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

Honored Military Alumni

Bill Fugate
Bill Fugate Class of 1968
Army, 12 Years
army aviation in pleiku, vietnam 69-70
Charlie Jerry Sammons
Charlie Jerry Sammons Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years
Active duty April 1975 - May 1995. Completed basic training at Naval Training Center, Orlando, FL. Served aboard USS L.Y. Spear AS 36, USS McCann less FF 1084, USS E.S. Land AS 39, Fleet Training Center Instructor, USS Austin LPD 4 and Fleet Training Center Firefighting School Lead Insturctor.Began career as HTFA/E2 (Welder) and advanced through the Enlisted Ranks attaining the Enlisted Rank of HTCS/E8 (Senior Chief). Received 2 Navy Commandation Metals, 5 Navy Achievements and numerous other awards for repair support to forward deployed ships and support to the Navy and Marine Corps during Desert Storm.
Ewell Johnson
Ewell Johnson Class of 1959
Navy, 20+ Years
Left School in 1957 to Join the Navy. While in service I earned my High School G.E.D. Served throughout U.S. and Spain. My specialty was Optical repair on Submarines and surface war ships. Retired as a Petty Officer 1st. class in 1976
Gary Ray Jones
Gary Ray Jones Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Served as a Master Army Aviator conducting helicopter operations world-wide. Most recent assignment served as a tactics instructor and deputy director of the tactics department at the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Awarded the Legion of Merit upon retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Jeramy Manis
Jeramy Manis Class of 1992
Navy, 10 Years
I served in the Navy for 4 years with the Marine Corp as a Navy Corpsman. After my 4 years, I served 1 year in the Navy Reserve. When I moved to Florida I enlisted in the Army National Guard for 5 years. I ended my enlistment in Oct of 2002.
Jerry McKenzie
Jerry McKenzie Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years
A year and a half in Little Rock Ark.(ugh) and the remainder of my time in Bitburg Germany. I was in security.
Jim Nippert
Jim Nippert Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served in Vietnam, Desert Storm/Desert Shield, Iraqui Freedom. Retired with 24.5 years of service
Jim Nippert, SMSgt. Retired
Jim Nippert, SMSgt. Retired Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
1966-1970 - 1 year in Vietnam; 1988-2008 - Delaware Air National Guard (1988-1992) - in support of Desert Storm. Georgia Air National Guard (1993-2008) - Operation Enduring Freedom (Incirlik AB, Turkey); Operation Nobel Eagle and Operatiion Iraqi Freedom (Travis Air Field, Savannah, GA and Dobbins ARB, Marietta, GA). Retired after 24.5 years.
Joni D Riffe
Joni D Riffe Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years
91P Basic Training Ft. Jackson AIT Ft. Benning Stationed at Ft. Ord California Martin Army Hospital
Kent Clay
Kent Clay Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
Served 1 year, 11 months, 11 days, and 17 hours...but he wasn't counting. Wanted to bring his training/skills to the private sector but no one needed anything blown up.
Michael Shelton
Michael Shelton Class of 1965
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years
5 years active flying A-6 Intruder. 25+ years Reserves. Retired Nov 2000 as 06.
MIke Case
MIke Case Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Defending freedom
Samuel "Sammy" Pratt
Samuel "Sammy" Pratt Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Honorable discharged after 4 years. Served May 1973 thru 1977.

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Patricia Baldridge
Class of '88

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found 1951 classring

I have found a female 1951 class ring on the bleachers of the football field. I'm sure it means a great deal to someone...
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