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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Eddie Fielder's Last Day on the Job and Retirement Party

Captain Eddie Fielder's retirement party was last night at Hooters. We had a great time and enjoyed some good stories and maybe a couple of beers.
Hooters announced Eddies Retirement on the sign out front

All of the guys got together for a picture. L-R Rhett Fleitz, Travis Collins, Zak Obenchain, Lynwood English, Jeff Proulx, Eddie Fielder, Teddy Adkins (in the very back), Jeremy Bennington, David Bishop, Todd Harris (in the very front), Chris Elmore (back), Sam Stump (front), Jim Mone, and Ben Obaugh.

The members of the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department all chipped in to get Eddie this bugle on a pedestal. The engraving reads:
Captain Eddie Fielder
In Recognition of 23 Years of Dedication
To the Roanoke Fire - EMS Department
Congratulations and Best Wishes on
Your Retirement
September 17, 1984 - November 1, 2007

Todd Harris presents Eddie with a retirement gift

On the night of Eddie's last day at Station 13, the guys invited his wife, Cathy, in for a steak dinner. Standing in the back are Trevor Shannon and Jim Mone. Clockwise from the front left are: David Bishop, Jeremy Bennington, Cathy Fielder, Eddie Fielder, Joe Hodgin, Chris Elmore, Sam Stump, and Zak Obenchain. The dinner was also for Zak Obenchain who was leaving Station 13 to go to work at Station 2.

Station 13 C-Shift on the last day of Eddie's Career. L-R Firefighter Zak Obenchain, Firefighter Chris Elmore, Captain Eddie Fielder, Lieutenant Rhett Fleitz, Lieutenant Jeremy Bennington, 1st Lieutenant Sam Stump, Captain David Bishop (taking the helm at station 13 C-shift due to Eddie's departure), and Firefighter Lynwood English.

The dinner crowd for the evening: Standing - FF Zak Obenchain, FF Chris Elmore, Battalion Chief Dale Barker, Captain Eddie Fielder, Lt. Jeremy Bennington, FF Jim Mone. Kneeling - Lt. Rhett Fleitz, 1st Lt. Sam Stump, Captain David Bishop, FF Lynwood English.

Eddie Fielder and his wife Cathy in front of Engine 13


Anonymous said...

Eddie, congrats on retirement. Sorry I missed the going away dinner. Stay safe and be healthy at the beach!

Mike A

Anonymous said...

Damn Rod, whats with the gut in the first picture! Looks like you ate Rhett.


Anonymous said...

AND at the party we found out that Bocock is a HUGE Madonna fan and Proulx loves the Backstreet Boys. Those 2 fans helped us kick butt in music trivia.

Anonymous said...

And that Rhett's milkshake brings all the boys to the yard...

damn right, its better than yours.

Anonymous said...

I hear another one retired today as well, is it true?