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!

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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.
Josh Dugan
Josh Dugan
Class of 1984
Navy, 20+ Years

Currently Command Master Chief of Electronic Attack Squadron 130, stationed at Whidbey Island, Washington. Served all over the world in a wide variety of operational assignments. At the time of this posting, I'm deployed in support of combat operations in Afghanistan.
KEVIN SIRDEVAN
KEVIN SIRDEVAN
Class of 1989
Army, 20+ Years

RETIRED
EAR NOSE THROAT SPECIALIST
COMBAT MEDIC
PATIENT ADMINISTRATION
Kristin Clark
Kristin Clark
Class of 1982
Air Force, 15 Years

Accomplished four years of enlisted Active Duty service from 1992 - 1996 after graduating with a Bachelor's degree from Cortland. Transferred in 1996 to the Air National Guard, where I earned a commission in 1998.
Leonard Snow
Leonard Snow
Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Parents divorced, Went straight from 11th grade to Rutland VT. and passed G.E.D to join the Marines. I consider myself Alumni since I spent from K-11 grades there.
Lester Chase
Lester Chase
Class of 1959
Army, 5 Years

3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Honor Guard Arlington Cemetery, Air Traffic Tower Chief, Ft. Wainwright, AK
Mark L. Williamson
Mark L. Williamson
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Entered the Air Force after graduation in 1977 and retired in 1999 after 22 years. Served as a Personnel Specialist for 19 years and a First Sergeant the last 3 years. Over 10 different assignments. Multiple awards and decorations. Five Meritorious Service Medals and Five Commendation Medals. It was a wonderful life!
Mark Reynolds
Mark Reynolds
Class of 1988
Navy, 12 Years

Currently serving as a Chief Fire Controlman onboard USS DE WERT (FFG 45) stationed in Mayport, FL (Jacksonville). About to transfer, probably to the Naval Training Center in North Chicago--I hate the COLD.
mark Rogers
mark Rogers
Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years

retired living in TX
Mark Wagner
Mark Wagner
Class of 1996
Army, 6 Years

Operation Enduring Freedom 2006-2007
Melissa Houseworth  Hamrick
Melissa Houseworth Hamrick
Class of 1995
Navy, 8 Years

6 years as a Sonar technician third class and 2 years as a postal clerk third class.
Michael Edgar
Michael Edgar
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

22+ years of service, enlisted and officer, across multiple disciplines.
Michael OBrien
Michael OBrien
Class of 1983
Navy, 4 Years

BM3 USS FRESNO 1182 SAN DIEGO AND LONGBEACH CA 1984 TO 1988
Mike Edgar
Mike Edgar
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 22+ years, enlisted and officer. Served in fighter and bomber squadrons, worked Security Forces, Intelligence and Protocol for a 4-star general to name just a few. Stationed several places in the US, two bases in Germany, and in Greenland.
Patrick Hyde
Patrick Hyde
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

Served in Thailand and Germany
Peter E Waldron
Peter E Waldron
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Peter played baseball for First Army team in Ft Knox, KY until a knee injury forced him to the dugout. He finished his tour of duty as an Army Advisor to the Army National Guard (VA) in Richmond, VA.
Peter E Waldron
Peter E Waldron
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Peter played baseball for the U.S. Army until he was injured in a game at Ft Knox, KY in 1966. He then was transferred to Richmond, VA where he worked as an Army Advisor to the Virginia National Guard. He was discharged in May 1968.
Rebecca Blizzard Sewell
Rebecca Blizzard Sewell
Class of 1973
Navy, 4 Years

Boot camp - Orlando - July-Sept 1974
'A' Schools - Naval Training Center, Great Lakes - Sept 74-May 75
Guantanamo Naval Air Station (radar operator) - June 75-June 76
Dam Neck Fleet Combat Training Center, Virginia Beach, VA (NTDS instructor) 7-4-76 to discharge 6-29-78
Steven C. Hamilton
Steven C. Hamilton
Class of 1997
Air Force, 4 Years

Served as a Combat Civil Engineer - Fire Protection Specialist between May 1998 to May 2002
thomas scutt
thomas scutt
Class of 1978
Navy, 7 Years

USS BOWEN FF-1079 , Naval Support Actiivty Brooklyn , New York
timothy j ward
timothy j ward
Class of 1994
Army, 3 Years

combat engineer 1994-1997 explosives expert/obstacle emplacment

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Class of '89

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Dr Peter E Waldron - Class of '65

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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!