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Some Members of Central History Team

Ed Hoback ’59, Buffy Hoge ’74, Bobby Byrd ’65


Graduated from Central in 1965. Had the honor of being Mr. Central 1965. Started on the Central Basketball Team for three years and was a member of the Track Team in my senior year. Shared command with Bryant Millsaps of the Central JROTC unit in my senior year. Other activites at Central are documented in the 1963 -1965 Champions. Received an athletic scholarship and played Division I College Basketball for four years. When I graduated from Auburn in 1969, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Adjutant General Corps and served 25 years on active duty, retiring in 1994. Some of the military awards I earned include the Legion of Merit, one Meritorious Service Medal for Achievement, six Meritorious Service Medals for Service, Joint Service Medal for Achievement, two Army Commendations Medals, and Viet Nam Service Medal. After retirement in 1994, I became a Real Estate Broker until my second retirement in 2010. I am passionate about Central History and am pleased to be Administrator of this Blog/Site.

One thought on “Some Members of Central History Team

  1. I have been so blessed to get to know the extended family that I have in the many Central High graduates that are coming to the school to help with historical research and our new revitalized alumni association. Regardless of which buildings halls that you walked….the Purple Pride and Central Spirit seems to follow everyone that I meet. I remind students daily that they are a part of a very special school with a history like none other. Go Pounders!!! lets continue the important work that we have started with our association and historical research. Thanks!!!!

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