McIntosh unveils Wall of Honor for vets

McIntosh High School is thanking those who sacrificed for their country with a Wall of Honor. Unveiled Friday afternoon, the Wall of Honor highlights McIntosh alums, faculty, and staff who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. 

Two cases located in the upper hallway showcase the former students and employees with a photo and biography of their military service. The Wall of Honor is designed to include any McIntosh graduate or employee who currently or previously served as an officer or enlisted member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard.

The guests of honor at the Wall of Honor unveiling were (L to R) Lt.Colonel Brian Bischoff (McIntosh class of 1993), Capt. Libby Tiffany (Taylor) (2010), Sgt.Major Chuck Buckle, (teacher/coach 1981-2013), Major Andy Conwell (2001), and Resource Officer Chris Judy (2003).

Dr. Dan Lane, McIntosh Principal and a strong supporter of the effort, said, “We hope the outstanding examples of service to our nation in our Wall of Honor will not only show our pride in the military careers of our graduates and staff but also encourage current and future McIntosh students to consider the possibilities for personal growth and professional achievement offered by serving their country in the Armed Forces.”

Some notable honorees from recent years who will be included in the Wall of Honor:

• Major Tyler Schultz, Class of 2003, USAF A-10 Combat pilot and recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Mackay Trophy, awarded for the most meritorious flight of the year, 2018

• Sergeant-Major Chuck Buckle (Ret.), McIntosh faculty 1981 To 2013, US Army Reserves, Operation Enduring Freedom 2002-2003. Legion of Merit.

• Major Chris Taylor, Class of 2003, USAF Test and Combat Pilot, F-35 Panther, F-15E Strike Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon

• Major John Powers, Class of 2003, USAF Combat F-16 pilot and graduate of the prestigious USAF Weapons School

• Captain Libby Taylor (Tiffany), Class of 2010, USAF HC-130J Combat Search and Rescue Pilot with the Combat Kings, recently returned from a combat tour in Iraq.

• 2nd Lieutenant Megan Plunkett, Class of 2013, Medical Student at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine.

• Michael Handy (AF)

• Evan Sitzman (AF)

• Chris Judy

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