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

Bruce Davidson
Bruce Davidson Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years
Commissioned Officer with military service in Vietnam, OIF/OEF and Afghanistan
David Fortin
David Fortin Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years
US Navy Hospital Corpsman - Served with the US Marine Corps mostly. Set sails on several occasions however.
David Lewis
David Lewis Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired Medic and Chief Master Sergeant
Dwight Thompson
Dwight Thompson Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years
US Air Force Security Service Radio Operator. Pakistan 1966-67. Kelly AFB 1969-69
Dwight Thompson
Dwight Thompson Class of 1963
Navy, 16 Years
US Navy, retired on 22 years, Senior Chief Petty Officer. 3 Western Pacific Cruises
James E. Terhune
James E. Terhune Class of 1968
Air Force, 15 Years
Also Serviced 14 Years Army Gurad 29* in all Heavy Equipment Mechainc
James P. Cushing
James P. Cushing Class of 1988
Army, 19 Years
Veteran of the Gulf War Have been in the Army for the last 19years Served in Somali, Hatti Stationed in Fort Stewart GA Stationed in Fort Eustis VA
Joseph T Smith
Joseph T Smith Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 19 Years
Retired 1998 Master Gunnery Sergeant
Mark Goddette
Mark Goddette Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years
Served in Submarines, Retired as a Master Chief Electronics Technician
Richard Couture
Richard Couture Class of 1990
National Guard, 20+ Years
17+yrs Army National Guard and 3yr Air National Guard, Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran = RETIRED
Robert D Rock
Robert D Rock Class of 1959
Air Force, 4 Years
Airborn Missle Maintenance Tech
Sargent Cathrall
Sargent Cathrall Class of 1957
Air Force, 9 Years
Ground Radio Technician Scott AFB IL St. Albans AFS VT La Scie AS Nfld. Canada Keesler AFB MS Sandia Base Albuquerque NM Tachikawa AB Japan Kadena AB Okinawa
Wesley F. Smith
Wesley F. Smith Class of 1968
Air Force, 14 Years
l December 1970
Wesley F. Smith
Wesley F. Smith Class of 1968
Air Force, 14 Years
December 1970, joined the United States Air Force. Wesley had a highly successful military career. He was trained as a Security Policeman; promoted well ahead of his peers. He served at Westover AFB, MA; Udorn Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand; Loring AFB, ME; USAF Security Police Academy, Lackland AFB, TX; Pease AFB, NH; and Andersen AFB, Guam; with temporary assignments in Okinawa, Philippines, and Australia. He served in numerous capacities including Flight Chief, Shift Commander, Security Superintendent, and First Sergeant, as well as Instructor and Instructor Supervisor at the USAF Security Police Academy. Additional duties included Security Advisor to the Wing Battle Staffs of both Pease AFB, NH and Andersen AFB, Guam; as well as Security Advisor to General Rubin Autry, Commander, 3rd Air Division, Andersen AFB, Guam. Military honors include Master Instructor Certification and Distinguished Graduate from the Air Training Command Noncommissioned Officers Academy. Wesley took advantage of every available educational opportunity and ultimately graduated Cum. Laude from the University of New Hampshire, School for Lifelong Learning in 1981 with a Bachelors Degree in Human Behavior. He also completed two Associate Degrees with the Community College of the Air Force in Police Science and Instructor in Technology. Wesley’s military decorations include: two Air Force Meritorious Service Medals; two Air Force Commendation Medals; the Air Force Outstanding Unit Citation with a “V” for valor in combat and one silver oak leaf cluster; the Air Force Good Conduct Medal with three oak leaf clusters; the National Defense Service Medal; the Vietnam Service Medal with two Campaign Stars; the Air Force Longevity Award Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters; the noncommissioned Officers Professional Military Education Graduation Ribbon; the Small Arms Marksmanship Ribbon with Star; the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm; and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. While stationed in Thailand in 1972, Wesley was struck down with Rheumatic Heart Disease and almost died. During his recovery at USAF Regional Hospital, Clark AB, Philippines, he met Corazon, his future wife. In 1984, Wesley decided to end his military career at fourteen years, a decision he questioned for the rest of his life.

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Class of '60

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