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Bill Sheads in the 1960s wearing a white coat instructing firemen on the best method to handle flammable liquid fires.

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Letter: Do You Remember the1941 Burke Wildfire?

Letter to the Editor

On Tuesday, March 6, 2012, I had the wonderful privilege of sharing stories of everything Burke, Virginia with a living history – Delbert "Bill" Sheads (88 years of age), born in Burke who has served our community as a member of the Greatest Generation, a soldier in WWII who landed in Omaha Beach on D-Day, and a firefighter who was the chief training officer for the fire department for Fairfax County.


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