Military Alumni

Military 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

AL DESMARAIS
AL DESMARAIS Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years
VIETNAM 1968 AND 1969 BLUE GHOST CALVARY
Bob Nolin
Bob Nolin Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years
Secure Communications
Bob Ouellette
Bob Ouellette Class of 1980
Army, 17 Years
Retired Bomb Tech. Like in Hurt Locker
Bruce Brouillette
Bruce Brouillette Class of 1977
Navy, 18 Years
Retired Chief Petty Officer
Bruce Brouillette
Bruce Brouillette Class of 1977
Navy, 18 Years
Retired Chief Petty Office
Bruce Carl
Bruce Carl Class of 1978
Navy, 15 Years
Naval aviation- Retired
David M Miller
David M Miller Class of 1975
Air Force, 8 Years
Aircraft Maintanence Technition/ Heavy aircraft Inflight Refueling. E-5 Staff Sgt. Staitioned in MA, CA, TX, IL, Turkey & Greece. Extensive flying duty, Pacific Rim, Europe, Middle East.
Edward Pont
Edward Pont Class of 1975
Navy, 9 Years
Aviation Electronics
Eric Cloutier
Eric Cloutier Class of 1999
Army, 4 Years
I went to basic trianing in Ft. Knox Ky, where I trainded to be a M1 Armor crewmember. Upon graduating I was sent oversees to Germany where I was stationed for the duration of my time in service. I served 12 months in Iraq where I sustained some injuries while in combat. I then returned to LRMC in Germany where I went threw 15 months of physical therepy so I could return to duty. Unfortunatly I could not and was medically retirered honorbly. I now live and work fultime back in S. Hadley.
Gregoru Dunn
Gregoru Dunn Class of 1965
Army Reserves, 20+ Years
Started active duty Special Operations Medic, 6+ years as a Medic and NCO instructor, Desert Storm and Desert Shield Med Group Operations SGM, retired Medical Brigade CSM
Howard J. Wailgum Jr.
Howard J. Wailgum Jr. Class of 1964
Navy, 14 Years
Vietnam era veteran. 6 years U.S. Navy Meteorologist and 8 years MA Army National Guard flight operations
James Slate
James Slate Class of 1960
Air Force, 5 Years
6 months at Lackland, (basic and OTS), 2 1/2 years at Keesler (Avionics Officer Course, student and instructor), and 2 1/2 years in Panama, (Avionics Maintenance Officer and Major Air Command Staff Avionics Officer) . I was a Captain when I left the service. I don't regret having been in the service and I don't regret having gotten out.
Jim Cummings
Jim Cummings Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Communications/Computers
Jim Cummings
Jim Cummings Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years
Computer/Communications/Network Specialist/Engineer
Joe Ruszczyk
Joe Ruszczyk Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years
Sergent (E-4) Hospital Corpsman Thankfully served entire enlistment ('66-'70) in Arizona! Also served 6 years in the Army Reserve as a Medical Service Specialist. 1980-1986
John H. Vincent
John H. Vincent Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years
Served active Duty with the US Navy SeaBees with a tour in Vietnam, Transfered to the US Air Force serving active Duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve retiring in 2006 with the rank of LtCol.
Jonathan Stueck
Jonathan Stueck Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years
1984 Boot Camp Great Lakes, VFA-192, VFA-113 at NAS Lemoore CA, NAS South Weymouth MA, VFA-305, VP-65 at NAS Pt Mugu CA, NARCEN Lemoore CA, NMCRC Albuquerque, NM 2005
Jonathan Stueck
Jonathan Stueck Class of 1982
Navy, 20+ Years
Worked in the Military Supply Support, for avation, sea, and land.
Joseph D'Ordine
Joseph D'Ordine Class of 1984
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Marine Sniper and moved to Air Force Reserves as a Medic
Kevin Thomas Mickna
Kevin Thomas Mickna Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years
Underwater Demolition Team 21, 73-76; Reserve Harbor Clearance/Mobile Diving & Salvage Unit 2, 79-84; SEAL Team 2, 85-90; Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 4, 91-93; Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 2, 93-99; Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 10, 99-03. Forever grateful to Bob Symington, Roger Farnsworth & Pat Fitzgibbons for getting me ready for all of that!

Classmates Spotlight

South Hadley High School Classmates

Blair Schmitter
Class of '01

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