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

Adalberto Velez
Adalberto Velez Class of 2002
Army, 7 Years
Has served for 7 years in the Army and is currently stationed in Germany and will be gettin out in 2015.
Barbara J. (Pikul) Harvey
Barbara J. (Pikul) Harvey Class of 1979
Army, 6 Years
US Army Transportation Corps, Ft. Eustis, VA. ROTC scholarship; commissioned 2LT at college graduation; served 4 years active and 2 years Reserves. Left Army as a CPT
Bruce E. Bussiere
Bruce E. Bussiere Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
Served in the US Army for 22 years as and Airborne Infantryman & Drill Seargent
Christopher Paton
Christopher Paton Class of 1977
Air Force, 4 Years
Served 4 years mostly in Wiesbaden Germany then in Colorado
Dorothy Rimbold
Dorothy Rimbold Class of 1959
Marine Corps, 11 Years
Served in a variety of jobs and locations. Spent 13 months on Okinawa in the mid 1960's as a photojournalist and Public Affairs NCO. Fiinal duty station was at the Recruiting Station iin Oklahoma City as a Public Affairs NCO.
Ernie Blair
Ernie Blair Class of 1982
Navy, 5 Years
Served 5 years as a Radioman aboard the USS Savannah (AOR-4). Homeported in Norfolk, Va.
Fred Bollenbach
Fred Bollenbach Class of 1954
Army, 20+ Years
I was in the supply busness/Inf Got a Purply Heart foe wons recievesd in Vet Nam did thee -yrs.
Fred Bollenbach
Fred Bollenbach Class of 1954
Army, 20+ Years
Basic Ft Dix NJ,School,Germany got married,different post ,Korea, Vietnam wounded Purple Heart 2 Bronze stars, Spent 7 M0. on the Berlin Wall 63-64 Retired 1976 w 22 yrs
James V. Krasinski
James V. Krasinski Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years
Missile Launch Office, Crew Commander for Program 437, Space Launch Director for DMSP, Staff Officer Major Air Command, Liaison Officer for NORAD/ADCOM, Space Command Executive officer and Program Manger for NAVSTAR GPS Ground Control System.
Joe Garvin
Joe Garvin Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served 24 years in the Air Force Reserves
JOHN WALSH Class of 1959
Navy, 4 Years
Aviation Machinist Mate/Search & Rescue crewmember stationed in Pensacola, FL and Keflavik, Iceland
Joseph Biela
Joseph Biela Class of 1981
Army, 5 Years
Military Intelligence- Russian Linguist
Joseph Biela
Joseph Biela Class of 1981
Army, 5 Years
A Co. 501st Military Intellignece BN First Armored Division Voice Intercept Operator- Russian translator
Kenneth Edward Allery
Kenneth Edward Allery Class of 1943
Air Force, 20+ Years
My father graduated from Holyoke High School in 1943. He entered the Aviation Cadet program in July 1943 and graduated as a bombardier with a commission as Second Lieutenant in August 1944. He flew 40 combat missions over Europe during WWII as a Lead Bombardier for the 310th Bomb Group, 428th Bomb Squadron, and achieved the rank of Brigadier General before retiring in 1976. He passed away on 21 April 2013 at the age of 88.
Lorraine Gagnon Krasinski
Lorraine Gagnon Krasinski Class of 1965
Air Force, 2 Years
Supply tech Charleston Air Force Base 1965 - 1967
Luz Lizarribar-Colon
Luz Lizarribar-Colon Class of 1976
Army, 20+ Years
Served four years in the active component of the Army as a Communications Specialist in Europe. Returned home, and joined the Army National Guard. Retired in 2004 as a Military Police Platoon Sergeant.
Margaret Fernandes Drew
Margaret Fernandes Drew Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years
US Navy Nurse Corps - Commander
Mark Weiner
Mark Weiner Class of 1972
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
Chaplain (LTC) USAR Currently Command Chaplain, 85th USAR Support Command, Arlington Heights, IL
Miguel Colon
Miguel Colon Class of 1998
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Served 4 years. Stationed in Camp Pendleton, CA. 2 overseas tours, including 8 months in Afghanistan. Honorable discharge.
Patrick Shaugnessy
Patrick Shaugnessy Class of 1970
Air Force, 20+ Years
Until his tragic and un-timely death in June of 2006 Pat served his state and country for nearly thirty six years along with attaining the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Along with being my friend,co-worker and supervisor he was also one of if not thee best person I have ever know. Mike Pijar/ Class of 1970

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