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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.

Full story: Iowa fire department honors its vintage firefighters




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Walter Waganka Walter Waganka Sunday, February 03, 2013 2:13:43 PM Congratulations FF Walt Berry, Capt. Dick Blunt! Well done Chief Bob Platts and Lt. Dave Nelson for taking the time to honour your retired veteran firefighters.
Pamela Estridge Shafer Pamela Estridge Shafer Sunday, February 03, 2013 2:16:20 PM Great story. My dad was a 35 yr vet of NNFD and I remember fondly watching him work as the son in this story did. Dad would have gotten a kick out of the title calling him "vintage".
Bill Henderson Bill Henderson Sunday, February 03, 2013 2:41:07 PM Congratulations FF Walt Berry, Capt. Dick Blunt! Well done Chief Bob Platts and Lt. Dave Nelson for taking the time to honour your retired veteran firefighters.
Diane Ogbourne Diane Ogbourne Sunday, February 03, 2013 3:50:49 PM WAY COOL! It is great that those wonderful men of days gone by were recognized. Wish all departments recognized those that servered before them!
Peter Warren Peter Warren Sunday, February 03, 2013 4:12:38 PM A wonderful story
Kent Klingenberg Kent Klingenberg Monday, February 04, 2013 3:32:49 PM What a great recognition to honor someone dedicated to duty and honor as this man. Absolutely, once a firefighter always a firefighter.

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