“Military Equipment Connections Between Wars,” is the topic for Big
Walnut Area Historical Society’s July 14th meeting. Richard Doritty
will present the evolution of the infantryman’s equipment from WWI
to the present. The program begins at 7:30 in the Myers Inn Museum
Meeting Room and is free to the public.
Doritty was born in Erie, Pa in 1941, graduated from Erie Technical
High School in 1959, entered the Air Force in 1960 where he served
with the 60th Fighter Interceptor Squadron as an electrician until
January 1964. He came to Columbus to work for Western Electric. He
attended Ohio Technical Instute where he earned an Associate Degree
in Electronic Technology. In 1967 Dick married Sharon and moved to
He has served time with the Sunbury Police Department and B.S.T. &
G. Fire Department. He is active in Sparrow Masonic Lodge and
American Legion Post #457. He supports and is actively involved with
many activities for military veterans.
To show the evolution of the equipment, Doritty will have an exhibit
of uniforms, eating equipment, personal equipment, combat gear,
specialty items and combat weapons.