Eugene HamreEugene Arthur Hamre was born February 28, 1931, on the family farm near Leonard, ND, to Arthur and Anna (Meier) Hamre. Eugene was raised in that area where he attended rural schools for his education.
At the age of seventeen, Eugene entered the armed forces and served four years with the 82nd Airborne. Following his discharge, he moved to Minneapolis, MN. Eugene moved to Seattle, WA, in 1956, and worked for Boeing Aircraft and later for one of their subsidiaries as a supervisor. Eugene was married for a time.