Winchester High School Alumni

Winchester, Massachusetts (MA)

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

David H Willis
David H Willis
Class of 1960
Army, 13 Years

2-1/2 yrs Active, then Reserves
Dexter  Larson
Dexter Larson
Class of 1964
Air Force, 8 Years

Electronics
Doug Smith
Doug Smith
Class of 1963
Navy, 4 Years

I landed in the navy after 3 foolish years at the Univ. of Miami. Beyond boot camp and some training I was in submarines, first the USS Gato (SSN 615), and then USS Nautilus (SSN 571). Among many adventures, I was on Gato during the Scorpion search (first ship on site), 1968, and during the the "Hirsohima" incident, 1969. My last year was on the Nautilus wandering around the Atlantic, often not "underway on nuclear power".
Elizabeth V. Bonnett
Elizabeth V. Bonnett
Class of 1996
Navy, 18 Years

I joined the Navy in May of 2001. I was in Bootcamp in Great Lakes, IL. (or if you are in the Navy we call it Great Mistakes)
My first ship was stationed in San Diego, CA. The USS John C. Stennis CVN-74. Or JCS (JUST CLEAN SOMETHING). As you can imagine I was sent right away to the shores of the Arabian Gulf. The Navy does not fail when it comes to port visits. I have been all over the world. I have been to Hong Kong, Singapore, Hawaii, Italy, Germany, Afghanistan, Australia, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan and All over the US.
George Ellis
George Ellis
Class of 1966
Navy, 8 Years

Submarine Service - USS Nautilus
guerry eaton
guerry eaton
Class of 1954
Army, 3 Years

Served in East Africa with the Army Security Agency.Served from 10/54-07/57
Henry Martens
Henry Martens
Class of 1964
Navy, 6 Years

served on two Destroyers, DD-705 (USS Compton) and DD-703 (USS Wallace L. LInd)went to Vietnam on DD-703 in 1968, received my Honorable Discharge in 1972
Herbert J. Cleary
Herbert J. Cleary
Class of 1948
Navy, 4 Years

USS Waldron DD-699 for most of my enlistment
Joe Chimento
Joe Chimento
Class of 1961
Navy, 10 Years

Vietnam for two deployments. 1966 & 1968
John A. Ellis
John A. Ellis
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 Years

After high school I joined the USAF where I was trained for Air Police. My first duty station was Griffiss AFB, N.Y., then I was sent to Da Nang AFB, Viet Nam. From there I was stationed At Chanute AFB, Ill., where I was dischared. After that I started living in Indiana and have been here ever since
John M. Griffin
John M. Griffin
Class of 1967
Army, 24 Years

I did not graduate from WHS but lived in Winchester from 60-69 near Winter Pond. I dated girls from WHS -- two from Class of '68 --Jonna and Peggy. George Brough -- originally 67 but graduated 68 -- and I were drafted in 1971. We did Basic at Ft. Dix. He became a Helo Crew Chief and served in Korea. I was a German linguist "accidentally" sent to Ft. Devens in 1973 to assist the 10th Special Forces Group on an exercise in Germany. Never intended to make the Army a career but the 10th sent me to Jump School at Ft. Benning, GA. Things "fell" into place from there (pun intended). I eventually transitioned to full Special Forces, first as an NCO later graduating from OCS in 1983. Made it thru Ranger School, Dive School, Pathfinder School, and Military Freefall along with other admin Army courses retiring as an SF Major in 1995. Sidebar of other Winchesterites -- the newly appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs -- GEN Mark Milley is from Winchester -- tho a graduate of Belmont Hill not WHS. We roomed together as LTs in 83-85.
Ko Tangen
Ko Tangen
Class of 1976
Air Force, 1 Years

I served in basic training for longer than one month and was honorably discharged from the 3743rd BMTS at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas USA.
Margaret Kelley
Margaret Kelley
Class of 1988
Air Force, 4 Years

Plattsburgh AFB 88-92
Michael Blasi
Michael Blasi
Class of 1985
Coast Guard, 8 Years

Rescue Boats and Boarding Officer
Michael E. Flaherty
Michael E. Flaherty
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years

35 years serving in 82 Abn, 10th Mtn, 2nd and 4th Inf Div; Korea, Somalia, Panama, Ecuador, Afghanistan, Iraq, Alaska.
Nathan Lynch
Nathan Lynch
Class of 1999
Army, 6 Years

Chemical Operations Spcialist. Deployed to Iraq OCt 2009-June 2010.
Parker W. Gray
Parker W. Gray
Class of 1961
Army, 2 Years

Served in Vietnam. Awarded the Bronze Star.
Paul Sanborn
Paul Sanborn
Class of 1966
Navy, 4 Years

U.S.S HORNET - Gulf of Tonkin (Viet Nam Service)
U.S.S RANGER - Gulf of Tonkin (Viet Nam Service)
U.S.S. HORNET - APOLLO 11 Recovery
U.S.S. HORNET - APOLLO 12 Recovery
richard a faieta
richard a faieta
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 1 Years

Vietnam war - combat injured /retired- officer USMC
bronze star for valor , purple heart
Robert H. Pride
Robert H. Pride
Class of 1963
Navy, 20+ Years

After ROTC at Tufts was Communications Officer on USS Cone (DD-866) out of Charleston.Made Westpac cruise in '67 and '68. Then Comm officer on Destroyer Squadron 36 staff aboard the USS Davis (DD-937) for another Westpac deployment thru April '69. In October '70 assigned to ComNavForV in Saigon as an Intelligence Officer. After release from active duty in October '71 joined Navy Reserve Intelligence program in Boston. Retired from Navy Reserve on the deck of Old Ironsides in 1990.

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Alexandria Pappas
Class of '86

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School News

Class of 1977 Reunion

November 23, 2012 at 7 pm
Lucia Ristorante
13 Mt. Vernon St
Winchester MA 01890

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