Tuesday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.

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 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 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.

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.

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