Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

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

Lost Class Rings

Have you lost your Rutland High School class ring? Have you found someone's class ring? Visit our Raiders lost class ring page to search for your class ring or post information about a found ring.

Honored Military Alumni

Anthony Purdy
Anthony Purdy Class of 2001
Air Force, 2 Years
U.S. Air Force EWO
Barry Beach
Barry Beach Class of 1982
National Guard, 20+ Years
1987-1991: active duty Army (served in Germany and Ft. Leonard Wood, MO) 1992-present- GA Army National Guard; served in Afghanistan Aug08-May09; current rank of Lieutenant Colonel, pending promotion to Colonel (summer 2009)
David F Gonyea Jr
David F Gonyea Jr Class of 1986
Coast Guard, 20+ Years
Retired as an E7 in Oct 2008 after serving for 20 years. Tours of duty in Norfolk, VA, Cleveland, OH Savannah, GA, Washington, DC, Bucksport, ME and Chicago, IL.
David Merrifield
David Merrifield Class of 1987
Air Force, 18 Years
3 deployments to the Middle East. Stationed in Hawaii, Japan, North Carolina, and Arizona.
Gary D. Sheldon
Gary D. Sheldon Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
Stationed in Little Rock AFB, AR; Langley AFB, VA, Osan AB, Korea, Plattsburgh AFB, NY; Randolph AFB, TX.
Karen Barnes
Karen Barnes Class of 1974
Army, 7 Years
Served in in the Army as a 31M multi-channel communications specialist. I was stationed at Ft.Jackson S.C., Ft Gordon Ga., 32nd Signal Battalion Frankfurt, Germany and Ft Hood Tx. I Served from 1976-1983
Karen Barnes
Karen Barnes Class of 1974
Army, 7 Years
I spent 7 yrs in the Army @ Ft Jackson S.C.,Ft Gordon,Ga, Germany and Ft Hood Tx From 1976-1983.
Kevin M Gauthier
Kevin M Gauthier Class of 1997
National Guard, 5 Years
Served 5 years working different aspects of the army from cook, to supply working in a warehouse to support units all over the stake of florida. Helping to continue Key training for personal over seas
Louis 'Jody' Cizmadia
Louis 'Jody' Cizmadia Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years
Boot camp Sept 62 - Radioman School 1963 Bainbridge, Md. USS ESSEX (CVS 9) Aug 63 - July 66 Signalman - 5"/38 Gunmount - BattleStation Helmsman - 'BAR' Trained WOW!! Did I see the world!
Louise Coolidge
Louise Coolidge Class of 1972
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
LPN 74-88, RN 88-92. Master SGT. Retired from the 351st General Hospital Group, US Army. Born in Rutland 1954, raised in Mendon, VT, RHS class of 72, died in Hartland, VT 2007
Louise Kay Coolidge
Louise Kay Coolidge Class of 1972
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
Louise served with the 351st medical army group, joining in 1973 and serving through 1993. She served at Walter Reed in the Persian gulf conflict.
lyneus todriff gmc ret.
lyneus todriff gmc ret. Class of 1968
Navy, 20+ Years
ddgs ,cgn ,nws
Meredith Moore
Meredith Moore Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years
Stationed in Texas, South Dakota, California, Belgium, Germany, Maine, and back to Texas, where I live now. I retired in 1997 after 20 years.
Norm McDonald
Norm McDonald Class of 1975
Marine Corps, 4 Years
Left for Boot camp in August 1975. Worked in communication centers as a tellatype operator. Stationed in CA, NC, and Okinawa, Japan.
rey manocal
rey manocal Class of 1980
Navy, 6 Years
stationed in san Diego California as a boatswains mate, made 3 Westpac. Hawaii, Philippines, Australia, Africa, new Zealand, japan, Thailand, Singapore, Saudi Arabia,
Richard E. St.Peter
Richard E. St.Peter Class of 1965
Air Force, 12 Years
Served Mar 1966 thru Mar 1978 Served in Vietnam 1971-1972 Flew 112 combat missions over North Vietnam as a aerial photographer. Ret Fed Service, GS12, 1992
Richard E. St.Peter
Richard E. St.Peter Class of 1965
Air Force, 12 Years
Served as a motion picture camerman. Served 1 year in Vietnam, 1971-1972, flew 112 aerial photography missions, photographed Bob Hope Christmas show 1971. Will retire after a combined Air Force, Civil Service, Northrop Grumman contractor film/video production 40 year career, Jul 2011. Living in Carrollton Va.
Steve Lancour
Steve Lancour Class of 1968
Army, 4 Years
Infantry, and Turbine engine mechanic. one tour in Viet Nam
tom cain
tom cain Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 8 Years
aviation ordnance
William Ellwood
William Ellwood Class of 1968
Air Force, 4 Years
USAF 1968-1972 ( Vietnam 1970-71)

Classmates Spotlight

Rutland High School Classmates

Edward De Lauri
Class of '76

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Mrs Nancy (Raymond) Wanke. Class of 1949

Spouse died last year. I am back in Wilton, CT with my daughter, Diane Mercer
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