Polk County High School Alumni

Benton, Tennessee (TN)

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

Charles Morris
Charles Morris
Class of 1971
Army, 33 Years

Served as Army Aviator.
debra shannon Patel
debra shannon Patel
Class of 2003
Navy, 5 Years

I am a Parachute Rigger (PR) for the United States Navy. I fix all the safety equiptment that pilots and aircrew fly with. I have been to Atsugi Japan and am now stationed in San Diego CA. I will leave the service next year.
Derek Lea
Derek Lea
Class of 1982
Army, 17 Years

I served 11 years, on active duty, and 6 years with the Maryland Army National Guard. While on active duty I was a SIGINT Analyst (signals intelligence analyst), MOS 98K30M7, serving with U.S. Army Filed Station Berlin, West Germany (1984-1987), U.S. Army Field Station Kunia, Hawaii (1987-1992), National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland (1992-1994), and U.S. Army National Guard, Maryland 29th Military Police Company, 29th Infantry Division, MOS 95B30 (1994-2000). I attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was a squad leader and platoon sergeant on active duty as well as with the National Guard.
Greg Johnson
Greg Johnson
Class of 1986
National Guard, 8 Years

tnarng
radio/mechanic
redeye unit
and bridge section
i was E-4 promotable with no slot available for E-5 when i got out.
Specialist was my rank
Jamie Sanislo
Jamie Sanislo
Class of 1997
Air Force, 3 Years

Life Support Technician - Maintained life support equipment (helmets, parachutes, chem gear, etc,)
Jason Casteel
Jason Casteel
Class of 1996
Army, 6 Years

Still serving
Jeffery Swafford
Jeffery Swafford
Class of 2001
Air Force, 5 Years

Joined the Air Force in 2003 have been in almost 5 years. served two tours in Iraq and one in kyrgyzstan. stationed in Japan and now Virginia.
Joe Fowler
Joe Fowler
Class of 1990
Army, 18 Years

I spent five years in the airborne infantry and the rest in the field of corrections (prison guard). I have been a Drill Sergeant and have served in every leadership position available. I am currently in Texas but will be returning to Kansas next summer.
Joel W. Daugherty
Joel W. Daugherty
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired Air Force E-7 Master Sargeant. Fuel Specialist, Air Passenger Service Specialist,and Air Freight specialist.
kevin shelton
kevin shelton
Class of 1992
Marine Corps, 4 Years

marine security forces and infantry. traveld the world .
Larry Vest
Larry Vest
Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years

Military Police
Robert Ross
Robert Ross
Class of 1953
Air Force, 20+ Years

Airborne Radio Operator. Aerial reconnaissance. 19 years was spent in a lot of foreign countries flying on every recon aircraft the Air Force had at that time. Retired 1 Sept 1976.
Scot Stewart
Scot Stewart
Class of 1985
Navy, 4 Years

Served 4 years about the USS Samuel Eliot Morison FFG-13
Stephens (Digger) Burns
Stephens (Digger) Burns
Class of 1993
Army, 10 Years

Served in the Marine Corps from 1993-1997. stationed in Hawii. joined the Army National Gaurd in 2000. Steve was called to active duty in 2004 and served 1 year in Iraq during OIFII & OIFIII.Recieving an arcon with valor.
Timothy Woody
Timothy Woody
Class of 1996
Air Force, 10 Years

Enlisted in the Air Force in Sept 96. Spent time in Okinawa, N.C, South Korea and currently stationed in England. Served 6 different deployments to the desert, before, during and after the war.

Classmates Spotlight

Polk County High School Classmates

Ksusha Maiorova
Class of '00

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