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. Fox
Alan R. Fox
Class of 1972
Air Force, 10 Years

Enlisted in 1974. After basic training and technical school was assigned to March AFB in California in March 1975. Summer of 1976 was reassigned to 6912th Security Squadron, Tempelhof Central Airport, Berlin, Germany. Separated in Berlin in 1984. Was in Berlin when the Berlin Wall came down and Germany unified.
Bruce Clayton Crawford
Bruce Clayton Crawford
Class of 1965
Army, 3 Years

Army Administration Instructor Fort Dix, NJ. special assignment Military Intell - Munich, Germany 2 years Special E-5
Chester Lech
Chester Lech
Class of 1946
Navy, 4 Years

WWII..Sept '42- Feb .46.
Aviation Radioman 2/c (Combat AIr Crew)
VPB-204,Trinidad, BWI
Headquarters Squadron, Fleet Air Wing 11
USNAS, New York,Floyd Bennett Field
David E Titus
David E Titus
Class of 1970
National Guard, 6 Years

204th Engineer Batalion
Dawn N. Cook
Dawn N. Cook
Class of 1962
Navy, 7 Years

Hospital Corp
Active Duty 1964-1967
Reserves 4years
Eric H. Whittemore
Eric H. Whittemore
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years

Hospital Corps
Eugene G. Atwood
Eugene G. Atwood
Class of 1956
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served 30 years in USAF
gary bassett
gary bassett
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

1967,ft.benning/ft.gorden,1968,1969 vietnam.
Gus Holstein
Gus Holstein
Class of 1965
Navy, 20+ Years

Served 32 years Active Duty. 13 years as an enlisted man, advancing to Senior Chief Petty Officer and 19 years as an Officer, retiring as a Commander. First duty station following boot camp was Naval Supply Activity, DaNang, VietNam - a truck driver supporting land operations in the I Corps area of responsibility. Following VietNam my sea duty tours were USS ARCADIA (AD-23), USS WILLARD KEITH (DD-775), USS BAUER (DE-1025), USS CONSERVER (ARS-39), USS INCHON (LPH-12), and USS ALASKA (SSBN 732-Gold). Shore duty assignments included Service School Command, San Diego as an Instructor; Naval Telecommunications Command, Washington, DC; Mark 48 Torpedo Project Office, Washington, DC; Polaris Material Office, Bremerton, Washington, Submarine Squadron 17, Silverdale, Washington and Submarine Force, U S Pacific Fleet Headquarters, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Ivan T. Smith
Ivan T. Smith
Class of 1963
Air Force, 15 Years

Aircraft Maintenance Officer serving in SE Asia during Vietnam War (1968-1972). AirForce Reserves until 1983.
Jack Sedore
Jack Sedore
Class of 1987
Army, 20+ Years

Served as an Army Combat engineer. Proudly retired after 20+ years. Served 2 tours in Korea, 3 years Germany. 2 Tours in Iraq. Persian Gulf War. Ft Hood, Bragg, Gillem.
Served with the 82nd ABN 307th EN, 20th En BDE 27th EN, 4ID 588EN and DIV Engineers, 2nd and 44th EN BNs, 82nd EN BN, and the 1st Army.
James Charles Little
James Charles Little
Class of 1960
Army, 2 Years

U.S. Army 1965 to 1967 (Active Duty), 1967 to 1971 (Active Reserve)
Honorable Discharge
SP-5 (E-5), Intelligence Specialist, Artillery Fire Direction
Positions: Battery Fire Direction Center Communications, Battery Fire Direction Calculator, Battery Fire Direction Section Chief, Battalion Fire Direction Center Section Chief and Battalion Fire Direction Instructor
U.S. Army Artillery School (Training), 1965, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
1st Infantry Division, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1965 to 1966, Vietnam
197th Infantry Brigade, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, 1967, Fort Benning, Georgia
U.S. Army Reserve, 83rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1967 to 1971, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Military Service Awards:
Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Medal, U.S. Vietnam Service Medal w/ 2 Bronze Campaign Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 1960 Banner Device.
Jeremy D. Hess
Jeremy D. Hess
Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Green Nights Airwing Adman. Adm. to service planes . Cpl. Jeremy Hess. Was in Kuait during Enduring Freedom 2003. 4 1/2 years active duty 3.5 years inactive. True blue American. Loves his country.
Jerrold C. Cassin
Jerrold C. Cassin
Class of 1962
Navy, 6 Years

I joined in my Junior year,attended boot camp, then after graduation I left for active duty one week later.
Joel S. Hess
Joel S. Hess
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Tank Scout Patrol, 1st. Battalion. Was in Iraq when Enduring freedom started in 2003. Humvee driver then shot the 50 cal.. Lnc. Cpl Joel S. Hess. Loves his country and loved being an active duty Marine. Once a Marine always a Marine. Loved serving beside his brothers in the Marine Corp.
john hranek
john hranek
Class of 1977
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired C-141 Loadmaster
John Niedopytalski
John Niedopytalski
Class of 1967
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Jack Niedo. Did two tours of duty in Vietnam. Was awarded the Silver Star, Purple Heart and several other medals.
John Svatek
John Svatek
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

Drafted in '67, NCO School, Ft. Benning, Viet Nam 68 - 69.., wounded 4 times, 90% retirement disability. Went back to school after all this for my BA
Kenneth R. Whittemore
Kenneth R. Whittemore
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years

Nurse Corps
Kent Swagler
Kent Swagler
Class of 1978
Air Force, 16 Years

Retired Major; Software Test Manager, IT Operations and System Engineering roles
Kurt Puterbaugh
Kurt Puterbaugh
Class of 1976
Navy, 4 Years

1978 - 1982

FTM3
USS Joseph Hewes(FF-1078)
Charleston Naval Station
Marshall Rowley
Marshall Rowley
Class of 1983
Army, 20+ Years

U.S. Army Signal Corps
Light Infantry
Armor
Engineer
Field Artillery
Marshall Rowley
Marshall Rowley
Class of 1983
Army, 23 Years

US Army Signal Corps
Michael E. Colella
Michael E. Colella
Class of 1955
Air Force, 6 Years

Officer in charge of the Air Force Clinic Stewart Air Force Base, 26th Air Division 1966
Michael Lesyshyn
Michael Lesyshyn
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Drafted in 1968, trained at Ft.Polk Tigerland, NCO School & Paratrooper at Ft. Benning. Tour of duty, South Korea DMZ 2ND Infantry Division.
Michael Malarkey
Michael Malarkey
Class of 1968
Army, 2 Years

US Army 1969-1971
Richard J. Rando
Richard J. Rando
Class of 1969
Air Force, 6 Years

Active duty 1970, 1971, and 1972. Ground Radio Operator and Forward Air Controller Vietnam 1971 and 1972. Air National Guard and Army National Guard 1972 to 1976.
Roger Russell
Roger Russell
Class of 1980
Army, 16 Years

US Army retired military police.
Desert Shield/Storm Vet,
Tom Turecek
Tom Turecek
Class of 1968
Army, 20+ Years

25 years service. Vietnam 71,72,73. 101st Airborne Division, Special Forces Combodian Training Command (Airborne). Haiti, Panama, Desert Storm, other fun places. Enlisted in 1968 after graduation, retired as CW4 Ordnance Officer 1993. Traveled the world. Finished AAS, BS, MPA. Currently own a consulting business doing federal contractingfor DAH, DOH, FEMA.
Victor B Fiori
Victor B Fiori
Class of 1968
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Vietnam veteran, MOS Electronic Countermeasures Radar

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