Terryville High School Alumni

Terryville, 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

Charles Neumann Becker
Charles Neumann Becker
Class of 1933
Army, 5 Years

Charles Neumann Becker enlisted in the U. S. Army March 25, 1941 and sailed in a convoy for the South Pacific on October 01, 1942 with the 43rd Division Artillery.
He was awarded four Battle Stars for taking part in the New Guinea, Guadalcanal, North Solomon Islands, and Philippine campaigns.
He was also awarded the American Defense Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon,The Philippine Ribbon, and Arrowhead for Beach Head Landing.
Sergeant Becker was awarded the Bronze Star Medal by Major General Leonard F. Wing, Commanding General of the 43rd Infantry (Winged Infantry) Division, "for heroic achievement in connection with military operations against the Japanese on Luzon". His high-risk field surveys, maps, and mathematical tables, led to accurately directed artillery fire against the enemy. He was honorably discharged on July 15, 1945.
Charles Paul Becker
Charles Paul Becker
Class of 1961
Army, 2 Years

Charles Paul Becker, U.S. Army, inducted January 10, 1967.
Basic training, Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Honor Graduate, U.S. Army Ordnance School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
Advanced training, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Sent to Vietnam 1968. Hororably discharged, January 02, 1969.
David  James Huria
David James Huria
Class of 1961
Army, 2 Years

David James Huria volunteered for induction on February 24, l966, his birthday. After completing basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, he attended the Army Intelligence School at Fort Holabird, Baltimore, Maryland. He then received advanced training in communications at Fort Jackson, South Carolina prior to service in Vietnam from l967 to 1968. For his meritorious service in Vietnam, he was awarded the U.S. Army Commendation Medal.
Donald White
Donald White
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

ac & w operator
Earle Metcalf
Earle Metcalf
Class of 1937
Air Force, 3 Years

First Lieutenant Earle Metcalf was killed in action, Feb. 04, 1944. He was on his fifth mission, a bombing raid over Germany when his Liberator failed to return. Earle was a Liberator bomber pilot. He was awarded the Air Medal for successful missions over enemy territory.
Eugene Stanley Rybaczek
Eugene Stanley Rybaczek
Class of 1937
Army, 2 Years

Joined Polish Air Force under British Command in Canada. Transferred to the U.S. Army Air Forces and received Pilot's Rating of Flight Officer on May 26, 1943.
On February 16, 1944, while on routine assignment ferrying a P51B Mustang, his plane had a mechanical failure, forcing him to attempt an emergency landing.
Trailing smoke or vapor, the plane nosed into the ground, killing him instantly.
George Janser
George Janser
Class of 1937
Army, 2 Years

Staff Sergeant Army Air Corps
Born: January 26, 1920
Entered: May 07, 1942
Position: Tail Gunner
Killed: October 20, 1943
Buried: Soldiers' Cemetery, Belgium
Herman De Pascale
Herman De Pascale
Class of 1935
Army, 3 Years

Born: January 02, 1916
Entered Army December, 1942
Corporal, Gunner in Tank Division of 3rd Army.
Killed: December 15, 1944
Burial: Unknown
Joyce Allison (Gaunt) Guilford
Joyce Allison (Gaunt) Guilford
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Born: August 20, 1943
Dental Assistant U.S. Air Force
Died: August 28, 2015
Norman Wolcott Plumb
Norman Wolcott Plumb
Class of 1937
Navy, 2 Years

Machinist's Mate
Born: March 16, 1918
Entered: March 24, 1944
Killed: September 20, 1945
Buried: Okinowa
Phillip White
Phillip White
Class of 1939
Army, 2 Years

Sgt. Phillip White, Infantryman, born October 05, 1921. Entered: March, 1944. Killed: February 16, 1945. Buried: France
Ralph Seymour North
Ralph Seymour North
Class of 1941
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Born: October 28, 1923
Entered: January 08, 1943
Pfc. Communications Line man
Killed: June 17, 1944
Buried: Second Marine Division Cemetery, Marianas
Raymond Piotrowski
Raymond Piotrowski
Class of 1936
Army, 3 Years

Born: August 13, 1918
2nd Lieutenant, entered Army Air Corps August 02, 1942. Navigator in a B-24 Bomber. Killed, March 13, 1944. Buried in Arlington Cemetery, England.
Richard Lyga
Richard Lyga
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

1963-1967
Royden William "Roy" Conopask
Royden William "Roy" Conopask
Class of 1961
Army, 22 Years

Born April 05, 1943
Staff Sergeant - Vietnam Veteran - Received Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat.
Died April 07, 2015
Ruth Bove Barber
Ruth Bove Barber
Class of 1967
Air Force, 3 Years

Received a commission as 2nd Lt and entered the USAF in October 1970. Attended officer training school at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, TX. Served three years as a nurse at Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS. Honorably discharged in October 1973 with rank of 1st Lt.
Todd Brewer
Todd Brewer
Class of 1981
Air Force, 6 Years

Para Military called Prime Beef Red Horse. Took over hostile airbases and converted them to land and receive our aircraft. Honorable Discharge at time of discharge rank of SSGT.
Tom Grodecki
Tom Grodecki
Class of 1961
Army, 3 Years

Joined the Army on January 10, 1962 on the buddy system with Roy Conopask. The buddy system allows you to serve with the friend you enlist with. When we got off the train at Wrightstown, NJ, and caught the military bus to Fort Dix, we never saw each other in the service again. It sure was nice to see my buddy Roy again this year at the 50th class reunion.
Wallace R. Nypert
Wallace R. Nypert
Class of 1941
Army, 2 Years

1st Lieutenant Army Air Corps
Pilot of B-24
Born: March 25, 1923
Entered: March 08, 1943
Killed: August 15, 1944
Buried: Bari, Italy
Willaim Robert Matulevich
Willaim Robert Matulevich
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

The Army wanted to draft me and on my 21st Birthday I had my preinduction physical so instead ot getting drafted I decided to enlist in the USAF. Did basic training at Lackland, then off to Biloxi, Miss for electronic training. After tech school I got stationed at the Miles City Air Force Station in Miles City, Montana. I got out of the USAF after a honorable discharge and not too long after becoming a civilian, I decided to go back into the Air Force but had to do a tour in Vietnam. Decided to remain a civilian. The military taught me to say Sir, Sir and more Sirs. Have tried to get in touch with several Air Force buddies and have done so with three of them.

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Terryville High School Classmates

Melissa Wood
Class of '92

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