The 2015 WaterFire Salute to Veterans

WaterFire Ignites Rhode Island Radio Show –
underwritten by National Grid
supported by Lifetime Medical
Hosted by Bronwyn Dannenfelser

On to day’s show we talked about this weekend’s upcoming event: The 2015 Waterfire Salute to Veterans with the following guests:

1.) David Graves, media relations specialist at National Grid. David, also an Army Veteran, talked about National Grid’s commitment to the armed services and veterans and the many different ways that National Grid supports Veterans, through their hiring programs and support programs for employees serving in the National Guard.

2.) Robert (Bob) Dalton:Enlisted -U.S.Air Force Feb. 2, 1953. Bob did two tours of duty in Guam, Oct. 1954 – Jan. 1955, April 1956 – July 1956. He was a crew chief on a B-36 Super Bomber.

Bob will be at the Salute to Veterans with his organization on Saturday. His organization: The Sampson Air Force Base Veterans Association – Rhode Island Squadron is a non-profit organization composed principally of veterans who did their basic training at Sampson Air Force Base during the period 1950 – 1956 when the base was active.

They have a Monument Committee whose members are working to build an Air Force Monument at the Veterans Cemetery in Exeter, RI The Air Force is the only branch of service that does not have a monument.

3.) The Rev. Dr. Richard Dannenfelser – Vietnam Veteran who was the head of an army LRRP team in Vietnam describes his experience as a soldier and Veteran.

Visit the WaterFire Salute to Veterans website to learn more about Saturday’s event.


Episode Segments

Part 1 – David Graves

Part 2 – Bob Dalton

Part 3 – Rev. Dr. Richard Dannenfelser

Episode 49 – Broadcast: November 4th, 2015 | Featured image: In Memory of All Military Personnel. Photo Jessica Ho.

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