Wellsville High School Alumni

Wellsville, 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

Craig R. Gould
Craig R. Gould
Class of 1963
Army, 2 Years

SGT E-5. Served as signal support team chief for a top-secret military intelligence unit, Pleiku, South Vietnam, 1968-1970.
Dale shelley
Dale shelley
Class of 1999
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Usmc for life
Daniel Witter
Daniel Witter
Class of 1978
Army, 20+ Years

Military Police
David Dickerson
David Dickerson
Class of 1959
Air Force, 21 Years

Served four years in the US Army and then 17.5 years in the USAF. Three years in Ramstein Germany and then two tours in South Korea. After USAF, retired from Federal Express in Memphis, last position as Manager of the Interactive Aircrew Training department, retiring in 2002.
Don McCann
Don McCann
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

Bootcamp- Great Lakes
Engineman School (diesel engine and propulsion systems)
USS Mauna Loa AE-8 (Ammunition ship) Gitmo, Med cruise and dcomissioning
USS Penobscott ATA-188(auxilliary tugboat) Decomissioning in Boston
US Naval Communication Station -Morocco, North Africa 21 months wonderful shore duty
Discharged as E-5 (EN-2) Total service 3 yrs. 10 mo. 27 days
DuWayne T. VanDruff
DuWayne T. VanDruff
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Served from March 1968-1989 with various units
to include units in southeast asia, korea, germany, and stateside. Retired in April 1989 as a SFC E-7.
Currently living with family in Las Vegas Nevada.
Wife Sun Ho, son DuWayne jr., son Michael, and
daughter Suno. Suno is married to Michael Dubuc
and they live in New Hampshire.
DuWayne T. VanDruff Sr.
DuWayne T. VanDruff Sr.
Class of 1966
Army, 20+ Years

Served in U.S. Army around the world.
Ella Lewis
Ella Lewis
Class of 1966
Army, 5 Years

US Army Nurse Corps
James M. Patrick
James M. Patrick
Class of 1960
Army, 20+ Years

Served in the US Army in Germany during Cuban Missle Crisis as a PFC. Re-enlisted in 1969, served in Viet Nam wirh the 25th Infantry Division as a Sgt,returned stateside in 1972, served in US Army reserve for 4years, reenlisted as a Army recruiter for 5 years and finished my active duty as a training advisor for the Army Reserve in Brownsville, Tx. Married and live with my wife, Lynda, here in Harlingen.
Kenneth S. Rugaber
Kenneth S. Rugaber
Class of 1959
Navy, 20+ Years

Boot camp Great Lakes 1960, Electronics Technician School Great Lakes 1960 -1961, Submarine school Groton, CT 1961, Navigation school 1961 Dam Neck,VA, Commiccioned USS Sam Houston SSB(N) 609 Newport News, VA, Made 5 patrols on Good Sam, Instructor Submaraine school Groton, CT Jan 1965 - Jan 1969, Uss Dogfish SS350 Groton, CT Jan 1969 - Oct 1969, Navy reserve Dec 1969 Apr 1980 Saginaw Michigan, Retired April 1980 as an ET1(SS).
Lee Stisser
Lee Stisser
Class of 1964
Army, 22 Years

Active Duty in Army 1966-1969. Was stationed in Giessen, Germany during his active duty. Reserve duty with the Army until 1991. Retired as a Master Sgt.
Paul Brundage
Paul Brundage
Class of 1979
Air Force, 23 Years

Active duty AF from 1983-1987 and NY Air National Guard from 1988-2008.
Steven Morris
Steven Morris
Class of 1966
Navy, 20+ Years

Jul 1967 Boot Camp San Diego, CA
Oct 1967 - Apr 1969 USS Valley Forge (LPH-8)
(Two WestPac cruises to Vietnam)
Apr 1969 - Aug 1969 Data Processing "A' School
Sep 1969 - Jun 1974 National Security Agency
(NSA) Ft. Meade, MD
Jun 1974 - Jun 1976 NAS Keflavik, Iceland
Jul 1976 - Jul 1980 NAS, Patuxent River, MD
Aug 1980 - Jul 1981 USS Inchon (LPH-12)
Norfolk, VA
Aug 1981 - Aug 1983 USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2)
Norfolk, VA (Med Cruise)
Sep 1983 - Feb 1990 Fleet Combat Training Center
Damneck, VA
Retired Feb 1990 as DPC (E7)
Thomas R Jones
Thomas R Jones
Class of 1959
Marine Corps, 4 Years

Did something with planes in Fairbanks Alaska1964
Tracey Burton
Tracey Burton
Class of 1987
Air Force, 20+ Years

Its been an interesting 27 years serving. I look forward to military retirement and enjoying a relaxing life style.
Walter D. Weirich, Jr.
Walter D. Weirich, Jr.
Class of 1964
Air Force, 6 Years

Graduate of Wellsville High School, Wellsville, NY, Class of 1964. Enlisted into the USAF on 10/1/64. Honorably discharged on June 21, 1968, after 4 years of active duty and serving 2 years inactive duty until 9/30/1970. Attended Alfred State University, Alfred, NY, June1968, graduating May 1970 receiving a degree in Business Administration/General Management. After college, I worked in the field of banking as a loan officer and branch manager before my retirement. After retirement from banking, I started my own Income Tax Business until I retired from that. At age 60 I took up motorcycle riding and I have never looked back! I became an American Legion Rider & Patriot Guard Rider, both National Organizations. I ride to support of my brother and sister veterans and their families. As of 2021, I am celebrating fifty-three (53) consecutive years with the American Legion, a tremendous organization, always working to assist our veterans and their families. I love the outdoors, and Fall is my favorite time of year. My many interests are motorcycling, boating, hunting, fishing, sport-shooting, hiking, and photography. As of December 21, 2020, I am a ten (10) year cancer survivor, and I thank God every day for my life, and that I live in the Land of the Free Because of The Brave! "GOD BLESS AMERICA!"
WILLIAM W BROWNING JR
WILLIAM W BROWNING JR
Class of 1959
Army, 4 Years

Graduated Officers school at Fort Benning, Ga and served 3 years at Commanding Officer of Army unit on an air force base in Incerlik, Turkey. Hdq in Paris, France.

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Class of '71

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