Fitch High School Alumni

Groton, Connecticut (CT)

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

Have you lost your Fitch High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Falcons lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Andrew Borysewicz
Andrew Borysewicz
Class of 1997
National Guard, 7 Years

I joined the CT National Guard in the year 2000. I'm currently serving in Germany. This deployment has been a incredible experience one I will never forget.
Aquiles Faustino Jr.  (Tino)
Aquiles Faustino Jr. (Tino)
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

Preventive Medicine Technician currently serving in Iraq.
Aspinwall
Aspinwall
Class of 2004
Army, 3 Years

Pilot
Benjamin F. Bodiford
Benjamin F. Bodiford
Class of 1980
Army, 16 Years

still active, currently at Fort Campbell, KY. heading off to Korea here real soon, deployed to
Iraq 3 times. I'll have to find some pics for you all.
Bob Viney
Bob Viney
Class of 1966
Navy, 10 Years

US Naval Academy, 1966-1970; graduated with merit (99 of 840). Nuclear powered submarine officer, 1970-1974, based in Pearl Harbor, HI; Vietnam Service Medal, Navy Expedetionary Medal, Navy Unit Citation, 2 Letters of Commendation. Instructor and Division Director, US Naval Nuclear Power School, 1974-1976, based in Vallejo, CA.
Bob Willard
Bob Willard
Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 14 Years

I joined the MC in 1993. I have been all over the world including two tours in Iraq. I am currently stationed in Okinawa, Japan.
Bob Willard
Bob Willard
Class of 1991
Marine Corps, 13 Years

I joined back in 1993. I have been to Japan, South Korea, Greece, Africa, Iraq, Kuwait, Iceland, and Ireland. I am a Data Chief working with networks.
Brien M. Cowan
Brien M. Cowan
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined as E1 and retired as an O5. Submariner.
Carl Nielsen
Carl Nielsen
Class of 1967
Army, 3 Years

Fort Dix - Basic
Fort Knox -AIT
Fort Carson - 5th Mech Inf.
Goeppengin, Germany- 4th Armored Div
Quang Tri, Vietnam - 2nd Bn 94th Arty
Carol Kenet Muir (Andersen)
Carol Kenet Muir (Andersen)
Class of 1977
Army, 4 Years

Joined delayed entry during my senior year and left for basic training the morning after graduation. 36C20 Telephone Installer and Lineman. Served in Ft Campbell, KY and Ft Hood, Texas. Grad Air Assualt School.
chris totten
chris totten
Class of 1984
Air Force, 19 Years

Bioenvironmental Engineer
Chuck Maskell
Chuck Maskell
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

As of Oct, leaving Germany to take command of a brigade at Fort Eustis, VA. I commanded a battalion in Iraq back in '03-'04. Have served in Germany, Alaska, Washington, Texas, Kansas, and Rhode Island. Recently returned from the country of Georgia where I participated in a Humanitarian Assistance mission after the Georgian-Russian war.
Colleen Welles Cauley
Colleen Welles Cauley
Class of 2004
Army, 2 Years

Served from Sept 2004-Apr 2007 in Monterey,CA, San Angelo, TX, and Ft Bragg,NC as a Korean Linguist.
Dana 'Doc' Pellerin
Dana 'Doc' Pellerin
Class of 1970
Air Force, 15 Years

USAF volunteer on Delayed Enlistment program, entered service July 8,1970. Basic at Lackland AFB, Medic tech school at Sheppard AFB. Stationed in AL, MI, LA,TX, England thru 1984. Switched to Army Medic. Stationed at Ft Belvoir, VA and Ft Bragg, NC. with 4th PSYOP Gp, 1st Bn, Airborne, JFK Special Warfare Center. Now a dual-service Disabled Vet. The heart was willing, but the knees weren't! Awarded AF Commendation Medal, AF Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation Medal amongst others. Proud of my military career accomplishments. Enjoyed every minute!
Dana L Owens
Dana L Owens
Class of 1972
Air Force, 4 Years

Because of my completion of my service for our country, I was trained on computers way back when they were dumb terminals and mainframes; I obtained a BS degree, I'm going back to school to get my Masters; I get "free" healthcare and I'm looking into purchasing a second home using my VA benefits.
Dana Pellerin
Dana Pellerin
Class of 1970
Air Force, 15 Years

USAF Medic 1970-1984... MSM recipient... AFCOM recipient... US Army (attatched) 1984-1985... ARCOM recipient... Distinguished career... Enjoyed EVERY minute of service! Proud Veteran!
David R McIntosh
David R McIntosh
Class of 1982
Army, 4 Years

Unit Supply Specalist and Truck Driver Was Stationed in Fort Carson Colorado and Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks Hawaii and end my Tour of Duty In Fort Devens. I was Very Proud to Have Served and am Very pround Of the Men and Women Still in Harms way Today Thank You Thank You. We are all very Under appreciated.
edward kexel
edward kexel
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

Oh what fun....played in texas, germany, california, saudi arabia, kuwait, and korea. Enjoyed Desert shield/storm and a secret called Desert Strike. Now with the Department of Homeland Security.
Edwin H. Brownell
Edwin H. Brownell
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Joined two days after graduation, served in Savannah, GA, Ft. Bragg, NC, Ft. Devens, MA, Laurel, MD, Ft. Davis, Panama, Honduras and Bosnia. Long 24 years.
Gerald David Zimmerman
Gerald David Zimmerman
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Combined Enlisted Active in US Navy as Hospital Corpsman, Reserve US Army Nurse Corps-Retired O3 Captain after 30 years.
Gerald David Zimmerman
Gerald David Zimmerman
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Combined Navy and Army Hospital Corpsman in Navy and Army Nurse Corps in Army Retied 2004 rank of Captain 03
James Elmer
James Elmer
Class of 1989
Army, 16 Years

I started as a tanker, driving and shooting tanks, then reclassified as a medic. I went to Airborne and Ranger school, then to Mogadishu (ever see Blackhawk Down?). I spent a few years as a Ranger, then went Special Forces. I served a total of 16 years, did 5 combat tours and multiple deployments, and was medically retired due to wounds received in combat my last tour in Iraq. The picture is of the surgery after my gunshot wound (I was shot by a sniper).
James Lambert
James Lambert
Class of 2000
Army, 8 Years

Joined US Army Reserve on Nov 28th, 2000. BCT at Ft. Jackson, SC. AIT at Ft. Lee, VA. Assigned to 439th QM (PS) in New Haven, CT.

Mobilized on Feb 10th, 2003.
Ft. Drum, NY Mar-May 2003
Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, May 2003
Camp Cedar II, Iraq May 2003 - July 2004
Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, July - Aug 2004

Seperated honorably Nov 27th, 2008.
Jay Bills
Jay Bills
Class of 1998
Army, 6 Years

Joined in 2004, served in afghanistan
Jeffrey A Gibbs
Jeffrey A Gibbs
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Served as an engneer with Special Forces in Vietnam in 1967 &1968 ,also spent one year in Germany prior , in 1966 . Jeff was wounded in 1968 , and is presently disabled veteran living in Alabama .
Jerry Counts
Jerry Counts
Class of 1976
Army, 4 Years

Air Defense. Germany, Texas, Colorado and Connecticut.
Jim Kane
Jim Kane
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

1966 Airman of the Year at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota.
Jim Kane
Jim Kane
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

Airman of the Year (1966) when assigned to Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota.
Jim Streeter
Jim Streeter
Class of 1963
Army, 6 Years

US Army Security Agency - Crypto Analysis. Japan, Hawaii, Vietnam - SSgt (E-6)
Joe Liddon
Joe Liddon
Class of 1991
Navy, 12 Years

Stationed at NAS Brunswick ME. Served in Kosivo twice. Iraq and Afghanistan. Currently stationed at NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA
John Garagliano
John Garagliano
Class of 1966
Air Force, 7 Years

Served 1969-1976, Accounting/Real Property loved it
Johnnie Lee Blount
Johnnie Lee Blount
Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 2 Years

A real American hero. Killed in Vietnam while trying to save another Marine. May he rest in peace.
Joseph Kirkup
Joseph Kirkup
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Artillery forward observer attached to an infantry company in Vietnam. Malaria and two Purple Hearts.
Joseph Ward
Joseph Ward
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Currently serving at the Pentagon. Was promoted to the Grade of Brigadier General in May 0f 2009. Have served on active duty since 1983 when I was commissioned upon graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1983.
Junius S. Clemmons
Junius S. Clemmons
Class of 1960
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Boot Camp - Cape May NJ
Electronics training - Groton CT
Highest Rank - Chief Warrant Officer 4
Retired in 1981 New Orleans, Louisiana
Kenneth Seal
Kenneth Seal
Class of 1998
Army, 10 Years

US Army Military Police, 19991020 - ?
last station CAJMTC - master gunner weapons instructor.
Currently on 3rd combat tour.
tours include balad, alisaid, kirkuk,
Guantanimo bay cuba (non combat)
Flores Guatamalla (humanitarian mission)
Kevin Joyce
Kevin Joyce
Class of 1983
National Guard, 20+ Years

CT - AVCRAD activated for Desert Storm (1991) and OIF/OEF (2003)
Lance Ryley
Lance Ryley
Class of 1984
Army, 5 Years

Czech/Slovak Linguist 1987 - 1991
MOS: 98GLeFox
Training: Monterey, CA and Goodfellow AFB, TX
Duty Stations: Augsburg, Germany
Active Duty Gulf War 1
Lee Wildes
Lee Wildes
Class of 1967
National Guard, 20 Years

Joined in 1968. Basic Training Fort Bragg 1969 was paid $69 per month Retired in 1989 as an Engineer Officer 03
Mark D. Wear
Mark D. Wear
Class of 1986
Army, 4 Years

Served in the Signal Corps as a Switching Systems Operator. Served in Ft. Sill, Camp Casey, South Korea(during Desert Storm), and Ft. Bragg. Go Army, beat Navy.

Classmates Spotlight

Fitch High School Classmates

Becky Milligan
Class of '81

Alumni Stories

High School Alumni Stores

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

School News

Class of 1937

I am writing this for my dad - Benedetto J Frank. He graduated from Fitch in 1937 and was at a reunion in 2007. He was o...
Read More »

Our Fitch 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 Fitch High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Groton are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!