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Honored Military Alumni

Bruce Howell
Bruce Howell
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

Drafted on January 2, 1968, Spent 6 months in Darmstadt, Germany. Spent my last 12 months in Vietnam. I came home. God bless those souls who did not. God bless the 58,000+ who did not make it home. God bless all of our HERO Volunteers now spread throughout around the world facing Harms Way!
Bruce Howell
Bruce Howell
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

I was drafted into the Army on January 2nd of 1968. After processing for a few days at Ft. Hamilton in Brooklyn, NY.
My 8 week "Basic Training" was accomplished at Ft Jackson, South Carolina. UGH!
Following "Basic", my AIT training brought me to the Oh So Beautiful, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.! There I learned everything I needed to know relating to Artillery. There I trained for another 8 weeks.
After Graduation at Ft. Sill, I was sent home for 30 days leave prior to before shipping over seas to Damstat, Germany. Great Duty for the next 18 months. (Thank you God)
After serving in Germany for 6 months, I unexpectedly received orders for Vietnam where I was to spend my remaining 12 months of service.

In Vietnam, I spent 6 months at "Bear Cat" base camp located roughly 35 miles south east of Siagon. For my remaining 6 months of service in Vietnam, my unit was moved to Tay Ninh Base Camp located along the Cambodia Border roughly 75 miles north west of Sigon. Not a fun place to be.
.In December of '69, I received orders to fly home for Christmas (December, 1969) where I would receive my honorable discharge and freedom, well earned.
Bruce Howell
Bruce Howell
Class of 1967
Army, 2 Years

January, 1968: Fort Jackson, SC - Basic Training, (2 months)

April, 1968: Fort Sill, Ok = AIT (Artillery Survey) (2 months)

June, 2968: Darmstadt, Germany - Target Acqisition Battalion
Specialist 4th Class

December, 1968: 30 Day Holiday Leave

January, 1969: ;Bear Cat, Viet Nam
Specialist 4th Class

June, 1969: Tay Ninh, Viet Nam "Rocket City"
Specialist 4th Class

December 26: Rotation home / Discharged
Chuck Drobny
Chuck Drobny
Class of 1968
Army, 6 Years

Infantry Captain served in 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii and 4th Infantry Division in Washington. Deployed to Guam to open and provide provost for refugee camp in 1976. Commissioned from West Point in 1972. Airborne Ranger qualified.
Dave Messler
Dave Messler
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Delta 9th infantry, 9th signal Batavian, May 68-May 69.
Ed Norman
Ed Norman
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Pope AFB, NC, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, England, Germany, Desert Storm.
Ed Norman
Ed Norman
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

Spent 24 years in aircraft maintenance on several different models. Been to Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Germany, England and Saudi during Desert Storm. Been to places that I do not want to return to and have seen things that I don't need to see again. Retired in 1993. Looking back, time went by pretty quickly.Retirement from the Air Force involved mixed emotions. On one hand it was what I did for so many years, and did well. I had job security and a regular paycheck. On the other, I never knew what was coming up that would sent me packing to another place somewhere around the globe away from home. All in all, it was a great experience, met some great people, worked with some great people and learned more than I can now remember.
James Zilski
James Zilski
Class of 1959
Army, 20+ Years

Served most of my time in Germany and the US. I was in the Medical Corp working as a lab tech. I Graduated from Baylor University with Highest Honors and a Associate of Science Degree. I retired from the Army in 1979 and continued work in Labs in Germany and The US.
Joe Tombrello, Major, US Army, Retired
Joe Tombrello, Major, US Army, Retired
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

ROTC scholarship & distinguished military graduate. Active Regular US Army service from 1974 thru 1994 and 2005-2006. Served in Armor, Air Cavalry and various headquarters assignments throughout the continental USA, Alaska, Europe and Iraq.
Kenneth Meyer II
Kenneth Meyer II
Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years

Lt. Col. Meyer Piloted the C5, T37, T38, KC135
Kenneth Steenbuck
Kenneth Steenbuck
Class of 1964
Coast Guard, 4 Years

Was stationed out of Woods Hole Mass. (Cape Cod) on the Nantucket Light Vessel. and buoy tending ops. Also search and rescue.
Luca Francabandera
Luca Francabandera
Class of 1965
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years

Aviation Electronics Technician
Mark Pennecke
Mark Pennecke
Class of 1983
Navy, 20+ Years

USS Richard L. Page, USS Iowa, USS South Carolina & USS San Jacinto
matt haber
matt haber
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 3 Years

truck driver 2yrs Mt. Fuji Japan
MICHAEL P. BRESNAHAN
MICHAEL P. BRESNAHAN
Class of 1989
Marine Corps, 15 Years

VETERAN OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM AND ENDURING FREEDOM IN AFGHANISTAN. CURRENTLY SERVING AS A GUNNERY SERGEANT IN THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE
Michael Quercia
Michael Quercia
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 6 Years

USNA
Naval Flight School
1st Force Service Support Group
1st Battalion, 4th Marines
Recruituting Station New York, NY
Mike Zimmerman
Mike Zimmerman
Class of 1989
Navy, 10 Years

Served as an Intel Analysts and Arabic Linguist in ATFP (ANTI-Terrorism Force Protection). Served during Operation Desert Storm.
Peter Anello
Peter Anello
Class of 1973
Army, 14 Years

Served in the active Army from 1973 to 1981 and then the National Guard from 2000 to 2006. I spent a year in Bagdad.
Peter Koehler
Peter Koehler
Class of 1960
Army, 6 Years

1962-1968
Raymond Petersen
Raymond Petersen
Class of 1961
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Quit high school in 1960 to join the Marine Corps, and served four years active duty. Spent 13 months in Okinawa, Japan, and traveled to the Caribbean and around Africa.
Richard Furfuro
Richard Furfuro
Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years

Jet engine mechanic, served 13 monts in Taiwan durring the Viet Nam war
Richard Vargus
Richard Vargus
Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years

Currently assigned to US Central Command, Chief Law Enforcement Branch. Started in the Marine Corps (72-74) then opted for the Army and attended Officer Candidate School. Retired first time in 1995, became a police officer and returned in 2005. Commanded Iraqi National Police Academy, Det Cdr for CENTCOM PSD, and Customs Operations. LtCol with completion of Air War College, Command and Staff College, Bronze Star for Iraq. Taking care of troops is what its all about.
Robert  Dugin
Robert Dugin
Class of 1960
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

I served 3yrs in the USMC,& 29 yrs US Coast guard Res. Retired MCPO in 2001
robert  j.  smith
robert j. smith
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Vietnam veteran
Robert Dugin
Robert Dugin
Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Served 3 yrs active Duty separated as Cpl E-4, 3yrs res. Served 26 yrs US Coast Guard Res Ret. MCPO E-9 after 9/11 2001
ROBERT Dugin
ROBERT Dugin
Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 3 Years

SPENT 3 YRS ACTIVE DUTY MARINE CORPS,29 YRS USCG RES RETIRED AFTER 32 YRS.
Robert G. Losi
Robert G. Losi
Class of 1963
Army, 5 Years

Five years seemed like a long time. Only one was in RVN. Enlisted as a private, dishcarged as a Captain.
robert j. smith
robert j. smith
Class of 1962
Marine Corps, 4 Years

join right after high school. Vietnam-veteran 1964-65
Robert McLoughlin
Robert McLoughlin
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

Germany; Bosnia; Kosovo; Kuwait; Iraq; Korea; Hungary.

Bronze Star Recipient
Retired from active service: 2006

Member: Disabled American Veterans, VFW, American Legion
Ross Hamilton
Ross Hamilton
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Served from January, 1967 to December, 1969. Basic at Ft. Gordon, GA, AIT at Ft. Huachuca, AZ. Camp Page (ChunChon), South Korea for one year and Stockerbush Kaserne (Buren), West Germany for 1 1/2 years. "Pay Disbursing Specialist" (Finance Clerk). Spec. 5. Really lucked out missing Viet Nam. Got to see parts of the world that I never would have seen except for military service. G.I. Bill paid for my degree from Hofstra.
Terrence W. Reilly (Terry)
Terrence W. Reilly (Terry)
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

4 years, two assignments: Lackland AFB and Dyess AFB. Finished up with the rank of Sergeant. Performed Cryptographic maintenance and repair, had a TS (Crypto Access) clearance. Although Vietnam era, never left the states. Served 1969-1973.
Tony Lucas
Tony Lucas
Class of 1975
Navy, 20+ Years

Saw the World,Gulf War Vet.Retired a Sr Chief
V. Gregory Mish
V. Gregory Mish
Class of 1971
Marine Corps, 4 Years

enlisted in 1973....Parris Island, Marine Base 29 Palms, Ca and Embassy Duty, Bogota, Colombia. Grand times
Vincent Caruso
Vincent Caruso
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

Enlisted 20 June '72 discharged 19 June' 75
Army Medical Corp. Walter Reed

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