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
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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. Class of 1988
Navy, 5 Years U.S. Naval Special Forces. Submariner on U.S.S. Henry L. Stimson SSBN (655)
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.
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 Class of 1997
Army, 5 Years Military Police
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 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.
ken swope Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years Maintained Minuteman Missile communications at Ellsworth, AFB - Rapid City, S.D.
Matthew Neamand Class of 2001
Army, 3 Years 1st Lt. Military police
Ray O'Brien Class of 1979
Marine Corps, 20+ Years 30 Year Retired CWO5.
Robert Winner Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 4 Years I deployed to Iraq in 08-09 and Afghanistan 09-10! Semper Fidelis!
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.
Thomas Polino Class of 1979
Army, 20+ Years Cold War, Iraq and Afghanistan Vet
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.
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Sometimes I mist RHS
I remember hearing my parents and oldest siblings who also attended Riverside High School that, "When you get older...