North Kingstown High School Alumni

North Kingstown, Rhode Island (RI)

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

Allison Paganetti
Allison Paganetti
Class of 2002
Army, 4 Years

Full ROTC scholarship to URI 2002-2006
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant August 2006
Iraq Deployment December 2007 - March 2009
Andrew Howard
Andrew Howard
Class of 1978
Army Reserves, 10 Years

Army ROTC URI served with the 443rd civil affairs airborne Bn attached to the 10th group and the 11th Cav. injured med.hon discharge as a Sgt.
Bob Wirt
Bob Wirt
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

Strike Fighter Pilot, Test Pilot, Retired Navy Captain
Charles Stevenson
Charles Stevenson
Class of 1971
Army, 3 Years

A TROOP , 1ST. SQUADRON , 10TH. CAVALRY
11D20 , RECON SCOUT . BASIC TRAINING AT FT. DIX NJ. THEN AIT AND PERMANENT DUTYAT FT. CARSON, COLORADO. ETS 5-75 , MOVED TO TEXAS.
daniel jones
daniel jones
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

active duty 6 years, Air National guard 21 years.
Participated in Noble Eagle, Deny Flight, Joint Endeavor and, Iraqi Freedom. Retired Chief Master Sergeant 2010
Dennis Bennett
Dennis Bennett
Class of 1971
Navy, 10 Years

Signalman 2nd class served in Vietnam on board USS Vancouver(LPD-2) Operation Endsweep Jan 73 - Aug 73, USNS SanDiego 7th fleet until Mar 75 USS Waddell (DDG-24) Mar 75- Sept 76, USNR (active) USNR Station, Medford OR Sept 76- Sept 82
eddie maguire
eddie maguire
Class of 1988
Marine Corps, 4 Years

served in japan and korea
James Kleeberger
James Kleeberger
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years

Retired in 1990 after 27 years. Currently employed
as Civil Service WL-10. Aircraft Mechanic Leader.
Jeffrey P Grenier
Jeffrey P Grenier
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 4 Years

C Battery, 2nd LAAM Battalion, MCAS Yuma, AZ
John H. Cocowitch
John H. Cocowitch
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years

Commissioned in 1970 from Navy OCS, Newport, RI. After 30 years of active duty, I retired in 2000 as a Navy Captain. I was a member of the Naval Special Operations Community, a community involving diving & salvage; mine counter measures and explosive ordnance disposal. I worked another 13 years for Department of the Navy/Marine Corps as a senior member of the Defense Acquisition Workforce. Retired from all Federal service on 1 June 2015.
Maj. George T. O'Neil, III (USAFR)
Maj. George T. O'Neil, III (USAFR)
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted in United States Air Force prior to graduation from NKHS (Active Duty and later in the Active Reserve RIANG). Served 7 years enlisted then commissioned 2nd Lt. retired in 1994 as a Major.

Positions Held:
Mobile Radar Systems, Communications Operations Officer, Standards and Evaluation Officer, Disaster Preparedness Officer.

Served on three continents in over 21 military deployments.
Nate Allen
Nate Allen
Class of 1983
Marine Corps, 12 Years

Artillery, Desert Shield/Storm, Combat Marksmanship/Anti-Terrorism Instructor. Broke my leg, had to get out. Made Staff Sergeant (E-6). Ooh Rah
Paul Lafferty
Paul Lafferty
Class of 1988
Army, 15 Years

Went into the Navy for 4 years in 1988 served on an Ammunition Ship USS NITRO, then switched to regular army for 4 more years, and finally five years in the Army National Guard. Served in Iraq twice and Afghanistan Once.
Ron Bourn
Ron Bourn
Class of 1962
Army, 6 Years

2 years active, 4 years reserve. URI ROTC. Commissioned 2LT in 1966. Served in First Support Brigade, Mannheim, Germany.
Thomas Roe
Thomas Roe
Class of 1970
Navy, 9 Years

Submarine veteran (USS Skipjack and USS Finback)
THOMAS VIETRI II
THOMAS VIETRI II
Class of 1981
Army, 6 Years

BASIC FT JACKSON, SOUTH CAROLINA
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HAWAII
CAMP PAGE, SOUTH KOREA
FORT DEVENS, MASSACHUSETTS
BADHERSFELD, GERMANY
Tom Fortune
Tom Fortune
Class of 1973
Army, 27 Years

Chief Warrant Office 4 - retired
Pilot
Helicopters: UH-1H Huey and AH-1F Cobra, Airplanes: C-12 Beech, C-560 Citation jet

Classmates Spotlight

North Kingstown High School Classmates

Earl Litherland
Class of '71

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