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

Andre Farley
Andre Farley
Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Enlisted in the Corps July of 2000. My current rank is Sergeant (Staff Sergeant select). Served in Operation Iraq Freedom, did several tours. Now im stationed at MCRD Parris Island were i serve as a Statistics NCO
Anthony "Tony" Phillips
Anthony "Tony" Phillips
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

U.S. Army Paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division Lifetime Member.
AnthonyMack
AnthonyMack
Class of 1997
Army, 6 Years

Infantry sergeant in United States Army. Served 6 years in active duty, stationed in Germany. 3 deployments to Iraq where he earned Combat Infantry Badge and numerous awards. Currently a member of Alabama National Guard
Brookie Tate
Brookie Tate
Class of 1961
Army, 20+ Years

Army MP 20 Years
CID Agent 5 years
Byron Martin
Byron Martin
Class of 1988
Navy, 20+ Years

Still serving our great country after 21 years.
Assigned to USS WASP LHD-1 as the Boilers Officer in Norfolk va
Cassandra Peoples
Cassandra Peoples
Class of 1987
Army, 10 Years

Medic, supply clerk
Christapher M. Bess
Christapher M. Bess
Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 3 Years

I am a Cpl in the marines. I have deployed and plan to stay in until I achieve the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant.
Corey H. Reeves
Corey H. Reeves
Class of 1983
Air Force, 4 Years

Aircraft dispact and controler. Corey Received an Honorable Discharge and finished 1 year reserve due to the fact he was diagonosed with Mytonic Muscular Dystrophy. He spent his last 24 years in a wheel Chair and passed away Feburary 1, 2011. He has been greatly missed
Cynthia Diane Purnell (scruggs)
Cynthia Diane Purnell (scruggs)
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

I enjoyed my Army career, went places I never imagined I would go
Darran "Pobuudy" Prewitt Sr
Darran "Pobuudy" Prewitt Sr
Class of 1987
Navy, 20+ Years

25 years of honorable Naval Service
David L. Sledge
David L. Sledge
Class of 1990
Navy, 20+ Years

US Navy
Ammo Materials Officer
CWO3
Japan
Dr Ralph Steele
Dr Ralph Steele
Class of 1973
Navy, 7 Years

I served as a Naval Officer on 5 ships 4 surface and 1 nuclear submarine. I completed my naval service as a Lieutenant.
Erica R. Steele
Erica R. Steele
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 9 Years

I worked with Artillery and Communications. I served in Iraq from 04-05. I completed my extended contract in January 2006.
Harold Wayne Hamilton jr
Harold Wayne Hamilton jr
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

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James Moore
James Moore
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20 Years

United States Air Force Veteran
Jameson Sanford
Jameson Sanford
Class of 2008
Coast Guard, 8 Years

Stationed in:
Cape May, NJ
Mobile, AL
Petaluma, CA
Chicago, IL
Jason Jones
Jason Jones
Class of 1991
Navy, 8 Years

Navy Seabee
Joe Channell
Joe Channell
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

Recently retired after 20 years in USAF. Served as Security Forces, Personnel and Academic Instructor. Currently teach AFJROTC.
Joel Black
Joel Black
Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Field Wireman/Field Radio Operator
jon Ousley
jon Ousley
Class of 2006
National Guard, 12 Years

SSG in the Alabama Army Nation Guard. Started out as an infantryman in the 167th Infantry BN, currently serving as BN supply sergeant for the 231st MP BN in Prattville, AL.
Deployed to Afghanistan in 2009, Operation Enduring Freedom IX-X, as a door gunner in Chinook helicopters with the 169th AVN/101st/3rd ID
Kendrick Shepard
Kendrick Shepard
Class of 2002
Army, 3 Years

I served in IRAQ for 15 months from 07-08 and that was my first tour. I'm a SPC and my job is Combat Engineer. Ijust reenlisted for 5yrs and I will PCS to New Mexico.
Rickey V Williams
Rickey V Williams
Class of 1973
Navy, 20 Years

Served in the US Navy with 10 years on active duty & 10 years as a Reservists as a Hospital Corpsman (HM). As a HM performed a wide range of roles that included: Direct nursing care, EMT, Independent Duty, Respiratory Therapist, Laboratory/Pharmacy Technician supporting the well being of Sailors, Marines, Soldiers (Army) & Airmen (USAF). During the 10 years on active duty, spent time as a crewmember cruising the Mediterranean aboard the USS William M Wood home ported in Athens Greece, 3 Naval Hospitals (Jacksonville, FL; Long Beach, CA & Okinawa, Japan).
worked in the commercial insurance industry for 30+ years as a risk management/control consultant before retiring (for good) in 2021.
Ricky Parham
Ricky Parham
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

23 Years of service culminating with an assisgnment as an Assistant Inspector General 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley
ROBERT TAYLOR
ROBERT TAYLOR
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

CW3R
Ronald Watts
Ronald Watts
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Ronnie served in Vietnam. He also served in the Air Force, Air Force Reserves, National Guard and then retired Army.
Ronnie Kelly
Ronnie Kelly
Class of 1969
Air Force, 24 Years

Aircraft Loabmaster responsible for loading/ unloading cargo. Taking care and safety of passengers. But the most fun was dropping cargo and paratroopers out the back. And on occasion actuly picking something up off the ground and reeling it back into the plan. I was able to visit all 50 states plus all territories and lost count of the countries I visited.(and got played for it)
Ronnie Kelly
Ronnie Kelly
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft Loadmaster 5000+ flight hours on
C-141, C-130, Special Operations C-130s
Stephanie Willimas Griffith
Stephanie Willimas Griffith
Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years

postal Clerk Battle E Ribbon Uss Frank Cable
Steve Christol
Steve Christol
Class of 1986
Army, 7 Years

Combat Medic
Terry L. Loggins
Terry L. Loggins
Class of 1993
Navy, 11 Years

Machinist Mate Second Class (Surface Warfare)
USN ret.
Tesha Dallas
Tesha Dallas
Class of 1994
Army, 17 Years

Went in right after HS. Got out in '97 and the re-up in '03. Currently at transportation hq's in Illinois.
Tom Chaffin
Tom Chaffin
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

Chief Gunner's Mate during Cold War, Beirut, First Gulf War, Bosnia and Second Gulf War. Retired in 2005.
Vicky Moore
Vicky Moore
Class of 1992
Army, 22 Years

Supply Specialist, Financial Management Anayst
Vicky N Moore
Vicky N Moore
Class of 1992
Army, 20+ Years

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Watrina Woods White
Watrina Woods White
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Army Nurse Corps Officer
Watrina Woods White
Watrina Woods White
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Army Nurse Corps Officer
Wayne Hamilton
Wayne Hamilton
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired after 21 years of service

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