Alan Clark Fisher
Liberty Memorial High School
Alan was horn in Globe, Kansas about 25 miles SW of Lawrence. He attended Rural Grade Schools in Douglas County of Brubaker, Lone Star, and India. He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1940, The Lawrence Business College in 1941 and The University of Kansas with a BS degree in Business in 1949.
He had quite an interesting military career from 1942 until 1945.
He was in the Army ROTC at Kansas University then attended basic training in Arkansas and was in the Army Specialized Training Program at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He was assigned to the 104 Infantry Division at Camp Carson, Colorado before embarking for duty in Europe in August on the U.S. George Washington, in convoy. He landed in Cherbourg France and was transferred to Division Headquarters to serve as a clerk in Casualty Section. He served in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany until the end of the German War in May 1945. He embarked by ship for the US and after a short time in California was discharged.
He finished his work at the University earning a degree in 1947. Following that, he took a job with the American Legion Department Headquarters, in Topeks as the Activities Director.
He took a job at Reuter Organ Company in Lawrence in 1949 where he worked until he retired in November of 1994. Upon retirement, Reuter Organ Company presented him with a paid trip to Europe where he could visit the sites where he served during the war.
Alan has been an extremely active member of American Legion Post #14 since 1946. Through the years he has been elected Post Commander 3 times. He also coached and managed the Baseball team from 1949 to 1955. He continued to be active in various programs there such as Boy's State, Cadet Law, Sports Shoot Team, Pancake Feed, Military Funeral Services, Avenue of Flags. He promoted construction and funding of the Freedom Flame Monument in Veterans Plat, Oak Hill Cemetery.
He a has served a Chaplain of the Second District of Kansas and was named outstanding worker of the Year by American Legion Second District of Kansas.
He researched and wrote the History of Dorsey-Liberty Post 14 from its founding in 1919 until 2002. It is published and on file at the National Headquarters in Indianapolis and at the Lawrence Public Library.
In 1999 Alan was named "Substantial Citizen" by the Lawrence Kiwanis Club.
He has been a volunteer and Lawrence Memorial Hospital Escorts since 1999.