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

Benjamin Stephenson
Benjamin Stephenson
Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years

1964 - 1968 Naval Security Group in Florida, Germany, Morocco, and Spain.
Bobby L. Newsome
Bobby L. Newsome
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years

My career was spent over some 20 plus years in the Navy as a aircraft engine mechanic. Having worked and flown on both fixed wing and rotory wing aircraft. I left the little town of well as a 17 year old kid, ending up in Cuba, North and south atlantic, South America, the Pacfic the Jungle and ice world ond the north pole. I have flown looking for Russian Subs and sevice ship. i have been shot at and missed. I have seen good friends come and go but tey will always be good friends. I have lost so many but during the time that i have servered and still have so my miore friends that are like family to us even to this very day. I loved it all both good and bad times. foe this makes you a better man. I retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer and love it all.
Chester Wayne Gilliland
Chester Wayne Gilliland
Class of 1969
National Guard, 10 Years

U.S. Army Ranger
Chester Wayne Gilliland
Chester Wayne Gilliland
Class of 1969
Army, 10 Years

U.S. Army Ranger
Chester [Doc] Gilliland
Chester [Doc] Gilliland
Class of 1969
Army, 10 Years

I won"t boor you with my military time, it is"nt worth. Lets just say that Vietnam was"nt any fun at all, lost some really close friends over there, and I always see them at 19 or 20 years old. Dreams are very real when you have one about combat!
Kenneth Butcher
Kenneth Butcher
Class of 1978
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Servied for 20 years.
Peter Seidel
Peter Seidel
Class of 1987
Air Force, 19 Years

Still pokin' along after 19 years!
WILLIAM (BUTCH) MOUNT
WILLIAM (BUTCH) MOUNT
Class of 1961
Navy, 6 Years

SMAL BOATS RIVER RAT

Classmates Spotlight

Wellston High School Classmates

Nikki Wheeler
Class of '63

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School News

CONNIE KELLY JUSTICE HOSKINS

MARRIED TO TED HOSKINS ALSO A WELLSTON HIGH SCHOOL GRATUATE. LIVES IN CAMDEN, TN
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Our Wellston 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 Wellston High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Wellston are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!