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

Alex Reeser
Alex Reeser
Class of 1969
Coast Guard, 3 Years

US Coast Guard Academy
Alex Reeser
Alex Reeser
Class of 1969
Air Force, 5 Years

Avionics Sensor Systems Specialist
Andrew Loe
Andrew Loe
Class of 1978
National Guard, 32 Years

Andrew Loe - 32 years, retired USAF Senior Master Sergeant, 220th Engineering Installations Squadron, Lead Quality Assurance Engineer
Bradford M. Klemstine
Bradford M. Klemstine
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

Naval Aviator flew H-3s in Puerto Rico and H-60s in San Diego, CA. Flight Instructor HSL 41, Maintaince Officer HSL 47 and HSL 45, (San Diego, CA) Tour in Washington DC, Third Fleet Staff (San Diego, CA), OIC of SCORE and San Clemente Island (San Diego, CA)
Chuck Johnson
Chuck Johnson
Class of 1977
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Lcpl. USMC 3rd MAW VMGR352
Dennis Michael Anderson
Dennis Michael Anderson
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

munitions maintenance specialist
Don Masters
Don Masters
Class of 1974
Marine Corps, 3 Years

I enlisted in the Marines with fellow '74 Walnut Ridge classmates Rick Garner and Dale Tefft. On October 8th, 1974 we arrived by bus on Parris Island South Carolina for Marine Corps bootcamp. Little did we know that our world would turn upside down for the next 3 months but we all survived and graduated as Marines on December 30th 1974.
gall
gall
Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years

nas mayport
Jeffrey Harris Tuttle
Jeffrey Harris Tuttle
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

US Army 15 years
US Army Reserves 17 Years
Jeffrey Tuttle
Jeffrey Tuttle
Class of 1971
Army, 15 Years

Active For 15 Years and the other times are for Army Reserves 17 years. Have been in many MOS's from Radar Ground to Logistics, Transportation, to food service, and Admin personnel duties. It was a GREAT experience and i would recomend it for any young person. Dose'nt have to be ARMY any Military experience would do. My Father was Air Force. And my Youngest Son is in the Army food service 12 years in
Jeffrey Tuttle
Jeffrey Tuttle
Class of 1971
Army, 20+ Years

I was a Sergeant First Class (SFC) when I retired. I have been a radar crewman, supply sergeant. admin truck driver, and a great cook.
Joe Barnett
Joe Barnett
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

Was in the dental corps. Great Lakes, Iwakuni Japan, Besthesda Maryland, Jacksonville Florida, Puerto Rico, Camp Lejuene Marine base N. C. and now Tallahassee Florida.
John G. Thomas
John G. Thomas
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

Served in both Navy and Army Commisoned US Army Officer retried from US Army Reserves
Ken Oliver
Ken Oliver
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Lost his life in Vietnam in 1968
Lee J. Dratch
Lee J. Dratch
Class of 1979
Air Force, 15 Years

Honorably discharged. Served on active duty from 1983 to 1987, then reserves. Served in Hawaii and South Dakota. While in reserves, had a tour of duty in Germany. Also was deployed during Operation Dessert Shield/Storm.
Lee J. Dratch
Lee J. Dratch
Class of 1979
Air Force, 10 Years

Also served during Operation Desert Shield/Storm
Mark A Barnes
Mark A Barnes
Class of 1987
Army, 8 Years

82 C - Field - Played with the big guns - 88 mike - transport
Matt Moore
Matt Moore
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

Still active Navy Chief, going to retire next year with 24 got to love this job and country. served on the West Coast and East Coast been around the world 3 times.
Michael Gardner
Michael Gardner
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

Served from 1970 to 1974
Scott Turpen
Scott Turpen
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Korean Linguist
Airborne crewmember with RC-135 Rivet Joint Japan
Airbrone crewmember with EC-130 Compass Call, AZ
Groundd assignments in Korea and National Security Agency (NSA) MD
Shanteille
Shanteille
Class of 2004
Navy, 5 Years

USN BM2
Stephan (Doug) Messick
Stephan (Doug) Messick
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Served from 77 to 81 active and 81 to 84 enactive. Three 6 month deployments to the med on the USS iwo Jima (LPH-2) helo carrier.
Troy Collins
Troy Collins
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Combat Crew Chief Aerospace Control and Warning. Master Training Instructor . Tours of duty Vietnam, England, Alaska, Texas, South Carolina, Cape Cod and Mississippi.
Walt Petty
Walt Petty
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

US Army 1969 to 1972, USARPac 69 to 71 and Vietnam 71 to 72, Military Intelligence
Wendell Sanders
Wendell Sanders
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

War Vetran
William Chandler
William Chandler
Class of 1989
Army, 12 Years

US Army
william engle
william engle
Class of 1978
Air Force, 6 Years

served honorably in the United States Air Force in both Germany, and Grand Forks North Dakota as a vehicle operations dispatch supervisor 1983-1989. Provided heavy equipment support to 50th fighter wing, the 321 missle wing, 319 bomb wing

Classmates Spotlight

Walnut Ridge High School Classmates

Terri Kline
Class of '78

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