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

Ben Kudon
Ben Kudon Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Missile Technician
Bob Marioni
Bob Marioni Class of 1974
Navy, 6 Years
Served as an Avionics Technician and as a flight technician (aircrew).
Bob Miller
Bob Miller Class of 1975
Navy, 9 Years
Spent 9 years in Navy/Naval Reserve working as a Journalist/Public Relations Specialist.
Bob O'Neill
Bob O'Neill Class of 1979
Navy, 15 Years
Navy Seabee. Reserve battalions NMCB 27 and CBMU 202. Attached to II Marine Expeditionary Force in Iraq 2008-2009.
Charles Owen Harman
Charles Owen Harman Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired HMC, 1977-80 USS Long Beach CGN-9, 1980-82 Nav Hosp Oakland CA; 1982-86 USS Saratoga CV-60; 1986-91 NAVLOGCOM, Frederick MD; 1991-94 2nd SRIG Camp Lejeune NC; 1994-96 OSO Syracuse NY
Charles Roop
Charles Roop Class of 1965
Navy, 6 Years
United States Submarine Service USS James K Polk SSBN645 Fire Control Technician (Ballistics) for Polaris and Poseidon missiles
David Emerson
David Emerson Class of 2000
Navy, 3 Years
Currently serving aboard the SSN USS New Hampshire as a sonar tech
Navy, 8 Years
Diana Chambers Grayton
Diana Chambers Grayton Class of 1969
Army, 8 Years
Disabled American Veteran. Officer in the Medical Service Corps.
Edward Caputo
Edward Caputo Class of 1947
Army, 20+ Years
Retired as LtCol Infantry. Service in Vietnam 65-67 Radio/ TV Public Affair Officer Pentagon 67-89
Edward Caputo
Edward Caputo Class of 1947
Army, 20+ Years
Retired as Lieutenant Colonel. Infantry Served in Vietnam 1965-67. Bronze Star,Mderitorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal. Chief Radio/TV Office of Public Affairs ,Pentagon-1967-89
John Casale
John Casale Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years
Vietnam Era Veteran. Commissary 2nd Class
Joseph K. Dowley
Joseph K. Dowley Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years
Infantry Officer. Trained at Ft. Dix and Ft. Benning 1969-70. Served in the Old Guard in Arlington, Va 1970. Inf. Platoon Leader, Vietnam, C Co.1/52nd, 198th Brigade, 23rd Inf. Div. 1971.
Kevin Panagrossi
Kevin Panagrossi Class of 1979
Air Force, 4 Years
Sergeant in Electronic Intelligence, served in San Vito Italy, Panama, Honduras, and the NAtional Security Agency at Fort Meade, MD. Earned the Meritorius Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Award, and the Air Force Commendation Medal.
Larry Simeone
Larry Simeone Class of 1959
Marine Corps, 6 Years
U.S. Marine Corps Combat Engineer 1959-1965
Len Francesconi
Len Francesconi Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years
Retired as Senior Chief Petty Officer Stationed in Holy Loch, Scotland, Yokosuka, Japan, and Puerto Rico. Served aboard USS Canopus, USS Connole, and USS San Jacinto.
Leonard Francesconi
Leonard Francesconi Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years
Enlisted in 1972. Retired in 1993 after 21 years of service.
Maria C. DiPalma
Maria C. DiPalma Class of 1978
Navy Reserves, 20+ Years
USN Active for 10 years and USN Reserves for 14 years
Mark Sette
Mark Sette Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years
Enlisted in the Navy during my senior year. Served in a number of surface units, most memorable tours on Mine Sweepers and two tours in Iraq 2004-2005. Retired after 22 years as Senior Chief Personnelman, Surface Warfare.
Mark Sette
Mark Sette Class of 1985
Navy, 20+ Years
22 years of service, I retired from active duty 1 Mar 2007. I had some wonderful experiences, serving in Kosovo (99) and in Iraq (05). I retired as a Senior Chief, as well as earning my BA and MBA while serving.

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Hamden High School Classmates

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Class of '06

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HHS v WHHS Hockey Alumni Game

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