Military Alumni

Military 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

Brett Manger
Brett Manger Class of 1989
Air Force, 18 Years
USAF- C-5 Pilot
David Gardner
David Gardner Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
Army OH-6 pilot, Vietnam 1971 left Army for college and joined USAF as Helicopter pilot 1980. Retired as Major in 1997
Francis A. Galgano
Francis A. Galgano Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years
Retired after 27 years as a serving army officer
Harry Hopkins III
Harry Hopkins III Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
I was an Air Force Engineer and Cadet Officer trainer from 1976 to 2002. Some important highlights of my career was my involvement in the launching of priority payloads at Vandenberg AFB, Ca and having a personal hand in guiding the development of over a 100 young AF Officers.
James Danielik
James Danielik Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
30 year career. C-141 pilot and 17 years in Special Operations.
James Danielik
James Danielik Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
30 year career. C-141 pilot and 17 years in Special Operations.
James Danielik
James Danielik Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years
30 year career. C-141 pilot and 17 years in Special Operations.
John F. Kulick
John F. Kulick Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years
Security Police (Law Enforcement Supervisor). Stationed in New Jersey, Guam, Korea (3 different bases for a total of 4 years), New Mexico, Missouri, and Japan (Okinawa and mainland Japan for a total of 11 years). 5 temporary duty assignments to the Philippines for Air Base Ground Defense training.
John Nehrbas
John Nehrbas Class of 1968
Air Force, 20+ Years
I was an Information Processing Supervisor for 20 years in the USAF. Received the Air Force Commendation, Joint Service Commendation, Air Force Achievement, and Good Conduct (five awards) medals. Stationed in the Pentagon, Wiesbaden, Germany, SHAPE, Belgium, Balikeshir, Turkey, Andrews AFB, Maryland, and Mill Valley AFS, CA
Michael Hallisey
Michael Hallisey Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
An Armored Cavalry officer & Eurasian regional specialist, Mike was commissioned in the Regular Army in 1981 (Hofstra University) & is now a Colonel. He just completed serving as Defense & Army Attache in the US Embassy, Astana, Kazakhstan. He is now assigned to Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL (with duty in Washington, DC).
Mike maltz
Mike maltz Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
Killed in a HH60G Pavehawk Helicopter crash in Afghanistan 23 March 2003- MASTER SERGEANT MICHAEL MALTZ AND SENIOR AIRMAN JASON PLITE, 41st Rescue Squadron, Moody AFB. During a humanitarian miss
neil gallagher
neil gallagher Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years
served twenty years as a chief hospital corpman united states navy spend last tour at the us naval academy annapolis md
Pauline Rose Moore
Pauline Rose Moore Class of 1999
Air Force, 9 Years
still serving in the Reserves, 3.5 years active reserve time...pursuing active duty chaplaincy upon gradusation from divinity school!
Phil Benza
Phil Benza Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years
United States Air Force
Raymond J Enners
Raymond J Enners Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years
Heart of Gray, written by his brother Richard Class of 1966, is a riveting chronicle of Ray Enners' life and his selflessness and sacrifice in Vietnam. It depicts accounts of bravery from those he served with and commanded. Ray won the Distinguished Serviced Cross, the nations second highest award for valor.
Vince Winter
Vince Winter Class of 1983
Army, 12 Years
Air Defense Artillery. Missile expert. NATO evaluator NAMPHI.
William A Clemens
William A Clemens Class of 1971
Navy, 4 Years
Served from 1971 thru 1975 in the Seabees Naval Construction Battalion 40. While in Okinowa Japan I was transferred to Guam to assist with the evacuation of the South Vietnamese after the fall of the government. I loved every minute of my time in the military.

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Half Hollow Hills East High School Classmates

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Class of '70

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School News

Class of 1961 50th Year reunion

The reunion is planned for the weekend of November 11th, 12th and 13th, 2011 at Danfords Inn in Port Jefferson.
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