Patrick Kasperbauer

Pat Kasperbauer, U.S. Army Major retired, was born and raised on a farm near Manning, Iowa. He farmed and attended Iowa State University until enlisting in the Army in 1964.

He attended officer candidate school and was commissioned as an Artillery 2nd Lieutenant in 1965. He earned a Bachelors degree in Business from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of Southern California.

Army assignments included: Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri; Ft. Sill, Oklahoma; Ft. Wainwright, Alaska; Ft. Sill, Oklahoma; 25th Division, Vietnam; Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey; U.N.O. Omaha, Nebraska; USARV Headquarters, Vietnam; White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; NORAD, Phoenix, Arizona; Tooele Army Depot, Utah; Headquarters, United Nations Command, Korea, ROTC, Bemidji, Minnesota; ROTC, Omaha, Nebraska.

Military decorations include: Good conduct medal, Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal; air Medal with clusters; Aircraft Crewman's Badge, Bronze Star with clusters; Valorous Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Citation; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry; Vietnam Civic Action Honor medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal with clusters; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; Army Commendation Medal with clusters; Vietnamese Signal Corps Badge; Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon and the NCO Professional Development Ribbon.

Since leaving the Army in 1984 he has been employed at the Glenwood State Hospital-School as Director of Personnel and the Director of Administrative Services.

He is active in the Reserve Officers Association, holding both chapter and State offices, and is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Pat and wife Kathy have four children and five grandchildren.

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