Currituck County Veterans

War of 1812 – Compiled by Barbara Snowden

Civil War – Compiled by Barbara Snowden

Submitted Veterans information – last updated April 3, 2024.

Abbott, John P.1964NavyApril 1987April 2011XX
Abney, Paul1958Navy Reserve
December 18, 1976
April 7, 1977
April 7, 1977
May 1, 2007
XRetired Master Chief Petty Office MCPO/E9.

Awards held: Meritorious Service Medal, Navy & Marine Corp Commendation Medal (4), Navy & Marine Corp Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Navy Unit Commendation (2), Coast Guard Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation (2), Navy "E" Ribbon (3), Good Conduct Medal (8), National Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2), Southwest Asia Service Medal (2), Global War on Terror Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (7), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Expert Pistol Shot Medal. Served in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm; Operation Determined Response, Served onboard USS Dale, CG-19, USS John Rodgers DD-983, Commissioned USS Lake Champlain CG-19 and served on USS Cole DDG-67 (including the attack in Adan Yemen 12 October 2000)

Served as an Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) systems Instructor, Combat Systems Mobile Training Team, Afloat Training, Naval Ocean Processing Facility, Dam Neck, Fleet ASW Command / Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare command. ASW Instructor/Assessor afloat and ashore, Master Training Specialist. Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist. Integrated Undersea Surveillance System qualified.
Adee, George1953NavyJuly 1973July 1994XRetired as Air Traffic Control - ATC (AW -Aviation Warfare)
Alaskey, Joseph F.1976NavyJuly 1994August 2014X
Anderson, Donna1964NavyMarch 11, 1983March 31, 2007X
Anstead, Cecelia1952Air Force ReserveDecember 19, 1974December 31, 2007XRetired Colonel/06. Highest Award held: The Defense Superior Service Medal. Served in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm; Flight Nurse at Charleston Air Force Base and Andrews Air Force Base on C-141 aircraft; Served as line officer at U.S. Joint Forces Command J7 Training for 9 Active Duty Special Work assignments to include Project Officer for the Joint Task Force Exercise. Served as Chief, Medical Transformation at U.S. Joint Forces Command Surgeon General's Office.
Aubee, John P.1950NavyOctober 1968October 1992XXSCPO, USN (RET)
Austin, Donald Spencer1940NavyAugust 3, 1959October 30, 1981XX
Bain, Robert J.1958ArmyDecember 1978December 1980X
Bauman, Steve1973Marine CorpsOctober 31, 1991August 1, 1998X
Birchfield, Matthew1974NavyJuly 1992May 2002XSubmarine Veteran
Blake, Theodore 1961Air ForceOctober 1, 1980November 1, 2000X
Bowling, Frederick "Rick"1947Marine Corps
Marine Corps Reserve
July 1965
July 1977
XEnlisted United States Marine Corps (USMC) 1965.

Served as a machine gunner with Hotel Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, Weapons Platoon and Hotel Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines 1966-1967 in Vietnam. Served as a weapons instructor, Camp Pendleton 2nd Infantry Training Battalion 1967-1968. Transferred to Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT), Norfolk, Virginia in Confidential Files and then Military Police as Sergeantof the Guard, Camp Elmore, Norfolk 1968-1969.

Transferred back to Vietnam with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Military Police Battalion, Secret and Confidential Files until wounded in September 1969 and then transferred to Naval Hospital Yokouska, Japan for 4 months. Transferred to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina from 1969-1972 working in Headquarters doing administration work.

Discharged in 1972.

Joined the Norfolk Police Department, Norfolk, Virginia 1972 until 1998 working most of my time in the Burglary Squad, Detective Division.

Joined United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR), 4th Supply Battalion 1977 until 1984 as Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Specialist.
Brown, John T. 1968NavySeptember 11, 1987October 1, 2016XXWife's name is Amy M. Brown (1st Grade Teacher at Griggs Elementary School). Both kids, Son and Daughter graduated from Currituck High School and NC State University.

I am 100% permanently disabled by the VA due to explosion.
Burge, Elisha B. 1989Army
Army Reserve
January 2010
December 2017
June 2013XX
Burrell, Christopher1980ArmyApril 9, 2001August 17, 2021XPurple Heart recipient. Wounded December 26, 2007 in Iraq. Continued in the army until I retired on April 17, 2021.

I now reside in Grandy.
Carothers, Stephen1976NavyJanuary 18, 1996February 1, 2016X
Clawson, Elizabeth1990Coast GuardSeptember 1, 2009XStationed at Coast Guard Communication Command
Cochran, Michael1965Army
Army Reserve
August 1991
August 2009X
Conant, Chieftain M. 1956NavyMay 16, 1975November 20, 2000X
Connors, Patrick L. 1955Marine CorpsJune 1973June 1976X
Cook, Franklin E. 1964NavyAugust 18, 1982August 31, 2008X
Cooper, Ronnie Joe1947Navy
Navy Reserve
XServed aboard USS Plymouth Rock LSD-29, 1967-1969; and, USS Hermitage LSD-34, 1969-1970. Service in Chicago area; Northern Europe; South America; Central America and Caribbean.
Copley, Okey1952NavyJune 7, 1970August 1, 1991X
Copley, Serena Sue1952ArmyJanuary 14, 1974July 13, 1977X
Coulson, Diane 1960 NavyApril 1985April 2005 X
Councill, Larry W. 1959NavyOctober 1978May 1985X
Coulson, Joseph B., Jr. 19602018NavyNovember 1981November 2001X
Davis, Ephraim Garland19182001Navy19351958XXPearl Harbor Survivor
Davis, Robert Scott1966Air ForceMarch 1992July 2001X
De Leo, Donald1979Coast GuardJuly 30, 2002March 1, 2024X
Dempewolf, Rob1965NavySeptember 29, 1983September 30, 2011XX
Dickerson, Anthony1981NavyNovember 15, 2003November 15, 2016X
Doudna, Benjamin1982NavyJune 2001June 2021X
Dutko, Stanley, Jr.1967Marine CorpsJuly 1985July 2005X
Eckel, Corbie Lane1966Coast GuardJanuary 1985November 2005X
Eckel, Robert William, II1962Coast GuardJuly 1980September 2001X
Embleton, Virginia L. 1967Coast Guard Reserve
May 1999
July 2000
July 2000
November 2020
Embleton, Will1960NavyMay 1977December 1997X
Eppley, Kevin1955Coast GuardSeptember 1973May 1977X
Estrada , Rita1979NavyApril 17, 2002June 25, 2007X
Everette, Aubrey G.1974ArmyApril 1992November 1997XXX
Ferebee, James H., Sr.1923Merchant Marines19441945XX
Ferebee, John J.1930Navy19521954X
Ferebee, Ronnie Lee1957Air ForceNovember 1978November 1982XX
Ferebee, S. Scott, Jr.1921Army19421946XX
Flowers, Tom1966Army
Army Reserve
September 2001
September 1986
October 2005
September 1995
Foreman, James Thomes, Jr.2011NavyXWorld War II
Fischer, Patrick Lee1972NavyAugust 1990May 1995X
Fulcher, Willard Marvin1943Navy1963
November 1964
June 1967
Gallop, Walter Lee 1931Air Force
Air Force Reserves
October 15, 1960
September 1970
September 1970
October 15, 1990
XXActive Duty Stations: 4 TAC Fighter Wing, Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base, 66 TRW, Loan Air Force Base, France, AB Gp, Richards=Gebaur Air Force Base, Belton, Missouri., 632nd CS Gp, Binh-Thuy Air Force Base, Viet-Nam, 3245 AGGp, Hanscom, Air Force Base, Massachusetts

Air Force Reserve Duty Stations: Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, Hanscom Air Force Base, Air Command & Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Headquarters Command Chaplain Office, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, Rhein-Main Air Force Base, Germany, Headquarters USAFE Command Chaplain Office, Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany.
Gerovac, Michael Robert1975NavyMay 1996May 2016X
Givey, David1971NavyAugust 1989October 2021XBronze Star with Valor for Heroism, Navy Commendation with Valor for Heroism, Purple Heart combat wounded, 100% disabled veteran
Gohr, Robert L. 1943NavyNovember 1961January 1991XRetired AWCM
Gordin, Steven I.1948NavyMay 1967June 1989XX
Grandy, George Bell, Jr.1987Navy19441946XXX
Grandy, Tommy R.1946Coast GuardOctober 1968October 1972XXX
Grecco, Albert J.1960NavyJuly 6, 1978January 1, 2011XCaptain Albert J. Grecco, USN (Ret) is a 1982 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and was commissioned.

Captain Grecco’s first assignment was USS KING (DDG 41) where he served as Gunnery Officer and TERRIER Missile Officer, and completed a 1984 deployment to the Persian Gulf. He entered the Weapon Systems Engineering program at the Naval Postgraduate School, became an Engineering Duty Officer, and graduated in 1988 with a Masters of Science in Engineering Science. His initial Engineering Duty assignment was as a Project Officer at the Naval Ship Weapon Systems Engineering Station where he led the Developmental Testing of Mk 92 Mod 6 Firecontrol system on USS INGRAHAM (FFG 61). His headquarter assignments included tours as Technical Director for the NAVSEA Surveillance Systems Subgroup (SEA 62X), and as a Ship Self-Defense Systems Engineer in the Program Executive Office, Theater Air Defense. Captain Grecco returned to sea to serve as Combat Systems Officer, USS TICONDEROGA (CG 47) where he completed a 1995 deployment to Sixth Fleet and conducted EASTPAC counter-narcotic operations.

Captain Grecco’s subsequent headquarters assignments include serving as the first Combat Systems Engineer for the DD 21 Program; Aegis Shipbuilding Combat Systems, Test and Trials Officer (PMS 400D5) and Aegis Combat Systems Engineer (PMS 400B3) in the Program Executive Office, Theater Surface Combatants; and as the DD(X) Warfare Systems Engineer in the Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems. Captain Grecco was selected as the Major Program Manager and Technical Director for the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System where his program accrued an unequaled record of successful exoatmospheric intercepts to include the satellite shoot-down of a failed U. S. reconnaissance satellite. His last assignment on active duty was Major Program Manager, Integrated Combat Systems leading the development of Advanced Capability Build (ACB) 12 for the Aegis and SSDS Programs. Following retirement in 2010, he was employed by Mission Solutions Engineering. He started with Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) in 2014 where he served as the Program Manager for Aegis Hardware Lifecycle Programs and as the Chief Engineer for the Missile Defense National Team.

Captain Grecco's personal decorations include the Legion of Merit with gold star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Navy Commendation Medal with three gold stars, Navy Achievement Medal, and NATO medal. He is a Life Member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Society of Naval Engineers, and was selected as the 2009 recipient of the ASNE Gold Medal Award.
Gregory, Gene Ansell19401970Marine Corps & Army National Guard19591964XXX
Gregory, William Edward2001Army19711977XXX
Haas, Jeff1982NavyJune 29, 2000X
Hair, Christopher Shane1979ArmyJuly 1998November 2015XX
Haldas, Ronald Charles19422008ArmyApril 1964April 1966XDied 100% disability due to Agent Orange.
Halsey, Anita1961ArmySeptember 1979September 2009X
Halsey, James1957ArmySeptember 1976December 2019X
Hamilton, Tammy S.1965NavyFebruary 1984February 1995X
Harrison, Clarence Monroe1944Air ForceApril 1966January 1972XStationed at: Amarillo, Texas for Basic Training
McChord Air Force Base Tacoma, Washington
Cam Ranh Bay, Viet Nam
Charleston Radar Squadron, South Carolina
Hasselbacher, Delmar1934NavyMarch 25, 1954April 1, 1980XMoved to Currituck in 1981 after retiring from the Navy
Hedrick, Larry1959Navy June 23, 1976July 31, 1995XLived on Knotts Island before joining the service and came back to Currituck after retirement.
Hedrick, Steve1966NavyFebruary 1987February 2010X
Helton, Scott David, Sr.1955Navy August 29, 1975August 31, 1995X
Henderson, Brandon C. 1980Coast GuardDecember 1999December 2003XServed at United States Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet as BM3 (Boatswain's Mate).
Henry, Wesley H. 1969NavyDecember 1988December 2014XMoved to Currituck County after retiring from the Navy.
Hewitt, Calvin1941ArmyMarch 7, 1960June 19, 1969X
Hoagland, Chris1967NavyAugust 1985June 2009X
Hodges, Paul R. 1952Air ForceSeptember 1971September 1974XServed in Udorn, Thailand from November 1972 to November 1973 during the Vietnam War.
Holmes, Emily J.1978NavySeptember 2001April 2006XOriginally from Johnson Creek, WI. Served in OEF
Holmes, Robert W., Jr.1969NavyFebruary 2002February 2006XOriginally from New Carlisle, OH Served in OIF & OEF
Holt, James A. 18341901ArmyApril 20, 1861April 13, 1865XConfederate States Army Service:

James A Holt was born in 1834 in Princess Anne County, Virginia. He was a farmer and lived in Moyock, North Carolina from 1868-1901.

He first enlisted on 20 April 1861 as a Private at Cape Henry, Virginia in Co A 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry. On 27 March 1862 at Ocean View, Virginia he was mustered out and enlisted in Co C 14th Battalion Virginia Cavalry (Burroughs). On 11 September 1862, in Petersburg, Virginia, he was mustered out and the unit was merged with the 15th Battalion Virginia Cavalry to become the 15th Regiment Virginia Cavalry, and assigned to Co C. On 8 November 1864 he was mustered out and the unit was consolidated with the 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry (Consolidated) Co. G. On 13 April 1865, in Lynchburg, Virginia he was granted a parole as Private Co G 5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry (Consolidated).

James A Holt died on 25 October 1901 in Norfolk County, Virginia and lies buried in Wilson-Fulford Cemetery in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Holt, Thomas J. 18411899ArmyMay 22, 1861April 9, 1865XThomas J Holt was born in 1841 in Norfolk County, Virginia. His occupation was farmer. He lived in Moyock, North Carolina briefly after the Civil War and was listed on the Voter Roll for Moyock in 1867. He moved back to Virginia by the 1870 census but returned to Moyock to live with his brother Edwin W. Holt in the late 1890's.

He enlisted at age 20 as a Private in Co F 6th Regiment Virginia Infantry in Norfolk County, Virginia on 22 May 1861. There is no record of his muster out or parole but he was furloughed on 17 March 1865 from Robertson Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. He was wounded, gunshot to the right leg, during the Battle of Cold Harbor on 9 June 1864.

Thomas J. Holt died on 15 March 1899 at the home of his brother, Edwin W. Holt, in Moyock from complications after having his right leg amputated below the knee in January 1899. He lies buried at the old B. B. Cox homestead in Moyock.
Howard, Robert1981NavyOctober 2000October 2020X
Howdershell, Robert M. 1969NavyDecember 14, 1987February 29, 2008X
Howe, Ciria1988NavyAugust 26, 2006August 28, 2018XXMy husband Craig
Howe and I (whom is active duty in the USN currently) lived in Eagle Creek community from 2012 to 2018. We are currently having a home built in the new Country Side Estates!
Hunziger, Samuel L. 1986Navy August 2005August 2012X
Hudson, Michael1979Army2001XOEF & OIF
Hurley, Don R. 1949NavySeptember 1968April 1972X
Ingold, Nicholas Wayne1988Marine CorpsJuly 2011August 2018XRank: Captain (O-3)
MOS: 1302 - Combat Engineer Officer
Ish, Ed19481970Air Force & Air National GuardApril 1971July 1978X
Isham, Howard W.1958ArmyJune 1979June 1982X
Jewell, Gene1961NavyJanuary 1980January 2000X
Johnson, James "Gerald"1946Marine Corps19651967X
Johnson, James S.1961Army ReserveMarch 6, 1991
September 30, 2019XX
Jones, Jesse Gene, Sr. 19582022ArmyJuly 1977June 1984XJesse G Jones Sr. was a Specialist 4 when he was Honorably Discharged from the United States Army. He was seriously injured in the military before he came back home to Currituck County North Carolina.

He received several Medals throughout his years in the military. He retired after having served Faithfully and Honorably from the United States Army. He had a heart of gold and he showed it by helping out thousands of people who needed a helping hand when returned home from the military.

I was so proud of him and for being his wife of over 20 years. I know that he's in Heaven now with all of the Angels helping anyway he can and thanking God for the opportunity that he was given to serve.
Jordan, Philip D., II1961NavyApril 1980May 2004X
Justiss, Robert G., Jr.1942Navy ReserveNovember 1966November 1969XRetired CDR from USPHS 10/87
Kaefer, James1962Marine CorpsJuly 1979February 2002XAviation Ordnance Officer
Kennedy, Fred1944ArmyApril 1962April 1967XI was born in North Caroina and had to come back to where I was born.....I have always loved North Carolina....I have lived in Tarboro, Raleigh... I was born in Edgecombe County but I am happy wherever I am as long as it is North Carolina.....I will live in North Carolina until my time in life is it
Kennedy, Michael 1961NavyFebruary 1979March 2009X
Kent, George Oliver, Jr.1942ArmyJanuary 1963December 1965X
Klein, Kayla1990NavySeptember 2008October 2013X
Kleis, John1950NavyDecember 1968November 1971XI served on submarine tenders. Subron 12 Key West, than on to Groton, Connecticut submarine base on USS Bushnell and USS Fulton.

Originally from New York in Jarvisburg, North Carolina.
Kuhnen, Jennifer1975NavyJanuary 1995January 2015X
Lammie, John1952ArmyFebruary 1971February 1973X
Lane, David A.1948ArmyNovember 1968February 1998XCW4 Aviation, US Army (Ret) RVN Service - 1969-1970, D Trp/1st Sqd/4th Cav, 1st Inf D 1970-1971, C Trp/16th Cav, 164th Avn Grp, !st Avn Brigade
Lankford, Jonathan1980NavyJuly 1998Febuary 2012X
Lorentz, Frank W.1927Army19451947X
Lorentz, John W.1961Coast Guard19852010X
Lundy, Mark1964Army
Army Reserve
May 1983
December 1985
August 1985
August 2009
X2 Tours operation Iraqi Freedom. Retired Company 1st Sergeant.
Malesky, Joseph Gerald1942Navy
Navy Reserve
October 11, 1960
October 22, 1963
October 22, 1963
October 10, 1966
Mandigo, Robert, III1981Marine CorpsJuly 1999October 2003X
Manetzke, Daniel1960NavyMarch 1984January 2010X
Martell, Nathaniel1974NavyMarch 3, 1993March 31, 2013XRetired as a Chief Fire Controlman (Surface Warfare)
Martin, Kenneth1963ArmyNovember 1987November 1991X
Martin, Paul R.1945ArmyOctober 11, 1965October 11, 1967XRank: Spec5/E-5
Martin, Rex1978Air ForceMay 7, 1997May 31, 2017X
Matusko, Ray1965NavyFebruary 1984 April 1988XServed with the "Dam Busters" VFA-195 aboard World War II era Aircraft Carrier USS Midway (CV-41) based out of US Naval Fleet Activities Station Yokosuka, Japan.
McCranie, Glenn H.1938Army National Guard
McIntosh, Robert1955Air ForceJanuary 1976April 1994X
Merritt, Roderick1973ArmyJuly 9, 2004April 27, 2014XRetired Combat Disabled 100%.
Metcalfe, Steven Hugh1960NavyFebruary 1977July 2000XXProud to serve!
Melton, Jeffrey Speight2018NavyAugust 21, 1989August 31, 2009X
Midgett, William S. 1966Coast Guard
Coast Guard
July 1984
December 1999
July 1988
September 2006
Miller, Robert L. , Jr. 1950ArmyApril 1970May 1973X
Mills, Herman N. 1933NavyOctober 1951October 1983X
Montgomery, James Scott1982NavyAugust 2001 X
Moore, Chester A.1968Marine CorpsJanuary 27, 1987January 26, 1993X
Morgan, Derek Nolan1983Army National GuardJuly 2005XOriginally with 725QM.Renamed in 2006 to the A Co690th out of Elizabeth City, Edenton, Scotland Neck. Deployed with 30HBCT E Co. 230th in 2009 - 2010 in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Transferred to HHC 113SB out of Greensboro and deployed in October 2011 - October 2012 in support of Operation New Dawn and Enduring Freedom.
Mullen, Robert1949Navy ReserveAugust 1969August 1975XDuty Stations: Naval Reserve Center Akron Ohio, Radioman "A" School Bainbridge Maryland, Naval Communication Station Keflavik Iceland, Naval Air Station (NAS) Keflavik Operational Control (OPCON) unit. Naval Air Station (NAS) Detroit Michigan.
Highest award earned : Navy Unit Commendation ribbon.
Murden, Susan D.1956NavyMarch 1977March 1995XX
Muron, Victor W. 1948NavyFebruary 1965June 1995XVietnam Veteran & Desert Storm/Desert Shield Veteran
Murray, Malcom1977NavySeptember 1996September 2005X
Neal, Robin1961Army
Army Reserve
August 1979
August 1982
August 1982
August 1985
Newns, William1964NavyMay 1984March 1988X
Nickerson, Barbara1956NavyJune 1983March 1991X
Nickerson, Jay1960NavyFebruary 1982December 2003X
Opperman, Francis1969NavyJune 1999June 2009
Overton, Steven B.1975ArmyMarch 14, 2000October 31, 2020XBarrett Overton was born and raised in Camden County. He enlisted in the US Army on March 14, 2000 in Elizabeth City and proceeded to Fort Benning, Georgia for basic combat training. After completing Military Occupational Training (MOS) at Fort Gordon, Georgia, Barrett was awarded the MOS 25U, Signal Operations Support Specialist.

Barrett's assignments include the 20th Engineering Brigade, HHC 82nd Airborne Division, Division Special Troops Battalion-82nd ABN, 1-504th Parachute Infantry Regiment-82nd ABN, HHC 1st Brigade Combat Team-82nd ABN, and the Joint Communications Unit.

Barrett reached the rank of Master Sergeant and retired from the Army as a Special Operations Communicator on October 31, 2020. Barrett moved to Grandy with his wife, Nicole, and two sons.

Barrett's combat deployments include Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, Operation Freedoms Sentinel, and Operation Resolute Support.
Owens, Patricia1961NavyJuly 1981March 1983X
Paras, Dodge1972ArmyJuly 1994February 2004X
Payette, Philip1971NavyJuly 1989December 1993XRetired with a service connected disability.
Peelish, Krystal1984NavyJuly 2002March 2005 X
Perez, Manuel N. 1943NavyFebruary 29, 1960April 30, 1979X
Perry, Larry Alden1947Navy & Coast GuardSeptember 27, 1967August 1994X
Pietrzak, Brian1983NavyJuly 11, 2001August 1, 2021X
Poole, Luke1917Army, CSAMay 13, 1861July 28, 1861XXXCorporal, Company E (Currituck Atlantic Rifles) 17th NC Infantry, Stationed at Fort Oregon (Oregon Inlet, NC)
Poole, Walter Carroll "Bim"1968ArmyAugust 16, 1918April 25, 1919XXXPrivate, Co. C, 42nd Division. Sailed home from Europe 4/14/19 on the USS North Carolina. Commanding Officers were Gen. John Pershing and Lt. Douglas MacArthur. Although he was not aware, he was a distant cousin of MacArthur's.
Powell, John1978NavyOctober 27, 1997June 30, 2013X
Presson, Aaron1980Coast GuardNovember 13, 2000November 30, 2020X
Price, Shelton1963ArmyMay 15, 1984March 21, 1988XI enlisted as a 63B-[bravo] Light Wheel Vehicle Mechanic. I served my County in the US Army & was stationed at Ft. Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma from 1984' to 1988' and reserve obligation through 4-22-90'.

I got out of the Army and returned back home to Grandy, N.C.
Pritchard, Joseph M.1921NavyJanuary 24, 1940Janaury 25, 1946XFighting Squadron 42 on Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Yorktown CV-5 at Battle of the Coral Sea 8 May 1942 and Battle of Midway 4 June 1942
Reeves, Mariah1992NavyJune 12, 2011August 28, 2018X
Reid, James M.1968ArmyJune 1987July 2012X
Reutter, Timothy James1976NavyJanuary 1998February 2018X
Roach, Kenneth Armistead, Sr.19252011Army
National Guard
XManila, Staff Sergeant
Robinson, Todd1975NavyMarch 6, 1995XX
Roddy, Thomas A.1961NavyJanuary 1980November 2005XRetired Naval Officer (prior Senior Chief Petty Officer)
Highest Award - Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards).

Assignments include:
• Presidential Support Detachment - US NAavy Ceremonial Guard, Washington, DC (Guardsman)
• Immediate Office of the Chief of Naval Operations/Member Joint Chiefs of Staff, (Personal Security)
• Commander, Carrier Group Six/Battle Force Sixth Fleet (Administration)
• Immediate Office of the Secretary of the Navy (Administrative Chief)
• USS KITTY HAWK (CV 63) (Surface Warfare Officer)
• Bureau of Naval Personnel (Executive Assistant)
• Commander, Sea Control Wing Pacific (Administrative Officer)
• United States Naval Academy, Commandant (Administrative Officer)
• USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71) (Department Head)(Summary Court-Martial Officer)(Brig Officer)
Sailed in the:
Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Japan Sea, East China Sea, and Suez Canal among others.
Various Specialized Training including:
• Dignitary Protection
• Offensive/Defensive Dignitary Protection Vehicle Operation
• Legal Officer
• Investigations - Collisions at Sea/Criminal
• Enemy Combatant Interrogation
Rolling, Jody Lane1972Coast Guard19922012X
Rose, Troy E. 1961NavyApril 1986June 2016XX
Rosser, Jennifer1983Air ForceNovember 15, 2005June 23, 2011XX
Rust, Leftridge Garfield1947ArmyOctober 1966October 1969X
Sadler, William1940Navy19581962X
Sander, Jeffrey1962Coast GuardApril 26, 1982September 30, 2012XBegan service as an E-1, retired as a CWO4
Saunders, Steven C.1955Coast GuardJuly 1973July 1977X
Sawyer, Gideon L. 18271863ArmyMarch 1, 1862January 20, 1863XGideon L. Sawyer was born in Camden County, North Carolina circa 1827. He lived in Currituck County during the 1840's and 50's with his step-father and his mother, Robert and Mary Lamb Sawyer Wiginton. By the 1860 census he was living in Virginia.

He was a farmer and by 1860 he had moved to Princess Anne County, Virginia. He enlisted as a Private, age 34, on 1 March 1862 in Norfolk County, Virginia with Co C of the 7th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Heavy Artillery) "Blanchard Grey's". He was mustered out on 15 June 1862 and enlisted in Co C 7th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Heavy Artillery) "Wilson's". On 8 August 1862 Co C 7th Battalion Virginia Infantry (Heavy Artillery) "Wilson's" became Co C 61st Regiment Virginia Infantry.

Gideon L Sawyer died on 20 January 1863 in General Hospital Number11 (Globe Hospital) Richmond, Virginia of Typhoid Fever. He lies buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.

Postwar he was listed on "The Confederate Roll of Honor".
Schlegel, Kenneth1987NavyJanuary 2007September 2017X
Schroeder, Edwin G. 1958Marine CorpsSeptember 1976April 2000X
Scruggs, James B., Jr. 1958Marine CorpsDecember 1976January 2004X
Sharkey, Kevin G., Sr. 1954ArmyJanuary 7, 1972July 31, 1992X
Shaw, ChétPaila1968NavyNovember 1986November 2006X
Shawgo, Steven1976NavyApril 1997April 2017XX
Shuler, Clifford W.1945Navy19651987X
Sommeso, Joseph1976NavySeptember 1996May 2018X
Stallings, George Robert (Bob)1953Army National GuardNovember 29, 1971May 5, 1978XMOS (Military Occupational Specialties) 11B20 Infantry
Spates, Gregory1988NavyNovember 2007November 2011X
Stamey, Tasha1986NavyMarch 31, 2008February 14, 2017X
Strempel, Jarrell1975NavyJuly 1995July 2018XChief Petty Officer, United States Navy, Retired

Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) disabled veteran
Thoms, Raymond1930Navy19471967X
Thyng, Michael, II 1983NavyJanuary 7, 2003January 31, 2023X
Titcomb, Richard R. 1955Air ForceOctober 1976November 1996X
Towell, Larry1983NavyJanuary 2001September 2007X
Traywick, William T.1938Navy19641990X
Triplett, Michael1965NavyApril 1984April 2004X
Tubbs, Joseph1959Navy19822013XAviation Electrician E1 - E7 | Commissioned as a Limited Duty Officer | Aviation Maintenance O1-O5
Tyler, Dean1953Navy & Marine CorpsAugust 1972May 1997X
Tyler, Edward1985NavyNovember 6, 2003February 23, 2016X
Tyler, Tanika S. 1982NavyAugust 10, 2000X
Uperti, John R.1948ArmyMarch 1968February 1970X
Walls, Edward1947NavyJanuary 1966October 1969XVietnam Vet 1967 to 1968
Warren, Charles Vernon1945ArmyApril 1966September 2005X
Waterfield, Zachary1989NavyJanuary 2009January 2014X
Weinberger, Mark Aaron1946Marine CorpsFebruary 1964October 1990XActive duty in Viet Nam, July 1965-June 1966 with 1st & 3rd Marine Divisions, 7th Marine Regimental Landing Team, 3rd Marine Amphibious Force as Combat Engineer in Qui-Nhon, Chu-Lai and Da-Nang. USMC active duty Camp Lejeune, NC 2nd Marine Division as MP, USMCR with 4th Marine Division.
Westphal, Ralph Laurence, Jr.1951ArmyJuly 1971July 1974X
Whitehurst, David1969NavyFebruary 1988November 1991XServed onboard USS Preble (DDG 46) during active combat mission/ground assistance during Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm.

Recipient of: The Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait (Saudi Arabia); The Commemorative Cross for the Operations in the Persian Gulf; The National Defense Service Medal; US Navy Achievement Medal; and Southwest Asia Service Medal.
Williams-Winston, Tiffany 1981ArmyJanuary 2001August 2003X
Woods, Bennie Randal1951NavyNovember 11, 1972
August 31, 1979
October 15, 1975
September 30, 2006
Worthing, Catherine 1955NavyMarch 1976
September 1987
March 1982