March 2018

February 28, 2018

Dear Grapevine:

My name is Audrey Kay Rich. I am the widow of Albert W. Rich. You sent such a wonderful Yearbook. I was very pleased and proud to be a member of the LAFD family.

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February 2018

January 31, 2018

Los Angeles Firemen’s Relief Association,

I’m Camille Sander. I raised $302 for the Windows and Orphans Firemen’s Fund. My dad is a fireman and has earned the Medal of Valor.

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January 2018

December 31, 2017

My LAFD yearbook arrived in the mail today, what a terrific book! Both of you, as well as the Relief Association, should be commended for producing such a great historical album

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November 2017

October 31, 2017

ear Mayor Garcetti,

My wife and I were at the Route 91 concert last night in Las Vegas. You have a LAFD hero named Michael Mandahl who was at the event.

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September 2017

August 31, 2017

Andy Kuljis,

Your column in the August 2017 edition of the Grapevine was very informative. It reminds us to look forward so that we can take care of those that we love.

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August 2017

July 31, 2017

Dear Andy,

Please accept this donation to the Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund in the name of Rudy Concha.

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July 2017

June 30, 2017

Dear Editor:

The article submitted by Frank Borden in the February issue of the Grapevine about the dam breaks was great. I commend him on his accuracy.

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June 2017

May 31, 2017


Ron [Dorn] was assigned to 5’s when I was an engineer at 63’s. He was the guy who would always help exchange our bottles or help us get our station supplies.

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May 2017

April 30, 2017


Rest in Peace Billy Jack (Billy J. Miser). You certainly deserve that. You are one the kindest people I have ever known. And you could outfly me 365 days a year.

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April 2017

March 31, 2017

Dear Employees of LAFRA,

Thank you for the lovely plant you sent in memory of Dennis [Mendenhall]. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Many of you were able to attend the service

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