Ripley High School Alumni

Ripley, 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!

Lost Class Rings

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

Honored Military Alumni

Billy C. Norman
Billy C. Norman
Class of 1957
Navy, 20+ Years

I was nine years US Navy and 21 USAF, then 18 with ARINC Research Corp. I was in charge of putting the first GPS system on the C5 Aircraft. I also wrote the engine management manual for the Chinese Air Force in Tiawan. I had a very interesting career or careers
Edward Cartwright
Edward Cartwright
Class of 1965
Air Force, 8 Years

Flew rescue helicopter, 2 years in Vietnam. Distinguished Flying Cross and several Air Medals. Also at Orlando AFB, Randolph AFB and Itazuke AB, Japan.
James Ellis
James Ellis
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Served in U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman.
Awarded 5 Good Conduct Medals, Expert Pistol Ribbon, Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Joint Services Humanitarian Service Medal. Retired as a Chief Petty Officer
Joe C. Aitken Msgt Retired
Joe C. Aitken Msgt Retired
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Combat veteran, Vietnam, Cold War Vet, AC47 gunships,EC47 TEWs, KC135s, B52s, B1Bs
Matthew R. Klusmeyer
Matthew R. Klusmeyer
Class of 2005
Army Reserves, 3 Years

Paralegal specialist
Two missions to Korea
One mission to germany
Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson
Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years

Combat veteran of OEF/OIF
Military Police Investigator
Roy Zabel
Roy Zabel
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

3 yrs Navy & 19 yrs tennessee National Guard.
I was on the aircraft carrier USS Miday for 2 yrs & 7 months. iI was in nam for 6 months , then when back to get refugees 1975. Got out of the nNavy in june of 75. Jioned the Guard in 1981 and retired as E-7 in 99.

Classmates Spotlight

Ripley High School Classmates

Sonya Simmons
Class of '06

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

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School News

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