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Salute to Ranger Bob

Dayton Aviation's First Park Ranger Retires:

April 29, 2022 was Ranger Bob Petersen's last day at the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. Dozens of co-workers, friends and well wishers surprised him with a "clap out" ovation as he walked through the lobby on his way out of the building. He took the time to shake hands and thank each of the attendees, and say his good byes. He was presented with a hand made wooden model of the Wright Flyer by the park volunteer staff.



Bob's career with NPS began in 1982, and he came on board with the brand new Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park in 1995. Bob's knowledge, dedication, and friendliness has always made an impression, not only on visitors to the park, but to all of the NPS staff, volunteers, and partners of the park.



For more on Ranger Bob Petersen:


• See the story on the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park facebook page (CLICK HERE).


• Watch and listen to Ranger Bob Petersen as he explains how the Wright brothers' work in their 4th bicycle shop, now part of the park, cemented the site's legacy as the birthplace of aviation.

Click Here to link to the NPS page, and then start the video.



See more on the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park at www.nps.gov/daav

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