard for two more years.
Thomas Lee Payne jr
Thomas Lee Payne jr
Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served as a Heavy Equipment mechanic, and outboard engine repair specialist with Engineer Maintenance Battalion
Timothy Hopes
Timothy Hopes
Class of 1969
Army, 11 Years

Major, U.S. Army Military Police
716th MP Bn., First Infantry Division; Cmdr, 59th MP Company, Fed. Republic of Germany; Instructor, U.S. Army Military Police School, Ft. McClellan, AL.; 87th Infantry Division (USAR)
toby welch
toby welch
Class of 1991
Army, 8 Years

infantry
Vicki Farthing
Vicki Farthing
Class of 1976
Navy, 5 Years

Served 1986-1991; US Naval Base, Norfolk; HC-4, Sigonella, Sicily; USNAVCOMMSTA UK, Thurso, Scotland; VX-1, Patuxent River, MD. Honorable discharge. Rating: YN2 (Yeoman Second Class/E5); won Navy Achievement Medal.
virgil porter
virgil porter
Class of 1983
Navy, 7 Years

In the army r first and the navy 2nd two different branches

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***The 55th Class Reunion Of 1963-PGBHS

Paul G. Blazer class of ‘63 is having a 55 year Reunion on October 6, 2018 at the Bellefonte Country Club. Please ...
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Our Paul G. Blazer 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 Paul G. Blazer High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Ashland are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!