Keene High School Alumni

Keene, New Hampshire (NH)

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!

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Honored Military Alumni

Aaron Cooke
Aaron Cooke
Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 2 Years

He has kicked 9 people out of our armory
Bill Carter
Bill Carter
Class of 1959
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired Dec 1982 - 23 yrs Service
Bill Riley
Bill Riley
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired 2000
Chris Bates
Chris Bates
Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years

Chris served in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, & Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is currently stationed in Germany.
Christopher Price
Christopher Price
Class of 2001
Air Force, 7 Years

Diet Therapist in the USAF
Collette Bates
Collette Bates
Class of 1988
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF, Military Police, K-9 Division- Narcotics, Attack, and Bomb dog handler
Collette Bates
Collette Bates
Class of 1988
Air Force, 4 Years

Security Police, K9 Division
Craig Tacy
Craig Tacy
Class of 1998
Army, 9 Years

Served in OIF 1. Currently serving in OIF 5 (Motor SGT).
Dan Cushing
Dan Cushing
Class of 1968
Air Force, 7 Years

Trained at Chanute AFB Ill. for Aircraft Structural Repair and later, High Speed aircraft fiberglass and honeycomb repair. 2 tours to S.E.A and a quick taste of TAC for F-4 support but most of my time was in support of KC-135 (refuel aircraft) and B-52 and FB-111's. Based at McCoy AFB Florida, UTapao RTAFB Thailand, Holloman AFB New Mexico, Tahkli RTAFB Thailand, Pease AFB New Hampshire.
Dave Johansen
Dave Johansen
Class of 1985
Navy, 5 Years

US NAVY Hospital Corpsman
US ARMY Medevac Medic
Desert Shield/Desert Storm
David Grover
David Grover
Class of 1983
Army, 6 Years

US Infantry
David Hulslander
David Hulslander
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

Retired as a Command Sergeant Major. Retired in 1999.
Donald B. Miller
Donald B. Miller
Class of 1988
Navy, 18 Years

Currently serving in NAS Brunswick, ME at the US Navy's Survival School (SERE). Email: donald.b.miller1@navy.mil
Edward Landfair
Edward Landfair
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

Still active duty with over 24 years.
Evan Fulton
Evan Fulton
Class of 1997
Army, 5 Years

Joined Active duty Army in 2003. Served in OIF 2 and 4 with the 1st ID. Stationed in Germany for 4 years.
Gayla (Kilyanczik) Tardie
Gayla (Kilyanczik) Tardie
Class of 1975
Army, 4 Years

March 1983 - Aircraft Fire Control (Weapon systems) on the Cobra Attack Helicopter. Ft. Hood, Tx.
Greg Piotrowski
Greg Piotrowski
Class of 1990
Air Force, 17 Years

17+ years of service; been stationed in England, New Mexico, Las Vegas, North Carolina, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Florida, Belgium, Germany and Texas. Traveled through France, Holland, Italy, Turkey, Afghanistan, Krygzstan, Uzbekistan, Iraq. Jobs include Aircraft maintenance, AFOSI Special Agent.
Heather King
Heather King
Class of 1997
Coast Guard, 7 Years

Serves currently in Corpus Christi, TX as an Aviation Mechanic on the only search and rescue jet a Falcon 20. Still attending school to become a nurse.
James B Stockwell
James B Stockwell
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

I spent 4 years in the USAF from 1971-1973. I was in the US Army Reserve for 16+ years. I am retired as a SFC.
Jarad Wood
Jarad Wood
Class of 1997
Army, 6 Years

Jarad was in the Army for 6 years as a crew cheif on a blackhawk. When he got out, he went right into the Air National Guard, where he is in his fourth year. He is now an E6. He will be returning from Kosovo in a few weeks. He has also served in S. Korea and Iraq.
Jeffrey Hunter Lovering
Jeffrey Hunter Lovering
Class of 1972
Army, 10 Years

67Y20, OH58, Crew Chief Helicopter/co pilot
jim chase
jim chase
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

medic 1970-1990, Germany, Italy, CT, NY, NC, GA, FL, KY, LA
Jim Ciampa
Jim Ciampa
Class of 1958
Marine Corps, 10 Years

Drill Instructor,Forced Recon,Brigs and Prisons
Jocelyn (Smith) Southerland
Jocelyn (Smith) Southerland
Class of 1992
National Guard, 11 Years

10 Years Active Duty Air Force, Currently serving in Missouri Air National Guard
Joe Blanchard
Joe Blanchard
Class of 1981
Navy, 6 Years

Gunners mate Guns. 3 and a half years spec war. operation preying mantis Persian Gulf 87, operation Desert Shield 90, operation desert storm 91, NATAC 87-91. Combat action ribbon, Naval expeditionary medal x2. Joint services meritorious unit commendation, DOD expeditionary medal, expert rifle and pistol ribbon, sea service ribbon x2
Johnson, Evan
Johnson, Evan
Class of 1997
Army, 6 Years

infantryman deployed to Iraq in 2004 for 1 year and again to baghdad in 2006 for 15 months, then went to ft benning as drill sergeant
Joseph Olmstead
Joseph Olmstead
Class of 2006
Air Force, 1 Years

SF Member!
KEVIN CARTER
KEVIN CARTER
Class of 1974
Army, 8 Years

US ARMY SPECIAL FORCES GREEN BERET VIETNAM STAFF SGT E-6 74-75 DOOR GUNNER HUEY GUNSHIP UHID AIRBORNE RANGER B- CO 2ND/BATTALION 508TH AIRBORNE INFANTRY 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION FORT BRAGG NC ASSIGNED DELTA CO DELTA FORCE /PANAMA
Kevin DuBois
Kevin DuBois
Class of 1979
Air Force, 8 Years

weapons specialist
Combat communications
Lcpl Cooke A.L.
Lcpl Cooke A.L.
Class of 2005
Marine Corps, 2 Years

He is the greatest Marine. I love You brother!!
LEE W. MINNICK
LEE W. MINNICK
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

RETIRED US ARMY
Linwood Grant
Linwood Grant
Class of 1961
Army, 20+ Years

basic Training at Fort Dix, NJ, Advanced Trainng at Fort Dix, NF, Advanced training at Fort Gordon, GA, Korea as Battalion Newspaper Editor, Fort Ben Harrison, IN for additional trainiing, finished at Aberbeen Proving Groubds, MD, 11 year brek. Renentered in 1978 in New Hampshire and retired in 20000 in North Carolina. I served in 5 decades begininning in 1974 and culminating in 2000.
LT Randy Miller
LT Randy Miller
Class of 1990
Navy, 19 Years

Enlisted July, 5 1990 as an Aviation Ordnanceman. Achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer prior to being commissioned in 2005. Assigned to: USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64), USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72), USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76), VFA-192, and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA.
Lynn Baldvins
Lynn Baldvins
Class of 1972
Army, 20+ Years

US Army Nurse Corps LTC retired 1997. Assigned Arizona, Hawaii, USAREC, Texas, Alabama, Germany and Colorado. MSN, UT El Paso 1985.
Mark Guyette
Mark Guyette
Class of 1990
Army, 9 Years

Spent 8 years Active and 2 years National Guard working Satellite and line of site communications. Over a year serving in Croatia and Sarajevo supporting Operation joint Endeavor and Joint Guard.
Michael Shawn Beaman
Michael Shawn Beaman
Class of 1985
Army, 20+ Years

Served 26 years active and reserve including a tour in Afghanistan and Iraq. Retired in 2010. Awards include the Army Meritorious Service Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Combat Action Badge.
Nora (Pregent) McCasland
Nora (Pregent) McCasland
Class of 1973
Army, 3 Years

medic
Peter Mitchell
Peter Mitchell
Class of 2003
Army, 1 Years

Infantry
Rich Comerford
Rich Comerford
Class of 1985
Army, 12 Years

Enlisted soldier for 8 years(Infantry), Commissioned officer for 4 years(Armor)
Richard Dubois
Richard Dubois
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

pilot

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