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.

This page will honor those men and women who are alive or deceased. Anyone who did not graduate because they enlisted is also welcome to submit to be added.

Submit the name, year of graduation and branch of service of any veterans who graduated from or attended Bedford; people can give information for themselves, a family member or a friend.

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

Military Service Online Form

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS to Mickey Reed at

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
Joseph A. Winkler1952USMC
Loretta Kesler1957Army1960Viet Nam
Robert G. Kabchef1963Air Force1963 to 1967Viet 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
Mike Frost1966Air Force5 yearsViet Nam
Thomas "Tom" Edward Gray ♥1967Army1969Viet Nam
Gregory Lockrey1967Navy1970-1978Viet Nam
James Bacon1967USMC1967 -1977Viet Nam
William Orth 1967Army2Viet Nam
Joseph Halhober1968Air Force1969 to 1989Viet Nam
William "Rick" Fredrick Van Cleave ♥1968Army1969Viet Nam
Richard "Rich" James Widmer ♥
1968Army1970Viet Nam
Timothy France1969Army1970-1997Iraq
Raymond C Bacon1970Army1971 to 1974
1981 to 1983
Viet Nam
Craig C. Wieczorek1971USMC1972 - 1976Viet Nam
Steve Fredericks1971Navy1972 thru 1976Viet Nam
Thomas Johnson1973USAF/ US Army1974-1975
Panama Operation Just Cause - Dec '89
Carl E. Swanbeck II, ED.S1974Army1976 to 1993Cold War
Desert Storm
Dave Watson1976Air Force1976 to 1996Grenada
Desert Storm
Doug Hartline1977Air Force1977 to 1989
Mark S. Gosbeth 1979Army23 yearsOperation Iraqi Freedom
Paul A. Eishen, Jr. CW5 Ret.1980Army31 years active duty - Four OIF 1-3-5, OEFGulf War
William Travis Carpenter1980Army1987-1990Operation Just Cause
Cheryl Thrasher ♥1980Navy1987-1992Gulf War
Machel S Shaffer, MSGT, Retired1980Air Force1982-2005Operation Desert Storm and Shield
Dale Nowicki1981Army1981-1989Grenada
Roger H. Brushaber II1984Air Force1984-2005Gulf War
Global War on Terrorism
Kent M. Nanney1985USMC1985-1991
Michael Notheis1986Army1987 - 1991Persian Gulf War
Randy Hall1986USMC6 years
Robert Hart1988Army23 years - Germany, Korea, IraqOperation Iraqi Freedom
Jamie Gravelle1988Air Force25 years - Still ServingOperation Northern Watch - Iraq
Molly Campbell-Keysor1989Ohio Air National Guard179th Airlift Wing
Sean Osborn1991Navy1991- 2011 retired 20 Yrs
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
Tim FitzGerald2000Army2008-2009Operation Iraqi Freedom
Clayton Carpenter2000Army12 years active duty
2 years Korea-overseas assignment
2 Combat Tours - Iraq
Dustin Perkins2001Coast Guard8 yearsOperation Iraqi Freedom
Anthony Woronec2002USMCOperation Iraqi Freedom
John Kieselbach 2002Army2002-2006Iraq
Joshua Franciscy2002Army12 YearsIraq
Bradley Franciscy2004Army2 Combat ToursIraq
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
Jacob Healy2008Army2007-2013Operation New Dawn

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