Iowa fire department honors its vintage firefighters

90-year-old relives his exciting first day on the job in 1943


By Peggy Senzarino
Globe Gazette 

MASON CITY, Iowa — On Feb. 1, 1943, Walt Berry joined the Mason City Fire Department.

Seventy years later, Berry, 95, Mason City, was honored Friday with a reception and luncheon at the fire station.

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