Class of 1952 Dedication
We, the students of Ambrose High School, take great pride in dedicating our 1951 yearbook to the memory of two former students who died fighting for our democracy.
Ordis A. Severson, an Aviation Radioman Third Class, was born at Ambrose, June 9, 1921. He received his education here and also attended the School of Forestry and the University of North Dakota.
He entered the Navy January 10, 1942, attended several navy schools, and was then stationed at Pearl Harbor until December of 1942. He lost his life on July 12, 1943, when the plane on which he was a member, made a crash landing in the Tulagi Harbor near Guadalcanal.
C. Everett Opperud, a corporal in the Eighth Army, Twenty-Fifth division, Twenty-Seventh regiment, was born at Ambrose, April 24, 1927. He received his education here and graduated with the class of 1945.
Two months following graduation he entered the armed service. He was sent to Germany, January 15, 1946 and spent forty-five months with the occupation forces there.
He was sent to Korea in August of 1951 and was fighting with the "Wolfhounds" when he made the supreme sacrifice April 4, 1950, near Chudong-ni, Korea.
We, as students, can find no words which will be sufficient to explain the praise these men deserve; we can only pray that the sacrifice they made was not in vain.
Class of 1952 Faculty
Class of 1952 Graduates
Class of 1952 History
In the fall of 1948, eight freshmen started their high school careers
in Ambrose High School. This group consisted of Melvin Nygard,
James Opperud, Dennis Thomte, Gary Eriksmoen, Richard Torgeson, James
Moxness, Beverly Ness, and Marlene Smith. Our teachers for our
initial year were Mr. and Mrs. Davy and Miss Strangstadlien.
From the 1952 AHS Viking Yearbook, courtesy of Merle Parsley
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