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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, Electronics
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.