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My Grandfather served on the Patrol before going over to CFD, where he became a Truck Lt. and later served as Presidnet of Local 2. Any chance you would have a copy of his service record withthe Patrol. Needless to say my father is a Patrol Buff with many badges, buttons and helmets from the Chicago Patrol. His a copy of his Dad's record woul be a nice addition to his collection. My Grandfather's name was James T. McGuire.
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I know your Dad and have sent him any and all info I have on your grandfather. I don't believe I had much because the service records I have are from 1932 and your grandfather went on the Patrol in the 40's or early 50's. I also have a roster from 1958 but by that time, he was on the CFD. Thanks for posting a message.
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Thanks for the quick response nice website.
Paula J. Sievert
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My father was on the Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol after WWII. I didn't ever have much information about his service with the Chicago Fire Department. I just knew that he volunteered and knew what he had to do when called. I can now show my family this web site. They'll be so proud. And, I'm so excited. I thought this was a forgotten history of the Chicago Fire dept. Any chance did Chicago keep a list of names of the volunteers? Thanks to all of you for keeping this history alive.
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