Ponchatoula High School Alumni

Ponchatoula, Louisiana (LA)

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

Donald W King Jr
Donald W King Jr
Class of 1998
Air Force, 6 Years

Served 6 and a half years in the Air Force as a Security Forces Member. Medically retired at the rank of SSgt.
Fred McKean
Fred McKean
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

I retired after 22 years of service from 1979 to 2001. I served in West Germany, Illinois, Arkansas and Mississippi. I was a painter for seven years and an education and training manager for the rest of my time. I was part of desert shield/desert storm but not in theater.
Fred McKean
Fred McKean
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted after High School. Stationed in West Germany, Illinois, Arkansas, Mississippi. Retired in 2001. Served with the Base Honor Guard at Keesler AFB MS.
Gary Middleton
Gary Middleton
Class of 1973
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Went boot camp in San Diego, Aviation Electrician School at NAS Memphis, permanently stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA until Dec 1977.
George Aubrey Fischer
George Aubrey Fischer
Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Served aboard the USS Midway
1 tour as DI
1 tour Marine Barracks
George Aubrey Fischer Jr
George Aubrey Fischer Jr
Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Served aboard USS Midway
Served 2 years Marine Barracks
Served 1 tour on drill field
Gregory Walker
Gregory Walker
Class of 1989
Air Force, 5 Years

Desert Storm
Ian S. Traylor WO IV
Ian S. Traylor WO IV
Class of 1998
Army, 18 Years

Ian went into the Army in August of 1998, the year he graduated PHS.
Jeff Bassemier
Jeff Bassemier
Class of 1989
Air Force, 20 Years

Airborne Surveillance on E3 Sentry AWACS, Retired
Jerry W Gardner
Jerry W Gardner
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

served in viet nam and ended my career after
desert storm. GBA!!!
Johnny King
Johnny King
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Joined right after high school. Earned a commission through ROTC. Works in Preventive Medicine/Public Health. Deployed to Afghanistan. Currently serving at Fort Campbell, KY.
Johnny King III
Johnny King III
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Public Health, Army Nurse Corps, Army Medical Command. Served at Army Medical Centers and Army Medical Activities.
johnny settoon
johnny settoon
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 13 Years

Department of Defense Intelligence (hard to believe)
Joshua Lipps
Joshua Lipps
Class of 1989
Navy, 16 Years

Currently serving 8 month tour in Afganistan
Kevin Darouse
Kevin Darouse
Class of 1989
Air Force, 19 Years

Served 5 years in Italy
1 year in New Mexico
In the Guard for 10 years while finishing education and taught at Albany HIgh for 6 years
Now on Active Duty again at the Airport in Hammond
M. Arnold
M. Arnold
Class of 1989
Army, 10 Years

My brother served in Asia, Europe, Central America, and the Gulf War.
Marty McKean
Marty McKean
Class of 1989
Air Force, 8 Years

I spent my 8 years as an Imagery Analyst, ending up at Offutt AFB in Nebraska.
matthew gabe black
matthew gabe black
Class of 1993
Army, 17 Years

two tours in iraq.. second stay in germany sgt 1st class
Nickj Niehaus
Nickj Niehaus
Class of 1988
Army, 6 Years

U.S. Army (82nd Airborne) Served in Gulf War 90/91.
Ostrova " Stro Wayne" McGary
Ostrova " Stro Wayne" McGary
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 6 Years

I served in the Gulf War and was part of the lost Marines on "Hill 99" in Kuwait. I am in the April 1991 edition of the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Paxton Melder
Paxton Melder
Class of 1993
Navy, 4 Years

Served in the United States Navy Submarine Force aboard the USS Tautog (SSN 639).
Rachelle Graves
Rachelle Graves
Class of 1980
Navy, 6 Years

Interior Communications Electrician - (communication and navigational equipment)
Great Lakes Recruit Training
Great Lakes Service School Command
Groton / New London Submarine Base
Ricky Chaney
Ricky Chaney
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Security Service. 3 tours in Vietnam.
Received 100% disability for doing stupid
things in Vietnam.
Robert Schmitt
Robert Schmitt
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Jet Engine Technician
Robert Schmitt
Robert Schmitt
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Worked on jet engines and retired in 1991
Roy McAllister
Roy McAllister
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted after graduation. Served 20 years and retired in 1984. Served in many states and countries including Vietnam.
Stan Layrisson
Stan Layrisson
Class of 1984
Air Force, 22 Years

Stationed at Columbus AFB, MS; Kunsan AB, Korea; Dyess AFB, TX, Brooks AFB, TX; Keesler AFB, MS, Masirah Island, Oman; Denver, CO. Baghdad, Iraq.
Stan Layrisson
Stan Layrisson
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

I spent 4 years at Columbus AFB, MS; 1 year in Korea; 5 years in Abilene, TX; 5 years in San Antonio, TX; 4 years in Biloxi MS; and 3 years in Denver, CO. During those tours I deployed to Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia; Masirah Island, Oman; and Baghdad, Iraq (IZ). I'm retired now and am a Management Analysis Officer for the Army Corps of Engineers.
Theresa Canzoneri
Theresa Canzoneri
Class of 1994
Army, 2 Years

I was a chemical specialist. (NBC)
Theresa Canzoneri Rossi
Theresa Canzoneri Rossi
Class of 1994
Army, 2 Years

N,B,C Specialist with a schooling in Recon
Will Pines
Will Pines
Class of 1989
Army, 8 Years

US Army Aviation; crewchief, maintenance flight officer, technical inspector, aviation electronics, weapon systems, AH-1F Cobra and AH-64D Apache. I served in Gulf war 1990-1992. Duty stations included South Korea, Germany, Kuwait, Iraq, Honduras, and many posts in the US.
William Newton
William Newton
Class of 2000
Army Reserves, 7 Years

Cargo handler

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Class of '00

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