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

Honored Military Alumni

Bob Kurneta
Bob Kurneta Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years
I served 4 years active and 22 years in the reserve, retiring in 1994 as a PO-1 (E-6). My rate was Aviation Structural Mechanic responsible for all the flight controls, wheels, tires, brakes, and structure of the aircraft. Had a great time, visited many places: Bermuda, Spain, Gibraltar, many other spots. Met my wife Bev in Jacksonville, FL on active duty and have been married for 38 years. Live in Vail, AZ south of Tucson for 6 years now. Drop me a line at: bobvair110@yahoo.com
Mark Gstell
Mark Gstell Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
22 years -- U.S. Army Retired !
Richard Zajack
Richard Zajack Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years
I was a Flight Engineer aboard a P2V-7 Neptune Navy Patrol Bomber. Our primary mission was anti submarine warfare and photo reconnaissance. Our squadron, VP-56, played a key role during the Cuban Missle Crisis, flying patrols from Guantanamo Bay Cuba. We also spent two six month deployments in Iceland, in 1962 and 1965. The cold war was in full swing and our mission was to keep track of the Russian Naval Forces in the North Atlantic. During this period we flew patrols from NATO bases in Norway, Denmark and Scotland. We also flew patrols from Puerto Rico, and numerous other Caribbean islands as well as Venezzuela. I accumulated over 2700 hours in the P2V-7 Neptune.
Richard Zajack
Richard Zajack Class of 1961
Navy, 4 Years
I was a Flight Engineer aboard a P2V-7 Neptune Navy Patrol Bomber. Our primary mission was anti submarine warfare and photo reconnaissance. Our squadron, VP-56, played a key role during the Cuban Missle Crisis, flying patrols from Guantanamo Bay Cuba. We also spent two six month deployments in Iceland, in 1962 and 1965. The cold war was in full swing and our mission was to keep track of the Russian Naval Forces in the North Atlantic. During this period we flew patrols from NATO bases in Norway, Denmark and Scotland. We also flew patrols from Puerto Rico, and numerous other Caribbean islands as well as Venezzuela. I accumulated over 2700 hours in the P2V-7 Neptune.

Classmates Spotlight

Cromwell High School Classmates

John Pronsky
Class of '59

Alumni Stories

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School News

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