Military Alumni

Military 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

Barry Hamm
Barry Hamm Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years
retired Sergeant Major
Bradford Smith
Bradford Smith Class of 1987
Air Force, 4 Years
USAF 44th Security Police Group / 45th MSS / Ellsworth AFB, SD
Brian Scott Buxton
Brian Scott Buxton Class of 1974
Navy, 8 Years
Naval Aviator, F-14 Tomcat Fighter Squadron VF-143 NAS Oceana Navy Jet Flight Instructor VT-4 NAS Pensacola
David Lee Blankenship
David Lee Blankenship Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years
Still active duty Navy stationed at Commander, Submarine Group NINE, Bangor, Wasington. My current rank is Master Chief Petty Officer. I have been stationed in Orlando; Meridian, MS; Groton, CT; Pearl Harbor, HI; Pittsburgh, PA; San Diego, CA; and Bangor, Wasington
David Perry
David Perry Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years
I served all over the world as an Air Traffic controller
David Perry
David Perry Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served all over the world as an Air Traffic Controller.
Gary Atkinson
Gary Atkinson Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years
Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4
Gary Atkinson
Gary Atkinson Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years
33 years total service. Retired with 20 years active duty June 2000.
Gene Clingenpeel
Gene Clingenpeel Class of 1988
Navy, 4 Years
USS Kittyhawk & USS Constellation 1988 - 1992
Army, 11 Years
DUNCAN, JAMES EDWARD Name: James Edward Duncan Rank/Branch: E7/US Army Unit: U.S. Army Infantry, Advance Team 21, MACV Date of Birth: 11 July 1940 (Mason County WV) Home City of Record: Pleasant Point WV Date of Loss: 03 March 1971 Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 143351N 1073619E (YB807116) Status (in 1973): Killed/Body Not Recovered Category: 2 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground Refno: 1714 Other Personnel in Incident: Orie J. Dubbeld (missing) Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 1998. REMARKS: SYNOPSIS: On March 3, 1971 1Lt. Orie J. Dubbeld and SFC James E. Duncan were serving as advisors to the 22nd ARVN Ranger Battalion on a reinforcement mission in Kon Tum Province, South Vietnam. During the mission, their unit came under ground mortar attack. A mortar round hit directly in the foxhole where 1Lt. Dubbeld and SFC Duncan were located. An ARVN medical officer stated that Dubbeld was killed instantly, and that SFC Duncan died a few minutes later. An attempt was made to carry the bodies with the withdrawing ARVN unit. However, the fighting became so intense that it was necessary to bury the advisors. To date, no attempt has been made to exhume the bodies. The ARVN medical officer confirmed that Dubbeld and Duncan were dead. It is unfortunate, but a reality of war that their remains were left behind out of the necessity to protect the lives of the team who served with them. They are listed with honor among the missing because their remains cannot be buried with honor at home. The U.s. Government believes the enemy knows the final resting place of Dubbeld and Duncan, but access to the site has been denied. The Vietnamese also refuse to reveal information regarding the hundreds of Americans that authorities believe are still alive, held prisoner in Southeast Asia. Dubbeld and Duncan lost their lives trying to help an allied nation preserve its freedom. Their deaths will only have the honor due them when we are willing to exert the effort necessary to rescue those Americans who are still alive.
Jim Randolph
Jim Randolph Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 3 Years
Served in Vietnam War
Michael Gardner
Michael Gardner Class of 1993
Army, 13 Years
UH-60 Blackhawk Instructor Pilot, CW2, medically retired
Teresa L Walker
Teresa L Walker Class of 1981
Army, 8 Years
US Army Sergeant, Signal Corps 36C10, 31L20B2, 31F20

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Class of '05

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In Memory of William "Wally" Wallace

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of William H. "Wally" Wallace (Class of 1973). Wally passe...
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