Solvay High School Alumni

Solvay, New York (NY)

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

Doug Mancabelli
Doug Mancabelli
Class of 1961
Army, 4 Years

Served 1962-1966; US Army Band
Ernest Badman
Ernest Badman
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served in Alaska, Germany, South Korea and Oklahoma. Retired after 23 years as a Senior Master Sergeant and Squadron Superintendent.
Ernest Badman
Ernest Badman
Class of 1980
Air Force, 20+ Years

Superintendent and Financial Analyst for US Air Force and Department of Defense. Served in Alaska, Germany and South Korea. Named top Financial Analyst in the US Air Force in 1998. Awarded Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
frank willoughby jr
frank willoughby jr
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

served 1968-1971 basic ft dix ait ft sam houston tx advanced letterman hospital san francisco duty camp casey korea
frank willoughby sr
frank willoughby sr
Class of 1936
Army, 3 Years

ww2 served in one gen pattons armored divisons. battle of bulge vet
John (Rip) Gettman
John (Rip) Gettman
Class of 1959
Army, 3 Years

Basic Training, Ft. Dix, NJ - RADAR Repair School, Ft. Sill, OK. - 13 Months Camp Kaiser, Korea - Ft. Bragg, NC
Major Kurt J. Neufang
Major Kurt J. Neufang
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

Commissioned a 2lt from the University of Alabama ROTC in 1984. Graduate of USAR Transportation Officer's Basic and Advance Courses. Graduate of Surface Deployment Planning Course and Command and General Staff College. Deployments included Europe and North Africa. Retired from the USAR in August 2004.
Peter Gaworecki
Peter Gaworecki
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Basic - Harmony Church, Ft. Benning, GA AIT - Ft. Polk, LA OCS qualified 4 yr. commit NO THANKS Assigned to Charlie Co. 1/22 $th Inf Div. Wounded Tet 1968 71st Evac. Hospital
Current - VP webmaster The 22nd Infantry Regiment Society www.22ndinfantry.org also on FB - 22nd Infantry Regiment Society.
philip meyers
philip meyers
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

vietnam veteran 1968,
Richard W. Abbott
Richard W. Abbott
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Enlisted in September 1971. Stationed in England, New Mexico, Thailand, Okinawa, Utah, South Korea, South Carolina, and Japan. TDY's to Spain, Italy, Florida, Nevada, Canada, Phillipines, Norway, Egypt, Oman, Bahrain. Deployed to the U.A.E. in the 1st Gulf War in 1990. Worked Weapons Control Systems (WCS) on F-4 C's and D's and Radar, INS on F-16's. Retired in 1994 after 22 1/2 years in service at Misawa AB, Japan as a Master Sergeant Production Superintentant for the 14th Fighter Squadron, 432'd Fighter Wing.
Roger Case
Roger Case
Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years

Lt Col, USAF (retired)
William F. Kranz Jr.
William F. Kranz Jr.
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Killed in VietNam on January 26, 1967
William Matthew DeSpirito
William Matthew DeSpirito
Class of 1945
Marine Corps, 2 Years

The Syracuse Herald Journal - March 24, 1945

Marine Corp. William Mathew DeSpirito of 417 Abel Avenue Solvay. was killed in action on Iowa Jima his sister, Mrs. Mary Napolihas been informed.


Corp. DeSpirito, 23, was a son of Benjamin DeSpirito of Cortland but had lived, at the home of his sister before entering service.

A graduate of Solvay High School and a former employe of the Iroquois China Company, he had been in combat in the Marshall Islands Tinian, Rio, Mour, Guam and Saipan.

He is survived also by a twin brother, Benjamin DeSpirito, Jr:, and one sister Miss Frances DeSpirito both of Solvay,

Classmates Spotlight

Solvay High School Classmates

Charmayne Thomas
Class of '76

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