South Charleston High School Alumni

South Charleston, West Virginia (WV)

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

Alfred S Williams
Alfred S Williams
Class of 1964
Air Force, 12 Years

US Air Force-(Active Duty)-(12 1'2 Years)
Aircraft Maintenance---
Crew Chief, Flight Mechanic, Fight Engineer
W.Va. Army National Guard---(Retired-2004)
Total Service---(28 1'2---Years)
Bill C Johnson Jr
Bill C Johnson Jr
Class of 1964
Army, 5 Years

Two tours in Viet Nam, 5th Special Forces, 18 months Germany. Sgt E-5, 5 years service.
Bill C Johnson Jr
Bill C Johnson Jr
Class of 1964
Army, 5 Years

Five years Army, Two years Viet Nam 66-68
1st Infantry Division, 5th SF (FB 133).
David K. Turley
David K. Turley
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Rifle Squad Leader Americal Division, 198th Light Infantry Brigade and Long Range Recon member of 1/52. January 1968 to December
1968. Awarded Bronze Star "V", Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Air Medal, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm, and others. Now disabled due to vision and hearing loss due to wounds sustained during LRRP operations. Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease due to Agent Orange exposure in South Vietnam.
Donnie Citraro
Donnie Citraro
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

Sereved 24 years from Dec 1967 to Sept 1991. Tours in Okinawa, Thailand and 3 tours (11 years) in Germany.
Eric Holmes
Eric Holmes
Class of 1977
National Guard, 20+ Years

I served as Command Sergeant Major of 2/1 Military Police, and later as Commanding Officer of 1/1 MP in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
F Scott Keely
F Scott Keely
Class of 1959
Army, 3 Years

I served as Course Director of the Field Wireman's Course at Ft Polk, LA. Then after a year and being promoted to 1st Lieutenant, was sent to the Republic of Viet Nam. I was the Signal Officer for the 5th/46th Infantry Battalion, 198th Infantry Brigade operating near Chu Lai on Highway One. Was in Nam for one year - had a great time for several months riding in Huey Choppers 2-3 days a week. My oldest daughter was born while I was serving over there. I didn't see her until she was 6 months old...
gale harold
gale harold
Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 1 Years

cadet
Greg Bird
Greg Bird
Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years

Avionics- worked on the autopilot system on F-4E Phanthom 2's, some on B-52's. Stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB, NC. Temporary duty took me to the following places: Germany, England, Spain, Norway, Guam, Hawaii, Korea, Nellis AFB, Las Vegas.
Overall experience was great. But not good enough to stay after 4 years. My brother (68 grad) spent 30 years in. He entered right after graduation and retired in 1998.
Jamie D. Huffman
Jamie D. Huffman
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

US Army for 22 years. Worldwide. Miss it every day. Retired life is good though....
Joseph W Koester
Joseph W Koester
Class of 1959
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in USAF Security Service (USAFSS) 1960 to 1964 and was stationed at Lackland AFB (San Antonio, TX) for Basic, Goodfellow AFB (San Angelo, TX) for Technical School, Elmendorf AFB (Anchorage, AK), Shemya AFS (end of the world and the Aleutian Islands), and Misawa AB (Northern Japan) in USAF. In 1969 I volunteered to go to Vietnam and served at MACV HQ and in I Corps providing Intelligence support to Army and Marine Corps units.
Kevin Crowder
Kevin Crowder
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

US Army Special Forces last 18+ years. Served in 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Michael G. Miller
Michael G. Miller
Class of 1959
Navy, 4 Years

Electronic Technician
Rota, Spain
USS Arcturus AF52
USS Rigel AF 58
Michael G. Miller
Michael G. Miller
Class of 1959
Navy, 4 Years

Electronic Technician
Rota, Spain
USS Arcturus AF52
USS Rigel AF 58
MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN
MICHAEL MCLAUGHLIN
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 4 Years

US MARINE CORP,AIR WING,
VMO-1 ,MCAS NEW RIVER , NC .
nancy e. long-foster
nancy e. long-foster
Class of 1955
Air Force, 3 Years

Captain, Flight Nurse, during Viet N. then AF reserves until two weeks before Des. St. responsible for rotation of 120 flightt nurses and in-flight care and teaching.
nancy long
nancy long
Class of 1955
Air Force, 3 Years

nurse
Paul Donald Sheler
Paul Donald Sheler
Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years

82nd Arb, Ft Bragg, NC
Randy J. Pauley
Randy J. Pauley
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

I served 27 years in the Army, retiring September 2011. I served 6 years as an Engineering Equipment Operator. The remaininng 21 years I served as an Chinook Helicopter Instructor Pilot and Instrument Examiner. I have flown all over the world and served two combat tours in Iraq for a total of 26 months, one combat tour in Afghanistan for a total of 12 months and served 6 months flying in Pakistan on an Humanitarian mission for Earth Quake relief. I have been Blessed to serve my country by God's Will!
Richard Bostic
Richard Bostic
Class of 1961
Air Force, 6 Years

attached to the 6916th Security Squadron Hq. Rhein Main AFB Germany.
Robert G Gorham, Jr
Robert G Gorham, Jr
Class of 1969
Navy, 10 Years

Served 1969-1979, Electronics Tech USS Calcaterra DER 390, Key West, FL USS Meredith DD 890,Mayport, FL, Nato Sat Com. Chesapeake, VA Separated from service E6 over ten years. Go Navy!
Roy Edelman
Roy Edelman
Class of 1964
Navy, 8 Years

US Navy, Missiles other Weapons, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Antarctic Circle, Arctic Circle, Pacific Ocean,SE Asia, Vietnam, American West - Research & Developement, Disabled Vet.
Samuel Warren McClung
Samuel Warren McClung
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years

U.S. Navy Band, Washington, D.C.
Composer/Arranger
Steve Hudson
Steve Hudson
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Air Traffic control installation & repair
Vietnam 1966-1967
Thomas B. Putney
Thomas B. Putney
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Thomas Putney

Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Served with Co. B., 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 199th Light Infantry Brigade attached to the 1st Air Cavalry. Primary stations at Long Binh and An Loc Vietnam 1968-69 (Tet Offensive) Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation, C.I.B. (Combat Infantryman Badge) w/Wreath, Expert Marksman Badge w/Rifle Bar, Marksmanship Badge w/Automatic Rifle Bar Award, National Defense Ribbon, Vietnam Service ribbon w/3 Bronze Campaign Stars, Vietnam Civil Actions 1/C Award, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/ Palm, Vietnam Campaign Medal (Tet Offensive) - E4

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Nick Wheeler
Class of '65

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