Ledyard High School Alumni

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Military High School Alumni

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This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Richard Daniels
Richard Daniels
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

I served on Active duty for 12 years and then another 10 1/2 with the Reserves here in Connecticut.
Andrew M. Wise
Andrew M. Wise
Class of 2006
Army, 2 Years

Still Active in the 82nd AIrborne Division! Served one tour in Iraq for 15 months and will be heading to Afghanistan in Mid-2009. Will be finishing up his 4 year enlistment in 2010
Bob Lyons
Bob Lyons
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in February, 1970. Served as a Chaplain's Assistant (70-75) at Dover Air Force Base (AFB), Dover, DE, Griffiss AFB, Rome, NY, and Udorn Royal Thai Air Base, Udorn, Thailand; AFOSI Special Agent-Criminal Investigator (75-78) at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX. Commissioned via Officer Training School in November, 1978. Served as a Security Police Officer (78-85) at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV and Hanscom AFB, Bedford, MA; Squadron Commander and Instructor at the USAF Security Police Academy (85-89), Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX; and Technical Training Staff Officer (89-91) for Headquarters, Air Training Command, Randolph AFB, San Antonio, TX. Retired after 21+ years in July, 1991 as a Major.
Dail Slingsby
Dail Slingsby
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

I joined the navy at a time when it was not a popular thing to do in 1971. I spent 20 years in the Navy as a jet engine mechanic and helicopter Crew Chief.
I accumulated a little over 3,000 flight hours in helicopters. I did a tour with the USS Midway from 1972 to 1975. On my first cruise on the Midway we spent 8 months in the Tonkin gulf (Viet Nam). The Midway was the first American aircraft carrier to be home ported in a foreign country. I had the opportunity to visit most of the countries in the orient. I also did tours a Naval Survival Instructor (SERE). I retied as an Aviation Machinist Mate Senior Chief.
Dail Slingsby
Dail Slingsby
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired as Senior Chief Petty Officer. I was in Naval Aviation as a helicopter Crew Chief. I accumulated 3,000 flight hours in helicopters and in some fixed wing aircraft. I spent some time as a navy survival instructor and was designated a Master Training Specialist. I have visited 4 Continents and many countries through out the Western Pacific and Indian oceans.
Dail Slingsby
Dail Slingsby
Class of 1970
Navy, 20+ Years

Helicopter maintenance and Crew Chief retired as a Senior Chief
Debra Ann Dotts Christian
Debra Ann Dotts Christian
Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years

Stationed in Washington, D.C. with assignments at the Pentagon (Receptionist to Secretary of the Air Force) and White House (Presidential Clemancy Board).
Eric Heyworth
Eric Heyworth
Class of 1993
Navy, 1 Years

8404 (Marine) Corpsman
Gary Hall
Gary Hall
Class of 1968
Navy, 24 Years

Graduated from Naval Academy in 1972. Spent 9 straight years on sea duty including destroyer in Vietnam, Mindsweeper in NJ, Guided missile destroyer in San Diego, and flag Lt for a Cruiser Destroyer group admiral. After 2 years of shore duty, executive officer of U.S.S. Chandler DDG-996, and then to graduate school for maters degree in Financial management, followed by two years of shore duty. Commanded U.S.S. Cushing DD-985. Attended National War College and retired after three years as Secretary of Defense Comptroller Office, Appropriations liaison.
Harrylouis Rodriguez
Harrylouis Rodriguez
Class of 1999
Army, 6 Years

US Army medical core medically retired in jan 2013 got hurt on deployment to Afghanistan in 2010
James Lincoln
James Lincoln
Class of 2000
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Was Combat Engineer. 1st Combat Tour was with 2nd Division. 2nd Tour with 3rd battalion 2nd Marines in the Horn of Africa in 04. Served with Marine Security Forces.
Jeff VanCuren
Jeff VanCuren
Class of 1989
Army, 13 Years

I am still serving in the Army. I have been stationed in Germany (a year in Bosnia), Virginia, North Carolina, South Dakota, back to Virginina, and now Iraq.
Jeffrey T. Lame
Jeffrey T. Lame
Class of 1990
Navy, 4 Years

Submarine Sonar Technician. Stationed in San Diego, CA and Groton, CT.
Jennifer Bennet Brouillard
Jennifer Bennet Brouillard
Class of 1986
Air Force, 20+ Years

Contract Specialist -15 years
First Sergeant - 10 years
Human Resource Advisor to Wing Commander - 3 years.
Retire - July 2015
Joe Nestor
Joe Nestor
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Served most of my career as a Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilot in the Cavalry. Multiple overseas deployments. Now serving in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, Pentagon.
Joseph Corso
Joseph Corso
Class of 1995
Army, 7 Years

Commander of Charlie Company 2-417 Infantry Regiment.
Lon Souder
Lon Souder
Class of 2000
Navy, 3 Years

U.S. Navy Search and Rescue Corpsman (medic)
Lynette Shenk Kammerer
Lynette Shenk Kammerer
Class of 1990
Navy, 5 Years

MS3 - Mess Management Specialist. Duties were similar to that of Hotel/Restaurant Management. This position is currently known as a Cooks Specialist.
Mark Dandridge
Mark Dandridge
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aerospace Ground Equipment Craftsman and Budget Analyst
Mark Dandridge
Mark Dandridge
Class of 1985
Air Force, 20+ Years

Current job is Budget Analyst and served as an Aerospace Ground Equipment Craftsman for 18+ years. Retiring as an E7 effective 1 November 2008. Seved in Turkey during Operation Northern Watch and Enduring Freedom and Suadi Arabia during Operation Southern Watch and served in Panama, San Antonio and Phoenix.
Michael Brinkman
Michael Brinkman
Class of 1969
Navy, 4 Years

Hospital Corpsman, Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and HQ Marine Corps Naval Dispensaries
Michael Deckman
Michael Deckman
Class of 1992
Army, 10 Years

13th MP Co. Camp Darby, Italy
382nd MP BN
16th MP BDE
Michael Hess
Michael Hess
Class of 1988
Army, 19 Years

Entered the Army reserves after graduation. Joined active duty army in 1990. Have been to Guam, Korea, California, Louisiana, New York and currently reside in Alaska. I am serving my third Iraq tour currently also.
Michael McKean
Michael McKean
Class of 1981
Army, 6 Years

Panama, Grenada, Central America
US Army Ranger
Michael S. Andrews
Michael S. Andrews
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

I served from 1977-1980 Fort Lewis WA
I served from 1980-1983 berlin Germany
I served from 1983-1986 Fort Polk LA ( All Active duty). Then Army reserves at Dublin CA with 91st divison for 17 years, call back to active duty in 2003 FOR ENDURNING FREEDOM.Retired in Feb 2007.
Michael S. Andrews
Michael S. Andrews
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

I served 27 Years in the U.S. Army and Retired.
Michael T. Smith
Michael T. Smith
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

entered Oct '73 after basic & tech. school ( Egress Systems ) went to Shaw AFB S.C. '74-'78 next stop Kunson AB Korea '78-'79 on to Hill AFB UT. '79-'90 Depot level maint. traveled around the world and half the US while stationed there. Oversea to Zaragoza Spain '90-'91. Last stop Luke AFB AZ. '91-'93 RETIRED!!
Miguel Ortiz
Miguel Ortiz
Class of 2002
Marine Corps, 4 Years

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Mike Anhalt
Mike Anhalt
Class of 1967
Navy, 23 Years

Submarines: USS Silversides and USS Groton
Ships: USS Beaufort (Cheng/Diver), USS Elliot (NAV), USS Pyro (OPS), USS Bronstein (XO), and USS Elliot (XO), and USS Peleliu (Ship OPS)
Mike Deckman
Mike Deckman
Class of 1992
Army, 6 Years

Went on active duty after graduation. After a 9 year break in service I enlisted into the Army Reserves to volunteer for a tour in Iraq.We were sent over in 2006 and recently returned in 2007.
Norm Ginty
Norm Ginty
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

HAWK air defense radar and missile system repair Tech.
Senior Instructor missile system electronics.
Patricia Wylie
Patricia Wylie
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

Radar Operator in
Neu Ulm, Germany 1975-1977
St. Albans, Vermont 1977-1979
Patrick Bazinet
Patrick Bazinet
Class of 2008
Marine Corps, 1 Years

enlisted in delayed entry program in Feb. '08. Left for boot camp at Parris Island,sc in Sept. Graduated Nov. 26. Served as recruiter's assistant, Norwich recruiting office Dec "08. Promoted to pfc Jan '09. Currently undergoing infantry training Camp Lejeune, nc
Rob Lane
Rob Lane
Class of 1992
Army, 13 Years

Served in the US Navy on 2 ships, USS CAPE COD, USS TARAWA, After my service to the NAVY, I Joined the Army , till i was Hurt during a mission, Which ended, my career, after 13 yrs., Id never trade my time for the world,
Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Robert joined right out of high school. He is a Viet Nam veteran.
Roger Maxson
Roger Maxson
Class of 1982
Army, 10 Years

Desert Storm
Roger Maxson
Roger Maxson
Class of 1982
Army, 10 Years

My "career" in the Army ended after the first Gulf War. The photo shows me in my "shower shoes" and towel (I'm the nudnick on the right)
Russ Honeysette
Russ Honeysette
Class of 1978
Navy, 3 Years

Entered the Navy, after graduation. Served from 1978-1981. Classified as a, Hull Maintenance Technician (Welder,Shipfitter& Pipefitter)
Shane Gee
Shane Gee
Class of 1997
Navy, 9 Years

I am not sure what he does...I ran into him at the Groton Base while he was stationed there.
Shawn Day
Shawn Day
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

Army Aviation, Airborne, Air Assault, retired in 2000 as a Sergeant First Class/E-7.

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