Roxbury High School Alumni

Succasunna, New Jersey (NJ)

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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

Arlene F. Greenfield
Arlene F. Greenfield
Class of 1967
Army, 20+ Years

Col. Arlene Greenfield was commissioned in the WAC in August 1971 and graduated from WOBC later that year. She served as an AG (Adjutant General Corps officer) in the US and Germany in positions of increasing importance, as well as TDY all over the world. Among the highlights: three successful commands, AMC (Army Materiel Command) Inspector General, Army representative for the DACOWITS (Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service), DOD representative to the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans, and deputy director/acting director for the Human Resources Directorate, ODCSPER (now G-1). Her military schools included the Armed Forces Staff College and an Army fellowship at Harvard University. She retired as a colonel in 2001.

Incredibly active in retirement, she traveled extensively, served on and was chair of Ohio University's Women in Philanthropy and OU Alumnae associations, a member of the Chief of Staff, Army Retiree Council, the Ft. Myer Military Community Retiree Council, the Army Women Veteran's Association of No. Virginia (aka: NV 33), and many other organizations. She was a regular volunteer at the Reagan Airport USO, a supporter and active participant at the Smithsonian Institution, a board member of the Army Women's Foundation, and a member of the WIMSA Leadership Council. She was both partner and co-founder of Qualitative Research Service Consultants, Inc.
AST2 Claude Morrissey
AST2 Claude Morrissey
Class of 1994
Coast Guard, 11 Years

US Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer
Bob Duetsch
Bob Duetsch
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

Entered the Navy following graduation from University of Maine. Became a Naval Flight Officer; flew in backseat of F-4 Phantoms and F-14 Tomcats.Commanded reserve F-14 squadron and Naval Air Station. Closed Naval Air Station South Weymouth, MA.
Charles Cristi
Charles Cristi
Class of 1964
Navy, 10 Years

Seabees
Charlie Post
Charlie Post
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

Entered the Air Force in 1984. Attended flight school. Served as a C-141 Navigator flying around the world. Lived in Hawaii and Guam for 7 years, retiring in 2006 as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Dave Kaiser
Dave Kaiser
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy Aviator
David W. Dodge
David W. Dodge
Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years

Boatswains Mate 1st Class/ESWS
Dustin Hart
Dustin Hart
Class of 1991
Navy, 9 Years

Seabee, Served in NMCB-3 and assigned to the State Department US Embassy Dakar, Senegal.
E. Ian Falk
E. Ian Falk
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

30 Years Army. Retired 2016 as Colonel. Battalion Commander Opeartion Iraqi Freedom 2007-2008. Operation Desert Storm 1990-1991. Currently Teaching JROTC in Naples, FL.
E. Scott Smith
E. Scott Smith
Class of 1988
National Guard, 20+ Years

Scott began his career at West Point Military Academy. After graduating from West Point he began his field experience and has been serving our country and protecting our freedom since then. He is now a Lt. Col. in the Army National Guard stationed in Virginia.
Joe Cooper
Joe Cooper
Class of 2000
Air Force, 7 Years

Security Forces
Joe Huber
Joe Huber
Class of 1984
Army, 20+ Years

Currently serve at Fort Dix, NJ.
John Nees
John Nees
Class of 1980
Navy, 9 Years

Served 9+ years. ET-1/SS. Qualified Submarines
KEITH A SPROW
KEITH A SPROW
Class of 1973
Army, 8 Years

SUPPLYMAN SERVED 3 YEARS IN GERMANY
5 YEARS IN THE STATES
KEITH A SPROW
KEITH A SPROW
Class of 1973
Army, 8 Years

SUPPLY 3YRS GERMANY
5YRS STATES
ALL ARMY 5 SPORTS
Keith allan Sprow
Keith allan Sprow
Class of 1973
Army, 6 Years

76y
Ken Leonard
Ken Leonard
Class of 1981
Air Force, 20+ Years

4 years active duty - enlisted, 24 years reserve duty - both enlisted and now as an officer - activated for Desert Storm, Bosnia, Iraqi Freedom. Currently stationed at Charleston AFB, SC but hoping for a Squadron Commander position at MacDill in Tampa which is where I live. Last interesting job with USAF was when I took 37 folks to Balad, Iraq in 2005. We all made it home, but changed forever. My oldest daughter, Becky, was married in 2006 so here is a picture of us at the wedding.
Krista Sullivan
Krista Sullivan
Class of 2005
Air Force, 6 Years

I joined the Air Force Reserves, and my job is personnal.
Lawrence McConnell
Lawrence McConnell
Class of 1969
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Served two year enlistment, '70 to '72. Am 100% service connected disabled from water contamination at Camp Lejeune.
Leon Wojna
Leon Wojna
Class of 1959
Air Force, 4 Years

Viet Nam
Maj. Gene P. McKee
Maj. Gene P. McKee
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Pilot- KC-135
Mario (Mickey) De Mattio
Mario (Mickey) De Mattio
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Private
F CO, 2ND BN, 27TH MARINES, 1ST MARINES DIVISION
United States Marine Corps

Mario F. De Mattio was born June 28, 1946 and lived in Kenvil, NJ. "Mickey", as he was known to his friends, graduated from Roxbury High School in 1964. He enjoyed baseball and football and was a member of both varsity teams. He served on the Student Council and was a member of the Nature Club.
De Mattio's yearbook entry states:
"Tall, flirtacious, good looking... spends much of his time creating fast-moving, loud-sounding cars... likes to talk about hunting and racing."
Mickey enlisted in the US Marine Corps in May 1967 and attained the rank of Private (PVT). He arrived in Vietnam on February 14, 1968. Thirty-four days later, on March 17, 1968, Mario "Mickey" DeMattio was killed in action while on a search and destroy mission in Quang Nam, South Vietnam.

Mickey’s name can be located on Panel 45E Line 015 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC
Mario (Mickey) DeMattio
Mario (Mickey) DeMattio
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Private
F CO, 2ND BN, 27TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps

Mario (Mickey) De Mattio was born June 28, 1946 and lived in Kenvil, NJ. "Mickey", as he was known to his friends, graduated from Roxbury High School in 1964. He enjoyed baseball and football and was a member of both varsity teams. He served on the Student Council and was a member of the Nature Club.
De Mattio's yearbook entry states:
"Tall, flirtacious, good looking... spends much of his time creating fast-moving, loud-sounding cars... likes to talk about hunting and racing."
Mickey enlisted in the US Marine Corps in May 1967 and attained the rank of Private (PVT). He arrived in Vietnam on February 14, 1968.
Thirty-four days later, on March 17, 1968, Mario "Mickey" DeMattio was killed in action while on a search and destroy mission in Quang Nam, South Vietnam.

Mickey’s name can be located on Panel 45E Line 015 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC
Mark Grim
Mark Grim
Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired from the AF in June 2009 from Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina
MIchael O'Callaghan
MIchael O'Callaghan
Class of 1979
Air Force, 10 Years

B-52 Gunner...flew combat missions in Desert Storm in '91.
Michael O'Callaghan
Michael O'Callaghan
Class of 1979
Air Force, 10 Years

Served as a B-52 Gunner during the first Desert Storm
Michael Scott Sampson
Michael Scott Sampson
Class of 1960
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Served with 3rd Marine Air Wing in Santa Ana, California. Then served with 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam in 1964-65.
Nancy Prout
Nancy Prout
Class of 1982
Navy, 9 Years

Graduated from US Naval Academy then served 9 years active duty in the US Navy as a Supply Corps Officer.
Nathan J Martucci
Nathan J Martucci
Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years

Is currently a Sergeant of Armor. Has served a 12 month deployment to Bahgdad, Iraq with the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment and is currently serving a 15 month deployment, also to Bahgdad, with the 4th Battalion 64th Armor Regiment assigned to 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division
Patrick A. Hall
Patrick A. Hall
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 5 Years

Infantry Officer
Paul Malizzi
Paul Malizzi
Class of 1995
Coast Guard, 6 Years

Currently Active Duty in Miami Beach
Rhett Russell
Rhett Russell
Class of 1981
Army, 29 Years

After graduation from Roxbury HS Rhett-Virginia entered the (1981-1986) NJ National Guard and served as a helicopter repairman and later an ROTC cadet while attending college. Commissioned an Infantry Officer Rhett was assigned to the (1987-1991) 101st Airborne Division and participated in force projection operations in Central America and later Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Rhett commanded a mechanized infantry and brigade headquarters company at (1993-1996) Fort Riley, Kansas while assigned to the 1st Infantry Division. Rhett then served as an Asst Professor of Military Science at Old Dominion University in (1997-1999) NORFOLK, Virginia.
As a Major Rhett served as an key staff positions with the Joint Readiness Training Center Operations Group at (2000-2002) Fort Polk, Louisiana then attending the US Army Command & General Staff College’s School for Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) at (2003) Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Reassigned to the 101st Airborne Division Rhett was in (2004) Mosul, Iraq participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Then assigned to as a joint plans and operations trainer with the Joint Warfighting Center at (2005-2008) SUFFOLK, Virginia. Rhett spent completed his 29 years of service to our nation in 2010 after serving as the Executive Assistant to the Commander of the Joint Warfighting Center. Rhett and his wife Lia, who stood by him through the many deployments to combat operations and numerous training events, retired to Chesapeake, Virginia in 2010. They have two wonderful Army Brats.
Richard A Manzano
Richard A Manzano
Class of 1978
Navy, 7 Years

Active Duty 1978-82. Reserves 1983-86. Served aboard the USS Peleliu LHA-5 stationed in Long Beach Ca. And Camp Pendleton Regional Medical Center as a Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Petty Officer.
Richard Whray
Richard Whray
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years

4 years in the U. S. Air Force and 20 years in the U.S. Navy. Retired as Command Master Chief (E-9).
Robert (chip) Donnelly
Robert (chip) Donnelly
Class of 1973
National Guard, 20+ Years

Army National Guard, Dover, N.J. U.S. Armored Cavalry Scout, 22 years.
Scott Sarisky
Scott Sarisky
Class of 1973
Air Force, 6 Years

Active duty - Loring AFB, ME, 42nd Civil Engineering Squadron; Prime BEEF. Reserves - Charleston AFB, SC, 51st Aerial Port Squadron & MacDill AFB, FL, 6th Civil Engineering Squadron.
SSG Thomas J. Craney
SSG Thomas J. Craney
Class of 1972
Army, 6 Years

Active duty - Psychiatric Specialist (MOS 91F) at Walter Reed Army Medical Center 1977-1980.

Active Army Reserve - 2290th US Army Hospital w/ deployment at Walter Reed 1980-1983
Stephen Palma
Stephen Palma
Class of 2003
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Assault Amphibious Vehicle Crewman, 3 tours of Iraq. Awarded Navy and Marie Corp Achievement Medal,Combat Action Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Steve Krokus
Steve Krokus
Class of 1973
Navy, 20+ Years

Combat Aircrew
walter f. wurster
walter f. wurster
Class of 1973
Navy, 4 Years

did four years on bornd the uss america cva 66 as a boiler tec.

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