Swain County High School Alumni

Bryson City, North Carolina (NC)

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!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Benjamin Byrd
Benjamin Byrd
Class of 1986
Air Force, 5 Years

46150 Munitions Maintainance Specialist
Bill Stillwell
Bill Stillwell
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

Ft Benning for basic
Ft Gordon for Military Police School
MP duty Korea and Ft Gordon
1966-1968
Chris Breedlove
Chris Breedlove
Class of 1982
Marine Corps, 4 Years

2631 Marine Corps Intelligence. Stationed in Pensacola,Fl, Misawa AFB Japan, Homestead, Fl.
Danny I. Parris
Danny I. Parris
Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years

Basic Training Ft. Knox Ky. Missle Training Ft. Bliss Tx. Stationed for 13 months in Tongduchon (Camp Casey) Korea
Douglas mac gossett
Douglas mac gossett
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Military Police
Everett Parris
Everett Parris
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

10 yrs Army, 10 yrs Army Reserve, 13 yrs NC Army National Guard. Desert Storm and Iraq.
Hanley Painter
Hanley Painter
Class of 1946
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Veteran of U.S. Marine Corp WWII – participated in the invasion of the Marshall Islands, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima
Recipient of Two Purple Hearts for wounds suffered at Saipan and Iwo Jima
Harold Simonds
Harold Simonds
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 4 Years

ChuLai, Vietnam 1968-1969
Harold,D Parrish
Harold,D Parrish
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

retired Master SGT
Harold. D. Parrish
Harold. D. Parrish
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Retire MSG
jeff curtice
jeff curtice
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Armor
Jeffery Stephenson
Jeffery Stephenson
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Master Sergeant
Johnnie Estes
Johnnie Estes
Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years

Flew on USAF Recon aircraft for over 16 years as an Airborne Maintenance Technician. Visit www.amtassociation.org to discover what an AMT did.
Leonard Lollis
Leonard Lollis
Class of 1974
Navy, 3 Years

Tin Can Sailor
SFC Tony Lee Nations (R)
SFC Tony Lee Nations (R)
Class of 1972
Army, 18 Years

Attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, S.C. followed by Advanced Individual Training at the Military Intelligence School,Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Two tours of duty at the Korean DMZ and one tour of duty with the 3rd Armor Division at the German DMZ. Assigned to the Army Intelligence Center and School as an instructor for two years followed by combat tours during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm during the Gulf War. Shortly after the Gulf War was deployed to Somalia with the 24th Infantry Division in support of Operation Provide Comfort. Last mission was in support of the DEA and Border Patrol near the Rio Grande river and El Paso.
Terry Hayes
Terry Hayes
Class of 1980
Air Force, 13 Years

1983-1989: Combat Weather Forecaster
2003-present: Command Post Controller
2003: CENTAF HQ, Al Udeid AB, Qatar
2005: 332 AEW, Balad AB, Iraq

Classmates Spotlight

Swain County High School Classmates

Jamie Crawford
Class of '83

Alumni Stories

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