Military Alumni

Military 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 R L Thomas High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Ridgemen lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Class of 0
, Years
ANDREW R. PATTERSON
ANDREW R. PATTERSON Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years
Recently Retired after 26 1/2 years of active Army Service.
ANDREW R. PATTERSON
ANDREW R. PATTERSON Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years
Currently First Sergeant US Army 25 Years and counting
ANDREW R. PATTERSON
ANDREW R. PATTERSON Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years
Currently First Sergeant US Army 25 Years and counting
James Penlon
James Penlon Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years
Served at ground zero, and NYC & NYS security missions for about 6 years. Served in Afghanistan for 1 year in 2008. Retired in 2010
John Krehling
John Krehling Class of 1964
Navy, 4 Years
Hospital Corpman E5 Stationed in Naples, Italy, Camp Lejeune, Viet Nam
John Schleich
John Schleich Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 4 Years
VIet Nam, Japan, Okinawa, Cherry Point
LINDA HERMAN ANDERSON
LINDA HERMAN ANDERSON Class of 1968
Air Force, 2 Years
worked in communications. Stationed at Offutt AFB in Omaha, NE
Linda Trimble Lockhart
Linda Trimble Lockhart Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 8 Years
1982-1989. USMC Aviation supply. NAS Cherry Point, Okinawa Japan.
Melanie
Melanie Class of 1983
Army, 2 Years
I was in the Army from 1983-1985. I was stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas as a Transport Operator. Yes, that is a fancy word for truck driver.
Paul E Hendee
Paul E Hendee Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years
Vietnam, I Corp, Marble Mountan, 1968-69
Paul Goodell
Paul Goodell Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years
Vietnam, 1968
Rebecca Buell
Rebecca Buell Class of 1963
Air Force, 9 Years
USAF NC
Rebecca L Buell
Rebecca L Buell Class of 1963
Air Force, 9 Years
Served nine years as a nurse both active and reserve duty
Robin Smith
Robin Smith Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
Air Traffic Controller and Weather Forecaster
Ron Dibble
Ron Dibble Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
Based in US, UK, Taiwan, Korea. Duties included Aircrew Records, Mission Scheduling, Network Communications Control. Involved in Viet Nam and Desert Storm. In the USAF 24 years 11 months when retired in 1991.
Walter Mead
Walter Mead Class of 1969
Navy, 13 Years
1969-1982. Nuclear Reactor Operator (submarines) UUS Ethan Allen SSB(N)-608 and USS Tinosa SSN.
William Cramet
William Cramet Class of 1985
Army, 8 Years
M1A1 Tank Driver during Desert Storm
William G Van Tassell
William G Van Tassell Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years
Randolph AFB, NKP RTAFB Thailand, Forbes AFB
William MacFarlane
William MacFarlane Class of 1971
Coast Guard, 12 Years
Line Officer - Marine Safety, New Orleans; Finance Officer, New Orleans; Chief Investigation Division, Portland ME; Planning/Analysis Division, DC; U/C Investigation Mgr, Northeast

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Class of '74

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