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

Alden Hart
Alden Hart Class of 1958
Army, 3 Years
US Army Security Agency MOS 722/723 Cryptography 1959 - 1962
DANIEL O'CONNELL Class of 1958
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
pvt to Maj 30 years. 1958-1988 Marine Aviation ordnance
James Q Gulnac
James Q Gulnac Class of 1963
Army, 8 Years
Commissioned Artillery Officer 3 years active duty overseas duyt Republic of South Korea
Jerry Richter
Jerry Richter Class of 1952
Navy, 20+ Years
Enlisted on my 18th birthday. Basic in Bainbridge, MD. Machinists Mate A School, Gt. Lakes, Ill., Served aboard U.S.S. Princeton CVS-37 from November 1952 until February 1957. Changed rating from Machinists Mate 2nd to Hospital Corpsman 2nd and went to Medical B School at Portsmouth, Va. Stationed at U.S. Naval Hospital, Chelsea, Mass., from September 1957 until mid 1959. Left active duty and entered Advanced Pay Program in Norfolk, Va and was promoted to Aviation Electronics Technician Chief and remained in Reserves until April of 1994 at which time I was Honorably Discharged and retired.
Jerry S. Richter
Jerry S. Richter Class of 1953
Navy, 20+ Years
Entered USN on my 18th birthday, 1 April 1952. Boot Camp at Bainbridge, MD. Attended Machinists Mate school in Gt. Lakes and in November of 1952 was assigned to the USS Princeton (CVS-37) homeported in San Diego, CA. Made several Far East tours to support combat activities in Korea. Homeported at Yokosuka, Japan. While there, ran into Freddy Lorenz and Manley Coons. Quite a surprise. Ship also visited Hong Kong numerous times as well as Manila, Taiwan, Formosa, Bangkok and Okinawa. Changed my rating from Machinists Mate 2 to Hospital Corpsman 2 in 1956 and in February of 1957 left the Princeton and attended Advanced Hospital Corps School in Portsmouth, VA and upon graduation was assigned to the U.S. Naval Hospita in Chelsea, MA. where I worked in the Eye Clinic and Surgery until my discharge in March of 1959. At that point I went to the University of Hartford and studied Electronic Engineering Technology (Communications Major)and graduated in April of 1962. I remained in the reserves and later got into the Advanced Pay Program where I was changed over to an Aviation Electronics Technician Chief and remained there until my discharge in April of 1994.
Jim Mansfield
Jim Mansfield Class of 1966
Air Force, 7 Years
Sep '68. Completed basic training, Lackland AFB, TX. Promoted to E-2 Oct '68 - Apr '70. Dietician with 852nd Medical group, Castle AFB, CA. Promoted to E-3 and E-4. Apr '70 - Aug '70. Retrained into weather (meteorological) services field @ Chanute AFB, IL. Sep '70- Jul '71. Provided weather support for Tactical Air Command @ McDill AFB, FL. Aug '71 - Feb '72. Served as part of combat weather team #1 at Phu Loi Army Installation, Vietnam providing weather support for Army aircraft reconnaisance operations in and around the Iron Triangle. Promoted to E-5. Sep '72. Re-enlisted at Phu Loi, Vietnam. Oath of re-enlistment administered by General William Best, commander of Air Weather Service. Feb '72-May '72. Moved to Long Bihn Army Installation Vietnam to provide daily weather support for the Commanding General of Army operations in Vietnam. Jun '72-Jul '73. Provided weather support to Strategic Air Command operations at Westover AFB, MA. Aug '73 - Sep '75. Provided meteorlogical services to Strategic Airlift Command at Plattsburgh AFB, NY. Sep '75. Honorably discharged from active duty. Rated by Veterans Administration as a disabled veteran due to service connected physical ailments.
Robert Shaw
Robert Shaw Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years
Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman. Attained Chief Petty Officer
Stanley Jennings
Stanley Jennings Class of 1956
Navy, 4 Years
Thomas (Tom)  McKee
Thomas (Tom) McKee Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years
AMS-2, F4-J Plane Captain, VF-33 on the USS America & USS Independence. 13 months around the world cruse Viet Nam.
Walter Carlin
Walter Carlin Class of 1955
Army, 2 Years
Lieutenant: Assistant Adjutant; General's Aide; Top Secret Control Officer

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