Bedford Veterans

To honor and remember the military service of generations that have served our country since its inception, through modern heroes lost in faraway lands. The Bedford High School Alumni Association salutes its Veterans. We wish to include those Alumni who have served in active duty and/or who have died during war time.


Please help us make sure all information is accurate by submitting to our

Military Service Online Form

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Last updated January 29, 2017


Below is a list of all known Bedford Veteran alumni by class year. 
Alumni who were Killed In Action will be designated in the below list with a ♥

Alumni NameClass YearBranch of MilitaryYears/Tours of DutyWartime Duty
Loretta Kesler1957Army1960Viet Nam
Ronald "Ron" Colwell ♥1963Army1968Viet Nam
Gary G. Binger1964Army2 yearsViet Nam
Linda lewark1964Army Nurse Corps2 yearsViet Nam
Thomas Randall1965Army2Viet Nam
Terry Mills1965Army1971Viet Nam
Randall (Randy) A. Barrett1966Air Force1969-1997Viet Nam
South East Asia
Gulf War
Thomas "Tom" Edward Gray ♥1967Army1969Viet Nam
Gregory Lockrey1967Navy1970-1978Viet Nam
James Bacon1967USMC1967 -1977Viet Nam
William Orth 1967Army2Viet Nam
Richard "Rich" James Widmer ♥
1968Army1970Viet Nam
Joseph Halhober1968Air Force1969 to 1989Viet Nam
Grenada
Panama
William "Rick" Fredrick Van Cleave ♥1968Army1969Viet Nam
Timothy France1969Army1970-1997Iraq
Raymond C Bacon1970Army1971 to 1974
1981 to 1983
Viet Nam
Thomas Johnson1973USAF/ US Army1974-1975
1980-1981
1986-2008
Panama Operation Just Cause - Dec '89
Dave Watson1976Air Force1976 to 1996Grenada
Panama
Desert Storm
Doug Hartline1977Air Force1977 to 1989
Mark S. Gosbeth 1979Army23 yearsOperation Iraqi Freedom
William Travis Carpenter1980Army1987-1990Operation Just Cause
Paul A. Eishen, Jr. CW5 Ret.1980Army31 years active duty - Four OIF 1-3-5, OEFGulf War
Iraq
Afganistan
Cheryl Thrasher ♥1980Navy1987-1992Gulf War
Roger H. Brushaber II1984Air Force1984-2005Gulf War
Global War on Terrorism
Kent M. Nanney1985USMC1985-1991
Randy Hall1986USMC6 years
Jamie Gravelle1988Air Force25 years - Still ServingOperation Northern Watch - Iraq
Robert Hart1988Army23 years - Germany, Korea, IraqOperation Iraqi Freedom
Tara Williams 1993Army1993-1997 1 tour - Persian Gulf
Jim Cowell1994USMC1994 to presentOperation Iraqi Freedom
Chris Barnes1995Army1998-2000
Timothy William Mannor1996Army1996-2011El Salvador - Humanitarian
Iraq - 3 tours
Clayton Carpenter2000Army12 years active duty
2 years Korea-overseas assignment
2 Combat Tours - Iraq
Dustin Perkins2001Coast Guard8 yearsOperation Iraqi Freedom
John Kieselbach 2002Army2002-2006Iraq
Dane Fish2005USMC8 years
Jesse Benson2006Army2011-Present 2012-13 - Operations Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan
2014-15 - Operation Inherent Resolve, Turkey 2016-17 - Operation Inherent Resolve, Iraq
Chad Brammer 2008USMC2 years

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