Ridgewood High School Alumni

Ridgewood, New Jersey (NJ)

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

Bill Windsor
Bill Windsor
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Comptroller, Wing and Major Command levels
Blair Ross
Blair Ross
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

28 years, Infantry/Airborne/Special Operations, including tours in El Salvador and Iraq
Bruce Patterson
Bruce Patterson
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

Sr. Food Service Instructor Ft. Lee. Va, Served tours, Korea,Germany, Panama, Irag, Saudi Arabia, Hobbies, NHRA Drag Racing NFL Football. married living in Atlanta Ga.
Christopher M. Clarke
Christopher M. Clarke
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

Physical conditioning, sports, and recreation specialist; karate and weightlifting instructor. Stationed at Lockbourne (now Rickenbacker) AFB, Columbus, OH and Anderson AFB, Guam.
Chuck Sharpe
Chuck Sharpe
Class of 1958
Coast Guard, 4 Years

Sailed on the Cutter Bibb out of Boston as a radarman for 4 years from 1958 to 1962
Claire Bauer Gaston
Claire Bauer Gaston
Class of 1940
Navy, 3 Years

Was a Yeoman stationed at the Wave Base in the Bronx. NY
David Rumpeltin
David Rumpeltin
Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years

A year in Cuba, three years at sea, Served on two ammunition ships, one cruise to the Mediterranean and one to Vietnam.
Duncan John Grant
Duncan John Grant
Class of 1968
Army, 7 Years

Infantry/ door gunner
Edward J Orr
Edward J Orr
Class of 1957
Army, 6 Years

Rank Captain, helicopter pilot. One year Korea, one year Viet Nam, two years Germany.
Edward T. Blake, Sr.
Edward T. Blake, Sr.
Class of 1963
Air Force, 4 Years

Strategic Air Command Shaw Air Force Base, 1963 - 1967
Flight Engineer, B66
2 tours - Southeast Asia
Fredrick Steven Adam(s)
Fredrick Steven Adam(s)
Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Honorably discharged Dec., 1976, sergeant(E-5)
Henry C Petermann
Henry C Petermann
Class of 1957
Navy, 3 Years

USS Dewey DLG15 Worlds first guided missile destroyer
Herb Nowack
Herb Nowack
Class of 1957
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Stationed two years in Okinawa,and two years at
Camp Lejeune, N.C.
James B. Mclaughlin
James B. Mclaughlin
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

U. S. Army Infantry. 13 months in Korea, 1967 - 68 and 12 months in Viet Nam, 1968 - 69. CIB; BS; ACM, 1st and 2nd OLC, w/"V"; AM; VCG;
James B. Mclaughlin
James B. Mclaughlin
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

U. S. Army, Infantry 2nd Division Korea Apr 1967 - May 1968, 101 Airborne Div. Viet Nam Sept. 1968 - Oct 1969, discharged as a Captain
BS; ACM, 1st & 2nd OLC, with V; Vietnamese Cross of Gallentry; Air Medal; CIB
James G. Weaving
James G. Weaving
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Served as a Military Police Officer in Korea 1969-70, commissioned as an officer in 1979 tours as Deputy Provost Marshal for South Florida and ROTC Battalion Commander Ft. Valley State University.
Joe Boldt
Joe Boldt
Class of 1963
Army, 4 Years

Warrant Officer Aviator 1966-70. Vietnam 68-69 101st Airborne B Co/159 ASHB CH-47 Chinooks
John (Jack Lewis
John (Jack Lewis
Class of 1957
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF Photo Radar Officer. Worked reconnaissance. Vietnam Vet. Retired as a Captain.
John D Haas
John D Haas
Class of 1954
Army, 3 Years

Signal Corps
John H. Hall
John H. Hall
Class of 1960
Navy, 20+ Years

Cryptologist/Intelligence Officer
John Kraft
John Kraft
Class of 1980
Navy, 6 Years

Hull Tech, 3 world tours
John Peters
John Peters
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

Chief harbor craft operator
John Scheuermann
John Scheuermann
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

Headquarters Company, U.S. Army, Enlisted Assistant to the General Counsel, Department of the Army, Pentagon, Washington DC
Louis J. Lembo
Louis J. Lembo
Class of 1995
Army, 8 Years

Schofield Barracks Hawaii
Lowry Hughes
Lowry Hughes
Class of 1963
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Naval aviator and helicopter pilot. Vietnam 1969 & 1970 retired in 1972 as a Captain.
m crockett marsh III
m crockett marsh III
Class of 1965
Navy, 3 Years

Radarman, USS Barry, DD933 out of Charlestown harbor. North Atlantic patrol service.
m crockett marsh III
m crockett marsh III
Class of 1965
Navy, 3 Years

Radarman/electronic warfare on the USS Barry, DD933, out of Charlestown harbor.
Mark S. Fuller
Mark S. Fuller
Class of 1967
Army, 9 Years

Initially, was trained to be a track and wheeled vehicle mechanic, but then served as a legal clerk, assigned to Germany and then Fort Ord, California. Then received a commission as a 2LT as a tactical intelligence officer, and served with the 2nd ID in Korea and then with the Army Intelligence and Security Command in Arlington, Virginia. After release from active duty, served in the Army Reserves for about 14 years, retiring in 2001 as a major.
Matthew B. Hayes
Matthew B. Hayes
Class of 1958
Air Force, 4 Years

Service on Okinawa
Michael Janke
Michael Janke
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

1969-1972 served 13 months Vietnam
Michael Scott
Michael Scott
Class of 1961
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served in Japan 1963 thru 1964
Peter C. Senft
Peter C. Senft
Class of 1967
Army, 6 Years

Served with 101st Abn Div in Vietnam 70-71, Special Agent, US Army Intelligence
Rich Gesell
Rich Gesell
Class of 1960
Navy, 4 Years

Served on the USS Orion, AS 18 (Submarine Tender) out of Norfolk, Va.
Richard Linehan Felix
Richard Linehan Felix
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 10 Years

Forward air control Vietnam 1966-1967, RS New York Recruiting duty, Military Police, Career counselor.
Richard T. Lawrenson
Richard T. Lawrenson
Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years

6th Weather Observation Unit. Tinker Air Base 1968-1969. Military Airlift Command -Phan Rang, Vietnam 1969-1971. Back to Tinker until discharge 1972.
Robert N. Neske
Robert N. Neske
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Chaplain serving Airborne Rangers, Infantry and Armor Brigades, with Tours in Korea, Panama, El Salvador and Kuwait
Ronald M. Evans
Ronald M. Evans
Class of 1964
Army, 6 Years

4 Tours in Vietnam
Ronald Norris
Ronald Norris
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

Special Agent Military Intelligence
Ronald Norris
Ronald Norris
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

special agent military intelligence
Scott Kilian
Scott Kilian
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served from 1979 to 2000. Was stationed in England and Germany and New Miexico two times. Had a great career and it did wonderful things for me after graduation.

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Tracey Gilreath
Class of '84

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RHS Class of 1961 Reunion

May 6,2023
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Our Ridgewood 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 Ridgewood High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Ridgewood are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!