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 R. Gossett
Alan R. Gossett
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Drafted in 1968, went to vietnam as a field and helicopter medic, home in 1969, trained other medics at fort sam houston, texas. Out of regular army in 1970. Joined ct army national guard, 141st medical company later in 1970. Became emt in the guard, retiring with 27 years total service as the company first sgt. I then, after getting laid off from executive greetings in new hartford, got my RN with a masters, working in a doctors office as a physians assistant.
Bill Fiske
Bill Fiske
Class of 1962
Air Force, 7 Years

Served in New York, Texas (3 bases) Louisiana,Vietnam, Alaska and Mass. Was hardship discharged in January 1968. Actually served 6yrs 5months 10 days.
Chris DiVita
Chris DiVita
Class of 1989
Air Force, 15 Years

Air Force Security Forces
Christopher M. Siedor
Christopher M. Siedor
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Medical Evacuation Pilot, Operations Officer Commander, Post Inspector General
Recepient of the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, 16 Air Medals, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.....
Served in Vietnam, Germany, West Point, Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama and Maryland.
Eugene A. Scalise
Eugene A. Scalise
Class of 1942
Air Force, 20+ Years

World War II - 8th AF Navigator B-17
Air Rescue Service Japan & Alaska 5 years
CT Air National Guard Fighter Group 11 years
Air Force Academy 8 years
Retired Colonel
Harold MacFarland
Harold MacFarland
Class of 1965
Air Force, 6 Years

Special operations-communicatiosnn.Tours in SE Asia, Europe, Pacific-discharged as SSGT
Leif Kittelsen
Leif Kittelsen
Class of 1999
Air Force, 2 Years

Air Force Personnelist
Louis J. Torche
Louis J. Torche
Class of 1977
Army, 4 Years

I was a military police traffic accident investigator. I spent my entire career at Fort Belvoir, VA. In the early 80's our unit spent the summer at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA assisting in operation, The Mariel boatlift Crisis, a mass exodus of Cubans who departed from Cuba's Mariel Harbor for the United States between April 15 and October 31, 1980.
Mike Schieb
Mike Schieb
Class of 1971
Air Force, 8 Years

AFSC 62270 Food Service Specialist. Served @ Pope A.F.B., N.C. & Homested A.F.B., FL
Paul Santis
Paul Santis
Class of 1983
Air Force, 20+ Years

Aircraft Engine Specialist. Stationed In the UK, Arizona twice, California twice, South Carolina, North Dakota. Retired in 2006 after 22 years.
Richard F. Ashbey
Richard F. Ashbey
Class of 1956
Navy, 20+ Years

Enlisted January 1957, Boot Camp and Class "A" School in Bainbridge, Maryland. Reported to USS SIERRA AD 18 in September 1957, Reported to USS HAILEY DD556 in May 1958, made.2 cruises to Med. Reported to JUSMATT Ankara Turkey in June 1960. Reported to USNRTC Horseheads, NY
in February 1962. Reported to USS FISKE DD842
in JAN 1966. NAS South Weymouth, Mass next duty station until May 1969 when tranferred to USS NIAGARA FALLS AFS-3. Reported to Navy Recruiting District New York in August 1971 and moved to NRD Newark NJ in August 1973 when district was split. Transferred to USS AINSWORTH FF 1090 in August 1977 and retired in July 1978. Worked at Naval Air Rework Facility in Norfolk, Virginia until May 1979 as civil service employee. Tranferred to Navy Recruiting District Newark, NJ in May 1979 until reporting to civil service employment at Navy Branch Medical Clinic in Lakehurst NJ. Over 48 years service with the US NAVY. Currently reside in Manchester NJ near Navy Lakehurst.
Richard Marchand
Richard Marchand
Class of 1983
Air Force, 22 Years

Russian Linguist, Photo recce, Nuclear Forensics
Richard McKie
Richard McKie
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Drafterd in '68. Served two years. Ended up in Aschaffenburg, Germany as an atomic demolition munitions expert.
Robert C. Nordland
Robert C. Nordland
Class of 1959
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served in the Marines from 1959 to 1969. Served with the North Dakota Air National Guard from 1977 to 1988. Served one tour in Viet Nam.
Robert Spencer McKie
Robert Spencer McKie
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

Shortly after graduation from Springfield College in 1966, I joined the United States Army ... Basic Training and Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Dix, NJ. ... Transportation Corps Officer Candidate School at Ft. Eustis, VA.
Railway Yard Master on the United States Military Railroad at Ft. Eustis ... 1967-1968 ... Logistics Officer with the First Logistical Command, Long Bien, Vietnam ... 1968 - 1969
Steve Taty
Steve Taty
Class of 1964
Army, 2 Years

Volunteered in 1965 and went through Survey school. Sent to Korea and spent entire tour in both Artillery Survey and as Headquarters Battery motor sergeant. Stationed north of Seoul and on the DMZ.
Returned to USA in 1966.
Steven M Kinsella
Steven M Kinsella
Class of 1976
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

Served in Hawaii, 29 Palms CA, Quantico Vs, Okinawa, Camp Pendleton CA, Gulf War 90-91. Started as a private, retired as Major. Assignments began in Finance, then combat engineer and last seven years as infantry officer
Virginia (Ginny) McGuckin
Virginia (Ginny) McGuckin
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Communications Specialist based at Ent AFB(which is now the olympic training center) in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Alumni Jeanne Morningstar Kent's Book release

On June 29th, a book written by Gilbert alumni, Jeanne Morningstar Kent, class of '66 will be released by History Press....
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Our The Gilbert School 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 The Gilbert School High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Winsted are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!