Dedham High School Alumni

Dedham, Massachusetts (MA)

Military Alumni

Military High School 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

Brian Whelan
Brian Whelan
Class of 1986
Army, 20+ Years

Retired Sergeant Major. 1986- 2011
Combat Tours with 82nd Airborne and the Ist Infantry Division
Currently Living in San Antonio TX
CHARLES J WALCH JR
CHARLES J WALCH JR
Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired from the US Navy November 23, 2004 after 24 years and 24 days of Honorable Service. He now resigns in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Cliff Smith
Cliff Smith
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Viet Nam Vet
Dan Devine
Dan Devine
Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years

Electricians' Mate
David Cogliano
David Cogliano
Class of 1988
Air Force, 20+ Years

Still active duty and currently stationed at Ellsworth AFB, SD "Cogs" is a veteran of Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.
David M. Cleary
David M. Cleary
Class of 1952
Coast Guard, 4 Years

Enlisted Jan. 19, 1955,boot camp Cape may, NJ. Radio school until Oct. 1955,graduated 3rd class RM, then assigned to the USCGC Bibb in Boston. Made cruises to Ocean Sta Charlie, Bravo and delta, and rescue duty off Ptown.Last cruise to Bermuda for stand-by rescue duty in 1956. Transfered to Hawaii in Oct. 1956. Passed test for RM2. Assigned to CGRADSTA, Wahiawa.. Then assigned to USCGC Winnebago and cruise to Ocean Sta Victor and on to Japan and returned. Resked to RADSTA, then assigned to USCGC Blackhaw for trip to Alaska to Break ice for Operation Dewline to resupply radar stations across the top. Returned to Hawaii RADSTA and passed test for RM1 (E6). Made grade is less than 3 years. Made last cruise to South Seas for 6 mos. on the USCGC Ironwood and then left Hawaii and returned to Boston for release in Nov. 1958. Was honorably discharged on Jan. 19, 1963. Attended Merrimack College and graduated in June 1963 on the Korean GIBill.
David M. Cleary
David M. Cleary
Class of 1952
Coast Guard, 4 Years

I went to boot camp in Cape May,NJ in Jan. 1955. From there, I went to Radio school at USCG Base in Groton, CT. I grad. as a third class radioman, and was stationed on the USCGC Bibb W31 out of Boston. After sailing on three diff. ocean stations in the Atlantic, I was transferred to Honolulu, Hawaii in Oct., 1956. I was stationed at the radio station on Oahu and made second class RM. From there, I was in an out, sailing to OceanSta. Victor, to Japan and returned. Then I went on the Dew Line operation to Alaska, on the USCGC Blackhaw, 1957, resupplying the radar stations across the northern part of Canada. Upon return to Hawaii, I shipped out the USCGC Ironwood, on a south seas logistic run and visited many islands in the south pacific. I was then a first class radioman (E6), which I made in three years. I was discharged in Boston in 1959, and received my final discharge in 1963, after my full eight years. I then went on to Merrimack College on the Korean Bill of Rights, grad. in June 1963.
David Seale
David Seale
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

Naval Air, Great Lakes for boot camp, Memphis, Tenn. for Electronics school, Squadron VA-174 Cecil Field, Jacksonville Fla. for 2 years . Transfered to VA-86 and went to the Gulf of Tonkin aboard the USS America CVA 66. Enlisted April 1969 and was discharged honorably on February 23, 1973.
Donald Brooks
Donald Brooks
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Viet Nam
Dorothy Peluso
Dorothy Peluso
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

Joined the Army Nurse Corps after graduating from a Boston nursing school in 1971. Spent the next 27 yrs mostly in the States with one overseas tour in South Korea. My most memorable experience was attending a Bob Hope Christmas show in the DMZ, Finished my career at Walter Reed Medical after Desert Storm.
Evan McNamara
Evan McNamara
Class of 2005
Army, 4 Years

Army Special Operstions Command
George F. Close Jr.
George F. Close Jr.
Class of 1964
Army, 20+ Years

Drafted at 19, commissioned at 20 during the VN War...went on to serve over 30 years retiring as a Major General. Service included assignments in infantry, airborne, ranger and aviation units worldwide.
Harry Larsen
Harry Larsen
Class of 1965
Navy, 10 Years

Communication Technician. Served last five years in Rota Spain
Jack Drinkwater
Jack Drinkwater
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

Rifleman, D Company/ 51st Infantry- Vietnam 1970-1971
Kenneth David Callaway
Kenneth David Callaway
Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years

Two tours to the western pacific 63-65
Mark Ratcliffe
Mark Ratcliffe
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

4 yrs active duty and 16 yrs in the Air Force Reserves as an air cargo specialist.
Michael J Shaw MM2ss
Michael J Shaw MM2ss
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

Nuclear Submarine service
Owen McNamara
Owen McNamara
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Global war on terror/operation iraqi freedom. combat wounded august 2004
Paul Giguere
Paul Giguere
Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years

F-111 A/E/C Fighter Pilot.
Paul McCann
Paul McCann
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Infantry Officer, served with several infanty units. Completed my career at West Point.

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Harry Larsen
Class of '65

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Our Dedham High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Dedham High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Dedham are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!