In Memoriam—Chief Earl Dalton

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In Memoriam
Chief Earl Dalton (Feb. 5, 1920 — August 4, 2015)
On the morning of the Saint Vincent fire on January 28, 1963, Chief Dalton of Latrobe’s Volunteer Fire Department was the first volunteer fireman to reach campus. He spent the next twelve hours courageously fighting the fire to save Saint Vincent. In the days following the fire he comforted the Saint Vincent community with the words: “Take care. Don’t worry. A bigger and better Saint Vincent is in the making.” Chief Dalton was honored with the Presidential Medal of Honor from Saint Vincent College on January 28, 2013, in gratitude for his invaluable service and bold leadership.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to:

Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 172
Latrobe, PA 15650

Saint Vincent Archabbey
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650

Latrobe Presbyterian Church
428 Main Street
Latrobe, PA 15650

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