Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Alfred Furtado
Alfred Furtado Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years
SP4 - 6th missile battalion 65th artillery, Key West, Florida. Cuban Missile Crisis.
Alice Lindsay Tatro
Alice Lindsay Tatro Class of 1977
Air Force, 8 Years
Communications
Andrea Raiter
Andrea Raiter Class of 1975
Army, 20+ Years
Served in Germany during the Cold War. Retired at the rank of First Sergeant.
Bill Hathaway
Bill Hathaway Class of 1967
Navy, 16 Years
Enlisted in USNR in May, 1969. Went to Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes from July, 1970 through October, 1970. Served at Naval Hospital - guam from November 1970 to June 1972. Was a ward corpsman on the orthopedics ward treating Vietnam casualties, mostly amputees. Stayed in the reserves serving until 1985. Most of my reserve service was as a field medical service technician with the USMC reserves. Was an HM1 when my military career ended.
Bill Vieira
Bill Vieira Class of 1963
Air Force, 5 Years
Communications Specialist. Phillipines, Thailand, California, Vietnam, Florida. In Vietnam (1966-67)served as advisor to ROK Tiger Division In Binh Dinh Province between Qui Nhon and An Khe
Bob Servant
Bob Servant Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served in the Air Force 33 and one-half years after enlisting in 1969. Received a commission in 1980 from Officer Training School and retired as a full colonel in 2003.
Bob Servant
Bob Servant Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
I enlisted in the Air Force in December 1969. I was a missile combat crew member on a Titan II launch crew at McConnell AFB, Wichita, KS. In 1980 I received a commission from Officer Training School. As an officer I did many jobs all related to the nuclear operations field. I retired in June 2003 as a full colonel. After 33 and one-half years of service. Brenda (formerly Veloza), BMC Durfee class of 68, and I married in 1970 and we now live Bellevue Nebraska. We have two children Christine and Brian and seven grand children. Brian is a captain in the Air Force and Christine is an elementary school teacher.
Brian D. Furtado
Brian D. Furtado Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Served 1985-1989
Carolyn (Goncalo) Coe
Carolyn (Goncalo) Coe Class of 1975
Air Force, 10 Years
Airborne Cryptologic Linguist
Charles Hodgate
Charles Hodgate Class of 1951
Navy, 4 Years
Took in one of the birds he loved to fly
Cynthia (Silvia) Dunn
Cynthia (Silvia) Dunn Class of 1981
Air Force, 4 Years
Electronic Cryptographic Equipment Systems Specialist in Zweibrucken Germany
Don Berry
Don Berry Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years
Served as enlisted,warrant, and commissioned officer. Helicopter pilot in Viet Nam. Retired from the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Eduardo F. Cidade, Sr.
Eduardo F. Cidade, Sr. Class of 1974
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
Joined right out of high school at 17 years of age. Married in 1978. Two children, both adults, both moved away. Led a life of adventure that one could cram five lifetimes into. Retired as a CWO3 out of Cleveland, OH and settled in the hills and farmlands of Western Pennsylvania. Now an independent technical writing consultant and documentation expert. Oh yeah, I fulfilled one boyhood fantasy: I'm a firefighter (volunteer)
Emanuel C. Resendes
Emanuel C. Resendes Class of 1993
Navy, 16 Years
1992 Delayed Entry Program 1993 Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes 1993 TAD, NAB, Little Creek, VA 1993-1995 USS Conolly (DD-979) Operation Support Democracy, Drug Ops, Red Sea Maritime Intercept Ops, Partnership for Peace 1995-2003 CBMU 202, Groton, CT 2003-2005NMCB 27, Brunswick, ME 2005 NMCB 5, Port Hueneme, CA Operation Iraqi Freedom III 2005- Present NMCB 27, Brunswick, ME Rate: EO1 (SCW) Designator: SCW (Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist) NEC: 90SP Individual GWOT IA/ILO Special Operations Support Team. Training and experience as a member of a Special Operations Team. GWOT IA/ILO personnel executing orders in support of U.S. Special Operations, in combat zones around the world, which provide logistic and other types of support of theater operations. Construimus, Batuimus - We Build, We Fight! Seabees Can Do since '42.
Ernest Oliveira
Ernest Oliveira Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years
US Air Force (1964-1970) Rhode Island Air National Guard (1972-1997) MA National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, 1983 Retired as Colonel O-6 Aeronautical rating Master Navigator with over 3500 hours military flying time in B-52, T-29, C-119, and C-130 aircraft. Served three combat tours in Southeast Asia, over 200 combat missions. Commander, 282 Combat Communications Squadron Commander, 281 Combat Communications Group MILITARY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: Legion Of Merit Distinguished Flying Cross Meritorious Service Medal (Two Oak Leaf Clusters) Air Medal (Seven Oak Leaf Clusters) Air Force Achievement Medal (Two Oak Leaf Clusters) Presidential Unit Citation (Oak Leaf Cluster) Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (Combat "V" For Valor and Three Oak Leaf Clusters) Combat Crew Medal National Defense Medal (Two Stars) Vietnam Service Medal ( Eleven Battle Stars) Air Force Longevity Ribbon (Six Oak Leaf Clusters) Air Force Reserve Medal Air Force Training Medal Small Arms Expert Ribbon (Bronze Star) Republic Of Vietnam Campaign Medal Vietnamese Cross Of Gallantry Rhode Island Star Georgia Meritorious Service Medal Rhode Island National Guard Service Medal.
frank breault
frank breault Class of 1984
Army, 7 Years
searved in us army and navy
Frank x Breault
Frank x Breault Class of 1984
Army, 7 Years
served in army and navy
Gene Botelho
Gene Botelho Class of 1955
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired in 1997 as a Master Sergeant with 31 years of service.
Gerald Violette
Gerald Violette Class of 1955
Air Force, 20+ Years
Enlisted in USNR in Nov 1955 then went on active duty in the AF in Feb 1957. Spent 4 yr and 2 mo as either enlisted or as an Aviation Cadet. After completion of Navigator training I received a Commission in Apr of 1061. Spent the next 28 yrs flying all around the world Have been to all continents and accumulated over 12000 hrs of flying time. Ended my career in 1989 as a Lt Col.
James Cottrell
James Cottrell Class of 1967
Air Force, 8 Years
Communications Specialist, served 3 tours in Viet Nam with AF Special Operations.

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Class of '91

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School News

Next Class Reunion - 1953

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