Lloyd Petersen, Dakota Territory/Spearfish Normal, ’40
Petersen taught school in Beulah, Wyo., Nisland, New Underwood, and Custer. In 1941 he enlisted in the civilian pilot-training program and became a flight instructor in 1942. He was later stationed in Rapid City, Los Angeles and Vietnam. In 1970 Lloyd retired from the United State Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel. Petersen and his wife, Esther, established an athletic scholarship at the university in 1994.