Waynesville High School Alumni

Waynesville, Missouri (MO)

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

M/Sgt. Jeffrey England
M/Sgt. Jeffrey England
Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years

Currently serving second tour in Iraq
Allen Guyton
Allen Guyton
Class of 1987
Army, 8 Years

Army Infantry
Betty Jones
Betty Jones
Class of 1985
Army, 16 Years

Served 13 years Active Army, currently serving as full time Army National Guard. Served in Germany, Korea and 1 tour in Iraq among multiple stateside assignments.
Bob Keeney
Bob Keeney
Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired LtCol. Pilot, Instructor pilot, Evaluator pilot, MNANG Services Squadron Commander. AC flown:(T-37,T-38,B-52,727,DC-10,747-400).
Cedric Stennis
Cedric Stennis
Class of 2001
Army, 5 Years

31B (Military Police) turned 89B (Ammunition Specialist) and still truckin'!!!!
Clarence Churn
Clarence Churn
Class of 1984
Marine Corps, 17 Years

Served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps
4 years in the US Army
9 years US Army Reserves
1 tour Desert Storm
Dan Stamets
Dan Stamets
Class of 1991
Navy, 4 Years

Radioman (Communicatios) Served on board the USS San Bernardino (LST 1189) Operation Desert Watch, Samolia, Team Spirit 93 along with others.
Daniel L Neese
Daniel L Neese
Class of 1971
Air Force, 6 Years

served as security Policeman assigned to A Belgian Air Fore Base.
Daniel Meyer
Daniel Meyer
Class of 1981
Army, 10 Years

SSG., Chemical Corp., 1/84th Chem Co Ft Bliss,Tx., 1/201st Avn Bn Camp Humphreys, Korea, CAB 1st CAV Ft Hood, TX, 68th Chemical Co. 1st CAV Ft Hood, Tx.,
Desert Shield/Desert Storm 10/14/90-6/11/91
dewey smith
dewey smith
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

macv 1969-1970
Donna
Donna
Class of 1979
Air Force, 16 Years

Morse Code Operator
Maintenance Systems Analyst
Donna Holsey Bartell
Donna Holsey Bartell
Class of 1979
Air Force, 16 Years

Retired under early retirement program due to military downsizing and letting people with at least 15 years to retire with full benefits and pension. So glad I served and it was "a great way of life"
Doug Moore
Doug Moore
Class of 1963
Air Force, 6 Years

SSGT, Air Police and 1 tour of Viet Nam (1965-66) 4 years. Instrument Technician on F105's 2 years.
Dusty Edmonds
Dusty Edmonds
Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Operation Iraqi Freedom I
Operation Iraqi Freedom II
0341/ Mortarman
0311/ Infantry
Earl R. McLearen
Earl R. McLearen
Class of 1973
Coast Guard, 6 Years

Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class
Search and Rescue Aircrew man
Flight Engineer
Elizabeth Gaut-Irizarry
Elizabeth Gaut-Irizarry
Class of 1990
Army, 19 Years

SFC Irizarry is serving with the White House Communications Agency in Washington, DC. Previous assignments include the XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, NC and the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Mons, Belgium. SFC Irizarry has earned her Associate of Arts in Education from University of Maryland University College, earned a Bachelor’s in Science in Information Management Systems from National Louis University, and will graduate from Troy University with her Masters Degree in Public Administration in the Spring of 2010. She is currently married and has 1 daughter.
Gary Fredette
Gary Fredette
Class of 1980
Coast Guard, 6 Years

Served from July 1980 - October 1986. In Puerto Rico, Alaska, Oregon.
gary nichols
gary nichols
Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years

combat eng.
GORDON LAROY FORREST
GORDON LAROY FORREST
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Petty officer 1st class, NTC


Petty Officer 1st Class, NTC Great Lakes, Il
NTC Orlando, Fl. U.S.S. BLANDY (DD 943),
Fleet Training Center, Norfolk, VA. BRCOMSYSTO, Orlando, Fl. USS NIMITZ(CVN 68) NRMC PTSVA, NAV STA Norfolk, VA. BRCOMSYSTO NABLCREEK, VA. USS NIMITZ, NTTC MERIDIAN, MS. FTC MAY PORT, FL. COMSYSTO, GITMO BAY, CUBA
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Herman L. Hutton Jr
Herman L. Hutton Jr
Class of 1975
Air Force, 4 Years

1 ACOMM
Offutt Air Force Base
SAC Headquarters
AUTOSECVOCOMM
James Richards
James Richards
Class of 1990
Army, 17 Years

USAF from 90-94 Served in Desert Storm
Missouri Army National Guard OIF 2003-2004
Missouri Army National Guard OIF 2007-2008
Jessie S davis
Jessie S davis
Class of 1990
Army, 20+ Years

1SG Signal Corp
Jessie S Davis
Jessie S Davis
Class of 1990
Army, 20+ Years

1SG Signal Corp
Jessie Sean Davis
Jessie Sean Davis
Class of 1990
Army, 19 Years

Careerist
Jessie Sean Davis
Jessie Sean Davis
Class of 1990
Army, 17 Years

SFC Serving with the 102nd Signal Battalion, Weisbaden Germany. Served in Iraq Desert Storm / Desert Shield/OIF
Jessie Sean Davis
Jessie Sean Davis
Class of 1990
Army, 18 Years

SFC, Married 3 girls, 2 boys. Presently assigned to Wiesbaden Germany. Working in Signal Branch (Communications).
Jim Melton
Jim Melton
Class of 1990
Army, 5 Years

Military Intelligence Officer (Captain). Korea (5/17 Cav, 2ID); IFOR (1996 - 1BDE, 1AD); SFOR 1&2 (1997 - 1ID & 1AD).
Jim Skinner
Jim Skinner
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

82nd Airborne Division
307th EN BN (ABN)
504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Jody Welch
Jody Welch
Class of 1989
Air Force, 4 Years

Transportation Logistics/Operations. Served in Desert Storm/Calm supporting a C130 Unit in Transportation. Stationed at Little Rock AFB in Jacksonville, AR.
John Duerr
John Duerr
Class of 1989
Army, 18 Years

SFC Duerr now in Salina,KS as Instructor for mosq and Bncoc.
john karcher
john karcher
Class of 1998
Army, 5 Years

Army CPT currently on second tour to IRaq
Leonard K. Pearson
Leonard K. Pearson
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Currently serving his second tour in Irag. He is a warrant officer and helicopter pilot. Home base is Ft. Riley, Kansas.
Marvin (Gene) Nelson
Marvin (Gene) Nelson
Class of 1965
Army, 8 Years

I was first in the USMC and after 4 years went into the Army to fly. I was a helicopter pilot during my third tour in RVN. Spent 8 total years working for Uncle Sam.
Marvin Nelson
Marvin Nelson
Class of 1965
Army, 8 Years

Combat Helicopter Pilot
MSG Shane Fortner
MSG Shane Fortner
Class of 1989
Army, 19 Years

U.S. SPECIAL FORCES (GREEN BERET) 5th GRP
FT CAMPBELL KY
Randy M. Garcia
Randy M. Garcia
Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years

Served from 1 July 75 to 1 Aug.95. Retired as a CW3 Maintenance Tech.(915E) at Ft. Riley, Ks.
Robert (Bobby) Brooks
Robert (Bobby) Brooks
Class of 1989
Air Force, 8 Years

Spent time in Desert Storm, Somolia, Bosnia, Honduras, and many Hurricane Relief Efforts
Robert A. Kattich II
Robert A. Kattich II
Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years

I Joined the Navy in 1987 and got out in 1991. Joined the Army in 1997 and I am still currently serving. I have been to too many places to name, haha
Robert Jordan
Robert Jordan
Class of 1963
Air Force, 8 Years

Fire Dept. and Air Rescue
U.S.Air Force- October 1963 to June 1971
Missouri Air Guard- January 1976 to January 1979
Robert L. Weigler, Jr.
Robert L. Weigler, Jr.
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Major, Ret., Field Artillery & Army Aviation, Helicopter Pilot. Served in Korea, USA, Germany & Panama.

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Class of '79

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