Slidell High School Alumni

Slidell, Louisiana (LA)

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

Clark Jones
Clark Jones
Class of 1966
Navy, 32 Years

Naval Aviation Maintenance
Dani Walker
Dani Walker
Class of 1978
Air Force, 16 Years

Communications Specialist
Dr. JOHNNIE BALL
Dr. JOHNNIE BALL
Class of 1974
Air Force, 6 Years

BALLISTIC MISSILE FUEL SYSTEM TECHNICIAN TITAN II
Ed Winter
Ed Winter
Class of 1964
Air Force, 8 Years

Military service from 1966 - 1974
Vietnam 1969-1970
Ellis "Butch" Badon
Ellis "Butch" Badon
Class of 1961
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Aviation Jet Mechanic
George Hawley
George Hawley
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served over 8 years as enlisted prior to getting a BS in Computer Science and serving as a Computer Systems Officer for over 12 years.
Glen West
Glen West
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired as a Colonel in the Air Force Reserve with 28 years of Service including 3 assignments in the Middle East in Iraq, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia and one tour in Haiti
Howie (Ervin) Rhoden
Howie (Ervin) Rhoden
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Served for almost 23 years as Army Aviator in Germany, Turkey, Netherlands.
JOHN A LASSITER
JOHN A LASSITER
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 1 Years

The 1/26 Marines Command Chronology for February 1968 contains the following entry:

At 9:15 AM, 25 Feb 3rd Plt, Bravo 1/26, a platoon minus security patrol, was taken under automatic weapons fire and was also receiving grenades fro bunkers and trenches at XD849409. Artillery and mortar fire was called to assist in withdrawal. Support elements moved into position to provide cover by fire. The enemy force was estimated to be a Company of larger. Contact resulted in 24 friendly MIA, 17 friendly WIA, and six friendly KIA.

The patrol was about 1 kilometer south of the Khe Sanh Combat base when it came across an NVA observation post. The Marines opened fire on the NVA troops, who withdrew south. The Marines pursued the NVA and in so doing entered an ambush zone. The NVA allowed the Marines to approach within 15 feet before opening fire from concealed bunkers, spider holes and trenchlines. A reaction platoon was sent as reinforcements, but when it attempted to outflank the enemy position the platoon leader realized that his unit was being outflanked and sandwiched between the NVA position and additional enemy troops.

The best the platoon leader could do was to provide covering fire for the remnants of the patrol as they withdrew, bringing out their wounded and six of their dead - but 24 men, most of them known to be dead, could not be brought out. Three of the 24 were able to evade the NVA on their own and made their way back to friendly lines.

At the end of the day Bravo Company 1st battalion 26th Marines had one confirmed KIA (Donald Jacques), 25 missing presumed dead, and 21 wounded.

Initially, 9 of the remains (which included John) recovered could not be identified and were interred in a mass grave at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. The burial took place in September 1968.
John N. Felsher
John N. Felsher
Class of 1978
Air Force, 12 Years

Public affairs officer, commander of Air Force broadcasting detachment in Korea
Kerwin LeFrere
Kerwin LeFrere
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Surface Warfare Officer retired in 2006.
Sean R Foll
Sean R Foll
Class of 1983
Navy, 6 Years

Served aboard the USS Conyngham DDG-17

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Tom Reese
Class of '67

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