Walter M. Williams High School Alumni

Burlington, North Carolina (NC)

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

Angela (Petteway) Horton
Angela (Petteway) Horton
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Diet Technician in active duty - Ellsworth AFB now in the North Carolina Air National Guard and work as a Aerospace Medical Craftsman. Have served three tours in the Middle East. Got back last year from Iraq working at the Balad Hospital. Anticipate at least one more trip over in the next year.
BARRY LAMONT REAVES
BARRY LAMONT REAVES
Class of 1995
Army, 24 Years

Barry is a graduate of the University of Louisville and the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute which is the premiere Department of Defense school in Diversity and Inclusion Equal opportunity and equal employment opportunity training, education, and research
Prior to his role at the BPDA, Reaves served as Assistant Director of Investigations and Training for the City of Boston, and previously managed the Discrimination Complaints Program for the United States Naval Air Systems Command. He has served in various roles for the U.S. Army, including as an Equal Opportunity Advisor.


He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving on Active Duty for 18 years and has a deep background in diverse leadership development, diversity and inclusion programming, analytics, and effectiveness. He is a Certified Diversity Executive (CDE), Executive Certified Diversity Coach (ECDC)
Christopher Neil Rose
Christopher Neil Rose
Class of 2008
Army, 5 Years

Currently active duty serving as an Air Defense Battle Management Systems Operator out of FT Campbell, KY
Courtney Bindi (Jenkins)
Courtney Bindi (Jenkins)
Class of 2009
Army, 5 Years

Served at Fort Eustis VA as a watercraft engineer for the Army's vessels from 2009-2014. Earned the rank Sergeant
Dale Watkins
Dale Watkins
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined in 75 after talking with Greg Hunter while home on leave, he joined the year before. Air Traffic Control till 1980, recruited into Special OPS
David Ross King
David Ross King
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Security Police (4years). B-52 Instructor Gunner for 9 1/2 years. Then finished in AWACS as a Weapons Director. Flew more than 5,000 hours total. Did missions in Northern/Southern Watch. Drug counter-ops in Panama.
David Ward
David Ward
Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Combat Engineer 1371, Served with 8th ESB in Iraq 2003.
doug bennett
doug bennett
Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years

us navy submarine service
gary smathers
gary smathers
Class of 1970
Army, 5 Years

attended language school to speak north vietnamese. transfered into electronic countermeasures and direction finding systems repair. served at the central intelligence gathering facility in the asian theatre. currently retired in a small gulf coast florida town with my doberman.
George R Sutphen
George R Sutphen
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

1St Lieutenant, Vietnam Platoon Infantry Platoon Leader, Exec. Officer and Company Cmdr.
JACKIE DAVIS
JACKIE DAVIS
Class of 1991
Air Force, 25 Years

MSgt
jeffrey s coggins
jeffrey s coggins
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Served as an instructor at Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando Fl, Nuclear Power Training Unit in Idaho Falls Id, and Naval Submarine School in Groton Ct. Made fifteen deterrent patrols on USS Will Rogers (SSBN
659) Retired in 1993 as Master Chief Machinist Mate (Submarines)
John Scoggins
John Scoggins
Class of 1969
Army, 14 Years

05H - Morse Intercept Operator
153BG - Helicopter Pilot, Maintenance Pilot, Instructor Pilot
JOHN T. HIGHTOWER
JOHN T. HIGHTOWER
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

served 21yrs NAVY (communications tech/
teletype equipment operator/hams operator
traveled around the world serveral times
played basketball for us navy teams 3yrs
had a great career.
johnnie holmes
johnnie holmes
Class of 1971
Air Force, 4 Years

I worked in the weapons field loading and checking out the release systems. I was stationed in New Hampshire with the 509 mms also in koprea with the 36 tac fighter squ. I worked on 4f & fb111 aircraft.
Joseph Glen Currie III
Joseph Glen Currie III
Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Served Dec2004-Dec-2009 as a CH-53 Helicopter Mechanic Stationed MCAS New River Jacksonville, NC
Lawrence Watkins
Lawrence Watkins
Class of 1971
Air Force, 24 Years

Began my career as an Air Traffic Controller but after 4 years then cross-trained into Combat Control (CCT), AF Special Tactics for remainder of my service. Still working for the AF.
Michael Torain
Michael Torain
Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years

Gas Turbine Mechanic
Michael Torain
Michael Torain
Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years

Gas Turbine Systems Technician Mechanical
R Wayne Cook
R Wayne Cook
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Vietnam 67-68; Camp Lejeune 68; Kanhoe, HI: 68-69; Camp Smith: 69-70; Charlotte, NC: 80-85; D Co, 8th Tanks, Columbia, SC: 85-93; Camp Lejeune: 93-97; Retired MSgt
R Wayne Cook
R Wayne Cook
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

spent 4 years active, one in Vietnam, 18 years in Reserve ending and retiring at Camp Lejeune, NC in 1997.
Robert Bunney
Robert Bunney
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

Vietnam 1969 to 1972
Door gunner Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross
Army commendation medal W/oakleaf cluster, Air Medal W/V, Air Medal 21 AWD, Aircraft Crewman Badge (wings), Good Conduct Medal
Robert Bunney
Robert Bunney
Class of 1969
Navy, 5 Years

Nuclear submarine USN service
Machinist Mate
Submarine Dolphins Award, Deterrent Patrol Insignia 2 stars
Robert E. Snyder
Robert E. Snyder
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Designated a Naval Aviator in 1977, retired as a Navy Captain after 4000 flight hours, 600 carrier arrested landings and 27 years of service.
Stephen D Caviness
Stephen D Caviness
Class of 1965
Navy, 30 Years

Designated Naval Aviator, 1/71; 4 deployments aboard USS Intrepid/USS Saratoga, '71-/'78; Naval Reserve, '79-'99, retired O-6
Terry L. Carden
Terry L. Carden
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served in Vietnam 1966-1967and received a Purple Heart Medal. Honorably discharged in 1969.
Tom Hemrick
Tom Hemrick
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Ret CMSGT
yoo crisp
yoo crisp
Class of 1984
Army, 4 Years

63b-10 light mechanic

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Walter M. Williams High School Classmates

Melinda Bryant
Class of '81

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