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

Barry Diamond
Barry Diamond Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Helicopter Combat Crew Chief. Flew 250 combat missions while stationed at Ky HA, South Vietnam in '65-'66.
Bill Cowdright
Bill Cowdright Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years
Drafted in July '66; completed Infantry OCS at Fort Benning, GA in June '67. Served as a Tactical Officer at the Infantry OCS, and Training Officer before deployment to Viet Nam in June of '68. Served with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade as platoon leader, XO, Communications Officer, and Company Commander. Discharged to Army Reserves where I finished my 6 year commitment.
CAPT Warren L. Caldwell, Jr.
CAPT Warren L. Caldwell, Jr. Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years
Commissioned Ensign, USN, 1971. Completed USN flight training, tactical jet, June 1973. Tactical jet flight instructor 1973-1977. Operational tours in Med/North Atlantic/Persian Gulf/Indian ocean 1977-1986. US Naval War College 1986-1987. Air Operations officer, USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) 1987-1988. Executive officer/Commanding Officer, VT-23, NAS Kingsville, TX, 1988-1991. Air Boss, USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) 1991-1993, Operation Desert Storm. Professor of strategy, US Naval War College, Newport, RI, 1993-1996. Retired as Captain, USN (O-6). Currently serving as Chief Pilot, Flight Department, Longfellow Management Services, LLC, based out of Bedford, MA.
Clint Grimes
Clint Grimes Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years
Surfac Warfare Officer. 10 trips to Korea. 2 Deployments to the Arabian Gulf, most recent '06-07. Retired 1 Sep 2009 after 24 yrs 11 months of sevice as a commmander.
David E. Brubaker
David E. Brubaker Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served for 25 years as an Air Force Pilot. Served a 1 year tour in Viet Nam. Flew C-141 at McGuire AFB in New Jersey for 17 years. Retired as commander of the 732nd MAS in 1990.
Davis, joseph E. Jr.
Davis, joseph E. Jr. Class of 1979
Army, 13 Years
Medical NCO Discharged DAV Currently employed Army Air Force Exchange Seervice
Deane Gonzalez
Deane Gonzalez Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years
Under water explosives, spent a lot of time in submarines out of Pearl Harbor , spent time on Uss Sargo 583, Blueback 581, swordfish 579, Viet Nam, "Up North", etc. etc. Torpedoman 2nd. - Discharged in Honolulu, now live on Oahu and Kauai. - Retired..
Doug Stante
Doug Stante Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 6 Years
HML-167, MAG-26, 2nd MARDIV, FMFLANT Avionics/Electrical; Aircrew MCAS(H) New River
Grace Harper Taylor
Grace Harper Taylor Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years
21+ years combined with the Coast Guard and Army. She retired from the Army as a CW2. She had duty in Germany, Georgia, South West Asia, Texas, and Virginia
Gregory Pascal
Gregory Pascal Class of 1988
Army, 10 Years
active currently with 82nd, 2 deployments to Iraq 06-07 15 months,10-11 12 months,1 deployment to Afghanistan 2012 5 months, 8 year with 82nd Airborne Division, 2 years with 1st Cavalry Division. awarded Bronze star for iraq deployment. Airborne Field Artillery
gregory pascal
gregory pascal Class of 1988
Army, 7 Years
Active, 2 deployments in Iraq currently in mosel Iraq, 6 year with 82nd airborne Division currently with 1st Cavalry Division. Field Artilary
Herbert P. Braselman
Herbert P. Braselman Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years
Naval Aviator retired as a Captain after 27 years of service. Lives in Aiken, South Carolina.
Hunter Hixson
Hunter Hixson Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years
Serviced in San Diego and Washington State
J. Tracey Lee
J. Tracey Lee Class of 1980
Army, 10 Years
South Carolina, Hanau Germany, Ft. Lewis Washington
Jerry Boyer Sr
Jerry Boyer Sr Class of 1974
Army, 12 Years
Sergeant served at Augsburg Germany and 8 years Army Reserves in Champagne Illinois
joe salerno (covert)
joe salerno (covert) Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 6 Years
enjoyed my time in and would do it again in a heartbeat. took the lessons from penncrest to the military and they served me well.
John Tartala
John Tartala Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years
USMA '81. 14 years as an infantry officer. Airborne and Ranger qualified. 12 twleve years as a logistician. Tours in Korea, Germany, Kosovo, and two in Iraq. Retired as a colonel in Oct 2007 with 26+ years active duty.
Len "Wally" Packer
Len "Wally" Packer Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years
Retired USAF 1 Jul 2001, SMSgt "E-8". Assignments: Germany, Honduras, Kuwait, Bosnia, New York, Texas, California, Colorado.
Mallory Williams
Mallory Williams Class of 1980
Army, 8 Years
I served 8 years in the Army. I was stationed in NY, CA, AL, TX and Germany. It was a great experience that set up the rest of my life.
Mary St. Martin Swanson
Mary St. Martin Swanson Class of 1974
Army, 3 Years
Army Security Service Ft. Jackson, SC Goodfellow AFB, TX Ft. Devens, MA Ft. Bliss, TX USASA FS Korea - Camp Humphries

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