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Military High School Alumni

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This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Alan Schide
Alan Schide
Class of 1969
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy ROTC at Vanderbilt University and Naval Flight Officer training in Pensacola, FL. Earned "Wings of Gold" in Sept 1974. Flew P-3B Orion (anti-submarine warfare) and EP-3E Aries (electronic warfare) aircraft. Highlights: 4 yrs in Rota, Spain; 2 yrs in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO, but before it had a prison!); Azores; Sicily; Greece; Germany; Philippines; Ascension Island; intercepted by MIG-23s over Baltic Sea; toured five continents. Chuck Boyer (RHS '69) and I served together in VQ-2 in Rota, Spain. Retired in 1993, following the end of the Cold War and the first Iraq War.
Bill Hopkins
Bill Hopkins
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

Trained in aviation electronics to service and maintain inertial navigation, radar, and bombing computer systems on RA5C Vigilante aircraft. I was assigned to a squadron after training and remained with them until my discharge in November of 1970. During that time the squadron was deployed aboard the USS Forrestal for nine months in the Mediteranean, the USS Independence for 4 months in the north Atlantic, and the USS America for nine months in the Tonkin Gulf.
Blaine Berkowitz
Blaine Berkowitz
Class of 1975
Navy, 6 Years

I served as a Radioman 3rd Class Petty Officer. I was stationed in San Diego, CA; Great Lakes, IL; Gitmo Bay, Cuba; Guam; Harold E. Holt, Western Australia; Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, DC.
Charles Hanks
Charles Hanks
Class of 2000
National Guard, 12 Years

Signed up in 2001, shortly after 9/11. Still active member of PA Army National Guard. Served two tours of Iraq.
Dan Lombardo
Dan Lombardo
Class of 1978
Navy, 20+ Years

30-year Combat Vet -- Deployed all over the world -- Including the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Mexico; Indian, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans; the Caribbean, Arabian, Mediterranean, Baltic, Adriatic, Tyrrahnean, Red, North and Norwegian Seas -- Sicily; Greenland; Denmark; Norway, England; Germany; Italy; Bosnia; Panama; Venezuala; Carribean Islands; Japan; Spain; Portugal; Palma; Bahrain; Saudi Arabia; Oman; United Arab Emirates; Diego Garcia; Guam; Saipan; Malaysia; Mexico; Puerto Rico; Bahamas; Cuba; Switzerland; Azores and a few others... . In my 30-years I saw the world walking on 6 of 7 Continents and Sailing the Seven Seas. I Enlisted in April 1978, Retired August 2008 rising from Recruit to Lieutenant Commander -- It was a challenging life, but I would not have traded it for anything... .
Edward Rockstein
Edward Rockstein
Class of 1959
Army, 3 Years

Korean translator in the US Army Security Agency after one year's training in Korean at the Presidio of Monterey, California. Two years service at Hakata Station in Japan.
Frank Fellman
Frank Fellman
Class of 1958
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Communications repair tech - ground radio
George (Chris) Connor
George (Chris) Connor
Class of 1958
Navy, 20+ Years

Nuclear Trained Petty Officer on board the USS Ethan. Completed 7 Deterrent Polaris Missile Patrols in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean in the 1960's. After 8 years of active duty, completed 14 years in the Navy Reserves retiring in 1982 as a Lieutenant (Engineering Duty).
J. W. Conover
J. W. Conover
Class of 1954
Navy, 4 Years

Machinist Mate 2nd Class. Top Watch in Main Control [starboard engine room]. PO in charge of starboard aux. room. Over 3 years on board the USS Whetstone LSD-27 and later on the USS Eldorado AGC-11.
J.D. Lewis Jr.
J.D. Lewis Jr.
Class of 1988
Navy, 5 Years

U.S. Naval Special Forces.
Submariner on U.S.S. Henry L. Stimson SSBN (655)
James R Holford
James R Holford
Class of 1978
Air Force, 10 Years

Served in the US Air Force at Andrews Air Force Base from 1984 to 1994. Served two tours in Saudi Arabia 1990-1991 as a combat medic during Operation Desert Storm.
Jason Carroll
Jason Carroll
Class of 2003
Army, 13 Years

I am currently stationed at Fort Drum, NY after being stationed in Texas twice, Germany twice and Fort Lewis. I'm serving as a Platoon Sergeant and been deployed to Iraq (07-09) and Afghanistan (11-12). I would like to retire after 20 years and hopefully join SFC Downs as a JROTC assistant/instructor.
Joe Caruso
Joe Caruso
Class of 1965
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted in the Air Force in April of my senior year. Served at Loring AFB, Maine,(65-67) Phu Cat AB Vietnam,(67-68) Bolling AFB, DC,(68-70) Anderws AFB DC,(70-73) Rhein Maine AB Germany (73-76), Andrews AFB, DC 76-85)
Served in Vietnam with the Misty FAC's (Fast FACS, F-100F) flying FAC missions over North Vietnam from Apr 67 - Apr 68. Bud Day a Medal of Honor recipient was my commander. Retired in 1985 as an E-7 with four AF specialties and spent the next 26 years with the Air Force as a GS 12 serving at MacDill AFB, Tampa Fl, Langley AFB, Va, Tyndall AFB, Panama City, Fl, Anderson AFB, Guam and finally at Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo Tex. Retired in 2011 with 46 years total Federal service.
For the military buffs, check out... www.mistyvietnam.com
Joshua Jasinskas
Joshua Jasinskas
Class of 1997
Army, 5 Years

Military Police
Julio Diaz
Julio Diaz
Class of 1998
Army, 12 Years

US Army Infantry
6 years NJ and FL National Guards
(1999-2006)
6 years Active Army
(2006-Present)
Deployed to Iraq and Afganistan
OIF I (2003-2004)
OIF V (2007-2008)
OEF X (2010-2011)
K. Robert Edwards
K. Robert Edwards
Class of 1948
Air Force, 4 Years

USAF Special Weapons Command, Kirkland AFB, Albuquerque, NM. Unit assigned to test new weapons for the AF. Much of the tests were conducted at Frenchmen Flat and Yukca Flats, Nev and in the Marshal Islands, South Pacific. Served from 1951-1955. Liked the service but wanted to return to college.
Karl Kaluhiokalani
Karl Kaluhiokalani
Class of 1969
Army, 3 Years

Specialist 5 assigned to HQs Company U.S. Army
ken swope
ken swope
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Maintained Minuteman Missile communications at Ellsworth, AFB - Rapid City, S.D.
Kenneth Vogel
Kenneth Vogel
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

Worked on aircraft munitions and weapons systems.
Lawrence Pfau
Lawrence Pfau
Class of 1966
Air Force, 9 Years

Crew chief on B-57, U-2, T-38, F-106, F 105. Served from end of 66 until discharge at Dover AFB DE, 73. Spent 3 yrs at Edwards AFB CA, met Gary Francis Powers while working on U-2, then was assigned a brand new T-38 right out of the factory, pilot was some guy named Aldrin who had walked on the moon.67-68 at Clark AB PI, & Phan Rang AB RVN, then to Edwards, Dover, finishing at McGuire with the National Guard.
Lori Rossi-Wareham
Lori Rossi-Wareham
Class of 1979
Army, 12 Years

Helicopter Pilot, Captain, First Female Helicopter Pilot for the state of NJ (NJARNG)
Matthew Neamand
Matthew Neamand
Class of 2001
Army, 3 Years

1st Lt. Military police
Ray O'Brien
Ray O'Brien
Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

30 Year Retired CWO5.
Robert Winner
Robert Winner
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 4 Years

I deployed to Iraq in 08-09 and Afghanistan 09-10! Semper Fidelis!
Robert Winner
Robert Winner
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 4 Years

2 Combat Deployments. 1 to Iraq and 1 to Afghanistan. I was a Motor Transportation Operator, Machine Gunner and Radio Operator.
Steven Cox
Steven Cox
Class of 1993
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served as a mechanic with Bravo Battery 1st Battalion 10th Marines, Camp Lejeune, NC. Bosnia VFW service '95-'96 as part of 22nd MEU.
Thomas Polino
Thomas Polino
Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years

Cold War, Iraq and Afghanistan Vet
Tonee Purcell
Tonee Purcell
Class of 2006
Air Force, 6 Years

Currently enlisted. 5 years stationed at Nellis AFB, NV, 7 months in the desert now stationed at Elmendorf AFB, AK.
Wayne Kraus
Wayne Kraus
Class of 1958
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Three years after H-S, Wayne and I ended up in the same platoon in boot camp-- what are the odds? Frank Fellman ;o))
William Mohrmann
William Mohrmann
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

I was an Master Electro Mechanical Team Chief responsible for maintaining ground support equipment for Minuteman II ICBM's. I was in the 44th Strategic Missile Wing at Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City SD from January 1972 until March 1975. I took part in two successful test firings of MMII missiles from Vandenburg AFB, in California and was also a primary response team for the Simulated Electronic Launch Minuteman (SELM) test in 1974 which was know as Giant Pace Test 74-1

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