Diman Alumni from 1984

  • Christopher Ferreira - (email)

    Profile: Upon graduation, joined the US Army and moved to Ft. Lewis, WA. I was stationed in the 2/75th ranger battalion. I was reassigned to Berlin, Germany (while the wall was up) with the 4th battalion 502nd airborne. I was reassigned to the New England recruiting battalion with duty in New Bedford, Taunton, Fall River, and Woonsocket, RI. While assigned to the Fall River recruiting station, Diman was my school of responsibility. I volunteered for duty in southern California (Ft Irwin). I injured my shoulder playing softball for the All-Army team and decided that it was enough and got out. I have lived in southern California since 1996 and love the weather. I often wish that I still lived in Fall River until I walk outside in my yard and it is 80 degrees at nine in the morning. I am currently in the National Guard as the company first sergeant. I coach girls fast pitch softball and volunteer with Valley Christian Church. I have a degree from Big Bend Community College and University of Maryland but work as a manger at Conway Western Express (a very large trucking and transportation-ltl). I was married to the same girl I took to the prom until 1997. I am currently married to Shawn-Marie and I have three beautiful kids; Anthony Jonathen (14), Alyssa Nicole(12), And Colby Jillian(10).

    John Kilroy
    - Deceased

    Profile: Upon graduation, I joined the US Army reserves. After graduation from boot camp and AIT, I was attached to HHC 187th support Battalion, where I served for 3 years before transferring to the US Navy. I was assigned to the USS Fulton for 3 years on active duty. Here nick name, was the USS Never Sail, due to her age, she was not sent out to sea very often. I joined the Navy in hopes of going places and seeing things I would probably not get to see, but was stationed in New London CT instead. I was discharged from active service and served 6 years with the US Navy reserves attached to RNMCB battalion 12, detachment 0712, stationed out of New Bedford. I married and moved to Connecticut for 8 years. After my first wife and I divorced, I moved to Georgia and lived there for approximately another 8 years. Where I met my current wife, however she and I moved to Minnesota and lived there for another 8 years (are we seeing a pattern here??). After the death of my mother in law, my disabled father in law decided to retire and move to Arizona where we currently reside. We live approximately and hour and a half south east of Las Vegas. My wife and I have no children, but we do have two dogs. That’s pretty much all the children we need.

    George White

    Profile: Well everybody, basically I've been all over the world since I left Fall River in 1984. I joined the Air Force that September, and it's been non-stop since. Here's my life in brief since 84: Sep 84 - Oct 84 Air Force Basic Training, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX; Oct 84 - Jun 85 Technical School, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; Jun 85 - Oct 89 Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FL; Nov 89 - May 91 Wallace Air Station, San Fernando, La Union, Repuplic of the Philippines; May 91 - Jul 94 Luke AFB, Phoenix, AZ; Jul 94 - Feb 99 Aviano Air Base, Italy; Feb 99 - Jul 02 Eielson AFB, North Pole, Alaska (yes, that's right, North Pole); Aug 02 - Now Hurlburt Field, Fort Walton Beach, FL. Other places I've worked, visited, or just passed through: Panama, Honduras, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Germany, Azores, Austria, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City, Spain, England, France, Netherlands, Slovenia, Greece, Scotland, Ireland, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia ... and I think there's only 4 or 5 states I haven't set foot in (have lost track). I've also flown over Cuba and Egypt, but still haven't been there. By trade I'm radar maintenance, working various Air Traffic Control systems like you'd see spinning at the airport ... they break it I fix it. I've also worked counternarcotics missions in Central and South America, aerial refueling coverage for the war in Bosnia/Yugoslavia, air defense for the Philippines and Italy, and my time in Saudi was for patrolling of the southern Iraqi No-Fly zone. Now I'm a Project Test Manager; I test and evaluate new electronic systems (communications, radar, homeland defense, etc.) being developed for the USAF. Those 4 years of Diman electronics were useful! On the personal side, I was married in 86, then happily divorced in 89. After 13 years of saying "Never Again", in Mar 02 I married a beautiful Italian doctor (Roby) who I met in 94 while living in Italy (her sister was my neighbor and introduced us). She speaks great English and I speak a pretty good Italian, so we should do okay. I'm also happy to say that we're expecting our first kid right around the end of November '03... gonna be a daddy! The master plan is to retire back in Italy, probably in Tuscany (I can retire in 2004 if I want to, that's 20 years), raise a few kids and do photography/photojournalism on the side to keep busy. Can't say enough how big the world out here is; if you ever get the chance to see it, don't even hesitate. There's a lot more to life than Fall River Massachusetts! Drop me an e-mail anytime

    David Xavier

    Profile: Been married (take 2) now for 7 years to my great wife Lorna, she has to be wonderful to put up with me. I have 2 children a daughter who is graduating this year from Diman (Health Careers) and a son just applying to Diman for his freshman year (he hopes to follow my footsteps in electronics) . I still live in Fall River and have worked at American Dryer Corp for the last 6 years traveling around the world doing service work for them. I have stayed in my Diman trade of electronics. It's great to see this list here of other class mates and hope to see more names in the future. When I do get a free moment I spend it in the outdoors fishing and boating.