Staples High School Alumni

Westport, Connecticut (CT)

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

Alan C Jost
Alan C Jost
Class of 1967
Air Force, 20+ Years

20 Years in United States Air Force retired in 1991 as Lt Colonel. Assignments included Missile Launch Officer Titan II Missile, 390th SMW, Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ; Program Manager Automated Weather Distribution System (AWDS), Hanscom AFB, Bedford, MA; Associate Professor and Executive Officer, Computer Science Department, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO; Program Director, Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS), Hanscom AFB, Bedford, MA; Director, LG% Software Logistics Division, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC), Kirtland AFB, NM. Senior Software Program Manager, International Air Traffic Control Systems, Raytheon Company, Marlborough, MA for 25 years.
Arthur Shipe
Arthur Shipe
Class of 1966
Navy, 3 Years

Seabee - Vietnam 1967 - 1969
Arthur Shipe
Arthur Shipe
Class of 1966
Navy, 3 Years

Joined the Navy in 1966 -
Started out as a Hospital Corpsman on the USS Princeton - then Transferred to
In Shore Under Sea Warfare, Group one
Nha Trang - then when my boat was damaged and in for repairs, the Seabees in Nha Trang asked for volunteers to help build a Quonset Hut, so I volunteered and did such a good job, they asked if I wanted to become a Seabees, upon receiving orders as a Seabee, I was sent to the Delta, to
Cat-Lo / Vung Tau -
The Navy asked if I would extend my time in Country 6 months,
(I was scheduled to go to Operation Deep Freeze) but stayed in Vietnam for the extra time and was separated from Active duty in August 1969 -
Bill Woodcock
Bill Woodcock
Class of 1973
Army, 20+ Years

Communications and Computer Systems Officer assigned to Airborne and Special Operations forces; last active duty assignment was Professor of Military Science and Leadership at the University of Tennessee.
Charles  Pillette
Charles Pillette
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

Republic of Vietnam 1967-69, stationed at Tan Son Nhut Air Base as a Saigon Warrior with the 146th Aviation Company (Radio Research). When I left, we were winning!
Charles F. Bradley, Jr.
Charles F. Bradley, Jr.
Class of 1952
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Began in communications, 3 yrs security duty in Tenn. 5 yrs infantry including platoon sgt.
14 years as in MarCor weather svc, including 6 yrs as an instructor in meteorology When not instructing, filling the position of aviation weather forecaster.
Curtis Jones
Curtis Jones
Class of 1977
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Served on active duty from April 1978 until retirement in May 1998.
DONALD R. BENNETTE
DONALD R. BENNETTE
Class of 1954
Air Force, 4 Years

CREW MEMBER, ECM OPERATOR ON B 36 BOMBER. STSTIONED OUT OF FAIRCHILD AFB, SPOKANE.WASHINGTON
Jared Kusaila
Jared Kusaila
Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Camp Leatherneck, Afg. 2011/2012, C3/5 Commandants Red Team
Jared Kusaila
Jared Kusaila
Class of 1972
Marine Corps, 6 Years

F-4N/J/S RIO
VMFA-314
VMFA-531
Jennifer C. Wallis
Jennifer C. Wallis
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

I've enjoyed a very rewarding career in the U.S. Air Force as a combat photographer. I will be completing my military service in April 2007, after 21 years.
Jonathan O'Connor
Jonathan O'Connor
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Enlisted in 1986 as a CH-47 Helicopter mechanic. Tours in Korea, Iraq and Alaska and many assignments at CONUS stations to include Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA Ft. Lewis, WA and Ft. Eustis, VA.
1500 + Flight Hours
Joseph "Jay"Lipp
Joseph "Jay"Lipp
Class of 1975
Navy, 23 Years

Served on Fast Attack Submarines from Pearl Harbor to Groton. Been to every ocean and under the Arctic Ice
Mark Miller
Mark Miller
Class of 1974
Navy, 9 Years

US Naval Academy Class of 1978. Served as a Nuclear Submarine Officer. Daughter, Julie was US Naval Academy Class of 2015 and also served as a Nuclear Submarine Officer
Mark Wright
Mark Wright
Class of 1981
Air Force, 9 Years

Electronic Security / Electronic Warfare
Robert Wood
Robert Wood
Class of 1965
Navy Reserves, 2 Years

Served 8 years in the USNR, two aboard the USS Juneau LPD 10 in Vietnam from 1970 - 1972. I was a 2nd Class Engineman supervising a crew that fixed and maintained all the auxiliary equipment. We were at sea 270 days each year moving US Marines and equipment in and out of the war.
Warren Van Scoyoc
Warren Van Scoyoc
Class of 1960
Navy, 2 Years

Served two tours in Viet Nam aboard minesweeper 1965 - 1967.

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Jeffrey Denke
Class of '90

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