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CHVFD Provides Support at 37th Presidential Inauguration

Ambulance 59 provides support during the 37th Presidential Inauguration for President Richard M. Nixon’s second term. On the evening of January 19, the ambulance crew staffed a first aid station back stage at the Kennedy Center where a program was held featuring many entertainers. Bob Hope was the Master of Ceremonies for this program and spent a lot of time talking with the crew back stage. The morning of the January 20, Ambulance 59 was positioned along the parade route on Pennsylvania Avenue. Several transports were made that day for protesters that had clashed with the police. The crew for these events included David Duquette, William Strahorn, James McClelland and Thomas Yowell.