Meet the October graduates of Minnesota Legion College

By Tim Engstrom
Graduates of the October session of Minnesota Legion College at Camp Ripley are, front row, from left Jeffrey Dahlen of Freeborn Post 552, Dave Arend Jr. of Forest Lake Squadron 225, Joan Welscher of Bellechester Post 598 and Francis Wetterlund of Bellechester Post 598. In the middle row are Josh Fowler of St. Paul Arcade-Phalen Post 577, Andru Peters of Minneapolis Post 1, Brandy Fulton of Lino Lakes Post 566, Wendy Arend of Forest Lake Unit 225, Pat Logan of Bayport Post 491, Gregg Wilwert of St. Paul Park Post 98, Nathan Olson of New Prague Post 45 and Gabe Keith of St. Paul Post 8. In the back row are Michael Herbert of Bemidji Post 14, Kevin Kiernan of North Branch Post 85, Josh Axel of Hastings Post 47, Anthony Koop of Ironton Post 443, Dustin Speed of Hastings Post 47, Stu Sonnee of St. Paul Arcade-Phalen Squadron 577, John Huneke of Bellechester Post 598, Steve Welscher of Bellechester Post 598 and Tom McBroom Sr. of Elysian Post 311.
Instructors at Minnesota Legion College for the mid-October session at Camp Ripley were, from left, Joe Tappainer of Apple Valley Post 1776, Michael Ash of St. Paul Christie DeParcq Post 406, Amy Larsen of Lonsdale Post 586, Paul Edwards of Nisswa Post 627, Linda Dvorak of New Prague Post 45, Carla Tappainer of Apple Valley Post 1776 and Kelley Adelsman of Pine Island Post 184. Dvorak is the chairwoman of the Department Training Committee. Also on the Training Committee are Ash, Adelsman, Edwards and Joe Tappainer. Larsen and Carla Tappainer were guest instructors.