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

Bill Davis
Bill Davis
Class of 1971
Army, 22 Years

Served for 22 years. Desert Shield/ Desert Storm Veteran. Operation Uphold Democracy Veteran. Overseas service also includes Germany (twice) and Korea.
Bob Redwitz
Bob Redwitz
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 6 Years

MOS 1811
Tank Commander and Section Leader in Charlie Company, 2nd Tank Battalion. I led Marines in my tank crew and section. My responsibilities included mission accomplishment and troop welfare.

My duties involved in the tactical employment of tanks and tank crews for movement and combat included: preparation of weapon systems and ammunition; refueling; refilling hydraulic fluid and lubrication; preparation of radios and communications equipment; and verifying radio communications between the other tank crews. Other duties included: mission briefs with Marines in the platoon; inspection of Marines and their personal equipment; and rationing of food and water between my tank crew and section.

During tactical movements and combat, my duties included: continuous status and tactical updates between the tank crews in the platoon; navigation; and seeking and destroying targets.

After action duties included: crew-level preventive and corrective tank and weapon systems maintenance; and the continuous tactical, technical, and physical training of the Marines in the platoon.
Don Hottman
Don Hottman
Class of 1959
Army Reserves, 6 Years

Medical Specialist
Donald E.Leslie Jr.
Donald E.Leslie Jr.
Class of 1985
Air Force, 6 Years

Security Police Officer
Edwin T (Tom) Askew
Edwin T (Tom) Askew
Class of 1979
Army, 4 Years

5th signal Berlin
George W. Carrender
George W. Carrender
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

ENTERED THE AIR FORCE IN 1964 AFTER GRADUATING. RETIRED AS A E-7 IN 1985. TWO TOURS IN VIETNAM.
George W. Carrender
George W. Carrender
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired 1885 ,Vietnam Vet.
Retired Kentucky State Gov. 2007
H Patrick Page
H Patrick Page
Class of 1959
Air Force, 4 Years

1959-63, Tactical Air Command.
James William Logsdon
James William Logsdon
Class of 1958
Army, 4 Years

I served in the Army from 1962 to 1966, was first posted to Washington, D.C., became a Sargent, wounded twice in Vietnam and finally posted to Army Intelligence codes unit in Okasawa, Japan. from 1966-1969, I did civilian military work.
Jim Morris
Jim Morris
Class of 1966
Army, 13 Years

Graduated ROTC from Murray State University in 1971. Ft. Benning, Ga. 1971-1972. USAR 1973 - 1984, 100th Division 1977 - 1984. IOBC, AOC, Cavalry School, Motor Officer Course. Company Cmdr, S2/3 staff. Honorable discharge in 1984.
Joe Cortie
Joe Cortie
Class of 1962
Navy, 7 Years

Radioman working in crypto.
Lynne Bruflat
Lynne Bruflat
Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 10 Years

CoA, 8th Tanks, Reserve in Louisville/Ft Knox, for 4 years, then joined Active duty and came out to Camp Pendleton, where I remained after discharge. Did NOT reenlist to accept my orders for Recruiting Duty!
Mark Couch
Mark Couch
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Served form 1986-2006. 577th Maint Co Ft Leonard Wood, MO, Ft Ord, CA, Camp Red Cloud, Korea, 598th Maint Ft Benning, GA, 577 Engr BN
Mary Thompson Ratliff
Mary Thompson Ratliff
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired May 1994
Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson
Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years

Communications technician(Radioman) . 1 year tour in Adak, Alaska, remainder of tour aboard the USS Reasoner FF-1063.
Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson
Class of 1975
Navy, 4 Years

Served in the Navy from 1975 - 1979. Did a year tour in Adak, Alaska and the remainder of tour was spent aboard the USS Reasoner FF-1063. My rate was Radioman 3rd Class.
Sonny-Peter Merrell
Sonny-Peter Merrell
Class of 1975
Army, 16 Years

I worked in a hospital
William  Blanton
William Blanton
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft Mechanic
William Blanton
William Blanton
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft Mechanic (Fighters)

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Jasimine Jasimine Mays
Class of '10

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