Welcome to the official web site of the

Portland High School

Class of 1965

Our Military Veterans


Jerry Abbott
Jerry Abbott
US ARMY 1966 - 1968


Terry Lee Butcher
Terry Lee Butcher
US ARMY 1966 - 1968

Terry passed away September 2000,due to complications resulting from his tour in Viet Nam. He is survived by his wife, Kathy.
Terry Lee ButcherUS MARINE CORP 1972 - 1976


Terry W. Hanks
Terry Hanks
US ARMY 1966 - 1968



Earl DeWayne Mann
Dewayne Mann
US ARMY 1966 - 1968



James A. Gillett
James A. Gillett
US Army 1967-1969
Viet Nam with 1st Infantry Division 1968-1969




Don Mays
Don Mays

Don Mays

He was a US Air Force veteran (1966-1970) with the rank of Sergeant. He was trained in several specialties including, a weapons mechanic supervisor, electrical armament, jungle survival, and specialized warfare. He was an AC-47 “Spooky” Gunship gunner stationed at Pleiku, where they flew into Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia. His last duty assignment was 305th Air Refueling Wing, Strategic Air Command at Grissom AFB. He received several commendations including: The Viet Nam Service Medal; The Air Force Commendation Medal with a 4 Oak Leaf Cluster; and the Distinguished Flying Cross with a 5 Oak Leaf Cluster and others.



Joe Pyle
Joe Pyle

US ARMY 1966 - 1969, serving a tour in Viet Nam



Jay Pyle
Jay Pyle
US ARMY 1965 - 1968, stationed in Germany




George Franks
George Franks
USAir Force May 1965- Nov 1968




Gerald L. Funk
Gerald L. Funk



US Marines February 1966 - October 1969, serving a tour of duty in Viet Nam


Ronald E. Weatherhead
Ronald E. Weatherhead
Air Force 1965-1967




Lester Bickel
Lester Bickel
US ARMY Infantry- April 1968 - April 1970, with a tour of duty in Viet Nam from September 1968 through September 1969




Billy Duke
Billy Duke
US Army 1966-1968
Viet Nam from January 1967 to January 1968 with the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment





Lee Heston
Lee Heston
US Army 1966-1968





Terry Haver
Terry Haver
US Army 1966-1968





Tom Koegel
Tom Koegel
US Army 1967-1969




Sidney Van Matre
Sid Van Matre
US Navy 1968-1971Sid Van Matre






Attack Squadron 22


Ray Barger
Ray Barger
US ARMY 1966 - 1969, VietNam 1967-1968


Richard Baughman
Richard Baughman
US NAVY 1965 to 1969; US ARMY 1973 to 1976; US NAVY 1976 to 1994


Dick Smith
Dick Smith
US ARMY 1968-1969, Vietnam. Wounded and awarded the Purple Heart, the Silver and Bronze Star.