Shenandoah Valley News > Archives > News > Dinsmore served in Army before time as educatorhttp://www.southwestiowanews.com/articles/2011/05/02/shenandoah/news/doc4dbeba15c49f8335757033.txtFor 34 years, Harold Dinsmore educated students within the Farragut Community School District as a math and science teacher, coach, and driver’s education instructor, but before his days of teaching the Periodic Table of Elements, he was a chaplain’s assistant in the Army.
“It was a good experience, but I wouldn’t want to do it again,” chuckled Dinsmore.
Raised in rural Coin, Disnmore graduated from Coin High School in 1951 – with 17 students in his class.
After high school, he had the opportunity to go to California and while there, work on a 12,000 acre grape ranch as a plummer. He had decided early in high school to go to college, so in the fall of 1951, he came back to enter Northwest Missouri State University.