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

Aaron Copeland
Aaron Copeland
Class of 1988
Army, 8 Years

13B, 13E, 11M
Desert Storm
Adam Hultquist
Adam Hultquist
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Currently Serving
Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor
Class of 2007
Air Force, 1 Years

Ben is stationed at Dover AFB, De.
Benjamin A. Reed
Benjamin A. Reed
Class of 2000
National Guard, 14 Years

14+ years in the Illinois Air National Guard as a Civil Engineer.
Brian Sparks
Brian Sparks
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

U.S. Navy Submarine Service
Dale Riggins
Dale Riggins
Class of 1967
Navy, 8 Years

Served as Aircrew Survival Technician in land and carrier based squadrons.
DAVID A. BANNAN
DAVID A. BANNAN
Class of 1980
Army, 4 Years

64 CHARLIE
Dawn Shiels
Dawn Shiels
Class of 1980
Army, 4 Years

Intelligence Analyst and Linguist
Don Brown
Don Brown
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Administration was my field.
Douglas E. Parker Jr.
Douglas E. Parker Jr.
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

Graduated 1980, Joined Army in 1994, served 3 tours OIF. Still active.
Douglas W. Helms
Douglas W. Helms
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Retired as a Utility Operations and Maintenance Warrant Officer. Served as Superintendent of Training for a year long Prime Power Generation school. Course developer, Detachment Commander, Prime Power Electrician, Vertical Construction Section Leader and Brigade Construction Officer. Stationed At Ft Sill, OK, Alaska, Ft Campbell, Ky, Ft Bragg, NC, Korea, Somalia, Croatia, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Cuba.
ERIN WILKES (BRUCE)
ERIN WILKES (BRUCE)
Class of 2004
Army, 2 Years

MILITARY POLICE, SERVED IN S. KOREA FOR 12 MONTHES. E/R FORT CAMPBELL, KY TO BE DEPLOYED IN LATE 2008 TO IRAQ.
GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, ARMY ACHIEVEMENT MEDIAL, AAM, ECT.
Gary D, Ogborn
Gary D, Ogborn
Class of 1969
Army, 2 Years

Drafted during Vietnam War, served in South Korea as a medic.
James C. Nixon
James C. Nixon
Class of 1988
Navy, 20+ Years

Submarine Tacticle Missions in Middle Eastern Countries. Retire Aug 08.
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith
Class of 1980
Air Force, 9 Years

Served in Turkey, Arizona, Korea and South Dakota. Loved the travel and many friends I made during my tours. Best time of my life. Glad to have served my country.
Jeff Taylor
Jeff Taylor
Class of 1979
Air Force, 9 Years

Served in TX, Korea, NC, & FL. Best thing I ever did (until I got married I suppose)!
John Lowe
John Lowe
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served in MS, South Korea, Cuba, Germany and Saudi Arabia
John Schmitt
John Schmitt
Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Viet Nam
Artillery
Jon Blanchard
Jon Blanchard
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

World wide travel. Loved it!!
Keith Hosking
Keith Hosking
Class of 1988
Army, 8 Years

11B/11M IRAQ WAR, DESERT STORM,

Classmates Spotlight

Washington Community High School Classmates

Richena Bloodworth
Class of '91

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