Tipton High School Alumni

Tipton, Indiana (IN)

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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


Class of 0
, Years

Andrew J. Michel
Andrew J. Michel
Class of 1979
Navy, 16 Years

Began career in 1982 as a F-4N Phantom, Weapons Control Radar Technician, assigned to Fighter Squadron 154 (VF-154), stationed at Fighter Town USA and Home of Topgun, Naval Air Station Miramar, also deploying on the USS Coral Sea (CV-43). VF-154 and sister squadron VF-21 were the USN’s last two active duty F-4 Squadrons and transitioned to new F-14A Tomcats in mid 1984. (Feeling kinda old now, the Navy retired the F-14 two and a half years ago!) Continued as a Radar tech working Intermediate Level Maintenance on the F-14's AWG-9 Radar,(troubleshooting/repair of individual Radar Sub-assemblies to circuit board or component level). Deployed onboard USS Constellation (CV-64) in 1985. Reported to NATTC Millington (TN) in 1987 for advanced electronic/avionic training and remained as an Instructor until 1991. Returned to NAS Miramar as member of VF-24 this time working directly on aircraft again and making two deployments on the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) in 1991 and 1993. Made many stateside detachments across this great country and when deployed shipboard had the opportunity to visit Hawaii, Philippines, Singapore, Korea, Mombassa (Kenya), Perth (Australia), Hong Kong, Thailand, Bahrain and Dubai (UAE). Remember this, no matter how bad we think it is here, you can never truly appreciate what we have until you've seen how people live in those third world countries. GOD TRULY BLESSED THE USA!
Andrew London
Andrew London
Class of 1992
Air Force, 16 Years

Recently graduated from NCO Acadamy at Tyndal AFB as Tech Sgt!
Andrew London
Andrew London
Class of 1992
Air Force, 13 Years

Enlisted in November of 1994. I am an F-16 avionics system craftsman, my rank is SSgt/E5. My official duty position is midshift expeditor.
Bill Zehner
Bill Zehner
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

This has been "my other car" since 1991.
cathy jones
cathy jones
Class of 1978
Army, 12 Years

Supply clerk for 2 yrs. Transportation clerk for 10
Gary Harpe
Gary Harpe
Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 4 Years

1st Recon Ben
3/1 India Co.
Grant Peters
Grant Peters
Class of 1995
Army, 4 Years

After graduating from Ball State in 2001 with a degree in Telecommunications (TV/Radio Production)... I decided to enlist in the U.S. Army to get my college loans paid off. Went through training to become a military broadcast journalist/public affairs specialist... jumped out of a few high performance military aircraft (Airborne!) During my Military Career, II've been to Kuwait, Iraq and South Korea. I was in the 22MPAD (Mobile Public Affairs Detachement) out of Ft Bragg. During Operation Iraqi Freedom our unit was assigned to the 101st in Mosel for 10 months. Our unit was responsible for the official video for the 101st tour in Iraq, Iraqi Freedom News and other print and television information. I'm out of the Army and working in Vicenza, Italy for American Forces Network radio/television.
Jason Burnette
Jason Burnette
Class of 1990
Navy, 5 Years

Served aboard U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, and Joint Analysis Center, JAC Molesworth UK as an Intelligence Specialist.
Jerry Pace
Jerry Pace
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

I served as an Avionics and Guidance Control Systems Technician starting in 1985. I served four years on active duty. In 1990, I joined the Air Force Reserves at Grissom retiring as a Master Sergeant in 2007. In my career I worked on several aircraft including T-37, T-38, A-10, and KC-135.
Ken Cunningham
Ken Cunningham
Class of 1974
Army, 18 Years

Served in Germany, Belgium, Korea, Missouri, Ohio, Colorado and Louisiana
Michael Cardwell
Michael Cardwell
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Served in "Old Guard" Washington DC, 82nd ABN NC, 25th ID Hawaii. Presently still serving.
Sandra Barnes Rowan
Sandra Barnes Rowan
Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years

Stationed at Fort Bragg, NC, Medical Support Brigade; Administrative Duties
Scott Rubush
Scott Rubush
Class of 1990
Air Force, 8 Years

enlisted in 1992, Guidance and Control technician, stationed at Hurlburt Field Fl, Aircraft worked C-130s, H-53s and H-60s.
Shane Wood
Shane Wood
Class of 1986
Navy, 10 Years

Sonar Technician (surface) - Passively tracks and classifies primarily type 2 & type 3 Russian Nuclear submarines by their acoustic signatures.

Sonar Maintenace "C" School Instructor - taught all aspects of repairing and maintaining an ITASS Sonar System (AN/SQQ-89(V) Integrated), which was comprised of the AN/SQR-19 (Towed array) & AN/SQQ-28 (Lamps MarkIII Sonobouy System) that were integrated together onto the same display units.
Sheree Litteral Macy
Sheree Litteral Macy
Class of 1973
Army, 13 Years

Army Medic 3 years
Registered Respiratory Therapist 10 years
Served at Ft Bragg, NC; Ft Harrison,Ind;97th Genral Hospital Frankfurt Germany; 2 nd General Hospital Landstuhl Germany;Ft Sam Houston ,Texas; Ft Jackson South Carolina
Thomas A Hobbs (Tony)
Thomas A Hobbs (Tony)
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

4 yrs US Navy.resently a Captain in the US Army Res.
Tony Hobbs
Tony Hobbs
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Navy, Active Duty 4 yrs, Army Reserve to the present, presently a Major
Walter Gary Giffin
Walter Gary Giffin
Class of 1963
Army, 4 Years

US Army Security Agency . Service 2 years Japan 1 year Turkey

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THS class of 1950

The annual meeting of the Class of 1950 will meet on August 25, 2012 at the Tipton County Foundation, at 5 pm. Dinner ...
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Our Tipton 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 Tipton High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Tipton are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!