Military Alumni

Military High School Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Adam McBride
Adam McBride
Class of 2001
Marine Corps, 8 Years

Correctional Officer at Camp Pendleton, CA
Al Rusk
Al Rusk
Class of 1970
National Guard, 9 Years

Iowa Air National Guard
Arthur Kallansrud
Arthur Kallansrud
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Total service time 41 tears USAF and USAF Res.
Retired E6 Jan.2010 Now live in Haysville, Ks.
Arthur Kallansrud
Arthur Kallansrud
Class of 1969
Air Force, 20+ Years

Retired after 41 years total service with USAF and AF Reserve
Bruce Berger
Bruce Berger
Class of 1978
National Guard, 20+ Years

Full time with US Army and Georgia Army National Guard, served in Germany, Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Comfort, Sultanate of Oman, Republic of Georgia, Hurricane Katrina, Atlanta Olympic Games, support staff to German, French Military, Ministry of Defense for the Republic of Georgia. Retired in 2006 after 25 years of service and now work as Defense Consultant.
Bruce Jochims
Bruce Jochims
Class of 1968
Army, 3 Years

Enlisted after graduating from the University of Iowa in 1972. After basic training at Ft. Jackson, SC, stationed at Ft. Benning, GA and Frankfurt, Germany.
Bruce West
Bruce West
Class of 1972
Navy, 10 Years

EM1 Electrician's Mate from 23 Aug 73-Sept 83
Chuck Thilges
Chuck Thilges
Class of 1984
Air Force, 20+ Years

Guam, Georgia, Germany, Indiana, South Dakota, Pennsylvania. Retired - Now VHA serving vets from all services.
Dan Renken
Dan Renken
Class of 1970
Air Force, 4 Years

Classified: Top Secret
Dan Zimmerman
Dan Zimmerman
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

AH-64A/D Longbow Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot. Served in Germany, Korea, Bosnia, Albania, Fort Bragg, Fort Hood and Fort Rucker.
Daniel Zimmermann
Daniel Zimmermann
Class of 1981
Army, 20+ Years

Active Duty 23yrs, 6mo. Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot for 18 yrs. Tank mechanic for 5yrs.
Dawn Harrison Witt
Dawn Harrison Witt
Class of 1985
Air Force, 5 Years

Administrative Specialist
Dawn M. Harrison Witt
Dawn M. Harrison Witt
Class of 1985
Air Force, 5 Years

Dawn Harrison joined the Air Force in 1984 on the delayed enlistment program and was based in California after graduation.
Dawn Taylor (Merrill)
Dawn Taylor (Merrill)
Class of 1990
Marine Corps, 15 Years

I have 15 plus years with the Marines an well as a little time in the Texas National Guard. Did a tour in Desert Storm, and was slated to go for Iraq Freedom.
Dennis Mandsager
Dennis Mandsager
Class of 1964
Navy, 20+ Years

Served on active duty from 1968 to 1998 as a surface line officer and judge advocate.
Doug vinnes
Doug vinnes
Class of 1965
Army, 2 Years

Army Medical Corp WBGH Army Hospital
Evelyn Engel Martin
Evelyn Engel Martin
Class of 1961
Army, 4 Years

Was stationed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC). Trained as neuropsychometrist.
Frederick E Reese II
Frederick E Reese II
Class of 1968
Navy, 4 Years

Served 4 years aboard the USS Coral Sea. Deceased 9/30/2011. Submitted by proud sister, Anne Reese Schalinske, Class 1968.
James Arthur Lloyd
James Arthur Lloyd
Class of 1964
Army, 3 Years

U.S. Army Veterinary Service, food inspector in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and Vietnam.
Jason Hamburger
Jason Hamburger
Class of 1988
Navy, 20+ Years

Recently retired as a Chief Petty Officer and moved back to Fort Dodge.

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Emily Hanson
Class of '07

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Camp Foster reunion Sept. 2011

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Our Fort Dodge High School military alumni are some of the most outstanding people we know and this page recognizes them and everything they have done! Not everyone gets to come home for the holidays and we want our Fort Dodge High School Military to know that they are loved and appreciated. All of us in Fort Dodge are proud of our military alumni and want to thank them for risking their lives to protect our country!