WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL Alumni
DAVID W. FAHNER (1961)
Dr., Lt Col USAF
David Fahner graduated from Wilson in 1961 and Lewis & Clark College in 1965. He went into the US Air Force in 1965 and in December became a 2d Lt. David was stationed at Fairchild AFB, WA near Spokane and flew as a Navigator on jet refueling planes, KC-135s.
In 1970 he left active duty but joined the AF Reserve and flew as a Navigator on C-141 Starlifter airplanes (this plane remains the main air cargo carrier of the military to this day). During reserve years until 1975 David attended Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA and after serving a small church on the Southern Oregon coast for two years in '75 and'76 returned to active duty as a chaplain in January 1977. He retired from chaplaincy as a Lt Colonel in 1993 from his last base, Mt. Home AFB, 50 miles from Boise, ID (he had overseas tours in Germany and Okinawa, Japan) and the US (Alabama, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho).
Dottie and David were married in 1979 (they met in the Air Force) and since retirement from the AF they have lived near her roots in Georgia.
David has a Masters degree from Fuller, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary (2000).
He recently retired from the Pleasant Hill Pres. Church near Winder, GA, and lives at 2301 Brooks Rd, Dacula, GA. Dottie and David adopted Joi, 10, from China in 2003, and Amy, 9, from a local county where we were foster parents. David has five other children, three in the Seattle area, and three grandchildren in that area).