Vestal High School Alumni

Vestal, New York (NY)

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 Wood
Alan Wood
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

US NAVY SEABEES, BU2,
Vietnam 69-70
Alan Wood
Alan Wood
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

US NAVY SEABEES, BU2, 1968-1972,
Vietnam 69-70,
Albert P Sagan
Albert P Sagan
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Served honorably from May '66 to May '68.Spent 1 year in South Vietnam with 4th Inf. Div.
Arlyn R Noyes
Arlyn R Noyes
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

Served at Lockport AFS near Niagara Falls, NY and Wheelus Air Base in Tripoli, Libya.
Cheryl Carr
Cheryl Carr
Class of 1981
Marine Corps, 2 Years

Admin
Craig Arnold
Craig Arnold
Class of 1980
Navy, 6 Years

Search and rescue and Anti- submarine warfare
Craig Liddic
Craig Liddic
Class of 1971
Navy, 8 Years

Propulsion Engineering / Boiler Tech
USS Vancouver LPD-2, USS Reasoner FF-1063
Craig Thorp
Craig Thorp
Class of 1971
Air Force, 20+ Years

Served around the world in Training and Logistics fields. A great career!
David A. Burger
David A. Burger
Class of 1974
Air Force, 20+ Years

Stationed at Shaw AFB, SC, Nellis AFB, NV, and Howard AFB, Panama.
David Myers
David Myers
Class of 1967
Navy, 20+ Years

Captain, USN(Retired)
David Rutter
David Rutter
Class of 1966
Marine Corps, 3 Years

I Corps DaNang VietNam Jan67-Oct68
David Webb
David Webb
Class of 1977
Air Force, 6 Years

US Air Force Military Police, Stationed in Incerlic Turkey,Shemya Alaska, Vandenburg and Edwards AFB in California.
David Wilcox
David Wilcox
Class of 1978
Air Force, 20+ Years

F-4 ,F-16,O-2 CREW CHIEF CURRENTLY A FLIGHT ENGINEER ON C-130 AIRCRAFT . SERVING WITH THE RENO NEVADA AIR NATIONAL GUARD.
Donald (Jim) Doty
Donald (Jim) Doty
Class of 1961
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired after 30+ years
Douglas L Morrison
Douglas L Morrison
Class of 1964
Army Reserves, 1 Years

1966 - 2006. Combat Engr Unit 1966 - 1981, Data Processing NCO 1981 - 1986, USAR Service Rifle Team 1986 - 2006. Interservice Champion 2000.
Earl Bennett
Earl Bennett
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

Still Active Duty Air Force. Just went over 30 years of service.
gary bassett
gary bassett
Class of 1966
Army, 3 Years

americal div. 1967 to 1969 chu lai , viet nam.
Gary Burgher
Gary Burgher
Class of 1962
Air Force, 4 Years

With the 2033rd Communication Squadron. Worked in supporting the Military Affiliated Radio Systems ("Mars").
George Reinhart
George Reinhart
Class of 1968
Air Force, 5 Years

Lt USAF Vietnam era Veteran Flew F-4 Phantom
Specialist in Weapons and Electronic Warfare Served in Asia and U.S.
Greg Pollak
Greg Pollak
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 3 Years

Active Duty 1967-1970. Radio Communications Repair Specialist
James Ernest
James Ernest
Class of 1970
Navy, 21 Years

Machinest Mate
James Meigs
James Meigs
Class of 1999
Navy, 10 Years

I am an E6 in the US Navy...
Jeffrey R Wahl
Jeffrey R Wahl
Class of 2001
Navy, 11 Years

CTIC (IDW/SS) Retired 2015 (Medical)
Jim Smallwood
Jim Smallwood
Class of 1973
Navy, 4 Years

I was a Navy Journalist (JO3) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger CV-61 homeported in San Francisco and San Diego. Ended my service in 1977 when the ship went into dry dock for maintenance in Bremerton, WA.
Keith Kimble
Keith Kimble
Class of 1981
Air Force, 10 Years

KC135 Crew Chief also served as a KC 135, FB111 Debriefer.
Kenneth C Lewis
Kenneth C Lewis
Class of 1964
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired as an E-7 after 22+ years in Electronic Countermeasures.
Laurie Tonsberg Shipley
Laurie Tonsberg Shipley
Class of 1978
Navy, 6 Years

Naval Oceonographic Watch Officer
Leon D Shultz
Leon D Shultz
Class of 1960
Air Force, 20+ Years

served from 1961 to 1982. Stationed in Texas, Colorado, NY, MO, Idaho, NH, Kansas, Neb, Turkey, PI. We all loved the PI..
Lex Fairfax
Lex Fairfax
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

Jan 66 to Jan 68. 1 year Viet Nam. Truck Driver.
Lyn Congdon, Barbano, Price
Lyn Congdon, Barbano, Price
Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years

Electronics/Avionics, Worked on the Integrated Avionics of the 1F-111D(eventually these Avionics went into the 1B-1 Bomber), wrote training materials/slideshows-yes, I know, it was a long time ago lol
Lyn R. Congdon-Barbano-Price
Lyn R. Congdon-Barbano-Price
Class of 1973
Air Force, 4 Years

Years were Jan. '74-Jan'78. One of the first women in Electronics/Avionics in the USAF. I worked on the 1F-111D, the most sophisticated aircraft in the world at the time because of it's Avionics. The first integrated electronics throughout the Avionics and first digital aircraft. First with Terrain Following Radar. The Avionics eventually made it into the 1B-1 Bomber. After my four years, I used my GI Bill and got a teaching degree.
Mark Thomas
Mark Thomas
Class of 1976
Navy, 14 Years

Medical Discharge Honorable Navy Hospital Corpsman. E-5. Served on the USS Austin LPD-4
Mary Gorick
Mary Gorick
Class of 1980
Marine Corps, 9 Years

Heavy Equipment Operator. Disable Vet
Michael D. Bunzey
Michael D. Bunzey
Class of 1973
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

Served 30 years as a Health Services Technician, retired in 2006 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer
Mike Menard
Mike Menard
Class of 1970
Army, 10 Years

Chopper pilot and maintanance test pilot
naylor
naylor
Class of 1963
Army, 3 Years

army
Phil Walter
Phil Walter
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

Entered the US Navy in August of 86 and served proudly for 20 years and 1 month. Worked on helicopters for most of that time.
Phillip Walter
Phillip Walter
Class of 1986
Navy, 20+ Years

Honorable service to our country for more than 20 years. Worked as a helicopter mechanic on Navy helicopters.
Richard G. Storie
Richard G. Storie
Class of 1968
Air Force, 25 Years

Crewed C-130's in the AF and the AFRES. Only Continent I never set foot on was Antarctica.
Rick Holdsworth
Rick Holdsworth
Class of 1972
Navy, 20+ Years

Served proudly in the U.S. Navy for 30 years as a musician. Retired as a Master Chief Musician/Command Master Chief in 2002.

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Vestal High School Classmates

Stephen Scott
Class of '78

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Death of Dennis Smith Ratliff

Dennis passed on 02.15.16 at 12:01 am.
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Our Vestal 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 Vestal High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Vestal are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!