Detroit Lakes native Cade Dennis Benson has graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy with a degree in civil engineering.

He is currently attending flight school at Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla.

Benson is a 2015 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School. He is the son of Greg and Nicole Benson, and the grandson of Dennis and Corrine Dallmann and Wayne and Jean Benson.

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy, one of the nation's five federal service academies, is located on the west bank of the Thames River in Connecticut. Each year, the Academy graduates about 200 newly commissioned officers to lead the smallest branch of all the U.S. Armed Forces.

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