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Cold Warriors: 1959

Cold Warriors: 1959

As part of some kind of civil service, RCA sent my father and other employees to Hammonton, New Jersey in June, 1959 to take a course in Heavy Rescue that was put on by the State of New Jersey Division of Civil Defense and Disaster Control. The back of this photo lists the names of each of these men and their jobs. One is Assistant Chief Ray Dobbs of the Collingswood Fire Company, two are foremen from RCA’s Camden, NJ plant. Tony DiMaggio (standing, far right) was with the Camden police. My father is on the bottom row, next to the last position, if you count the far left as the first. His normal attire was a suit and tie, definitely not coveralls and a hard hat. I can only assume the attire was borrowed for this training exercise because he never owned any clothes like that. View full size.

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