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

Alan Schwartz
Alan Schwartz Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Served in Viet Nam 1965 - 1966
Arnold Glickman
Arnold Glickman Class of 1953
Navy, 4 Years
Aerographers Mate, First Class (Weatherman) Served aboard USS Antietam CVS 36 for 26 months; Served at the US Naval Weather Service, The Pentagon, Washington D.C. for 13 months.
Army, 6 Years
U.S. Army National Guard, Middletown, N.Y Basic Training; Ft. Dix, OCS - Bronx N.Y. Trained at West Point with Special Forces Unit, during the Viet Nam era.
Beulah Devonish Weldy
Beulah Devonish Weldy Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years
Army nurse, Fort Riley, Kansas
bob kurpiel
bob kurpiel Class of 1966
National Guard, 20+ Years
Joined medical lab unit as a private, attended OCS and rose through the ranks to eventually become the Commanding Officer of that same unit as a Lieutenent Colonel. I remained with that unit for 22 years and gave the closing speech at its' deactivation in 1992. I was the doping control officer in the 1980 olympics at Lake Placid where my photo of the winning goal by the US against the Soviets on feb 22, 1980 is shown in the museum. I was lucky and served virtually of of my time in peacetime but was ready to go in Desert Storm with my unit.
Bruce T. Rupert
Bruce T. Rupert Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years
1965-1968, Served two tours of duty in South Vietnam. B Co, 4th 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade ('66-'67), B Co, 1st BN, 502 Infantry 101st Airborne Division ('67-'68), Staff Sergeant, Squad Leader.
Curtis L Brown
Curtis L Brown Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years
Initial period of service June 21, 1977 to Sept. 29, 1992 (Persian Gulf War) March 2010 to March 2011, Operation Enduring Freedom in Ahganistan
Daisy S Connor
Daisy S Connor Class of 1980
Army, 3 Years
76Yankee Administrative SupplySpecialish
Frank Polizzi
Frank Polizzi Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years
Enlisted in the U.S. Navy March 1969 for four years during the Vietnam war. Honorably discharged at rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class Aviation Machinist Mate. Moved to Meridian, MS and enlisted in the Mississippi Air National Guard as a Staff Sergeant serving in the 153rd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron for ten years. Retired and residing in Meridian, MS with my Wife Donna after 42 years of government service, where I own and operate my small business.
Gary Laverty
Gary Laverty Class of 1956
Army, 20+ Years
National Guard, Army Reserve, Active Duty; Infantry OSC; Company Commander; Infantry Bn Advisor - Vietnam '70 - '71
Harvey Bigelsen
Harvey Bigelsen Class of 1958
Army, 2 Years
I was a trauma surgeon in Vietnam in 1968 not long after the Tet Offensive. I was the officer in charge of mass Things. It was my decision who lived, who died, who went first, who went last. I personally was involved in approximately 200 surgeries. Frankly, that changed my whole life!
Harvey Bigelsen M.D.
Harvey Bigelsen M.D. Class of 1958
Army, 2 Years
The draft was the only lottery that I won. I started service in January 1968 and when I was a basic training (3 weeks) the Tet offensive broke out. I was sent to Fort Knox, where there was an assistant professor ophthalmologist that I work with. I was a partially trained ophthalmologist when they drafted me My wife was the only teacher of disabled children in the state of Kentucky. I received orders to go to Vietnam in June. United States Sen. Thurston Morton went up to the head of defense and told him that my wife was needed in Kentucky. He was told that the reason I was sent to Vietnam was because I wasn't as qualified to handle the retired generals. In Vietnam. I was a trauma surgeon and the officer in charge of mass casualties. The lies of the system changed my life and I went in a different direction. Google my name and you will see a very interesting history and the books that I wrote, especially my work with the blood.
Ira gothelf
Ira gothelf Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
Was in the medical Corp in Korea
Ira Gothelf
Ira Gothelf Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
Served in Korea 1966-1968
Joseph Cea
Joseph Cea Class of 1979
Air Force, 4 Years
Security Police ( MP)
Lanny M. Feuerstein
Lanny M. Feuerstein Class of 1976
Army, 2 Years
First Corp Infantry (front line)
Louis H. Blumengarten
Louis H. Blumengarten Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years
I was drafted in July 1967 and got a direct commission in the Army's Medical Srervice Corps in March 1968. Served into December 1970 (in Vietnam from December 1968 through early December 1970). Won the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Marc Baltuch
Marc Baltuch Class of 1963
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
Served as member of the 24th Military Intelligence Battalion until I retired as a Major in 1989.
Mark Benson
Mark Benson Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years
Mark graduated from ROTC at City College and served two years in the Army as a Lieutenant in the Quarter Master Corps, and was stationed in Karlsruhe, Germany. He served the Army Reserves, and retired with the rank of Major.
Michael S. Johnson
Michael S. Johnson Class of 1986
Army, 7 Years
U.S. Army Ranger. 2nd/75th Ranger Battalion Fort Lewis Washington. Service Dates: 12/03/1986 through 2/16/1993

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Class of '70

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