50 Years a Firefighter

Albert Loehr Reflects on a Half-Century Fighting Fires in La Grange

La Grange Volunteer Fire Department presented longtime firefighter Albert Loehr with a 50-year membership pin at the department’s open house last month. Loehr joined the department on August 21, 1965. He was 27 years old.

“Kenny Ulrich from Electric Motor Company, who was in the fire department, used to stop at my father-in-law’s grocery store in Rutersville and have a couple beverages in the evening,” Loehr recalled. “I was there most every evening and one day he said ‘Why don’t you join the fire department? Stop by the fire station and pick up the application. We’ll get you fixed up and It’ll only cost you a dollar.’”


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