Warren Easton High School Alumni

New Orleans, Louisiana (LA)

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Honored Military Alumni

Anthony Harris
Anthony Harris
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Staff Sergeant, Personnel career field. 1979 to 1999. Stationed at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL; Hessisch Oldendorf AB, Germany; Laughlin AFB, Del Rio, TX; Little Rock AFB, AR; Riyadh Saudi Arabia; Kelly AFB, TX.
B.J.Lawrence III
B.J.Lawrence III
Class of 1965
Marine Corps Reserve, 8 Years

Military Police
BILL R. HAMES
BILL R. HAMES
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

RET.E-6 TSGT. NCOIC OF SUPPLY SYSTEM BRACCH
BRIDGET MORAN-VILLEGAS
BRIDGET MORAN-VILLEGAS
Class of 1996
Navy, 14 Years

I have served in the Navy/Navy Reserves for 14 years. Upon serving in the Navy for 14 years, in 2015 I switched over to the Air Force reserves. Now serving in the US Air Force reserves.
Command Chief Master Sergeant Chalma Lee Sexton, Jr., USAF (Retired)
Command Chief Master Sergeant Chalma Lee Sexton, Jr., USAF (Retired)
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

COMMAND CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT CHALMA LEE SEXTON, JR., USAF (Retired)

Command Chief Master Sergeant Chalma Lee Sexton, Jr., was born on August 9, 1950, in New Orleans LA. He retired on 1 February 1999, following almost 29 years of outstanding military service. His diverse career included service as a Security Forces Manager, Master Instructor and Command Chief Master Sergeant. His tactical leadership of the Air Force Special Emergency Service Flight (AFSESF) and protection of the deposed Shah of Iran, during the 1979 US Embassy hostage crisis, contributed immeasurably to the American captives’ safe repatriation. The Secretary of State, the Air Force Chief of Security Police, and the Director of the US Secret Service personally commended him. Chief Sexton assisted the Headquarters United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s office in preparing for the landmark US Supreme Court case, Albertini versus the United States. He also led the response to more than 100 anti-nuclear protests, resulting in over 1,200 apprehensions. Chief Sexton developed and coordinated protective service plans and actions supporting the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, the President of the Republic of South Korea, the Queen of England, and, the President of the United States. He was commended and cited for actions incident to protecting the President of the United States.

He is the author of, USAF Chief Master Sergeant Former Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, published by The Airmen Memorial Museum.

His military career includes numerous permanent assignments and deployments around the globe. He was promoted to Chief Master Sergeant – the top one percent of the military enlisted force - on November 1, 1987.

Chief Sexton is a graduate of all levels of Air Force Professional Military Education (PME). He is a Distinguished Graduate from the 15th Air Force NCO Leadership School and Class Speaker Award winner. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy – “THE WEST POINT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.” He holds two Masters Degrees in Management and Administration of Justice. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Administration of Justice and three Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Associate Degrees in Police Science, Industrial Security and Instructional Technology.

Chief Sexton was the first Air Force Security Police/ Forces Senior NCO to win the Lance P. Sijan USAF Leadership Award, the Air Force’s highest leadership honor. He was a Strategic Air Command (SAC) Senior NCO of the Year. His numerous awards and decorations include, but are not limited to, the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters (OLCs), the Air Force Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters (OLCs), the Air Force Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC), the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 8 Oak Leaf Clusters (OLCs), the Air Force Recognition Ribbon, the Outstanding Airman of the Year Ribbon, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star Device (BSD), the Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal and the Air Force Small Arms Expert Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star Device (BSD).

Following his military retirement, Chief Sexton worked, for almost ten years, as a Transition Service Officer (TSO), Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

The Chief attended Warren Easton High from 1967 through 1970. He graduated 27th in a class of 299 Warren Easton Eagles.

In March 2012, Chief Sexton was selected for induction into the Warren Easton High School Hall of Fame.

(Current as of March 13, 2012)
Consuelo Duplessis
Consuelo Duplessis
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired in 2008
Edward Hanemann
Edward Hanemann
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Vietnam 1969-70. Rifleman, Fire Team Leader, Ambush Leader-Corporal
Emile Garlepied
Emile Garlepied
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Drafted in 2066
Vietnam 1967 to 1968
Franklin D. Lanzetta
Franklin D. Lanzetta
Class of 1964
Army, 4 Years

1st 16th Infantry, Charlie Company, The Big Red One, Viet Nam 1966-1970
Gerald Hall
Gerald Hall
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Field: Communications - Electronics.
Rank: Sergeant Major
Last Assignment: Battalion Sergeant Major of a Signal Battalion
Retired: 1988
Gerald W Hall
Gerald W Hall
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Sergeant Major - 24 years active duty - 1964 to 1988. Assignments - Two tours to Germany and two tours to Korea plus assignments to Massachusetts, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. Last Assignment - Battalion Sergeant Major of a Signal Corps Battalion.
Helen Petrie
Helen Petrie
Class of 1970
Army, 7 Years

I served in the Army from September 1972 until November 1979. I was trained as a medic and was stationed in Bad Constatt, Germany from March 1973 until September 1975. I returned to the States and was stationed at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington from September 1975 until May 1977. While in Tacoma, I completed advanced training and also received my LPN license. After completing training, I was transferred in May of 1977 to William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas where I served as Assistant Ward Master on an Orthopedic Unit. I left the military in November of 1979 to begin Nursing school, While in the Military, I received the National Defense Service Medal for serving during the Viet Nam era. I also received the Good Conduct medal twice, I left the Military as a Spec 6 (Staff Sargent). I loved my Military Service and enjoyed my tours and the opportunities to travel and see places I dreamed about. I Fly my American Flag proudly and with honor and respect for all those who have served,fallen and those who are serving now to protect the freedom we have. Gold Bless America.
James K. "Jim" Conley
James K. "Jim" Conley
Class of 1962
Army, 20+ Years

Jim Conley of the class of 1962 retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army in 2004 with 35 years of active and reserve service.
He began his career in 1962 with the Air Force and was a Russian linguist in Air Force Security Service. He served in Japan during the early days of the Vietnam War as an intercept operator targeting Soviet activities in the Far East. In that role, he directly supported the National Security Agency (NSA) and the CIA.
He was honorably discharged in 1967.
After earning his bachelor's degree from the U of Texas (1970), then a Master of Science from Abilene Christian University (1975), he joined the US Army Reserve in 1975, and earned his commission as a 2nd LT from Officer Candidate School in 1977.
In the subsequent 27 years, he did combat tours in Panama (1990) as a captain attached to the 7th Special Forces Group, and then in 1991 as a special operations captain/operations officer attached to 1st Infantry Division in Iraq, and then post combat as a Kurdish refugee camp assistant ops officer in northern Iraq.
Othe tours of active duty included two stints at Guantanamo, Cuba in the 1990s; military planning for Bosnia in Naples, Italy and Bad Kreuznach, Germany; and several assignments with German Territorial Forces; and then in 1997 to Ghana, Africa as part of a 30-man team teaching the role of the military in a democracy to Ghana's parliament and general staff.
His awards included the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Cluster and others. He received the Coast Guard Special Operations ribbon for Guantanamo operations while he was an Army major in 1995.
He was an expert marksman in rifles and pistols and was a member of a command rifle competition team.
He was a graduate of the JFK Special Warfare School at Fort Bragg, NC, and the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS; as well as Russian Language School; Air Force Intelligence School; and German Language training.
In retirement, he actively retains membership in the Special Forces Association; the American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled Veterans; and the USO.
Jules Reimonenq
Jules Reimonenq
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

Superintendent Aircraft Maintenance Division
Jules Reimonenq
Jules Reimonenq
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

Joined Air Force in 1985 to current. I was first assigned to Barksdale AFB in Bossier City LA until May 1998. May 98 I was staioned to SHAPE located in MONS Belgium. until I returned to Louisiana in May of 2000 until present.
Kendrick Nelson
Kendrick Nelson
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

Served as a petroleum supply specalist for 20 years and retired as a Sergeant First Class. Currently living in Virginia working as a contractor with the military on Fort Lee.
Kenneth E. Le Blanc
Kenneth E. Le Blanc
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

U.S. Army Infantry 1970-1972
Larissa Austin-Gaines
Larissa Austin-Gaines
Class of 1988
Army, 8 Years

Gulf war veteran
Lawrence Gronow
Lawrence Gronow
Class of 1953
Army, 3 Years

Russian Linguist, Army Security Agency
Michael Sanders
Michael Sanders
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

21 years in the Army with duty stations in Colorado, two tours in Germany, Virginia, Pentagon in Washington DC, Korea, Hawaii, and two tours at Ft. Huachuca in Arizona. Retired in 2004 as a SFC/E-7.

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