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

Allen Whitfield
Allen Whitfield
Class of 1982
Army, 19 Years

Airborne Infantry Major served in Haiti and Middle East; Bronze Star for Operation Iraqi Freedom, Currently on Active Duty. HOOAH!
Anthony Moreno
Anthony Moreno
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

I served proudly for 22 years. Retired out of Ft Drum, NY 10th Mountain...been deployed to Bosina and Iraq.
Ashley (Schneider) Atkins
Ashley (Schneider) Atkins
Class of 2001
Air Force, 5 Years

Currently stationed in Omaha Nebraska.
Brian Chandler
Brian Chandler
Class of 1999
Air Force, 6 Years

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 2001-2007; 2x deployment to Iraq (2003, 2005), 1x deployment to Afghanistan (2006); awarded Bronze Star Medal; assigned to Luke AFB, AZ
Brian Hepburn
Brian Hepburn
Class of 2000
Air Force, 3 Years

Brian Hepburn is currently stationed at Ramstein AB, Germany.
Brianne Besabe
Brianne Besabe
Class of 2003
Air Force, 3 Years

Stationed in Korea, headed to Italy... Missin Texas!!
Capt K. W. Thomas, Jr.
Capt K. W. Thomas, Jr.
Class of 1970
Air Force, 15 Years

Enlisted in 1977 and was commissioned in 1979. Served in the Accounting and Finance career field at Lowery AFB, Denver Co; Kadena AB Okinawa; Dobbins AFB, Marietta Ga; and HQ AFRC, Robins AFB Ga.
Chad Amick
Chad Amick
Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 7 Years

Stationed in Kaneohe Hawaii
Chad R. Obearle
Chad R. Obearle
Class of 1994
Air Force, 23 Years

F-16/MQ-9 Avionics, retired after 23 years of service.
Chuck Bilbey
Chuck Bilbey
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 27 Years, retired E8 on 1 Oct 2007. 18 Years Aircraft Structural Maintenance on F111, F-4, B-52, KC-135, U-2, F-16. 9 years Space Systems Operation operating Early Missile Warning Defence Systems. Last 2 years spent working with Defence Contractors in developing the next generation space systems.
CMSgt Patrick Smetzer
CMSgt Patrick Smetzer
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired 30 Yrs Mission Support Group/ Communication Squadron Superintendents, DAV
CMSgt Tony Bradley
CMSgt Tony Bradley
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Readness & Emergency Management Flight
-Operations Desert Shield/Storm
-Operation Southern Watch
-Operation Enduring Freedom (2)
-Operation Iraqi Freedom
-Operation Noble Eagle
Craig Christman
Craig Christman
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired from the Air Force on July 31, 2005 as a Colonel with almost 29 years of service.
David Blackwell
David Blackwell
Class of 1975
Navy, 19 Years

Early retirement at 19.25 years. USS Francis Scott Key, USS Florida, USS Hunley, USS Sandlance, USS Miami.
David Guel
David Guel
Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 2 Years

USMC
David Rubenstein
David Rubenstein
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Deputy Surgeon General
and
Chief, Medical Service Corps
US Army
Debbie Martin Crocker
Debbie Martin Crocker
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

I went straight from Lackland AFB to Hickam AFB, Hawaii because of joint spouse. I enjoyed my time at Hickam AFB in the 57th Supply Squadron. I wanted to make it my career, but ended up getting a medical retirement. Growing up an Air Force Brat, I wanted to stay in the rest of my life. I was a cook in the Chow hall and on the flight line from 75 to 77. I also did accounting for the Food Service Office. I loved it! It was Real Culture shock coming into the civilian world!!!
Delisa Carlisle (gerhard)
Delisa Carlisle (gerhard)
Class of 2000
Army, 6 Years

I am stationed in Germany at Smith Barracks. Which is in Baumholder, Germany. I did two tours in Iraq.
Elisabeth Morgan Stafford
Elisabeth Morgan Stafford
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Army Colonel and Military Professor of Pediatrics. She retired in 2009, after 28+ years, as Adolescent Medicine fellowship program director and Adolescent Medicine Division Chief at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Over the past ten plus years, she has focused her energies on raising awareness on impact of war time deployment on children, need for optimized military family support in time of crisis and war. Dr. Stafford has been a consultant to a number of national organizations promoting military family support initiatives, including Department of Defense Office of Family Policy, ZERO TO THREE and the National Military Family Association. She currently serves on the Military Board of Advisors for Reach Out and Read and Advisory Board for Symptoms Media. She is married to Arthur T. Stafford, III, Colonel (Retired), U.S. Army…also Samuel Clemens High School Class of 1973.
Elsie Adams (Osburn)
Elsie Adams (Osburn)
Class of 1974
Air Force, 8 Years

Personnel Specialist - 3700 ACS Lakeland AFB.
Also worked at Randolph at MPC and the TAJ.
Eric Ness
Eric Ness
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 2 Years

He's been in the Marine Corps for 2 years and just got back from Iraq.
Fernando T Coronado
Fernando T Coronado
Class of 1974
Army, 12 Years

Served as a medical specialist (combat medic) and as a Field Artillery Officer.
Henry Johnson
Henry Johnson
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Managing mitary satellite communications assets for the Air Force, Army & Navy.
James Nephew
James Nephew
Class of 1998
Air Force, 10 Years

Security Forces
Jeff Menard
Jeff Menard
Class of 1982
Air Force, 8 Years

4 Years active, Aircraft Electrician, Bergstrom AFB, Austin TX , 4 years Reserves, Aircraft battle damage repair team, Kelly AFB, San Antonio TX.
Jeffery Boyd
Jeffery Boyd
Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years

Entered service Jan. 1987, retired July 2007. Served as a medic whole career with assignments in Texas, South Carolina, Germany and Guam. Special identifier as Independent Duty Medical Technician with deployments to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Mongolia. Last assignment with 36th Contingency Response Group out of Guam.
Jeffery Boyd
Jeffery Boyd
Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served as Independed Duty Medical Technician. Assignments and deployments in Germany, Guam, Philipines, Thailand, Sri Lanka, bangladesh, Mongolia.
Jenna Annas (Hamblin)
Jenna Annas (Hamblin)
Class of 2002
Air Force, 2 Years

Proudly serves in the Medical field of the US Air Force
Jo Ann Lee Wilkins
Jo Ann Lee Wilkins
Class of 2003
Army, 7 Years

SGT in the US Army about to switch over and become a Warrant Officer in the US Army.
Joe M. Sanchez
Joe M. Sanchez
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served as an Intel Officer stationed at Wash DC, Japan, El Paso TX, San Antonio TX, Germany, US Embassy El Salvador and Colombia.
Josh Enriquez
Josh Enriquez
Class of 2002
Navy, 3 Years

USS Tarawa all three years and still have one left
Justin Hardy
Justin Hardy
Class of 1999
Army, 9 Years

completed 2 Operation Iraqi Freedom tours and now a Drill Sergeant at Ft. Jackson, SC
Karen Reinhard
Karen Reinhard
Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 17 Years

Served in the Texas Army National Guard as an Intelligence Analyst until 1994. Joined theMarines in '94 and shot down airplanes. Got out to go to college, and joined the Kentucky Army National Guard as an MP. Deployed to Iraq in 2004. Got out in 2006 because I have TOO MANY KIDS to deploy again!!!
Keith Milsapp
Keith Milsapp
Class of 1985
Army, 15 Years

SFC Milsapp is currently serving as a Sattellite Communications Operator/Maintainer Instructor at Fort Gordon, GA.
Kirt Maxey
Kirt Maxey
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

21 years in the USAF,retired in June of 2007 as a TSGT, stationed at mcChord AFB and Hurlburt fld fl. I have taveled all over the world and have seen lots of interesting places as a AC-130 crew chief.
Larry Eaton
Larry Eaton
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

9 yrs Drug Dog handler in US, Thailand, Korea.
13 yrs HUMINT, mostly in Central America and Middle East.
Just Cause, Desert Shield, Desert Storm
LCPL Brian Rothrock
LCPL Brian Rothrock
Class of 1997
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Joined the Marines in 1999. Deployed to Iraq 2003 cleared Baghdad.Reserves in Oct 2003. Now joined the Army. Stationed at Ft Sam for training. Going who knows??
Leslie Anthony Bell
Leslie Anthony Bell
Class of 1991
Air Force, 20+ Years

Congratulations! Leslie just closed the final chapter on 20 years of dedicated service to our nation, serving at 3 different bases as both a Dedicated and Flying Crew Chief, as well as an Instructor with over 4,000 hours teaching, finishing as a Section Chief for nearly 100 Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130H Combat Talon 2 Crew Chiefs. What an amazing career of excellence and an unmatched experience. Hard to believe it's over...time sure flies when you're having fun. Best wishes to you on the flipside...thanks for giving me the honor of retiring you on 15 Dec 15.

MG

MARK C. GRAY, Maj, USAF
Commander
901st Special Operations Aircraft Mx Squadron
Lonnie Reus
Lonnie Reus
Class of 1989
Air Force, 19 Years

Entered Aug 89 and still in. I have been all over the world and back. Have deployed too many times to count and getting ready to do it again.
Lt Col (ret) STan Furlow, Jr.
Lt Col (ret) STan Furlow, Jr.
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

74-2012, Navigator T-29 (Last Class)/C-141A (Charleston)/C-5A (Travis)/Guam/KC-135 (Kosovo-Rhein Main)/HQ 4th AF(McClellan)/Desert Storm (Belgium-Ramstein)/
HQ AMC (Scott)/Reagan HS (JROTC)/Bryan HS (JROTC)

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