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

Bill Aldridge
Bill Aldridge
Class of 1970
Army, 20+ Years

Graduated from West Point in 1974 served 22 years as a Field Artillery officer.
Bill White
Bill White
Class of 1959
Air Force, 4 Years

8th Air Force SAC B-52 missile systems Gam 77 & Gam 72
Brian Roche
Brian Roche
Class of 1977
Coast Guard, 20+ Years

I've been in the CG for more than 28 years, I hope to stay with the service for another 5-6 years.
Bruce A. Harris
Bruce A. Harris
Class of 1963
Army, 20+ Years

29 years service as an infantry officer. Six overseas tours of duty.
Retired as a colonel.
Bruce Bailley
Bruce Bailley
Class of 1977
Air Force, 13 Years

Military Pilot
David T Roberts
David T Roberts
Class of 1979
Navy, 20+ Years

Leadind Chief Petty Officer
DON HABERMEHL
DON HABERMEHL
Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years

Served as Hospital Corpsman in the Navy from 1966-1970 at NAF ANDREWS,NTC San Diego and Camp Pendleton, Oceanside,CA
Edmund Ercole
Edmund Ercole
Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined the US Navy after graduation. After I completed my enlistment, I was called into the Naval Reserves as a instructor due to the increased number of personnel due to the war in Viet Nam. 23 years later I retired as a Chief Petty Officer. The Navy paid for my college education and was instrumental in my getting a job with LILCO.
Edmund Ercole
Edmund Ercole
Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years

Joined the Navy after graduation and was recalled into the Naval Reserves after the completion of my enlistment. Ended up staying for a total of 23 years and retired as a Chief Petty Officer. Was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer just after my retirement. The Navy paid for my college education and was instrumental in my getting a job with LILCO.
Gary Ferrari
Gary Ferrari
Class of 1962
Navy, 4 Years

Served in the U.S. Submarine service aboard U.S. Becuna SS-319 based in New London, Ct. I serves as the Electronics Technician, ET-3. Made a lot of friends that I still stay in contact with.
Gary Klis
Gary Klis
Class of 1967
Marine Corps Reserve, 5 Years

Thank you to everyone for their service.
Glenn W Caplin
Glenn W Caplin
Class of 1973
Army, 7 Years

Worked as a 92bravo Lab tech for Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital at Fort Polk La. over 5 years. Honorable discharge in 94
james taylor
james taylor
Class of 1965
Coast Guard, 4 Years

many duties including search and rescue, port security and SP in New York,
Jamie deJong
Jamie deJong
Class of 1974
Army, 4 Years

Interrogator, Military Intelligence
John Markham
John Markham
Class of 1961
Navy, 20+ Years

21 years enlisted service, 1962 - 1982. Retired as Senior Chief Petty Officer. Smartest thing I ever did was decide to stay in the Navy. The retirement pay alone (since 1982) has been worth it!

I was totally irresponsible in high school, even requiring Summer School in 1961 to graduate. The Navy gave me a chance to grow up and learn a lifetime trade, electronics.
Joseph Krecl
Joseph Krecl
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

Electrical Power Production Technician Retired TSGT July 1994
Joseph Logan
Joseph Logan
Class of 1961
Army, 20+ Years

Enlisted one week after graduation, paratrooper, Seven years enlisted service, thirteen as officer. Direct commission from Vietnam. Retired as a Major.
Mary Lou Donovan
Mary Lou Donovan
Class of 1993
Navy, 12 Years

Currently active duty.
Paul Schuhlein
Paul Schuhlein
Class of 1981
Navy, 20+ Years

Navy Fighter Pilot
Ray Carolin
Ray Carolin
Class of 1966
Air Force, 4 Years

Served as NCO / Tactical Air Controller directing fighter interceptors to their targets.
Robert Antunes
Robert Antunes
Class of 1960
Navy, 4 Years

Served from 1961 to 1965 as a hospital corpsman aboard the submarine tender USS Fulton and at the Naval Hospital at St. Albans, NY
Robert W Stark
Robert W Stark
Class of 1967
Air Force, 4 Years

Spent my entire service career at Keesler AFB, Mississippi
Roger Bailley
Roger Bailley
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF/R Field Grade Officer, Decorated Combat Vet
Skip Keating
Skip Keating
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

I was a Field Artillery Officer. i was drafted in 1968 and graduated from OCS in 1969. I served in Viet Nam, Korea two times, and Germany two times. I was a Battalion Commander in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Regimental Commander at West Point, New York. I served our nation for 27 years retiring as a Colonel in 1995.
THOMAS TAFURO
THOMAS TAFURO
Class of 1973
Air Force, 20+ Years

1973-1975 ACTIVE DUTY
THE REST WAS IN THE ANG
Wayne Podolsky
Wayne Podolsky
Class of 1969
Air Force, 4 Years

Aircraft maintenance specialist
Weston David MacLean
Weston David MacLean
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Lance Corporal David was killed in action on July 22, 1966. 9 days after his 19th birthday . He was soccer goalie at Clarke (His senior year was a shut out season ) He did go on to play with Team Brazil (Pele)

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W. Tresper Clarke High School Classmates

Lorraine Proctor
Class of '79

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Prayers for Jeff Oliver

Dear Clarke alumni,

Jeff Oliver - Class of '79, suffered a stroke in the middle of the night last week a...
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Our W. Tresper Clarke 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 W. Tresper Clarke High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Westbury are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!