Wareham High School Alumni

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Military High School Alumni

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This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Alexander Joe
Alexander Joe
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Commissioned through ROTC, served in Vietnam and Germany from 1970 to 1974 as an artillery officer. Performed training duties at Fort Jackson, SC and left active service in 1975 to join the Army National Guard in Rhode Island as an Artillery Officer at the battery, Battalion and Brigade level.
Arbetta Kashimura Hepfer
Arbetta Kashimura Hepfer
Class of 1936
Army, 1 Years

Physical Therapist, 2nd LT.,USA., WW2
Walter Reed GH
Ashford GH
140th GH, European Theater Operations
Barry F Stinson
Barry F Stinson
Class of 1951
Marine Corps, 13 Years

To Parris Island in Jan '53 - Radio school in San Diego - 29 Palms - MCAS Kaneohe Bay - Recruiting Duty in Brooklyn and Long Island - Camp Lejeune - MCAS Cherry Point - Operational Comm Chief School in San Diego and Coronado - Honorably discharged in Oct '66
Beverly Bartlett
Beverly Bartlett
Class of 1965
Air Force, 2 Years

Served 1970 -72 at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
Darrell Meunier
Darrell Meunier
Class of 1980
Navy, 20+ Years

P-3 Sensor operator, Operations Chief, CV-TSC Division Chief. Azores, Spain, Iceland, Japan, Okinawa, Sicily. And many many more places.
Frank E. Sequeira
Frank E. Sequeira
Class of 1947
Navy, 20+ Years

Naval Aviator
CO NAS So Weymouth,CO NRS Boston/Quincy
CO NRC Norfolk, Office SecDef Manpower ,RA,
Cheif of Staff Plans CNAVRES.
George W. Gove
George W. Gove
Class of 1951
Marine Corps, 5 Years

After boot camp at Parris Island and training at Camp Pendleton, I served with the 1st Marine Division in Korea. Also served with the 2d Marine Division at Camp Lejeune and in Turkey.
Jeff Dubiel
Jeff Dubiel
Class of 1962
Army, 6 Years

Vietnam, Ft Benning, Ft Jackson
Jeff Dubiel
Jeff Dubiel
Class of 1962
Army, 6 Years

Vietnam 1969 Americal Division
3rd 18th Arty, 23rd Infantry Division
Jeff Dubiel
Jeff Dubiel
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years

Republic of Vietnam 1969 Commendation Award
John Correia Silvia III
John Correia Silvia III
Class of 1975
Air Force, 20+ Years


927th Air Refueling Wing
8119 Marina Bay Drive
MacDill AFB, FL 33621


Colonel Silvia was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force through AFROTC program (Det 370th) in May 1981 at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He entered active service in June 1981. Previous logistics assignments and experience include: Flightline Officer in Charge; OIC of Propulsion Branch, TF-39 “Queen Bee” Operations; Chief of Maintenance, 433d Combat Logistics Support Squadron; Wing Maintenance Operations Officer; Maintenance Supervisor for two different aircraft generation flights, Squadron Maintenance Officer, Wing Social Actions Officer; Commander of the 433d Logistic Support Squadron; 944th Maintenance and Aircraft Maintenance Squadron; two USSOUTHCOM assignments; one as senior event logistics coordinator, FIDAE 98, USMILGP, US Embassy, Santiago Chile and the other as a Traditional CINC Activities (TCA) Coordinator, USMILGP, US Embassy Guatemala; Wing Civil Engineer for all MCP construction “Bed Down” projects - unit conversion for first AFRC unit equipped C-5A Wing and as the C-5 FMS 800 / GPS Project Officer for “Speedline”; a depot level conversion completed under field conditions that included AFRC, ANG, and active duty USAF C-5’s. Col Silvia holds a variety of Federal Aviation Administration and Federal Communications Commission licenses that include: pilot, single-engine, land; instrument rated; instructor (advanced ground), airframe and powerplant mechanic and Avionics Repairman License (GROL). Col Silvia has logged hundreds of flight hours in a variety of aircraft including but not limited to: WW II aircraft like the T-6 “Texan”, Consolidated / Vultee BT-13’s, North American YB-16 “Albatross” and the T-28 “Trojan”.

Col Silvia is currently assigned as the Group Commander and senior Air Reserve Technician for the 927th Maintenance Group; a classic associate ARC / AD arrangement with the 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill AFB at Tampa, Florida. Previous to this assignment he was assigned as the Senior Air Reserve Component Advisor for 9th AF / CENTAF (Forward) for AEF 7/8. The 927th MXG provides on equipment launch, recovery and repair capabilities on all matters pertaining to base-level repair, modification and maintenance for the KC-135R “Strato-Tanker” aircraft assigned to the 6th Air Mobility Wing. This includes: supplemental repair capabilities in overhauls, periodic and isochronal maintenance, inspections and repairs on landing gear, wheels and brakes, hydro-mechanical system component repairs and maintenance, training devices; aircraft structures, electronics; avionics; instruments; electrical power systems; and other related aircraft components or subsystems. Col Silvia is married to the former Patsy Chirila of St. Joseph, Missouri and they have two children.

1981 Bachelor of Science in Psycho-Physiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Ma.
2009 Masters’ of History, American Military University (Military Studies /Air Warfare)
1987 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Al. (In Residence)
1991 Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (Adjunct Faculty & D.G.)
1997 Air Command and Staff College, Kelly Air Force Base, TX (Correspondence)
2002 Reserve Component National Security Course, NDU, Washington, D.C. (In Residence)
2003 Air War College, Luke Air Force Base, AZ (Seminar leader)

1981 Student Pilot, 71st FTW, Vance AFB, Oklahoma
1983 Administrative Management Officer, 433d CAMS, Kelly AFB, Texas
1985 Aircraft Maintenance Officer, 433d Field Maintenance Squadron (FMS), Kelly AFB, Texas
1988 OIC Propulsion Branch, JEIM “Queen Bee”, TF-39’s, 433d FMS, Kelly AFB, Texas
1990 433d Airlift Wing Equal Opportunity / Human Relations Officer, Kelly AFB, Texas
1992 433d Logistics Support Squadron (LSS), Job Control Officer, Kelly AFB, Texas
1994 433d Aircraft Generation Squadron (AGS), Maintenance Officer, Kelly AFB, Texas
1998 Chief of Maintenance, 433d Combat Logistics Support Squadron (CLSS), Kelly AFB, Texas
1999 Commander, 433d Logistics Support Squadron (LSS), Kelly AFB, Texas
2000 Commander, 944th Maintenance Squadron (MXS), Luke AFB, Arizona
2003 Commander, 944th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), Luke AFB, Arizona
2005 Commander, 939th Maintenance Group (MXG), Portland IAP, Oregon
2007 9th AF / CENTAF AFFOR Senior Air Reserve Component Advisor (Fwd), AEF 7/8
2007 Commander 927th Maintenance Group, MacDill AFB Florida

Meritorious Service Medal with 2 OLC
Air Force Commendation Medal 1 OLC
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with 1 OLC
Air Force Outstand Unit Award with “V” device and 5 OLC
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with 1 OLC
National Defense Service Medal with 1 device
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with 6 devices
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver “Hour Glass” and “M” devices
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with 1 device (Pistol and Rifle)
Air Force Training Ribbon

Second Lieutenant May 29, 1981
First Lieutenant May 30, 1984
Captain Oct. 16, 1987
Major Sept. 30, 1996
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 27, 2001
Colonel Feb. 17, 2005

(Current as of Nov 2009)
Melodie Cook DaCorta
Melodie Cook DaCorta
Class of 1974
Navy, 20+ Years

US Navy Nurse Corps 26 yrs.
Robert Ouellette
Robert Ouellette
Class of 1970
Army, 3 Years

U.S.Army 68-71 -51b20
vietnam,68-70 B Co 864th Eng
714th Train Bn.
Roy Rider
Roy Rider
Class of 1960
Army, 6 Years

Enlisted in the Army three months after graduation. Served in Germany and Cambodia. Special Operations
Sherri M. Hudson
Sherri M. Hudson
Class of 1982
Army, 20+ Years

Retired after serving my Country and State for 28 years.
Steven J. Fuller
Steven J. Fuller
Class of 2004
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Air Craft Rescue Fire Fighter

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