Dryden High School Alumni

Dryden, New York (NY)

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!

Lost Class Rings

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Honored Military Alumni

Art Thomas
Art Thomas
Class of 1988
Army, 8 Years

I spent 8 years in the Army as a Search and Rescue Swimmer for the 160th Special Operations Aviation Company. I was Honorably discharged in 1996.
Bill Smith
Bill Smith
Class of 1971
Air Force, 10 Years

Telecommunications Technician
Served at:
Robins AFB, GA
Yokota AB/Camp Drake, Japan
Barksdale AFB, LA
Sembach AB, Germany
Pentagon, Washington, DC
Chris Givens
Chris Givens
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Serviced throughout Western Pacific, Asia and Middle East including Vietnam and Operation Desert Shield. 13 years Marine Corps and 14 years Navy. Retired as Lieutenant Commander.
Chris Scaglione
Chris Scaglione
Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Field Radio Technition. Stationed at Camp Lejuene NC with the 26th MAU/MEU.
Christopher L Wood
Christopher L Wood
Class of 1989
Army, 20 Years

'90-'95 -- Intelligence Analyst
'99-'14 -- Signal Corps
Daniel Hopkins
Daniel Hopkins
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Tenor with the the Soldiers' Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band, stationed at Fort Meade, MD. Been on concert tours to many countries in Europe and the Far East, and been to 49 states three times over. (how'd I miss Hawaii??). Just finishing my 27th year!
David Nelson Fox
David Nelson Fox
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

David Nelson Fox
Captain
B TRP, 7TH SQDN, 1ST CAVALRY, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
Dryden, New York
September 02, 1945 to February 08, 1971
DAVID N FOX is on the Wall at Panel 05W Line 087

David was a helicopter pilot shot down over Laos. He played football and other sports for the Dryden Lions. A faithful friend and tenacious competitor...
donald butts
donald butts
Class of 1966
Air Force, 8 Years

served from july 1966 thru april 1974
EUGENE OCKAY
EUGENE OCKAY
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN
Gordon Gabaree
Gordon Gabaree
Class of 1978
Air Force, 8 Years

Telecommunications Specialist - Served at:
Scott AFB, IL
Sembach AB, Germany
Chanute AFB, IL
Gordon Gabaree
Gordon Gabaree
Class of 1978
Air Force, 9 Years

Stationed in Germany,Illinois,Texas
Gregg Cotterill
Gregg Cotterill
Class of 1994
Air Force, 11 Years

Currently serving in the Air National Guard in Syracuse
Irene Rosa
Irene Rosa
Class of 1996
Army, 3 Years

Was an excellent soldier.
Ishae Erickson
Ishae Erickson
Class of 2005
Army, 3 Years

Patriot Missile
Jacob C.F. Bell
Jacob C.F. Bell
Class of 2001
Air Force, 7 Years

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Jason Burgess
Jason Burgess
Class of 1993
Army, 10 Years

Was comissioned in 1997 from Norwich University as a Field Artillery Officer. Currently serving at the rank of Major and on my second tour of duty in Iraq.
Jeremy Wood
Jeremy Wood
Class of 1996
Army, 20+ Years

Served as an Infantry Platoon Sergeant and Brigade Master Gunner (Bradley) from October 1996 to November 2016. Retired out of Fort Stewart Ga. Recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge and numerous achievement and leadership awards.
Jim Elliott
Jim Elliott
Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years

JAG Officer on active duty from 1980-1986. Reserve Officer until 2002. Three years in Northern Italy!
JIM KELLEY
JIM KELLEY
Class of 1968
Air Force, 8 Years

ADMINISTRATIVE FIELD, TOUR IN VIETNAM, WAS MOSTLY IN THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND
JIM KELLEY
JIM KELLEY
Class of 1968
Air Force, 7 Years

PEASE AFB NH, DANANG VIETNAM, LOWERY AFB CO, KEESLER AFB MS, GRIFFIS AFB NY, SHAW AFB SC.

Classmates Spotlight

Dryden High School Classmates

Erin Hotchkin
Class of '98

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

Read and submit stories about our classmates from Dryden High School, post achievements and news about our alumni, and post photos of our fellow Lions.

School News

Dr Peter E Waldron - Class of '65

Just finished editing a trailer for a film about my time in
I thought it might stir the interest of other Lions!...
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Our Dryden 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 Dryden High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Dryden are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!