Saint Albans High School Alumni

Saint Albans, West Virginia (WV)

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

Bob Blake
Bob Blake
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

CPT, US Army. Company commander
Brian Turley
Brian Turley
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

US Army 12 years, US Army Reserves 16 years.
Capt. Steven Dwight Akers
Capt. Steven Dwight Akers
Class of 1993
Army, 13 Years

Severed with 3rd ID for two deployments.
awarded 2 Bronzed Stars.
Cary Campbell
Cary Campbell
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served in the Marines and Army. Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom Veteran.
COLONEL RANDALL N. BALL
COLONEL RANDALL N. BALL
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

Served 30 years in the Army Dental Corps, 16 years as Commanding Officer of Dental Organizations across the globe.
D'Ann (Bailey) Hershel
D'Ann (Bailey) Hershel
Class of 1978
Air Force, 8 Years

Aerospace and Warning Systems Operator for grand tactical air combat command squadron.
Dan (Danny) Burgess
Dan (Danny) Burgess
Class of 1976
Army, 12 Years

Graduated from the Army Airborne, Ranger, Infantry Officer Basic and Signal Officer Advance Schools. Served in South Korea (ROK), West Germany, Germany, Georgia, South Carolina, Oklahoma and Virginia. Served in the Army Reserves for 9 years.
David S. Ferrell
David S. Ferrell
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Marshall Grad. Armor Officer and Army Aviator. Flew Cobra Aircraft in Vietnam. Commanded Infantry, Armor and Aviation Units in the US, Vietnam and Germany. Retired 1994. Serve as Business Development VP for British owned firm.
Donnie Pennington
Donnie Pennington
Class of 1986
Navy, 18 Years

Served 12 years as a Combat Field Corpsman(Medic) with the 2nd Marine. Served in Desert Storm, Mogadishu Somolia, 2 tours in Operation Iragi Freedom. Got a Medical Retirement at 18 years, now a disabled Veteran.
Dr. Larry Brooks
Dr. Larry Brooks
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF Flight Surgeon (Major) with one year of service at NKP Thailand doing rescue work for downed air crews in SEA. Head Flight Surgeon and Emergency Dept. Director at Hill AFB, Utah.
DWIGHT R. AKERS
DWIGHT R. AKERS
Class of 1959
Army, 2 Years

Severed with Alaskan Command,
Gerald (Jerry) Harman
Gerald (Jerry) Harman
Class of 1959
Air Force, 6 Years

After WVU, attended USAF Flight Traning at Craig AFB, Selma, AL in 1965 (major civil rights times), Graduated highly enough in Pilot Training to qualify to fly the F-4 Phantom. Then trained for 9 monts in it at Davis-Montan AFB, Tucson (an adventrure for an "eastern" boy. Served ina n opertional Air Force Wing at Eglin AFB, FL and thentoo assignment as a Forward Air Controller, training at Hurlburt Field, near Eglin. From there I volunteered to fly the brand new OV-10 Bronco as a Forward Air Contoller over Laos, but based in Thailand, right on the Mekong River across from Laos. Fascinatins as we worked with CIA military operatives and had lots of fun getting shot at four hours a day, mostly without success. Later did some flying for the FBI, got to fly by Mount Rushmore, land at Kitty Hawk. Then 28 years in the FBI (quite an adventurous life.
Gregory A DuVall
Gregory A DuVall
Class of 1966
Navy, 6 Years

Aug 1970 - Aug 1976
John Bostic
John Bostic
Class of 2014
Navy, 5 Years

2nd Class Petty Officer
John D Burnette
John D Burnette
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Work in military Intelligence and Cyber, visited over 80 different countries, and had multiple tours in Vietnam where I worked as a Translator Interpreter in Prison of War Camps throughout the country.
John Gibson
John Gibson
Class of 1961
Army, 20+ Years

Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army (Retired). Enlisted in WV Army National Guard 2 April 1965, Military Police Corps Officer from 1969 through 1995.
John P. Hilton
John P. Hilton
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Policeman - A1C
John W Harding
John W Harding
Class of 1964
Army, 6 Years

2 Years Active
4 Years Reserves
Joseph S. Philpott, Jr
Joseph S. Philpott, Jr
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Seved in Texas, England, Hawaii, North Carolina, and South Dakota. Tours in Japan, South Korea, Germany, Eygypt, Austrailia, Italy. and The Azores. Combat duty in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq.
Judy A. (Hall) Christie
Judy A. (Hall) Christie
Class of 1982
National Guard, 20+ Years

Army National Guard

Classmates Spotlight

Saint Albans High School Classmates

Sonya Anderson
Class of '78

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School News

Class of 55 & 56 mini reunion

Due to the interest shown at the last '55 Class Reunion, we have made tentative
reservations at Hawks Nest State ...
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Our Saint Albans 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 Saint Albans High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Saint Albans are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!