Tazewell High School Alumni

Tazewell, Virginia (VA)

Military Alumni

Military High School Alumni

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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 BARNETT
BILL BARNETT
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

26 years of service, free trips to exotic countries, (Bosnia, Kosovo, Mascedonia, Kuwait, Iraq and Saudi Arabia to name a few)
David Ling
David Ling
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Served in the US Army 1977 - 1984 and 1986 - 2005. HOOAH!!!!
Doug Kitts
Doug Kitts
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Spent first 5 years in Korea, and then came back to states and spent a few years at Lackland AFB, and then Transferred to Bergstrom AFB, until retirement and closing, and have been working for the State of Texas, going on 21 years now.
G. D. Altizer
G. D. Altizer
Class of 1958
Air Force, 11 Years

Nuclear weapons maintenance for B47/B52 bombers. Also computer maintenance for air defense.
G.K. Kitts
G.K. Kitts
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Retired 1986
james g. holt
james g. holt
Class of 1971
Navy, 11 Years

served as a dentist in us navy dental corp
Michael puckett
Michael puckett
Class of 1992
Army, 11 Years

United States Army with 2 combat tours to Iraq been with the Army now for 11 years 9 of those were with the reserves now active duty
Pete Jupina
Pete Jupina
Class of 1971
Air Force Reserves, 4 Years

enjoyed my time.hind sight..should have stayed in..lol
Phillips K. Foote
Phillips K. Foote
Class of 1944
Air Force, 20+ Years

US Army 1944-1952: WW II, Korean War
US Air Force 1966-1981: Viet Nam War
Retired as Lt. Col. 31 May 1981
Served as Chaplain for 15 years
Randolph Browning
Randolph Browning
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

Following recruit training, YN Class "A" School and Basic Enlisted Submarine School, reported to USS OKLAHOMA CITY (SSN 723) in the Newport News Shipyard and placed it in commission in July 1988. After 1 Mediterranean deployment, transferred to USS NEWPORT NEWS (SSN 750) in the Newport News Shipyard for Post Service Availability and in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. I then reported to the newly formed Personnel Support Detachment Submarines to support the administrative, legal and disbursing needs of the sailors assigned to the 24 submarines and 2 submarine tenders assigned to Naval Base, Norfolk. I returned to the USS OKLAHOMA CITY (SSN 723) and deployed with the USS AMERICA (CV 66) in support of operations in the Mediterranean and Adriatic seas and the Arabian Gulf and completed a Depot Modernization Period at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine. Following a tour at the Naval Nuclear Power Training unit, Charleston, South Carolina I reported to USS TENNESSEE (SSBN 734)(GOLD), completing 3 Strategic Deterrent Patrols and a Pierside Modernization Period. After reporting to Naval Submarine Support Center, Norfolk, VA I retired from the U.S. Navy on January 31, 2007. I’m entitled to wear the Enlisted Submarine Breast Insignia (Silver Dolphins), Strategic Deterrent Patrol pin (with 2 stars), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (with 2 stars) and various campaign and service awards.
Raymond H. MItchell
Raymond H. MItchell
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years

Served 28 years in US Navy. Nuclear trained. Stationed on the following ships:

USS GRAND CANYON AD-28
USS VOGE DE-1047
USS GURNARD SSN-662
USS PINTADO SSN-672
USS HOUSTON SSN-713
USS CAPE COD AD-43
USS PUFFER SSN-652
Retired in June 1992 as MMCS/SS
Russell Wayne Shepherd
Russell Wayne Shepherd
Class of 1981
Navy, 9 Years

Entered the US Navy through MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) Beckley in November 1984, in DEP (Delayed Entry Program) for only one week, flew out of Yeager in Charleston to O'Hare in Chicago [where I met King Richard (Petty) and got his autograph] to Lindbergh Field in San Diego.
Boot Camp at RTC (Recruit Training Command)San Diego (8 weeks). Then right down the road to Naval School of Health Sciences for Basic Hospital Corpsman School (10 weeks) at Balboa Hospital or Naval Hospital San Diego, nicknamed "the pink palace (in the park)" because it is within Balboa Park.
After graduation and a week of leave at home at Easter, back to California and Camp Delmar at Camp Pendleton near Oceanside for FMSS (Field Medical Service School, 6 weeks) with the Marine Corps.
My first PCS (permanent duty station) was Naval Hospital Portsmouth (Virginia). When the utilization manager discovered I was already an EMT I was assigned to EMS (ambulance) and the ED (emergency room). I remained at Portsmouth Naval Hospital for eighteen months, leaving in July, 1986. While there I continued my EMS training and volunteer rescue squad membership at Bennett's Creek and Nansemond-Suffolk volunteer rescue squads during my off duty hours.
My next duty station was my first sea duty. I boarded the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) in August 1986. I completed two Med (Mediterranean) Cruises in the three years on "Big John" with other shorter cruises including one to New England where I rode with Boston EMS two days while on Cinderella liberty.
My next PCS was to Naval Radio Station Sugar Grove (West Virginia) in August, 1989. I was assigned to the clinic there for three years and participated in Fire, Rescue and EMS. The clinic consisted of only three rooms: A treatment room and two offices. There was no permanently assigned doctor there so an IDC (Independent Duty Corpsman) and we had to do it all: From sick call to pharmacy to testing to EMS. The nearest hospital was Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, an hour away (by ground), and the nearest Naval Hospital was Bethesda, over three hours away. I also continued my training while I was there and included many different classes in EMS, fire, and rescue. I also became an instructor in EMS. I understand that Navy base has closed and is now referred to as Sugar Grove Station and is owned by a (civilian) healthcare company.
From there I went to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. I was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division and was part of the 24th MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit). I was assigned as Senior Corpsman within my Company in the 1st Battalion.
I was medically retired early in 1994. I received several medals and ribbons during my military career. I also received a letter of recognition from my commanding Admiral.
I am proud of my service to my country and what my country has given me for my service.
William R Angles, Jr
William R Angles, Jr
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Chief Warrant Officer 3 (Retired)

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