Military Alumni

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Herbert J. Cleary
Class of 1948

Navy, 4 Years
USS Waldron DD-699 for most of my enlistment
Guerry Eaton
Class of 1954
Army, 3 Years (Served from 10/54-07/57)
Served in East Africa with the Army Security Agency.
David H Willis
Class of 1960
Army, 13 Years,  2-1/2 yrs Active, then Reserves
Parker W. Gray
Class of 1961
Army, 2 Years
Served in Vietnam. Awarded the Bronze Star.
Walter Scott
Class of 1962
Army, 2 Years
Battalion Operations Command 3/71 Air Defense Artillery Stuggart, Germany
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.
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”.
Richard A Faieta
Class of 1964
Marine Corps, 1 Years
Vietnam war – combat injured /retired- officer USMC bronze star for valor, purple heart
Dexter Larson
Class of 1964
Air Force, 8 Years, 
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
Timothy N. Root
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years
Navy Pilot, VietNam and After. USN 11 Years and final in the Reserves at NAS South Weymouth and NAS Coronado, CA
John A. Ellis
Class of 1965
Air Force, 4 YearsAfter 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
William H. O’Connor
Class of 1965
Navy, 4 Years
4 years in NROTC at Brown University from 1965-1969, then to Active Duty as a Supply Officer during the Vietnam War from 1969-1973. Reserves for 2 years after that.
Tibor Saddler
Class of 1965
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Served in Viet Nam then spent the next 27 years in all the garden spots the Marines could send you. Retired shortly after the 1990-1991 conflict in Kuwait, but managed to stay in the region to support the peace effort.
George Ellis
Class of 1966
Navy, 8 Years
Submarine Service – USS Nautilus
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
Michael E. Flaherty
Class of 1974
Army, 20+ Years35 years serving in 82 Abn, 10th Mtn, 2nd and 4th Inf Div; Korea, Somalia, Panama, Ecuador, Afghanistan, Iraq, Alaska.
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.
Michael Blasi
Class of 1985
Coast Guard, 8 Years
Rescue Boats and Boarding Officer
Margaret Kelley
Class of 1988
Air Force, 4 Years
Plattsburgh AFB 88-92
Nathan Lynch
Class of 1999
Army, 6 Years
Chemical Operations Spcialist. Deployed to Iraq OCt 2009-June 2010.