Seventy-first High School Alumni

Fayetteville, North Carolina (NC)

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Military High School Alumni

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Honored Military Alumni


Class of 0
, Years

Bernard Smith
Bernard Smith
Class of 1996
Army, 3 Years

Blood & Steel!!! AI-EE-YAH
Bob Harris
Bob Harris
Class of 1974
Air Force, 6 Years

Instructor / teams member USAF - Seres / USN - Seal teams 2 . Washington State / NAS Norfolk Va.
Bob Harris
Bob Harris
Class of 1974
Air Force, 10 Years

USAF / Navy Survival Instructor ( Teams )
CHRISTOPHER PINCKNEY JR.
CHRISTOPHER PINCKNEY JR.
Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years

US ARMY MILITARY POLICE, US NAVY RETIRED
Curtis A. Parker
Curtis A. Parker
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Airborne!!!
Darryl Mullins
Darryl Mullins
Class of 1979
National Guard, 30 Years

After graduating 71st, spent some time at NC State, and then went to work full-time for National Guard in 1984, retiring in 2018
David Gabriel
David Gabriel
Class of 2007
Army, 5 Years

US Infantry
David M Pate
David M Pate
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

AFTER 71ST HS, I WENT TO NCSU FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS, GOT EXTREMELY SICK, MISSED A LOT OF CLASSES, WAS PUT ON ACADEMIC PROBATION, GOT RECLASSIFIED 1A FOR THE MILITARY DRAFT, DREW #26 IN THE DRAFT LOTTERY AND WAS SENT MY NOTICE, JOINED THE USAF TWO DAYS BEFORE MY DRAFT DATE, WENT TO TX FOR BASIC, MS FOR ADVANCED TRAINING, BACK TO TX, THEN TO JAPAN, THEN ON TO MA, NC/SC, GA, REP OF PANAMA (WHERE I SAW MOST OF CENTRAL AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND MUCH OF SOUTH AMERICA), GERMANY (WHERE I SAW MOST OF EUROPE), BACK TO SC (EXCEPT FOR A YEAR IN THE SANDBOX).

I retired the Air Force in 1995 after a distinguished career with many awards, three college degrees, and enough certifcates to cover at least two walls
David P. Wedlock Jr.
David P. Wedlock Jr.
Class of 2000
Army, 10 Years

Currently serving in the Army Reserves
Doug Ray
Doug Ray
Class of 1975
Navy, 8 Years

Naval Flight Officer P3 TC and Mission Commander
LCDR.
Doug Wiggers
Doug Wiggers
Class of 2000
Air Force, 18 Years

Logistics Officer
Gary Owens
Gary Owens
Class of 1968
Army, 24 Years

Retired First Sergeant, veteran of Vietnam War and Desert Storm
Gary Pendleton
Gary Pendleton
Class of 1965
Army, 26 Years

Brig General retired
george vidrine
george vidrine
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Pilot, USAF: KC-135, FB-111, B-1, T-37, T-38
IJENE R. WATKINS
IJENE R. WATKINS
Class of 1998
Navy, 6 Years

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class -2 Deployments to Med/Iraq Operation Enduring Freedom -Xray Tech/ Ultrasound Tech/ EMT -Daughter of KG and Patsy Watkins, 1 Brother KG Watkins II
Currently living in Norfolk, Virginia working in Ultrasonography / Radiology
James David Maxey III
James David Maxey III
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 9 Years

Infantryman and Recon.
James David Maxey III
James David Maxey III
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 9 Years

Infantryman, Recon. 2 tours Iraq. Operation Phantom Fury Fallujah Iraq November 2004-December 2004. Assisted in an embassy evacuation in Monrovia Liberia in 2003.
Jason Andrew Spicer
Jason Andrew Spicer
Class of 1995
Army Reserves, 11 Years

2 tours Iraq
Jeffery Kevin Rayner
Jeffery Kevin Rayner
Class of 1986
Army Reserves, 18 Years

Jeffery achieved the rank of SSG before his life was taken and due to retire in 2 years. He began his service in 1987.
Jeremy Mahoney
Jeremy Mahoney
Class of 2000
Air Force, 6 Years

air force
Joel Ward
Joel Ward
Class of 2000
Navy, 16 Years

16 years and counting... Enlisted 2004, 10 years as an Electronics Technician, Commissioned 2015 currently Cryptologic Warfare Officer LT.
Johnnie Ramos
Johnnie Ramos
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

I was drafted in May of 1972, joined in July of 1972, went into service August 16, 1972. Spent 16 weeks of getting into shape at Fort Jackson SC. A.I.T. was at Fort Gordon, GA where I learned how to turn a radio on, that's what they call a 31 M 20. After training there, I was transferred to Fort Carson, CO where I spent the rest of my tour of duty spot painting trucks in the motor pool. I actually got orders to go to Viet Nam in 1974, but they were rescinded due to the US pulling out of Viet Nam. To this day, I still have regrets of not staying in and retiring from the Service. I wouldn't trade my 3 years in the service for anything. My heart goes out to all Service Men and Women.
Jose (Joey) Laguana, Jr.
Jose (Joey) Laguana, Jr.
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served 1981-2001
Currently working at the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Emergency Management
Joshua Hotujec
Joshua Hotujec
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 4 Years

4yrs.
2 deployments to Iraq
Karen Thompson
Karen Thompson
Class of 1979
Air Force, 9 Years

Security Police Military Working Dog Handler
Kenneth Bowen
Kenneth Bowen
Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years

HM1(SW/FMF), HM 8506/8404 Laboratory Technician Advanced/Field Medical Service Tech, served at NS Roosevelt Roads, PR, Camp Lejeune, NC, USS John C. Stennis CVN-74, Naval Reserve Center, Raleigh, NC, and Al Asad, Iraq.
Kevin Hunter
Kevin Hunter
Class of 1977
Army, 7 Years

91C stationed in Ft. Dix, NJ; Ft. Lewis, WA; Nurenburg, Germany; Ft. Polk, LA. Civil service at Frankfort, Germany and Ft. Hamilton, NY
Madaline Patton (Andreucci)
Madaline Patton (Andreucci)
Class of 1973
Army, 6 Years

Served 6 years in US Army
marcus lawrence
marcus lawrence
Class of 2005
Army, 4 Years

I will be on my 2nd deployment in Oct.
Mary L. Miller (Elder/Rainey)
Mary L. Miller (Elder/Rainey)
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Join the Army right out of high school. Had a wonderful time. Retired with 22 years. Have no regrets.
Michael Hebert
Michael Hebert
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

Served a skipper of River Patrol Boat in Vietnam
Michael Hosterman
Michael Hosterman
Class of 1975
Air Force, 5 Years

Captain, Readiness Division, Disaster Preparedness, Planning and Operations, Command Post. Readiness Director.
Michael Winters
Michael Winters
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

security police
Michelle Labrie Nail
Michelle Labrie Nail
Class of 1990
Army, 18 Years

I entered the army in 1996 and still going strong.
MSgt. Wesley L. Barker IV
MSgt. Wesley L. Barker IV
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

I served worldwide. I have been to at least 90 different countries and you paid me extra to do that. I was station in places like Guam, Korea, Japan, Germany, Turkey, Spain, Plus the last three years I spent on the National Emergency Airborne Command Post (NEACP) who's primary job was to follow the President all over world. It was fun and I loved every minute of it.
Paul J Kayse
Paul J Kayse
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

Admin Specialist - Beat the draft by enlisting in 1970, however, volunteered for every base in Nam after Tech School. Got sent to Homestead, Fl. instead. Did spend 15 months in the PI. All in all experience was great. I salute all those who served and all those serving.
Paul Morehead
Paul Morehead
Class of 1995
Army, 4 Years

US Ranger
Phillip Alexander
Phillip Alexander
Class of 1979
Army, 4 Years

Captin in the Signal Corp. Served in Germany 1986 thru 1990.
RONALD JAMES RAYMOND SHULER
RONALD JAMES RAYMOND SHULER
Class of 1998
Army, 10 Years

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