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

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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.
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 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.
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.
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
Kevin Stover
Kevin Stover Class of 1980
Navy, 3 Years
Operations Specialist, USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 Staff, Anti-Submarine Training Center Atlantic
Larry T. Lacy
Larry T. Lacy Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired in 1985 SMSgt
Larry T. Lacy
Larry T. Lacy Class of 1962
Air Force, 20+ Years
Larry retired from the Air Force in 1985 and is now living in Saupan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. His brother Lyle is retired from the army and living in Arizona. Both are Vietnam Vets and both rated by the VA as 100% disabled. Lyle is a double amputee while Larry has had numerous foot surgery. Both were disabled as a result of Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam.
matthew cooper
matthew cooper Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years
nuclear trained machinist mate, submarine warfare qualified

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Gladys (patsy) Tope
Class of '69

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Class of 55 & 56 mini reunion

Due to the interest shown at the last '55 Class Reunion, we have made tentative
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