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
Alan David Griffith Class of 1963
Navy, 3 Years Enlisted: 1967 Discharged: 1970
Alden Ames Baker Class of 1936
Coast Guard, 4 Years Mr. Baker graduated from Bourne High School and worked on the Cape Cod Canal until the start of World War II. He married his sweetheart and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. His eighty-three-foot cutter was sent to Omaha Beach and was responsible for the highest number of rescues during the D-Day invasion.
Alfred B. MacNally Jr. Class of 1948
Navy, 5 Years Alfred B. MacNally Jr., U.S. Navy
Allen Morris Reynolds Class of 1967
Air Force, 3 Years Allen Morris Reynolds, 66, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 25, 2015. Allen graduated from Bourne High School in 1967 and went on to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America. He then became a sergeant in the Air Force, served in the Vietnam War and was awarded multiple medals. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to the Wounded Veteran Retreat Program and sent to PO Box 619, Parkton, NC 28371.
Arthur M. Chandler Class of 1948
Army, 4 Years Arthur was a graduate of Bourne High School class of 1948. After high school he served during the Korean War in the U.S. Army.
Bernard Downing Class of 1946
Army, 4 Years He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 188 in Sandwich.
Bill Williams Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years Retired
Bruce Anthony Delsie Class of 1956
Navy, 4 Years U.S. Dept. of Veteran's Affairs Death File Bruce Anthony Delsie Born June 14, 1938 in New Bedford, MA Died March 28, 1999 Branch of Service: U.S. Navy Enlisted: November 13, 1956 Released: September 16, 1960
Charles L. Aylmer Class of 1940
Navy, 4 Years Charles was a Navy veteran of World War II serving aboard the submarine USS Cavalla (SS-244) when it sank the Japanese aircraft carrier Shokaku on June 19, 1944 during the battle of the Philippine Sea. He was a member of the U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII, and the Aptucxet Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5988 in Bourne.
Charles Thomas Fuller Class of 1940
Air Force, 3 Years He was a WWII veteran having served in the US Army Air Corps as an Airplane Mechanic in New Guinea and later served stateside as a member of the US Air Force
Charles W. 'Smokey' Stover Class of 1955
Air Force, 4 Years After high school in 1955, Charles W. 'Smokey' Stover served four years in the Air Force, after which he graduated from the University of Texas. He settled in Texas, where he developed a successful investment and cattle business.
Clayson "Buddy" Paul Tucy Class of 1940
Air Force, 3 Years Clayson "Buddy" Paul Tucy was a native of Bourne, MA and graduated from Bourne High School, served three years in the Air Force and attended Union university at Jackson, TN. Since returning to Bourne from his Air Force tour, Mr. Tucy was self employed as a general contractor and cranberry grower.
Douglas N. Neff "Doug" Class of 1991
Army, 5 Years Doug enlisted in the U.S. Army when he was 18 years old and served from 1992 to 1997. During their time in Texas, Doug served as an Army Helicopter Mechanic at Fort Hood.
Edward Avery Braley Class of 1960
Navy, 4 Years Ed graduated from Bourne High School in 1960 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1964 as a Seabee. He was stationed at Port Hueneme, CA, Taipei, Taiwan where he met his wife, and also the Island of Guam.
Edward Charles Watt Class of 1960
Army, 20+ Years Edward was a Training Specialist for the Department of the U.S. Army for 30 years, retiring in 1998. Prior to that, he served in the US Army for 2 years during the Vietnam War.
Edward Francis Besse Class of 1944
Army, 2 Years U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Record Name: Edward F Besse Birth Year: 18 Sept 1926 Nativity State or Country: Massachusetts State: Massachusetts County or City: Barnstable Enlistment Date: 5 Dec 1944 Enlistment State: Massachusetts Enlistment City: Fort Banks Boston Grade: Private
Edward Savage Class of 1959
Marine Corps, 4 Years Falmouth Enterprise, Tuesday, December 05, 1961, Page 7 Promoted At Okinawa Edward Savage, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice R. Savage of Buzzards Bay, has been promoted to grade of Lance Corporal in the Marines. He is postal clerk of his Marine unit, and also plays on its basketball team. Eddy was on Bourne High's most recent championship court team. ---------------------------------- Falmouth Enterprise, Friday, August 03, 1962, Page 16 Marine Is Home Lance Corporal Edward F. Savage of the U S. Marine Corps arrived at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice R. Savage, Washington Avenue. Buzzards Bay, last weekend after spending 14 months in Okinawa. Corp. Savage reports to Cherry Point, N. C, Sept. 3. for reassignment.
Edward W. Barlow Class of 1953
Army, 2 Years Falmouth Enterprise, Friday, January 21, 1955, Page 5 Enlisted August 14 1953 Discharge January 16, 1955 Buried in the Pocasset Cemetery, Pocasset, MA Buzzards Bay Soldier is Dead Pfc. Edward W. Barlow, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Galon Barlow of Head of the Bay Road, Buzzards Bay, died recently in Incheon, South Korea of a gunshot wound in the head. He was in the finance department and a cashier in a military bank in Incheon. He entered service in August 1953 after his graduation from Bourne high School. He was a representative to the American Legion Boys State Convention that year. He was born in Boston on May 23, 1935.
Edwin A. Trench, Jr. Class of 1946
Navy, 3 Years Edwin served two tours in the Navy, first on the cruiser USS Manchester and then at the Naval War College in Newport, RI.
EDWIN WHEELER Class of 1950
Air Force, 4 Years Falmouth Enterprise, Friday, March 29, 1957, Page 10 LIEUT. EDWIN WHEELER Edwin F. Wheeler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frances Wheeler of Worcester Avenue, Monument Beach, received his discharge from the Air Force as First Lieutenant last week and spent the weekend with his parents. He left on Sunday to begin his employment with the Atlantic division of Pan American World Airways Company as a pilot on D-C 7Cs. He will be stationed at New York International Airport in New York City flying trans Atlantic flights to all parts of Europe, Scandinavia and South Africa. At present he is attending a six week Pan American orientation school in New York City. Mr. Wheeler was graduated from Bourne High School in the class of 1950 and attended the University of Maine for two years. On January 1, 1953, having passed the tests, he left to join the United States Air Force and entered the Aviation Cadet Training School at Lackland Air Force base at San Antonio, Texas. In March 1954 he received his commission as Second Lieut, and subsequently has received his First Lieut, commission. He has accumulated over 3,000 hours of accident free flying time and has been Aircraft Commander on C-54 transports for the Military Air Transport Service for two years out of Charleston, South Carolina. Lieut. Wheeler, who flew trans Atlantic to all parts of Europe and South Africa, also flew 51 flights to Thule, Greenland and worked on the air-lift for Hungarian refugees.
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