Newtown High School Alumni

Sandy Hook, Connecticut (CT)

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

ALFRED W.W. TERWILLEGER JR
ALFRED W.W. TERWILLEGER JR
Class of 1960
Army, 20+ Years

WAS WITH THE 1TH INFANTRY DIVISON AND THE 8THD DIVISON FROM 1961-1964.RE-JOINED THE US. ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND IN 1970 TO 1987.RECIVED CERTIFICATE OF RETIREMENT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY ON JULY 1, 1987 AS A STAFF SERGEANT
Bob Knapp
Bob Knapp
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

30 years service - 4 years at USMA, 12 years active duty and 14 years in the National Guard and Reserve; still in the Connecticut Army National Guard
Bonnie L. Lewis
Bonnie L. Lewis
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

Was a Lieutenant Commander, Nurse Corps. Practiced every medical specialty, and was stationed at: Camp LeJeune, NC, Newport, RI, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, Bethesda, MD, Lemoore, CA and Camp Pendleton, CA
Charles (Chuck) Berls
Charles (Chuck) Berls
Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years

Highly secured (transistor/microwave) mobile communications systems: stationed in the Philippines (11/67-2/69) with tactical deployments to Korea (2/68), Viet Nam (two tours: 3/68, 10/68). Stationed at AF Technical Training School: Advanced Classified Communications Group (Presidential Communication Systems). Honorable Discharge: 10/70 as Sargent.
Ed Vayan
Ed Vayan
Class of 2002
Coast Guard, 5 Years

Served all over the country as A Federal Law Enforcement Officer who apprehended 72 Terrorists along with many othe law enforcement achievments and awards. Still in the reserves he is a Police Officer in CT.
Glenn P. Lawson
Glenn P. Lawson
Class of 1976
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired Enlisted. My career jobs were weather systems, solar environmental support systems, air traffic control & landing system.
James Perkins
James Perkins
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

Enlisted 6/83, ROTC commission 5/92, Retired 9/12 Lt. Colonel US Army Airborne Ranger (Master parachutist wings) Deployments: Panama, Bosnia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Colombia, Haiti
jason stevens
jason stevens
Class of 1971
Navy, 20+ Years

Submarine Force , Navy Deep Sea Diver, Joint Staff Nuclear Weapons Policy Officer, NATO Branch Head for Future Capabailities and Concepts, SSGN Submarine Development Program Director
jay gill
jay gill
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

us navy viet nam
Joseph Fonseca
Joseph Fonseca
Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Intensive Training earned this Marine a Tank Seat of the M1A1 Abrams. He is a less than a month away from his deployment to Iraq. Thanks Joe !
Justin Davis
Justin Davis
Class of 1998
Navy, 6 Years

Graduated USNA in 2002 Became Navy SEAL in 2003 Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. Deployed to various places around the world from home station in Virginia.
Keith E Baumgart
Keith E Baumgart
Class of 1973
Army, 10 Years

Keith proudly served in the United States Army from 5/1974 to 5/1984..He was a mechanic for a period of time. He served combat time during the Grenada offensive. Most of his time was as a 95B serving at the Provost Marshall's Office at Ft. Bragg, NC.
Mike Lucas
Mike Lucas
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Patrol outside Danang 1970
Mike Messemer
Mike Messemer
Class of 1998
Navy, 6 Years

Graduated from USNA in 2002 Flew FA-18s in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom off of carriers in the Persian Gulf in 2004
Paul McBride
Paul McBride
Class of 1997
Army, 6 Years

Left the service as a Captain in the Medical Service Corps and as a Paratrooper with the 173d Airborne Brigade. Deployed to Afghanistan in 2005/2006.
Rob Anders
Rob Anders
Class of 1998
Army, 6 Years

Graduated USMA in 2002 Deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2004-2005 as a Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader with the 25th Infantry Division. Deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006-2007
Russell Carson
Russell Carson
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

10 years on active duty...Flying as a T-38 instructor and C-5 transport pilot. Additional 12 years in the 326th MAS, Dover AFB as a C-5 instructor and flight examiner. Desert Storm Veteran.
SFC Stephen Belair
SFC Stephen Belair
Class of 1991
Army, 20+ Years

SFC Stephen Belair enlisted in the Army as a Combat Medic in 1991. His duty assignments include, Fort Hood, Texas; Korea; Fort Stewart; and Fort Leaenworth. He deployed to Bosnia with Operation Joint Guard in 1997; Deployed to Iraq in 2003 for the Iraq invasion and again in 2006 for Operation Iraqi Freedom 5. He earned the Combat Medical Badge and is a Purple Heart Recipient.
Thomas Doty
Thomas Doty
Class of 1979
Army, 10 Years

Enlisted U.S. Army in 1984 as Infantryman. Served with 3rd Infantry Division, 101st Airborne Division, 25th Infantry Division. Selected / Trained as Special Forces Medic. Served with 10th Special Forces Group in Northern Iraq and Bosnia.
Thomas Leonard
Thomas Leonard
Class of 1971
Air Force, 8 Years

Served active duty for 8 years in Virginia, Washington D.C. And Turkey. Then served 6 years in the Air National Guard in Virginia

Classmates Spotlight

Newtown High School Classmates

April Wright
Class of '01

Alumni Stories

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School News

Class of 1967 50th Reunion

Reunion will be held August 12th, 2017 - please contact Val Monsanto Taft at newtownval@gmail.com for further info.
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Our Newtown 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 Newtown High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Sandy Hook are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!