Harvey L. Dahline

Army Badge
  • Name: Harvey L. Dahline
  • Location of Birth: Remer, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: March 21, 1933
  • Date of Death:
  • Parents: Hazel Mannes
  • High School and Class: 9th grade - GED
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: T SGT (Technical Sergeant) - E-5
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: 1949
  • Place Sworn In: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: September 29, 1952
  • Place of Discharge: Camp Carson, Colorado
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    1949 Minnesota National Guard, Company D, 136th Infantry Regiment, 47th Division
    January 16, 1951 Inducted into the regular army because of the Korean Conflict
    Training at Camp Rucker, Alabama
    1952 Shipped to Korea - Company D, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division
    September 29, 1952 Honorable Discharge
  • Military Awards:
    Combat Infantrymen Badge
    Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star
    United Nations Service Medal

  • Military Highlights:
    In 1949, Harry and I joined the Minnesota National Guard, Company D, 136th Infantry Regiment, 47th Division. In a year or more, on January 16, 1951, we were inducted into the regular army because of the Korean Conflict. After training for some time at Camp Rucker, Alabama, I was shipped, in 1952, to Korea where I was to serve as a Tech Sergeant in a machine gun platoon in Company D, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division where we saw action along the 38th parallel almost in the center of Korea. In the early summer we were taken from our combat positions back close to the city of Pusan to help quell the riots that were taking place in the North Korean prisoner of war camps. Shortly after that we were returned to our combat positions. On September 29, 1952, I was discharged after having served 3 years, 3 months, and 8 days.

  • Wars Involved:
    Korean Conflict

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Harry, my twin brother, and I came to Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1949 after having been in the welfare system for several years.

    Within three years of my discharge from the service, I joined the Grand Rapids, Minnesota Police Department where I was to spend the next 40 years. My two most notable acts, perhaps were:
    (1) Apprehending the shooter at the Grand Rapids High School in 1966, which was the first high school shooting in Minnesota.
    (2) Entering a house to capture Audi Fox, the killer of Deputy Sheriff Beefy Lawson in 1981.

    In 1987, I was appointed Chief of Police in Grand Rapids and served in that position until retiring in 1995.

    Since retirement, I have written two books--"Dedication to Duty" (a book of true stories that happened while serving 40 years on the police force, and "Can Murder Be Justified?" (a book of fiction stories).

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