Vestavia Hills High School Alumni

Vestavia Hills, Alabama (AL)

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

Allison Campbell Miller
Allison Campbell Miller
Class of 1989
National Guard, 13 Years

Pilot in the Alabama Air National Guard, 117 Air Refueling Wing, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Homeland Defense, 125 plus combat hours over Iraq
Ben Peet
Ben Peet
Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years

operation desert shield/storm
Bill Mauter
Bill Mauter
Class of 1973
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Served as a ship's engineer aboard Coast Guard Cutters from Maine to Florida. Search and rescue, law enforcement. Active in the Space Shuttle Program, 29 launches. Retired with 29 yrs as a Chief Warrant Officer 2005.
Charles Buffington
Charles Buffington
Class of 1989
Army, 4 Years

West Point and service as an Ordnance officer after graduation. Stationed at Aberdeem Proving Ground and Fort Bliss.
Christopher Armstrong
Christopher Armstrong
Class of 2001
Army, 3 Years

Currently stationed at Ft.Campbell, Kentucky. I am currently in Irag for a 15 month tour.
Derek Crews
Derek Crews
Class of 1989
Army, 19 Years

USASOC
Eric T. Brosch
Eric T. Brosch
Class of 1989
Marine Corps Reserve, 25 Years

Served as an enlisted infantry Marine security guard at Presidential retreat Camp David. Later served in Iraq as an infantry officer and as a staff officer in Afghanistan in 2011.
Frank McKenzie
Frank McKenzie
Class of 1979
Air Force, 15 Years

C-130 pilot, T-38 Instructor Pilot, C-130 Pilot (Air Force Reserve)
Frederick Turnipseed
Frederick Turnipseed
Class of 1991
Air Force, 13 Years

Fuels Inventory Manager, Air Force Recruiter, AF ROTC Recruiter, still serving.
Grant Harwell
Grant Harwell
Class of 2001
Air Force, 2 Years

1st Lieutenannt in the Civil Engineer career field currently stationed at Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal. Currently preparing for deployment to Afghanistan in early 2008.
james (jimmy) hodges
james (jimmy) hodges
Class of 1976
Navy, 20+ Years

weapons spec
Jay Marquez
Jay Marquez
Class of 1989
Navy, 4 Years

Served 4 years as an Avionics Technician. Stationed in San Diego, Ca. Worked on SH-60 Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopters
John Thompson
John Thompson
Class of 1989
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF Active Duty 4 Years stationed at Ramstein AFB, Kaiserslautern Germany
Joshua Michael Lewis
Joshua Michael Lewis
Class of 1998
Air Force, 7 Years

Enlisted in June of 2001. Deployed in 2003 to support the invasion of Iraq. Additional deployments include U.A.E. in 2004 & the Sunni Triangle in Northern Iraq in 2006 where he was promoted to Staff Sergeant. Reenlisted in October of 2007. Currently deployed in the Middle East until 2009.
kyle costanzo
kyle costanzo
Class of 1996
Air Force, 16 Years

Air Force Military Police!!
Lee Higgins
Lee Higgins
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 23 years as a communications-computer systems officer; retired as a Lt Col. Stationed in Biloxi, Warner Robins, Atlanta, Okla City, Hattiesburg, Ft Meade, Iceland, Omaha, & Sacramento. Sqdn commander (2x); group deputy commander.
Loring Jones
Loring Jones
Class of 2003
Army, 1 Years

Military Police
Nancy R Frazier Hunter
Nancy R Frazier Hunter
Class of 1997
National Guard, 16 Years

1997 Active Duty Army
2000 NC National Guard
2001 AL National Guard
2003 Operation Iraq Freedom
2007 Full time National Guard technician
2009 - Present AL National Guard Active Duty Guard
Robert D. "David" Hudson, Jr
Robert D. "David" Hudson, Jr
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF Academy Class 1980, UNT 1981, C141 navigator 1981-1984, UPT 1985, C141 pilot 1985-1989, C-23 pilot 1989-1991, HQ USAF (Pentagon) 1993-1997, NATO AWACS pilot/sq commander 1997-2001, Air War College 2001-2002, USTRANSCOM 2002-2004, Marine Corps War College 2004-2006.
Sonny Chambers
Sonny Chambers
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired in 2004 after 22 years of service. Stationed in Alaska, North Dakota, Korea, Texas, and Mississippi.
Steve Palestini
Steve Palestini
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC on 4/15/2003. Went to War Training at Camp Lejeune NC. Went to USMC Food Service School at Camp Johnson, NC. Was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island, WA from 6/03 to 4/06 with the Marine Aviation Training Support Group Received a Honorable/Medical Discharge due to an on the job shoulder injury. Received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, 2 Letters of Commendation and Expert Rifle Badge.
THOMAS W. JACKSON JR.
THOMAS W. JACKSON JR.
Class of 1976
Navy, 6 Years

SERVE IN THE US NAVY. SPENT TIME IN JACKSONVILLE IN P3 SQUADRON THEN SPENT REST OF SERVICE ABOARD THE USS. NIMITZ {CVN68}

Classmates Spotlight

Vestavia Hills High School Classmates

Calandra Jones
Class of '88

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School News

Class of 1980 Reunion

We are having our Class Reunion the weekend of July 23-24. It's a CASUAL weekend and we want you there!!
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Our Vestavia Hills 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 Vestavia Hills High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Vestavia Hills are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!