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 Ferris
Bill Ferris
Class of 1959
Marine Corps, 6 Years

Marine Corp Reserve
Chris LaGambina
Chris LaGambina
Class of 2006
National Guard, 4 Years

25B Information Systems Operator, 2 tours, purple heart, achievement awards, soldier of the year award. E-5 last known rank.
Corrine E. Fahey (Sealey)
Corrine E. Fahey (Sealey)
Class of 1977
Air Force, 7 Years

Served at Pease AFB NH, Sembach AFB, Germany, Sheppard AFB Texas. Met and married my veteran pilot husband Rob in Germany,
Dennis Chick
Dennis Chick
Class of 1961
Air Force, 4 Years

Member of the United States Air Force Security Service. Served overseas for 3 years.
Dennis Downey
Dennis Downey
Class of 1977
Army, 20+ Years

US Army Special Forces 29 Years
Dennis Keating
Dennis Keating
Class of 1994
Marine Corps, 12 Years

12 years total between active and reserve service. Still affiliated with the inactive reserves. Served in Fallujah Iraq as a Platoon Sgt with 1st Marine Division, 1st MP's. Also served as a Recruit Marksmanship Instructor on Parris Island, SC.
Dick Searle
Dick Searle
Class of 1962
Army, 3 Years

US Army Signal Corp. STRATCOM
Dwayne Cookson
Dwayne Cookson
Class of 1978
Marine Corps, 20+ Years

1980 to 2000
Emery Maddocks
Emery Maddocks
Class of 1965
Army, 20+ Years

Regular Army 1969-1975 service in Alaska, Vietnam, VA and Hawaii.

Retired from MA ARNG in 1999.
COL AUS Retired
Frank H. Nichols, Jr.
Frank H. Nichols, Jr.
Class of 1949
Air Force, 4 Years

Radio Mechanic, 1952-53 at Brady Field, Kyushu, Japan, with C-46's.
George Costa
George Costa
Class of 1969
Air Force, 2 Years

401st Security Police , Torrejon, Spain
JAMES  (jim)   KENNETH    POWERS
JAMES (jim) KENNETH POWERS
Class of 1965
Navy, 3 Years

U.S.NAVY , non-commissioned officer. Vietnam, 2 tours,"" on ground"". Chu-Lai, and other-- scenic-- places.
James A. Grover
James A. Grover
Class of 1964
Navy, 3 Years

James served in the Seabees and was on the ground in Vietnam - 2 tours of duty, from Sept. 1965 to June 1967 and Sept. 1967 to June 1968. He was killed in a car accident on August 1, 1968.
James F. Whyte
James F. Whyte
Class of 1985
Air Force, 3 Years

Crypto Tech. -Cheyenne Mtn./ N.O.R.A.D.
james lusk
james lusk
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

vietnam vet 1968 to 1969-
james lusk
james lusk
Class of 1966
Army, 2 Years

vietnam 1968-1969
Jeff Burke
Jeff Burke
Class of 1980
Army, 20+ Years

Two tours in Iraq, one in Afghanistan. Awards include the Bronze Star and Combat Action Badge. Still serving in the National Guard.
John R Lawson
John R Lawson
Class of 1965
Army, 4 Years

Served 2 tours of duty in Viet Nam. And here in the USA in Tennessee,
Justin A. Lyons
Justin A. Lyons
Class of 2000
Army, 10 Years

6 Years as Active Air Force and 4 Years of active Army
Karen (Peluso) Strandberg
Karen (Peluso) Strandberg
Class of 1979
Air Force, 20+ Years

USAF 80-84, 85-89, Florida Air National Guard 1989-2005. Separated after my first 4 as an Admin Specialist, was out for a little over a year, and came back in as a Recruiter. Separated again in 1989, joined the ANG as a drill status guardsman, eventually getting an Active Guard Reserve position, and retiring after 25 years with almost 21 years active duty

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Whitman-hanson Regional High School Classmates

Bill Southworth
Class of '64

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