Sidney Lanier High School Alumni

Montgomery, Alabama (AL)

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

Bill McDowell
Bill McDowell
Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years

Stationed at Quonset Point RI on radar picket ship.
Billy R. Helms
Billy R. Helms
Class of 1950
Air Force, 4 Years

Served only one permanent duty station, Pinecstle AFB, Orlando, Fl. Last duty was as non-commissioned officer in charge of Officer Personnel Section, 321 Bombardment Wing (SAC)
Captain Robert Weber
Captain Robert Weber
Class of 1962
Navy, 20+ Years

26 years. 2 years as a Navy Corpsman 24 years as a Naval Officer and aviator.
Charles E. (Chip) Dickey
Charles E. (Chip) Dickey
Class of 1969
Air Force, 6 Years

Air Traffic Control (Hippie in the Air Force!)
Clifton Cobb
Clifton Cobb
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

Served aboard the USS Davidson from 1971 to1974 and 4 tours of duty in Vietnam Nam.
COL(R) William W. Hamilton
COL(R) William W. Hamilton
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

USMA Class of 1978; 30 years Active Duty Army, Armor; 5 Years Department of the Army Civilian
Daniel S. Meisen
Daniel S. Meisen
Class of 1959
Marine Corps Reserve, 20+ Years

Colonel, USMCR(Ret) in Vietnam (1969-1970)as an arty FO and Infantry Bn Fire Support Coordinator. CO of Charlie Company, 8TH Tank Bn; Hdqtr Commandant, Fourth Marine Division
Drew Reid
Drew Reid
Class of 1965
Air Force, 6 Years

Air Recon
Earl Myers
Earl Myers
Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 15 Years

Aviation Ordnance / Recruiter
Edwin Terrell
Edwin Terrell
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

Fire Control Technician
Master Chief Petty Officer
Gertrude Miles
Gertrude Miles
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Telecommunications Center Specialist. Adminstrative Assistant
Executive Secretary
Postal Clerk
Image Moore
Image Moore
Class of 2000
Navy, 4 Years

Operation Specialist 2nd Class Petty Officer
James E. Wilson
James E. Wilson
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

I served as Assistant SJA at Blytheville AFB, Ark (97th Bomb Wing-SAC), Barksdale AFB, La (HQ 8th Air Force-SAC), Maxwell AFB, Ala (HQ Air University), as Staff Judge Advocate at 187th Fighter Wing (Alabama ANG) Montgomery, AL, ANG Judge Advocate Advisor to USAF JAG School Maxwell AFB, Ala, and ANG Advisor to USAF IG, Pentagon, Washington D.C.. Retired as a Colonel (0-6) in 2002 with 32 years service. Highest Award : Legion of Merit with One Oak Leaf Cluster.
James Gates
James Gates
Class of 1978
Navy, 15 Years

Joined the US Navy 15 Sept 1980 & retired 01 Nov 1005. Served aboard USS Enterprise CVN-65 1980 - 1984, USS Saratoga CV- 60 1985 -1986, & USS Forrestal CV - 59 1988-1993.....decommissioned USS Forrestal CV-59 in Philadephia PA 1993. Served shore duty NAS Moffett Field 1984, VA-174 at NAS Cecil Field at Jacksonville, Fl; SIMA NAVSTA Mayport Fl; & Sub Base Groton in Connecticut. Retired at Sub Base Groton in 1995 as MM2.
John Atkinson
John Atkinson
Class of 1969
Air Force, 3 Years

Security Service
John M Eakin III
John M Eakin III
Class of 1968
Army, 20 Years

Served in Korea, US Army Recruiting Command (Armed Forces Entrance and Examining Station), Germany,Ft McClellan, AL, Korea again, Senior Instructor , US Army Admin School Ft Jackson, SC for nearly 8 years
John Reid Gray
John Reid Gray
Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired from the 280Th Combat Com Squadron Ala Air National Guard as Safety NCO
Larry J. Hall
Larry J. Hall
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

I served 22 years of dedicated service in the Air Force. I am still working for the Government as a civilian contractor in the state of GA.
LtCol Demetrias M. Crosby-Woods
LtCol Demetrias M. Crosby-Woods
Class of 1996
Marine Corps, 17 Years

Served as a Marine Corps Ground Supply Officer, Executive Officer and Commanding Officer.
Major Mark A. Gray
Major Mark A. Gray
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Desert Shield & Desert Storm veteran, Joint Guard/Joint Endeavor (Bosnia/Hertzegovina), Korea, numerous Hurricane Hunter missions. C-130, EC-130, WC-130, B-1B aircraft maintenance
College ROTC Instructor Aircraft Mishap Investigator (U-2 aircraft mishap in S. Korea)
Marcus Jones
Marcus Jones
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Master Sgt
Marcus Jones
Marcus Jones
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Master Sgt.
Mercedes Jackson
Mercedes Jackson
Class of 2009
Air Force, 1 Years

Tech school
Michael A. Moore
Michael A. Moore
Class of 1978
Army, 10 Years

Tank Commander - Armor
michael Edward davis
michael Edward davis
Class of 1975
Air Force, 10 Years

Sgt fire protection ..stationed maxwell afb...athens..Hellenikon greece...Keesler afb biloxi, ms
Michele Rastall Mckinney
Michele Rastall Mckinney
Class of 1968
Navy, 3 Years

USN Hospital Corps July 1968-1971, Great Lakes Training center and Quonset Point Naval Hospital, Quonset Point, R.I.
Monty K. Peyton, Jr.
Monty K. Peyton, Jr.
Class of 1959
Marine Corps, 10 Years

11th Combat Engineer, 11th Marines
Morris Bishop jr
Morris Bishop jr
Class of 1963
Army, 4 Years

Tet offensive 67 - 68
Survivor
Pamela Brown (Jones)
Pamela Brown (Jones)
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

I served as a Dental Technician in the Air Force. I have been overseas 4 times and stationes at 5 bases here in the US. I enjoyed my military stay it really helps when you love to travel. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything in the world.
Paul F Renaud
Paul F Renaud
Class of 1960
National Guard, 6 Years

SSGT - 232nd Mobile Communication BB
Alabama Air National Guard
Phillip W Sparkman
Phillip W Sparkman
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

4 years at university of saigon
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Phillip W.Sparkman
Phillip W.Sparkman
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

joined Air Force right out of high school.
spent time in Vietnam, Clark Air Base, Philippines, Kelly AFB, Texas. Security Service Specialist. Used GI Bill to get my college degree
Robert Weber
Robert Weber
Class of 1962
Navy, 20+ Years

Naval Aviator.
Commanded 2 Aviation Squadrons
Executive Officer USS Coral Sea
Executive Officer NAS Pensacola Fl
Executive Officer Naval Aviation Schools Command
Robert Weber
Robert Weber
Class of 1962
Navy, 20+ Years

Naval Avaitor. Spent 26 years in the Navy in both aviation and ship board assignments. 1985 graduate of Naval War College. Commanded 2 aviation squadrons. Served as acting Executive Officer on aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea. Served as Executive Officer Naval Air Station Pensacola as well as the Naval Aviation Schools Command.
TOMMY CALLOWAY
TOMMY CALLOWAY
Class of 1980
National Guard, 20+ Years

SERVE 4 YRS IN ARMY, 8 YRS ARMY RESERVE , 18 YRS NATIONAL GUARD
Tsgt.Isaac Jenkins
Tsgt.Isaac Jenkins
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Also serviced in US Army for 4years , still servicing in the Federal Government.
Vickie Pafford
Vickie Pafford
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served in the Alabama Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserves for 24 1/2 years. Retired in 2002, after serving one year on active duty for Enduring Freedom. Also served over seas in England for Desert Storm.
Victoria Pafford
Victoria Pafford
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Alabama Air National Guard for 8 years
US Air Force Reserves/IMA 16 years
Served overseas for Desert Storm and at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas for Enduring Freedom
Webster H. Holland
Webster H. Holland
Class of 1978
Navy, 14 Years

Submarines
william jones
william jones
Class of 1977
Air Force, 12 Years

1986-1989 USAF Thunderbirds

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Gayla Griffin
Class of '83

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Marcus Polk has published a new book.

Member Marcus Polk of class of 62 has posted a link to his new book: The Adventures of Karny Wilson. Check out the link ...
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Our Sidney Lanier 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 Sidney Lanier High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Montgomery are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!