east nashville high veterans 1950-59
EAST NASHVILLE HIGH VETERANS 1950's
 
NAME GRAD YR BRANCH TIME WAR STATUS MISC
Robert W. Ellison  50 Navy     D  
Dr. Newton Griffin  50 Air Force     D He briefly served as a Flight Surgeon and General Medical Officer as a Captain
Charles Haden  50 Army Army Reserve 1955-1957     1957-1963   1 Army Signal Corps stationed at Ft. Knox, Kentucky
William Kemp  50 Air Force   Korea D  
George Logan  50 Army 1951-1053 Korea D  
Dr. William Wade Manning  50 Navy     D Served on USS Bushnell
Richard E. Maxwell  50 Air Force 1956-1982 Vietnam D Navigator, Army Reserve 7 years. Voluntarily flew 5 missions to Vietnam 1962-1968. Flew 18 different aircraft, totaling 4762 flying hours. Retired as Lieutenant Colonel
Rockne Porter  50 Army Army Reserve 1954-1955   D Served two years of active duty with the United States Army. This included tours in Korea and Japan. Following active duty there was an additional eighteen years of service in the Army reserves. Full retirement status and the rank of major were achieved.
Harold Rainey  50 Army National Guard     D Served 30 years
Garnett Rather  50 Army   Korea D Served 2 years
T. R. Smith  50 Army     D  
James Houston Tyree  50 Air Force     D Stationed in Germany. He received the National Defense Service medal, Good Conduct medal and the Occupation medal-Germany
Edgar Wright  50 Army     D  
Billy L. Akin  51 Navy 1955-1957   1 USS Calvert
James Byron Blevins  51 Army     D  
Bill J. Cook  51 Air Force     D Intelligence/Communications
James Warner Derryberry  51 Army   Korea D He repaired machine guns on Military planes
Donald Duke  51 Air Force     D Retired as a Major
Craig Fox  51 Army 1954-1956 Korea D I served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Korea in 1954 to 1956 as a armor tank commander on the 38th parallel
John Fulcher  51 Marines   Korea D  
Bobby Martin  51 Army   Korea 1  
Hildred McDole  51 Marines     D  
Billy Merryman  51 Navy   Korea D Served on the USS Piedmont
James Dennison Smith  51 Air Force     D Assignments including tours to Japan, Germany, Ethiopia (Eritrea) and Iran plus many within the USA.
William Strickland  51 Navy 1952-1992 Korea 1 Served 2 years active during Korean war in the Navy serving aboard the USS LST 1071. I then served 25 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve Chaplain Corps and retired as a captain in 1992
Thomas Wash  51 Navy 1950-1953 Korea D  
Joe Youree  51 Air Guard     D He served in the 134th Fighter Group at McGheeTyson Air Guard Base. Joe proudly served his country for 46 years retiring from the 118th Tactical Airlift Wing of the Air National Guard as an Intelligence Officer
Donald Joe Brady  52 Air Force 1953-1956   D Stationed in Anchorage Alaska
Wilbur Harrison Cate, Jr.  52 Army     D ROTC/Army/Army Reserve Captain/Army 69th Signal Battalion/6 years in Army Reserve
Bernard Taylor England  52 Army     D  
Jack Debow Garner  52 Army     D  
Thomas Gossage  52 Air Force     D Stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, attaining the rank of Captain
William Jones  52 Army National Guard   Korea D Retired as a Major General.
Thomas Edward Piper  52 Air Force   Korea D Served 24 years
Irvin "Rip" Ryman  52 Navy 1952-1954 Korea D Hospital Corpsman
Bernard "Gabby" Street  52 Army     D Served 13 years on active duty and in the reserve
Carl "Buddy" Warren  52 Navy 1952-1954 Korea D  
Paul Willard Allen  53 Marines 1952-1972 Korea-Vietnam D Quit school to join the Marines. Served on President Eisenhower's security detail
Ralph D. Bobbitt  53 Air Force Army National Guard Army Reserve 1954-1958    1958-1992                                                     1992-1994   1 Airman 1st Class. Air Training Command, 4th Fighter/Bomber Wing, 39th Air Division, 5th Airforce, Tactical Air Command 14th Air Force. Served in Army National Guard 1958-1992 30th Quarter Master, 30th Armored Division and 194 Engineering Regiment. Served in US Army Reserve 1992-1994. Retired as Master Sgt. Ribbons and Medals: USAF, National Defense Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, Armed Forces Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Instructor Wings, Air Training Command. Ribbons and Medals: Army National Guard, National Service Ribbon with Star, Service Ribbon, Good Conduct, Individual Achievement, Volunteer, Armed Force Service Ribbon with 3 clusters. Commendation Ribbon with 3 clusters, Armed Force Ready Reserve Medal with 10 years., NCO Professional Ribbon and Medal. 2 Distinguished Unit Citations.
Frank Crouch Bradford, Jr.  53 Army   Korea D  
Robert Bryant  53 Army     D  
Billy Bushulen  53 Army     D His military career with the US Army spanned decades, marked by discipline, leadership, and sacrifice. As a Chief Warrant Officer Three, he guided and mentored soldiers, leaving an enduring legacy of honor and camaraderie
Jackie Dean Derryberry  53 Army     D  
Daniel Edward  Harper  53 Air National Guard     D  
Jesse Jones  53 Air Force 1956-1958   1  
James Earl Lindsey  53 Army   Vietnam D  
Jimmy Wayne Martin  53 Navy 1955-1959   I Served aboard the USS Los Angeles CA 135. My rank was storekeeper 2nd class. (SK2)
Charles Nipper  53 Army     D  
Richard Dale Tyree  53 Air Force 1953-1973 Vietnam 1 Lt. Colonel
Alfred Akin  54 Air National Guard     D  
Joe Armstrong  54 Army   Korea D  
Maxon Boling  54 Army   Korea D Korean Linquist and Decoder
Earl Campbell  54 Navy 1955-1957     Served on battleship USS Iowa BB61 as a printer.
Charles David Civils  54 Air Force Reserves     D  
Howard Frederick (Freddie) Ford, Sr.  54 Army 1954-1999 Operation Desert Storm 1 Army National Guard 1954-1999, Retired as an O-6 "Bird" Colonel
Lynwood Dale Golden  54 Air Force   Vietnam 1 Served 29 years
Robert F. Hall  54 Navy 1954-1959 Korea D  
Buford Marion Hill, Sr.  54 Air Force     D  
William Lewis Jeffcoat  54 Army 1953-1956   D 82nd Airborne
Rudy Lindsey  54       1  
John Lyle  54 Marines 1954-1962   1 National Defense Medal
Jerry Merryman  54 Army     D Served in the Quartermaster Corps, Artillery Corps, and Judge Advocate Generals Corps
Roy Mitchell  54 Air Force     1  
Herman "Moe) Moore  54 Marine Air National Guard     D  
Tucker Moore  54 Navy     D  
Phil   Ragsdale  54 Army 1957-1988 Vietnam D Retired after 31 years of service. February 1988 as Sergeant Major with Date of Rank June 1974. Awards: Legion of Merit, with 1st Oak leaf Cluster (2 Awards); Bronze Star with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters (3 Awards); Meritorious Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters (4 Awards); Good Conduct Medal (10 Awards); Vietnamese Honor Medal 2nd Class; Department of the Army General Staff Identification Badge. Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (2); Overseas Service Bars (2); National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal. Served in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division 28 February 1969-25 February 1970
Fred Russell Terry  54 Air Force Air National Guard 1953-1993 Vietnam and Desert Storm 1 Retired as Chief Master Sergeant with 40 years service. Chief Flight Engineer At 118TAW TNANG with 12941.8 flight hours, and 38.5 combat flight hours. Medals Received:  Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with 1 device, Air Reserves Forces Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, RVN Gallantry Cross with Palm Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Tennessee Highest Distinguished Service Medal
Earl Watson  54 Air Force     D  
Jerry West  54 Naval Reserve 1958-1989   1 Active duty- USS Monticello LSD35 1958-1960 participated in "Operation HARDTACK" we were involved in 34 of the 35 Atomic Test from April to August 1958 at Bikini and Wnewetak Islands. One test was the largest test ever conducted by United States. I was a BM3. Rejoined the Reserve in 1960 and advancing up the ranks and selected for the Warrant Officer program 1968. Navy retired on 1 November 1989 as Warrant Boatswain 4. I was the senior Warrant in the Navy at the time. (2)Navy Achievement Medal- (3)Navy Reserve Meritorious Medals-(3) National Defense Medals-(3) Navy Armed Forces Medal-Navy

Expert Pistol Medal-Navy Expert Rife Medal also awarded Navy "E"Ribbon, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, Naval Reserve Sea Service Ribbon, and Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

Ollie Ray Winfrey  54 Marines 1955-1956   D  
Roger Batson  55 Marines     D Served 3 years
Ed Boguskie  55 Air National Guard 1954-1963   1  
Fred Leroy Brown  55 Air Force     D Served 3 years
George Bushulen  55 Air Force     1 Rejoined the Reserve in 1960 and advancing up the ranks and selected for the Warrant Officer program 1968. Navy retired on 1 November 1989 as Warrant Boatswain 4. I was the senior Warrant in the Navy at the time.
Kenneth Carver  55 Marines     D Corporatl.
Nick Gatlin, Jr.  55 Army 1959-1962   1 1st Lieutenant
William J. (Billy) Gregg  55 Air National Guard     1  
Jerry Hooper  55 Navy 1955-1958   1 E-5, Submarine Service, USS Sea Leopard, Electrician 2nd class, 1955-1958 Cold War
Billy Knight  55 Air National Guard     1  
Jerry Cole Lashlee  55 Navy     1  
Dick Murphy  55 Air Force     D  
Richard Nokes  55 Navy     1  
Jack Orrand  55 Army     D  
Harold Pickel  55 Army     D  
Robert Pistole  55 Army 1959-1963   D Began his military career as a cadet in the ROTC, earning the rank of Lt. Colonel. He was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army and after attending officer training and Ranger School at Ft. Benning, GA, was stationed in Butzbach, Mannheim and Frankfurt, Germany
John Thomas Price  55 Marines     D  
Robert "Bobby" Preston Russell  55 Navy     D Served 4 years
Bobbie Fred Smith  55 Navy     I Served three years ,was E4 third class corpsman , serviced with the marines station on an army base
John Watkins  55 Army 1957-1963   1 E 4, Btry B 1st Msl BN 60th Artillery and Guided Missile School. Marksman Badge
Richard Hugh Womack  55 Air National Guard     1  
Donald Blackwell  56 Army Naval Reserve     D Served 2 years in Germany
Mel  Brown  56 Marines 1956-1958   1  
Sam Compton  56 Army 1961-1963   1 Served on the East German Border in a Radar Team. Almost captured twice and recieved rifle fire twice.
William Lyn Drennon  56 Navy     E  
Bobby Dean Halliburton  56 Army/Air Force 1957-1997   D He was a career military man having served 40 years. He began as a member of the US Army and later transferred over to the Air Force where he attained the rank of Master Sergeant by the time of his retirement
Gordon Lee Hawkins, Sr.  56 Navy 1954-1962   D  
Paul High  56 Air National Guard     D  
James Eldon Horner  56 Army     D  
Wilson McKee  56 Army 1956-1959   1 Field Artillery
Tom McPherson  56 Army     1  
John Oliver  56 Army 1963-1967 Vietnam 1 Airborne/Ranger. Graduated from US Military Academy at West Point
Jimmy Patterson  56 Marines     D Served 4 years
Robert R. Payne  56 Air National Guard 1955-1964   1 Camera Repairman, A/C Loadmaster
Larry Lee Savage  56 Air Force 1957-1951   D  
William (Billy) Smith  56 Army     1 Served in the Quartermaster Corps, Artillery Corps, and Judge Advocate Generals Corps
Ronnie Warde  56 Navy     D  
Joe Birdwell  57 Naval Reserve 1956-1966   1 He served in the Naval reserve for 10 years with 2 years active duty aboard the USS Lorain County LST 1177. My home port was Norfolk Va. Naval Reserve 1956- 1966. On active duty 1958-1960.
Thomas Warren Boguskie  57 Air National Guard 1957-1965   1  
James Brown  57 Navy 1957-1960   1 Submarine Service, USS Trsk SS-423
Joe Burns  57 Navy 1958-1962   D USS Francis M Robinson, EDE 220, Radar man
Desmond Carter  57 Air National Guard 1957-1963   1 3 years in TNAir National Guard and 3 years in Air Force Reserve
Dan DeBow  57 Army 1962-1967   D 4 Years in Germany. 6 years in the Army Headquarters 7th Engineer Brigade. Sharpshooter Medal
Daniel Joe Greer  57 Air Force and Tennessee Air National Guard 1957-1963   D Joe retired from the Army Reserves after 20 cumulative years of service to his country.
Joe Allen Hubbell  57 Army     D During his Army service Joe Allen played baseball all over Europe where he was named MVP. In recognition of his MVP status, he was a guest of the New York Yankees at the 1961 World Series, following this he was drafted out of the Army by the New York Yankees
Homer Irvin  57 Air National Guard 1956-1995   D Chief Master Sergeant. He attended USAF Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas and was assigned to the 105th Air Police Flight. He established an On-the-job Training Program for the Flight and was promoted to Master Sergeant and appointed NCOIC of the Security Police Flight. In 1975 he was selected as the Base Outstanding Airman of the Year. In 1978, Homer was appointed First Sergeant for the 118th Combat Support Squadron. In 1980 he developed and established a Base First Sergeant's Council and served as its Chairman from 1981 to 1988. He was named the first Senior Enlisted Advisor for the 118th Tactical Airlift Wing in 1981 and held that position until 1984. In 1983 he was appointed as First Sergeant for the 118th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and promoted to Senior Master Sergeant. He deployed to Belgium to function as the First Sergeant for the Air National Guard's Airlift Exercise. In 1988 he was appointed Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commander of the Tennessee Air National Guard and promoted to Chief Master Sergeant. He was assigned to Headquarters Tennessee ANG as advisor for enlisted policy to Chief of Staff in 1991. He was instrumental in the development of the Air National Guard Chief Master Sergeant Executive Course and served as Course Manager, directing and scheduling classes from August 1992 to 1995. He retired from the Tennessee Air National Guard 18 November 1995.
Awards: Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with 8 devices, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 8 devices, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 2 devices, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with 1 device, Air Force Training Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with device, Tennessee National Guard Commendation Ribbon, Tennessee National Guard Professional Development, Tennessee National Guard Service Ribbon with 6 devices, Tennessee National Guard Volunteer Ribbon, Tennessee National Guard Governor's Meritorious Unit Citation with 2 devices and Tennessee National Guard Distinguished Unit Commendation with 2 devices.
Ernest Lannom  57 Navy 1956-1962   1 Morse Code Operator, Radioman 2nd Class, Petty Officer, USS Northampton CLC1
Carlton Martin  57 Air Force     D Served 4 years
H. T. Murley  57 Army Army Reserve 1957-1965   D Sargeant. 345th Infantry Div., 7 1'2 years in Army Reserve, Member Color Guard, Expert Rifleman Award.
Clarence Milton "Dick" Murphy, Jr.  57 Air Force     D  
Wayne Petty  57 Air National Guard 1957-1992   D Retired as SFC E-7. Army Commendation medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Individual Achievement Ribbon, NCO Proficiency Ribbon, Tennessee National Guard Volunteer Ribbon
Tommie Pruitt  57 Air Force     D Served 36 years. Retiring as Chief Master Sergeant.
Thomas Sylvis  57 Army 1958-1962 Korea 1 SP-5. In Korea 20 months working in the diving section. Was discharged in 1961. Out of the service for 7 months and he was called back for one year at Ft Eustis, VA.
Jimmy Williams  57 Marines 1958-1960   1  
James Thomas Andrews  58 Army 1963-1966   1 SP-4
Charles Robert Burton  58 Navy     D  
Jack Hackett  58 Army 1966-1968 Vietnam 1  
Edward J. (Buddy) Mayfield  58 Air Force 1959-1984 Vietnam 1 Retired as a Captain (O-3). I was in Vietnam from Jul 65 to Jul 66.
Joseph Kai Medlin  58 Navy/Air Force     D  
Joseph Bennett  59 Navy 1961-1966 Vietnam 1 I flew 42 years as a pilot, with 7 years in the Marine Corps. Two tours in Vietnam, 25 years with Pan Am, and 10 years with Delta. Retired as Captain USMC.
Thomas Bush  59 Army Reserves 1962-1968   1 SP-4
Paul Fite  59 Air Force 1960-1963   1 Spent 3 years in Germany
R.L. Gregory  59 Navy 1961-1965   D Helicopter Mechanic
William T. Hibbs  59 Army 1962-1965   1  
William Ross Howard  59 Army 1966-1988   1 Captain, Dental Corps
Grant Padgett  59 Air Force     D  
Ronald Lee Roller  59 Army     D Served 4 years
Ray Shockney  59 Air Force     1 A/3c
Thomas Stevens  59 Army     D  
Dan   Waldron  59 Army 1963-1966   1 In Finance Corps, 3rd Army Hdqtrs. at Fort McPherson, GA in Atlanta and then in US Army Post, Verdun, France.
Cecil Willis  59 Army 1961-1965   D  
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