River Dell High School Alumni

Oradell, 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

Adam F. Kohler
Adam F. Kohler
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20 Years

Vehicle Operations and Logistics Plans. Kincheloe AFB, Michigan; Ramstein AB, Germany; AFOG - Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, Hickam AFB and Wheeler AFB, Hawaii, Shaw AFB, South Carolina; Izmir, Turkey; Norfolk NAS, Virginia and Moody AFB, Georgia.
Adrian L. Cahill II
Adrian L. Cahill II
Class of 1964
Air Force, 4 Years

Servered in 1370 Photo Wing Helicoters,Albany, Georgia Turner Air Force Bace, Patrick AFB, Fla.
Al Bianchi
Al Bianchi
Class of 1969
Navy, 7 Years

LT, USN. Served aboard USS Shenandoah (AD-26), USS South Carolina (CGN-37) and on the staff of Service Squadron 8 (Comservron 8).
Ann  M McCarthy
Ann M McCarthy
Class of 1976
U.s. Public Health Service, 20+ Years

I served 20 years in the PHS as a officer. - deployed to NYC after 9/11, deployed to hurricanes - Ivan, Katrina, served on a NOAA sea duty assignment, served in 2010 with the US Navy on a medical humanitarian military mission. Also served 6 years in the US Army Reserves - was on 48 hours alert during the Gulf war for 6 months, awarded National Defense Medal
Anthony B Battel
Anthony B Battel
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Army WO Helicopter Pilot KIA Vietnam 1-28-70
Bridget Spendal
Bridget Spendal
Class of 1998
Army, 4 Years

Cryptologic Linguist (98G)- Korean language
Cathy Walla
Cathy Walla
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

US NAVY WAVES - 4 years active duty during wartime - Viet Nam War - 1967 to 1971
Charles Keith Preuss
Charles Keith Preuss
Class of 1968
Air Force, 7 Years

Captain .....KC-135 380th AREFS Plattsburgh AFB, N.Y. Flew Last Young Tiger Task Force Mission out of U-Tapao Air Base in Thailand.
Charles P Ellis
Charles P Ellis
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 3 Years

PFC Charles Ellis U.S. Marine Corps KIA,North Vietnam 1966
chris brand
chris brand
Class of 1967
Navy, 4 Years

Research infectious disease lab tech. 1971-1975. service-connected disabled
Don Vonderschmidt
Don Vonderschmidt
Class of 1974
Air Force, 4 Years

After graduating AF OTS , served 4 years in the E-4B Program Office at Hanscom AFB, MA
Donald Wendelken
Donald Wendelken
Class of 1974
Coast Guard, 4 Years

RM2 (E-5) 1977-1981: USCG Tracen Alameda, CA; USCGC Munro, Seattle, WA; USCG Tracen Petaluma, CA; USCGC Sweetbrier, Cordova, AK; RMIC USCG Captain of the Port, Houston, TX
Dr. Richard M Winant
Dr. Richard M Winant
Class of 1961
Navy, 7 Years

Served in the Naval Security Group as a CT 2 Admirals Staff First Naval District
Frank Bessinger
Frank Bessinger
Class of 1966
Army, 7 Years

Army medic,
Viet Nam '69-'70,Germany '70-71.
Optical Lab Tech, Denver '80-'84.
Gregory Williams
Gregory Williams
Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years

Was a cook in the navy for 22 years. Stationed Phillippines Japan Scotland Spain and various US posts. Currently U.S. Merchant Seaman operating out of Guam and Saipan. Living in Thailand the last 20 years
Hal Dietrich
Hal Dietrich
Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years

Joined the Navy in 1965, went to Vietnam in 1966 and returned in 1968.
Jim Koch
Jim Koch
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

Served 23 years in Field Artillery and Military Intelligence. Retired Lieutenant Colonel
Ken Cochran
Ken Cochran
Class of 1976
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

I was a Flight Mechanic/ SAR Aircrewmen on
HH-3F and HH-60J helicopters. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for a rescue I was on in the Gulf Of Alaska.
Mark Guilder
Mark Guilder
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

U.S. Air Force Dental Officer for 28 yrs. Retired 1 Feb 2010.
Michael C Piombo Jr
Michael C Piombo Jr
Class of 1960
Air Force, 5 Years

served at Andrews Air Force Base, Washington D.C. 1.5yrs attached to 1002nd Air Police Squadron. Transferred to 3 Wing Royal Canadian Air Force Zweibrucken Germany Nuclear Weapons Security 3.5 years.
Michael monetti
Michael monetti
Class of 1966
Air Force, 20+ Years

23 yrs retired as captain
michael yondolino
michael yondolino
Class of 1992
Navy, 12 Years

I am an Equipment operator frist class with the navy seabees. I have been deployed to Guam, Spain, Iraqi, and Africa
Peter J Proietto
Peter J Proietto
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served 31 years in the United States Marine Corps
Priscilla Jess
Priscilla Jess
Class of 1974
Navy, 16 Years

Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Ralph Munger
Ralph Munger
Class of 1962
Navy, 20+ Years

9 1/2 years US Army 10 1/2 years US Navy. Tours included Ft Dix and Ft Monmouth... NJ, Ft Sill OK, CDPD Korea, S&M Agcy Verdun France, 1st Cav Div, An Khe and USARV Saigon, Tan Son Nhut and Long Binh Viet Nam (66-69), Letterman Gen Hospital Presidio CA, EPMAC New Orleans LA, Defense Communication Agency NMCC Ft Ritchie MD, USS Ranger, USS Constellation, USS Holland (Holy Loch Scotland), US Forces Japan, Yokota AFB Japan, Submarine Training and Eval Ctr, Dam Neck VA and Personnel Support Activity, Pearl Harbor HI.
Robert (Bob) Parry
Robert (Bob) Parry
Class of 1972
Air Force, 20+ Years

After a full AF career I am still playing war.... NYANG MQ-9's.... with lots of time in the sand box.
Robert Fohrmeister
Robert Fohrmeister
Class of 1963
Air Force, 20+ Years

5 tours in Vietnam,married for 45 years with 12 grand children.
Robert Fohrmeister
Robert Fohrmeister
Class of 1963
Air Force, 21 Years

Aide to a General, five tours in Vietnam
Steve Carlsen
Steve Carlsen
Class of 1979
Navy Reserves, 14 Years

United States Navy - Pearl Harbor, HI, Minneapolis, MN, & Dam Neck, VA
Intelligence Specialist, First Class
Ted Eisenstat
Ted Eisenstat
Class of 1960
Army, 6 Years

Army Medical Corps, Berry plan, Surgeon Fort Mead, MD
Ted EISENSTAT MD
Ted EISENSTAT MD
Class of 1960
Army, 6 Years

US Army Medical Corps
Theodore Eisenstat MD
Theodore Eisenstat MD
Class of 1960
Army, 6 Years

Major, Army Medical Corps
Theodore Eisenstat MD
Theodore Eisenstat MD
Class of 1960
Army, 6 Years

Major, Army Medical Corps
Theodore Eisenstat MD
Theodore Eisenstat MD
Class of 1960
Army, 6 Years

Major, Army Medical Corps

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Barbara Post
Class of '74

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Class of 1963

We are having our 50th Class Reunion in October ov 2013
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Our River Dell 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 River Dell High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Oradell are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!