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
Christopher Castle
Christopher Castle
Class of 1984
Navy, 6 Years

Navy Corpsmen
Dale Riggins
Dale Riggins
Class of 1967
Navy, 8 Years

Served as Aircrew Survival Technician in land and carrier based squadrons.
Dave Vaughn
Dave Vaughn
Class of 1982
Navy, 8 Years

Best job of my life working on a Flight Deck of any kind! ABH yellow shirts all the way!
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,
Larry J Wilson
Larry J Wilson
Class of 1961
Air Force, 9 Years

Stationd in Las Vegas, Nevada; Chiayi, Taiwan; Grand Forks, North Dakota; and Udorn,Tailand.
Larry J Wilson
Larry J Wilson
Class of 1961
Air Force, 9 Years

Served in Nevada, Taiwan, North Dakota & Thailand.
Larry Wilson, Jr
Larry Wilson, Jr
Class of 1992
Navy, 12 Years

Served 4 years in the Air Force from 1992-1996 stationed at Nellis AFB, NV. Then in the Navy from 2003 to present, served on various ships out of the Norfolk, VA area and currently stationed in Naples, Italy.
Laura Bramlett
Laura Bramlett
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

Human Resource Sergeant (administrative specialist)
Laura Bramlett (Barnhart)
Laura Bramlett (Barnhart)
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

I joined the Army as an Administrative Specialist and now I RETIRED as an Executive Administrative Specialist and Postal Clerk. I was a Staff Sergeant when I RETIRED on 31 Oct 2010. I am proud of my accomplishments and my service to ou Country.
Matt Hawley
Matt Hawley
Class of 1993
Navy, 4 Years

Aircraft Rescue and selvage
Mike Rodcay
Mike Rodcay
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

Joined in 1984 and have served ever since. Currently assigned to Ft Lewis, Washington.
Mike Wireman
Mike Wireman
Class of 1982
Air Force, 20+ Years

940 flight hours as a flying maintenance crew chief on KC-135 Aerial refueling tanker aircraft from 1984-2005. Stationed at Beale AFB, Marysville CA. and McConnell AFB, Wichita Ks. Particapated in Operations Just Cause, Desert Shield/Storm, Northern/Southern Watch, Deny Flight, Allied Force, Noble Eagle/Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom. Deployed to RAFB Mildenhall, England; Kadena Air Base, Okinawa Japan; Eielson AFB Fairbanks Alaska; Incirlik Air Base Turkey; Prince Sultan and Riyadh Airbases Saudi Arabia; Joint NATO Base Mont De Marsan France; Rhein Main Air Base, Frankfurt Germany; Moron Air Base Spain; Aviano Air Base, Italy and Bahrain in the United Arab Emerits. It was an absolute honor to serve in our military. Retirement after 21 years of service was bittersweet, but well worth the sacrifice and effort. Seeing first hand how bad things can be in other countries has given me a greater appreciation of how good things are in our country. Even in these uncertain, times we are all very blessed and very lucky to be living in the United States of America.
Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith
Class of 2008
Air Force, 6 Years

Security Forces
Rich Broyles
Rich Broyles
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

C-130 Flight Engineer...Chief aircrew member
Rickard Zehr
Rickard Zehr
Class of 1971
Army, 20 Years

15 years overseas. 9 years Special Operations Command Europe Signal Detachment.
Robert D. Clift
Robert D. Clift
Class of 1990
Army, 8 Years

4 years Army Air Assault Badge. Stationed in Germany & Ft. Campbell, KY.
4 years Ohio National Guard
Robert Mueller
Robert Mueller
Class of 1979
Army, 9 Years

Field Artillery and armor.
Scott Knight
Scott Knight
Class of 1981
Army, 13 Years

Spent 13 years in the Army Medical Corps. Spent time in Texas, Hawaii, and (briefly) South Korea
Shane Barton
Shane Barton
Class of 1989
Army, 3 Years

Served as a paratrooper, airborne infantry with the 82nd Airborne Division, Ft Bragg, NC
Shane Lafferty
Shane Lafferty
Class of 1990
Army, 2 Years

Operation Desert Storm. 24th Mechanized Infantry Division. After I was stationed at 25th Infantry division Schofield Barracks Hawaii.
Stephen Peak
Stephen Peak
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired, Security Forces
Thomas R Weaver
Thomas R Weaver
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Vietnam, military police

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Class of '95

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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!