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

Buddy Litz
Buddy Litz
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

I spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and loved every minute of it. I handled a lot of financial and contractural stuff, my secondary AFSC (Air Force Specialty Code) was Security. I got to train non-combatants (Chaplains, Doctors, Lawyers, etc.) how to survive a war time situation. That was fun!!!
Command Sergeant Major Donald E. Wright
Command Sergeant Major Donald E. Wright
Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years

Command Sergeant Major Donald E. Wright
1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st infantry Division
CSM Donald E. Wright is a native of Sedalia, MO. He enlisted in to the United States Army 14 October 1988 and attended Basic Combat Training at Ft. Knox, KY and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Eustis, VA.
CSM Wright has served in several duty assignments to include; Command Sergeant 2nd Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, Ft. Riley, KS; Support Operations NCOIC, 7th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Stork Barracks, Germany; First Sergeant B Co 601st Aviation Support Battalion, Katterbach Army Airfield, Germany; Support Operations NCOIC, HHC, 601st Aviation Support Battalion, Katterbach Army Airfield, Germany, First Sergeant, R TRP, 4th Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Ft. Polk, LA; Platoon Sergeant and Production Control NCOIC H Co, 159th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Polk, LA; Platoon Sergeant and Component Repair Supervisor, B Co, 7th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Giebelstadt Army Airfield, Germany; Aircraft Power Train Repair Supervisor, D Co, 1st Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, Katterbach Army Airfield, Germany; Powertrain Repairer, D Co 2nd Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, Katterbach Army Airfield, Germany; B Co 2nd Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Hood, TX, C Co 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Company, Camp Stanley, Korea, 2nd Battalion, 9th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Lewis, WA.
CSM Wright’s military and Civilian Education includes Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course (Distinguished Graduate), Senior Leaders Course (Distinguished Graduate), Sergeant Majors Academy (Class 55). His civilian education includes an Associate’s degree in Administrative Management from Excelsior College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College.
CSM Wright’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (5OLC), Army Achievement Medal(5OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal(7th award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon(Numeral 4), Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), United nations Medal, NATO Medal, Driver /Mechanic Badge, Recruiters Badge, Master Aircraft Crewmembers Badge , and the Bronze Order of Saint Michael. CSM Wright is a lifetime member of the Sergeants Morales Club.
CSM Wright is married to CPT Klara Wright and has two children, Candais (18) and Donald Jr. (16)
Command Sergeant Major Donald E. Wright
Command Sergeant Major Donald E. Wright
Class of 1988
Army, 20+ Years

Command Sergeant Major Donald E. Wright
1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st infantry Division
CSM Donald E. Wright is a native of Sedalia, MO. He enlisted in to the United States Army 14 October 1988 and attended Basic Combat Training at Ft. Knox, KY and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Eustis, VA.
CSM Wright has served in several duty assignments to include; Command Sergeant 2nd Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, Ft. Riley, KS; Support Operations NCOIC, 7th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Stork Barracks, Germany; First Sergeant B Co 601st Aviation Support Battalion, Katterbach Army Airfield, Germany; Support Operations NCOIC, HHC, 601st Aviation Support Battalion, Katterbach Army Airfield, Germany, First Sergeant, R TRP, 4th Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Ft. Polk, LA; Platoon Sergeant and Production Control NCOIC H Co, 159th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Polk, LA; Platoon Sergeant and Component Repair Supervisor, B Co, 7th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Giebelstadt Army Airfield, Germany; Aircraft Power Train Repair Supervisor, D Co, 1st Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, Katterbach Army Airfield, Germany; Powertrain Repairer, D Co 2nd Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, Katterbach Army Airfield, Germany; B Co 2nd Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Hood, TX, C Co 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Company, Camp Stanley, Korea, 2nd Battalion, 9th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Lewis, WA.
CSM Wright’s military and Civilian Education includes Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course (Distinguished Graduate), Senior Leaders Course (Distinguished Graduate), Sergeant Majors Academy (Class 55). His civilian education includes an Associate’s degree in Administrative Management from Excelsior College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College.
CSM Wright’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (5OLC), Army Achievement Medal(5OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal(7th award), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon(Numeral 4), Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), United nations Medal, NATO Medal, Driver /Mechanic Badge, Recruiters Badge, Master Aircraft Crewmembers Badge , and the Bronze Order of Saint Michael. CSM Wright is a lifetime member of the Sergeants Morales Club.
CSM Wright is married to CPT Klara Wright and has two children, Candais (18) and Donald Jr. (16)
Craig Faubion
Craig Faubion
Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Naval Officer.
Submarine Radioman, RMCM(SS), LDO Lieutenant - Submarine Communications Officer, 20 years active Navy, qualified 2 submarines, 2 surface ships, USS Dale CG-19, NAVCOMSTA Balboa CZ, USS Finback SSN-670, MOTU-2 Inspector, USS Lapon SSN 671, USS L.Y.Spear AS-36, COMSUBLANT Staff, Instructor/Inspector Nuclear Weapons Training Group.
Matt Brooks
Matt Brooks
Class of 1964
Navy, 6 Years

Boot Camp-Great Lakes, Il
Dive School- Key West Fl
Underwater Demo. Class 35. Ft. Pierce Fl.
UDT team 11 Subic Bay.
Replacement Seal Team 2.
Richard Holman
Richard Holman
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served in the USMC for 24 years. Retired as a Master Sergeant in August 2005.
Robert (Bob) Lien
Robert (Bob) Lien
Class of 1952
Army, 11 Years

At Selective Service registration (18) Robeet produced three Honorable Discharges from both the Army and USMC--While stationed in Japan he greeted a few past Tigers
Robert Mark Greene
Robert Mark Greene
Class of 1972
Army, 3 Years

Served from 1972 to 1974 U.S. Army as a firefighter at Fort Hunter Liggett. Joined Army Reserves and served from 1987 to 1995. Served during Gulf Storm. Served as a Registered Nurse during those years.
Robert Mark Greene
Robert Mark Greene
Class of 1972
Army, 12 Years

Served as a firefighter active duty 1972-1974 and served as an RN from 1986 to 1996 as a reservist. Served active duty 1991 during Gulf Storm.

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Patricia (patty) Smith
Class of '73

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