Watauga High School Alumni

Boone, 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

Calvin Walter Cole
Calvin Walter Cole
Class of 1972
Navy, 6 Years

Boot camp in Orlando, Florida in the summer of 1972 AG A & C school in Lakehurst, NJ. Stationed NWSED Midway Island 1973. Reassigned USS America in 1974.
Transferred to USNR in 1976, honorable discharge 1in 1978.
Calvin Walter Cole
Calvin Walter Cole
Class of 1972
Navy, 6 Years

Boot camp in Orlando, Florida in the summer of 1972 AG A & C school in Lakehurst, NJ. Stationed NWSED Midway Island 1973. Reassigned USS America in 1974.
Transferred to USNR in 1976, honorable discharge 1in 1978.
David Bowman
David Bowman
Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Aircraft Recovery and Runway lighting.
James Lee Taylor
James Lee Taylor
Class of 1975
Coast Guard, 8 Years

US Coast Guard October, 1976 - October, 1984. Worked as Small Boat Coxswain for Search and Rescue in Cape Charles, VA, Monterey, CA and St. Inigoes, MD
James Vaughn Brown
James Vaughn Brown
Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in Texas, Colorado and Virginia
Jody R. Page
Jody R. Page
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

Security Forces, Defensor Fortis
John Brown
John Brown
Class of 1974
Army, 4 Years

Served 4.5 years in the Military Intelligence branch of the US Army. Spent 1 year in Mass, 5 months in California and 3 years in Germany.
John Thompson Brown
John Thompson Brown
Class of 1974
Army, 5 Years

Served in New Jersey, Massachusettes, California and West Germany.
Joseph E Maples, Jr
Joseph E Maples, Jr
Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years

Served on active duty in the USN after graduation. Served 2 tours in Vietnam (72-73 and 75). Spent the rest of military career in the NC National Guard and US Army Reserve. Decorated for service during Desert Shield/Storm in 1990-91. Retired in 1996.
Kenneth Trivette
Kenneth Trivette
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

30 years of service recipient of purple heart for wounds received in combat. 5 meritorious service medals, 5 commendation medals, 3 achievement medals, numerous campaign medals. Vietnam, Kuwait liberation, and gulf war veteran. Retired Chief Master Sergeant. Proud to have served this great nation and very proud of those continuing to serve.Keep up the great work!
Mike Lyons
Mike Lyons
Class of 1974
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Served 4 years in Air Force, and 28 years Coast Guard/Coast Guard Reserve. Achieved the grade of Chief Petty Officer.
Richard Davis
Richard Davis
Class of 1968
Army, 4 Years

I left Watauga half way into my senior year. We moved to Avery county. I started ASU but enlisted in USASA and was in MI for 3 years and 4 months. I was in Sinope Turkey and Vint Hill Farm Station outside of Washington DC
Rick Cornejo
Rick Cornejo
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy Counselor
Scott Harrell
Scott Harrell
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Entered Air Force in Apr 1981
Whiteman AFB, MO/1982-1983
Myrtle Beach AFB, SC/1983-1987
Nellis AFB, NV/1987-1989
North Carolina Air National Guard/1989-....
Charlotte ANGB, NC
Deployed in support Operation Enduring Freedom
Personnel Superintendent
Steven Snipes
Steven Snipes
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired June 2008. Command Pilot. Achieved the rank of Colonel.
tim hayes
tim hayes
Class of 1979
Army, 13 Years

Sergeant First Class Platoon SGT with 3RD BN 75th Ranger Regiment

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Watauga High School Classmates

James Cook
Class of '85

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