Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

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

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Cranston East High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Thunderbolts lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

COL John Hall
COL John Hall Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years
Field Artillery, currently serving as Director, Iraq Political Military Affairs, Joint Staff, the Pentagon
Edward Cifelli
Edward Cifelli Class of 1957
Air Force, 8 Years
Spent 8 years helping to train pilots in the art of Instrument Flying. After 9 months tech school in Illinois Went to Homestead AFB Fl - Strategic Air Command, then to Keesler AFB MI Air Training Command, then to Craig AFB Selma AL, also Air Training Command.
Frank Gibbons
Frank Gibbons Class of 1994
Army, 4 Years
Dr. Frank Gibbons served four years overseas in Germany and Iraq as a Captain in the US Army. Dr. Gibbons now owns and operates a general dental practice in North Smithfield, R.I. called LiveWell Dental
Gary Ames
Gary Ames Class of 1967
Army, 8 Years
Chief Warrant Officer (CW2) Assault Helicopter Pilot of the 187th Assault Helicopter - Black Hawk (Crusaders). Tay Nihn Vietnam. 1968-70.
Gary E. Ames
Gary E. Ames Class of 1967
Army, 8 Years
CW2 Chief Warrant Officer - Helicopter Pilot 187th Assault Helicopter "Crusaders" Tay Nihn & An Khe Vietnam (Black Virgin) JOTG (Panama - Jungle Operations)
Jim Brailsford
Jim Brailsford Class of 1970
Coast Guard, 6 Years
Reserves spent a lot of time at different stations along the East Coast! Was a Yeoman 3rd class!
Jim Brailsford
Jim Brailsford Class of 1970
Coast Guard, 6 Years
Served as a yeoman 3rd class at various sites in New England , NJ, NY & Virginia.
Joseph Salisbury
Joseph Salisbury Class of 1954
Marine Corps, 3 Years
United States Marine Corps 4.5" Rocket Battery
Ken Shallcross
Ken Shallcross Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years
Completed Undergraduate Pilot Training in 1975. Spent most of my years in the USAF and USAFR flying the C-141. Retired USAFR.
Marcos Rico
Marcos Rico Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Military Intelligence
Norman (John) Young
Norman (John) Young Class of 1965
Navy, 2 Years
Served on USS Tutuila ARG 4 based in Norfolk Virginia. Provided support operations in Vietnam
Peter Wetzelaer
Peter Wetzelaer Class of 1955
Air Force, 8 Years
R.I. Air National guard... 7 years Air Force Active Duty .. Berlin Crisis 1961 HF radio Technician. Search and High Finder Radar maintenance. Instructor... Mainenance Management
Richard Fusco
Richard Fusco Class of 1985
Army, 5 Years
Sargent field artillery
Ron Sanda
Ron Sanda Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years
US Navy Helimineron 15 4 years US Army and Reserves 20 years 2 tours of Persian Gulf 1 tour of Bosnia
Victor Pontbriand
Victor Pontbriand Class of 1981
Army, 16 Years
US Army Armor branch. Stationed in West Germany, Arizona, New Jersey, Vermont

Classmates Spotlight

Cranston East High School Classmates

David Patterson
Class of '60

Alumni Stories

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School News

1965 class reunion very nice

Michael Saccoccia his name was in the obituary s. Can you tell me when and where I didn't see anything about this
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