Coming in July 2020. . . .

Military Equipment Connections Between Wars
presented by Richard Doritty

“Military Equipment Connections Between Wars,” is the topic for Big Walnut Area Historical Society’s July Program. Richard Doritty will present the evolution of the infantryman’s equipment from WWI to the present. The program is available on YouTube via a link on the website, It is free to the public.

To show the evolution of the equipment, Doritty will show an assortment of uniforms, eating equipment, personal equipment, combat gear, specialty items and combat weapons.   He will  show how they evolved.

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 Institute where he earned an Associate Degree in Electronic Technology.  In 1967 Dick married Sharon and moved to Sunbury.

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.

This is the second BWAHS program brought to the BWAHS via YouTube. “We appreciate the presenters working with us to bring these programs to you,” noted Roger Roberts, chairman of the Program committee. The first program about Eli Whitney was presented in June and had 80 viewers - almost three times the viewers who can get together in the Myers Inn Meeting Room.

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