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

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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 Scaglione
Chris Scaglione Class of 1985
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Field Radio Technition. Stationed at Camp Lejuene NC with the 26th MAU/MEU.
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.
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.
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.

Classmates Spotlight

Dryden High School Classmates

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Class of '92

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School News

Dr Peter E Waldron - Class of '65

Just finished editing a trailer for a film about my time in
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